Okay, I'm at a loss. I just can't figure out any good MMOs to play.
Trickster does not count. And neither do any MapleStory related/paraphernalia.
I like pretty much any MMO, except for 3Ds (because they shoot my CPU), and FPS.
There are some private ROSE servers you can play on, such as AruaROSE. I can't think of many good MMO's out right now... :\ How do you stand playing Holic? I downloaded that last night and played it this morning. Even with automatic camera controls and stuff, I find it really hard just to navigate. >.>
Are you only looking for "free" MMOs since you didn't really specify aside from saying you "can't pay." I take that as in you can't purchase things in game, not sure if that means you can't physically buy a game either. If you can, then give Guild Wars a shot.
Otherwise as far as free, possibly Anarchy Online.
maybe some people like playing the game the way it was made to be played, instead of totally overkilled
That's why I think AruaRose is so good because you can actually choose for the same rates as the official server, only a bit higher or a lot higher, and not just 'bam' a lot higher, like on most private servers.