Yes, the graphics really are that good.
No, I'm not quitting WoW or anything. BUT, I discovered this game and have been following it for the last few weeks, during which their closed beta ended and the open beta was being planned. I missed out on closed beta, but I did get into open beta almost as soon as I submitted my email. This weekend is the start of the open beta, which ends on Monday. Then next Friday their will be an early release for pre-orderers, and the game officially launches on May 1st.
Now that the details are done, what about the actual game?
Short answer- I am loving it so far. The first toon I started, a slayer, got up to level 7 before I decided to try another class, so I had to delete him (only 1 char allowed per server in beta) and rerolled him as a warrior. Slayers are melee DPSers that run around with huge flipping swords, while warriors are more of a tank class. They use light armor- in this case leather- so they are more of an evasion tank than a face-shield, but I'm really liking the gameplay so far. New guy is now level 9 and not quite out of the starting zone, but he's getting close, and I'm hoping to get him at least close to 20-ish before the beta's over. Haven't actually bought it yet, but if I do a pre-order (which I can do anytime before the game actually launches) then I get a white horse mount and some extra items for my toons.
The only thing holding me back right now is that it's a subscription game, and since I just cancelled my sub to Rift, I'm not really looking forward to having to pay another monthly fee. On a plus side, pre-orders come with a free month of game time, so I could just use that up, then decide if it's really a keeper.
Still have a week to decide what I want to do, and for the moment I'm just enjoying the game. I've already planned out a few alts I'd like to make, though the warrior's such a blast that I'm pretty sure he'll be my "main". And speaking of him, how about a few screenshots to finish off with?
Relaxing at one of the quest hubs.
My warrior Dharius.
Waterfaaaalllll...(that is slayer-Darius, note the huge flipping sword. >.>)
Shot from the opening cinematic. Yes, those are pegasi.
Piglings are cute... in a weird way. XD
And on a totally unrelated note... Blogger has completely changed EVERYTHING here and now I feel lost. Wheee.
P.S. Roebar is up to 50!! :D