I came across the following video and realized how much of the design I had forgotten from pre-Frontiers EQOA. Specifically the armor and character design. I remember being shocked during Frontiers beta by the animated spell casting/screen shaking as well as the music in cities. Both of which did not exist in pre-Fronts. Characters and armor took on a bulkier look and plate armor wears got significantly less muscular. Truthfully, it was a world that was only around for just 9 months, while Frontiers lived on for almost 9 additional years.
1 more thing I just noticed… there were 6 active ability slots. In Front there were 2 pages of 5 each.