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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 11:51am 13/11/09 | 16 Comments
Funcom are trying to lure old Age of Conan players who may have strayed, back to the fray with some pretty neat incentives.

It's clearly a plea to repopulate their game-world, but if you previously played the game, you're now invited to come back and play it for two weeks free, with double XP applying for that time period. Funcom are also promising anyone who does come back, guaranteed access to their forthcoming beta run for their next game, "The Secret World".

It all sounds very much like an ex-partner offering you the world after a break-up, but with words such as "free" and "double XP" being thrown around, it's hard to ignore.



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TicMan
Posted 12:09pm 13/11/09
I beg to differ Steve.. it was pretty easy to ignore :)
groganus
Posted 12:11pm 13/11/09
This game ruined my faith in mmo's, i was willing to sit through all the bulls*** and wait for the game to be patched to a playable standard... but by the time that occured all the players left.
Reverend Evil
Posted 12:35pm 13/11/09
This game ruined my faith in mmo's

Give WoW a go. It's been out for ages, there's a huge player base and it's extremely polished.
groganus
Posted 01:05pm 13/11/09
Give WoW a go. It's been out for ages, there's a huge player base and it's extremely polished.


Ive played wow, i found it abit lame.
Methz
Posted 01:14pm 13/11/09
I was one of the people who pissed off back at release cos it was so unplayable.
I went back a few months ago and they have improved alot.
If its improved enough to justify a subscription is another question but.
HurricaneJim
Posted 02:12pm 13/11/09
Funcom are also promising anyone who does come back, guaranteed access to their forthcoming beta run for the expansion "The Secret World".


Tisk tisk Steve that is incorrect.

If you choose to purchase additional gametime during this campaign period, you will receive:
Subscribe for 1 month and get one week of additional gametime for free
Subscribe for 3 months and get guaranteed access to the closed beta test of The Secret World + the reward above*
Subscribe for 6 months and get the Hyrkanian Headguard, an epic armor piece with a 10% XP boost + all rewards above
Subscribe for 12 months and get the Rise of the Godslayer expansion for free + all above**
Steve Farrelly
Posted 02:41pm 13/11/09
HurricaneJim - from the press release we were sent:
Those who decide to continue playing beyond their free period can also look forward to fantastic rewards such as guaranteed access to the beta test for "The Secret World", a free copy of the expansion and more.
fpot
Posted 04:29pm 13/11/09
Perhaps you should do more research then just reading the press release then, lest you become like news.com.au :)
Spook
Posted 05:47pm 13/11/09
Give WoW a go. It's been out for ages, there's a huge player base and it's extremely polished.


a wise man once told me you cant polish a turd
HurricaneJim
Posted 06:01pm 13/11/09
HurricaneJim - from the press release we were sent:
Those who decide to continue playing beyond their free period can also look forward to fantastic rewards such as guaranteed access to the beta test for "The Secret World", a free copy of the expansion and more.


But that is not what you wrote.

Funcom are also promising anyone who does come back, guaranteed access to their forthcoming beta run for the expansion "The Secret World".


This means "Anyone who comes back is guaranteed access to their forthcoming beta for the expansion "The Secret World"".

Now I'll lay some knowledge on you;

The Secret World is a completely different MMO to Age of Conan.
Rise of the Godslayer is the expansion for Age of Conan.

Now the info I posted above is 100% correct, it's a copy/paste from the email I received from Funcom. Obviously you can see the mistake and misinterpretation you've made.
Trauma
Posted 10:13pm 13/11/09
Yea Jim's right, you guys have covered news on The Secret World before.
trog
Posted 08:15am 14/11/09
I fixed the mistake about the expansion thing, but I don't see what the difference is between those two other paras
groganus
Posted 08:28am 14/11/09
I fixed the mistake about the expansion thing, but I don't see what the difference is because no one is actually going to re-subscribe.


no, i fixed the mistake.
HurricaneJim
Posted 09:32am 14/11/09
I fixed the mistake about the expansion thing, but I don't see what the difference is between those two other paras


Ok, I'll explain.

If you come back for 14 days you get double XP only.

If you pay for extra time after the 14 days you get;

Pay for 1 month = one week of additional game time for free

Pay for 3 months = guaranteed access to the closed beta test of The Secret World + the 1 month reward

Pay for 6 months = gets the Hyrkanian Headguard, an epic armor piece with a 10% XP boost + rewards for 1 month and 3 months

Pay for 12 months = gets the Rise of the Godslayer expansion for free + rewards for 1 month, 3 months and 6 months.

Coming back for 14 days doesn't get you access to anything other than double XP during the period.
trog
Posted 09:37am 14/11/09
oh, yeh, I just assumed that was implied. I read 'come back' as come back to being a paying subscriber; any old lamer can just come back for the free trial!
Jim
Posted 11:08am 14/11/09
so if we just slap " for 3 months or more" onto the end of "Funcom are also promising anyone who does come back" it'd be apples
tsk tsk indeed
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