The obstacles this game need overcome is just too massive. First off, this is not a "new" game, but a very bad version of the old. I could swear this uses the EXACT same GFX engine with same old bugs, lags & textures as DF1. The 'feeling' playing this "new" DFUW is absolutely horrible and not giving me any immersion at all.
I also find it amazingly weird to see an MMO being released in 2013 with such a lousy chat system. It is beyond a joke. The flaws of the chat system are so bad I am not even gonna bother explain them all; not worth the time. Worst chat system of any MMO? Probably. At least the worst I have experienced last 12 years. Which says alot considering I have played 50? 100? Or more MMO's.
Then we have the schizofrenic prowess system, again; chopping wood and planting potatoes to become good in pvp?? Gimme a break. Isnt this a PvP game, not a cattle & farm simulation game?? HELLO??!
The last thing I want to point out that will be a stumbling step is the amount of skills you are allowed to have and the lack of enough toolbars with keybindings for them; how can you really expect a game released today be successive without offering an option to use all your skills with keybindings? I am fine with that there's fewer skills to use than before but I find it totally unacceptable that I have even fewer options to use them. Talk about going backward in time.
This game is so catastrifical bad I nearly put it in the same category as SWTOR when it comes to dissapointment rating.
1/10. What a waste of money. At least SWTOR is Free 2 Play now.