Here is my Elf Mage named Katella (of course!)
The graphics are also nice for a free game.
The game itself is kind of different in that it actually has difficulty modes you can choose from. I picked Normal, just because I was just starting out.
The atmosphere of the game community seems to be very casual. Blind invites seem to be the norm, and it is possible to play in the same party as someone and not even speak to them once.. lol. I found that quite odd, but Its happened at least three times to me. Lots of quests to do, seemingly triggered by your character level. Also nice that you can get armor from these quests as well as from drops off of mobs. Here are the three different sets I’ve got so far. Don’t know their names, so I apologize. Katella is currently a level 15. I’m a mage who… well to be honest, I don’t have the hang of this yet, still fumbling with the controls etc, and while I seem to do well in parties, I don’t solo so well, so for soloing play, I think I’d rather play Rappelz, but that may change once I can figure out what it is I’m doing.. 😛 (still above all, I’d rather be in Vana’diel!)
There is also some customization of your stats other than just with specific armor. Each level you are actually awarded X-amount of points (sorry don’t really know how many) and you can use these to apply additions to your base stats. Sounds interesting, although I haven’t messed with it at all yet.