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  FromHell

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1/21/13 5:03:59 AM#41
Originally posted by InFlamestwo [reported]

Reported for trolling and flaming, mate

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  InFlamestwo

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1/21/13 5:55:50 AM#42
Originally posted by FromHell
Originally posted by InFlamestwo [reported]

Reported for trolling and flaming, mate

I wasn't trolling, i was serious.

  DKLond

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1/21/13 6:00:12 AM#43
Originally posted by InFlamestwo
Originally posted by FromHell
Originally posted by InFlamestwo [reported]

Reported for trolling and flaming, mate

I wasn't trolling, i was serious.

I regret to inform you of this, but if that's your version of being serious - then you need to work at it a bit.

Because you seem like more of a bad joke at the moment.

  jdlamson75

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1/21/13 6:13:27 AM#44
Originally posted by InFlamestwo
Originally posted by FromHell
Originally posted by InFlamestwo [reported]

Reported for trolling and flaming, mate

I wasn't trolling, i was serious.

Pretty poor taste there, buddy.

  sadeyx

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1/21/13 6:15:14 AM#45

Unfortunatly, MMO's represent a significant time investment!  Most humans consider the credability and reputation of the organisation to whom they are considering commiting this investment.   Funcom, being a dev studio of very little credability is a very risky investment.

All mmo's, with the exception of a few have this downward spiral that they can never recover from and I dont think the future of AOC is ever going to liven up.

AOC's appeal was its combat system, it does require some skill and thinking that makes it fun but the live action combat system of Tera and the forth coming Neverwinter is far more refined, smoother and overall more enjoyable.

 

So for me, with its second rate combat system and poor credability I dont find it very likley to ever be the popular and socially busy envoiroment that MMO's need.

 

 

  DKLond

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1/21/13 6:23:16 AM#46
Originally posted by sadeyx

Unfortunatly, MMO's represent a significant time investment!  Most humans consider the credability and reputation of the organisation to whom they are considering commiting this investment.   Funcom, being a dev studio of very little credability is a very risky investment.

All mmo's, with the exception of a few have this downward spiral that they can never recover from and I dont think the future of AOC is ever going to liven up.

AOC's appeal was its combat system, it does require some skill and thinking that makes it fun but the live action combat system of Tera and the forth coming Neverwinter is far more refined, smoother and overall more enjoyable.

 

So for me, with its second rate combat system and poor credability I dont find it very likley to ever be the popular and socially busy envoiroment that MMO's need.

 

 

 I think you're right - AoC will most likely never be a really popular game.

But you're kinda selling it short, because combat is not the only thing the game has going for it. It does have 12 very diverse classes with a lot of advancement options.

It has absolutely beautiful visuals and a lot of content, especially with the last two areas released. The instances are fun and they do require teamwork at level.

Also, the upcoming crafting system sounds really good - because they're saying you will be able to craft gear on-par or even better than raid gear, and you'll get drops appropriate to what you're doing. It's said to have a lot of customization as well.

Beyond that, the actual story content in quests is beyond most text-based MMOs. In fact, I think the quests are probably the best written quests in a text-based MMO except LOTRO. That does mean a lot when leveling, I'd say.

Then there's the Blood and Glory PvP ruleset servers. Something that's completely unique in the world of themepark MMOs. Unfortunately, the population on these servers is really low - but at least Funcom tried to take PvP seriously. Some of us really love PvP with real consequences.

The game has many strong points - but I doubt it will ever have enough people playing for a true comeback. But it's not impossible - if enough people give it a shot.

  User Deleted
1/21/13 6:29:27 AM#47
Originally posted by FromHell

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damn,  this game is extreme underrated. This is a lot of fun and totally unique. Also the only kind of medieval MMO I can swallow, not high fantasy

 I hate to break it to you, but Age of Conan is high fantasy. The definition of high fantasy is:

"High fantasy is defined as fantasy fiction set in an alternative, entirely fictional ("secondary") world, rather than the real, or "primary" world. The secondary world is usually internally consistent but its rules differ in some way(s) from those of the primary world."

Conan does not exist in our world. It is another world created by Robert E Howard. Sorcery exists in Conan's world. As it does in the game. Medieval games do not have sorcerors. If they have sorcerors, they are fantasy. If it is set in another world, it is high fantasy. Conan is high fantasy.

  simmihi

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1/21/13 6:31:19 AM#48

Considering that the last year's "innovative" MMO's proved to be huge failures (SWTOR, GW2 etc), it's funny to see how we are drawn to older games, which we did not appreciate at the time. I agree, AoC. LoTRO and a few others were kind of terrible at launch, but now, with some fixes here and there and a bit more content they've turned out to be way better than the hype-and-fail games of today. Very interesting and also very sad.

