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Age of Conan Forum » General Discussion » Why is AoC's population growing NOW? (18 Feb 2013)

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  DaSpack

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OP  2/18/13 1:21:23 PM#1

Hoi guys. You that have been hanging around here for a while know that I'm an hopeless AoC-head. Have been playing this bitch now for 4 years :P That aside, I have been playing in very populated servers, and just 6 months back almost empty servers... But now, these days, AoC is  happening. It got much better at the start of 2013 really. In fact it's almost as if I want to say that the population is still growing on my server. Can anybody explain to me why? Why is this happening now? Game is not that different, compared to 1/2 year back if you forget about the Dragonspine free expansion...

 

Just asking out of curiosity.

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  Omali

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2/18/13 1:30:45 PM#2
Age of Conan has a banner ad here at MMORPG.com. That might be contributing.

  Po_gg

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2/18/13 1:31:26 PM#3
Originally posted by DaSpack

Game is not that different now, compared to 1/2 year back when you forget about the Dragonspine free expansion adition..

Maybe I'm wrong, but that's not entirely true. TSW went b2p, Dragon's Spine launched, both generated some publicity toward Funcom and their games. Bugs were ironed out. Next to that the f2p model got a revamp and it's much better now (lol, how many times I said to them their f2p is not working and just chasing away curious people...).

So, anyone who is reached by the recent publicity and gives the game a try, finds a great, mostly bug-free game, free to play with very few restrictions, which is still looking awesome and has a very good gameplay.

Just my 2 cents :)

  Loktofeit

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2/18/13 2:18:35 PM#4

If nothing else, it's got several years of added content under its belt. The game also has a decent F2P model with something for everyone in the cash shop.

 

  DaSpack

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OP  2/18/13 2:21:59 PM#5
Originally posted by Po_gg
Originally posted by DaSpack

Game is not that different now, compared to 1/2 year back when you forget about the Dragonspine free expansion adition..

Maybe I'm wrong, but that's not entirely true. TSW went b2p, Dragon's Spine launched, both generated some publicity toward Funcom and their games. Bugs were ironed out. Next to that the f2p model got a revamp and it's much better now (lol, how many times I said to them their f2p is not working and just chasing away curious people...).

So, anyone who is reached by the recent publicity and gives the game a try, finds a great, mostly bug-free game, free to play with very few restrictions, which is still looking awesome and has a very good gameplay.

Just my 2 cents :)

Hmm this one might be of relevance..." the f2p model got a revamp and it's much better now". Did not think of this one as I am a subber and have always been a subber myself.

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  SpottyGekko

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2/18/13 2:31:00 PM#6

Most likely it's growing because TSW has put Funcom on (or back on) a lot of people's radars.

 

Some may have tried TSW and not really liked it, then noticed FC has another game called AoC which is also F2P...

Some may have tried TSW and really liked it, then decided to try out FC's other offerings...

 

But I'll bet that it has something to do with TSW, directly or indirectly.

  Aethaeryn

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2/18/13 2:34:12 PM#7
Originally posted by SpottyGekko

Most likely it's growing because TSW has put Funcom on (or back on) a lot of people's radars.

 

Some may have tried TSW and not really liked it, then noticed FC has another game called AoC which is also F2P...

Some may have tried TSW and really liked it, then decided to try out FC's other offerings...

 

But I'll bet that it has something to do with TSW, directly or indirectly.

This was sort of it for me (recent emails from FC about TSW got me thinking about AoC).  I have been playing for the last month.  The changes to F2P helped as well.  it is a fun game.  Still a been there done that feeling but I enjoy the classes much more than most other games.

 

 

 

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  h0urg1ass

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2/18/13 2:43:07 PM#8

I would really love it if this game picks up momentum again and becomes well populated.

So many people left when it didn't deliver on promises at the beginning, and I'm not knocking those people because it's an honest reason to leave, but they've improved on this game a lot since release.

If you're into really fun raids from 6 man all the way up to 24 man, then this game is absolutely top notch.  A lot of the content is so fun that I'll run people through it on my over-geared 80 just to experience it again.  My advice is to take your time leveling and run all the dungeons you can along the way because some of the most interesting dungeons in the game are pre-80 and believe me, you'll get to see the post 80 dungeons plenty.

PVP, on the other hand, is a complete waste of time.  It's gear based instead of skill based, the mini's are contrived and Shrines of Bori are mindblowingly "whaaat??".  If you want PVP, I'd look elsewhere.

  Po_gg

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2/18/13 3:59:30 PM#9
Originally posted by h0urg1ass

If you're into really fun raids from 6 man all the way up to 24 man, then this game is absolutely top notch.  A lot of the content is so fun that I'll run people through it on my over-geared 80 just to experience it again. 

Indeed, and luckily lots of them were part of the f2p revamp. It was the 2nd worst decision (worst was the 4 class only option) by FC to restrict instances and raids... How do you want to lure players if they can't have a peak of your best elements?

