I have been looking for a new MMO since late Wrath but have yet to find one actually worth investing time in. I was monetarily captivated by GW2 but after doing research on it and playing it for a few weeks I realized it was actually the opposite of what I look for in an MMO, that being meaningful and challenging character progression and a need for social and community interaction.
My favorite MMO was FFXI, you might of needed to play for 6 months to a year to get to the max level but when you did it felt great. You also made a ton of friends (some who I still talk to to this day), because you need them. On top of that leveling was actually fun and taught you about your class much better than any MMO I have played. You played with other people and if you didn't put out enough damage, heal correctly, or tank right, your group would die and you would be punished. You would lose a ton of experience (almost 1/3rd at max level), have a long travel back to camp and possibly lose your group. The endgame bosses were hard as nails, with one going 2 years until it was killed. Even the leveling story missions would beat you into the ground some taking me months to complete. PvP was terrible but I have never liked MMORPG PvP and probably never will.
No MMOs now a days really has the feeling of these old games, and in fact they seem to be moving in the opposite direction. I know most people despise these idea but I loved them and honestly really miss it. Is there any MMO that I should really be looking forward to, or one that has any of these ideas behind it? Or am I just a relic of the past hoping for glory days that will never happen again?