AOC was completely dumbed down and still complaints are made about it being too difficult. World of Warcraft...very few guilds breeze through the content these days without any trouble being completely undergeared and having little practice while the majority of the gamers need it nerfed to complete the same content with gear considerably better after months of failure. Western MMOs are designed for a much more casual gamer and ones that focus on talent and skill aren't popular. Another example is Dark Fall. When AOC was released people were asking to NERF every class they weren't playing. There was no 'OP' class just 'OP' people. The game allowed people who were more talented and smarter to absolutely dominate in every form. Most western MMOs do not allow this at all. The games are dumbed down so much and are so easy that almost anyone can master them or nerfs will come to allow it.