Well, I played 3 hours last night and I have to say the artwork is fantastic. The skills are cool with loads of options.
Playing as a Charr - Guardian.
I have to figure out where everybody is, such as crafting people, banker, and trainers etc. I'm still piddling around with 'heart' tasks to level up. Currently level 5. Yeah, I'm slow lol.
The biggest problem I'm having is my directionally impaired view of the map haha. I'm constantly popping open the big map to see if I'm headed in the right direction, since the small one is only good for immediate vicinity.
I'm having fun with it, but one thing I am not too thrilled about is the mass confusion when 20-30+ people are all trying to zap, explode, wack, stomp, whatever, the same 2-3 monsters.
Although a great idea on paper, I cannot see my own character, let alone the skills I'm using, or even what the monster is doing, due to all people swarmed around him. I'll deal with it, but needless to say, it was more annoyance, than excitement.
I've only done a couple personal story 'instances' where I have full view of what's going on, so I'm hoping there's lots of those moments :)
Once I get my geography cap on, I'll be more comfortable with my surroundings :)