God I couldnt tell you, to be honest. Just that everything is balanced, combat and encounters are fun, and that PvP is apparently a pretty good time as well, AFAIK. I keep reading and hearing about it but I can't recall the details right now, but I do recall that they completely revamped the newbie levels, pretty much all but ditched their old system with the island and everything. Check out the FOH guild board, there was some 40 page thread or something like "Should I come back to EQ2" and the consensus was "yes." Biggest mistake they made with EQ2 was trying to make it so different from EQ1. People liked EQ1. That's why they played it for so long, despite its problems. Raiding was fun. Small raids just don't capture the same feeling as some of the EQ1 encounters where you had to coordinate several groups to down a Mob. Anyway, I still have an active account but I'm trying to learn spanish. That'll never happen if i get back in to MMO's despite how tempting it sometimes is. MMOs are like heroin for me. Once I start playing them i get sucked-in to the competitiveness of them. I can't stand being a lowbie because i've always played with the best guilds and hate playing with unskilled players.