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I'll just leave this here =]
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Star Wars Galaxies had raised the bar so high (IMO) that I can't imagine anything coming out in WoW's wake to rival it, even with Guild Wars 2 supposedly breaking the mold. It was broken in many ways, I won't argue that, but the character progression, crafting system, PVP, etc. had so much potential, and instead of fine tuning it SOE decided to slowly morph the game into World of Warcraft.

26 professions, each with expansive, in-depth skill trees that could be mixed to match your distinctive play style (some combos were the "norm" and worked better than others, but I used to run into some very skilled players that strayed from these ideal setups).

A crafting system that produced unique weapons based on the crafter's skill, crafting equipment, quality of materials used (which itself varied quite a bit) and luck. All of these factors resulted in weapons, armor and food being similar in name alone, boasting vastly different stats.

Massive player cities filled with user-run shopping centers (vendors) and Imperial/Rebel bases and NPCs that rival guilds could siege.

In my humble opinion, developers need only look back a few years to find the next step in MMOs.
Edited by Paradox me - 6/21/11 at 10:06pm
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Couldn't have said it better. WoW has an element of fun that other games miss because they take it too seriously. Grahzilla? Twisted Sisters? GTL? WoW has punchlines all over the place, and I get such a kick out of them. My girlfriend doesn't even play, but when I bust out laughing at something I never noticed and she asks why, she even laughs though not a player.

I play games to be entertained, not have the top gear, highest kill to death, best time, etc.

Also, as a few others have said... aside from GW2... I don't think anything can touch WoW until Blizzard decides its time to release their next MMO (Titan).
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WoW sucks, After playing wow for 3-4 years, Vanilla thru Cata, ( Glad i quit, sold my acct for 300$ ) I must say Blizzard has done a amazing job at spoiling me with their game content, but on the negative side, it made every other game boring for my taste. Don't know why, but i'm waiting for Guild Wars 2 to get me back in the mood for gaming.
Just $300? The first time I sold mine back in TBC I got $800, then a year later I sold my rogue in WoTLK for $500.
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As a dedicated and hard core MMO player, having played every single AAA mmo ever created with the exception of MAYBE two, one of which being the original EQ I can say that I've enjoyed EvE/WoW/EQ2/Planet Side the most to date. For some reason I always go back to WoW though. Not sure what it is about it, be it the support, evolving game play, I'm just not sure.

The game that I was really hoping would be the game changer in the genre of the fantasy aspect of MMO's was Rift, but to me it failed very badly.

Right now I'm waiting on a few: Star Wars (Bioware), Planet Side 2, Jumpgate. There are a few others but the one I'm banking on is Planet Side 2.
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I'll just leave this here =]
I played Eve for about two months. It's really nice, but to me it's all about PvP and you can't do that unless you've been playing for at least a year( unless you enjoy getting podded )
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I miss the EQ days. To this day nothing compares to that games depth and community for me, especially the pve. I played a shadow knight from the original release to the planes of power xpac and then sporadically came back here and there with some of the xpac's that followed.

I've played almost every mmo to be released since and the main thing I have never seen repeated in an original release of an mmo was the number of available classes on release, (except DAOC which was the best pvp mmo ever imo) nor have I seen any mmo maker take the time out like they did and create seperate starting cities for each race. Except for trolls ofcourse but that fit into the storyline. It was unforgiving of mistakes at times and that made it better because it weeded out idiots and when you got something you felt like you earned it, unlike these easymode mmos now where they make everything so damn easy. Simple Jack could max out a character in some of these modern mmos!

Then they released an alternate advancement point system that grew with every xpac that offered almost endless way to constantly improve your character one you maxed your level. There were general all around advancements, archtype and some very unique and well though out abilities for each class.

Armor and item diversity was HUGE. There were so many unique class specific items and armor sets. There were alot of options throughout all levels. I'm reminded of my wow hunter when I would see almost all fellow hunters with the same shoulders or weapon. That just laziness on the dev's end.

Lastly was the community. There is just no way that can be repeated again though. It was such a new idea and it hadn't yet been commercialized to epic proportions and therefore the community had yet to become a direct reflection of society. CRAP heh. no pewpewqq's either! damn modern mmo lingo!
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I played Eve for about two months. It's really nice, but to me it's all about PvP and you can't do that unless you've been playing for at least a year( unless you enjoy getting podded )
What are you smoking? I've been playing for almost a full year now, and even though I can fly some T2/3 ships [17,000,000 SP total], the best PVP comes from flying the low tech cheap ships. It's no fun flying a ship worth almost a billion ISK because you're too afraid to commit to a battle.

Really all you need are T2 guns. The rest you can make due with high meta T1 mods. It also helps to have friends in T1 logistics cruisers... =]
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It also helps if you have a high threshold for doing nothing but staring at stations and idling around gates.
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It's EQ1's era, not WoW's, gd it. Also, I'm sure GW2 will suck as much as the first one that was supposed to be revolutionary.
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