I Will tell you why the old game was fun - It's real simple, No Turk's - Their wasn't even fucking Kosp or koxp or kohack or any of em. And it was FUN - You could PVP in a set of fucking FP +4 or 5 and do damn well, You didn't need raptor +3, Iron set +2, and RoC's +3 to compete with anyone. It was nice, and most of the pvp was small groups vs small groups or 1v1's. It was fucking great, I remember leveling my mage in the old AOE Zombie spot and the AOE Goblin spot for awesome cash and exp. It's a shame the game went to shit the way it did, basically giving everyone the best gear in the game anyway's.
P.S: I'm not saying all turk's are the problem, I have quite a few people who are turkish on my msn list that I played with that are cool as fuck. But yea, The majority of the turk's are jackass's.