Since I have been so broke, I had to shut off WoW for the time being and went looking for something free, that didn't suck, to occupy it's place. I have discovered a totally FREE to download and FREE to play MMO. It's called Combat Arms. It is a FPS (first person shooter) and I can't believe how good this game is for free. Here's a video of what the game play is like:
....When I first saw this game I was like...um what's the catch? But then I discovered that the company that put it out NEXON gives the game away for free and you get your chose of 6 basic caracters to play from, even female characters (ROCK!!) and you get the basic weapons (M16 Rifle, 9mm pistol, frag granades and a knife. Which are all good for game use. When you enter the game you earn XP but also GP which is game money and you can upgrade weapons and gear, but the upgrades are temporary, lasting anythign from 24 hours up to 90 days, depend on how much GP you earn and want to spend.
So you might still be asking yourself, as I did, what is the catch. The catch is not a real catch, the way they make their money is they have a Black Market where you can spend real money on upgrades. You go to Blockbuster or Target or Walgreens etc and buy their game card and it has X number of game money and it's THAT money you spend on dumb crap like a gold AK-47 or different looking characters than the 6 basic ones, and THAT is how they make money and why the game is free. But honestly, the game is so fast paced and you can get decent weapons in the free game that all that teenage vanity want stuff doesn't matter and the game is just as fun without spending real money on it. Besides when you kill somebody with a real money weapon, he drops it and you can pick it up and use it. So what's the point of spending your real cash?
So yeah, you can download it for free here: http://combatarms.nexon.net/Intro.aspx
We have started a Clan and want you to join us and play with us. Here's the clan site: http://bl4ck5h33p.clangrid.com/
We have a Ventrilo Server you can use for free to communicate during games, all you need is a headset with a mic and to download Ventrilo, it's also free: http://www.ventrilo.com/
I'm serious, I can't believe how good this game is for FREE.