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Why is AoC's population growing NOW? (18 Feb 2013)

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  • Po_ggPo_gg Twigwarren, WestfarthingPosts: 2,715Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by asmkm22
    Originally posted by Po_gg
    Originally posted by asmkm22

    I don't remember the animations being all that special, but ok.

    At any rate, did they get rid of the class restrictions for the F2P stuff?  Last time I tried it, you could only play a few classes.

    4 classes were free, but that was before the revamp. They revamped the f2p model a couple months ago. I think that revamp started to bring in some new players in game, alongside with TSW and Dragon's Spine media appearances. And then steam pressed the "Turbo boost" button :)

    That very well may get me to try the game again.  Good to see they readjusted some things.

    Not just some things http://www.ageofconan.com/playfree/

    Basically you can play free the whole game up until Khitai, and you'll only miss a few raids, some inventory slots, and your gold will be limited to 10 G.

  • ignore_meignore_me Apple Valley, CAPosts: 1,987Member
    Because the game has some old world features (complexity), but mixes it up with a somewhat action/tab hybrid. The gritty world doesn't hurt either.

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  • asmkm22asmkm22 Anchorage, AKPosts: 1,788Member

    OK, well I was about to go download the game and give it another try, but I can't seem to find the client download location.  There's a place for new accounts to be created, but I have an existing account.

    If anyone from Funcom is reading this, you really need to make it more obvious how to actually download the game.  You just lost a potential subscriber before I even had a chance to get the game.

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  • Slappy1Slappy1 columbus, OHPosts: 458Member

    Multiple reason's,

    Steam

    The attention that TSW is receiving spilling over into AoC

    I believe they eased up on some of the ftp restriction's.

     

    Add's up to a positive response :)

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  • OrtwigOrtwig Cambridge, MAPosts: 1,159Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by asmkm22

    OK, well I was about to go download the game and give it another try, but I can't seem to find the client download location.  There's a place for new accounts to be created, but I have an existing account.

    If anyone from Funcom is reading this, you really need to make it more obvious how to actually download the game.  You just lost a potential subscriber before I even had a chance to get the game.

    The download link is inside your AoC account screen.  Just login and download.

  • Po_ggPo_gg Twigwarren, WestfarthingPosts: 2,715Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Ortwig
    Originally posted by asmkm22

    OK, well I was about to go download the game and give it another try, but I can't seem to find the client download location.  There's a place for new accounts to be created, but I have an existing account.

    The download link is inside your AoC account screen.  Just login and download.

    What Ortwig said. Log in to your account (https://register.ageofconan.com/account) and there will be a big download button :)

  • asmkm22asmkm22 Anchorage, AKPosts: 1,788Member
    Originally posted by Po_gg
    Originally posted by Ortwig
    Originally posted by asmkm22

    OK, well I was about to go download the game and give it another try, but I can't seem to find the client download location.  There's a place for new accounts to be created, but I have an existing account.

    The download link is inside your AoC account screen.  Just login and download.

    What Ortwig said. Log in to your account (https://register.ageofconan.com/account) and there will be a big download button :)

    There's no such button.  I did find it on Steam, however.  Kind of silly that they make no mention of that on their website.

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  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,197Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Po_gg
    Originally posted by DaSpack
    Originally posted by Torvaldr
    I checked the chart and I see that AA is still locked.  That's not very fun in my opinion.

    If you don't.. I think you must have 0 Funcom points. Only way to get there is that you never ever have spent a single dime on them. The game get regular content patched in so why not support them if you want post level 80 content.

    There is some truth at Torvaldr, AA is sub only, it doesn't matter if you've "ever spent a single dime" or not. On my main acc I have the Rise of the Grindbringer expansion ( :) ) but I play with my other acc atm, so my main isn't subscribed. AA is locked on that. The boxes I already unlocked are slottable, but I cannot put xp or time to unlock new ones.

    I don't think it's a big restriction, never liked AA much anyways :) and for the base Adventures in Hyboria you don't really need AA, default feat tree is just fine.

    If I can unlock the AA permanently by subbing for a month then I might consider that.  I just don't like stuff I can never unlock without a sub.

    I did sub to AoC for quite a while before they went free play.  I didn't like how they structured their free play model after the initial conversion.  I do still have some FC Points which I mostly spent on TSW and still have about 600 left.

  • DaSpackDaSpack BrightonPosts: 583Member
    Originally posted by Torvaldr
    Originally posted by Po_gg
    Originally posted by DaSpack
    Originally posted by Torvaldr
    I checked the chart and I see that AA is still locked.  That's not very fun in my opinion.

    If you don't.. I think you must have 0 Funcom points. Only way to get there is that you never ever have spent a single dime on them. The game get regular content patched in so why not support them if you want post level 80 content.

