tablet_user, on 30 December 2010 - 04:55, said:
played it today. Not bad as long as its free cause if not i can just play RoM. same thing different name.
I believe their FAQ says it will have a subscription on release.
As for the game itself, it was definitely interesting, with the multiclass system (you get up to 3 subclasses of your main class, and can mix and match skills from all 3 to customize your class in a way), but the multiclass system seemed kind of repetitive. The first class combination I made, I started with blade dancer, then went riftstalker or whatever, and it seemed like the skills were identical almost. They had different damage types, but they did virtually the same damage and worked in the same way. Then I went Ranger Bard after that which was pretty cool, slow damage but at a certain point your main damage skill heals you while it does damage, so you essentially kill slower than the more direct damage classes, but you constantly heal yourself while killing. You also get a pet due to the Ranger class which can tank an additional mob long enough for you to kill the one attacking you then kill the mob attacking your pet.
It was a fun game, more polished than most beta's, but I think the multiclass system is a little too complex with some combinations being pretty crappy, and generally not worth the subscription that will come later (though IMHO no MMO is worth a subscription, not even WoW).