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Age of Conan Forum » General Discussion » Rise, Age of Conan!!

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  Braindome

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Joined: 12/06/11
Posts: 571

8/10/13 2:47:27 PM#61

This is the only MMO I enjoy atm or game in general, only other games i'm looking forward to atm are FFXIV and 7 Days to Die.

Gaming is getting too saturated, too many "me too" games at least Age of Conan is a pure vanilla experience with a unique combat system.

Best F2P on the market atm that even come close to next gen feel. Everything else feels old.

  grhuff

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Joined: 7/24/03
Posts: 6

8/17/13 8:38:36 AM#62

I took a pass on this game when it first came out and it quickly dropped off my radar. However I wanted a break from playing single-player games and this one popped up on one of my Steam screens last week as a F2P MMO option and I decided to try it. Let me just say that I am thoroughly enjoying my experience in Tortage so far. With graphics cranked to the max alongside SweetFX and a custom UI, this game looks amazing and melee combat is very enjoyable. I've even had the pleasure to run in a few impromptu questing groups in the dungeons outside Tortage. The players seem friendly and there are a lot of guilds advertising for new members in Tortage. If you haven't tried this game before, I highly recommend giving it shot since it's free (and if you create an account through Steam you get a pretty nice looking cosmetic cloak!).

 

I play on Set and my character is a Conqueror named Goskantos. Don't hesitate to reach out to me with any questions or adventuring opportunities!

  Gorwe

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Joined: 9/16/11
Posts: 1807

8/19/13 2:28:13 PM#63
It's fascinating what the bleeding zog AoC went through and survived! Very few not games, but projects in general have such resilience. That's nothing short of miraculous.

As for AoC, it has nice enough mechanics, one of my Fav IPs(Conan) and awesome, adult graphics. It is a very good choice if you are looking for a good Themepark game. Now...it doesn't have Elves. That's a B.I.G. minus for me, but I Expect that quite the opposite would be true for the gen pop. Maybe I come back after they alleviated the f2p draconic restrictions. They used to be BAD back in the day.

Now if only WAR had the strength to survive what AoC did. But nooo...Mythic knows only one thing. How to give up and ruin otherwise awesome games. If only...
  Po_gg

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8/20/13 6:29:33 AM#64
Originally posted by Gorwe
Maybe I come back after they alleviated the f2p draconic restrictions. They used to be BAD back in the day.

Used to, but not since last year, the f2p revision.

Only 2 restrictions left, the limited inv / trader space and the gold limit (though it was raised from 2 gold to 10). Oh, and Khitai - always forget it since it's just a massive grindfest :) so, as a free player you can't go beyond the Wall, whether you've bought the RotG expansion or not. You must subscribe for that.

But subscription was revisited as well with the latest anniversary, 200 bonus points per month (instead of 60), and +1 AA point with every level you advance.

  Gorwe

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8/20/13 6:56:29 AM#65
Oh, the Rise of the Grindslayer? ;)

I remember someone calculating(in 2010 I think) on forums that if you would want to max all the Factions in the rotg, it'd take around ten years. Round half century for 4 characters. So...enjoy!

LOL!
  Po_gg

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8/20/13 7:20:35 AM#66

or Grindbringer :) it had many similar nickname indeed.

I still find it hard to believe that there are players out there who were happy for it (true, I never was a "game starts at the endgame grind" type of a player).

Even screenshotted a forum post back then, where a dude wrote it's a great system, because for example if he needs xxx, yyy, and zzz gear then it defines a clear path, and after 92 days he'll acquire all 3. And when a reply said, you want to grind the very same content for 3 months and you're happy with it? he wrote: yeah, why, what's the problem with that? :)

 

To each his own I guess... I rather re-play the base story with a new character but I won't touch the factions again with a 10-foot polearm.

  DMKano

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Joined: 6/17/11
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8/20/13 7:23:22 AM#67
Originally posted by imagina

Game is great, yeah, but they really need to let the first 2 tier raids available to free players, and some alternative way for free to play users to exp their AA skills and it would be perfect.

