I don't like MMO's, they've never really done it for me, even games like Champions Online which has a premise I love still has little effect at tempting me. Another member here recently tried to wrangle me to join her on it, but I just couldn't bring myself to get on board. In my eyes the MMO's of today lack a level of realism I would want/demand from such an experience. The way I see it, one day I will probably play an MMO, but only when the realism is stepped up significantly in all aspects of design. I'm certainly no graphics whore, but I do know that graphics will play a significant role in providing that realism.
Blade & Soul by NCsoft, brings the genre slightly closer to the realism I would want. I think the graphics rendering seen here is extremely impressive for a game of this type. Do check out the eleven minutes of video footage below if you have an interest in such games.
The heart and goal of the gameplay, is to offer players a high standard of PvP combat in the games imaginitively designed open world.
Blade & Soul (PC)
NCSoft has recently announced that the MMO would not come out in Europe or America at least until another two years.
Blade & Soul Official Site: