Mabinogi Gold to players, and assure us that it'd be pretty hard to run into someone else who looks just like you.
A feature that will surely aid and helping players maintain their individuality is the ability to choose pieces of gear for looks and pieces of gear for stats. This way if you're wearing the best gear for your class or level range, you don't necessarily have to look like everyone else who has achieved the same.
While Aion's class choices don't appear to break the mold, don't be fooled, the classes may sound generic, but the game's combat effects and animations do well to breathe life into some tried-and-true classes.
That leaves the settlement fairly independent from outside interests and allows Nathura to focus on taming the post-war mutated flora and fauna of the island and forming a peaceful and, even more important, symbiotic relationship between men and nature where both exist in perfect equilibrium and mutual benefit.
The scout can specialize into two very familiar classes to most people, the ninja-like Assassin, who plays pretty much how you would expect, and the Ranger, who is more of the loner type.