a) what is the hybrid model? Hybrid between what?
what do you mean by streamlined and structured? In what was was EQ different? Do you mean that EQ used different zoning or something? From what I know, EQ was mostly islands, and WoW's zoning was in large part a response to technical limitations. If you think that's not "immersive", you should play some older games where we had pixels and 2D corridors everywhere.
One could argue zoning is not acceptable in this day and age in GW2's case, but WoW is an old game.
c) "Boaaat!!!" ? This is what I meant.... I DID NOT PLAY EQ. Wtf do I know what your nostalgic "ooh, boat" means? What if WoW was just as immerse for me as EQ was for you except instead of screaming something about a boat I was going insane over how large the world is and how I'm apparently on a giant tree stump.
in what was does GW2 not focus on the world? because GW2 looks very world-focused to me right now.
You are saying that it's going in the wrong direction. How?
You are saying it's expanding on WoW's manipulation of the genre. How?
How did WoW manipulate the genre?
What should GW2 have done?
Where are your arguments? All you do is just state things. I can run around stating things, too. Let's try this:
"EQ is a boring and low-quality game. EQ was mostly designed for people with too much free time. EQ poisoned the well with its trinity system (crap, that's argumentation, I can't do this...)."
If you ever turned in an essay like this to a teacher you'd get an automatic D, dude, this is like the worst forum writing I've seen in a while. It's on the same level as saying "EQ is for mature players, WoW is for kiddies", and thinking that's sufficient without providing any argumentation whatsoever.
a) how do you know it's not your subjective opinion?
I haven't played EQ, how am I supposed to base my perception of WoW against someone's perception of EQ?
The only thing I got from this is "EverQuest has harsh death penalties" except you never said that. You just said EQ was scarier. Without explaining why. You have to understand that for non-EQ players, what you're saying is an alien language.
In what way, where, how? Are you gonna discuss this or what?
Your main argument seems to be that MMORPG's are not world-based enough, which is OK except GW2 is the most world-based thing that came out recently. Furthermore, WoW wasn't bad in that respect at all, either. Nor is it fair to say WoW manipulated the genre. The stagnationis not caused by WoW, it's caused by companies that do not dare challenge WoW.
Sandboxes are a different story and there are a lot of issues with them, and many people do not like them for various reasons. For instance, a lot of people are casual, and do not have time to sit and dig something for 30 hours so they can advance a tiny little bit. Some people want to jump in and have fun, and you are nobody to chastize them for that. I like EVE, but it's a very different game, I play it with a different mindset, and it does not at all satisfy the same niche as GW2 does or WoW did for me.
Go take AP English Lit and come back once you learned how to write. Also take some ethics or something so you learn to respect others.