  FromHell

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1/21/13 6:31:44 AM#49
Originally posted by sadeyx

Unfortunatly, MMO's represent a significant time investment!  Most humans consider the credability and reputation of the organisation to whom they are considering commiting this investment.   Funcom, being a dev studio of very little credability is a very risky investment.

LOLWUT?  Yeah, nice opinion mate. I´d say Funcom has a lot more credibility under it´s belt than SWTOR Bioware, Arenafail and that company which did WarZ. My opinion.

And "significant time investment" worries, huh? Anarchy Online is running for over 11 years, AoC is soon reaching year 5 anniversary. So maybe YOU are not credible?

 

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  Thorqemada

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1/21/13 6:32:23 AM#50

AoC has many strong points but also many weak points though its imho better than most mmo releases post WoW.
Sadly its launch and the coporate decisions Funcom made alienated a big part of the playerbase and Funcom will never make a big mmo again.

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  DKLond

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1/21/13 6:35:16 AM#51
Originally posted by evilastro
Originally posted by FromHell

Went premium recently!

damn,  this game is extreme underrated. This is a lot of fun and totally unique. Also the only kind of medieval MMO I can swallow, not high fantasy

 I hate to break it to you, but Age of Conan is high fantasy. The definition of high fantasy is:

"High fantasy is defined as fantasy fiction set in an alternative, entirely fictional ("secondary") world, rather than the real, or "primary" world. The secondary world is usually internally consistent but its rules differ in some way(s) from those of the primary world."

Conan does not exist in our world. It is another world created by Robert E Howard. Sorcery exists in Conan's world. As it does in the game. Medieval games do not have sorcerors. If they have sorcerors, they are fantasy. If it is set in another world, it is high fantasy. Conan is high fantasy.

 There is no official definition of high fantasy - so your post is nothing but an opinion. That said, I kinda agree that Hyboria/Conan is as much high fantasy as anything.

As for Age of Conan, I think it was pretty clear what the poster meant - and I suspect you do as well. He's clearly looking for something that doesn't have Elves and merry fairy tale stuff.

  FromHell

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1/21/13 12:23:08 PM#52
Originally posted by DKLond
Originally posted by evilastro
Originally posted by FromHell

Went premium recently!

damn,  this game is extreme underrated. This is a lot of fun and totally unique. Also the only kind of medieval MMO I can swallow, not high fantasy

 I hate to break it to you, but Age of Conan is high fantasy. The definition of high fantasy is:

"High fantasy is defined as fantasy fiction set in an alternative, entirely fictional ("secondary") world, rather than the real, or "primary" world. The secondary world is usually internally consistent but its rules differ in some way(s) from those of the primary world."

Conan does not exist in our world. It is another world created by Robert E Howard. Sorcery exists in Conan's world. As it does in the game. Medieval games do not have sorcerors. If they have sorcerors, they are fantasy. If it is set in another world, it is high fantasy. Conan is high fantasy.

 There is no official definition of high fantasy - so your post is nothing but an opinion. That said, I kinda agree that Hyboria/Conan is as much high fantasy as anything.

As for Age of Conan, I think it was pretty clear what the poster meant - and I suspect you do as well. He's clearly looking for something that doesn't have Elves and merry fairy tale stuff.

It´s not "opinion", it´s "fact".

Age of Conan lore is low fantasy, stated in the game description and Wikipedia

Look at the "Setting" paragraph here

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age_of_Conan:_Unchained

 

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/LowFantasy

Literature

 

And YES; Low Fantasy is the only fantasy I´m able to swallow, besides Sci-Fi-Fantasy like Star Wars

Secrets of Dragon´s Spine Trailer.. ! :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwT9cFVQCMw

Best MMOs ever played: Ultima, EvE, SW Galaxies, Age of Conan, The Secret World
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2X_SbZCHpc&t=21s
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  DKLond

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1/21/13 12:50:02 PM#53
Originally posted by FromHell
Originally posted by DKLond
Originally posted by evilastro
Originally posted by FromHell

Went premium recently!

damn,  this game is extreme underrated. This is a lot of fun and totally unique. Also the only kind of medieval MMO I can swallow, not high fantasy

 I hate to break it to you, but Age of Conan is high fantasy. The definition of high fantasy is:

"High fantasy is defined as fantasy fiction set in an alternative, entirely fictional ("secondary") world, rather than the real, or "primary" world. The secondary world is usually internally consistent but its rules differ in some way(s) from those of the primary world."

