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Age of Conan Forum » General Discussion » Age Of Conan. A new look.

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  Arakazi

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Joined: 5/23/09
Posts: 856

2/27/12 4:57:42 AM#41

I just gave it a a go today, playing on a PVE EU server since I believe that games that don't have PvP at it's core tend to be bad PvP games. Anyway, first of all I'm having technical issues. For some reason my DX10 gfx driver keeps crashing. I asked around about this issue and a few ppl polite enough to try to help, although I still havent solved the issue. However, so far I'm enjoying it, and try it for about a little longer, although there are one or two things I dislike so far. The cash shop, and the UI, particularly the grey chat text on grey background.  My other concern is the amount of gold spammers there are, it doesn't create a good impression if one of the first things u read in the chatbox is someone trying to sell in-game gold.

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  kevjards

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Joined: 9/27/10
Posts: 1446

2/27/12 5:51:50 AM#42
Originally posted by Arakazi

I just gave it a a go today, playing on a PVE EU server since I believe that games that don't have PvP at it's core tend to be bad PvP games. Anyway, first of all I'm having technical issues. For some reason my DX10 gfx driver keeps crashing. I asked around about this issue and a few ppl polite enough to try to help, although I still havent solved the issue. However, so far I'm enjoying it, and try it for about a little longer, although there are one or two things I dislike so far. The cash shop, and the UI, particularly the grey chat text on grey background.  My other concern is the amount of gold spammers there are, it doesn't create a good impression if one of the first things u read in the chatbox is someone trying to sell in-game gold.

are you running w7 or vista .the game does not hold up well with vista.mine crashed 18 times in an hr on vista,changed to w7 no crashes at all.gold spammers you get in every game justabout ,just ignore them.ui you can d/load aoc installer from curse.they have addons there as well.

  Arakazi

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Joined: 5/23/09
Posts: 856

2/27/12 1:11:15 PM#43
Originally posted by kevjards
Originally posted by Arakazi

I just gave it a a go today, playing on a PVE EU server since I believe that games that don't have PvP at it's core tend to be bad PvP games. Anyway, first of all I'm having technical issues. For some reason my DX10 gfx driver keeps crashing. I asked around about this issue and a few ppl polite enough to try to help, although I still havent solved the issue. However, so far I'm enjoying it, and try it for about a little longer, although there are one or two things I dislike so far. The cash shop, and the UI, particularly the grey chat text on grey background.  My other concern is the amount of gold spammers there are, it doesn't create a good impression if one of the first things u read in the chatbox is someone trying to sell in-game gold.

are you running w7 or vista .the game does not hold up well with vista.mine crashed 18 times in an hr on vista,changed to w7 no crashes at all.gold spammers you get in every game justabout ,just ignore them.ui you can d/load aoc installer from curse.they have addons there as well.

I'm using windows 7 64bit. And I'll check out curse for an alternative UI. I'll try playing with the setting lowered and see if that helps why I play a bit tonight.

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  elocke

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Joined: 6/15/04
Posts: 4113

3/22/12 1:01:05 PM#44
Originally posted by sibs4455
Originally posted by elocke
Originally posted by Davirok
Originally posted by Thunderous

Nice promotional ad...

How much did Funcom pay you to write and post that?  Funcom took a great IP and made about the most pathetic adaptation of it humanly possible.  The only redeeming quality to Age of Conan are the graphics.  Once you leave Tortage (starter level) the game turns craptastic QUICKLY.

Viral advertising at it's finest. 

You know where the door is dont ya

Thanks for the shining example of the "community" in this game.  I'm sorry, OP but the community in this game is among the worst I have ever experienced.  I see nothing but crass, rude statements in that horrid grey chat.  I never see helpful comments, or positive comments.  I only ever see the kind of conversations you would hear on a back alley streetcorner in the worst places of the world(real life that is).

Sorry Elocke but you lost all credibility when you stated that STO was to hard.

 

I still sub to AOC, i don't play it that much now but i would have to add that Funcom has the best combat system in AOC than any other mmo i have played.

It's just a shame there are so many bugs and the time that they need to fix them. Anyway for a great time just play free, level 1- 80 then do a few raids, if you like it then sub for a few months to try the expansion.

