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Title: Age of Conan...
Post by: Mandie on April 17, 2008, 03:11:41 PM
... comes out in a month. I think I'm gonna pre-order (free mount or weapon and 3 day jump on the general public) The beta reviews I have read said minor bugs aside, it's going to be amazing.

You guys?


http://www.ageofconan.com
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Post by: Rick on April 17, 2008, 03:48:48 PM
LOL Memorpogus.
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Post by: Hunchback on April 17, 2008, 07:58:34 PM
I will most likely play it, it should be fucking amazing.
Don't think i will pre-order though, free mount is bullshit and to get a head start you need to pay 5 eur more after pre-ordering, so... Yeah.

Have to do some more research on the thing, but i guess it will be the game to fill the time before Darkfall comes out.
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Post by: The new Olli (with hair) on April 18, 2008, 12:41:10 PM
Hunchback join my guild. We'll call it   Mythback
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Post by: rille on June 09, 2008, 10:05:18 PM
I read Conan when I was a kid.
A pretty solid world but I'll not ruin those memories by playing this game. ;)
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Post by: The new Olli (with hair) on June 12, 2008, 01:01:59 AM
You better not ruin the memory of ANYTHING that you ever liked by remembering it to begin with! God knows you like so few things you really should immediately forget anything you like, so that if you happen to run into it again in the future you can once again feel that fleeting moment of happiness
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Post by: Mandie on June 12, 2008, 02:46:20 AM
Purchased the game today, will report back
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Post by: Hunchback on June 12, 2008, 11:47:41 AM
I have it since pre-launch.

It's quite well done, big and serious MMO. The gameplay is similar to WoW but also different, which is one of the main reasons for people bitching and crying - they think it's wow with new skin or something and play it like wow and fail.
It IS brutal, there's shitloads of blood, there are naked girls and some of the quests are quite... unpure. (ex. there was 1 guy in a quest that kept the quest award in his ass, because he is a captive-slave).
There are tons of quests, and some "Destiny" quests which basically tell you the story and are tailored for each of the 4 arch-types. However, it's a real hack-n-slash so don't expect wonders in that aspect. I stopped reading the quest dialogs at about lvl 20(since then all quest gives are fully voiced bur). One bad thing is that ALL characters start in the exact same location, so if you decide to try a couple of classes before picking one for a longer run it gets very very boring to do them all over again.

All the classes are very interesting and well made, however there's huge balance problems still. They have a LOT of work to do, some classes are totally OP and others are worthless (pvp wise that is, in pve all classes perform about equally). What i really love about it is that they've taken the way of Vanguard making healers do DPS in order to heal, instead of being a healbot at the back of the party. For example, i play a bear shaman who is a "melee-healer" - they get up to medium armor and wield 2h blunt weapons. Also, 2 or 3 of their heals trigger only when the shaman fighting in melee. The other main heal heals in a small cone infront of the shaman. So in short you HAVE to be in the fight no matter your spec. The other two healers are "caster healers" where one's DPS spells augment his Heal spells and the being the opposite - the healing spells boost his DPS spells.
Also, every healer class has 2 HoTs and 1 direct heal at base and then others to unlock with talents. However the shaman for example doesn't have a single -targeted- heal - they all affect the whole party around the shaman or a cone infront of it. I am not sure about the rest, but i believe it's more or less the same. This might seem "lame" and "no-skill" since you don't need to switch targets etc, but in AoC healing is more about timing and rotation of your spells. Since you need to DPS in order to heal properly it would have been a mess to switch hostile and friendly targets all the time.

Two of the three tanks are hybrids too - The conqueror can't even wear a shield, he tanks with a 2h weapon or dual wield. And it works lol. Also they get 4 directional auras at a time(ex you put mana regen aura on your back, fire-dmg bonus on your both sides and armor bonus at the front), which are however quite weak for the moment The Dark Templar gets no 2h at all but he has various spells all based around life-drain so he can constantly heal the party a little bit. It's in no way sufficient to really heal but it's nice, somewhat like a constant healing totem from WOW and at times a bit more. The DT is -THE- pve monster for solo/leveling - basically no down-time, you go you kill you heal yourself while doing so...

Other than that, there's FUCKLOADS of bugs, but it's getting better and better since they are spawning patches like mad. Currently they've set up 2 days of the week for DT/Patch Days, so that means 2 patches per weak. They say later on when it's more balanced and fixed they will start releasing patches more rarely but making them bigger.


