I haven't decided to buy the damn game yet, not only because birthday money from Mommy is precious (I need to use some of it to cut off this elf hair to donate to Locks of Love, and to buy things like new dog tags) but because I am up to my ears in games right now. Well, I am ALWAYS up to my wears in games.
My online Brit B.F.F. (besides Shuttler and the VanMatLock boys) Jay Jay the Wonder Biscuit (which means cookie in their language) has told me that it is a lot of fun, and that plenty of players from Vanguards' Sartok server are playing it in groups. (If I am lucky, I will play and be called "SOE fanboi" over and over as they "rape" me.) Other than that, I would love to be able to sneak around. The simple act of disabling overhead names means that you can actually hide from players. Jay Jay told me that he actually heard horses approaching, hid in the bushes like a baby, and they rode past.
I want to play so that I can spy...just poke around spying on people like some kind of Orcish peeping tom. Maybe my information would be handy to someone, but maybe not. Either way, it'd be fun not having to worry about level and stuff, and playing in combat that (from what I know) plays a lot likeSpellborn.
At the very least, I would get a months use of of the thing. After that, PVP wears thin, unless of course the community supports role-playing factions and "Immersion" style playing (not using voice chat to help spy, stuff like that.) But I doubt it. I would bet that there is practically no one role-playing in the game. I always hear players tell me that they know of role-players, but not one has told me that they do it themselves. Kind of like the answer you get when you ask "...who just farted??"
Anyway, we'll see. The game does look beautifully brown, kind of like that new Terminator movie. Looks nice, though, so maybe I can skip donating my hair to cancer ridden children to buy access to a magical world beyond imagination (tm.)