Not only has the RPG portion been forgotten, the MMO portion has also been forgotten.
I have said it before, i will say it again, games like Ultima Online and Dark Age of Camelot were THE mmorpg games, which no current mmorpg’s will ever get close to competing with in pure awesomeness.
Sure new games can have that l337 graphic and awesome spell effects, who… cares… i want a game i can believe in, and live in. And not only that, i want a game where you can solo, but you will never be able to do aswell as a group will. Look at DAoC, perfect grouping system in the first years, both in PvE and PvP.
Time has not blinded me, UO and DAoC was awesome games, i only left those games because i had no idea all future mmorpg’s would fail so hard as they did, and since many others thought as me, population fell, and those 2 awesome games felt the need to “modernize” their games in a way that can never be repaired, hence when i go back, it is not the same, it is a hollow version of the best mmorpg’s ever created.