Just read this topic,
Along a similar line, but on a different game, LOTRO.
The environment and music is beautiful. Heck, the first time I went into the spider's lair in Old Forest, I was nervous because of how freaky the ambiance was.
Don't have much time to play nowadays, but I do read up on gaming news and I would just like to say something about XIV. I don't care if it's currently 'f2p'. I know they're trying to fix the game, but why should I play it when I can play LOTRO?
I started out as a F2P mmo gamer, then I went to P2P because I was fed up with crappy pay to win F2P mmos. Now I'm back to F2P again, because the last few P2Ps I paid for were crap. LOTRO, DDO, Wizard101 is technically, not F2P, but freemium. LoL is fully F2P. Point is, F2P is just better now. I have Global Agenda, but haven't played it. Haven't had a chance to try Champions online (but it's being downloaded now on Steam). AoC is going freemium too. Looking forward to trying that out.
This time, I'll buy GW2 when it's out. Unlike for GW1 where I waited until last month to start playing it...
Even EVE can be F2P (grind ISK for PLEX o/ )
Went off on a tangent there.. recap: shivers (as in awe) from gaming? yes, LOTRO. FFXIV burned me with the CE and all of it's 'efforts' to change so far are underwhelming. F2P is better than P2P. Some P2P games shouldn't even be P2P (aka Aion, yeah I said it).