Besides world of warcraft. Nothing against world of warcraft but I just think I have gotten as much as I am going to get out of that game. I have been wanting to find a good MMO for a long time, one that isn't just a warcraft clone [or maybe it started that way and became it's own, I am ok with that, as WoW is hardly the same game it started out as in any way] or instanced all to hell and back. Or what seems like most mmos are these days, not really an actual mmo in the classic sense [where they are more of just online co-op games with a lobby zone or something lol].
Are there any modern MMOs with legs out there right now worth playing? Ones that actually would be worth investing a lot of time in, that is also an actual MMO?
I haven't really played anything but FFXI and WoW in recent years as most coverage sounded the same, games destined to be free to play games shortly or games that are effectively fully instanced.
I guess I miss the good old days of having a big world where I was running around doing stuff with other people, and not just constantly teleporting to special zones where only you and a few buddies are in, with the open world being pretty much just for solo play [which makes no sense! lol].
Also I am not interested in something crazy like eve lol.
I have been wanting to get into, and I mean really into [not just play for like a month get max level and then quit like most MMOs are designed for now adays] an mmo for about a year now but just don't know if anything is actually worth getting into for the reasons I have stated above.
I don't need to play an MMO if there are none right now that fit my criteria. I just would like to a lot =(