now i'm getting back into them, and i love conan, everquest 2. why you ask? not becuase i think they are the best, but becuase they require no monthly fee, and i can download them for free. basically, for NO MONEY AT ALL, i can play them for months and months.
From the looks of things, once you reach a certain level in EQ2, you'll either have to pay the monthly fee or fork out extra money every time you want to equip a new piece of loot. This is because later loot is locked in the Free 2 Play game. I stopped playing EQ2 due to that.
I've tired both Guild Wars and had more fun with the first. The second one, I just don't enjoy yet. I'll eventually try The Secret World again when I'm no longer pissed off with it.
I also tried the free version of WOW and found that I enjoyed it. Picked up the starter pack in a sale and will probably subscribe to it once my free time expires. While it may be a subbed based MMO, it has the advantage over EQ2's sub due to being cheaper. Sony have decided to increase the sub price for this region and force payment in Yen, so a $15 sub is now nearer to $20. Yet another reason why I dumped EQ2.
Of course, I'd rather play MXO or Gods and Heroes: Rome Rising. The two MMOs I got the most enjoyment out of. Sadly, both have been shut down.