Because I do, but I really don't miss the costs associated with everything, from costumes to competitiveness. I quit right before the original merges, right at the peak of the RNG shitstorm, and though I'd love to go back and play, I won't do it unless the game becomes subscription based with small p2p perks, like costumes or exp bonuses. I definitely do not miss the RNG, but I'm glad it's been nerfed a bit, and the new rng system does sound appealing.
I know, I know, this will lead to a massive uptick in gold sellers, blah, blah, but the truth of it is, every game that uses this type of model (Black Desert, WoW, ESO) has been wildly successful. One can only hope. Actually, I think the eventual outcome will be to move to new subscription servers for new players with the choice of f2p or p2p, to keep the game generating revenue, because ultimately the f2p model will not be able to sustain Trion's overhead with the game.
I definitely do miss the open world housing (I had awesome neighbors, and I remember at the first Christmas event they gave me a picture for my house of them in christmas costumes waving, it was actually RP-tastic and very, very cool of them). I miss being able to spend hours a day farming, and defending the farms from pvpers. I also miss being able to freely pvp as a pirate, and the naval pirate raids we had. Upgrading ships was a cool feature, but it became pointless when you'd get boarded left and right.
I'd go back in a heartbeat if the game ever had a sub server. ArcheAge was one of the best MMOs I've played as far as things to do goes, and I do miss it quite a bit. A real gem, with a few bad mechanics that just brought the whole game down. And don't get me wrong, I swiped my fair share too, but now looking back at it all, I won't fall into that trap again.
I guess I can hope, right?
Talon - Ezi server
Sidenote: Black Desert was a very fun game, too, but the RNG just drove me out of that game entirely. Nothing better than spending hours upon hours grinding some cash, only to watch it explode in front of you.