So in short, the game has a future, it will for sure not fail like Vanguard did. It's still full with bugs and needs major class-balance fixes for PvP but it's slowly getting done. It's nice to play as long as you don't run into nasty bugs, and it encourages team-play (there are LOADS of group quests).
Oh yeah, all the zones are "instanced" but they are huge and everyone can enter and leave. There's also the aspect of Guild Wars for instancing, where you have the same zone multiple times on a server, depending on the load of the zone. You can freely move between "instances" of a zone with a button in the interface. (Useful for escaping ganking retards 20 levels higher than you). Sometimes it's a bit confusing because the "local chat"(which i hate as a concept, btw) is global for all the instances of a zone, so when you group up with someone in the chat you then have to get to the same instance to play together. The limitation about instancing is, however, that you need to be 5 meters away maximum from a spawning point(think graveyard in wow) - you can't just "teleport" from everywhere.

 I haven't seen end-game yet, i haven't had much time to play lately, so i can't comment on how it is. So far my guild has built 1 keep and are gathering resources for building other shit to protect the guild town.
ATM i can't decide weather i want to keep playing the shaman or play my ranger(who is still in newb town :( ).
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Post by: Hunchback on June 12, 2008, 12:02:57 PM
"Picts will no longer raise their eyebrows at people after having been killed by a fatality "

ROFL, from the patchnotes from last night. :lol:
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Post by: The new Olli (with hair) on June 13, 2008, 02:52:45 AM
What server are you on hunchback??

LET'S START A GUILD
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Post by: Nasojiti on June 13, 2008, 10:31:30 AM
It's a little... grindey.
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Post by: Ebert Von Snappenhausen on June 13, 2008, 10:45:18 AM
I thought all MMOs were about grinding like mad.
Like MAD, I tell you! :lurk:

No wonder obsessive people like them.
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Post by: The new Olli (with hair) on June 13, 2008, 11:04:40 AM
Well it's been out for 2 weeks I would imagine it would be grindy as most mmo's are released 25% complete.
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Post by: Ebert Von Snappenhausen on June 13, 2008, 12:55:42 PM
Are you an obsessive person?
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Post by: Mandie on June 15, 2008, 08:32:32 PM
We like it so far, but it's pretty nerdy, like ultra ultra nerdy. Corny sex jokes targeted at nerdy virgin boys, which will draw all pre-pubes to the noob area. Tricksey gameplay that I think will be very rewarding in the later levels. I see a huge amount of potential here. I'm sick of WoW, it's beat to death, haven't played but here and there since right before TBC came out.

AoC has more adventure, and boobies and noob area aside, it seems like it would appeal more to old house mom nerds. I want something new without a huge learning curve.

In many ways it reminds of of EQ2, which I also saw potential, but found terribly boring. Seems easy enough to solo so far... I picked assasin because it's fun. I'm not going to think about end game or stress over details, just gonna roll with it and enjoy it for what it is, a game.

Two nerdy thumbs up (so far)
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Post by: Mordeth on June 16, 2008, 03:18:49 AM
lol
i can't imagine myth doing anything as degrading as playing a MMORPG, but then I'm very drunk
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Post by: Hunchback on June 16, 2008, 11:31:53 AM
Playing MMOs is not degrading.
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Post by: The new Olli (with hair) on June 17, 2008, 02:19:49 AM
Join the dark side Mordeth *hits shield wall*
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Post by: Mandie on June 17, 2008, 05:33:51 AM
MMO's kick ass
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Post by: The new Olli (with hair) on June 17, 2008, 05:36:16 AM
NERD
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Post by: Kat on June 17, 2008, 06:28:43 PM
I'm giving AoC a shot, because I'm bored and don't have anything else to play for now.  I like the fact that solo play is also a viable option; after WoW I'm pretty tired of spending hours looking for a priest because we can't get anything done without one.

The game has been installing/updating for around two and a half hours now, which has given me plenty of time to think on which class I want to play.  I'm thinking either barbarian or dark templar; something with decent survivability and DPS.
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Post by: Hunchback on June 17, 2008, 07:30:19 PM
Barbarian has shit-all survivability, dark templar is imba.

Otherwise in AoC you have quite a few group quests, but it can be soloed for the most part. Also, groups are of 6 people and healers actually get to fight so many people play healers/tanks (more than DPS, actually) so it's not a problem to find a group. Usually.

