Sorry people, MMOs cannot succeed on the subscription model anymore. Those days are over, just like metered internet.
They absolutely can succeed. The only condition is that the developer not release the same exact fucking game that's been released a thousand times already. The only things separating TERA from MMORPGs #1-#464,231 are the BAM battles. The rest is just copy-pasted straight from the MMORPG Handbook for Dumbfucks.
And the BAM battles WERE fun. The ceaseless grind between them wasn't worth it.