the augmentation system, the crafting system, the dragon system: all these game mechanics have at least 3 or 4 layers to them that i never would have thought of or expected. its quite a pleasant surprise and worth having a peek i think since its F2P (although i personally find it to be P2W as well, more on that in another post).
you can have as many dragons as there are slots. and there are 6 slots of possible storage in a kennel like arrangement and then 6 possible slots you can have personally open and using.
just as in EQ2 you can harvest whatever mats you wish and as far as i can tell you can take as many of the crafting professions as you wish. now before you complain about that, think for a moment the kind of effort it would take to do those on simply one character. alts are hard enough, but at least they offer some variety in the game experience while you are leveling up your crafting.
now, the crafting is not in a minigame format. it is, sadly, simply insert tab A into slot B and proceed. however, there are plenty of variations you apparently can add to what you are making with other ingredients.
there is also quite a few ways to alter your character's appearance during character creation. nowhere near the extreme level of Aion, but who wants that >.<? height, chest, shoulders, facial features and bone structure are all adjustable along with others. you choose one face and then modify it. the hair of course is limited but you can color it.
the dragon system is interesting as well. first you must capture your dragon, this is a minigame where you mount the dragon and break it in by tapping your WASD keys trying to keep an icon as close to the inside of an onscreen circle as possible. you can fail. it helps to beat the beast down a bit before trying to tame it. not only does your level affect your ability to tame, but so does one of your character's stats: Charisma. finally, someone found a good use for that one >.>
after taming your dragon can be summoned in one of two ways. first as a mount. and yes some walk, some glide, some fly and you get your first one at level 10. im not certain, but my dragon does seem to tire after flying for a while and begins to glide more and more. perhaps someone else can fill me in on that.
the second type of summoning is as a fighting companion. in this instance each dragon can only be present for 3 minutes before it tires and retreats. you can summon them again in another 1 minute, i believe. however, if you have all your personal slots opened you can summon one dragon after another in rotation. of course, each dragon has different combat abilities and styles of fighting.
now, when your dragon is in the Lair (or Stable for you WoW folks) you can pay to have it train or even provide certain services for you. this system seems to be much like the Leadership skill in Neverwinter. at the completion of tasks you have assigned it you receive certain benefits and/or items. one thing your dragons can do is harvest for you while you are out adventuring with your other dragons.
so as you can see the game, just at my level of ignorance, whether you like its mechanics or not, is rather complex and not as trivial as it might first appear.
the game does look like an Asian grinder and perhaps it is at some point in the game. however, in the meantime there are plenty of other things you can do while you level.