    There is some truth at Torvaldr, AA is sub only, it doesn't matter if you've "ever spent a single dime" or not. On my main acc I have the Rise of the Grindbringer expansion ( :) ) but I play with my other acc atm, so my main isn't subscribed. AA is locked on that. The boxes I already unlocked are slottable, but I cannot put xp or time to unlock new ones.

    I don't think it's a big restriction, never liked AA much anyways :) and for the base Adventures in Hyboria you don't really need AA, default feat tree is just fine.

    If I can unlock the AA permanently by subbing for a month then I might consider that.  I just don't like stuff I can never unlock without a sub.

    I did sub to AoC for quite a while before they went free play.  I didn't like how they structured their free play model after the initial conversion.  I do still have some FC Points which I mostly spent on TSW and still have about 600 left.

    I see your point and I agree. Thats not what I ment.

     

    What I ment to say is that some people are very vocal about not being able to play stuff into the game well after 250 hours of free gameplay.... We are only talking about a few bucks basically.. That can be somewhat provoking when you know the developer struggles and that the lack of support basically undermines any updates for the future... Hell, maybe even the future of the game.  But anyways, no hard feelings :) Enjoy my favorite game :) Look me up on wiccana.

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  • DaSpackDaSpack BrightonPosts: 583Member
    Just want to add that AoC is still at approximately #90 most played games in Xfire. It seems like the players that joined a few months back still are hanging around. Perhaps we'll see the game grow further on next dragon spine update :)

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  • FromHellFromHell NY, NYPosts: 1,311Member
    Originally posted by DaSpack
    Just want to add that AoC is still at approximately #90 most played games in Xfire. It seems like the players that joined a few months back still are hanging around. Perhaps we'll see the game grow further on next dragon spine update :)

     

    AoC is easily among the 5 most feature rich and content rich MMOs, nothing better than a MMO which had some years to mature and grow.

    The combat is still the best most satisfying experience out there. I love the story. The graphics are top notch, better than many brand new releases. The level of immersion is also very high and the world just feels alive, especially in the massive regions after Tortage.

    I don´t see any reasons why AoC couldn´t grow, they just need to do more marketing so more people check it out. or come back to give it another chance. If some new players are seriously testing it, the chances are very high they will stay.

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  • MrSchnuffiMrSchnuffi magdeburgPosts: 25Member
    I can confirm from the german server Mitra that there are a lot new players around. Hopefully FC can use this momentum to their benefit. It would be really sad if AoC has to suffer from a lack of new content for the veterans. Even I as player who is not really into the pvp thing hope they can give these folks some new stuff.
  • DaSpackDaSpack BrightonPosts: 583Member
    Originally posted by MrSchnuffi
    I can confirm from the german server Mitra that there are a lot new players around. Hopefully FC can use this momentum to their benefit. It would be really sad if AoC has to suffer from a lack of new content for the veterans. Even I as player who is not really into the pvp thing hope they can give these folks some new stuff.

    Wiccana is also packed..!! :)

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  • FromHellFromHell NY, NYPosts: 1,311Member
    Originally posted by DaSpack
    Originally posted by MrSchnuffi
    I can confirm from the german server Mitra that there are a lot new players around. Hopefully FC can use this momentum to their benefit. It would be really sad if AoC has to suffer from a lack of new content for the veterans. Even I as player who is not really into the pvp thing hope they can give these folks some new stuff.

    Wiccana is also packed..!! :)

    Fury too (EU Standard PvP server)

    how is Tyranny doing these days? Got the US corpse loot FFA PvP more popular?

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  • shalissarshalissar Pohjois-PohjanmaaPosts: 296Member Uncommon

    Wonder how long it's going to last.

  • DaSpackDaSpack BrightonPosts: 583Member
    Originally posted by shalissar

    Wonder how long it's going to last.

    Still lasting. Jump in and hope for the best :)

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  • shalissarshalissar Pohjois-PohjanmaaPosts: 296Member Uncommon

    Already did! :) Can't stay away from this game's combat- as gear grindy as it is the pvp requires an amount of skill that's rare nowadays.

    On Fury though there is a big hacking problem so I hope that gets fixed. I'll still enjoy it in the mean time!

  • DaSpackDaSpack BrightonPosts: 583Member
    Originally posted by shalissar

    Already did! :) Can't stay away from this game's combat- as gear grindy as it is the pvp requires an amount of skill that's rare nowadays.

    On Fury though there is a big hacking problem so I hope that gets fixed. I'll still enjoy it in the mean time!

    Sorry to hear about Fury... Addictive.. Tell me about it :P Been wasting 4 years of my life on this shit by now.. haha..