Conan does not exist in our world. It is another world created by Robert E Howard. Sorcery exists in Conan's world. As it does in the game. Medieval games do not have sorcerors. If they have sorcerors, they are fantasy. If it is set in another world, it is high fantasy. Conan is high fantasy.

 There is no official definition of high fantasy - so your post is nothing but an opinion. That said, I kinda agree that Hyboria/Conan is as much high fantasy as anything.

As for Age of Conan, I think it was pretty clear what the poster meant - and I suspect you do as well. He's clearly looking for something that doesn't have Elves and merry fairy tale stuff.

It´s not "opinion", it´s "fact".

Age of Conan lore is low fantasy, stated in the game description and Wikipedia

Look at the "Setting" paragraph here

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age_of_Conan:_Unchained

 

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/LowFantasy

Literature

 

And YES; Low Fantasy is the only fantasy I´m able to swallow, besides Sci-Fi-Fantasy like Star Wars

None of the above includes an official definition and there are no facts involved. People may call it low fantasy - but it's still an alternative world with no magical realism which conflicts with the wiki text.

"Low" and "High" relate to the amount of fantasy elements - and you can't convince me that Age of Conan is low on fantasy elements. In fact, I think the focus can easily be argued to be on fantasy elements.

Maybe the books are different - but the game can easily qualify as high fantasy.

If you want to pretend your opinion is fact - that's on you, but your position is weak.

  Theocritus

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1/21/13 12:58:01 PM#54
I heard they redid the f2p restrictions on AoC does anyone know what the latest restrictions are anymore?...I thought I heard you can play any class now as f2p is that true?
  FromHell

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1/21/13 1:30:57 PM#55
Originally posted by DKLond
Originally posted by FromHell
Originally posted by DKLond
Originally posted by evilastro
Originally posted by FromHell

Went premium recently!

damn,  this game is extreme underrated. This is a lot of fun and totally unique. Also the only kind of medieval MMO I can swallow, not high fantasy

 I hate to break it to you, but Age of Conan is high fantasy. The definition of high fantasy is:

"High fantasy is defined as fantasy fiction set in an alternative, entirely fictional ("secondary") world, rather than the real, or "primary" world. The secondary world is usually internally consistent but its rules differ in some way(s) from those of the primary world."

Conan does not exist in our world. It is another world created by Robert E Howard. Sorcery exists in Conan's world. As it does in the game. Medieval games do not have sorcerors. If they have sorcerors, they are fantasy. If it is set in another world, it is high fantasy. Conan is high fantasy.

 There is no official definition of high fantasy - so your post is nothing but an opinion. That said, I kinda agree that Hyboria/Conan is as much high fantasy as anything.

As for Age of Conan, I think it was pretty clear what the poster meant - and I suspect you do as well. He's clearly looking for something that doesn't have Elves and merry fairy tale stuff.

It´s not "opinion", it´s "fact".

Age of Conan lore is low fantasy, stated in the game description and Wikipedia

Look at the "Setting" paragraph here

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age_of_Conan:_Unchained

 

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/LowFantasy

Literature

 

And YES; Low Fantasy is the only fantasy I´m able to swallow, besides Sci-Fi-Fantasy like Star Wars

None of the above includes an official definition and there are no facts involved. People may call it low fantasy - but it's still an alternative world with no magical realism which conflicts with the wiki text.

"Low" and "High" relate to the amount of fantasy elements - and you can't convince me that Age of Conan is low on fantasy elements. In fact, I think the focus can easily be argued to be on fantasy elements.

Maybe the books are different - but the game can easily qualify as high fantasy.

If you want to pretend your opinion is fact - that's on you, but your position is weak.

Fine, call it like you want if you don´t want to google to educate yourself.