 

But it's slowly dying again anyway.

Bingo - I'd be playing it but the pay model is HORRIBLE. Funcom needs to take a look at Rift - monetize the game intelligently and they would have 10x the player base.

 

  DanitaKusor

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Joined: 6/17/09
Posts: 537

8/28/13 7:29:37 AM#68
Originally posted by Gorwe
Oh, the Rise of the Grindslayer? ;)

I remember someone calculating(in 2010 I think) on forums that if you would want to max all the Factions in the rotg, it'd take around ten years. Round half century for 4 characters. So...enjoy!

LOL!

It is much improved now.

The faction quests now have a 20 hour cooldown but give a vastly improved amount of marks of aclaim and faction points so you it only takes a few weeks to max out the factions.

My character hit 80 last weekend and I'm already rank 1 with all the factions and well on the way to rank 2 (that's 150K rep out of 1100K needed for max rank) and I don't get the time to do all the faction quests every day.

The hardest thing to get now are the rare tokens needed for the best gear, but if you join a guild that does the K6 dungeons you'll get those pretty quickly as well (I'm averaging around 20 a day in my limited play time and 10 days worth will get me a weapons).

The Enlightened take things Lightly

  Po_gg

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8/28/13 8:08:04 AM#69
Originally posted by DanitaKusor
Originally posted by Gorwe
Oh, the Rise of the Grindslayer? ;)

I remember someone calculating(in 2010 I think) on forums that if you would want to max all the Factions in the rotg, it'd take around ten years. Round half century for 4 characters. So...enjoy!

LOL!

It is much improved now.

The faction quests now have a 20 hour cooldown but give a vastly improved amount of marks of aclaim and faction points so you it only takes a few weeks to max out the factions.

My character hit 80 last weekend and I'm already rank 1 with all the factions and well on the way to rank 2 (that's 150K rep out of 1100K needed for max rank) and I don't get the time to do all the faction quests every day.

The hardest thing to get now are the rare tokens needed for the best gear, but if you join a guild that does the K6 dungeons you'll get those pretty quickly as well (I'm averaging around 20 a day in my limited play time and 10 days worth will get me a weapons).

lol, the irony... vastly improved :) so it's only 1.5 months of grinding the same content for MoA's instead of 4-5 months... thx but I guess I rather staying in Hyboria and enjoying the world. Vistrix or Kylikki doesn't require f*ction gear anyways. But I admit it's still amusing to see lfg's like "Atzel, full AA, exp req"

Grindslayer is the worst example of a direction a game can choose for endgame content :)

  Gorwe

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9/01/13 7:31:06 PM#70
So, is it worth revisiting?

I know about Gold cap, classes etc changes to f2p, but what about bags and inventory space?

I am also worried about size. I know that Funcom makes huge games, so how huge is AoC currently? How many xx gigs(it's gotta be in the tens)?
  Po_gg

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9/02/13 5:05:06 AM#71
Originally posted by Gorwe
So, is it worth revisiting?

I know about Gold cap, classes etc changes to f2p, but what about bags and inventory space?

I am also worried about size. I know that Funcom makes huge games, so how huge is AoC currently? How many xx gigs(it's gotta be in the tens)?

If you accept a biased opinion (I'm still playing and I only dislike Godslayer) it's definitely worth it.

 

Inventory is the reason I used to drop in the monthly sub, but I have many alts and I'm a hoarder :) and to purchase slots to all of them would cost a fortune, bag and trader prices are insane.

Though for a newcomer with a first playthrough, it's not that bad. Personal inventory can be upgraded with ingame gold, just like before f2p. Within the 10gold limit you can have at once, I guess there's a bag for 7 gold, it's more than enough if you don't loot every trash you see. (crafting resources and quest items have a separate inventory without restrictions)

As for the Trader (mail, bank and AH in one), the slot restriction is pretty tough, and cannot be uplifted ingame, only with Store purchase - or with subscribing. It depends on your playstyle, for me that means subbing, but for someone who doesn't keep different gear sets, or not a huge AH trader, it might be ok. Worth a check to see, how badly it affects you personally. (edit: seriously, I know a guy who played up until 60 without the Trader :) "consumable is for consuming, gear is for wearing, why should I keep the other junk?" lol)

 

Current AoC size is about 34Gb.

