Just watched the pilot a few minutes ago, and found it enjoyable. I think the world they have created is rich with possibilities, I do not believe the writers will be starved for ideas or feel constrained. I hope they did not blow their wad on the pilot effects-wise; and I am hoping that it will be a more story and character driven series, rather than an action and effects driven series.
I have no love for MMO’s so I doubt I will dip my toe in that game of theirs, but I would be interested in any feedback from forum members if you have tried it. Did it make you feel more connected to the series? Does it allow you to uncover more background about the world in general?