I've been playing WoW on and off for years. I am 50 years old and started way back when with the Open Beta and quit a few times before finally quitting Retail after Wrath of ther Lich King. I spent time in a few other games - RIFT being the lonest run I had - but then I discovered the private WoW server scene. I jumped in and out of it over the years and, since I'm housebound, jumped back in recently. What I found was a bunch of snot-nosed min-maxing elitists who demanded perfect play and perfect dps on encounters I haven't seen in over ten years, toxic PvPers who ganked lowbies and justified their actions by saying "it's allowed in the game so it's OK for me to make other players' lives hell for hours at a time". I'm too old for jerks like that and it caused me more stress than fun. I am not interested in Retail or even Classic WoW; I don't like where Blizzard has taken the game and I won't give them any more money.
I'm looking for suggestions for anothe MMORPG to get into - one with semi-casual players who still want to try end-game raiding without berating people over Discord. I pre fer caster/hunter/DPS roles and don't like melee/Tank/Healer roles. Any advice would be appreciated. I'm on a fixed income, so F2P with options to buy boosts would be a plus. I'm off to read reviews and awautvreplies. Thanks!