Let´s skip the terms and just say that these rated T colorful fantasy worlds

http://www.blogcdn.com/massively.joystiq.com/media/2011/09/gw2-rb-914.jpg

http://www.vanion.eu/static/userfiles/guildwars2-asura-maennlich-weiblich.jpg

http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/044/1/6/tera_online_cute_elin_lancer_wallpaper_by_nyusagie-d4ple67.png

 

are different than the rated M mature hack and slash world of Age of Conan

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1425/710361398_04a8ee59ca_o.jpg

http://blog.weflyspitfires.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/age_of_conan_beheading.jpg

 

I´m simply not interested in "T" for teen games, that is why AoC is one of the few good choices for my taste.

Same goes for TSW.

 

Secrets of Dragon´s Spine Trailer.. ! :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwT9cFVQCMw

Best MMOs ever played: Ultima, EvE, SW Galaxies, Age of Conan, The Secret World
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2X_SbZCHpc&t=21s
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The Return of ELITE !

  snoocky

Advanced Member

Joined: 9/18/10
Posts: 450

1/21/13 1:33:21 PM#56
I to have resubbed, and enjoying it a lot!
  FromHell

Novice Member

Joined: 11/10/12
Posts: 1338

1/21/13 3:41:48 PM#57
Originally posted by Theocritus
I heard they redid the f2p restrictions on AoC does anyone know what the latest restrictions are anymore?...I thought I heard you can play any class now as f2p is that true?

Easy to find... yeah it´s now possible to play all classes and they added content to the F2P model which was premium before.

http://www.ageofconan.com/news/free_to_play_improvements_and_december_offers

http://www.ageofconan.com/playfree/

 

Content Free Premium
Character Classes Full access Full Access
AC:HA Adventure Zones Full access Full access
AC:RotG Adventure Zones
(including Faction system)
Gateway to Khitai Full Access
Dungeons Full access Full Access
Raids 2 available Full Access
Sieges Unavailable Full Access
Personal Bank Space 50% Normal
Character Slots 2 (max 18) 8 (max 18)
Guild Renown Full access Full access
Alternative Advancement Unavailable Full Access
Mount Training Basic Only Full Access
Offline Levels Unavailable Normal Gain
Veteran Points Unavailable Normal Gain
Item Shop Discount None 10%
 

Secrets of Dragon´s Spine Trailer.. ! :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwT9cFVQCMw

Best MMOs ever played: Ultima, EvE, SW Galaxies, Age of Conan, The Secret World
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2X_SbZCHpc&t=21s
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The Return of ELITE !

  DKLond

Elite Member

Joined: 5/21/08
Posts: 505

1/22/13 2:31:51 AM#58
Originally posted by FromHell
Originally posted by DKLond
Originally posted by FromHell
Originally posted by DKLond
Originally posted by evilastro
Originally posted by FromHell

Went premium recently!

damn,  this game is extreme underrated. This is a lot of fun and totally unique. Also the only kind of medieval MMO I can swallow, not high fantasy

 I hate to break it to you, but Age of Conan is high fantasy. The definition of high fantasy is:

"High fantasy is defined as fantasy fiction set in an alternative, entirely fictional ("secondary") world, rather than the real, or "primary" world. The secondary world is usually internally consistent but its rules differ in some way(s) from those of the primary world."

Conan does not exist in our world. It is another world created by Robert E Howard. Sorcery exists in Conan's world. As it does in the game. Medieval games do not have sorcerors. If they have sorcerors, they are fantasy. If it is set in another world, it is high fantasy. Conan is high fantasy.

 There is no official definition of high fantasy - so your post is nothing but an opinion. That said, I kinda agree that Hyboria/Conan is as much high fantasy as anything.

As for Age of Conan, I think it was pretty clear what the poster meant - and I suspect you do as well. He's clearly looking for something that doesn't have Elves and merry fairy tale stuff.

It´s not "opinion", it´s "fact".

Age of Conan lore is low fantasy, stated in the game description and Wikipedia

Look at the "Setting" paragraph here

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age_of_Conan:_Unchained

 

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/LowFantasy

Literature

 

And YES; Low Fantasy is the only fantasy I´m able to swallow, besides Sci-Fi-Fantasy like Star Wars

None of the above includes an official definition and there are no facts involved. People may call it low fantasy - but it's still an alternative world with no magical realism which conflicts with the wiki text.

"Low" and "High" relate to the amount of fantasy elements - and you can't convince me that Age of Conan is low on fantasy elements. In fact, I think the focus can easily be argued to be on fantasy elements.

Maybe the books are different - but the game can easily qualify as high fantasy.

If you want to pretend your opinion is fact - that's on you, but your position is weak.

