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hack (hak) n., A clever solution to an interesting problem.
Yep you should be able to download and play from the demo just fine, then what you do is go into your accoutn options and convert to a full subscription. Which now doesn't cost anything being the game is free.. My friends and I have kind of quit playing SB right now, I just log on every now and then to check on everything. Work, schooling, you know how it goes...
Join the 'Mourning' server; I believe it to be the most active server currently running on SB.
And whatever class you choose,PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE look up the relevant guides and forums for it,so that you nail what runes and stat points you will need,among other things. I know it sounds boring but trust me,nailing that vital 'template' and knowing where you are going will help you in the long run.
Some (only a few) skills are currently bugged in SB (helps to know what they are so no points wasted),some skills won't need all your points on them to be effective,and some skills aren't needed at all.
Aside from that,you'll find the PvP challenging and fun,especially in groups.