Are there MMOs out there for people who still enjoy exploration, finding things out on their own and gearing up as it happens, not as other people think is right? I’d jump right into that.My response?
What rock have you been hiding under?
I love people that refuse to play WoW because it is popular and popular is “NOT COOL” right now.
Your loss. You can keep flailing around in FAIL MMO’s or give in and try it out. At any rate, you won’t find a more complete and well structured game for the money on the market right now. I am not a Blizzard fanboy but lets face facts. Champions Online and LOTRO and other MMO’s don’t keep having free weekends because they are doing well.
Progression in WoW for the casual player:
Get level 1-83 (solo if you want its easy)
Run the new dungeon put in specifically to get people caught up in gear.
Use the innovative LFG or LFR system which no other MMO has.
Alternatively (but stupid) PVP using the Q and get experience that way.
Group until your eyes bleed since 11 million people play its easy to find groups
Done? Do dailies at a casual pace and get purple gear after about 2 weeks of logging in one hour a night and making a ton of gold in the process.
Find casual guild in the Gazillions of Casual guilds out there and raid 10 man dungeons at your own pace
Finished. You won’t see that in Aion. Trust me.