I hate MMORPGs. I truly do. In no other genre do developers tend to so massively (cough) and overtly compromise gameplay because of sheer greed and employ abusive/explotive gameplay mechanics which hint at a fundamental lack of respect towards their playerbase.
Yet there are exceptions. Guildwars 2 especially and Planetside 2 as well, is what I do have an eye on.
Guildwars 2 because it appears to be a honest effort to rethink MMORPGs from the ground up - without the bull**** - and Planetside 2... because, while I frankly do not know all that much about it, I was somewhat impressed from trying the first game and would hope that due to it being an MMOFPS, it may hopefully avoid most of the pitfalls of traditional MMORPGs as well. At least the first game, already felt more like an FPS than a gear treadmill MMO.
As I tried Planetside 1 a while ago it sadly also felt (of course) very dated and while there were quite a few larger battles going on - it was nothing too out of the ordinary (i.e. comparable to what you see in Battlefield as well)
Yet... you could sure see the potential and what it must have looked like during its glory days.
Certain guildmates are still occasionally overcome with nostalgy when talking about Planetside 1 and the days when the sky became dark with dropships and it rained soldiers from the sky.