I was recently whining on this forum how confused I was about wildstar Arkship area and WS controls. Now I do well with controls (I use razer orbweaver and its thumbstick to move) and after finishing arkship around 7 times I think it is quite an easy and straightforward area Now I'll move to cons: - WS feels a lot like WoW cause of graphic. WS's color palette is too vibrant and my eyes are starting to ache because of it. WoW's palette is better for eyes, imo. After playing so many years in WoW it is sometimes diffiucult to stomach game which very much feels like WoW, just in different lore settings and controls/mechanics. - I've seen some monsters on the map which are not easy to kill. But unfortunately I didn't see many which can be killed by skilful player as their autoattack will kill you before you do enough dmg, not to mention staying in telegraphs which I didn't do. So they need a group. This is somewhat disappointing as all the other mobs can be easily killed (even those quest ones which supposed to be done in a group which are much more easy than those other tough mobs roaming the world I was talking about before). I don't think I have seen any world boss/miniboss yet. Pros: - fighting feels really good with melee characters. Both warrior and stalker are incredibly cool and mobile when hacking and slashing. - if fighting with tougher mobs is any indication of how dungeons will look like then I will really enjoy it. - paths are cool though each path have some boring elements which makes me want to abandon it. Eventually I've decided to be soldier as it felt as the the most straightforward and easy to do path. Settler path felt very rewarding Summarizing: IMO WS can easily coexist with WoW and if I were to choose between the two WS would always win. The problem I face now is that even with all the improvements and polishing WS has got, it still feels (not plays) like WoW clone. It is probably the first MMO I would call WoW clone as all the other didn't feel like clone and this one does. It is mostly because of graphic I believe but also questing which works in similar fashion to WoW questing (though quests in WS are more enjoyable and funny). Btw, being a good WoW clone is a pro as well as con. I've played all the newst mmos recently and I didn't enjoy any of them quite as much as WS. Saying that I'm still trying to shake off that WoW feeling when playing it. Hopefully after I get to lvl 20-30 with my stalker things get better. Then I will update this post with more details. Ah, WS makes me want to go back to it every few hours and play more for some reason. I think it is a good sign UPDATE 1 (a few more classes at level 9, nothing above that): I started to like other classes. I experiment like I did when playing WoW long time ago. No other mmo made me like almost all classes (nor I experiment with many). I've thought I wouldn't like range classes but it looks like that what I like, changes with my mood. WS really gives me more and more that Vanilla WoW + Firefly TV series vibe (wow was my first mmo). I think that this game is one of those, which the more you play it the better you think/feel about it. Those at first confusing dialogues and locations are now funny and interesting. I guess that if they were more simple from the start, now I would feel that they are shallow and boring. So maybe it was a good idea to make first locations and quests reasonably complex (I don't think they are complex now but at first I did). I want to experiment with classes more than leveling them above lvl 9. I think I will leave leveling of one of my 9lvl characters for weekend. Now I still need to play more with engineer and esper. My current favourite is Warrior + Soldier + Human Exile. Update after open beta: I didn't get higher than lvl 18 (stalker). I haven't done dungeons yet but went to one adventure. It's not enough content to draw any conclusions but for now I can say that WS reminds me about Vanilla WoW, how it felt when I played it. Some "first MMO" mystery I had playing WoW first time is obviously not here but other than that I can't say anything bad about the game. If I never played MMO before I'm sure I would feel exactly the same as when I first played WoW. Ah, I like all the classes now except medic which I didn't play to higher lvl than 3. My favourite classes for now are Stalker and Warrior but I'm sure this will be constantly changing.