Oddly I don't enjoy crafting in any game... until I got into this beta. It's really fun. The problem I have is it seems I will want to craft more than I will want to fight. There's loads to do in both areas, but maybe it's because it's so restricted and doesn't seem so camp friendly. Or I just haven't found one yet. Mobs respawn really quick, but for a lower level any way it seems there's too many sheep and not enough rats. Obviously everything can and most likely will change.
Overall I'm very impressed with the game though. Some minor optimizations and I'll be sold. Not that it matters. I'm going to pay my monthly fee amd hope for the best for a minimum of a year like I do with most MMOs.
I did the Beta for PotBS and it's only just recently become a game I'd want to play all the time. Sadly for them, it's too late for me and many others. DDO, same thing... though it becoming F2P might bring me back at some point. WAR... well I thought it was the causal friendly P2P MMO I needed in my life, but soon learned that it wasn't a few months in.
After all the MMOs I've been through, only 2 hold a very special place in my heart. Shadows of Yserbius/Fates of Twinion (and that game was BARE!, it was the community. Options were sooo limited, but it was my first) & FFXI.
I have high hopes for XIV, and from BETA alone I have a feeling that within a year I shouldn't be dissapointed.
FFXI:Sylph - Perrin 75 Hume THF; Retired (At least from my use any way)
EVE Online:ScraperX; Retired
WAR:IronClaw- Peryn SW;SkullThrone- Grymloc BO; Retired