Well, if you have actually played the game then as well as recently then you would know its no where near as buggy as it was in the beginning, and no, in the very beginning it sucked balls.
I noticed no "magical" politics in the beginning, same old same old, its just your rose colored glasses blinding you, try describing one of these unicorn kisses politics that happen that isn't like everything else, you will find you can't
hopefully they make the old files and the old mortal online 1 than free, i would like to make my own server jsut for me to get nostaltig and stuff, would be awesome to see the game you played 10years witht other eyes. would be very cool.
like flying around and seeing every location extaclty, you know would be interresting, and cheating oghmium on your locla server and try to fight kimuru alone xD jus tfor the fun.
Now my only question here is why does all players that where not good back then say this ?
Gameplay and bugs is not the same thing, bugs can easily be fixed but great gameplay and combat is as we all have witnessed alot harder to gain back once ruined.
Community was better, combat was better, skill ceiling was higher, farming was better, the game was an actual game and not a second job, keeps and TC was better yet limited in what you could build inside and the games feeling was way better but corruption was worse though, tech and bugs was worse but thats it.
The game had a fun and solid gameplay base, but lacked tools and content. Sadly they ruined the fun and the gameplay part, brought all the wrong tools and few of the good ones and well content is still sorely lacking. And AI is still crazy shit.