I mean, by default I dislike endgame grind in games, so I rarely do raids or instances. But in AoC I just love to replay them again and again, and of course not for the loot :) Heck, when I first did AoK, it was so awesome I just sat at the entrance for days and replayed it with every pug that stumble across the area :) good ol' times.

  FromHell

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2/18/13 4:00:30 PM#10
Because it´s cool

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
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  neutrinoide

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2/19/13 8:04:20 PM#11

More peoples are joining the server deathwish in Age of conan. After taking a break, some player found some energy to grind a new Level 80.

If you are honest with yourself. You know Age of conan is overall the best mmo. It isn't the mmo I wish to play  (pre-cu swg fan) but the best available at the present.

  Zenzah

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2/20/13 2:35:00 PM#12

It is because last year's big names have somehow sizzled down and we are at that downtime of waiting for the next big thing in MMOs. SWTOR, GW2, Tera, TSW were some of the big names of last year. Naturally the MMO player will be hopping around to find and try new free to play MMOs and like a poster above mentioned, TSW did put AoC back into the radar.

However, do not be surprised when there will be a big decline as the new big MMOs come out. Some new MMO's will be The Elder Scrolls Online, The Repopulation, Archeage, Blade & Soul, Wildstar etc etc. Plus, the already established MMOs will be making new patches and tweaking their free to play Model.

Aion will have 3 new classes in next patch, SWTOR is increasing level cap with first xpac Rise of the Hutt Cartel. GW2, TSW etc will also be updating with more DLCs or patches.

But anyways it's nice to see AoC population growing regardless of why it is.

  FromHell

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2/21/13 10:20:56 AM#13
Originally posted by Zenzah

It is because last year's big names have somehow sizzled down and we are at that downtime of waiting for the next big thing in MMOs. SWTOR, GW2, Tera, TSW were some of the big names of last year. Naturally the MMO player will be hopping around to find and try new free to play MMOs and like a poster above mentioned, TSW did put AoC back into the radar.

However, do not be surprised when there will be a big decline as the new big MMOs come out. Some new MMO's will be The Elder Scrolls Online, The Repopulation, Archeage, Blade & Soul, Wildstar etc etc. Plus, the already established MMOs will be making new patches and tweaking their free to play Model.

Aion will have 3 new classes in next patch, SWTOR is increasing level cap with first xpac Rise of the Hutt Cartel. GW2, TSW etc will also be updating with more DLCs or patches.

But anyways it's nice to see AoC population growing regardless of why it is.

Do you believe any of these new titles will be able to compete with AoC having 5 years worth of updates and content expansions under its belt? Hardly... look at what TESO is doing with its regions locked to factions. They are already stretching release content before its even out, so you need time for 3 alts to see everything. Repop is an indie game done by a mini team, Archeage and Blade & Soul are asian type grinders, Wildstar is another cartoony theme park with WoW graphics. Aion, cartoony fantasy theme park. Tera, cartoony fantasy theme park. SWTOR and GW2... not even commenting on these two titles.

I don´t see any serious competition for AoC on the horizon. And TSW is unique enough for its own audience.

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
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  si2zle

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2/22/13 8:50:12 PM#14
One word. Steam.
  Vannor

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2/22/13 9:41:26 PM#15
Originally posted by si2zle
One word. Steam.

Spot on.

  FromHell

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2/23/13 9:45:12 AM#16
Originally posted by Vannor
Originally posted by si2zle
One word. Steam.

Spot on.

That must have happened today or yesterday

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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  aylwynn

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2/23/13 10:56:33 AM#17
Since there are some AoC-vets posting in this thread ... Will I have fun with this game as a DAoC/WAR player? Actually I think about giving it a try.
  h0urg1ass

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2/23/13 11:01:33 AM#18
Originally posted by aylwynn
Since there are some AoC-vets posting in this thread ... Will I have fun with this game as a DAoC/WAR player? Actually I think about giving it a try.

I've said it a million times and I'll say it until they get off their asses at Failcom and fix it; PVP is total shit.  The PVE side of the game is brilliant, and the PVP side of the game is a visionless, directionless mess.

If you've come looking for PVP, and not much interested in PVE, then save your hard drive the installation space.

  FromHell

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2/23/13 11:28:23 AM#19
Originally posted by aylwynn
Since there are some AoC-vets posting in this thread ... Will I have fun with this game as a DAoC/WAR player? Actually I think about giving it a try.

give it a try, I personally like it more than WAR/DAoC

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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  Jalaris

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2/23/13 11:32:37 AM#20

I'd say a major increase in the population is because of the recent Steam release. I have friends, and also including myself, that will not try "some" MMO's unless they are released on Steam. AoC being one that I had tried a very long tiem ago, now possibly looking at again for a second time because of its Steam release.

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