I finally got tired of WoW a little while back and I’ve been looking around for the Next Big Thing, and found Tabula Rasa a little while back. What do people think so far in terms of what they’ve read/seen/played? I went ahead and grabbed the pre-order so I could play in the closed beta, but I haven’t time yet to really dig into it.
As far as I can tell it looks like Richard Garriott is definitely trying to push the genre in a different direction in terms of combat, but I’m still not sure if this style will have a huge effect on the game in the long term. I’m always afraid of MMO’s ending up as a grind-fest without any real reward or enjoyment.