I am looking for a decent sandbox MMORPG to sink into and after some suggestions. My co-op buddy and I prefer isometric games as UO was our first and favourite MMORPG, and we've played most of the western MMORPGs to date. We enjoyed Legends of Aria while it was being actively developed but that has died off, and similar with Fractured Online. We are essentially looking for UO2 but haven't found it yet. Britaria seems to have some promise under its new development team but NFT's give a foul taste. I am enjoying Embers Adrift for its slower pace and more oldschool MMORPG feel, but it's a little too slow-going for our couple of hours here and there #dadgamer
We don't class games like Valheim, Conan Exiles etc as MMORPGs though as we're getting desperate for a decent game to dive into, we may need to go back to something like that. Theme park MMORPG's are ok and we jumped back into New World, but it's the same old rinse and repeat of grabbing quests in an area, running there and smashing those then turning them in. We're looking for a bit more free thinking, pick a direction and slay everything in our path and maybe picking up some good loot along the way.
Any thoughts or ideas would be greatly appreciated.