If this is in the wrong section I apologise, but I didn't see a section for Aion, therefore I figured this would be the appropriate place to post. Anyway...
The first ever MMORPG I played was Guild Wars & I absolutely loved it, but once I'd completed the game, reached max level & done clear after clear of dungeons such as Underworld/Fissure of Woe etc I became bored of it as there really wasn't much else left to do. I guess it was no surprise really considering it was F2P. Anyway, I then decided to go a step further & subscribe to World of Warcraft, which was around 1 month before WOTLK expansion came out, so I joined at a rather late date. I then played for around 8 months & also loved it but things such as Gold Sellers, a massively childish community involving arguments near enough every time I logged on etc caused me to uninstall the game & cancel my subscription. This along with the fact that the game had been out since 2004 caused me to look elsewhere for a decent MMORPG.
A month or so later Warhammer Online had just come out, therefore I bought it & gave it a shot. I played for a few weeks & started noticing a RAPID decline in population across all EU servers. Every server I looked at said "LOW" in regards to it's population, and considering the game is based a lot on PvP the gameplay suffered immensely, therefore I ended up quitting. The next MMORPG I tried was Age of Conan, but I'm sure a lot of you have read how much AoC is suffering in regards to member population etc. Basically the same thing happened with AoC that happened in Warhammer Online, so I quit THAT aswell.
So here I am now waiting for a decent MMORPG to come out therefore I thought Aion looked pretty decent & it's supposedly meant to arrive in stores here (UK) on the 25th September 2009. The thing is, I'm worried that it may just end up like AoC and Warhammer Online where people play it for a week or so, then just quit altogether & go back to WoW etc. I'm looking for a game where near enough everybody in it is starting from scratch and we're all "noobs" so to speak, therefore as I'm levelling etc I'll have many people around my level to play with. I have two choices really, resubscribe to WoW or wait 2 months for Aion to come out & buy it, but I just don't want to waste my money if it will possibly go down the same route as AoC & WO. On the other hand, there's many OTHER MMORPGs coming out soon therefore is Aion the route to go down for me (taking into account my experience with previous MMOs) or are there other upcoming ones that will be better suited to me?