Played it for like an hour, then uninstalled. Feels like another korean grinder... I know all the features you will get when you play more, but basic things are very bad. For example movement ( characters slide), when you stand in place and move camera left and right your character just stands and slide to the sides instead of making some kind of movement, maps are really dull, etc.
Starting area should be made as good as other maps to encourage players to play it more. When you see that starting area is pretty bad made, then you assume the rest of it is the same. Its simple as that. As for sliding character when moving camera, even WoW when it launched in 2004 had proper character animations. 10 years later ArcheAge cant do that.