Interesting, indeed. Might give it a whirl, as well. This way no money is lost if it turns out the combat isn't enough to keep one entertained in this game. Then again, I do enjoy exploring the sights greatly, as was the case in WoW, one of my favorite things to do.
TERA Rising sure would sound better than TERA Online, which is a rather bland name that serves as publicity to denote to the casual masses that it's an MMO. Then again, Rising, heheh... rising player count, mm. They hope so.