Do not buy this game.
SOE will at a wim change the entire game play overnight, with changes that are not what the established player base want. They are planning to change the game on Nov 15th from an MMORPG to an MMOFPS style game. This is not an RPG style game any more it is set to be a FPS style game.
The playerbase is outraged at the changes. The main reason, ONE DAY after they release an expansion that SOE charged 30 US Dollars for they announce the change from MMORPG to MMOFPS which in turn renders more than half of the content in the expansion useless.