  Gorwe

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9/02/13 7:37:28 AM#72

Then we can join and hate RoTG together lol :D. Idk what was the idea behind that one...

Yes and I forgot to say that I love that grityness of Conan's. The exact same reason why I love Warhammer(s)-I can't stand stuff that are not serious yet they force some seriousness down your throat. An entertainment product should either be as gritty as LoTR/Conan/Warhammer/TES/GoT or not serious at all(then I pass it! :p). Products that are unsure of themselves are the worst imo(Warcraft for example-it goes all the way from Warhammer atmosphere{WoTLK} to the typical fantasy atmosphere{Vanilla} to Saturday morning cartoon{MoP}). I love Conan in general. Tho not to the point that I am going to object that the Mitrans attack each other because I understand that game mechanics should sometime take precedence over the lore.

Thank you for the size as well. It seems that I'll have to choose between Conan and TSW lol. Choices choices...

  Po_gg

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9/02/13 8:06:38 AM#73
TSW is about 43Gb (great game as well).
  obake90

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Joined: 1/30/13
Posts: 58

GOD WILLS IT!!!

 
OP  9/27/13 11:17:59 PM#74

The Servers Merged this month..

US+EU= Fun for PvP

 

A lot more players are playing together, if you left AOC becuase your server were empty, you should check out the Merge.

 

 

Listen to the whole song

 

 

RISE AGE OF CONAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

  RebelScum99

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9/27/13 11:24:59 PM#75
It's a really solid game.  Took me about 3 different tries to get into it, but once I got out of Tortage, I really began to enjoy it.  Still one of the best-looking games around.  And yeah, combat is great fun.  
  marz.at.play

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nanu nanu

9/29/13 5:54:07 PM#76
Came back and love it. 'Nuff said.

  Shadanwolf

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9/29/13 9:27:52 PM#77

I wish it were more than an ffa pvp  or pve game

The promised a redone crafting system 2 1/2 years ago and I'm still waiting.

I wish...really  wish I could be more positive with a game that just keeps missing the mark imo.

  Destiny2010

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9/30/13 1:34:00 AM#78
Originally posted by Shadanwolf

I wish it were more than an ffa pvp  or pve game

The promised a redone crafting system 2 1/2 years ago and I'm still waiting.

I wish...really  wish I could be more positive with a game that just keeps missing the mark imo.

Crafting was delayed a few months back due to it being a greater undertaking then they had foresaw. Also, not everyhting they had done with it so far was connected with newer systems like renown gain and such I belive. And that`s also pretty important. I would also like a new system, but I want it to be as complete as it can be also before its live. Developing it is also comes at the price of other content when income to the game is most likely dropping due to many want to play for free. Proud to be a supporter of the game developent, by being a premium member.

The reason why it has taken so long was that other content was needed before this I think, and I agree with that also.

 

  Myrradah

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Joined: 1/08/06
Posts: 27

He who dies with the most toys wins!

9/30/13 1:43:32 AM#79

Does equipment actually make a difference that is measurable?

Equipment is part of improving your character which is a major drive in a MMO. originally, I could remove all equipment outside of a weapon and be just as effective.

Are people still proving this point by running around in the diaper?

  Rhazmuz

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Joined: 12/29/12
Posts: 208

They say you are what you eat.. But I dont remember eating a fu**ing legend!

9/30/13 1:54:28 AM#80
Originally posted by Myrradah

Does equipment actually make a difference that is measurable?

Equipment is part of improving your character which is a major drive in a MMO. originally, I could remove all equipment outside of a weapon and be just as effective.

Are people still proving this point by running around in the diaper?

Gear is quite significant in AOC. Split between gear and skill, I would say gear accounts for at least 50%

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