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

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  elocke

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1/30/12 11:18:26 AM#21
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).

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  quasar941

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1/30/12 11:49:10 AM#22


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).

^^ this

I've been playing online games since the release of Ultima Online and I have yet to encounter a game with a worst community than AoC. What's sad is I'm talking about PVE servers such as Set. I can only imagine that the PVP servers are like.

  Caldrin

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1/30/12 12:03:03 PM#23

AOC is probally the best PVE MMORPG on the market at the moment.

Sadly because of the bad launch people will never take another look at it, and actually its their loss as they will miss out on quite a bit of fun..

The game only becomes good after Tortage btw, once youve played through Tortage a few times you will realise..

After playing AOC for a few years I am really looking forward to TSW, hopefull it will have a lot of the magic that AOC does :)

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  Dakeru

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1/30/12 12:09:03 PM#24

I didn't get rude answers so far. In fact when I was level 10 people on the NPH chan helped me.

What greatly disgusts me though are the pvpers.

 

You are fighting a boss and finish him off - someone comes from behind and kills you.

You are in a dialogue with an npc - someone abuses that and kills you.

You are level 40 and a level 80 walks bye - he kills you.

You semi afk in front of a dungeon while answering a friend on msn - someone will find you standing there idle and kill you.

You finish a group of npcs that spotted you and you are left with 10% hp - someone will have watched you and kill you before you can rest.

 

Lastly, even in a fair 1:1 pvp situation I consider assassins completely imba. Their backstabbing deals 80% damage to me and then I'm stunned for 5 seconds - enough time to finish me off with another blow.

 

I'm sticking with the game because I enjoy the dungeons and the plot a lot though.

  Nebless

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1/30/12 12:59:27 PM#25
Originally posted by quasar941

 


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).

 

^^ this

I've been playing online games since the release of Ultima Online and I have yet to encounter a game with a worst community than AoC. What's sad is I'm talking about PVE servers such as Set. I can only imagine that the PVP servers are like.

I think it's more the channel you listen to.  I'm on Set and hang on the trial / help channel and all I ever see is questions asked and answered in the nicest manner possible.  

There are those that don't play by the standard Global Chat rules that seem to apply in all games.  That's always the first thing I disable in every game I play.

  lalartu

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1/30/12 1:11:24 PM#26

I've been trying to get into AoC for a few years now, but just can't get over the feeling that it doesn't really feel like an MMO

It's the same problem I have with EQ2 and more recently, SWTOR:

1 - the game is made up of areas that have to be loaded individually

2 - a lot of the progress is linear and you find yourself walking down a path a lot (instead of going where you please)

3 - too many single player instances, at least earlier on. Never got past lvl 30, so I don't know how it goes from there

 

Also, combat is fun at first, but after a few days playing barbarian, it felt like a more tidious version of WoW, with extreme button mashing. So this time around, instead of pressing 1 button to execute an ability, I had to press 3-4 because of the combo system.

The blood/fatalities/nudity gets old fast too

most importantly, I really didn't feel like  I cared about either my character, my character's skill points or the equipment he was wearing. It all felt kind of trivial. 

I heard most people found PVP servers a lot more enjoyable, but somehow being ganked every 5 mins especially knowing how I like to take long coffee breaks everywhere, would not be much fun

 

but that's just my opinion...

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  Thunderous

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1/30/12 3:34:22 PM#27
Originally posted by DeaconX
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. 

Just because someone writes something positive, they have to be on the payroll... you pessimistic brat.  I happen to fully agree with the OP, troll.

*this is the cleaned up version of my reply... as clean as I could get it.*

Viral marketing at it's finest...  I got a warning from the Mods about my response to Funcom's viral marketing, I wonder if you got a warning for calling me a name...?  Doubt it.

Either way I can't help it you and the OP share a misguided opinion about what a game SHOULD offer.  If you enjoy highly linear and over-promised adaptations of a great IP, then I would imagine all the hours you spend are worth it to you.  I keep trying it hoping that some magic patch has made this game fun and each time I am reminded of just how WoW ruined MMO's and how inept Funcom is.

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  tares

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1/30/12 3:54:37 PM#28

I'm wondering what happened to the hundreds of thousands that Funcom boasted about for free to play as USA servers are empty.  Can't blame release on that so there must be major flaws in this game TODAY.

Graphics: yes but most play games for gameplay reasons and the game engine is bad because it limits the number of players per area without huge issues.

Story: Age of Conan's texts is greater then star war's well done voice acting and much better two sided story or class story? OK.  EQ2's and WoW's quest writing is better.  AoC is similar to every other MMO though.

