My friend introduced me to this game a few years back when it was dead. The environment is riddled with ghost towns and houses of people who deactivated their accounts. We saw maybe one or two high level people a day and waved. I just remember building our own mining structures and questing. For the one and a half month I played, it was pretty fun and worth the $15. However, once my character reached level 55 the quest line just ended and my friend informed me the developers had just stopped working on the game. So kinda sad this MMO died because of the NGE but I had my fun with a couple of friends even in a deserted world.