I decided to give the game another shot after the first time I tried the trial. I had only just gotten off the island when I got bored and didn't press on. This is a short-long summary of what happened:
Since I knew how to get past the island, I quickly did that (two hours or so) and headed for the mainland. Once I arrived I looked around for a location that had some people, since the last time I started to build in a place where nobody ever came to which is the reason I quit the first time I guess.
I followed the Wiki and decided the best option was to make a compound to start with. Along the way I met what seemed to be some really helpful people who said if I needed anything that I should just ask...but when I asked around about where I should build my compound at and some other minor questions, everyone ignored me, even the ones that said they would help me.
Well, I settled down near a small lake with nothing near it figuring it would be a good spot for me. I built my compound and log off. When I logged on the next day there were a few people online and as soon as I started to work on some art, I received a bunch of messages saying that I need to take it down because it was someone's land but they would give me supplies for a new one. I said sure because I didn't really use the compound, it was just to level up.
I tore the building down and went to collect my supplies...however, I was ignored by the seemingly nice people who would give me the supplies to move. I decided that I'd try another region and found some decent people there who would respond to me after the initial hello. However, it wasn't long till the 'in-group' there started to ignore me as well. I made some new art and placed it in a good position and logged.
When I returned I had discovered that it had received many bad votes, which I understood that some may like it and some many dislike it, but all of them were bad votes. A minute later I once again recieved what seemed to be a storm of messages telling me to move my art because it was in someone's land and place even though it was far from anything.
After this, I moved to a new region and tried again, and something similar happened yet again...
I will say this though. The actual crafting and thought you need to put into the game was fun and different then most MMORPGs. I had a blast designing the buildings, creating art, having many different ways to create most of the items. Only complaint was sometimes it seemed like a grind to collect certain items, but it did make up for that due to the fact that you needed to multi-task often.
If other games had this type of creation system, or at least something near it/similar, I think it would bring in more players (or at least more people who like non-combat activities in a game) to it. There have been a few games with some great crafting to it like this game, I will admit, but most of them are either dead or over the hill.
Summary: Game was fun and original sometimes, though somewhat of a grind and it seemed slow because you had to have a lot of other people to get anything done. What turned me off the most was this 'good community' I had heard about. Everyone was too worried about themselves and close friends to help out anyone else and seemed both very childish and eliteish.