I am on the Soulstorm EU server, current char name - Kassad
Title: Age of Conan...
Post by: Kat on June 17, 2008, 10:36:01 PM
Dark templars are good imbalanced or bad imbalanced?

I dunno, I'm only at level 9, but the barbarian seems pretty survivable to me.  Just died twice so far.

Also I'm completely baffled by the skills system.  I thought I wasn't going to get any talent points until level ten, but apparently I can put points in things like climb and heal as well... I saved most of my 200 odd points because I wasn't sure what the best way to spend them was.
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Post by: Hunchback on June 18, 2008, 01:06:35 AM
That's skill points, no talent points. Press N and you get your talent trees.
As a barb you will NEED hide and the stamina/health regen skills. Also, invest into climbing every now and then, 80 should be fine for the beginning. It's not -necessary- but it helps do quests much easier(by climbing to areas instead of taking a long detour). Everything that rests you should put into the run-speed and less-staming-when-runing skills, basically they should be maxed.


Also - http://www.conanarmory.com/feat.aspx?id=2
Barbs get quite nice DPS, especially in pvp with the sneak-attack. At lower levels you can one-shot clothies with a sneak-attack. However they only get light armor so later on the armor difference will start to show. Basically a barbarian is something like a "heavy-assassin"(that's why it's in the rouge group), only that it doesn't suck (like the "real" assassin).


As for DTs - they are the solo MACHINE. Heal themselves constantly and generally have no down-time. But then, it's the same with the bear shaman. Difference is, in a group one is a healer/dps and the other tank/dps.
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Post by: Mandie on June 18, 2008, 04:07:29 AM
The graphics are soooooo stunning. But I really dislike all the instancing (at first was ok, now it's really getting OLD) and this 1 2 3 junk is dumb. We shall see.
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Post by: Kat on July 03, 2008, 04:49:49 PM
All right, so I've fiddled around with a few classes now.  The Dark Templar is indeed pretty good for soloing, and I have one that just hit level 40.  The problem with DTs is that while they have great survivability, they're not as  interesting to play as other classes can be.  Still not bad, just not stellar.

When Deus and I are playing together, he plays a Tempest of Set and I play a Conqueror.  This combination has thus far worked extremely well, with the Conqueror to tank and DPS while the ToS does the healing and, um, more DPS.  Truthfully we kill most mobs before we even have a chance to make full use of our abilities, but I suspect this will change as we level up.

Not crazy about the Barbarian.  It's okay I guess, but it isn't that different from the soldier classes except that it dies more often.

I recently rolled a Herald of Xotli because I was getting sick of my Dark Templar, and man, is this class fun!  Sure, you die all the time (at least at level 12), but it's a firebreathing mage with a big sword.  Super fun to watch a HoX set everything alight and then finish them off with a nice two-handed combo.  This class also has the best fatalities of the ones I've played so far; I'm looking forward to getting the "I eat your heart!" combo.

I doubt I'll stay interested in Age of Conan long enough to reach the endgame content, but for the moment I'm having a lot of fun with it.
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Post by: Hunchback on July 03, 2008, 05:09:50 PM
I quit the game, it sucks atm.

Will need a lot of patching to be playable.
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Post by: Croi Boi on July 03, 2008, 05:10:31 PM
This thread reminds me of Gandalf's lauding and then discarding of World of Warcraft when it was in beta.  =P
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Post by: Hunchback on July 03, 2008, 06:47:22 PM
it shouldn't
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Post by: Croi Boi on July 03, 2008, 06:52:50 PM
/wrists
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Post by: Kat on July 04, 2008, 01:31:05 AM
Quote from: Hunchback
I quit the game, it sucks atm.

Will need a lot of patching to be playable.
And what exactly is making it unplayable?
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Post by: Hunchback on July 04, 2008, 09:02:51 AM
1. Class Balance
2. Bugs
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Post by: Nasojiti on July 04, 2008, 11:03:20 AM
l2p fgt lol
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Post by: Deus on July 04, 2008, 11:58:40 AM
Haven't encountered too many bugs sofar actually, though I know Kat's fallen through the ground a few times because of them...

