I initially though this was going to be just a console game. I now think that for my small group this game could be epic. It looks like you can have your own server and form a small band of intimates with whom you strive against a brutal world without the evil of strangers asshatting you. BUT, if you want asshat excitement they have that too. I liked Age of Conan and especially it's art design and music. I think these guys can deliver a great Conan experience.
It looks like dancers can be used to cure madness inflicted by seeing supernatural stuff, so they even worked in the Cthulhu feel and have entertainers like another favorite game of mine.
In addition the sandstorm that can kill you was another nice touch. I can't wait to see that hulking Cimmerian with his thews of steel and animal sense of justice. Hopefully there are maidens in need of protecting.
MMORPG players are often like Hobbits: They don't like Adventures