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Subject: Age of Conan : Hardcore pvp server, what do you guys think?
http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/game/191/feature/5292/Hardcore-PvP-Incoming.html/page/1

Looks like they are making a 1 character only server that is somewhat like mordred, more xp for killing people, 1 random loot drop + rog drops, etc. its all in the article.

Sadly this is the first thing to really peak my interest in a while.

 

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Subject: Age of Conan : Hardcore pvp server, what do you guys think?
might be interesting

 

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Subject: Age of Conan : Hardcore pvp server, what do you guys think?
i don't remember it being overly bad of a game. hell, i don't even remember why i quit playing it.

 

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Subject: Age of Conan : Hardcore pvp server, what do you guys think?
zeetes posted:
i don't remember it being overly bad of a game. hell, i don't even remember why i quit playing it.


-Horrible server lag
-Horrible class balance
-Horrible content

I'm pretty sure that completes the trifecta of fail. Those issues have for the most part been resolved and the game is actually quite decent now, but everyone is afraid to come back. Maybe when it becomes FTP people will give it a go.

That being said, I really have been considering this new server. I believe this server launch is a Hail Mary pass for Funcom and they will try to do it right.

 

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Subject: Age of Conan : Hardcore pvp server, what do you guys think?
mordred2, I'll try it

 

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Subject: Age of Conan : Hardcore pvp server, what do you guys think?
really looking into this, i played at release id give the game another go

 

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Subject: Age of Conan : Hardcore pvp server, what do you guys think?
The best thing about this game was the PvP. Too bad the sieges were horribly broken. I revisited the game about a year ago. Was a lot of fun, but lost interest. I might see if they have a free trial because of this server.

 

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Subject: Age of Conan : Hardcore pvp server, what do you guys think?
... it's going free to play(if it isn't already) lol

 

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Subject: Age of Conan : Hardcore pvp server, what do you guys think?
Unfortunately there are only two options for a server launch like this, and only one of them can work.

1. The Fail Route - Launch the server at high noon, watch 5000 people all load into Tortage, get 5-10 FPS, and quit due to massive lag and inability to even find a mob to kill.

2. The Good Route - Launch the server with a cap of 200 and increase the server cap by 50 per hour. Since there is only one "zone" for the first 20 levels, this is the only chance for the server to not insta-die, even if most of us will be sitting in 4+ hour queues.

Now what are the odds of Funcom picking the smart choice?

 

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Subject: Age of Conan : Hardcore pvp server, what do you guys think?
Healerbob posted:
Unfortunately there are only two options for a server launch like this, and only one of them can work.

1. The Fail Route - Launch the server at high noon, watch 5000 people all load into Tortage, get 5-10 FPS, and quit due to massive lag and inability to even find a mob to kill.

2. The Good Route - Launch the server with a cap of 200 and increase the server cap by 50 per hour. Since there is only one "zone" for the first 20 levels, this is the only chance for the server to not insta-die, even if most of us will be sitting in 4+ hour queues.

Now what are the odds of Funcom picking the smart choice?



Option #2 is what Trion did when they released Rift. It works to not have any serious lag or crash issues just sucks to wait in 6 hour queues.

 

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Subject: Age of Conan : Hardcore pvp server, what do you guys think?
Healerbob posted:
zeetes posted:
i don't remember it being overly bad of a game. hell, i don't even remember why i quit playing it.


-Horrible server lag
-Horrible class balance
-Horrible content

I'm pretty sure that completes the trifecta of fail. Those issues have for the most part been resolved and the game is actually quite decent now, but everyone is afraid to come back. Maybe when it becomes FTP people will give it a go.

That being said, I really have been considering this new server. I believe this server launch is a Hail Mary pass for Funcom and they will try to do it right.

i do remember the horrible lag. i only made it to like 70 so i didn't even cap out, which means i guess i can't complain about the content. i was a barbarian so all of the class (im)balance benefited me

 

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Subject: Age of Conan : Hardcore pvp server, what do you guys think?
nothing like the barb 1 shot, had so much fun with that

 

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