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what is a Persistent Online Action RPG? the new Conan game is classified as such over at gamespy.com. but i can't make out what it is, other than a '3rd person' type of game. feels like oblivion to me


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It means you aren't just waiting around for crap to happen...kinda like a singleplayer game but with lots of people around...
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persistant action... clues in the title
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persistant action... clues in the title


i understand the word, i just don't understand the meaning of it in a game
    
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Probably no endless quests, just straight up hack and slash.
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Now that may be an RPG I'm willing to play.
    
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I have just been searching the internet for a specific definition for you but have come up trumps. Persistant in relation to mmorpgs, and mmo games means a world/event/system that is constant. For Example, WoW has a world that constantly is on, except for downtimes for maintainence or when you log out of the game/server, you don't close down the map, it is still active just not on your computer, hence servers are needed.

With persistant online action it is basically taking all the good bits from an fps, rpg and mixing them all into one awesome and nice packet that will have constant worlds available for us to explore.
I think after Conan we might start seeing more POARPG type games entering into the market who knows what will happen after that. T'is only the beginning!!!
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Think Oblivion and WoW put together. Age of Conan uses the mouse to swing swords and shoot spells, wow uses keys.

Its more of a single player type of game, but with a huge world with thousands of other players.
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what is a Persistent Online Action RPG? the new Conan game is classified as such over at gamespy.com. but i can't make out what it is, other than a '3rd person' type of game. feels like oblivion to me
My take: It's what Conan calls itself because it doesn't want to be branded as "just another MMO", i.e. another WoW competitor.

I don't know much about Conan, but I assume that they're calling themselves an "action RPG" because it's more real-time combat, not turn-based like most MMORPGs. That's usually how "action" vs. "traditional" RPGs break down: action RPGs have a twitch factor, you can actually dodge an attack with the controls; but in traditional RPGs it's all dice rolls.

And "persistant" just means that it doesn't go away when you log off, the world continues like in any MMO. The word "persistant world" was used a lot at the dawn of MMOs, before the "MMO" acronym really took hold.
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My take: It's what Conan calls itself because it doesn't want to be branded as "just another MMO", i.e. another WoW competitor.

I don't know much about Conan, but I assume that they're calling themselves an "action RPG" because it's more real-time combat, not turn-based like most MMORPGs. That's usually how "action" vs. "traditional" RPGs break down: action RPGs have a twitch factor, you can actually dodge an attack with the controls; but in traditional RPGs it's all dice rolls.

And "persistant" just means that it doesn't go away when you log off, the world continues like in any MMO. The word "persistant world" was used a lot at the dawn of MMOs, before the "MMO" acronym really took hold.


sound good to me. to bad i'm not into online play very much.

do we have to pay monthly fee to play conan??
    
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