MMORPG like Lineage 2
Suggest something like this. Don't mention Korean and Chinese ones.
Absolutely agree about all the modern MMOs, it has a way too much pay to win element to it. I had a lot of fun playing KOTOr online, but it's just due to the great story and Star Wars Universe. As for Lineage 2, it still has a special place in my heart. And I think it's the best game in the genre. You can find lineage 2 top 200 here. Just return to the best, recent updates are great.