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Age of Conan MMORPG
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Posted 9/23/07 , edited 9/23/07
I didnt really see anything in thread index about this game thats coming out on march 25 (last i checked), so i decided to make a topic on it.

So who else other than me can not wait for this game to come out? It is going to be the first mmorpg that is not only going to be focused on player skill rather than character skill, it is also the first to have a mature rating rating. The world in this game is based on the book series with the main character being Conan (more info here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conan_%28books%29 ) and will include up to 150+miles of explorable territory (if i remember right) where as other games such as WoW were about half of that.

The game play is based on the players skill rather than point click and attack. This means that there will be no player targeting, and no auto attack abilities. this means instead of the character being the one who attacks you cause your character to attack.

For Melee fighters you can use a game pad or just your normal keyboard and push a key that will direct where your attacks. Now this game is not at all a button masher for there is a certain speed that you can swing your weapon. On top of that depending on how you swing your weapon you can cause combos which trigger special attacks or finishing moves.

For Ranged fighter the game will play more of a FPS. You have 3 different stances which include sniper, over the shoulder, and third person. Sniper is used for long shots and deals a heavy amount of damage but you are left with not being able to see anyone coming at you from different angles than directly in front of you. Over the shoulder gives more of a view in front of you and can be used to hit enemies charging towards you but you still cant really see anyone charging you from behind. third person give you a wider view of your surrounding's and can be used when the enemy is right on you but there isnt as much power in it and its range isnt to far.

Magic users will also have a different experience in this as well. It isnt based on the basic principle of you use spell you lose mana when your out of mana then your screwed, its more based on you are borrowing powers from the gods. You naturally have mana on you but when you hit 0 that doesnt mean you lose instead you start drawing your abilities from the gods. This does come with a heavy penalty which can result in damage to statistics, health, and even death. There is also a new type of ability called a spellweave which allows you to chain as many spells as you want together and creates one huge spell. now this can also cause the same effects as the last if you are a low lvl trying to chain 20 spells at once. also the more you chain the higher the chances of bad effects being caused to you. Also the spells are not guided by the game but by you. since you can not target the enemy, technically, you will needto guess where the enemy will be next and attempt to hit him there.

Now for gameplay there is also an interesting twist to the game itself. Because it is a new design for character play and they are trying to stay true to the conan story, developers made the first 5 levels solo play and past that a mix of MMO and Solo where you will be playing with other players durring the day but at night you are again playing by yourself. After that you will be left on your own in the massive world of the game.

For those of you that have already heard of this game what do you think about it, and what would you like to see in this? Do you play on buying the game yourself?

(more will be added later if post becomes popular enough. For more info visit http://beta.ageofconan.com)
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Posted 9/23/07
hmm seems cool.. but ur URL @ the btm doenst work for me.

Edit: nope, still doesnt work.. hmm.. i'll search the link myself.

**1 thing's for sure, the graphic kicks ass. =D
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Posted 9/23/07
I might get around to play it. :3
Posted 9/23/07
seems interesting
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Posted 4/23/08
betta launches next month cant wait but im not on the lsit hope i can get into the second batch
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Posted 5/20/08
The game comes out in the US today.. Anyone buying it?
Posted 4/23/08
I'm probably going to pass on this game. I need to retire from MMORPGs.

But it looks cool.
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Posted 5/20/08
I'm sooo glad that someone actually made this thread.

Planning on playing AoC. Probably, next month xD
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Posted 5/20/08 , edited 5/21/08
I am playing it (just tabbed out to eat and watch some anime) so I know what I'm talking about. the game is awesome, but sucked some weeks ago. It gets better at an incredible rate. At first i found it boring, but as they patched it i found myself loving it =) the bad things about it are :
- you need a good pc. in example, i get much better graphics from wow atm, tough it has started to even out
-opening the game takes 5 minutes (really, 5 REAL minutes)
-loading time takes a while, but its ok. fps is low, around 20.

my specs are dual core (intel), 2gb ram, and i don't remember more not an old pc, between 1-2 years, and it was a really good one when i bought it

ah and btw, it is point and click for mages. you target an enemy, then you shoot a fireball on him, then it hits him, and he dies. end of story, no random aiming. you can just hit the air tough if you want, but only some spells can do that (aoe) and melee.

its point and click for rangers too, unless you zoom in. that means that long ranged is aiming, short is point and click.

meleers are the most free, they can hit anywhere they want anytime.
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Posted 5/21/08
the game is awsome and im really looking forward to PvP and guild raids and such
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Posted 5/23/08
I've been playing it, it's "ok" I guess. I don't see it lasting as long as wow.
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Posted 5/23/08 , edited 5/23/08
I've been wanting to try that game.. it looks pretty interesting. yeah, I'm a big MMO freak.

Also, have you seen the game Aion?I haven't played it yet but the graphics are stunning..
http://www.aionglobal.com/
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Posted 5/25/08
Aion looks alright, but the only good dev's at NCsoft are the guys at arena net (ex blizz employees) who make guild wars. Guild wars 2 is due for beta sometime this year and they plan to have it alot less instanced and still free.

I've had age of conan for 2 days now, it's a bit iffy, It's definatly not a WoW killer, but it's a bit of fun, I guess, Kinda... Waiting on warhammer now
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Posted 5/25/08
I wanna play it so badly but I installed the game and the fucking updater won't update -.- it is stuck on like 20 outta 500. anyone wanna help me out =p
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Posted 6/4/08
I really like AoC.. Tho it reminds too much of WoW
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