Where did I state STO was too hard?  STO is boring not hard.

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  Blackbrrd

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Joined: 2/24/09
Posts: 812

3/22/12 1:04:19 PM#45
Originally posted by Arakazi

... the grey chat text on grey background.  ...

You can change the transparency of the chat background from 50% to maybe 20% and you will get much higher contrast. (It might be as easy as right-clicking in the chat window to find the options, either that or you have to go to the gui settings...)

  Foreverdream

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Joined: 8/30/10
Posts: 91

 
OP  6/22/12 12:01:07 PM#46

Dual spec released, Many more tweaks to come. This game only gets better with time.

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  Twisted77

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Joined: 8/30/10
Posts: 77

6/25/12 2:04:11 PM#47
Became, and is, a grind on the levels of asian mmos. Once you hit 80, you'll realize.

Server pops are so low that youll know every player handle.

  Kanyl

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Joined: 7/25/10
Posts: 246

"Toss me!"

6/26/12 9:32:45 AM#48
Originally posted by Foreverdream

Dual spec released, Many more tweaks to come. This game only gets better with time.

Which server do you play on? Characters name? Population? Currently in a guild? Are they using voice chat? A good guild?

 

Would be nice to get answears from you about these things, since ypu have played for some time now. Me, I am still searching for a good community in a fun game. Can your guild provide that? ;)

 

Also, US or EU?

  Foreverdream

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Joined: 8/30/10
Posts: 91

 
OP  6/26/12 7:37:16 PM#49

I am US, currently playing on Wiccana PvE, i do have toons on the pvp server though.

 

They are a lot of great guilds on Wic that are more than helpful to any players. I suggest Ghostwolves, great group of people. I'm in Rogue Angels but wouldn't recommend them to newer players as our focus is end game/pvp. Just depending on the type of person you are im sure you can find something that would fit your needs

 

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  Azrile

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Joined: 7/29/08
Posts: 2615

7/07/12 6:59:28 PM#50
Originally posted by Ravenspen
Those still bashing AoC either have not played it since launch or at all. It has run its course for me, but it is an amazing game now. One of the best on the market atm. I had a ton of fun with people in this game just being silly.

The game is the same.  I played it at launch, and I played it twice since it has gone F2P.  The game is still the same.

If a game goes F2P and does not have to add extra servers you know that nothing has changed.   There are a ton of people like myself who came back, spent a few weeks playing and realized it isn´t worth even playing for free.  If the game had improved that much since launch, there would at least be huge demand for new servers from f2p people.  There aren´t.  There is no increase in populations since it went f2p which is all the needs to be said.

It was a boring, highly instances lonely game at launch.  Melee combat requires too much key-smashing to be fun (past the first few weeks when it feels new) and ranged is just boring.   There is nothing good about AOC that isn´t found in 10 other f2p games... oh wait.. nipples.

  h0urg1ass

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Joined: 11/29/05
Posts: 300

8/24/12 11:19:45 AM#51

AoC is one of two games that I just keep coming back to.  It has *almost* everything I want from an MMO.

 

GRAPHICS

The graphics are just amazing and that's number one in my book.  Yes, I realize that graphics alone don't make a good MMO, but they sure can emphasize a shitty one, such as TOR.  TOR has piss poor cartoony garbage graphics, but was boasting the best game play in any MMO to date.  After the shine of *story* wore off for me tho, I was stuck with a below average game with abolutely garbage visuals... time to move on.  While the visuals of this game aren't quite up to an HD modded Skyrim with a good ENB running, it's STILL the best visuals in any MMO on the market and that's saying something for a 2008 game.  I really feel like I'm there in AoC.  The immersion is pretty amazing for me.

 

STORY

The story is also just as fun as the graphics.  Tortage is a blast to play and replay.  In fact, I leveled a dozen characters just through Tortage alone and some of those I never even took to 80.  There are people that complain that the story past Tortage is bad, but those are people that can't get over the system shock of going from listening ot dialogue to reading it.  The story takes a small slump immediately after 20, but then it picks right back up again in the 30's. 

