I bought this for $60 to play with a friend. I still will play it with her if they fix the optimization issues by launch (and oh god this game runs poorly) but I have zero confidence in this game's ability survive as a B2P or P2P title.
I'm 100% positive they're only charging people $60/$75 to see who they can scam before going F2P. It's a very typical NCsoft move. Wait it out
Just in case anyone hasn't tested it out, most races are restricted to 2-3 class options, character customization is awful and you only have about 8 haircuts for every race with about 8 colors to choose from. About 8 or less skin colors. There are no color grid things in the creator, just choose their color picks which are always awful, too bright, etc. The combat is super generic and while they tried to make it no target and feel like TERA, there is nothing action about it. Just because you can make the controls work that way doesn't mean it's automatically an action game.I can make WoW like that, its not suddenly an action game with active combat. Graphics are seriously ugly, character models look good maxed out but many ground textures are just flat colors and look really really gross.