Originally Posted by stoffe
Seems to me like they are abandoning their original niche which appealed to people like me who aren't too fond of traditional MMOs, in order to compete more directly with the likes of World of Warcraft by following the standard issue MMO concept more closely. I think this design decision is a big, game-ruining mistake, but I guess time will tell.
Agreed. There's a reason I don't play traditional MMO's and it's not because I'm cheap. Well... maybe a little bit...
If the world is persistent, I won't be playing it. 'Nuff said.