We're still testing core systems right now, so it doesn't feel like a full game yet.
I login mostly when/if friends are playing, when there is a patch and I want to try out the new stuff, or there is a community event I want to participate in:
I play only a limited amount of CF each week so I don't get overly frustrated or bored with the early pre-alpha test environment. Being a tester requires patience waiting on development progress, mix it up with other games or RL stuff!
The EK building tool is more than a little frustrating. Things just don't line up, as you build larger objects angles get off and keep getting off and connections are no longer possible. It's enough to cause me to grit my teeth a bit which is saying quite a lot. On the same note, moving parcels is annoying. Currently you can move parcels by 1/2 a parcel but ROADS are apparently 1/4 of a parcel so....lining up Roads has not been an easy process, nor completely possible. Free placement of crafted Cobblestone road decals would be absolutely amazing!
Did you try turning a knight in a mage? It could work.
Is battle mage = militant mage? Not sure it + illusionist is the best you can create with the available discs. Rune caster seems like a ftting disc.
The shield related disc also have potential.
Gotta catch some zzzs now...
I have no idea about what you can do in game to intertain yourself as of now but if you wanna plan builds and stuff checking malekai.org is a must.
I think the game is more about testing than playing in its current state.
"By far the most engagement I've been getting in this game is the skill tree."
Man, you must be bored out of your mind.