I remember you, but you may not remember me because I was a noob and a loner back then (guard, Shainah) but I think you quit before the significant merges (with RP servers and all other EU servers and finally with US servers) which gave Fury a very significant revival, but of course that didn’t last forever.
Fury hasn’t had regular minigames for 3 or more years now, it’s just duels and small open world fights every now and then (12v12 or more is very rare but can happen during week-ends and pvp festival week*). Crom has pug minigames at EU hours mostly every day - but balance and overall quality is really low and it’s a very small number of players participating, so it often happens that games die for hours (or a day) because of some drama with a couple of people. And also it tends to be just… simply boring. For example when there are no healers signing up and a bunch of t6 necros/demos/rangers, yeah it’s just not fun for anyone then and forget about the objectives or any kind of teamplay.
Sieges got better until they got broken again (attackers cannot win if defenders are not afk now) so they haven’t been a regular thing for years, premades are possible with the right people around, but that’s almost never nowadays. You might get some one day, and then nothing for weeks/months again. The last ones we had… 3 months ago (can link you videos).
*3rd wednesday of every month, there are daily pvp quests available in a select open world zone (border kingdom only on Crom) that give a huge amount of exp and tokens (more than Bori ever did), so it draws players. A lot will just “farm” (yea, will remind you of Bori) and avoid actual pvp, but it is possible to make teams and fight and on Fury there is actually a lot of action during that week though it may be at very late hours for EU players. It’s very random, since there are people from all around the world on both Crom and Fury now.
As for the game itself, it’s still AoC with its great and unique combat system and pvp can still be incredibly fun, like nothing else out there. Of course game has changed since you last played - the servers have been moved to the USA and almost everyone had to learn to play again with a higher latency. Bugs have been fixed - but new ones and new exploits have also been found, of course.
You won’t have some of the latest OP pve items and classes have changed a bunch as well, I think balance is actually the best it has ever been class wise (IMO) but gear wise it is all over the place once again because after revamping pvp gear to make it the best for pvp…well they added new pve gear (t6, rf/chaos rings) that is totally OP for pvp. However, all 3 tank classes are competitive and playable in full pvp 10 gear so for you it wouldn’t be too bad at least.
(I didn’t talk about pve because I don’t remember you doing much of it, but Crom has an active pve community and it can keep someone busy for a while, especially since there would be a lot of totally new content for someone like you. )