The problem with people that complain about the story in this game being terrible is that they are skipping all the amazing dungeons in this game.  ALL of the best dungeons in this game are between lvl's 1-79.  This isn't to say that the dungeons post 80 are all terrible, but the three wings of Tier 2 raiding are a giant yawnfest where you are stuck in the same landscape for hours.  I can't believe they made some of the most enjoyable dungeons in any game I've ever played and then finished it off with a multi-hour romp in boring land.

Some of the pre-80 dungeons are an absolute blast to play over and over.  Cradle of Decay, Ampitheater of Karutonia (one of my all time favorite dungeons in any game), Sanctum of Burning Souls (I love this dungeon and I even run it at 80 solo when I'm bored sometimes),  Iron Tower (Very hard, but very fun), Crows Nest (Fan the Flames!).

 

PVP

I'll admit that when I first started playing AoC I was a big PVP'er.  I rolled all my first few characters on Deathwhisper and fought people with my Necromancer any chance I got.  It was a blast and almost forced you to level with other players in order to avoid being ganked solo.  There's nothing as fun as rolling up on people farming at atzels fortress or the badit camp in kesh and facerolling them and then farming it for yourself.  On the PVE servers, if you came up on people farming, then you were forced to join their group and if they wouldn't let you join, then you were shit out of luck.

This really isn't an issue anymore now that most players are lvl 80 and not farming the bandit camps for XP, but within a month of release it was great to have the option to PVP to keep your PVE area clear.

At first PVP was horribly broken.  TOS were one-shot wonders, often hitting even best geared guardians at the time for double their HP in damage.  Funcom took the approach of "one character rebalance at a time" which simply left a rotating door of OP characters.  The TOS were nerfed to oblivion and then the Necros were crazy OP, then they were nerfed, then the rangers... and so on.  So basically it took a long time to balance PVP and a lot of PVP'ers weren't willing to stick around and wait.

PVP is still in a state of shambles.  Someone at Funcom got the idea that what we really want to do for PVP is play a small handful of minigames ad nauseum and when that gets boring what we really wanted to do was farm PVP resource nodes.  That guy, whoever he is, should be fired... like in front of a firing squad.  Worst idea ever.  What people really wanted from PVP were dynamic objectives to fight over.

EXPANSION

The first and only expansion to this game is a mixed bag for me.  First, it provided some really good pick-up entertainment in the form of 6 man dungeons that were challenging and very rewarding.  The gear drops from them were even better than Tier 2 raiding gear.  There were some pretty fun quests here too, although many of them were bugged very badly.

The new areas were also visually stunning.  They looked amazing, had compltely brand new NPC's fight, and were a nice break from the rest of the game.

The problems started when I decided to get my first new mount.  The Tiger.  I had no clue how bad grinding could be until I started down this path.  Doing the same 5-6 quests over and over and over and over for hours on end just to collect some stupid tokens that I could turn in to get a baby mount, which I then had to train up.  It was a literal Asian grinder... set in an asian landscape.  I got my Tiger and quit playing again soon afterwards. 

Some of the new areas were absolutely ridiculous to top it off.  Kara Korum for instance had so many predators per square foot, that there's no way there was enough prey for them to even live longer than a day.

OVERALL

Overall, this game is actually very enjoyable, but it should and I emphasize this, it really should be played with good friends.  Take your time leveling, try to do all the dungeons for your level, and do the ones you like a few times.  There's plenty to do at lvl 80, but it gets repetetive fast so enjoy the lower level content without simply racing to 80.

  LuckyDucky

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Joined: 7/24/05
Posts: 268

8/25/12 7:00:04 AM#52
Originally posted by h0urg1ass

AoC is one of two games that I just keep coming back to.  It has *almost* everything I want from an MMO.

 

GRAPHICS

The graphics are just amazing and that's number one in my book.  Yes, I realize that graphics alone don't make a good MMO, but they sure can emphasize a shitty one, such as TOR.  TOR has piss poor cartoony garbage graphics, but was boasting the best game play in any MMO to date.  After the shine of *story* wore off for me tho, I was stuck with a below average game with abolutely garbage visuals... time to move on.  While the visuals of this game aren't quite up to an HD modded Skyrim with a good ENB running, it's STILL the best visuals in any MMO on the market and that's saying something for a 2008 game.  I really feel like I'm there in AoC.  The immersion is pretty amazing for me.

