I was looking for a new mmorpg, and although old, AO has a bunch of positive reviews, but the one about exploiters greatly concerns me. If the game is basically dead except for small number of loyalists who have stuck it out, and a bunch of exploiters, then I am hesitant to invest time in it. The adventurer class sounded like it would be ideal for me. I'm just concerned about (1) Exploits (2) Lack of developer support in the game (3) No one to actually play the game with.
Sounds like everyone who plays is either max level or running a twinked alt.