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8-02-2008 @ 8:23PM
I play WoW (obviously otherwise I wouldn't be here!) and I cut off my WoW sub for 1 month and bought Age of Conan.Now before I got AoC I read lots of reviews from gaming sites and users who had purchased it from Amazon and other etailers. And I thought this game looks really 'innovative'.However after I played it I realised the game wasn't that great. The atmosphere in the game is very different to WoW and not in a good way. It feels more empty and lifeless. There is lots and lots of bugs both graphical, usability and technical which make just playing the game difficult in a way the Developer didn't intend.A lack of content is very disheartening. You pay a subscription and expect a level of ongoing support and progress by the developer to move the game forward with content patches and expansions. But Funcom released the game with not enough content to begin with. Once you get out of the first 20 levels of the game it takes a very steep turn from 'This is good' to 'This feels like a Beta' the Voice acting that you once were astounded to find in the first 1-20 levels of the game is no where to be seen. Quests feel unimaginative and poor. It's hard to get a group but its also hard to complete quest chains on your own.And if your on a PVP realm (I played it on both levels 1 to 30) then your going to get ganked at every opportunity. I know that people say WoW is bad for Ganking but AoC takes it to another level. In WoW the Alliance and Horde are separated for quite a lot of Gameplay and you cannot fight your own faction without PvP flagged. In AoC everyone begins the game in the same starting zone. It just seems to me that Funcom never thought any of the game through far enough, sure it looks pretty but if I'm going to be spending years of my life subscribed to this game playing it for hours each month it needs something more then just a pretty face.For all these reasons and more I cut my subscription to AoC after the first free months of Gameplay that came with the game and I reactivated my subscription to WoW. I don't believe in paying for a Beta. Perhaps I'll return to AoC in a year as I don't think Funcom are incapable of making a good MMO just that they need to reach lvl 80 in experience before doing so ;) (See what I did there? :D)
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