So far there is only 2 reasons why its a Hype imo, that's combat and graphics. Other then that 1-40 has been pretty much the same as other MMO's I've played, but it does make other MMO's feel outdated. Can't comment about 40+ nor PvP as I'm taking a break from TERA atm because of MMO tiredness (sry but Aion + Rift + another MMO levelling does take its toll) and with 4/5 people only regularly playing its a bit dull. No reason to hype the game so much to make people think its the mother of all games though, its an evolution of an MMO not a revolution. But I do think once it comes out in the EU it'll be alot more fun to play due to grouping being easier. The combat feels smooth and engaging enough to even make single player RPG's feel pretty outdated too. TLDR; 2H AXE IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!