This game does sound like my kinda game, I played Wurm for months, on month two I discovered it's true exploitation of making people pay a subscription then pay for additional features and then offer unfair advantages to players by paying even more. For that I quit, canceled subscription and have no desire to go back. So, my point is, I don't want to gamble 40 bucks to buy this game to hate it.
So there needs to be a trail version, restrictions can be made to control trail players assuming the devs aren't complete morons oh yes there are devs who are, which I consider are the ones who ruin great games by adding moronic features. So 2 years after the server goes live, is from what I can gather...the trading system is a total failure, possibly due to lack of players. Believe it or not, a trail version would swell player base and should offer game as a free download, reason being is that it's the subscription they should be after not the initial sale to people who will hate the game and hate them for taking their money and whomever they talk to will give bad review of a good game.
As it stands I won't buy this game without knowing what I'm getting myself into, it's easier to play a different game that you can know. Oh and this game was hard to find they should do something about that too, I found it completely by accident and unless you know the exact name it doesn't show up on many mmo sites.
Sad truth is I believe this game will fail, reasons are at this point, no trail version, no marketing of the game, poor website design, extreme low player base. features on the game needs more description like I should NOT have to search through the madness of the forums to look for skill descriptions and basic details. New look yeah...still sucks. So Xsyon has given me a bad impression already and I haven't played it yet. I wouldn't advertise this as being the new website look unless you have bragging rights. So makes me wonder if they can't put much effort into the home page, it prob goes for the game too. It is very important if not the most important aspect of marketing is appearance of your product to the public.
Don't take this as me bad mouthing the game, I never once said it's a bad game, to me it looks great with some great features but I will never know. It's poorly marketed and has been since the beginning, first thing is first expose as many people as you can to the game itself. Do a search on sandbox games and this doesn't even show up...you have to pay for that, it's advertising expense...
So NO, I am not buying this game. NO, I will not be playing it anytime soon. Xsyon needs to get their act together! I seen posts about angry subscribers cause they paid good money and didn't get anything for it, in their opinion. This game isn't for everyone, and wasting 40 bucks on it is enough to make you post how much it sucks. So I leave yall with just 2 words.