 

STORY

The story is also just as fun as the graphics.  Tortage is a blast to play and replay.  In fact, I leveled a dozen characters just through Tortage alone and some of those I never even took to 80.  There are people that complain that the story past Tortage is bad, but those are people that can't get over the system shock of going from listening ot dialogue to reading it.  The story takes a small slump immediately after 20, but then it picks right back up again in the 30's. 

The problem with people that complain about the story in this game being terrible is that they are skipping all the amazing dungeons in this game.  ALL of the best dungeons in this game are between lvl's 1-79.  This isn't to say that the dungeons post 80 are all terrible, but the three wings of Tier 2 raiding are a giant yawnfest where you are stuck in the same landscape for hours.  I can't believe they made some of the most enjoyable dungeons in any game I've ever played and then finished it off with a multi-hour romp in boring land.

Some of the pre-80 dungeons are an absolute blast to play over and over.  Cradle of Decay, Ampitheater of Karutonia (one of my all time favorite dungeons in any game), Sanctum of Burning Souls (I love this dungeon and I even run it at 80 solo when I'm bored sometimes),  Iron Tower (Very hard, but very fun), Crows Nest (Fan the Flames!).

 

PVP

I'll admit that when I first started playing AoC I was a big PVP'er.  I rolled all my first few characters on Deathwhisper and fought people with my Necromancer any chance I got.  It was a blast and almost forced you to level with other players in order to avoid being ganked solo.  There's nothing as fun as rolling up on people farming at atzels fortress or the badit camp in kesh and facerolling them and then farming it for yourself.  On the PVE servers, if you came up on people farming, then you were forced to join their group and if they wouldn't let you join, then you were shit out of luck.

This really isn't an issue anymore now that most players are lvl 80 and not farming the bandit camps for XP, but within a month of release it was great to have the option to PVP to keep your PVE area clear.

At first PVP was horribly broken.  TOS were one-shot wonders, often hitting even best geared guardians at the time for double their HP in damage.  Funcom took the approach of "one character rebalance at a time" which simply left a rotating door of OP characters.  The TOS were nerfed to oblivion and then the Necros were crazy OP, then they were nerfed, then the rangers... and so on.  So basically it took a long time to balance PVP and a lot of PVP'ers weren't willing to stick around and wait.

PVP is still in a state of shambles.  Someone at Funcom got the idea that what we really want to do for PVP is play a small handful of minigames ad nauseum and when that gets boring what we really wanted to do was farm PVP resource nodes.  That guy, whoever he is, should be fired... like in front of a firing squad.  Worst idea ever.  What people really wanted from PVP were dynamic objectives to fight over.

EXPANSION

The first and only expansion to this game is a mixed bag for me.  First, it provided some really good pick-up entertainment in the form of 6 man dungeons that were challenging and very rewarding.  The gear drops from them were even better than Tier 2 raiding gear.  There were some pretty fun quests here too, although many of them were bugged very badly.

The new areas were also visually stunning.  They looked amazing, had compltely brand new NPC's fight, and were a nice break from the rest of the game.

The problems started when I decided to get my first new mount.  The Tiger.  I had no clue how bad grinding could be until I started down this path.  Doing the same 5-6 quests over and over and over and over for hours on end just to collect some stupid tokens that I could turn in to get a baby mount, which I then had to train up.  It was a literal Asian grinder... set in an asian landscape.  I got my Tiger and quit playing again soon afterwards. 

Some of the new areas were absolutely ridiculous to top it off.  Kara Korum for instance had so many predators per square foot, that there's no way there was enough prey for them to even live longer than a day.

OVERALL

Overall, this game is actually very enjoyable, but it should and I emphasize this, it really should be played with good friends.  Take your time leveling, try to do all the dungeons for your level, and do the ones you like a few times.  There's plenty to do at lvl 80, but it gets repetetive fast so enjoy the lower level content without simply racing to 80.

Great review from someone who actually has played the game on and off since launch! No, the game is not el perfecto, but it does have  more to offer than so many of the posts that shovel out hatred would have you believe. AoC is a great Conan game - by far the best Conan game ever made - and a decent MMO that is fun to play.

In addition the game is continually being patched, developed, or expanded. Updates are fairly common covering everything from added playfields to gameplay tweaks. Funcom may be running on a shoe string budget, but they have not abandon the game, not even for the sake of TSW.

