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Posted: Feb 26th 2009 10:20AM Holgranth said

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I woulden't just because I'm not a grindoholic.... besides I agree with a lot of other people after all the lies and hype surrounding AoC's launch thy don't deserve my $15......

Posted: Feb 26th 2009 10:26AM druzeltheimp said

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No, I think the game was screwed due to bad development choices early on. It's a shame because the license had a lot of potential but Funcom drooped the ball and now they are paying for it. Maybe if they spent half the money they did on hyping the game and put it into the games development it wouldn't have failed so badly.

Posted: Feb 26th 2009 10:37AM Crsh said

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I played AoC for the first three months when it came out, I didn't play the beta before the launch.

It's not the messed up launch or incomplete content that killed it for me, it's the blatant lies they desperately kept trying to shove down players' throat as if they're complete idiots.

Yes, Goddager is gone and that's a mighty good thing, but I'm typically not one to look back and give things a try again. I'm just not interested, even if it's free.

Posted: Feb 26th 2009 10:39AM MrGutts said

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No way in hell..

Posted: Feb 26th 2009 10:48AM (Unverified) said

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Yea, I'd probably give it another go, esp for free. I thought the gameplay was pretty fun, if they've fixed most of the bugs/annoyances I'd check it again.

Posted: Feb 26th 2009 11:06AM (Unverified) said

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My girlfriend and I would definitely consider coming back for free.

Posted: Feb 26th 2009 11:14AM Evy said

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Not unless the memory leak issue is guaranteed to be fixed. I tried the game last August and couldn't play for more than an hour without it crashing. I tried everything I could to fix it. Eventually I gave up after hours of research and attempts. The onus shouldn't be on me to fix their problem.

Posted: Feb 26th 2009 11:15AM (Unverified) said

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I've been considering getting my discs back from a friend and re-installling and slapping down the money, but I just tell myself no, because I'm happily playing War. But if they had a free weekend, I'd be back trying it out in a heartbeat, along with 3-4 other friends if they put out a free 14 day trial for people returning. There were a lot of things I didn't like about the game, such as the lack of middle level content, but I think Ymirs pass would of fixed that. Plus the PvP system would be cool, but I think I'd roll on a PvE server the second time.

Posted: Feb 26th 2009 11:26AM Heraclea said

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Free is good, and it looks like I may be losing interest in my Fury warrior in WoW for a while. Yes, I'd give it a try.

Posted: Feb 26th 2009 11:47AM (Unverified) said

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Most definitly

but they should prolly do it only after they have some better concept at whats to do at lvl 80 and a solid dx10 client running.

but yeah id definitly go back and try

Posted: Feb 26th 2009 12:26PM (Unverified) said

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I have recently returned to this game and it is a totally different game then it was at launch.

Posted: Feb 26th 2009 12:22PM Nadril said

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I might just check back in, see how it runs and all that jazz. I don't think I would stick around though.

Posted: Feb 26th 2009 12:44PM (Unverified) said

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Ya, it wasnt THAT bad a game, just buggy as hell. What drove me away was the randomly resetting health of the raid bosses. Im a raider at heart and after all the work of hitting max level then the *(%@ bosses wouldnt die....
Ya id give it another try if it was free, but I feel ripped off already for the 1 month beyond the free I paid for

Posted: Feb 26th 2009 2:44PM Budukahn said

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So long as it's free, and well publicised in advance I would probably be inclined to give it a go. I admit, all the updates have me curious, but like others, I was so dissapointed with the quality of the release game post Tortage that I would balk at the idea of shelling out any money to see how it may have changed.

Posted: Feb 26th 2009 3:23PM (Unverified) said

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I wouldn't try AoC again if they refunded what I paid for the box AND paid me $15/month to do it.

So much potential, so poorly implemented, so not ever getting installed on my gaming rig again.

Posted: Feb 26th 2009 3:36PM TheJackman said

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I got to say YES! I did buy the game at release (a first a last time for me) I was able to get the game running on my PC and fall in love with the starter zone! best PVE content with great voice overs I seen in a mmo ever. However later after I got to the main land I had trouble finding quests the voice overs where gone, the server did lag and the game did crash every 10/15 minutes and sometimes even did cost a blue screen!

Anyway I a am willing to return to see what has fixes and change and if I like what I see willing to lay down the bucks a month!

Posted: Feb 26th 2009 6:37PM (Unverified) said

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Afraid not. There are just too many other games out there that are already very good. Also, why even bother trying a game that would use my entire monthly internet quota just to patch?

I'm much happier paying for WAR and playing Ryzom and Runes of Magic for free. Ryzom is actually a far more "hardcore" game than AoC and it seems incredibly under-appreciated.

I'd even be much more likely to take EVE or Vanguard up on their free trials because at least they offer something relatively unique.

Posted: Feb 26th 2009 9:36PM Benicio said

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Once bitten, twice shy.

Posted: Feb 26th 2009 11:16PM (Unverified) said

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I would definitely give AoC another go for free, as long as it is for a reasonable amount of time, spending 2 hours to install plus at least 5hrs of patching for 2 days of play is kind of stretching it.

Posted: Feb 27th 2009 4:56AM (Unverified) said

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The problem with AoC (beside the marketing bluff of promised content and lack of purpose) is its content linearity.
It doesn't matter if they add another dungeon cause the world is blatantly instanced and small. Anyone who's been to Kheshatta (highest level zone) knows how bad the design is, I mean you can walk across in 2 minutes.

The biggest potential AoC has is the combat and PvP, yet they keep adding raid dungeons...The game has a bi-polar disorder I don't want, even if it's free for a month.

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