Per request, here are some screenshots of my character currently as well as some other shots in-game.
This armor is actually kind of plain metallic gray with purple highlights but I added some blue armor dye and was very happy with the results. You can't dye weapons but you can use it on shields, though its more of a highlight.
This is flying toward the Sky Temple floating in the middle of Musfel Volcano.
This is gliding back to Iralsig Village after jumping from path up to rim of said volcano.
This is an island in the Abyss know as... wait for it... "Sword Island"... and yes that's a huge fucking sword.
Here is a rare boss that spawns on the island. He's alot harder than he looks, but he drops some really nice rare weapons and rings.
Here's the island in the Abyss that features a crashed Balaur battleship, if you see these during a seige, run the hell away.
Here is a siege going on in an Elyos fortress. My fellow Asmodians are trying to kill the Guardian of the fortress.
He's a big boy to be sure, and is actually the same form high ranking PVP players can transform into, albeit more player sized than building sized, but still larger than normal.
Speaking of bosses, here's one of the wandering level 40 World King-level bosses that just happened to be taking a stroll outside a level 20 area. Hilarity ensues...
Mini-instanced dungeon location for a storyline mission. Its pretty obvious its set in the Abyss.
Here we have a party-sized King boss damn near the center of the earth in Taran Lava Cavern. The game doesn't have many instances yet, but there are several elite open world dungeons that are MASSIVE undertakings.
This is me and one of the guys I met playing. He's from Singapore, and currently in the largest legion on the server. You can tell by the armor... sick.