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  • HrvatinaHrvatina SplitPosts: 13Member
    Is it true that all classes are free now? Because in my account management (EU), there's a F2P - Premium comparison which says Free - 4 classes.
  • DaSpackDaSpack BrightonPosts: 583Member
    Originally posted by Hrvatina
    Is it true that all classes are free now? Because in my account management (EU), there's a F2P - Premium comparison which says Free - 4 classes.

    All classes are free now. But you have just 4 character slots on your F2P account as in... You can't have all classes in level 80 ;)

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  • FromHellFromHell NY, NYPosts: 1,311Member
    Originally posted by DaSpack
    Originally posted by Hrvatina
    Is it true that all classes are free now? Because in my account management (EU), there's a F2P - Premium comparison which says Free - 4 classes.

    All classes are free now. But you have just 4 character slots on your F2P account as in... You can't have all classes in level 80 ;)

     4 classes? I think he means 4 country origins  (Cimmerian, Stygian, Khitan, Aquilonian)

    Games has a whopping 12 classes, all completely unique:

    3 rogue classes (Barbarian, Ranger, Assassin)

    3 priest classes (Priest of MItra, Tempest of Set, Bear Shaman)

    3 soldier classes (Guardian, Dark Templar, Conqueror)

    3 mage classes (Necromancer, Demonologist, Herald of Xotli)

     

    Some classes are only available to specific country origins, that is not a F2P restriction

     

     

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  • DaSpackDaSpack BrightonPosts: 583Member
    Originally posted by FromHell
    Originally posted by DaSpack
    Originally posted by Hrvatina
    Is it true that all classes are free now? Because in my account management (EU), there's a F2P - Premium comparison which says Free - 4 classes.

    All classes are free now. But you have just 4 character slots on your F2P account as in... You can't have all classes in level 80 ;)

     4 classes? I think he means 4 country origins  (Cimmerian, Stygian, Khitan, Aquilonian)

    Games has a whopping 12 classes, all completely unique:

    3 rogue classes (Barbarian, Ranger, Assassin)

    3 priest classes (Priest of MItra, Tempest of Set, Bear Shaman)

    3 soldier classes (Guardian, Dark Templar, Conqueror)

    3 mage classes (Necromancer, Demonologist, Herald of Xotli)

     

    Some classes are only available to specific country origins, that is not a F2P restriction

     

     

    Yes there are no restriction on classes and you can choose among the 12 classes there is.... BUT, there are only 4 characterslots for F2P players. As in you can have 1 main and 3 alts. people subbing can have 8 character slots.

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  • Po_ggPo_gg Twigwarren, WestfarthingPosts: 2,715Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by FromHell
    Originally posted by DaSpack
    Originally posted by Hrvatina
    Is it true that all classes are free now? Because in my account management (EU), there's a F2P - Premium comparison which says Free - 4 classes.

    All classes are free now. But you have just 4 character slots on your F2P account as in... You can't have all classes in level 80 ;)

     4 classes? I think he means 4 country origins  (Cimmerian, Stygian, Khitan, Aquilonian)

    Nope, he referred the former f2p model before the revamp, it had only 4 classes for f2p (guard, barb, pom and demo, one from each type). It was a lame restriction indeed :)

     

    Edit: and f2p's got only 2 character slots.

  • DaSpackDaSpack BrightonPosts: 583Member
    Originally posted by Po_gg
    Originally posted by FromHell
    Originally posted by DaSpack
    Originally posted by Hrvatina
    Is it true that all classes are free now? Because in my account management (EU), there's a F2P - Premium comparison which says Free - 4 classes.

    All classes are free now. But you have just 4 character slots on your F2P account as in... You can't have all classes in level 80 ;)

     4 classes? I think he means 4 country origins  (Cimmerian, Stygian, Khitan, Aquilonian)

    Nope, he referred the former f2p model before the revamp, it had only 4 classes for f2p (guard, barb, pom and demo, one from each type). It was a lame restriction indeed :)

     

    Edit: and f2p's got only 2 character slots.

    Nope.. 4, just checked like 3 to 4 days back installing the game for a Friend.

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  • Po_ggPo_gg Twigwarren, WestfarthingPosts: 2,715Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by DaSpack

    Nope.. 4, just checked like 3 to 4 days back installing the game for a Friend.

    Strange, just checked on my f2p acc, and it has only 2.

    F2p chart says 2 as well: http://www.ageofconan.com/playfree/

    I don't need a second mule acc right now, but maybe in the weekend I'll create one just to check it. (it's free anyways :) )

     

    Edit: yep, I made a new f2p account from scratch, not surprisingly it has only 2 slots, as expected.

    Better question, what the <bleep> will I do with a 3rd account? I haven't played hox in years, maybe I just start one and replay Tortage, love to sabotage Mithrelle's plans and blow up the volcano :)

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