I played a bit back when it was released and I own the game without either expansions but never got into it. I haven't really been able to get into an MMORPG since Wrath of the Lich King, and FF11. I find the combat of MMOPG's is often boring, the content very tedious, redundant and easy. I'm looking for something that will provide a challenge in the longer run, with a fun world, enjoyable classes and combat, and a decent story. I tried ESO and immediately hated it coming from Skyrim.
I've kind of given up on finding a good MMORPG with a balance between hardcore and casual as most are just hyper casual now and coming from UO, early WoW, EQ and FF11 where the games were pretty brutally unforgiving, punishing you when you died with loot loss, corpse runs, having to get resurrected and / or xp loss. Not regenerating instantly to full health after a battle, which required you to be a bit more strategic fight to fight and collision detection where you can't run through other players and monsters like you were in ethereal form. Those games no longer exist and I know that's not what Guild Wars 2 is about; not that I'd be keen to go back to all those relentless features but it would be nice to find a balance that feels somewhat more immersive. In the meantime I'm looking for something to have fun with and seeing as I already own the game. I also own FF14 but the subscription fee is a turn off.