The end of Funcom

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  • RawizRawiz HelsinkiMember UncommonPosts: 502

    Rawiz said:
    Nitth said:
    I'm really hoping that even if they sell, that games will remain available for play even if its maintenance mode.
    This is interesting. Personally I hope these games get cut for not making enough profit.

  • KothosesKothoses GalwayMember UncommonPosts: 857
    Rawiz said:

    Rawiz said:
    Nitth said:
    I'm really hoping that even if they sell, that games will remain available for play even if its maintenance mode.
    This is interesting. Personally I hope these games get cut for not making enough profit.

    Thats really selfish and spiteful as viewpoints go, if you dont like them dont support them, but there are people that do like them.

    And there are always people who are sad when an MMO closes shop, just ask the dozens of Vanguard and SWG fans, or CoX fans.

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  • KothosesKothoses GalwayMember UncommonPosts: 857
    Also, if TSW closes shop that is BAD news for those people who claim to be "sick of wow clones" TSW was one of the games that tried to do things differently, all it proves if they shut up shop is that doing something differently with ambition and major studio support is not a good idea, is that the message we want the people funding triple A mmos to get?

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  • H0urg1assH0urg1ass Austin, TXMember EpicPosts: 1,986
    Kothoses said:
    Also, if TSW closes shop that is BAD news for those people who claim to be "sick of wow clones" TSW was one of the games that tried to do things differently, all it proves if they shut up shop is that doing something differently with ambition and major studio support is not a good idea, is that the message we want the people funding triple A mmos to get?
    It's twice as bad as that.  Age of Conan is the only low fantasy setting, high quality MMORPG in existence.  Everything else is a Tolkien caricature.

    I don't want elves, I don't want dwarves, I don't want Orcs... I don't want any of that crap.  I want humans vs. dangerous beasts, powerful magicians and barbarian, cannibalistic hordes.  Humans from vastly different cultures can be just as unique and fun as pointy eared waifs with shoulder pads that could hold up a Roman coliseum.
  • RawizRawiz HelsinkiMember UncommonPosts: 502
    edited August 2015
    Kothoses said:
    Rawiz said:

    Rawiz said:
    Nitth said:
    I'm really hoping that even if they sell, that games will remain available for play even if its maintenance mode.
    This is interesting. Personally I hope these games get cut for not making enough profit.

    Thats really selfish and spiteful as viewpoints go, if you dont like them dont support them, but there are people that do like them.

    And there are always people who are sad when an MMO closes shop, just ask the dozens of Vanguard and SWG fans, or CoX fans.
    I really don't give a shit what my viewpoint seems like to you or anyone else. Personally I abhor this company. You and others may dislike my opinion as much as you want, but it means nothing to me.

    It would be awesome if every "person" who works for FC got shit-canned.
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  • H0urg1assH0urg1ass Austin, TXMember EpicPosts: 1,986
    Rawiz said:
    I really don't give a shit what my viewpoint seems like to you or anyone else. Personally I abhor this company. You and others may dislike my opinion as much as you want, but it means nothing to me.

    It would be awesome if every "person" who works for FC got shit-canned.

    I agree, Funcom never once listened to te community. Never fulfilled pre launch promises, continued to lay seige on peoples accounts, over billing, double billing, turning billing on and never sending offical notices.

    Funcom is swimming in the cesspool they created themselves, and I'm enjoying every minute of this companies demise. Reguardless of how great AoC is /was and ect. The Funcom brand is a over, and those people should be black listed from the gaming industry.
    Who should be blacklisted?  The CEO of the company when Age of Conan was launched; Gaute Godager?  Sorry to say but he has a Phd. in Psychology and has been out of the gaming industry and working as a counselor for almost a decade now.  It was his game to fail, he failed and he's been gone for years.  

    It takes a special kind of sadism to want everyone else at the company to be out of job.
  • RawizRawiz HelsinkiMember UncommonPosts: 502
    h0urg1ass said:
    Rawiz said:
    I really don't give a shit what my viewpoint seems like to you or anyone else. Personally I abhor this company. You and others may dislike my opinion as much as you want, but it means nothing to me.

    It would be awesome if every "person" who works for FC got shit-canned.

