I downloaded ol west about 24hrs ago. Here are my first thoughts.
After coming from Classic, the game is definitely not as polished and the controls feel like hot garbage. I hate the graal era and zone controls, and they definitely don't work in ol west since you can only shoot horizontal and vertical. The diagonals either shoot up or down and make combat stupid. I wish it were like classic because the right side controls are redundant. The character stops every time you fire, and I tend to focus my direction toward the opponent right before I'm ready to fire anyway. I end up shooting in the wrong direction regardless with this bad right side action wheel, especially with how useless the diagonals are if you're only limited to horizontal and vertical firing firections. Would be fine on mounts but I'd prefer something closer to classic where I can just push one button to fire instead of worrying about the direction. If I can already focus the direction with my left hand, I shouldn't have to with my right hand. I wish that was an option.
Bullet and arrow hit registers are attrocious. Literally shot at a guy on a mount dancing around trying to dodge his bullets while shooting at him. Arrows don't register, and bullets don't seem to register if they're running around on mounts.
If you run WITH the direction of the bullet or arrow, it doesn't register and you don't take damage. Makes no sense.
Melee weapons are inconsistent.
Guns are pay to win. Not good.
I see plenty of options for earning gralats. There's fishing, selling furs, farming gralats, farming crops, mining, and jobs.The only one that sucks is bug hunting. I seem to only be able to carry one bug at a time, and that's disappointing. No wonder nobody tries to catch any since you can only carry one at a time, and I only found 1 place to sell bugs. Nobody, including myself, will want to travel all over the place to catch one bug, then go back to the only place to sell them. Waste of time.
One thing I found good about gralat farming was how gralats can spawn from $1 to $4 if they're green. This is something I wish classic would do, because green is anywhere from 1 to 4, blue is 5 to 30, and so on.
Lots of buildings we can't enter. Weird.
Probably not gonna play any more, though. Playerbase of like 365 and nothing to really do. Combat sucks, no real purpose for me really. Doesn't seem fun.