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Why don't more people play Age of Conan ?

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  • VolgoreVolgore Posts: 2,205Member Uncommon
    Because Ellingson still owes me 59,-

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  • Ender4Ender4 milwaukee, WIPosts: 2,253Member

    Because hitting 4 buttons in the same order over and over just to fire off a skill is obnoxious, not fun. The combat system is awful once you get used to it. It was really cool for a short period and then it was just a big chore that added nothing to the game.

  • llagrokllagrok lillehammerPosts: 1Member

    I reinstalled this game after having played the beta many years ago.

    Switched from f2p to premium once I hit level 20 (only 23 atm) and didn't really notice any changes. 

    That being said, having a blast with the game and can't wait to see what's in store for me! 

    Seems like people are divided when it comes to Tortage, but I personally liked it. Only problem is that it's very hard to keep track of all the quests, since they send you to different places. It's very easy to do 3-4 quests in an area and notice that a few other quests are now gray. 

    I think that if a lot of people were willing to give this game a chance, Funcom would be able to revisit it and shape things up. The game itself is good, but I'd like to an update to the interface, launcher, forums and other things like that. 

  • DocBrodyDocBrody EldridgePosts: 1,820Member

    Meh, I thought ESO could be a close competition, low fantasy, gritty and violent.

    Played beta, I was wrong. AoC still holds the throne. Makes me happy though that AoC will still be viable in the future

  • ToolfanToolfan Cleveland, OHPosts: 80Member Uncommon

    Well for one, it's Conan. Conan has a cult following. It's not Lord of the Rings or Star Wars.  For me personally, there's too many quests. Gets boring when you have 5 different areas in a zone for quests, doing the same type of quest, then going to the next adventure zone and doing the same type of 20 quests. Like most mmos it's extremely linear. And probably lastly and the most important, Funcom isn't very successful. They're a very small crew and because of that new content is few and far between.

     

    Shame because it's one of the better mmos I've ever played and the only one i fire up time to time.

  • DocBrodyDocBrody EldridgePosts: 1,820Member
    Originally posted by Toolfan

    Well for one, it's Conan. Conan has a cult following. It's not Lord of the Rings or Star Wars.  For me personally, there's too many quests. Gets boring when you have 5 different areas in a zone for quests, doing the same type of quest, then going to the next adventure zone and doing the same type of 20 quests. Like most mmos it's extremely linear. And probably lastly and the most important, Funcom isn't very successful. They're a very small crew and because of that new content is few and far between.

     

    Shame because it's one of the better mmos I've ever played and the only one i fire up time to time.

    Isn´t there a new Conan movie coming?

    If they have nice content in the pipeline which goes along with the movie, this could be a great opportunity for getting more people

    back into the game. It really deserves to be more in the spotlight again.

  • rojoArcueidrojoArcueid hell, NJPosts: 6,763Member Uncommon
    i enjoyed tortage a lot but after i got beyond that i got bored fairly quick with the hugely noticeable lack of quality open world content in the rest of the game. Tortage felt really nice and fresh, beyond Tortage felt very generic for some reason. I uninstalled while questin on the jungle map that you go after the egyptian-looking city surrounded by water. I forgot the names

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  • AlomarAlomar Middle Earth, NJPosts: 446Member Uncommon
    I loved this game. I never played it at launch so I never experienced all the problems that drove most launch players away. I played a toon to 80 pve'ing a year after it came out for 2 months. Then, a year later I played another 80 for 2 months pvp'ing. I have never found another mmo that's as dark, gritty, and actually really Mature rated/oriented since. I recently tried the game again in 2013 but I found the lack of a population depressing and couldn't get myself back into it.

    Dozens of MMO's, RTS's, FPS's, etc.

  • st3v3b0st3v3b0 Gainesville, FLPosts: 147Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Paradoxy

    Same reason more players don't play Vanguard. A bad launch can really make or break the future for MMO's.

    This ^-^

    MMO's often don't get second chances after a horrible launch.  I played AoC at launch and I can atest it was horrible.

