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Over 400,000 gamers have entered game.

Funcom is proud to announce that Age of Conan is one of the fastest selling PC games of all time. More than 400.000 gamers have entered Hyboria over the last few days, with almost half coming from the North American market. This amazing figure for a PC game shows that the positive pre-order trend has transferred into actual sales, and people from all over the world are now flocking to the most savage, sexy and brutal MMO ever created.

Over the weekend an astounding amount of concurrent gamers were logged on to the game, making Age of Conan one of the busiest MMOs in the western hemisphere. With stock flying out of several retail chains, Funcom expects the number to increase in the days to come. In addition to the many gamers logging in, there was also substantial traffic to the Age of Conan websites, with more than 2.2 million unique visitors during the last ten days.

As a result of the great launch, players and press have been raving about the unique qualities of the game, and the first 20 reviews give Age of Conan an average score above 90%. The first US reviews are also live, with Gamezone.com giving the game an Editor's Choice Award, a 9.4 of 10 score, while heralding Age of Conan as a "Benchmark MMO". Sci-Fi.com was also an early mover and gave the game a straight A, stating that "If Robert E. Howard had been a game designer... this is the Conan he would have invented."

"The initial sales and reviews are very encouraging, and it's great to see that so many are enjoying Age of Conan," said Funcom CEO Trond Arne Aas. "This is just the beginning, and we already look forward to massive updates and cool new features. We believe our focus on making Conan unique and groundbreaking is a key reason for the initial success. This is a focus we will keep and reinforce, and players can expect continued quality and innovation as we enter a new era for the game."

http://pc.ign.com/articles/876/876591p1.html
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Im planning on picking it up this week
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Funcom, fack the features. Get the dang Skills actually working and the Auction/Bank working along w/ your jail system. Jeeez, its a great game in all but these things need to be in game quick.
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the most savage, sexy and brutal MMO ever created.
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Maybe sexy. But brutal... savage...? lol to that one. Looks like those devs never played UO or AC. Wait for Darkfall Online.

Those IGN writers are the biggest chumps out there. I stopped reading them after I figured out that every single one of their reviews made crappy games out to be pretty good and decent games out to be the end all be all revolutionary games that we've been waiting for since Christ.


Congratulations AoC. You've successfully made combat that is a step up from EQ's. Wow, that is freaking lame. They call that "really being in a fight"? Maybe the narrator should actually try getting in one for once. Then he might be more predisposed to make AoC an FPV or TPV action melee MMO rather than this crappy carebearized system they've got in place now. The AoC combat system is a step up, I admit. I like the evasion and shield control. But it's nowhere near brutal, hardcore, savage, or anything like a real fight. I hate the advertising for this game.


Status symbols? Roleplaying? Social experiences? Who cares about that? What ever happened to practicality? Ever try that one? Didn't think so.

AoC is about as hardcore as a themepark.

Read this early player review.
Edited by Porthios - 5/26/08 at 9:16pm
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overrated.

i'll take bets that this will also be the fastest quitted game in a few weeks.
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overrated.

i'll take bets that this will also be the fastest quitted game in a few weeks.
I think it is a pretty good game so far, then again the only MMO PVP I have experienced was Runescape, which is turn based and a lot of fun. I hope this game isn't going to die that fast, as most people think it will only start thriving a few months from now. There is nothing I hate more than pooring time into a game that won't last at least a year or so.
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AoC is badass. That's all I have to say. If they listen to gamers and constantly update the game it might be WoW's rival in the near future.
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AoC is badass. That's all I have to say. If they listen to gamers and constantly update the game it might be WoW's rival in the near future.
I agree, now I am by far no fanboy of it, but it does have a lot going for it I think. Such a large crowd within the week of release, great single player story line, love the culture battle feature, and I could go on and on. Sure it has a lot of bugs right now, but what game doesn't?
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Played it for about a week then uninstalled it. I hate playing a game with broken systems. Its pretty epic, but it needs major fixing before I install it again. Not gonna pay $15 a month for an unfinished product.
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BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Maybe sexy. But brutal... savage...? lol to that one. Looks like those devs never played UO or AC. Wait for Darkfall Online.

Those IGN writers are the biggest chumps out there. I stopped reading them after I figured out that every single one of their reviews made crappy games out to be pretty good and decent games out to be the end all be all revolutionary games that we've been waiting for since Christ.

YouTube - Age of Conan Combat Mechanics

Congratulations AoC. You've successfully made combat that is a step up from EQ's. Wow, that is freaking lame. They call that "really being in a fight"? Maybe the narrator should actually try getting in one for once. Then he might be more predisposed to make AoC an FPV or TPV action melee MMO rather than this crappy carebearized system they've got in place now. The AoC combat system is a step up, I admit. I like the evasion and shield control. But it's nowhere near brutal, hardcore, savage, or anything like a real fight. I hate the advertising for this game.

YouTube - Age of Conan : City building

Status symbols? Roleplaying? Social experiences? Who cares about that? What ever happened to practicality? Ever try that one? Didn't think so.

AoC is about as hardcore as a themepark.

Read this early player review.
GET OUT PLX, AOC OWNS.

P.S. Play the game newb.
Edited by Criswell - 5/26/08 at 9:33pm
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