Character customization is super important to me, I love fiddling around and adjusting my character until I get the perfect look - Revelation Online definitely doesn't disappoint when it comes to this. The options are in-depth, and there is no gender-locked classes, so you can really make your character your own.
The tutorial area appears to be single player (at least, I assume it is. I made a character with my fiancÃ© and we couldn't see each other until we reached the first major town), and it takes you through the basics of the games combat system, flying, dodging, gliding, etc.
There are three different styles of controls which I found really cool! You can pick between traditional MMO point-and-click movement and tab to target controls, Action Combat style, or a sort of hybrid in between. Personally, I'm sticking with action combat - it feels the most immersive and is definitely the most fun to play.
I've gone with Swordmage, but don't let the sword part fool you, it appears to be a pretty standard ranged magic character. So far levelling has been fairly quick and straight forward doing the main tutorial quests. I'll elaborate more on gameplay in my next post after I've put some more hours into it.
Here's a cute screenshot of my cutie with a little cow hat