Things I like about BnS:
-No grind required to PvP on equal terms
-Not a timesink in general, but rewards playing often at the same time.
-Combat and Combos - fun as hell.
-No "Trinity" means quick dungeons and group play.
-PvP is insanely good. Very competitive and deep
-PvE is pretty fun, especially when it's challenging towards end game/max level.
-Many cosmetic outfits available in-game or straight purchase. (no RNG Boxes)
-Music is top-notch
-Story/Cut-scenes are cool, main quest text is fully voiced.
-Not P2W at all really, unless you count being able to avoid some minor rng-based grinding.
-Lots of world bosses, OW PvP quests, an open raid dungeon - things that get people playing together in the world.
-Movement is fun (running up walls, gliding, etc.)
-Crafting in this game has a purpose and is useful in making $$.
Things I don't Like:
-Questing is a bit generic...
-PvE End game has dailies..
-To level your weapon you will run the same dungeon a bunch of times. Some don't mind like myself but others will.
-PvP is only "semi-balanced" until level 50 cap. This is what my trusted guildmates are saying. Destroyers, Summoners, and to a smaller extent Blade Dancers dominate the PvP game at least in average and below skill level. This becomes only a minimal advantage if you are an expert at your class.
-Lacking any sandbox features that the MMO genre has been asking for.
-Lacking minigames, pets, housing, mounts or anything that lets you have fun for no reason.
I hope if they keep updates steady, balance PvP a bit, and give us more goodies to strive for like costumes and such, this could move to a 9/10. Plus I need to see how the story ends! While it is similar to MMOs you have played, it's also remarkably different. You will hit cap so fast, combat and dungeons are much different than traditional. I'd say like GW2 but better. PvP gear-equalized and similar to a fighting game. Gear is upgraded not aquired so it seems like a type of crafting rather than phat l00tz.
Now Playing: Bless / Summoners War
Looking forward to: Crowfall / Lost Ark / Black Desert Mobile