Class balance is not a very big issue since I only play PvE and the imbalance doesn't seem huge there so far, so I'm having fun with my Tempest of Set...
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Post by: Hunchback on July 04, 2008, 12:10:03 PM
OFC, ToS is THE IMBAR class :)

and erm... i play PvP so ;)
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Post by: The new Olli (with hair) on July 04, 2008, 01:29:18 PM
Too much button clicking. HItting 8 buttons instead of 1 does not make it an "immersive" combat system. It just makes it bulky, cluttered and wrist numbing.
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Post by: Kat on July 04, 2008, 02:36:05 PM
Your wrist must get numb easily.  I like having to aim swings to match weak points in the enemy's armor; it's a lot less passive than the usual MMO click-and-wait.
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Post by: The new Olli (with hair) on July 04, 2008, 02:40:44 PM
Not really. You're just exchanging other attacks for normal attacks "aimed" by pressing 2 buttons instead of the one you're used to. Tbh I just don't like having to press the kind of attack I want to do, then have to look to see which directional button that triggered then have to worry about where he's putting his shields blah blah blah.  Seems like it's just busy work just for the sake of saying it's not auto attack. It doesn't add anything to the game.
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Post by: Kat on July 04, 2008, 02:43:29 PM
Eh, well, to each his own I suppose.

AoC is mostly just a placefiller until the next batch of games comes out in the fall.
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Post by: The new Olli (with hair) on July 04, 2008, 02:48:55 PM
That's the thing though I don't see any promising mmo's. Warhammer is too pvp'ee and Vanguard wont' work unless you have a magic computer.
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Post by: Kat on July 04, 2008, 03:26:43 PM
Frankly there are so many games coming out this fall (Too Human, Fallout 3, Spore, Fable 2, Rise of the Argonauts, and The Force Unleashed, to name just a few) that I don't think I'm going to have time for a new MMO.  Besides, isn't Wrath of the Lich King scheduled for a fall release too?

I'm going to sit tight and hold out for Starcraft Universe.
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Post by: The new Olli (with hair) on July 04, 2008, 03:30:39 PM
Yeah it's coming out before Christmas I think. I just bought Mass Effect for the 360 so I think I'll spend some time with that. Starcraft Universe would be a dream come true (if you're dreaming about starcraft mmo's that is)
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Post by: Nasojiti on July 04, 2008, 03:43:49 PM
ToS are the imba class now? So, that's Conqs, PoMs and ToS that have been OP in a month... Awesome. Fucking whingers. Fuck class balance, the game is boring to play, that's why I quit and am way too good for you newfags. And Warlocks were never OP in WoW either.

The Force Unleashed and Fallout 3 are going to suck, FO3 is going to suck harder than Failblivion did! I honestly hope it doesn't but I don't hold much hope.
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Post by: Auryn on July 04, 2008, 03:45:22 PM
Imba is not a word.  Anyone who uses it must die.
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Post by: The new Olli (with hair) on July 04, 2008, 03:46:25 PM
Nasojiti is the new rille
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Post by: Nasojiti on July 04, 2008, 03:50:28 PM
Fuck that, I like stuff. I found WoW pretty fun, and EVE is awesome. I don't have that Eurofag hate that rille does.

I'm just tired of cunts whinging about a game that obviously isn't half finished, and while it sucks to have to pay for the honour of playing it, that's what you get with everything.
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Post by: The new Olli (with hair) on July 04, 2008, 03:52:03 PM
I'm curious about Eve.

question: Can I be an Orc.
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Post by: Kat on July 04, 2008, 03:58:02 PM
Actually I'm curious about Eve too.  The little I know about the game sounded fun, but I have the economic sense of Robert Mugabe.  If the game is all about making money I am going to suck at it.
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Post by: The new Olli (with hair) on July 04, 2008, 04:06:25 PM
A mugabe reference in a thread about mmo's. Excellent
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Post by: Nasojiti on July 04, 2008, 04:25:53 PM
Imagine someone kicking you in the face, constantly. That's EVE. Then you get better and get to kick other people in the face.

Try the 15 day free trial, it's, liek, totally free.
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Post by: The new Olli (with hair) on July 04, 2008, 04:28:29 PM
But how much does it cost....
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Post by: Nasojiti on July 04, 2008, 04:31:23 PM
Sixty bucks a day.

I'll even pay for your first cruiser...
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Post by: The new Olli (with hair) on July 04, 2008, 04:35:21 PM
I want to hide in asteroid fields and destroy innocent unarmed civilians.

