The characters were a bit shocking at first and seem in contrast with the landscape. I can live with them though. The world is beautiful. I'm really hoping the land-claim and build your house thing will be in live and not just in landmark. Non-instanced housing like in Ultima Online and Star Wars Galaxies really make a game for me. I don't think we know enough about the combat. Initial reaction, though, is that it looks like gw2 combat which left a lot to be desired. Hitting the same five buttons over and over gets dull. Hopefully they reveal more complexity in combat down the line. Destructible world was when I said, "okay, that's really impressive." There are some great things to build on here. I just don't want another game that I play to cap, look around at nothing to do and move on to another game. Swtor, gw2 and others had some great aspects, but never gave me a reason to play long-term. Hopefully they're paying close attention to the pitfalls from those games and reach back to what made other sandbox games like UO and SWG great.