Since the title asks, How is PSO2? The game has always looked interesting to PSO2 Meseta me personally and I want to play it with all the English patch but im wondering if its worth it to play with today or if I should wait tell the English launch in 2020. A little background for my self ive played every major mmo out there, im most experienced in FFXIV, together with swtor being my next. Ive played items like GW2 Elsword Tera, and Runescape.
I've got about 3000 hours in pso2 jp. It's an action rpg, so if paced combat is your thing then this game is for you. If you're looking for other mmo features like enormous groups of players then you'll most likely be disappointed since the maximum party size at any time is 12, the only time you'll find more players will be at the lobby where you are able to locate a few hundred at one time. Finally, I'd recommend waiting for the NA release since it's so close. But in the event that you really wish to play with it you could also simply try it in the meantime; just be wary that account creation is a major roadblock. You could see the anime that only releases last night to see whether you like the story as well, I thought it was really excellent!
Unless you have friends that are holding you hostage to perform on the"international" version of PSO2 its very best to in the minimum to take a look at the japanese models. The american version will probably have a ton of content cut out of it, bulk being makeup for chars but also stuff like cross-over bosses (japanese version is getting a Neon Genesis Evangelion collaboration featuring a boss fight). While the sport is grindy, there is usually a ton of welfare equipment and catch-up mechanics.
I really don't think the loot is that grindy. Leveling up is decently grindy, especially close to the level cap but you start the endgame until the absolute max level and unlocking degree cap raises are sort of there only for unlocking higher tier engame content. Don't play on the SEA server, however, it is super p2w and though it has official English (Engrish) translation, it's terrible. Japanese does not have p2w elements except the sub is helpful.
(You can get few day length vip cards out of achievements but it is a whole lot easier if you don't need to be concerned about that as"resource management") If you would like to play multiple courses optimally, you need to buy an excess pet slot because you just get one for free. You can clear pretty much everything with a 0-stat pet but obtaining a stat boost is obviously really useful. Most courses are covered with two pets (bodily / magic attack) but two of meseta pso2 the classes get a bit better stats with DEX though they can use phys or magic attack.