So let me get this out first, I do NOT want to play:
I am not into any of those, so throw them out of the discussion please.
I am looking for (in order of importance):
Age: 2012 or newer (I am a fan of really nice graphics but good gameplay would make this a non-issue)
PvE focus (PvP can be there, but don't force me to do it to get anything done)
Decent story (Sorry, Tera, your story is basically non-existent imo)
Fantasy I prefer fantasy but would give something else a try, just not really a fan of FPS in general anymore
Solo ability- I'd prefer to not interact with the "community" at all if possible, so being able to do things on my own is a big plus. If I have to, I guess I have to but it'd be great if I could be by myself.
Things I like to do in MMO's:
Beat the crap out of rare/elites/BAM's by myself, craft, gather, put stuff in house, if I can find a guild full of people who aren't dramatic all the time I enjoy grouping and raiding, PuG's on occasion. Also I tend to play hunter's (with pet if possible) first, tanks and healers after that.
Now to my reasons why I don't like the first 5:
FFXIV- while this game is really one of the best games I've ever played, I am not fond of how some parts of it are implemented. Housing for example. Unless you're on a zero pop server and have amassed billions of gil, you won't get a house. You can possibly find an apartment that you can't even log back into once you log out. However if I could find another game with such emphasis on story, I'd be in.
GW2- No real sense of accomplishment with just clearing some hearts on a map.
WoW- Well...it's WoW. Actually, I tried to get back into WoW not too long ago. Community is crap. Trying to figure out everything after being away for 4 years is crap.
ESO- I hate the fact that there is no real auction house and I have to be part of a guild to use one or to put things up on there. Dumbest thing I've heard of in all of my life. Yes I know I can use the black market or whatever it's called and pay an exorbitant amount in fees to buy things off there but why should that even be a thing? Terrible. Also for some reason, the "classes" just don't work for me. They just do not compute in my head.
Wildstar- just not into it.
Rift- so I thought about going back to Rift, and I did try it again. The combat isn't all that great, I mean it's not... impactful? Let's call it that. And I have always hated the art style. I played this when it first came out for a LONG time and I have always hated the art style. But coming back to it after all this time, the combat just isn't doing it for me.