Community: If you play on USA servers you will know everyones name because there are so few people.  The MA gimicky rating seemed to attrackt the worse kinds though as call of duty players seem more mature.  On USA servers it is a single player game.

Raiding:  I'm sure long time players love raiding content that has been around since release.  I only did tier 1 to 3 and it wasn't impressive, knowing that the guilds have been pick up grouping that for years and can't progress because everyone who cared about raids quit  is demoralising. 

Roleplaying:  What  MMO doesn't have loads of emotes? However, people running around with names like "Ipawnnubs" tends to upset roleplayers.

Combat: SWTOR has AoE melee strikes it also requires way more buttons than AoC for some classes.  After the latest patch it is more responsive and fluid than AoC.  All the popular MMOs and there are plenty have combat with a better feel for most players.

  Thunderous

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1/31/12 5:47:47 PM#29
Originally posted by tares

I'm wondering what happened to the hundreds of thousands that Funcom boasted about for free to play as USA servers are empty.  Can't blame release on that so there must be major flaws in this game TODAY.

 

They must be out PvP'ing...  *rollseyes*

 

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  Zuuz

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Posts: 46

1/31/12 5:56:30 PM#30

Nothing beats random world pvp encounters in AoC... I havent played in a while but while I was leveling up back then the world pvp was what kept me there, better than in any other mmo period.

  DaSpack

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1/31/12 8:02:37 PM#31
Originally posted by Zuuz

Nothing beats random world pvp encounters in AoC... I havent played in a while but while I was leveling up back then the world pvp was what kept me there, better than in any other mmo period.

Ooohhh... and the fatalities!!! Nothing like dominating your opponent with a nasty fatality!! :D People get sooo pissed ... hehhee

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  sibs4455

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1/31/12 8:18:35 PM#32
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.

  User Deleted
1/31/12 8:43:50 PM#33

Nice review. I tried it out a year or two ago. Didn't really like the invisible walls everywhere. Glad to see they are revamping crafting this summer. Honestly, if it wasnt for TSW coming out soon, Id probably get into AoC. TOR is holding me over til then.

  Hauken

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2/12/12 9:43:29 PM#34

Nice reveiw. Good to hear that they are gonna show crafting some love. Crafting and community is two imporatant things i feel need to be good for me to be paying a sub for a MMO.

Gonna start downlading patches when i get back from work tormorrow and give it a go i think. See how it feels compared to SWTOR.

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  LuckyDucky

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2/12/12 10:18:50 PM#35
Originally posted by Hauken

Nice reveiw. Good to hear that they are gonna show crafting some love. Crafting and community is two imporatant things i feel need to be good for me to be paying a sub for a MMO.

Gonna start downlading patches when i get back from work tormorrow and give it a go i think. See how it feels compared to SWTOR.

I would be interested in comparative reviews between SWTOR and AoC, if you bother to write one!

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  User Deleted
2/12/12 10:23:33 PM#36

Community is a big plus for me. I may just have to re-install and check this out for myself.

  Ravenspen

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Posts: 104

2/12/12 10:33:11 PM#37
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.
  kevjards

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2/12/12 10:34:02 PM#38

to the OP..you got it spot on..i unsubbed to game due to what i call the greed factor of funcom,but saying that i,m a tight bastard..hope you continue to enjoy the game for a long time to come.

  FrodoFragins

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2/12/12 10:47:13 PM#39

It got REALLY boring after Tortage.  I gave up in the zone next to the asian expansion area.

  Comaf

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Posts: 1143

I want an mmorpg where pvp matters, my enemies are not my race or class, and community matters.

2/12/12 10:57:43 PM#40

AoC handles RP very well, With a list emotions that can make your headspin due to its sheer amount, and the Vanity tab (allows you equip a gearset which you favor over the current and still retain the stats!) I'm going to keep this subject light but all in all, Roleplayers are in a safe haven here in Age of Conan. With weelky RP meets you'll get your dose of RP happily.

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Age of Conan assumes you aren't bright enough to see through the cosmetics.  In regards to lore, RP, and its effect on pvp, you have the same races and classes killing each other.  Priest of Mitra align with Priests of Set and kill each other.  Necromancers and Demos can run full pets out through Cimmeria and not get attacked.  That is bs.  So while it may seem kind of nifty at first, the very fact they did not make this an empire vs empire vs empire game, leads to the reason why a lot of folks quit, felt ZERO sense of immersion, and never took it seriously.

 

Hence, free to play cash shop.  Aoc, thusly, has no clue about RP. 

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