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Post by trog @ 10:13am 23/04/08 | 20 Comments
Funcom have announced that Age of Conan has gone gold. Can it stack up against the competition? They reckon they're in with a chance:
Age of Conan is consistently mentioned as one of the most anticipated PC games in development. At launch the game will have received more than thirty covers on high-profile gaming magazines across the globe and more than fifteen major awards, including numerous "Best MMO of E3" awards and the official "Best Online Game" award at the Games Convention 2007. Age of Conan is a key title in Microsoft's Games for Windows line-up, and a showcase title for nVidia. Age of Conan launches 20th of May in North America / Oceania and 23rd of May in Europe
If you haven't seen anything from this game yet, make sure you check out all the videos and screenshots we have.

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Latest Comments
Posted 10:22am 23/4/08
Bring it.
Posted 10:36am 23/4/08
Not enough hype
Posted 10:56am 23/4/08
btw if you're going to play this there's a bunch of us getting it at release so let us know so we can gangbang some noobs
sif greazy
Posted 10:57am 23/4/08
I haven't heard anything about this game. I'm personally waiting for Warhammer Online.

Whats so great about Age of Conan?
Posted 11:00am 23/4/08
Check out the tech demo video, its pretty neat. Even I'm impressed and I'd rather eat live snakes than play an MMO.
Posted 11:02am 23/4/08
There's just a lot the game has to offer really

Unique combat styles, large-scale pvp(Like DAoC I guess), mounted pvp, siege weapons, and little things such as barfights

You'd have to watch some of the videos on it, but it looks like it will be a decent mmo (but unfortunately buggy as f*** at release :( )
Posted 11:04am 23/4/08
combat is the best out of any mmo i've ever seen, it's not a click, auto-attack and press the odd button for abilities like wow. you actually have to swing your own sword, aim the bow yourself, etc.

this game looks rad but i'm not sure if i should play another mmo after wow =/
Posted 11:13am 23/4/08
(but unfortunately buggy as f*** at release :( )
It's a PC game, I'd be surprised if it wasn't!
sif greazy
Posted 11:22am 23/4/08
I just read a little about it on wikipedia and im slightly interested in the combat system. Why do you say its extremely buggy?
Reverend Evil
Posted 11:33am 23/4/08
This looks like it will be damn cool although I wanna try a trial version first to see how much it rapes my machine.
Posted 11:54am 23/4/08
Keato sent me a link the other day Some beta testers blog

Doesn't sound even close to finished.
Posted 12:07pm 23/4/08
lol 30gig disk space required. hahahaha
Posted 12:17pm 23/4/08
Im in for the noob gangbang evis!

Looks interesting, last mmo I played was Anarchy Online...
Posted 12:27pm 23/4/08
Im prolly gonna end up buying this and seeing what its like. my pc is pretty much the minimum requirements too so while that does suck, apparantly the guy's pc in that site obes linked is about the same so should be fine. Combat does look more fast paced than wow's, right click -> mash 1 or 2 for awhile = profit
Posted 12:40pm 23/4/08
The combat system is pretty nifty, but remember how rocket launchers in multiplayer fps worked over modem? you know, anticipate where they were going to be and aim there? Now take that & plug it into an MMO combat system and you've got the idea of how Conan's "click to swing" type stuff works..

Unless they've done stuff to deal with this, US Conan players will be fine, anyone else with high-ish latency will be screwed.

(Happy to eat words if things have been adjusted since I last read some beta testing feedback, which was about 2-3 months ago).
Posted 12:43pm 23/4/08
There's just a lot the game has to offer really

Unique combat styles, large-scale pvp(Like DAoC I guess), mounted pvp, siege weapons, and little things such as barfights

The Unique combat may be unique but it's still boring as bat s***. Noone in pvp is going to bother with moving their shields around, so the left/up/right combat system will be useless. Also most of the single player is played offline so don't expect to play the single player portion with your friends (these are just my experiences from being in the beta)
Posted 12:50pm 23/4/08
woah wait, its an mmorpg but played offline? wtf?
Posted 01:10pm 23/4/08
[quote]Doesn't sound even close to finished.[/quote]

Its being made by Funcom, and what was the last MMO Funcom did? Anarchy Online? That was so unfinished and so buggy when it came out it was hardly playable, so yeah, I'm not suprised to hear AoC is the same.
Posted 01:50pm 23/4/08
lol 30gig disk space required. hahahaha

Actually it's close to 40 or something after patches I found :/

Why do you say its extremely buggy?

It's an MMO about to be realeased? I don't think there's been an MMORPG without any issues. No matter how much testing they do, I guess there will always be someone to find bugs.
Posted 12:32am 24/4/08
Just hope it has good customer service. I also hope its not a grindathon, maybe catering for some people who don't have moutains of time to spend.

I've been playing Perfect World ( and the customer service and the semi non grind aspect has been good. Casual player friendly to.
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