I can't say I was addicted to the game so much as the people. Two years I played to keep in touch with friends from high school, through the entire expansion because I was worried I would lose the people I had grown to care about. Constant frustration. Then I quit and lost contact with most of them. Outside of jumping on their vent to say hello none of them look me up. Slowly putting together a real world life again.
On that vein I will never play another quest based game. If it is an MMO it had better be "open ended" To the point of the original EQ , UO, or Eve, or have a good enough story to bring me through the game with enough open ended challenge at the end to keep me happy ala Guildwars
I wont play anything by the creator of fable, he talks to big and never delivers.
Anything by cryptic is right out.
NCsoft as a developer is out, as a publisher they can be passable sometimes. But no more of their Korean mmo abominations.
Anything of an Loved series that now has to go FIRST PERSON SHOOTER. Aka fallout 3, or the new X-Com
Honestly, any FPS that is not built on something interesting. No halo, no gow, no call of duty. Give me Tribes 1 and Team fortress 2.
Any Westwood rts but Dune 2 and Dune 2000. Sorry, still the best games they have made, the only ones worth going back to.
Turn based strategies for the most part are lacking. Yes we have Civ, a good play, But other then that you have to look a loooong while back to find the best. Masters of Magic and Masters of Orion. Everything else has simply missed a major point of making a complete enjoyable game. (Gal Civ2 lacked multiplayer or it might be worth going back to play again.) Hopefully Elemental will bring me home to a style of game I love so much.....
You know now that I think about it, it might have been easier to list what I would play again..