It's very solo friendly and has the greatest writing I've ever seen in an MMORPG. I love it. There don't seem to be many people playing these days, though.
As far as tips go, there's only one real one: start with a weapon that has the ability to hit multiple enemies, because the earliest enemies you come across come in packs. Shotgun and assault rifle come to mind.
So is there an option somewhere that lets you toggle off DoTs and debuffs on an enemy that aren't yours? I did Toto-Rak with another arcanist tonight and had a ton of trouble telling when my dots were about to fall off. Green tinted numbers just don't work for someone as old and blind as me. :P
I've got a linkshell saved for anyone on here that happens to be Hyperion...but since we're all in one of two guilds, I don't really see the point in it. Maybe somebody can prove me wrong and I'll get around to using it. :P