What if Dragon Warrior or Final Fantasy were playable online with other role-playing heroes? We'd have something like NEStalgia, the newly released multiplayer online RPG that looks old school, but plays modern.
NEStalgia's creators describe their free-to-play game as "Dragon Warrior 3 meets World of Warcraft," complete with quests, "epic loot", player-versus-player action, an auction house for goods and much, much more. There's an optional subscription fee, but players really just need to download the client and sign up for a BYOND account.
Grab at the official site, if you're game.