    I agree, Funcom never once listened to te community. Never fulfilled pre launch promises, continued to lay seige on peoples accounts, over billing, double billing, turning billing on and never sending offical notices.

    Funcom is swimming in the cesspool they created themselves, and I'm enjoying every minute of this companies demise. Reguardless of how great AoC is /was and ect. The Funcom brand is a over, and those people should be black listed from the gaming industry.
    Who should be blacklisted?  The CEO of the company when Age of Conan was launched; Gaute Godager?  Sorry to say but he has a Phd. in Psychology and has been out of the gaming industry and working as a counselor for almost a decade now.  It was his game to fail, he failed and he's been gone for years.  

    It takes a special kind of sadism to want everyone else at the company to be out of job.
    It's interesting how you just pass by how little FC has done for AoC in the past (4-5) years. Gaute was terrible and so were every other GD after - this is mostly because FC has always had horrible "visionaries". The only guy I would give credit in that company is Ragnar Tornquist.

    Sadism? Sure, I can live with that after seeing how FC treats their players.
  • SwankyBoySwankyBoy Member UncommonPosts: 234
    Get bought by PWE? Heeeeeeeck no!!

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  • justmemyselfandijustmemyselfandi Higbee, MOMember UncommonPosts: 559
    h0urg1ass said:
    Rawiz said:
    I really don't give a shit what my viewpoint seems like to you or anyone else. Personally I abhor this company. You and others may dislike my opinion as much as you want, but it means nothing to me.

    It would be awesome if every "person" who works for FC got shit-canned.

    I agree, Funcom never once listened to te community. Never fulfilled pre launch promises, continued to lay seige on peoples accounts, over billing, double billing, turning billing on and never sending offical notices.

    Funcom is swimming in the cesspool they created themselves, and I'm enjoying every minute of this companies demise. Reguardless of how great AoC is /was and ect. The Funcom brand is a over, and those people should be black listed from the gaming industry.
    Who should be blacklisted?  The CEO of the company when Age of Conan was launched; Gaute Godager?  Sorry to say but he has a Phd. in Psychology and has been out of the gaming industry and working as a counselor for almost a decade now.  It was his game to fail, he failed and he's been gone for years.  

    It takes a special kind of sadism to want everyone else at the company to be out of job.
    Then I must be one special kind of sadist, because I'm not going to shed a tear if every Funcom employee is barely lucky enough to work at McDonald's flipping burgers for the rest of their lives.
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  • H0urg1assH0urg1ass Austin, TXMember EpicPosts: 1,986
    edited August 2015
    Rawiz said:
    h0urg1ass said:
    Rawiz said:
    I really don't give a shit what my viewpoint seems like to you or anyone else. Personally I abhor this company. You and others may dislike my opinion as much as you want, but it means nothing to me.

    It would be awesome if every "person" who works for FC got shit-canned.

    I agree, Funcom never once listened to te community. Never fulfilled pre launch promises, continued to lay seige on peoples accounts, over billing, double billing, turning billing on and never sending offical notices.

    Funcom is swimming in the cesspool they created themselves, and I'm enjoying every minute of this companies demise. Reguardless of how great AoC is /was and ect. The Funcom brand is a over, and those people should be black listed from the gaming industry.
    Who should be blacklisted?  The CEO of the company when Age of Conan was launched; Gaute Godager?  Sorry to say but he has a Phd. in Psychology and has been out of the gaming industry and working as a counselor for almost a decade now.  It was his game to fail, he failed and he's been gone for years.  

    It takes a special kind of sadism to want everyone else at the company to be out of job.
    It's interesting how you just pass by how little FC has done for AoC in the past (4-5) years. Gaute was terrible and so were every other GD after - this is mostly because FC has always had horrible "visionaries". The only guy I would give credit in that company is Ragnar Tornquist.

    Sadism? Sure, I can live with that after seeing how FC treats their players.
    Read my post history on Age of Conan.  I'm one of its biggest fans and one of its loudest critics.  I will give criticism where its due, and this game has a lot of due criticism.  You are dead on correct about the past four years.  Ever since the RotG expansion, the game has been marginalized and ignored by Funcom.  I won't let them slide on that.

