So this is a bit random, but here goes.
I was browsing message boards on one old school gaming site and noticed that Lineage 2 board had the most users on it. It was almost 500 users vs 50 for WoW. This had me intrigued, because I've been looking for a grindy/community-based MMO to play for a while now, so maybe L2 is it? So I looked more into it, and now I am feeling confused.
What's going on with servers? Are there official 'live' versions of the game? Is the live version of the game good, or has it been 'casualized'? Are there official 'legacy' servers? Which expansion was the best one, which one killed the game? I see there are a bunch of private servers? Which server / patch should I play on?
What's the game about? Is this full loot pvp? Is there pve content? Dungeons and raids? What do you do at end-game? Is combat typical tab-target trinity?
Thanks a lot!