A few days ago I decided to reactivate my WAR account and see what was what with the 1.2 patch. Don't get me wrong, WAR is a good game but I feel the same way now as I did last September when I was playing it. What is the purpose of the game? Long term, what is it I am supposed to be doing? Seriously, I wish someone would tell me. With WoW there is no question what you are meant to do in the end game. You either raid or PVP or some combination of the two. But as far as I can tell the end-game for WAR is about endless pvp grinding in order to control regions. And I guess, city raids.
It took very little time for me to recall just how messed up PVP is in WAR though. Even more than it is in WoW, in my opinion. Melee classes tear ranged classes a new one but in WAR, ranged classes have little to no escape abilities. I'm certainly no WAR PVP specialist, but in a nutshell that is the problem. If you want to be successful in PVP roll a melee class.
Alas, even though I think WAR is a fine game, it's just not for me. I think it's less polished than WoW is, and there is much less to do than there is in WoW. If I had only $15 to spend on an MMO each month I think I'd rather spend it on WoW than in WAR. Sorry Mythic.