The combat is good, the game is beautiful, but the story telling is seriously lacking (think vanilla WoW questing).
Isn't present time WoW questing the same as Vanilla WoW questing? I know that's why I'm not level 90 on my Druid yet. Too many <go kill x amount of y> quests that give me 1/30th of a level-up. Think I gained most of my levels from doing dungeons (god knows it wasn't doing Battlegrounds). I'm still on the first zone in Pandaria and I'm level 88. Just not into the story, anymore. Couldn't give a rat's *** about controlling my anger while helping panda bears kill a million monkeys.
More variety of quests (they're not ALL 'kill x of y', but there are some yes), and MUCH better rewards.
Back in Vanilla, I remember doing quests and being able to choose between a wand and a shield. Oh that's nice... except I'm a druid or a shaman and can't use either. Then I do another quest and I get a nice spiffy pair of.......cloth bracers. Wait, cloth? I thought I was supposed to be wearing mail? Gotta fight 20 Lv14 infected bears that are spread out through the map, probably killing 50+ non-infected bears because they aggro... and I get white cloth bracers. lol. I always make fun of that Darkshore quest, because it was so ridiculously stupid.
I don't mind "meh" quests if they reward me decently. That's why I don't mind it so much in MoP; you always get nice rewards and don't feel left out.
It's a fun game I wasted about 3 months on when it went F2P, along with a good number of other ZAM people. Will probably go back to it at some point. The combat is good, the game is beautiful, but the story telling is seriously lacking (think vanilla WoW questing). For what it's worth, odd cosmetic items aside, they have one of the better F2P systems out there.
FFXIV:ARR is coming soon, and I already have my F2P thing going on in the form of Warframe
Awesome, Awesome fast-paced game of Space Ninjas.
No PvP, not much lore, but **** is the gameplay fun. Edited, Jul 9th 2013 4:47pm by Lyrailis