Going F2P, will you try it again?

#1 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

It's improved quite a bit since launch, so I may start playing it again if the f2p model isn't shit.

#2 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

Nobody is going to be trying it out?!

#3 Posted by LackLuster (739 posts) -

I played few a few months at launch might give it another look liked the combat and general M rating it went for.

#4 Posted by JJOR64 (19051 posts) -
@CL60: You put your topic in the AoC board.  No one is going to read it.      :P
 
As for trying it, yes, I will.
#5 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@JJOR64 said:
@CL60: You put your topic in the AoC board.  No one is going to read it.      :P  As for trying it, yes, I will.
Well I just always assume everybody uses the forums the way I do, and just clicks the forum button and sees all of the recent threads :P
#6 Posted by JJOR64 (19051 posts) -
@CL60 said:
@JJOR64 said:
@CL60: You put your topic in the AoC board.  No one is going to read it.      :P  As for trying it, yes, I will.
Well I just always assume everybody uses the forums the way I do, and just clicks the forum button and sees all of the recent threads :P
Sadly, there are a lot of people that don't do that.
#7 Posted by Nasos100 (727 posts) -
@CL60: i may do if its not like LOTRO where you need to pay to have access to pretty much everything.
#8 Edited by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@Nasos100 said:

@CL60: i may do if its not like LOTRO where you need to pay to have access to pretty much everything.

I think you get all of the leveling zones except the expansion. But you don't get some of the dungeons and raids unless you buy them. At least according to this chart. It says full access to AoC: HA 
 
 
Will we be able to play through all of the dungeon content?

Some of the instanced dungeon content will be completely free, and other will be accessed through new passes or expansion purchases.

Free dungeons:

● Tortage Underhalls (solo)
● Acheronian Ruins (solo)
● Bubshur House (solo)
● Abandoned Smuggler Tunnels (solo)
● The Maze (solo)
● Spider Caverns (solo)
● Border Ranges (solo)
● Outflow Tunnels (solo)
● Ice Cave (solo)
● Cannibal Cave (solo)
● Catacombs (group)
● Toirdealbach’s Tomb (group)
● Prison Colony (group)
● Scorpion Cave (group)
● Caravan Raider Camp (group)
● Atzel’s Fortress (group)
● Onyx Chambers (group)

Premium dungeons:
Access to Premium dungeons will work in several ways. Some access passes are a once off purchase, some allow access for a set duration, and some are linked to expansion content.

● Pyramid of the Ancients (solo) –permanent-only purchase
● Treasury of the Ancients (solo) –permanent-only purchase
● Villa Camillus, Amiel, Verde, Paetus, Lentulus (solo) –permanent-only purchase
● Slaughterhouse Cellar (solo)
● Attilius Mansion (solo) – permanent-only purchase
● Black Castle (group) – permanent-only purchase
● The Cradle of Decay (group) – permanent-only purchase
● Sanctum of the Burning Souls (group) – permanent-only purchase
● The Cistern (group) – permanent-only purchase
● Main System (group) – permanent-only purchase
● Ampitheater of Karutonia (group) – permanent-only purchase
● Halls of Eternal Frost (group)
● Imirian Ravine, Oasis of Zaara, Frost Swamp (group ACG)
● Xibaluku (group)
● Crow’s Nest (group)
● Iron Tower (group)
● Khitai Dungeons - accessed through Rise of the Godslayer expansion purchase

 

Can a free player take part in all the raids?
Free players may access the beginnings of raids and the raid equipment ladder, but they can’t complete tier 1 without switching to Premium access or purchasing entry to more raids, which will be available in the item store.

Free raids:

● Kylikki’s Crypt
● Yakhmar’s Cave

Premium raids:

● Vistrix's Lair
● Black Ring Citadel (all wings)
● Thoth-Amon’s Stronghold
● All raids in Khitai
#9 Posted by StrawHatLaw13 (166 posts) -

I may.  I liked Champions Online F2P it was a great casual mmo.

#10 Posted by Dimsey (964 posts) -

Might give it a look. Actually tried it fairly recently.
I like the game, but when I was playing it was a ghost town.
Being F2P oughta solve that problem.

#11 Posted by Nasos100 (727 posts) -
@CL60: its pretty much like the LOTRO list
#12 Posted by Doctorchimp (4078 posts) -

Well I'm a huge Conan and pulp fiction fan. 
 
Does it capture that feel? How's the combat? I might hop on in June once I build my new PC.

