I haven’t tried it, but after reading a bit over at Keen & Graev’s, I kind of wanted to. Then I read up on it on wikipedia and read something I haven’t had nightmares about since Diablo 1:
Unrestricted PVP (i.e. gank as you please) and full looting (lose your stuff to the ganker when you die).
Apparently gear isn’t the emphasis – skills are far more weighty – but still…it’s your freakin gear. And that’s not the best part.
There is a tutorial on how to buy the game.
That’s right. They are force-staggering players joining the game by selling a certain number each day (but not every day, and not at the same time).
So let’s recap, shall we?
Unrestricted PvP. Lose all your stuff when you die to the way over-leveled jerkbag that killed you. And you had to make a special effort to buy the damned game.
It’s a shame, since the idea of classless/skill-based advancement (a la Elder Scrolls) was sort of appealing to me. Perhaps I’m selling this game short, but honestly…I don’t suspect that I am.