Since my last 2 reviews were less than cheery, I'll go ahead and throw out a good. I actually enjoyed Perfect World International. And no not just because I got a choice to play some cute cat looking girl. I actually enjoyed the gameplay and content.
Character customization is unique and personal with slide bars and millions of combinations, even down to makeup.
Questing is easy with the ability to track them on the minimap
Trading is easy, with the ability to set up shop anywhere you want.
Good overall storyline to follow
Premade looks for avatars if you don't feel like fooling with the scrollers
The ability and stat spenderature is fool proof
Genies assist you with added bonus' and abilities
Portals and bankers at every town and city
Dungeon running is smooth and there's always someone willing to run you through them
Guilds are friendly and fun communities
The item shop offers permanent items more than time limit items
Gathering is easy to find and collect
When setting up shop you have to physically be there if you don't put it in the auction house
When gathering you have to be a certain level to gather certain materials (that's character level, not crafting level)
Certain races can only be certain things
Customization only really looks good if you choose a premade style
Certain towns or cities wont port to other locations
After awhile of gameplay the graphics can get glichy, causing you to restart your comp to dump cache (or whatever else is causing it)
Some quests can be completed with either gathered materials or by buying things in the item shop (which is easier compaired to some of the mats you have to collect)
Regardless, this game is an excellent one, especially because it's free to play. It's pretty well balanced and if you like WoW and understand it's mexhanics you'll be well off in this game. Thumbs up boys and girls!