I played ArcheAge for quite a long time in the past but some things drove me away... The most important was stunlock PvP, like 80% of the server was specced as "Primalist" (if I remember correct) and PvP battles would usually last 5 seconds, even if you had good gear. I remember it as a stunlock combo fest with no skill included,
How's that now? Have they fixed PvP? Is it more balanced now? Also is it the same situation with potions? The CD is a few seconds and you can buy them from cash shop too?
And lastly how's the general state of the game? Population, new activities/features etc?
P.S: Do farm animals move now? Or they just stand there as you place them, like statue or soldiers...
Sandbox MMORPGs that are not very well-known but definitely worth a look:
Ryzom, Haven and Hearth, Xsyon, The Repopulation, UO private shards, Mortal Online, Darkfall 1 remakes (New Dawn or Rise of Agon), RPG MO, Project Gorgon, EQ: Sanctuary (custom server)