and from the 14 or so hours I played i didn't see one person who tried to copy someone/something famous besides some random person named obamagirl that wasn't even black lol
Anyhow I got into a group with about 3 of my friends and I got to level 15 today, they got 14 and one only got 11 cuz he went afk a lot...but it seems really really fun the first 5 levels are fun, then the next 5 levels were a bit of a drag but your rewarded by the awesome cutscene/footage of your past and whatnot, the mission stuff is really the main thing that pushes me forward, that and the instances/pvp later on. Once you hit 10 and have about a full skillbar of skills it makes combat a bit better. The skill chains are fairly cool and it makes it a lot more strategic since you really can't just hit a button and it stuns, then you do this and this and it does a DoT and a bunch of damage etc. you really have to think about which chain your doing, as a chanter I debuff a lot on one skillchain so I always do that first unless I have aggro then I do my stun skill chain first and then I got some damage attacks followed up by the debuff and some more damaging attacks while adding a HoT in between whenever I get a chance.
It really does get a lot better the higher level you get. The flying/gliding was pulled off just about perfectly, and gliding is so much fun it makes traveling seem more like a game rather than just sitting there holding W like the first 10 levels. My friend probably spent most of his time after level 10 gliding down random places because he found it so fun lol
I'm probably not going to be leveling much more on the beta though since there's a wipe, only like 2~3 days left, and I already made my decision to buy the game :P and that I wanted a chanter as my first character.