There are no words to describe how much the last update improved the PVE parts of the game. Seems to be perfect timing too with F2P right around the corner.
Anyone previously concerned about PVP, the grind or not having enough rewarding PVE activities to do should be concerned no longer.
I was saying in another thread how it's possible to play this game soley as a PVE game but this update has now made that easier without having to take the longer road like I was doing.
The new dungeons give an amazing amount of fame and loot drop rewards the same or better than any arpg out there because the drops can be sold then put toward your monthly subscription. Even the t4 dungeons(in PVE zones) give t6 artifact gear components and they don't skimp either. You really don't even need a monthly sub with the amount of fame these new dungeons give.
If you are looking for a multiplayer PVE MMORPG/Arpg experience this is not a game you want to write off because of the original "PVP Game" label. It has transformed into a great PVE game and these developer's have proven to me that they 'get it' on many different levels.
This game now basically has it all PVE, PVP, crafting, housing, meaningful progression, great rewards for sub, developers intent on improving their game more with each update.
Here are some tips if you are intending to go the full PVE route.
-choose Thetford as your home. Thetford is surrounded by 2 t4 zones, 1 t5 and 1 t3. The t4 dungeon zone locations are very close to the city for easy loot drop off purposes. Also for crafting it is ideal because just one or two zones away in each direction has all the resources you need minus black zone ones but those you can get from the AH. Thetford since beta has also had a constant presence of high tier public crafters in the town while some other towns have not. These are needed for higher tier crafting.
It is also far enough away from Carleon that PVPers do not go there so the pvp 'vibe' is non-existant if that is what bothers you.
-try out all the green versions of weapons and armor to decide which one, two, three you enjoy most and focus on leveling those.
-find a friendly no-ego PVE guild. You can ask on the forums, recruit channel or in your town.
If you have any other questions about how to go full PVE feel free to ask here or in PM.