They have already confirmed that the FOV isn't supposed to be like that, and will be adding in a slider on the next update.
This is something you'd expect out of a f2p game, now it's "normal" to see it in games you pay $60 for. Publishers like this are creating a cesspool, while it might not seem like a big deal to YOU, it is to a lot of other players. Every day they take baby steps towards more outrageous ways to take money from their players. Mark my words, soon you'll be PAYING for updates and regular patches for games.
8K is yesterdays news. We're already preparing for the next-generation, 16K. Better hang on to the hype train because it's going fast! THE FUTURE!
I'm writing in 2017. Even 4k isn't standard yet and the hype for 8k started like few days ago, cause of newest monitor.
As in, run away from the GTC showfloor with it over your shoulders? Might be worth a go... ;)
"3800 items, 25 NPCs, 350 enemies, 16 bosses, and 27 biomes"
If there was ever a reason for me to stay away it'd be the fear of not knowing what the **** to do
I liked SWG, not going to lie but it had far greater issues than NGE. It had one of the most absurd grouping "systems" in probably any mmo I've played(at least up to *that* point in time). I remember it pissing me off so much that I literally rage quit and never turned back. What was so wrong with it? There was something about joining a group and playing some sort of solo-quest/mission type of game and flying cows forbid that you followed someone during it - they'd rage harder than a LoL player... That really killed it for me, beside that it was a really fun and deep game, with one of the most crazy macro systems I've ever seen in a mmo, at that point you could basically make a bot - in the game, legitimately!
People raged at you for following them because you were following somebody in a solo questing group and leeching their experience by being near them. Those groups were for people who wanted to quest alone but wanted the higher level missions the terminal gave you for being in a group.