So my guild decided we wanted to play an MMO until Guild Wars 2 came out, and after a discussion we decided on Aion. Admittedly, the game had a lot of problems when I played it a couple of years back, so I wasn't expecting much. I have been, so far, pleasantly surprised. But it's only a couple of days and who knows how bad it will get.
For a traditional MMO, however, it's not bad at all. And it's free. Really free. No content is blocked because you haven't payed money. No classes are cut off from you because you haven't paid money. You can play the game free, all of it, without paying a cent. Pretty cool for NCsoft to do that.
One of the big problems for PVE'ers that Aion had was that once you got to the late 20s in level, you simply ran out of quests and had to either grind or PVP. I've heard they've fixed that, so it'll be interesting to see. Also, they've added player housing, and they have a pretty damned good crafting system.
I'll post here from time to time, any thoughts I have on Aion now that it's free.