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First off i will clarify that by open world, i mean not "instanced". Though you may travel between zones they are shared completely, even "dungeon" type areas.
I'm having fun, but their is latency issues cause its based in Russia and I'm in Ari-freakin-zona. But honestly its not that bad. I have no problem shooting targets and making contact. You only really notice latency issues when you are running/sprinting and it will "hick-up" every now and then. Who knows, more popularity might bring an American-based server. They even have an english forum section where mods/devs actually comment and take feedback into consideration.
The game is on 0.8.something beta build and the game is already legit imo. It is slightly difficult but i have actually been able to find some Russians that speak decent english to help me out a little. Honestly i really don't care to speak much more of it cause i'de rather everyone experience it for themselves.
The game is slightly difficult but not necessarily in the combat aspect. Even if some of the missions are not terribly translated(some are still not translated but i've only ran into a few and in most cases i could still complete). The quests do never tell you where to go and make you explore(no quest markers AT ALL)
In conclusion, this game is free, straight up FREE. I still have not paid a dime. There might be some slightly P2W aspects i have noticed. IE unlocking some better guns early and their subscription gives 2x-XP (at a wopping 6 bucks or so). But as a mostly PVE game(though there is open world pvp pretty much everywhere, be it at this point almost pointless other than to label yourself a bandit/bounty hunter/murderer) the p2w aspects are marginalized.
You might not like it, but i feel a lot of people on these forums waiting for something great might be interested and maybe even help this game progress and build!
Do you like lollipops? Suck it. Don't bite you greedy twit.