Fine, call it like you want if you don´t want to google to educate yourself.

Let´s skip the terms and just say that these rated T colorful fantasy worlds

http://www.blogcdn.com/massively.joystiq.com/media/2011/09/gw2-rb-914.jpg

http://www.vanion.eu/static/userfiles/guildwars2-asura-maennlich-weiblich.jpg

http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/044/1/6/tera_online_cute_elin_lancer_wallpaper_by_nyusagie-d4ple67.png

 

are different than the rated M mature hack and slash world of Age of Conan

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1425/710361398_04a8ee59ca_o.jpg

http://blog.weflyspitfires.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/age_of_conan_beheading.jpg

 

I´m simply not interested in "T" for teen games, that is why AoC is one of the few good choices for my taste.

Same goes for TSW.

 

 I know what you mean, as I already pointed out when I replied to that hateful person haunting you.

As for "educating" myself - I'll refrain from commenting.

Have fun in AoC :)

  FromHell

Novice Member

Joined: 11/10/12
Posts: 1338

1/23/13 10:19:25 AM#59
Originally posted by DKLond
Originally posted by FromHell
Originally posted by DKLond
Originally posted by FromHell
Originally posted by DKLond
Originally posted by evilastro
Originally posted by FromHell

Went premium recently!

damn,  this game is extreme underrated. This is a lot of fun and totally unique. Also the only kind of medieval MMO I can swallow, not high fantasy

 I hate to break it to you, but Age of Conan is high fantasy. The definition of high fantasy is:

"High fantasy is defined as fantasy fiction set in an alternative, entirely fictional ("secondary") world, rather than the real, or "primary" world. The secondary world is usually internally consistent but its rules differ in some way(s) from those of the primary world."

Conan does not exist in our world. It is another world created by Robert E Howard. Sorcery exists in Conan's world. As it does in the game. Medieval games do not have sorcerors. If they have sorcerors, they are fantasy. If it is set in another world, it is high fantasy. Conan is high fantasy.

 There is no official definition of high fantasy - so your post is nothing but an opinion. That said, I kinda agree that Hyboria/Conan is as much high fantasy as anything.

As for Age of Conan, I think it was pretty clear what the poster meant - and I suspect you do as well. He's clearly looking for something that doesn't have Elves and merry fairy tale stuff.

It´s not "opinion", it´s "fact".

Age of Conan lore is low fantasy, stated in the game description and Wikipedia

Look at the "Setting" paragraph here

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age_of_Conan:_Unchained

 

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/LowFantasy

Literature

 

And YES; Low Fantasy is the only fantasy I´m able to swallow, besides Sci-Fi-Fantasy like Star Wars

None of the above includes an official definition and there are no facts involved. People may call it low fantasy - but it's still an alternative world with no magical realism which conflicts with the wiki text.

"Low" and "High" relate to the amount of fantasy elements - and you can't convince me that Age of Conan is low on fantasy elements. In fact, I think the focus can easily be argued to be on fantasy elements.

Maybe the books are different - but the game can easily qualify as high fantasy.

If you want to pretend your opinion is fact - that's on you, but your position is weak.

Fine, call it like you want if you don´t want to google to educate yourself.

Let´s skip the terms and just say that these rated T colorful fantasy worlds

http://www.blogcdn.com/massively.joystiq.com/media/2011/09/gw2-rb-914.jpg

http://www.vanion.eu/static/userfiles/guildwars2-asura-maennlich-weiblich.jpg

http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/044/1/6/tera_online_cute_elin_lancer_wallpaper_by_nyusagie-d4ple67.png

 

are different than the rated M mature hack and slash world of Age of Conan

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1425/710361398_04a8ee59ca_o.jpg

http://blog.weflyspitfires.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/age_of_conan_beheading.jpg

 

I´m simply not interested in "T" for teen games, that is why AoC is one of the few good choices for my taste.

Same goes for TSW.

 

 I know what you mean, as I already pointed out when I replied to that hateful person haunting you.

As for "educating" myself - I'll refrain from commenting.

Have fun in AoC :)

I only say that the game is commonly described in different sources (Wikipedia and offical game wiki) as a "low fantasy" game.

The books Howard are the archetypes of "low fantasy" sword and sorcery fiction.

Don´t know exactly where to draw the line, but as long as a game seems more "realistic" fantasy than cartoonish/candycolored fantasy, I´m fine with playing it. Perhaps the blood and gore aspects in AoC contribute to low fantasy. 

