Received an email today from MMORPG.com to win a spot as a BETA tester for Codemasters' upcoming MMORPG "RF Online".
I've been keeping an eye on this one because the setting is interesting, the graphics are great, and, though not a totally new design in the current MMO offering, it's got a nice balance between the western and eastern influence on the genre.
On one side you've got the Lineage, Xenosaga, Final Fantasy et al. and on the other, your Star Wars Galaxies, World of Warcraft and Everquest. RF Online seems to have aspects and features from both, in a original setting that is a mix between science-fiction and fantasy.
In the end though it all depends on the execution of the developers - trailers, screenshots and feature lists are nice, but how the game plays is what makes it or brakes it. Still, I'll be very happy if I do get a spot in the BETA!
Here are a few links to RF Online related information: