Is there good PvP? ------ no <---Absolutely right
decent enough PvE for lvling? -------- long hard grind that is not sprinkled with enough quests to keep you occupied
EXP rate? ------poor <-- Absolutely right
Do you absolutely have to invest in AP to build a good character? ------ yes, thousands of dollars <---right
Are there many or any good farming areas? ------ no creatable items and very few items to farm to sell and a ridiculously low drop rate
How is the game play? -----player community is like no other you will ever experience - that is what keeps players here
In summary - go back to WoW
PvP is quite good in all 3 zones,i dissagree completley with you that pvp is bad.Its not the end of the week and some players have gotten 5k kills,so lets say 7k per week.If 7k kills per week you call bad then idk what you can call good pvp
EXP rate is good imo.It keeps you lvling but its not slow.I tried some other games and Shaiya EXP is a lot faster then some other games.I myself lvled from 70-80 in a week or so.
You do need to invest in AP to become uber and competitive but not thousands of dollars.
You should probably try shaiya out and then decide wether you like it or not.The game is so much fun to me, so manny people you will meet.Community is great.
Just my 2 cents.
just to let you know bud......
PvP need more balances pvp don`t run on basis of just 1 person or raid.it need more ppls to keep the pace good.
kills ratio of like 5K or 7K per week is really good but just give full details.
The highest pvp kills are mostly to ppls who are almost 24x7 online + ubber linked.
not a job of every person to get 5k kills on average.
pvp is good for just few ppls for rest its never been so good as compared to your statics......
seems you lvled 70-80 in 1 week ohhh yeah i believe it was during times when new maps were just released and there was no invasion to keep players busy for pvp.....
even getting lvl 70 to 80 due to invasion takes more than month even a quarter year due to sucky and Brilliant pvp scenarios....
mention like : i got lvled up from 70 to 80 in 1 week when new map was released and they were completely free from invasion so we grinded safely all time for 24x7.now its a invasion map so expect washout every 5 mins now and then....
exp is only good when there is a perfect pty with good tanker.most of time its hard to get good party with good tanker and invasion keep it monitoring that ppls don`t get lvled up easily......
every time we dont get a high lvl dps to do plvl.......
so it means exp sucks after lvl 51+
for AP investment :
most ppls do EOM of 300 $ and some do even multiples EOM.i believe that previously you told u do buy AP from other players and do EOM. do paying 300 $ per month is cheap.
just be honest to yourself first.......
the game is good for sure but he needs to try it out with his own understanding of the things foretold here.....
i just said game play is good*rest all things sucks