Can I do that?
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Post by: Nasojiti on July 04, 2008, 04:38:06 PM
Well, you can jettison slaves or strippers into space, and you can hide in asteroid fields. Or, you can destroy poorly armed other players and ruin their day.
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Post by: The new Olli (with hair) on July 04, 2008, 04:42:50 PM
Hmm. This game appears to be tailor made for my particular flavour of douchebaggery.
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Post by: Nasojiti on July 04, 2008, 05:22:28 PM
It's full of cunts, noobs and mediocre playas!
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Post by: Auryn on July 04, 2008, 05:25:19 PM
You can be a first class douchebag in EVE with enough skills.

Killing noobs in low-sec.  Killing everybody in zero-sec.  Even buying cheap insurable ships in high-sec and ganking miners before the NPC police ships can blast you to pieces.
You collect the full insurance on your shitbox and they're in high-tech miners that only insure for a fraction of the cost.
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Post by: Nadir on July 04, 2008, 05:34:31 PM
Quote from: Auryn
You can be a first class douchebag in EVE with enough skills.

Killing noobs in low-sec.  Killing everybody in zero-sec.  Even buying cheap insurable ships in high-sec and ganking miners before the NPC police ships can blast you to pieces.
You collect the full insurance on your shitbox and they're in high-tech miners that only insure for a fraction of the cost.
Heh, thats actually pretty evil. I never did much mining when i played but i can imagine how extremely irritated those people must get.
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Post by: Nasojiti on July 04, 2008, 05:42:04 PM
People get extremely irritated if you kill them in low sec and their ship is insured for more ISK than they lost. Lots of people that play EVE are fucking OCD cunts that have nothing better to do than gank noobs, wait, I mean mine trit in high sec and sell it.
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Post by: Hunchback on July 04, 2008, 06:26:50 PM
For those interested in EVE:

EVE is all about two things - Skills(game and player) and PvP. PvP includes everything from 1v1 to huge battles, territory control and base building, base sieges, system occupations, mercenaries, large scale tactics.
A lot of the PvP is about honour/name, people are touchy about it.
In short, PvP is god.

90% of everything in EVE is player constructed(and researched) - Basically all the ships, structures, t2 modules and ammo. Random nub-level or omgimba-level modules are dropped by shit-pirates or very rare elite zomg officers/rare spawns/bosses in high level complexes. Thus, the whole market is ran by real people.

The "PvE" content is very weak compared to any other mmo. The "mobs" have shit AI and limited abilities. You can kill random pirates on asteroid belts, that respawn there later on, and collect the bounty that the police put on their heads. For a more "serious" pve you can do missions which vary from level 1 to 5 and ofc in difficulty. Missions can be very nasty if you are not careful since at times there's 20-30 mobs spawned and if you aggro them all... Missions have different goals and usually have multiple "pockets"(think rooms). You get tons of cash from missions and also loyalty points with a certain corporation that you work for, which you can later on exchange for classy items. There are also courier missions that involve no killing but require you to transport shit from A to B. I think there are mining missions aswell but i am not sure if they actually put them in or not.
The last PvE element is the complex system. You need certain special skills to do "plexing", basically it involves scanning around in systems until you find and pinpoint a hidden location (otherwise invisible) where you get a different type of "mission" called a complex. At the end of the complex you can get a boss, directions to where to find another plex in the chain, locked boxes that you have to hack to get imbar itemz from or archeology sites that you have to excavate to extract imbar items from. Complexes take quite long(or a lot of luck) to find and are usually pretty nasty to do, but the awards at the end are ZOMGWTFBBQ and once you get a decent thing and sell it you can be rich for a month.

But all that PvE stuff is just the means to get money so you can buy yourself stuff you will lose in PvP. Cause in EVE when you die you lose almost everything, your ship leaves a wreck with a random number of items you were equipping or carrying that can be looted by you or anyone else, everything else is lost forever.

Otherwise you -can- do other things in EVE but PvP, like mining and production or research(or both, usually) and TBH the system is very complex and interesting. You get asteroids from which you extract raw materials that then need to be transformed to production materials. You then either sell them or use them to build stuff. To build you need a blueprint (can be original or a copy(copies have limited number of uses)) and the materials needed. When you have all it takes you decide how many copies of the object you want to build and put the production on a production line. n hours later you get your production off the line and... dunno, sell it or transport it to the other end of the world and get killed on the way to there or something.
 Once you get some decent cash you can sit quietly somewhere in a safe corner in space and run your production empire and jew your way to being a millionaire, if that's your thing but then i dunno what you will do with all the money.
You can research to discover blueprints for tech2 ships and items(that's the only way to get T2 blueprints now) and they all have limited number of uses(think 3-4) so there's always a need of researchers. Research is quite complex and takes work with agents, investing large amounts of cash and luck. It usually pays well but later on. Never done it so i basically know nothing in specifics.