  • VoiidiinVoiidiin Barrow, AKPosts: 817Member

    deleted cause i quoted another for affect.

    Lolipops !

  • VoiidiinVoiidiin Barrow, AKPosts: 817Member
    Originally posted by daltanious

    Main reason I left at some point was that silly idea to have after lv. 40 FIVE)!!!) buttons used for combos executions only instead for abilities. Was kind'a fun at start but fast become boring and wrist-hurting. Besides while you are doing some long combo combination you can not move or move is cancelled. If they wanted to be original max of the max 3 directional keys should be used. Fortunately spellcasters and ranger does not have this problem.

     

    Still have resubbed around new year after few years and I'm not sorry, it is great and fun and intense game, but i'm very bothered by mele classes and that multikeys combos. But I guess will not stay more then 1 month or 2.

    So did you not read the date of the OP's post ? was 2010... 4 years ago. AoC is not even relevant anymore let alone the need to necro a 4 year old post.

    Lolipops !

  • carpalcarpal InHell, TXPosts: 99Member

    I loved this game when it came out, one of my all time favorites.  Spent many days of my life playing this.  As the game progressed though, whatever moron was making decisions about the game, just kept dumbing down the game, making it easier, making it themepark.  Something it was never designed to do.  At one point it just became silly to play it anymore and the game lost its focus. 

    Those of you that know what I mean, understand the great game that was destroyed here...

  • RealbigdealRealbigdeal Vimont, QCPosts: 1,625Member

    The only thing good in AOC is the combat. I wanted this game to be a sandbox open world pvp with harsh penalties rather than a theme park. BG's in this game are the worse.

    I left coz i got bored of this game under a couple of weak and i stopped at level 40 mind. The first 25 levels are the best experience one will ever get from an mmorpg tho.

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  • fodell54fodell54 Posts: 308Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Voiidiin
    Originally posted by daltanious

    Main reason I left at some point was that silly idea to have after lv. 40 FIVE)!!!) buttons used for combos executions only instead for abilities. Was kind'a fun at start but fast become boring and wrist-hurting. Besides while you are doing some long combo combination you can not move or move is cancelled. If they wanted to be original max of the max 3 directional keys should be used. Fortunately spellcasters and ranger does not have this problem.

     

    Still have resubbed around new year after few years and I'm not sorry, it is great and fun and intense game, but i'm very bothered by mele classes and that multikeys combos. But I guess will not stay more then 1 month or 2.

    So did you not read the date of the OP's post ? was 2010... 4 years ago. AoC is not even relevant anymore let alone the need to necro a 4 year old post.

    It's still around, it's still relevant. Sorry your such a stick in the mud that if you don't like something it has to suck for everyone else.

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  • ElsaboltsElsabolts Greencastle, INPosts: 2,594Member Uncommon
    Will never ever give another dime to Funcom that being said here is why? Bought collectors edition and 6 month sub around the 60 day mark I went to the AOC forums and asked when " Bar Room Brawling would be added. Was given a permanent Ban, Uninstalled game and through collectors edition in trash.
  • BeastnBeastn Orlando, FLPosts: 110Member
    I hatred the combat system. Some like it...I'm not one of them
  • GrummusGrummus Nantucket, RIPosts: 125Member
    1-20 was glorious.

    Tortage was so good that I felt it set a bad precedent for the rest of the game.

    Combat was tedious with the MK-like system, it just doesn't work well with an MMO. One keypress should equate to one action, without compromise.

    Soloing in a low population game with odd level, world scaling was rough.
  • hatefulpeacehatefulpeace fuck, NEPosts: 180Member
    Originally posted by Redcor

     

        Why don't more people play Age of Conan ? I know it had a bad start but it's pretty nice now. It has the best grafix by far +Carnage, blood, fatalities, naked breast's, and in my opinion, the bet starting area, finest combat structure and least boring quest of all. The raids are fun and the expansion was nice. The planned content sounds good to. I have played Aion and beta tested Rift, DCU, and others but never found a replacement for this game......So my question is why don't you play? ....Poor PC ? Sour from launch ? Not enough advertising or hype ?  

