My wife and I canceled our pre-orders today. We’re still interested in the game, but our $150 will be better spent on, well, ANYTHING else for October. I’ll be watching zam closely to see how the game develops. It’s not ready for prime time yet, and I’m not going to spend my time messing around while SE finishes/refines the game. The AH problems and the horrible bugs I can’t deal with. I like playing full screen, but every time I tab out of the game to check a recipe online, the game crashed on me. The lag is unbearable, and I’m not convinced it’s debug code any more. The other gripes I have have also all been mentioned here, stat problems, surplus, repair mechanics, and the overall lack of ingenuity in the UI all make the game well…not fun to play. I know it will get ironed out, but I would rather play after it’s better, and not now because my time is at a premium and the level of frustration we had playing the beta really turned us off to the experience.
Hope to see you all around again soon – happy gaming!