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So played for few weeks so far. A lot more then most games which came out last year. And I say that is enough for me.
I am mainly miner and mining is total fail in perpetuum. You mine same material all the time. Same place. You dont need to pay good attention if you are not on beta (pvp) island. Mining in pvp island is almost useless as you need huge group to be safe and to survive. But with current population it is almost impossible. There is only 1 material pvp only which value isnt too great. 2x-3x bigger then non-pvp materials which are abundant. Ofcourse you need to haul as soon as you fill in pvp area which it makes almost same as non-pvp profit wise. And in non-pvp there is no chance of losing bot which happens quite often in pvp (and bots+eq costs like 15M for second best which you can get in 2-3days of gameplay, ~30M which you get skills for in month). Also you can make shitload of money from just killing npc bots. So pvp mining is useless.
EP is account specific and charachter which is very annoying. I would to mine, but sometimes enjoy pvp action. But for that I need to pay extra 10$/month.. Hell if I will...
Missions are done poorly and faction reputation is even worse. Rewards vs time spent is horrible. They are not worth doing except if you planning on manufacturing/refining. And even then you will grind 2-3 missions at same time, which are like: run there and back.
Item selection is very small and useless, as all tiers of same item require same skills. Prices are also low. So you can always be equipped with best things which you can. So you dont get feeling that you are advancing.
Mob spawns are always in same location and there is ~5-6 max of mobs/location. It is always the same. It is annoying.
PvP is somewhat fun, but with such small world most people stay in pve islands. In Outpost sieges you wont see clashing armies of bots. There is always one side who is taunting and running back/forward trying to lure single idiots. PvP ops are usually boring as you wont find anyone for hours. TBH didnt done much of this so dont know for sure.
This game might be good if you play 1-2hours/day. It doesnt take much to enjoy pvp (if it is your only goal that is awesome). If you are casual player (as I said before 1-2 hours/day) and enjoy pvp. You might find it enjoyable. If you are miner, i suggest staying away from perpetuum. If you want pve: stay away. If you want to socialize, go play eve as it has larger community and same things as perpetuum but done better.