Made new character today
It's my first time playing this game since pre-ARR beta
Had a fair amount of trouble getting my service account registered.. had to purchase the game 3 times to get a key that worked.. Have to say I'm not a fan of that.
Game seems mediocre so far. Starter questing is boring af but combat is alright and at least it doesn't feel too grindy to level up so far.
Whoever designed "Fates" is a damn genius though. I get the impression whoever it was who was most directly responsible for those is someone who has quite a few years of successful game design experience under their belt. They are a clever and interesting way to introduce players to raiding, a small bit at a time and give the players something that feels like it's worth-while to do.