Thought i would share my opinions on the game as it stands now, 12 days before release.
1. Leve system is terrible, i can see what they were going for with this style of quest giving, but its far too limiting to be of any use. 48 hour cooldown on trades i could live with, but only holding 8 leves at a time is annoying, especially if you are trying to level jobs from different fields, Botnist, archer, and weaving for example, there just isnt enough to go around.
2. AH, or lack thereof, no excuses here im sorry, every mmo on the market has a central trading system like this, and for it to be left out is absurd, before anyone says anything yes, i know there are plans to implement this, but thats like giving you the tires to the new car you just bought weeks after you bought it.
3. Graphics are pretty, but not optimized, to be honest im not sure who to blame for this, the developers or the video card driver manufacturers, lag is awful in towns, and uses way too many system rescources due to bad coding, memory leaks abound !
4. Job switching on the fly is a neat idea, but not really practical in any given situation. However i do like the cross class skill using, that is a neat idea.
Without making a long drawn out post here, <and there are a few more flaws i could mention> the game feels half done, and not ready for retail release, i almost regret beta testing it as it going to cause me to cancel my pre-order due to dissapointment.
I see potential in the game, and i would like to think that down the line it will become more polished, and balanced, i have faith in that. As it stands now however the sheer lack of anything to do but GRIND turns me off, i will be waiting a few months to a year to actually subscribe to this game, and hopefully by then, my issues with the game will have been adressed.