One of the most enjoyable MMORPGs I have played is Runescape. If you have never played an on-line game, it is probably the best place to start. I feel that everyone should play at least ONE on-line game in their lifetime, just to experience the feeling of immersion that they sometimes provide. Runescape offers several advantages over the others:
1. It is free.....well to start anyway and I feel you can have most of the Runescape experience without ever becoming a member.
2. It plays in a browser. There is no real software to download and you can begin playing in minutes.
3. Because it plays in a browser you can play at work when you are supposed to be working--stolen pleasures are the best ;).
4. The quest system is really good.
1. The graphics are a bit dated.....but still look good.
2. Combat is not as exciting at times as some of the other games.
If you have never played a MMORPG, Runescape is a great way to try it without investing a lot of time and money before you know if you would enjoy MMORPGs or not.
--The Clever Cynic, http://theclevercynic.blogspot.com/