    On the other hand, it's still the only experience like it.  It's the second most enjoyable experience in the MMORPG genre for myself and I'm not going to let that deter the fun that I have in the game.
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  • ScorchienScorchien Hatboro, PAMember EpicPosts: 4,077
    lmao .. been hearing its the end of Funcom since AO terrible launch .. sorry folks they aint goin anywhere...

      and personally i love them , ive made so much money off there stocks it would make you sick
  • Po_ggPo_gg Twigwarren, WestfarthingMember RarePosts: 4,128
    h0urg1ass said:

    Age of Conan is the only low fantasy setting, high quality MMORPG in existence.  Everything else is a Tolkien caricature.
    What's wrong with Tolkien? :awesome:
    h0urg1ass said:
    Rawiz said:
    The only guy I would give credit in that company is Ragnar Tornquist.
    Read my post history on Age of Conan.  I'm one of its biggest fans and one of its loudest critics.  I will give criticism where its due, and this game has a lot of due criticism.  You are dead on correct about the past four years.  Ever since the RotG expansion, the game has been marginalized and ignored by Funcom.  I won't let them slide on that.

    On the other hand, it's still the only experience like it.  It's the second most enjoyable experience in the MMORPG genre for myself and I'm not going to let that deter the fun that I have in the game.
    I agree, pretty much in the same shoes myself (just I don't like the RotGrindslayer). It still is a great game, fun mechanics, and I'm also a Howard fan so love the setting as well.
    Heck, to me even the launch wasn't that bad - I got the bug vaccine and the dissapointment before, from Fuc... err Rockstar :angry: so my gear was upgraded (for GTA IV) when AoC launched, that alone eliminated plenty of bugs. And the game's being unfinished, bugged missions, etc. was pretty much the same GTA IV was in the first month so it wasn't some new and outrageous experience, got used to that a few months earlier. Still was a bumpy ride though.
    and as @Scorchien says above, there was AO's launch... :lol: 

    Rawiz: Ragnar is in his own company now (plus I think he wasn't working on AoC, just on AO and of course on TSW, one of his best games so far next to TLJ)
  • H0urg1assH0urg1ass Austin, TXMember EpicPosts: 1,986
    Po_gg said:
    h0urg1ass said:

    Age of Conan is the only low fantasy setting, high quality MMORPG in existence.  Everything else is a Tolkien caricature.
    What's wrong with Tolkien? :awesome:

    There's nothing wrong with Tolkien.  Hell, I grew up loving LOTR and the movies were fantastic.  I'm just sad that every single other fantasy tale out there has to only borrow from Tolkien.  One of the best fantasy writers of his day, and even to this day, was Robert E. Howard.  In fact, I find myself reading Conan short stories far more often than I pick up Return of the King for a full read through.

    I just want brutal, gory, low fantasy to have more options.  So far there's just the one game that everyone but me seems to despise as if Jar Jar Binks himself turned out to be bad guy at the end of Tortage.  I don't understand the pure hatred that people have especially this many years later.
    h0urg1ass said:
    Rawiz said:
    The only guy I would give credit in that company is Ragnar Tornquist.
    Read my post history on Age of Conan.  I'm one of its biggest fans and one of its loudest critics.  I will give criticism where its due, and this game has a lot of due criticism.  You are dead on correct about the past four years.  Ever since the RotG expansion, the game has been marginalized and ignored by Funcom.  I won't let them slide on that.

    On the other hand, it's still the only experience like it.  It's the second most enjoyable experience in the MMORPG genre for myself and I'm not going to let that deter the fun that I have in the game.
    I agree, pretty much in the same shoes myself (just I don't like the RotGrindslayer). It still is a great game, fun mechanics, and I'm also a Howard fan so love the setting as well.
    Heck, to me even the launch wasn't that bad - I got the bug vaccine and the dissapointment before, from Fuc... err Rockstar :angry: so my gear was upgraded (for GTA IV) when AoC launched, that alone eliminated plenty of bugs. And the game's being unfinished, bugged missions, etc. was pretty much the same GTA IV was in the first month so it wasn't some new and outrageous experience, got used to that a few months earlier. Still was a bumpy ride though.
    and as @Scorchien says above, there was AO's launch... :lol: 

