Well I don't know if it helps, but I just started a few days ago. The combat system, at least for the time being, is very different and the game at times feels a touch poorly optimized (performance wise). Like every MMO it has issues (there isn't one that doesn't have them), but for me, it has something that I haven't had since vanilla wow and ffxi release. When I fired this game up and started playing, the charm of it just took over. It doesn't quite play the same as any other on the market. I actually really like that. Like ffxi my one toon can do any job I want him to, if I am willing to take the time to do it. I hope you like it as much as I do.