Happy New Year ?
I am a bit late, but that’s life when 2 daughters are dragging me all over the place.
I took a little break from MMOs and online gaming in general since that ArcheAge fiasco. Now that I am no longer hot under the collar , I have been looking at some new properties out on the horizon. Crowfall (http://crowfall.com/#/) looks great and I backed it on kickstarter . I hope the team doesn’t disappoint, but they know they have niche market they are targeting so hopefully they can fill the void.
I have also been playing some Path of Exile and Grim Dawn. PoE (https://www.pathofexile.com/) is still the best FREE game I have ever played and the company did the cash shop the right way. Grinding Gear Games hit a home run with this. Grim Dawn (http://wwww.grimdawn.com) is still in Early Access phases, but it plays very well . The look and feel of their game world is robust and I am digging their take on the classes and skills I am currently running this http://grimcalc.com/build/ukxHJz and not dying every second. The death penalties are xp based and you have a chance to recover lost xp after dying. Very helpful in those long drawn out boss fights.
If you have time give Grim Dawn a look.