I'm not normally a fan of turn based games, but with Zodiac Online I found them to be quite fun if they're in an MMO format.

Atlantica sure seems very graphical, I'm not interested in that but more so how the gameplay goes. I like the idea of teaming with others in an turn based environment, but a friend of mine who played it says you don't even need to party anyone, because you can get Allied NPC's to replace them for you. Is this true? Does this sap out all the elements of partying in this game?

Is there a class system to this? I can't find any information on classes.