i have looked for a mmo that i enjoyed every time i played. even if i was on for only 30 mins. before aion i was playing ffxi and had a couple of high level jobs ( took me forever due to me having a life lol but i did it) and enjoy the game for the most part. but it was missing the solo part and pvp and the stuff SE was doing was ruining the game. then came aion. i have played wow, GW and a good amount of the Free to play games and didn't think i would like aions game play. but the wings and looks sold me. the game is great. the graphics are incredible if not the best for a mmo (the aion vision will make it the best if its not there yet). controls are very well done (same controls really of wow it feels) the story is subpar with most mmos the first couple years of life. ffxi being the exception to that rule but that because of experience that SE has. (wow didnt even feel like there was a story that wasn't done in any of the RTS ones). the exp gain is good. there are some areas that needs to be grinded but over all good. i have played back in the beta and wait to do a review to let NC work out the kinks. there are the bots but all mmos have them. (in the beginning the spam was crazy but it has slowed. now on end game.. for now end game is just pvp in the abyss however it seems like the aion vision will add some pve to end game.