Originally Posted by MOTÃ–RHEAD
Why would he want to play a grindfest with over the hill elitist EQ1 players who think their poo doesn't stink and who look down on other MMORPG players ?
You can build ships and sail whereever you want in them
You can buy flying mounts (dragons, harpies etc) and fly wherever you want on them
If you can see it, you can pretty much climb/swim/jump/tango on it. No invisible walls or unscalable mountains
3 seperate spheres of advancement (Adventuring, Tradeskilling, Diplomacy). Don't like killing stuff? Fine, stay at lvl 1 and level up Diplomacy and use your skills to get access to areas, unique items, titles, etc. You don't have to kill to advance if you don't want to
Heavily modified Unreal 2.5 engine, switching over to U3.0 on the first or second expansion
AGEIA and X-Fi support
3 continents at launch: Thestra (typical High Fantasy rolling fields), Kojan (Asian inspired Feudal Japan-ish), Qualia (Egyptian)
Weapons and armour is unique to the area. See the guy with the badass Katana over there? He got that in Kojan. You'll know where somebody's been by what they're wearing
Around 16 different classes, and as many races
The best character customisation, in any game, ever
7 years of expansions, new races, classes, lore, floating cities etc has already been planned and mapped out. That's right, 7 years.
I haven't even begun to list Vanguard's features.
The question isn't "why would he want to", the question is "why the hell wouldn't he".