I just realized I have never reviewed my favorite MMO before. So why is it my favorite? Because it caters to every single play style you can think of (soloers, duoers, groupers, raiders, casuals, hardcores, etc...). It has so much content you will literally be blown away by just how much you can do in this game. It comes out with a nice sized expansion every single year along with weekly updates to the game.
You want story? EQ2 has VERY deep lore. I don't follow the story, but I know there are books upon books of the lore EQ2 currently has.
Want quests? There are currently nearly 9,000 quests in the game. And they ain't all as simple as "Go kill this and return" type of quests. A lot of quests can take hours if not days to complete, very epic stories. Many types of quests including Hallmark, Lore & Legend, Language, Crafting, Heritage, Epic, Access Quests, Missions, the list goes on and on.... Not a single player has ever completed every quest in the game. Far from it actually.
There is SO much to this game, I don't want this review to get long. Just check it out! Its free. Restrictions are far from bad, its one of the less restrictive f2p games on the market.