Funny, 9 pages of thread and nobody has brought out the class balance thing.
I don't know at higher levels (been just up to 28 in alpha), but man, seriously, melee classes will always be an easy prey for ranged/sw/next OP class.
OFC we can go in party, but TBH is not always possible to have ppl online (everyone got also a real life).
For the ganking part, that can be a serious problem, especially for low levels or non OP classes, I only hope that the whole FvF thing will promote cooperation even between unknown people, but humans always disappoint me when speaking about "thinking as a group" (a couple of events in Caergate during Alpha proved this true once again).
For the just PvE people worried about rare gears dropped just in PvP Areas, well, don't worry, that''s where trade comes in
, everyone thinks about MMOs just in terms of PvP or PvE, but there's a third "faction" ^^, Merchants. what cannot be done with gold, can be done with more gold. On another game, I've played just "the merchant" for a couple of months (due to PC toasting I wasn't able to keep up with lags), and discovered this particular way of playing, just farming items in PvE to make the initial capital and then buy/sell.
However, we'll see.