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Posted: Jun 11th 2008 10:59AM Slob Zombie said

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Despite the score he gave, the reviewer actually shreds the crap out of AoC, with lines like "Verdict: Major Disappointment" and "Next contender, please."

Posted: Jun 11th 2008 11:06AM (Unverified) said

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To be honest .. it could make sense to have female swing faster and male hit harder. So a female may play an assassin or ranger better than a male. And male may make a better tank and heavy (2H) weapon fighter. But NO everyone has to be equal. If everyone should be equals then ALL races (Male and Female) should be able to be ALL classes. Why do be become such hypocrites over political correctness.
Ahh /end rant

Posted: Jun 11th 2008 11:29AM (Unverified) said

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Thank you for that demonstration of the "tiresomely predictable sexist comments".
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Posted: Jun 11th 2008 11:45AM (Unverified) said

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I knew I catch some flames on that... just wanted to et the comment juices flowing. :)
IMO .. good that FunCom will look into this and make and needed changes.
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Posted: Jun 11th 2008 12:07PM swarmofcats said

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That was the most brutal review I've read so far. Many people are saying that the game is new and just needs time, but it's sounding more and more like there are fundamental design issues with the game that are going to be the most limiting factors. Not things that can be touched up and improved on. How they could hype this as revolutionizing MMOs is beyond me.

Posted: Jun 11th 2008 12:17PM Nadril said

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Which design issues exactly? I've been playing for a while and, honestly, the game is just lacking content currently. Sure the game isn't "revolutionary" , but the only people who said that are those going along with the PR Hype.

However it does have some very strong design issues backing it, some which are already getting looked at (read: PvP). Other than that I feel that we can't really get a decent idea of what the game is like when most of the population is probably around level 40-50 right now.


Either way I'm curious. I haven't read the review (no time to read an 8 page review, at work) but any sort of bullet points would be great. I admit the game does have its flaws (lag screws me at times with the combo system, and spellweaving seems more like a fancy [if not extremely fucking cool] trick right now) but I don't think any of the core issues are a problem.


As far as females go it certainly is a hilarious bug. Yeah, it's crippling but it is funny.
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Posted: Jun 11th 2008 1:15PM (Unverified) said

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I kind of disagree with the idea that taller= slower and stronger and shorter= faster and weaker.
While perhaps it's a reasonable starting point, I think the two characteristics (speed and power of hit) should be linked, and you can adjust them whatever height or build you choose. The link would mean that as you raise one one you create your character or whatever, the other would be lowered.
I mean, not all tall people are lumbering monsters with fists like sledgehammers, and the shorter folk aren't all lithe, agile ninja leprechauns, no matter how cool that would be.

Posted: Jun 11th 2008 2:59PM (Unverified) said

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If this is true: Hahahahahahahahaha

Posted: Jun 11th 2008 3:48PM Skellybob said

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There are no patch notes available for tomorrow, unless you're referring to something currently on the Test server that only people there know about. Since information on the Test server is under NDA, you'd be breaching NDA to do that. :)

Posted: Jun 11th 2008 3:56PM Skellybob said

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Until a patch actually goes live, supposed patch notes can't be reported as if they were genuine. Firstly, FunCom can change them before the patch hits; secondly, breaching an NDA is a very bad idea, and it's not all that clever to broadcast information that people have attempted to leak.

Posted: Jun 11th 2008 4:28PM (Unverified) said

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Pot, meet Kettle. Kettle, Pot.

Posted: Jun 11th 2008 4:58PM (Unverified) said

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Bloggers are not journalists.

It does not "seem to have begun" with a review. Here is a forum post which addresses this topic, dated June 7th (article was published June 10th):

http://forums.ageofconan.com/showthread.php?t=69451

And that is not the first of such threads. However, that one has data to back-up its claims.

Posted: Jun 11th 2008 5:12PM Krystalle Voecks said

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I'm all for healthy debate, but ad-hominem attacks on people is right out.

You can disagree without insulting people. Please keep that in mind. Further name-calling (and the name-callers) will be nerfed.

Thank you.

Posted: Jun 11th 2008 5:56PM (Unverified) said

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...you can "dual-weild"? Amusing. And for the record, my fiance is a very talented and capable student of martial arts, able to take down multiple higher-ranked students in a single bout. Take your sexist bullshit elsewhere, please.

Posted: Jun 12th 2008 3:52AM (Unverified) said

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What's interesting to me is how you seem to have such an intimate knowledge about who can and cannot dual-wield various weapons. Outside of Hollywood, how many folks (gender aside) do YOU know that have actually done so in a real life combat situation?

And no, duct tape covered rattan does not count.

While you're at it can you also point me to the people you know in real life that can summon undead minions, cast fire and ice from their hands, or turn into snakes? The fact that this is a fantasy game doesn't seem to be a valid enough excuse to remove real-world physics for you, so clearly we need to eliminate all this other unrealistic stuff too.

Posted: Jun 12th 2008 2:00PM drunkenpandaren said

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Actually all weapons have a sweet spot where they will swing faster and and other spots where they will swing slower. So not every weapon is the same. So stats can be similar but one mace could be swinging faster at q where as another mace will swing faster 3.

Posted: Jun 12th 2008 12:23PM (Unverified) said

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This is all terribly amusing.

If the women swinging really heavy item slower bug is a bug, well then it is both hilarious and unfortunate.

If it was an intended feature that wasn't balanced right (along the idea of slow but with other bonus) and not implemented right, they could have at least been upfront about it.


Sexism and the lovely knee jerk "women cant dual wield" comments aside.

If it's a bug, it'll get fixed. If it is something they neglected to mention, they deserve to get blasted for a poor idea done badly. Rationalising it when it appears to be something bugged and without rationale is silly.

Posted: Jun 13th 2008 3:07PM JimJim said

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ahem? what's the problem... isn't that just like in reality?

can female tennis players play as hard or as long as their male counterparts...?

what's the problem? if you look at some fighting games most female characters have LESS strength but are often FASTER than the male characters. and outcry there...?!

Posted: Jun 13th 2008 2:51PM (Unverified) said

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