Hi guys, I used to play Everquest and I loved it, but its been surpassed and now I'm looking for a new MMORPG. I'm considering WOW, but I was hoping that someone who has played EQ could help me compare the two, or recommend a different one. What I liked about EQ: Apart from the beautiful fantasy world, I specifically liked the community...lots of friendly people, sometimes people would just hang out online and chat while they crafted. Occasionally a good samaritan would take you out and help you gain xp. On the downside, grinding for xp was a huge time drain, and you would spend a lot of time waiting for a group, without which you couldn't do much, but I'm told WOW is much less "grind-intensive." I've played LOTRO, warhammer, and EQII, and although you can solo a lot more easily in these games, I didn't want it to be a solo game. I hardly ever grouped, and no one really chatted...it was more like picking up a bunch of solo quests and grinding away at them all alone. I liked that you weren't so dependant on the group, but it went too far the other way. I'm told that WOW is now the gold standard in beautiful graphics, a rich fantasy experience, and exciting gameplay...but I'm also told that the community is a lot more "teen-agey." (not as friendly, people wiping you out for no reason, etc) I'm also a little intimidated that since it's been around for so long there won't be any beginners to learn with. (towards the end of EQ the only low level players you ever saw were high level player's alts) In short, I want the rich fantasy world of EQ combined with a cool community. One where you can solo if you can't find a group, but you can't solo so often that you don't need a community. How does WOW stack up? And a few random questions: Is WOW available on both PS3 and PC? Which is better? Is there a server on WOW that is neither overpopulated NOR underpopulated? Any other advice? Thanks in advance guys!