(Original post by ma2k5)
I have to say, you don't make sense.
He played EvE for a month, if AFTER a whole month of playing a game, you find it boring, THAT IS A FAIR thing to note, I am sorry but that is a valid opinion. If a game needs MONTHS of playing just to get some entertainment, something is wrong. Just because he played 1 month does not make his opinion invalid. If you enjoyed it first month, great for you! If he said he played it maybe 1 day, I'd say, yeah okay... Infact, main reason I didn't get into EvE is because, of the amount of investment/grind required (time wise) - I mean I don't say it to put the game down, even the veterans who have been playing this game for years on, agree it is a huge timesink sometimes with relatively no action - but that can be some peoples cups of tea, if you enjoy the strategic/political and economy side of a game. We are not dumb, we understand EvE is a very sophisticated game with unrivaled depth compared to the normal fantasy games, but please do not be so patronising that our opinions are incorrect - people find different things fun. Look at Chess, can take you a lifetime to master, but how many of you actually use Chess as a pastime (Probably <1%).
Anyway, on the MMO subject. From my understanding this is how it fairs.
The only 2 FANTASY type MMO's worth playing is probably WoW and Aion (it has changed drastically, trust me!). Rift I guess if you like the medieval style, but I thought it was generally a bit more boring, but it has such great feedback, maybe I should say 3.
After that, wait for GW2 - pre-ordered it!
DAOC/EQII although great, I think they are great for having played it at the time/nostalgia imo (kind of how D2 is for me!).
DCU/other instanced based games, never interested me.
GW2, then WoW/Aion/Rift really. If you do play Aion, it is F2P but if your connection is decent, play on the american servers (I am, no issues) - no restrictions, unlike EU.
TERA may be for you I guess, but I disliked it because, I felt the combat mechanics made no sense with its sense of "freedom/aim" combat, as you don't feel free at all, battling seemed to stiff (should have been more like C9/Dragon Nest even...) - something tells me TERA is a very incomplete game so I will not be pursuing that, despite my original hype..
Diablo 3 is round the corner, but it is more MORPG.
Anyway, HF with whatever you choose.