Try New World, their ability and gear system is very nice and unique (from what I know at least). Leveling doesn't feel tiring, at least so far (I'm lvl 30). I'm basically waiting for Throne and Liberty (aka Lineage 3) this spring and Ashes of Creation around 2024-2025.
Also I'm pretty hyped about the new Assassin's Creed Mirage.
I started with C4 on dexternet, then higher rates like elite pvp and clones of it on interlude. Later made my own servers and stopped playing after that. Then when Aion was available as private servers I started playing it, stopped, played a lil bit of wow on private and stopped again after a few months. When I didn't play L2 or an mmo, I would play games like elder scrolls oblivion & Skyrim (got like thousands of hours in that game) replayed games a lot like mass effect and assassin's creed. Right now its mostly cyberpunk 2077 and try out different builds.
My first mmo was mu online, quite popular in Romania. And our main internet provider Digi, actually hosts or hosted the largest mu online server, linkmania.
Im thinking of picking up guild wars 2.
Regret not playing archage at launch
L2 is mostly dead to me, i liked it till C5, then it turned in this weirdo korean fantasy game.