Since the OK has been given to post beta content, here's some of my impressions as a miqote botanist.
First of all the graphics are amazing and so far things run smoothly for the most part, even with several hundred other players around me. I scored 1,700 on a laptop.
The gathering system is very fun and is interactive, with little "mini-games" for logging and fishing and all that. Not just simply pressing a button and waiting.
The cutscenes are amazing, so are the character expressions and emotions. For players who roleplay, I doubt that you will find another MMO that's as good for that as this one. This is one of the most, if not the most, immersive games I've ever played in my life.
I haven't really tried the battle system yet apart from getting my **** kicked from a rat since I'm a botanist and all, but it seems really fun.
You guys will like the game.
Edit 2: Servers (may be beta-exclusive)
Edited, Aug 11th 2010 11:14pm by Rjain