Skill-based fantasy MMORPG Shards Online announced to open pre-alpha 3 on December 3rd for $75 backers, and on December 10th for anyone backing the game at $40+. The game has over 2000 backers now and by backing the game you can at least get a guaranteed spot for the early access.
In Shards Online you can play in official-run or player-created server, each of which has unique rulesets. The game has no class and as long as you spend time practicing the skills you've learned you can develop a unique character of your own. Besides, the game allows you to own land, build your own house, and assign NPCs to do day to day tasks.
Learn more about Shards Online at the official site.