...will be Dust 514
I've never played (and probably won't ever play) EVE Online. The game holds its interest with me. I think the economical elements are great, and I like the 'player driven plot' (so-to speak, the manner in which the different player run 'corporations' rule the different sectors etc) but the part where everyone playing it is also running MS Excel, and the biggest killer for me is the 'gameplay'... it's like a really elaborate screen saver. (well that and the 'character progression' isn't about what you're doing, or how you do it, just how long you've been a subscriber...)
I concede that you can't really
have a twitch game as an MMO, but yea... this is where the concept for Dust 514 comes in I think.
If it really is 'Free 2 play' (as opposed to the rest of them which should almost be called 'Free 2 pay to play' then I might jump in and hit it up.
(Seriously, I know that for the most part you'll never really see the FPS 'going on' from within MMO; but it's been a long standing wish of mine to see a 'GTA meets Star Wars' kinda game where you can go from on foot, to a vehicle on a planet/station, to a ship and then into a air/space craft to somewhere else. If this concept actually stands within EVE, I think it really looks to set EVE up to outlast the 'other' MMO in WOW. (not saying it's better than, or more popular than, just likely to breathe a few years more life into it.)