Originally Posted by pepejovi
Originally Posted by Hyoketsu
LOTRO may be F2P, but much of the functionality is locked. You can sub for 1 month and retain a lot of the benefits even after the sub runs out, though, so it isn't that big of a deal. The game is pretty fun, you might want to check it out.
Regarding others... Well, Lineage 2 recently became F2P. It's totally different than WoW. Darn, that game is addictive. However, it's quite lacking on the quest/story side, so, basically, you'd be getting into a grindfest. Still fun, though.
Another nice MMORPG is Cabal Online, but it's way past its prime. Its main drawback is the lack of endgame content and explorable areas. Cabal 2 is under development, so you might want to check it out in a few years time.
Oh my god, someone else has heard of Cabal Online too? Awesome!
I'm not sure when you last played, but there have been a lot of updates that include new dungeons and gear, such as +15 stuff and others.
I havent played since last summer so there are lots more now.
I've played a bit ~2 months ago. Actually, my account is probably one of the oldest ones that are still being used from time to time - I registered during the final beta before the official EU launch (I think it was '06?). I've seen the game progress. It was fun and it still is, there's no denying that... But it's also painfully obvious that the game is well past its glory days. While, IMO, it's still heaps better than many MMORPGs out there, the age is too apparent. The recent influx of frequent updates brought up the number of low-level players quite a bit (you should've seen the low-level areas ~a year ago... sad sight), but I can't help but wonder how long they'll be able to keep it up. Most likely, until Cabal 2 launches. I estimate that should give the game ~2 years. 3 years tops, though the servers might've become ghost towns by then.