So, Black Gold Online opened up their website for preorders today -- although the game is going to be free to play, you can drop 20 bucks for some extra goodies, I don't know if I'm quite interested in that.
The game piques my interest because of the inclusion of a lot of "interesting" classes, like a Spectromancer and Spellsword. It has a faction-based PvP mode. It has vehicles that you can control with action-like controls, and it reminds me a lot of Neosteam. Neosteam, although it was an extremely buggy and unpolished game, holds a dear place in my heart because of the PvP it had, and I really dug the whole Steampunk vs. Magic thing that is carried in Black Gold too.
Has anyone played in the Alpha and tell me if I should waste any time pursuing it? It's been a while since I've played an MMO, and now that I have a tiny bit more free time than I did earlier this year, it might be something worth keeping an eye on... or so I hope.