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Posted: Nov 11th 2011 12:26PM Seffrid said

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Quite a lot, judging by the numbers I've seen ingame.

Posted: Nov 11th 2011 12:28PM pcgneurotic said

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Yeah, I wondered that too. I guess though, if that many tried it, and a bit less stuck around, and a bit less than that actually bought some stuff in the item shop, and a bit less than them actually subbed for a month or more, it's still all a jolly big Win for them.

I would give it another shot, but I sacrificed my last remaining gigs of HDD space for DCUO, which I'm really enjoying now. Having said that, I do actually own a copy of AoC from 'back in the day', so I will have to get around to it eventually.

Posted: Nov 11th 2011 12:37PM alzeer said

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although the in-game shop is little pricey the F2P showed me enough of this game that made me sub .
especially liked the graphics and the realistic feel of the world.

Posted: Nov 11th 2011 12:48PM AnathemaOne said

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From a game that was supposed to be different from the rest, to just another WoW-clone.

I'll pass, again. What a waste of an IP.

Posted: Nov 11th 2011 1:03PM pcgneurotic said

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How have they WoW-ified it? Last time I played (2 years ago?) it was more like Vanguard than anything else. Had a kind of slow, heavy, 'realistic' feel to it.
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Posted: Nov 11th 2011 1:44PM Idle said

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@pcgneurotic

Other than some very vague generalities common with all fantasy MMOs, the game is nothing at all like WoW.

I've re-subbed since it went F2P and have been enjoying myself immensely.
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Posted: Nov 11th 2011 8:42PM Faction 3 said

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@AnathemaOne

Obviously, you've never played a millisecond of AoC, or just ran a search on Youtube and checked out some unshowered dweeb playing AoC, spamming the spacebar every 3 seconds.

Trust me, AoC is as close to being a WoW-Clone as the KKK is to having equal opportunity membership...
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Posted: Nov 11th 2011 12:49PM Plastic said

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Yeah, even a little more underwhelming when you consider DCUO has had a million new users since going F2P, what, a week ago?

Posted: Nov 11th 2011 1:06PM Space Cobra said

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You know,, in light of the numbers and what pcneurotic mentions, I have to wonder about returning players (for both DCUO and AoC). You know, maybe those who had an account but haven't used it in a year (are they counted)? Or those who may've totally forgot their name/password on their old account. And also, possibly two or more accounts with for the same person.

Not to say AoC shouldn't be happy; I've heard the server pop is better than what it was before. This is just a general question that isn't brought up much. Even in WoW, people may have two or more accounts, either for family or a "throwaway" they used to gain the "invite a friend" mount.

Posted: Nov 11th 2011 1:23PM real65rcncom said

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If they get 1 out of 6 of those to resub, that's not too bad.

Posted: Nov 11th 2011 3:27PM DancingCow said

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Yeah, and 600k is how many players bought the game and then fled the it after launch.

So it seems a bit disappointing that this is all they got when they decided to give it away.

Posted: Nov 11th 2011 4:31PM Deadalon said

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Haha - "tried".... Typical Funcom PR

Posted: Nov 11th 2011 4:33PM Deadalon said

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@DancingCow

Funcom got bad rep for a reason. Cheating around 1 million players at launch of a game will never be forgotten.

Posted: Nov 11th 2011 6:43PM smartstep said

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@Deadalon

Well I am one of those 600 k players, but I did not like AoC freemium model and game itself, so I deleted AoC from my hdd like two weeks after I registered. Never spend a penny as well.

So until game companies start publishing PCU numbers (Peak Concurrent Users monthly) registered numbers does not mean anything.

After all browser games can have milluions of users / accounts registered which only a very tiny fraction actually play and even lesser pay.

Posted: Nov 11th 2011 7:46PM mmogaddict said

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Remember DCUO numbers include both PC and PS

Posted: Nov 12th 2011 12:28AM JuliusSeizure said

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I'm someone who signed up in July (twice, in fact, to get around the two character limit) and... ehn. I haven't deleted it and don't see myself doing so in a hurry, but I can't see myself bothering to so much as log in for this promotion.

It's alright. I might wanna play again someday. Maybe.

Less likely than me getting back into DCUO meaningfully, though, and I haven't touched that since reaffirming my character names a week ago.

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