    I liked the game, I never really got to play much of it. I weathered the huge download, and played for a week. Then my old hard drive broke, and i had to get a new one. I never made it through the long download again. Damn my 100kbs lol. 

  • OP I agree with you. I liked it very much. Have several level 80 characters. I suppose I just moved on. I actually logged back in a few weeks before ESO launched to check population and there was absolutely no one responding to world chat. So I haven't been back since.
  • FrodoFraginsFrodoFragins Manchester, NHPosts: 2,926Member Uncommon
    Bad F2P model.  If they let me permanently unlock content ala LOTRO I would have spent money.  I had no interest in paying a sub for that game after leveling to about 40.
  • DistopiaDistopia Baltimore, MDPosts: 16,901Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Elsabolts
    Will never ever give another dime to Funcom that being said here is why? Bought collectors edition and 6 month sub around the 60 day mark I went to the AOC forums and asked when " Bar Room Brawling would be added. Was given a permanent Ban, Uninstalled game and through collectors edition in trash.

    I personally always preferred this game over anything post SWGnerf.. But I laughed when I read this, due to the way it was written. As it sounds like you just casually asked ( if so) that's hilarious. I know it might not have been at the time, yet in this description it's like random guy casually walking into mcdonalds saying "hey man I love the food, when's the mcrib come out again? " Then being banned for life from the store by the manager without even so much as an explanation, just escorted straight out.

    For every minute you are angry , you lose 60 seconds of happiness."-Emerson

    It is a sign of a defeated man, to attack at ones character in the face of logic and reason- Me

  • ShazPurShazPur SPANGAPosts: 25Member Uncommon
    I really enjoyed the Tortuga starter area, but the area after that felt too much like WoW. I wanted to do the first dungeon as people had told me that it is in the dungeons the games excel, but couldn't find someone to do it with. So I stopped doing content as I didn't want to outlevel it and eventually stopped logging in at all.
  • GrammieGrammie Lynn, MAPosts: 68Member
    I could never get navigation right.  Always caused problems.  Quests weren't well explained.
  • cryevecryeve ZürichPosts: 5Member

    The grafics is abit old and people play the new mmorpg becouse there friends are playing it not becouse its god or nice mmorpg its becouse its new.

     

    I liked AOC  but I   play mmos to play with people not experiance a new single player game.

    This happends all the time where a new mmo comes up half the player base wannish

     

     

  • GorweGorwe ZagrebPosts: 2,472Member Uncommon

    I can't speak for anyone else. Won't even try.

    For me it was, idk, I can't quite put my finger on it. Even in Tortage I felt that rotten something gnawling in the background and it, imo, reared its ugly head when you left Tortage. If I HAD to say what that something was, I'd say it's that the game's pretty meaningless. I tries to be a single player and an MMO in one and, quite unsurprisingly, fails epically at both. I just don't have the drive to think of it, let alone play it. Contrast that with the WoW syndrome(where you can't stop thinking about the game) and you'll understand it. I'll give you a personal example:

    -> SWTOR: I STILL(haven't played it in 3 months or so) think about it, the characters I created etc. I literally WANT to play it(will finish Kotor series first->some things just have to be played chronologically in order to understand them{like the first part of Consular story where all the Jedi masters from Kotor appear}). Hence I'll not only resub, but play it with whole heart.

    -> AoC: I caught myself thinking of other things while playing. Oh and the obligatory back ache(sth that happens to me when I'm bored? idk). I had to literally FORCE myself to play it. I don't think about it and I don't think I ever will. Which is funny because I have only respect for both Conan and Resident Evil(sorry had to :P) Howard. Hell I even loved watching the Momoa movie(it's better than Arnie one imo, but that's OT). And I can't stand AoC. I wonder where does it put AoC? Oh and the lack of input from FunCon is perplexing. Why did FunCon and Mythic run their games so hard into the ground is going to be an eternal conundrum for me.

    That's that for me. They cocked up the "it" factor imo. And severely at that. What a shame...

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