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Posted: Jul 1st 2011 11:46AM (Unverified) said

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I feel like I should at least get more then 2 character slots since I payed for the game when it came out.. Is their a way to delete characters?

Posted: Jul 1st 2011 12:24PM (Unverified) said

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You can choose which characters of your existing ones will be available to you when you switch to F2P.
Usually you have no access at all when you unsub, now after the F2P move you have access to all the areas and 2 character slots. You can buy additional character slots for your F2P state for 6.25 dollar or such, 2 for the price of 1 month's sub.
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Posted: Jul 1st 2011 2:01PM PhelimReagh said

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Quite sure that an additional character slot was 1,800 Funcom points which, at $5 USD for 600, is $15/per. additional character.
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Posted: Jul 1st 2011 11:48AM XOR said

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yeah, P2P -> F2P conversion model are squeezing us for every buck they can

Posted: Jul 1st 2011 12:24PM MasterBrief said

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Ill try it hope it works better than the trial I played

Posted: Jul 1st 2011 1:02PM Maraq said

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Resubbed, issues spotted. This is the support email i sent...

Hi there,
I re-activated my account today with a 12month membership. I've noticed a couple of issues.

1. I can only unlock 3 characters? I thought i should be able to use 8 in total as a premium member? I have unlocked my main, and now it says i can only unlock 2 more?

2. I have used my offline levels on my main char, so now 71, but the new feats i selected state that i must be over 70 to use the skill. The actual message i get is "You must be over level 70 to use this item". The feats are greyed out also.

3. Although i have purchased the 12 month membership, i have not recieved the 720 Funcom points the package says you get.

4. I also cannot see the purchase in the payments section of my account page.

5. Also, zones in the game still show as locked.

6. I still see the Upgrade to Premium option in the character selection screen, despite having done so.

Let me know if you need any more info from me.

Regards

Posted: Jul 1st 2011 2:23PM Plastic said

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@Maraq

These issues and all the others mentioned in this thread honestly don't surprise me at all. Funcom seems like such a schlock operation considering their size. I understand that every company can run into problems with a change this big, but for an established game with active test-servers and a large company behind them, Funcom performs like an indie developer scrambling for time and resources. They are also extremely unethical in their billing practices, and for the mistakes to be in their favor (content locks), rather than the customer's, doesn't surprise me one bit.
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Posted: Jul 1st 2011 5:57PM chum said

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@Maraq Hopefully just a matter of waiting for your payment to be credited to your account. Most games you can pay and play right away but I always seemed to have to wait a couple hours between paying and getting access in the past. No excuse, but I'm sure they're servers are much more active than they've been in a while.
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Posted: Jul 3rd 2011 8:33PM Maraq said

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@chum
Yup, sorry, meant to update this earlier. Apparently there was an issue with the payment and it was cancelled. Anyways, redid payment, and waited 30minutes as instructed. All good now.

To be honest, compared to Aions support, Funcom is a dream.
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Posted: Jul 1st 2011 1:22PM Mikkhail said

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I guess I'll jump back into my old account to give it a quick spin and look ... but i'm not expecting much

Posted: Jul 1st 2011 1:24PM Mikkhail said

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BTW, 2 years ago when I played this, I had a pretty beefy machine and it ran pretty crappy ... 2 years later, I have a new, pretty beefy machine ... will it run any better?

Posted: Jul 1st 2011 1:36PM Heraclea said

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@Mikkhail

They have completely redone the underlying engine and tweaked performance so it runs better on a wider variety of machines. Khitai zones load three times faster than they used to.

I like this game; its combat mechanics, at least for non-caster classes, are more complicated and engaging than others. But it always seemed that they hired a graphic designer to create level 80 armor, and under 40 armor; but then that person quit before they did anything with 40-80 armor. All the standard crafted items look like junk, variations on a brown leather dress. An appearance tab was probably easier than making separate designs for all of that stuff.
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Posted: Jul 1st 2011 1:53PM dudes said

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Downloading all those GB's puts me off, but I hope they do well.

Posted: Jul 1st 2011 4:29PM (Unverified) said

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To those saying LOTRO give you access to all the content you previosly paid for, that is not entirely true. I bought the game at launch, the Angmar expansion, and the Mines of Moria expansion. I quit the game and went back after over a year. Only the original character have access to all the content up to moria, any alts I create have to pay for any content beyond the starter areas even though it is the same account I paid for all that content on previously. IMO that content should belong to the account, not the character, it penalizes people who played only one character at the time.

Posted: Jul 1st 2011 5:08PM kyrv said

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To be honest this and the Khitai thing sound like bugs? I play LOTRO and will return (again, I play periodically) to AoC and I was certain that you get any content you paid for (by account as you said)... I would open a ticket in LOTRO and good luck! :)
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Posted: Jul 1st 2011 5:46PM Plastic said

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You should def put in a support ticket, because I bought the boxed MoM expansion and every character I create has access to it, in addition to all the content that came with it (extra classes, etc.).
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Posted: Jul 2nd 2011 12:33AM MasterBrief said

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I got a black screen all 50 times I launched it then got an error message dont know why oh well I tried

Posted: Jul 2nd 2011 1:07AM LeviathanicWake said

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I wonder if free-to-play player can create character of necromancer class.

Posted: Jul 2nd 2011 1:40AM C Rose said

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@LeviathanicWake

The 4 you can choose are Guardian, Barbarian, Priest and Demonlogist.
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Posted: Jul 2nd 2011 1:49AM LeviathanicWake said

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@C Rose
Oh, that's sad. I thought I could command a lot of minions. By the way, does the game really take up 30 GBs when fully patched?
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