Ironically, it may have just begun via queues. As I've mentioned that I went over to the dark side-- hell, just started there. The server I am on is flawless, quick, no wait or queues. That MAY change with the launch but who knows. They just took down the servers at 7PM to ready it for launch at Midnight (EST) and they said they will add a few servers just in case. Honestly? Fan boys and people who are ready to give another MMO a try, they were playing with the early access already. I don't see too many more coming on board. As for game play? It's nothing revolutionary, it's a bit of Rift, with WoW, and very little LOTRO. What this game has is 30 gigs of video or something like that. It's insane as every single quest has a cut scene. Group wise, I believe the max is 4 now (sort of like LOTRO when they started) but there ARE group quests that require and doable with just 2. If you get a quest, for example, that says [HEROIC 2+] it means you need at least 2 people and 2 people would not suffice. Armed & Dangerous was [HEROIC 2] and it felt ok with just two. The other one in the Korraban area that's around level 10 is Hated Game or something like that and that's [HEROIC +2]. Once you get higher, you will see [HEROIC 4] etc... There are some easy instances and there are some extremely challenging instances, the big factor -- as you already know this -- is how well people play. I was in a few that was just, wow, is this the first time you are playing MMO and it was and then there's some where we just went through stuff like warm knife through butter. What class to choose is entirely your choice. One thing I did notice was the influx of Agents (rogue type/DPS) players, or Bounty Hunters who chose the DPS tree. Basically by the time people were 20 and needed tanks or healers, they were no where to be found. Personally? Don't bother with the IA class, for a DPS class they are not that great with DPS--I think Bioware will be changing them a lot. If you want to be a prototypical tank go with Sith Warrior and then choose the Juggernaut tree. Healers? Interestingly you CAN pick an IA class and branch out to a healer. Or go with Sith Inq and branch out to Sorcerer. Healers are major DPS machines too so.. Professions are actually fun and not too much of a grind... I won't go too much in to this and link this: SWTOR Crew Skills (Crafting) Guide | SWTOR Leveling Guide Armstech or Armorertech is more difficult than Bio for meds and stims. I still prefer the meds and stims--as a tank and an abundance of crappy healers, it's a life-saver. What else? Get the game, play, you will have fun.