Ok just abit of back info on myself, i have been playing mmo's for 10 years and some change, i started with eq and have played just about everything just about up until know.
So i have a co worker that plays this game and he says it ok and they are doing better with it even though everyone i have talked to and everything i have read says its terrible but i give it the benefit of a doubt.
So i start a character lastnight (yes iam new and this is a perspective from someone that is new) and it goes ok, no real direction as to where to go or what to do from the start so i mill around click on people till i finally get a guy that tells me to run out to the first area. So i head out there, knowing he gave me a "quest" to go kill some rats, well i go out there and run around for an hour looking for those "rats" and i dont see any, so i give up and just start killing anything that moves. I finally get bored and roll a new character, at this time i did not know that you could play all class's with one character, so i start another one and i get the quest again and head out there and accidently click something right and the "quest" starts and my mini map lights up with a direction and such. So that goes so so and iam liking it abit.
So today i get home from work early and i log in ready to go. Well find a link shell with some nice people that endure my many questions. So iam back at the original guy running around click again and i find someone that gives out more "quests" so cool i grab them and head out to the little area again, i know now what to do since my blunder last night, so i complete the "quests" and then i find out afterwards i cant turn them in for 36 hours or something.
So that was my first frustration tonight, then i got to looking at the mechanics of the game. I mean really, to change an item out on my character i have to click the menu (or whatever its called), then click gear then click the slot i want to turn out, then a list of items for the slot show up (which i dont need because i know what i want to put there) so then i have to click the item in the list just to change 1 piece of gear out. When all i should have to do is open my inventory (going through the many clicks described above) and the item should swap out and iam good, but not thats not possible.
The more i look at this game the more i can see why not many people are playing it, iam not looking for wow, which i hate, but come on this is 2010 this shoudl be basic stuff, heck eq had it back in the start of all this (yes i know uo was there first :) )
The game is visually stunning ill give it that and it runs very well on my machine and the idea of being able to play all the class's as far as i know on one character is really nice but why do they have to put all this extra crud on it, its like taking a pile of manure and dropping it ontop of a beautifull rose, turns it to **** and thats how i feal about this game at the moment.
Even the combat so far is clunky, when i click on an icon to nuke something i shouldnt have to decide right then in combat if i want it to be an AE attack then click the mob again that i was originally targeting before i click the nuke in the first place. I will say pugilist was alot of fun for me i might switch to it but i dont know right now.
Sorry iam just venting some frustration, i thought i was going to enjoy this game but after tonight iam not too sure that will be the case.
Please be gentle :)