Thought I recognized your name from somewhere. It was the AoC Forums. I am also waiting for that game and actually bought the Intrepid Pack plus a few cosmetic items but there were a few things that turned me off about it. First was that my.com / mail.ru spectacle. While I'm from the U.S., we lost a lot of European players because of that decision to be hosted by those companies for our European playerbase. The second thing was the format of alpha - 1. That battle royal was kinda lame and after the first few sessions I sat the next few months out hoping that castle sieges would be better (whenever the heck that will be out). The third thing was, out of every single MMO or RPG game *in the world*, AoC is the *only* game (a U.S. company too) without a forums. Can you think of one single other mmorpg without a functioning forums?
But, even due to these drawbacks I am still anticipating it's arrival, hoping that things will turn out for the better. It does have a lot of potential, but so far the marketing value of it is poorly done, IMO. Hopefully the game itself, once polished, will make up for it. Besides, I have already invested a good deal of time and money into it to throw in the white towel already.
I also played NWN and NWN 2, both for many years. I bought both on first day of release and only very recently put my copy back on the shelves to gather dust. In all honesty 2019 is really a dry year for the MMO community. We had Legends of Aria, and that's pretty much about it. I was surprised to learn about DK Online. Even though it's free and there's only like, 3 types of weapons you can choose from, it has beautiful graphics and looks to possess all the wonderful classic systems of a modern MMO. I believe it will keep me occupied until AoC comes out.
Theres also a few others for the 2020 release: Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen, Chronicles of Elyria, Camelot Unchained, Crowfall, Fractured, and a few others. But until then, DK Online was sort of like the candle in the dark during this time.