It's mostly old news but there are some nice clusters that are worth mentioning:
I am so happy they implemented this, more customization is always a plus.The actual armor your character wears is purely cosmetic; stats and bonuses are instead conferred through crests that you socket into your armor.
I was wondering what the * were.The only NPCs with quest symbols over their heads are for your personal story -- the rest of your adventuring will be done by exploring the map. An NPC in each area will mark off a large number of spots on your map where people may need help, but you won't have any idea what actually needs doing, if anything, until you get there.
Probably speculation on thier part but you never know.To be released: 2011