Now I know many of y'all don't particularly like cutesy anime graphics and whatnot, but I have been playing the Chinese version of DN (Dragon Nest) for quite some time. There are plenty of guides, and even English speaking guilds. The NA open beta (run by Nexon, I know... >.<) is starting tomorrow at 12 PST. What the game lacks in graphics / features (ie genderlock and instanced world) is made up for with fluid, addicting combat that honestly puts vindictus to shame. If you want a pvp game where gear < skill, and any class can beat another if you are more skilled, look no further. The skill and job system is deep, with plenty of room for customization. So even if your character may look the same as someone else, it could play entirely differently.
Any thoughts? Would you give DN a try? Why or why not?