The most important things you need to know about EVE are:

1. EVE is NOT newb friendly. As Naso said, you will get kicked in the face plenty of times. People will kill you just because you are a newb, but unlike WoW, it will hurt, it will probably set you back a couple of days cash-wise.
2. EVE is HUGE. There's tons and tons of stuff to do, shitloads of ships to fly etc. And you are free to do -anything-, there are no class, race or whatever limitations. The only limitation is -time-.
3. To do just about anything you need skills. To have a corporation you need skills. To mine you need skills. To fly a space public toilet you need skills. You can have all the skills in the game, but they train in real time(even when you are offline).  That's the best and worst part of EVE - best because it's ALL Skill based and you don't need to "grind" to get better, it just comes with time. Worst because you can't really "catch up" faster, honestly to be "on level" to fight with most people you need to invest about a year of time. OFC you can fight in the mean time, you can fly smaller ships etc, but you will be mostly helping others kill at the beginning. Which is not such a bad thing, because a successful gang really needs all kinds of ships so newbs get to be useful to.
4. EVE can be boring.
5. Even though people that play EVE can be jerks, idiots etc, people are mostly intelligent and reasonable(except the Chinese farmers ofc), there's no 14yos crying and fooling around.
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Post by: Auryn on July 04, 2008, 06:33:21 PM
Hunchie r noob@EVE tbfh
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Post by: Nasojiti on July 04, 2008, 06:33:51 PM
EVE CAN BE BORING NEEDS TO BE FUCKING PUT IN CAPS.

Unless you have the ISK/resources to PVP, it's a fairly boring game, I reckon. PvE is mindless grinding, it's so easy that a few hours a week or whatever can fund a pvp career, but, I find I want to kill myself after spending a little while making money... only to lose it to a gang squad of fucking 14 cunts who don't want a fair fight against a way better skilled opponent. That and the amount of capital ships that are fielded in 0.0 battles these days is stupid. Fleet fights are fun, but, good luck experience any of the fun shit on a trial account.
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Post by: Kat on July 04, 2008, 06:58:07 PM
Yeah, that doesn't really sound like it's for me.  Video games should not be excessively frustrating.
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Post by: Hunchback on July 04, 2008, 07:06:26 PM
They should, when it's an MMO :)
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Post by: Nasojiti on July 04, 2008, 07:25:42 PM
It's not frustrating when you're winning. :p

It's awesome. It's the best rush for a game I've ever experienced.
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Post by: Mandie on July 04, 2008, 09:49:42 PM
The graphics are good, very very good actually... but they are too busy, and I don't like overly realistic games, no matter how realistic they try to be, they aren't - a bit of an artsy edge makes things... look... well, makes them not look corpsey. IMO, graphics are also too cluttered. Lag and FPS is shit. Stuff is broken, and you zone into instances WAYYYY to often. The 123 combo shit for every freakin attack is also irritating, esp when your 31 year old arthritic fingers start getting sore after 15 minutes of game play.

It's a game that had potential, but missed the mark big time.


In a nutshell. It's dumb.
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Post by: Nasojiti on July 04, 2008, 09:50:56 PM
Couldn't agree more, Amanda. OMG.
Title: Age of Conan...
Post by: The new Olli (with hair) on July 04, 2008, 09:51:56 PM
WHEEL OF TIME MMORPG FTW
Title: Age of Conan...
Post by: Nasojiti on July 04, 2008, 09:56:57 PM
Nasojiti balefires Mythrandir - Mythrandir resists.

1,1,2,1,2,3!
Title: Age of Conan...
Post by: The new Olli (with hair) on July 04, 2008, 10:06:13 PM
*sniff*
Title: Age of Conan...
Post by: Nasojiti on July 04, 2008, 10:13:36 PM
So, made an EVE account yet? A caldari eve account?
Title: Age of Conan...
Post by: The new Olli (with hair) on July 04, 2008, 10:14:53 PM
I keep telling you I;m at work saving the world from laser wielding lions.
Title: Age of Conan...
Post by: Nasojiti on July 04, 2008, 10:25:45 PM
Oh, I'm sorry. GL with that.
Title: Age of Conan...
Post by: Auryn on July 04, 2008, 11:06:32 PM
Anyone that starts playing EVE must play Amarr or else.