Secrets of Dragon´s Spine Trailer.. ! :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwT9cFVQCMw

Best MMOs ever played: Ultima, EvE, SW Galaxies, Age of Conan, The Secret World
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2X_SbZCHpc&t=21s
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The Return of ELITE !

  DKLond

Elite Member

Joined: 5/21/08
Posts: 505

1/23/13 12:59:31 PM#60
Originally posted by FromHell
Originally posted by DKLond
Originally posted by FromHell
Originally posted by DKLond
Originally posted by FromHell
Originally posted by DKLond
Originally posted by evilastro
Originally posted by FromHell

Went premium recently!

damn,  this game is extreme underrated. This is a lot of fun and totally unique. Also the only kind of medieval MMO I can swallow, not high fantasy

 I hate to break it to you, but Age of Conan is high fantasy. The definition of high fantasy is:

"High fantasy is defined as fantasy fiction set in an alternative, entirely fictional ("secondary") world, rather than the real, or "primary" world. The secondary world is usually internally consistent but its rules differ in some way(s) from those of the primary world."

Conan does not exist in our world. It is another world created by Robert E Howard. Sorcery exists in Conan's world. As it does in the game. Medieval games do not have sorcerors. If they have sorcerors, they are fantasy. If it is set in another world, it is high fantasy. Conan is high fantasy.

 There is no official definition of high fantasy - so your post is nothing but an opinion. That said, I kinda agree that Hyboria/Conan is as much high fantasy as anything.

As for Age of Conan, I think it was pretty clear what the poster meant - and I suspect you do as well. He's clearly looking for something that doesn't have Elves and merry fairy tale stuff.

It´s not "opinion", it´s "fact".

Age of Conan lore is low fantasy, stated in the game description and Wikipedia

Look at the "Setting" paragraph here

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age_of_Conan:_Unchained

 

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/LowFantasy

Literature

 

And YES; Low Fantasy is the only fantasy I´m able to swallow, besides Sci-Fi-Fantasy like Star Wars

None of the above includes an official definition and there are no facts involved. People may call it low fantasy - but it's still an alternative world with no magical realism which conflicts with the wiki text.

"Low" and "High" relate to the amount of fantasy elements - and you can't convince me that Age of Conan is low on fantasy elements. In fact, I think the focus can easily be argued to be on fantasy elements.

Maybe the books are different - but the game can easily qualify as high fantasy.

If you want to pretend your opinion is fact - that's on you, but your position is weak.

Fine, call it like you want if you don´t want to google to educate yourself.

Let´s skip the terms and just say that these rated T colorful fantasy worlds

http://www.blogcdn.com/massively.joystiq.com/media/2011/09/gw2-rb-914.jpg

http://www.vanion.eu/static/userfiles/guildwars2-asura-maennlich-weiblich.jpg

http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/044/1/6/tera_online_cute_elin_lancer_wallpaper_by_nyusagie-d4ple67.png

 

are different than the rated M mature hack and slash world of Age of Conan

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1425/710361398_04a8ee59ca_o.jpg

http://blog.weflyspitfires.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/age_of_conan_beheading.jpg

 

I´m simply not interested in "T" for teen games, that is why AoC is one of the few good choices for my taste.

Same goes for TSW.

 

 I know what you mean, as I already pointed out when I replied to that hateful person haunting you.

As for "educating" myself - I'll refrain from commenting.

Have fun in AoC :)

I only say that the game is commonly described in different sources (Wikipedia and offical game wiki) as a "low fantasy" game.

The books Howard are the archetypes of "low fantasy" sword and sorcery fiction.

Don´t know exactly where to draw the line, but as long as a game seems more "realistic" fantasy than cartoonish/candycolored fantasy, I´m fine with playing it. Perhaps the blood and gore aspects in AoC contribute to low fantasy. 

Yeah, I get it - and it's about semantics. It's not really important.

Personally, I think the game can be called both low and high fantasy. It has a hybrid kind of vibe to me - and I don't really care.

My issue was with the person trying to be a smart ass and coming up with "the truth" about whether it's low and high fantasy.

I don't like it when things that can be more than one thing is claimed to be one thing as some kind of truth or fact - like when people try to define the RPG genre as a whole. It's useless and will never be an official definition or a fact. It's just opinion, nothing more.

That's all.

Anyway, who cares :)

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