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Posted: Oct 13th 2009 10:22AM (Unverified) said

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I might try this one again.

Posted: Oct 13th 2009 10:46AM Cendres said

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Such a nice game, too many mmos. :(

Posted: Oct 13th 2009 11:48AM Tom in VA said

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I have heard that the intro/starter portion to AoC is solo, but how soloable is the rest of the game once you are out of the starter area?

If I were to try AoC out, I would want to know how much I can do on my own if I have to.

Also, I have heard that the hardware requirements for this game to run decently are pretty heavy. Is that still true?

Posted: Oct 13th 2009 12:18PM Alarie said

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Tom you can solo all the way up to 80 if you want. You'll miss out on some really fun group dungeons though. The first great one in my opinion is Sanctum of the Burning Souls. There is just so much loot to be had in there for low levels. Black Castle is fun but is also very long compared to Sanctum.

A good guild that fits your playstyle makes these group dungeons 100x times more enjoyable than PUGs. It can be done and I PUG all the time, but a good guild is what makes most MMOs fun in the first place and this is true in my opinion in AoC when it comes to grouping.

If you're pressed for time AoC will let you solo well and still get some great experience.
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Posted: Oct 13th 2009 9:07PM Xii said

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I've only ever made up to the mid-30's (lack of time more than anything), and so far soloing has been easy. On the other hand, I haven't done any group instances (although I do see people LFGing them). I'm also not in a guild or anything.

I play a necro, and find it to be solo-friendly, although there are better classes for solo play.
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Posted: Oct 13th 2009 12:58PM (Unverified) said

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I am really impressed with the direction Funcom (Craig Morrison) has taken this game.

I resubbed at the last free trial and have been having a blast ever since. They have made HUGE accomplishments in turning this game around.

On top of all that, the expansion looks like it is going to be INSANE.

Tiger mounts!! RAAWWRR!!!

Posted: Oct 13th 2009 2:11PM TheJackman said

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I think Age of Conan is the only game of last year that earn new subs!

Posted: Oct 13th 2009 2:51PM (Unverified) said

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This was such a failure of an MMO, if you can even call it that. Somehow an M rated game, that was more simplistic and handholding and linear than the super casual WoW, and heavily over instanced, only 50 people per zone? Not being allowed to go back to lower level zones once you outleveled them? They seriously call this an MMO?

Posted: Oct 16th 2009 4:39PM M1sterLee said

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That's BS. There is nothing to stop you travelling back to zones you have been to once you have moved on and the 50 player limit is just a random number off the top of your head (also untrue).

Obvious troll is obvious.
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Posted: Oct 13th 2009 3:00PM (Unverified) said

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I've thought about going back to this one, but it was such a huge disappointment that I have been unwilling to invest the time. I would love to hear what some of the people still playing it cite as their motivation to play AOC vs. other MMOs.

Posted: Oct 13th 2009 6:20PM Hambone Hamlet said

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I really think that Funcom needs a permanent 10 day trial offer instead of these once and while trials (7 days only, too short).

This trial is only for new accounts not existing account, so as someone who as an expired account I cannot use this. Funcom please learn from Turbine and offer anytime 10-day trial along with various "Welcome Back Weekends".

Posted: Oct 17th 2009 6:12PM monoflakon said

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As far as i appreciate trial offer, some of its restrictions ruined the gameplay for me. Global channel turned off, no whispering, really, it was like i found myself completely alone in some silent world, with no way to participate in community - or to check if community is even there... AoC on this trial looks more like a single player rpg than mmo for me. Not very encouraging.

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