I half to agree with Takoda, Everquest next will hopefully be as great as Eqoa for the ps2. Eqoa lasted 8 years, things that made it so great was player interaction, without meeting people on your server and befriending them you couldnt even solo some mobs your level and forget about trying to attempt a raid boss without 20+ people. Another great thing was, It allowed you focus on one char instead of having tons of alts, reason being is you could turn on cms (class mastery points) that you attain from xp, leveling, and it gave you something to do at 60 while wasnt raiding allowing you to try max out your cms at 1500 which for last cm and no boon(4x xp) would take you practically a month+ of 8hr grinds killing mobs. But like I said the cms was great gave you a chance to purchases abilites and stat upgrades of your choice, so the more you had the stonger your character was compared to people who had toons of alts, focusing on one char gave you a better toon allowing you to get the classes Tag example= Warrior could become a Hero or Defender at 500 cms spent and woukd cost you 200, each tag giving you different abilites no dumbed down talent system. And if that wasnt what you wanted to be each races had its own tag example,troll could become a Savage giving you impressive 300tick regen with the second abilites being a 4k heal and melee stats bonus increase for short period of time vs a diff race who couldnt. But, each race class and tag had its perks and downsides because the tags gave you certain stats too, nevertheless it was exicting even tho there was really no pvp it gave you a chance for your charsacter to be unique to a certain extent. Not only the player based interactions and cms, but you also had no map you could open, only a compass and a paper map that came with game making exploring challenging and unique. It took me a long time getting use to WoW because everything so kiddy and easy, but since playing pre bc, they have dumbed it down so much that I have recently canceled my account. The game is no longer enjoyable with repeat dailies, people who are so unconsiderable while raiding you cant step away for few mins without being yelled at to take care real life stuff like kids etc, and think they are pro because they can down few herioc bosses and have no real life or personality, and no since 5.1 leaving healers to be blanketed and on shoted practicially in pvp, I have just had all I can take. Its but fun but its time to move on, hopefully Everquest Next will be that nich games are missing.
Edited by Dreko on 12/8/2012 7:54 AM PST