Square Enix are publishing a new MMO by dev studio Ankama, and what they have already looks interesting. The game is called Wakfu
, and according to the designers in this dev diary it will be a lot more player focused than other MMOs. Simple things like keeping the NPC count down to emphasize the player, or forcing the player to forge their own currency instead of getting it from monster drops are just a couple of the new things they're trying. It will take some serious gameplay balance if the devs are letting the players mine and make their own money, but I'm excited to see how that works out.