They have a new pre-order item, the atv. Pretty cool vehicle with nice graphics. You can also craft it through a long quest chain as well as many other vehicles.
Bartl--loved the combat in Tabula Rasa, wish the rest of the game had been as good. Yes it has BOTH!! You can go ranged and become the awesome rifle/pistol/sniper or you can be the all powerful melee. Both mechanics work well if you know how to zoom-in for accurate ranged. I am going CHOTA faction so will be melee class.
As for performance--sure it sounds cliche, but it is running with the usual beta debugging stuff in the background. I actually feel it performs better than WAR did months after WAR was released, and better than most other just-released mmos.
As for specs: * CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.40 GHz or equivalent
* RAM: 3 GB for XP, 4 GB for Vista
* Video Card: nVidia GeForce 8800GTS/ ATI Radeon 3870
* RAM (dedicated): 512 MB
those are recommended, not minimum...seems pretty mild to me if your gaming on the PC.
Plus with the huge weekly patches people say it just gets better and better ( i haven't noticed but been running at 80-120 fps smoothly on medium). I only wish they had some type of marketing for it. It is like completely absent in any advertising. I've been completely caught off-guard by this game (which I thought would be hard considering I had given up MMOs)
Anyway all you fantasy players, here's my special Fallen Earth ATV for preordering, racing the sunset.