    Rawiz: Ragnar is in his own company now (plus I think he wasn't working on AoC, just on AO and of course on TSW, one of his best games so far next to TLJ)
    AoC's launch was not bad for me at all.  I didn't experience any of the same frustrations that other people claim to have.  I spent the first two months leveling up the three characters that I wanted to play and then I jumped into Tier 1 raiding.  Sure there were some growing pains, but ffs, the community makes it out as if it was 100% unplayable at launch.  Anyone remember Diablo III?  Funny how no one's still bitching about error 37 all this time later.  It amazes me the shit we'll forgive and forget while gripping other things so tightly our fingers bleed.
  • lahnmirlahnmir UtrechtMember RarePosts: 952
    Wow, some of you people..... You actually wish it upon somebody else to be unemployed or 'Flip burgers at Mc Donalds' with all the consequences for him/her and their family over a stupid videogame? What is wrong with you, no really, did you attent special school or something? A frigging stupid video game, are you 12?

    Funcom might have disappointed on more then one occasion but these kinds of reactions are more horrible then anything they could ever do. Treat others like you wanted to be treated is what they say, they released products that disappointed you and promised things they could not deliver, you wish them harm. These posts say nothing about Funcom but all the more about you, disgusting.

    I hope Funcom and their games survive, the games are rough but still a breath of fresh air in an otherwise stale genre, the MMORPG landscape would be a lot more barren with them gone.

    /Cheers,
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  • mistmakermistmaker viennaMember UncommonPosts: 306
    Bad news. My first mmorpg was AO. Those were real MMORPGs, not what we get now. And i loved AoC, cool classes, cool combat, funny open world pvp.
    didnt like secret world. Best quests by far though
  • Po_ggPo_gg Twigwarren, WestfarthingMember RarePosts: 4,128
    h0urg1ass said:
    Po_gg said:
    h0urg1ass said:

    Age of Conan is the only low fantasy setting, high quality MMORPG in existence.  Everything else is a Tolkien caricature.
    What's wrong with Tolkien? :awesome:

    There's nothing wrong with Tolkien.  Hell, I grew up loving LOTR and the movies were fantastic.  I'm just sad that every single other fantasy tale out there has to only borrow from Tolkien.  One of the best fantasy writers of his day, and even to this day, was Robert E. Howard.  In fact, I find myself reading Conan short stories far more often than I pick up Return of the King for a full read through.

    I wasn't serious, hence the smiley :awesome: and I too get odd looks sometimes, having Howard next to Tolkien and Lem and Asimov :lol:

    The more often part is probably because Howard wrote episodes, while Tolkien worked on the world and the storyline all along. I'm similar in this, I used to read Silmarillion, Tales, Hobbit and LotR together, maybe once a year, while I read random Conan or Kull stories very often (even moreso since the Kindle era). It's fun though, if you follow one of the chronology lists (there are peeps who try to make a "universe" from his writings), did that once, but I think I prefer either the random, or the publishing order more... Phoenix on the sword was such a great opening (even if it's Kull actually :wink: )
  • tupodawg999tupodawg999 LondonMember UncommonPosts: 724
    Muke said:
    LOVE the Conan lore, the movies, the comics.

    And playing this game at release did not make me feel like I was in Conan Country at all.
    Tortage was a nightmare, always happy to get out of that tutorial place.


    A matter of taste I guess but the Pict dungeon outside Tortage, the Aquilonia city and the Stygia city felt like pure Howard to me (on the other hand the Cimmeria zone was too gamey).
  • RawizRawiz HelsinkiMember UncommonPosts: 502
    Po_gg said:
    Rawiz: Ragnar is in his own company now (plus I think he wasn't working on AoC, just on AO and of course on TSW, one of his best games so far next to TLJ)
    Yes, I know this - he was smart to bail, should have done it sooner.