 

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  XTREM1337

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Joined: 1/02/07
Posts: 26

Jedi Master Sotanax

8/25/12 7:02:40 AM#53
this game is dead ...

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  Andistotle

Advanced Member

Joined: 5/31/12
Posts: 63

9/01/12 1:07:28 PM#54
I was supprised how good this game realy is. I have heard so much negative about this game around the internet, but when i tried it out for my self i found it very enjoyable.  Im subbed to TSW and to WOW and i just bought GW2, but i find myself playing AoC more than anything. I run AoC on Geforce GTX 670, and the game looks pretty nice for a 4 year old game. I havent seen much of the problems they say it has either,  and I there are players running around everywhere, so the game is far from dead thats for sure, especialy now after the server merge. I was also impressed with how friendly ppl are, the guild i joined was very helpful from the day started playing..
  User Deleted
9/12/12 6:42:17 PM#55

Aside from the terrible launch, and possibly a year and a half fixing it, the games actually pretty good for a themepark.

The classes are fun, the combat is fun, it looks good, the endgame raids are fun...open world pvp was fun when the game was well populated as were the pvp instances.

 

The problem is, you burn out on the game and never really look back.

 

I think if this game launced in the same state it was 2 years after, the game would still have a decent following.  

 

Not sure the state of the game right now, but i remember trying the game out just to see how bad it was, and test out my new gtx260 at the time...and i ended up staying for much longer than i usually stay in a themepark.

 

Personally, i get the hate towards funcom, but i honestly believe their games are FAR better than this and other sites give them credit for.  I mean at least their games are cutting edge graphic wise and usually offer something that actually is innovative, in this games case the combat was phenominal and a much needed improvement from tab target spam...however i did hear they made the combos less complicated....and spellweaving was great fun...oh and the game had guild sieges and territory control...often overlooked in modern themeparks.

  paul43

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Joined: 4/27/11
Posts: 111

9/19/12 4:29:43 PM#56
Originally posted by redman875

Aside from the terrible launch, and possibly a year and a half fixing it, the games actually pretty good for a themepark.

 

I currently play other games, but still log in once or twice a week as F2P as I've done the last 6 months, AOC is refreshing, and parts of it still feels like next gen mmorpg. The fact that you dont have to target anything feels so right. In the game I play now, I actually have to target some of the AOE spells on mobs infront of me or it dosent fire... sigh...

Tab targeting is still the norm in most modern mmorpgs. The problem with AOC and the main reason I dont play is the low ammount of new content, and the crappy ingame economy. It dosent help that Funcom fails with a good amount of the new content they add and never bother to fix it so it's used.

Latest for example the breach dungeon which NOONE does anymore even if it was added 5 months ago, Ai district, House of crom social event that like 2 guilds have completed, it just goes on, there's extremly little new succesfull content, it's halfway done, all of it.

 

 

 

 

  Yakamomoto

Apprentice Member

Joined: 9/24/12
Posts: 385

10/16/12 11:05:12 AM#57

Have to agree, AoC is top notch now. After nearly two years break it´s even better than I remembered.

Must have been a lot of updates since then.

 

And hey it´s Sheldon approved! :D

  clumsytoes44

Advanced Member

Joined: 4/25/12
Posts: 399

10/16/12 11:13:34 AM#58
Perhap's it's time to re-install AoC, and give it another whirl. Will probably just S-can whatever chr's i have and restart fresh.
  Yakamomoto

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Joined: 9/24/12
Posts: 385

10/28/12 7:09:05 AM#59
Originally posted by clumsytoes44
Perhap's it's time to re-install AoC, and give it another whirl. Will probably just S-can whatever chr's i have and restart fresh.

I did. Felt a little like coming home. It really has evolved over the years to something amazing. Too bad they are not much into marketing, FC is not really good at that.

  Icewhite

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10/28/12 7:18:49 AM#60
Originally posted by Foreverdream

So i gave it a  whirl, after the dust had settled , The game was not F2P at the time and a subscription was needed.  I got out my card and subbed to see just how the game had evolved. l

In my experience, trusting funcom with your plastic is the single biggest mistake you can make.

But that's only my anecdote, carry on with the thread.

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