They have lasers and ships made of gold.  Enough reason to pick them.
Title: Age of Conan...
Post by: The new Olli (with hair) on July 04, 2008, 11:20:21 PM
No one's going to play Eve after this thread
Title: Age of Conan...
Post by: Nasojiti on July 04, 2008, 11:25:52 PM
Good. You'll all be like Hunchie and ask for money. That fucking wheelchair bound cunt.
Title: Age of Conan...
Post by: Auryn on July 04, 2008, 11:37:09 PM
You'll play EVE, Mith.  Then you'll get pissed off with it one day.

Then you can give me your stuff when you leave.
Title: Age of Conan...
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known As Genome on July 04, 2008, 11:52:00 PM
How did this thread turn into All About Eve?
Title: Age of Conan...
Post by: Auryn on July 04, 2008, 11:54:05 PM
All roads lead to EVE.


Also everybody realised Conan sucks so it doesn't even deserve to be discussed in its own thread anymore.
Title: Age of Conan...
Post by: Nasojiti on July 04, 2008, 11:55:02 PM
Because EVE > AoC.

In it's current state. If they work all their shit out AoC may be fun, at least at max level, not that I've got a character there. It's the fucking grind to max level and all the "good content" which is supposedly all unfinished that'll kill my interest for a few months.
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Post by: Julius on July 04, 2008, 11:55:31 PM
Quote from: Auryn
You'll play EVE, Mith.  Then you'll get pissed off with it one day.

Then you can give me your stuff when you leave.
Like he got from me. Lucky prick.
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Post by: Auryn on July 04, 2008, 11:59:59 PM
You gave me stuff?


Must've been smallchange.
Title: Age of Conan...
Post by: Nasojiti on July 05, 2008, 12:05:30 AM
Probably a t1 cruiser.
Title: Age of Conan...
Post by: Julius on July 05, 2008, 12:07:38 AM
Yeah. ;)

And a couple of frigates! And some of those head plug-in things!
Title: Age of Conan...
Post by: Mandie on July 05, 2008, 12:24:18 AM
I tried playing Eve, couldn't get past when you first get into outer space - neat graphics though
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Post by: The new Olli (with hair) on July 05, 2008, 12:27:31 AM
I want to be a tinker
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Post by: Hunchback on July 05, 2008, 12:30:29 AM
Pick up Ultima then, tinkers get to make bombs and shit.
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Post by: The new Olli (with hair) on July 05, 2008, 12:30:57 AM
I WANT TO PREACH THE WAY OF THE LEAF
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Post by: Croi Boi on July 18, 2008, 05:55:17 PM
I DO BE THINKIN I DO SAIL WITH THE WIND LASS SO YOU DO BE WITH ME OR YOU DO BE WITH THE TINKERS

LIVE OR DIE MAKE YOUR CHOICE
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Post by: Croi Boi on July 18, 2008, 05:55:54 PM
ps eve is kinda cool and fun maybe I'll play again :(
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Post by: Auryn on July 18, 2008, 06:18:09 PM
Don't think I could handle both Croi and Hunchie in the same game.
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Post by: Croi Boi on July 18, 2008, 06:38:50 PM
Don't worry...Hunchie is my first target.
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Post by: Auryn on July 18, 2008, 07:24:55 PM
*points in the direction of the Fountain region*
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Post by: Kat on July 18, 2008, 08:19:11 PM
This game does seem to lack a certain something once you've played it a while... immersion?  Once you've played any given class of character for 25 levels or so, it's like you've seen all there is to be seen and the next 55 levels are more of the same.  Features that normally provide variety, like tradeskilling, are just tedious and dull.  I couldn't even get excited about getting my mount, which was a huge milestone back when I played WoW.  I suspect if you came back and looked at AoC again in a year or so, when they've had time to implement all the content they keep talking about, it would be a much better game.  And if it doesn't get more interesting soon I may do just that.
Title: Re: Age of Conan...
Post by: Mandie on July 21, 2008, 06:06:44 PM
It's sucks and it's not gonna change. The mechanics are all wrong.  :'(