First: Look at these positive reviews. It's either people with around 1k hrs (more or less) or people under 50hrs. My friends and I purchased this game during last years steam sale (after the big content patch).
- Playerbase: 30 people worldwide (official and unofficial servers)
- Content: You'll hit max level in a week then hit a brick wall in content. Your choices will be to grind badges, grind trash mobs in a dungeon or "grind new characters so you can grind" all of the above(Admind told me that). Oh there's a colusseum for pvp/items but the devs have not hosted events in years (see below). Also don't expect new content anytime soon, years maybe. Devs are pre-occupied raising children and that's fine.
If you started this game when it first opened, the content was way easier up until they patched(Youtube videos of boss battles are dated by years). Content now does not scale with their content patches.
- Classes: Some are useful some are to be carried. Ex: Soldier was a beast 2-3 years ago, after last years patch he gets ko'd in a pillow fight.
- Game UI: Simple and easy, they did fine here.
They recently merged an official 4 year old pvp server with another official PVP server that started last year when NEStalgia was on sale. The 4 year old server was previously locked as well, so a handful of people had a private server all to themselves. Remember that colusseum pvp/items I was talking about(the devs do not host anymore)? Players from the 4 year old server are decked out in end game pvp gear. YOU can not get this gear.
When I asked a MOD about this I was told that I "should have started 4 years ago". Their condescension and belittling was a nice touch. Also, the admins and moderators aren't just there to "help", they can take part in open world pvp as well. Good to know!
If you are new, I do not recommend this game.