I have never played World of Warcraft. The thing is, whenever a new MMO is released, people often give feedback wherein MMOs just copy the WoW formula and slap F2P onto it for quick profits. As I try out these new MMOs, I notice that they all have a linear story, meaning the users are almost always given direct orders as to what to do next. It's not a discover-new-quests-as-you-explore-the-game kind.
Since they say that these are just copies of World of Warcraft, I want to know if WoW has linear story progress as well? Most I see is that people complain that the quests are too linear on these new MMOs. If WoW is indeed linear too, how come they aren't complaining about WoW doing that?
Can anyone enlighten me please? As much as I'd like to give WoW a try, the installer files are just too big for my puny connection to handle and isn't worth justifying getting especially if I'm just going to check out some minor specifics in the game.