Yes, I know that I've placed it in the wrong place and yes, it bothers me, but then again, nobody really checks the actual LFG part of the site, so...bear with me. it's not easy to go so categorically wrong as I have just gone. Regardless, onto the meat of the matter:
Seeing how close I am to finishing my business in Warhammer Online(only like 10+ years too late ; oh well, better late than never) and that I have done my run for this x2 XP event, I find myself not having anything in specific to play. And I thought to myself: "Why not try something new, some new MMO?". So, let me just quickly lay out some parameters I am looking for:
SOLO: It needs to have an interesting solo gameplay. Now, this is highly subjective, but I am receptive to all and any suggestions here. Solo mustn't feel like an afterthought and the gameplay needs to be good, alive, to have a good feedback as it were - no matter how grindy it might be. Tbh, I'd pick even giga grind over RNG any day in the week. Yeah, I know that it is silly, but I find other players to be more of a hindrance than a boon.
STORY: Then there is story. And World. And IP. It'd be the best if the game had at least ok writing and if it was a part of an already existing IP. Idk, it's sometimes difficult to hype myself for 100% new stuff. Or, even worse, when a game does a sort of an U turn, like GW 2 did when compared to GW 1.
COMBAT: It doesn't need to be your modern "action combat", but it needs to be fun and responsive. If I don't feel powerful or if I feel like I'm just running in circles, all is for naught.
PAYMENT: Who cares, as long as it isn't something super expensive. Like paid expansions + sub + shop + etc.
ALREADY PLAYED: A lot of MMOs you might think of, but just to quickly mention some that might be relevant here. ESO is just weird to me, I kinda do want to give it a real go, but then again, it is just so weird to me with so many weird systems like the lack of the Auction House(or real shops) etc. LoTR:O is a charming little LoTR game, but it has far too many leveling mistakes, it just isn't enjoyable to me at all. Guild Wars 2 is ... I can't get over how different it is to GW 1, in more ways than one. SWTOR, well, we know all about that, don't we? Had awesome fun, am grateful for that experience. But it is in the past finished tense. That leaves...? Idk, Neverwinter? Age of Conan(it is a good game, but there are issues with it too)? Something else from the left field I am just not perceiving?
Thank you for all your suggestions! Feel free to ask anything so that I might clarify any misunderstandings.