    TSW has a good story - thanks to Ragnar, otherwise it's a very "meh" game. TLJ is probably top-5 adventure game in existence. That is exactly why I give him credit and no one else from Funcom. To me he has always been on another level compared to regular "visionaries" who work(ed) there.
  • Instigator-JonesInstigator-Jones Member UncommonPosts: 530
    Mondo80 said:
    I'd love to see the reaction from you guys if PWE buys them :)
    I was thinking that EXACT same thing... wow.
  • H0urg1assH0urg1ass Austin, TXMember EpicPosts: 1,986
    Mondo80 said:
    I'd love to see the reaction from you guys if PWE buys them :)
    I was thinking that EXACT same thing... wow.
    Does PWE have a track record of continuing to support and develop products after they're released?  Cause if so, then hell yes.  AoC has needed some serious development love for about four years now.
  • Po_ggPo_gg Twigwarren, WestfarthingMember RarePosts: 4,128
    h0urg1ass said:
    Mondo80 said:
    I'd love to see the reaction from you guys if PWE buys them :)
    I was thinking that EXACT same thing... wow.
    Does PWE have a track record of continuing to support and develop products after they're released?  Cause if so, then hell yes.  AoC has needed some serious development love for about four years now.
    It's a mixed bag... but I admit I only know PWE because they purchased Cryptic (an another bunch I like since CoH/CoV :wink: ). It was similar, Marvel left them in the middle of developement (CO would be a larger hit with Marvel, Champions IP is mostly known by a few roleplayers... lol), then their owner Atari went bankrupt.

    So, on one hand it was good, CO is still here 4-5 years later and got a couple updates (actually I'm leveling a hero right now :awesome: ), STO got a new launch, regular updates and an expansion, plus they launched Neverwinter.
    On the flipside... lockboxes everywhere, increased grind (and Khitai factions + AA is a massive grindfest, it'd be much worse ;) ), in-game shop in your face, etc.
  • t0nydt0nyd Evansville, INMember UncommonPosts: 306
    edited August 2015
    I could rant on forever about the endless stupidity of Funcom.  They dont even seem to get the theme of their own creations.  Shadowlands is a shining example of theme breaking expansion.  You take a great setting in Anarchy Online and try to add fantasy into a sci fi game.  I really wanted to love Anarchy online since it was the only sci fi game in town for a long time.

     Anarchy online sums up Funcom in its first attempt at mmorpg's.  Funcom created a great sci-fi based theme about a civilization controlled by a giant corporation and then dumbed it down.  Nanotechnicians and Metaphysicists which are basically mage looking classes from any generic mmorpg out there, do not belong in this game.  They added all these lovely skills but then gave such limited options per professions that the number of skills has no real impact. To top it off to this day viable weapon choices are limited.  You would think there would be a multitude of weapons choices since this game is old as hell but nope.  Skill based games by definition are about player choice and not random restrictions placed upon the player such as locking weapons to specific professions.  If the best shotgun is trader only and as, lets just choose a random prof, as a Crat why would I want to train shotgun knowing it costs me more skill points to train than a trader and that I cant even wield some of the better shotguns.

     To this day I want Anarchy online to be the game that I imagined when I first laid eyes on it. Funcom, what a disappointing company...
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  • fivorothfivoroth LondonMember UncommonPosts: 3,916
    Po_gg said:
    But... just think about it, if they'll close, you won't be able to post the annual "x+1 years and this abomination is still alive" thread... =)
    Ooh snap, well played sir, well played!

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  • DavirokDavirok OntoriaMember UncommonPosts: 75
    lobotaru said:
    Age of Conan really didn't keep me interested as it had too many issues to iron out after launch. I thought Secret World was going to be something amazingly new and different, but I found that it didn't have enough zones to avoid becoming boring. Not to mention action combat tends to lack staying power and MMORPGs are meant to hold players for long durations. If anything, a lot of Funcom's work proved that action combat isn't the way of the future everyone was hoping for in MMORPGs and its time to go back to some slower, more tactical gameplay options. 
    You are so wrong here, and that's what we loved about the game that it was high skill based.

    Tactical gameplay options? Please, you are talking about a more noob-friendly and boring combat system. 

    There's a lot of people that enjoyed it, so please, don´t say stupid stuff, AoC failed due to poor managing of the game when everyone wanted it to be heavy PvP oriented they demolished the game by going full PvE.
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