#13 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@Nasos100 said:
@CL60: its pretty much like the LOTRO list
Well the problem with the LoTRO thing was that it was hard to level up passed a certain point because there were 2 zones you had to buy. As far as I'm aware, this has everything except the expansion.
#14 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@Doctorchimp said:
Well I'm a huge Conan and pulp fiction fan.   Does it capture that feel? How's the combat? I might hop on in June once I build my new PC.
The combat in my opinion was one of the strong points of the game at launch. You use the arrows to attack in different directions. As you level you get more directions to attack and block in, and there are executions when killing enemies sometimes.
#15 Posted by FunExplosions (5407 posts) -

Played it, got to level 20, and stopped...like about 90% of everyone else. That was a couple or more years ago, though. Exploring around at 20 was actually pretty neat, but when you realize just how lost you are, and how there's nothing really helping you get your barrings, you start to get really frustrated, which is what happened to me. Also, what's up with those bandits that just spawn out of thin air at random while you're traveling? Couldn't tell if that was a feature or a glitch. Have these issues been addressed since then?

#16 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -

Definitely will check it out.  Created the account, will download it tonight.

#17 Posted by Gamer_152 (14100 posts) -

I didn't try it a first time but if my machine meets system requirements, sure, I'll give it a try.

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#18 Posted by SlasherMan (1725 posts) -

Considering it was one of the MMOs I enjoyed my time in most (if not the MMO), I definitely will be at some point. In fact, the combat in this one is probably the only MMO combat I really really enjoyed, and never really even felt the grind because I was actually having fun. It just felt much more involving and active than most other MMOs. I don't know how the character slots thing will work out for me since I did have a paid account for a while, and I already have the character limit reached. Hope I can still play my 74 Dark Templar, at least.
 
Kind of silly of them not including Vistrix in the free raids. T1 should be free.

#19 Edited by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@SlasherMan said:

Considering it was one of the MMOs I enjoyed my time in most (if not the MMO), I definitely will be at some point. In fact, the combat in this one is probably the only MMO combat I really really enjoyed, and never really even felt the grind because I was actually having fun. It just felt much more involving and active than most other MMOs. I don't know how the character slots thing will work out for me since I did have a paid account for a while, and I already have the character limit reached. Hope I can still play my 74 Dark Templar, at least.  Kind of silly of them not including Vistrix in the free raids. T1 should be free.

I'm not 100% on this, but I think if you've paid before the limit on the classes you can play doesn't exist, and you can pick 2 of your characters to be available, while the others will still be there in the locked slots, and yeah, I agree, all of T1 should be free.
#20 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

Interesting. Apparently this month is free to people who have played the game before. I did not know that until today. I wish I would've known earlier in the month.

#21 Posted by dagas (2902 posts) -

I played it in late 2008. I stopped playing after I ran out of quests in Stygia (which was the home of my character). I really liked the Egypt-ish setting and when I ran out of quests I noticed that the rest of the world looked like any other medieval fantasy game. Have they added new content to the existing zones since 2008 or is all the new content added in new zones?

Is demonologist one of the 4 free classes? Because my character is a demonologist and I don't want to start with a new character if I go back.

#22 Edited by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@dagas said:

I played it in late 2008. I stopped playing after I ran out of quests in Stygia (which was the home of my character). I really liked the Egypt-ish setting and when I ran out of quests I noticed that the rest of the world looked like any other medieval fantasy game. Have they added new content to the existing zones since 2008 or is all the new content added in new zones?

Is demonologist one of the 4 free classes? Because my character is a demonologist and I don't want to start with a new character if I go back.

I think they added a bunch of new content in all of the zones, and another zone or 2 or something, not 100% sure, and if you were a subscriber before the class restriction doesn't exist, you just pick 2 of your characters.
#23 Edited by Nocall (356 posts) -

I don't like how they're implementing F2P. It's either you don't pay anything and pretty much get a demo version of the game OR you subscribe--there's no middle ground. I'd rather it be like LotRO where you can be F2P but can buy the high end content piecemeal. 
 
Basically, I decided years ago to never again purchase a monthly sub for an MMO. And the F2P in this game just doesn't have enough. 

#24 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@Nocall said:
I don't like how they're implementing F2P. It's either you don't pay anything and pretty much get a demo version of the game OR you subscribe--there's no middle ground. I'd rather it be like LotRO where you can be F2P but can buy the high end content piecemeal.   Basically, I decided years ago to never again purchase a monthly sub for an MMO. And the F2P in this game just doesn't have enough. 
You can purchase stuff. They've got a store like LOTROs as far as I know.
#25 Posted by Sayishere (1840 posts) -

I played this on launch and enjoyed it very much

is it free for the month starting June?

I want to try this out again

#26 Edited by Nocall (356 posts) -
@CL60 said:

@Nocall said:

I don't like how they're implementing F2P. It's either you don't pay anything and pretty much get a demo version of the game OR you subscribe--there's no middle ground. I'd rather it be like LotRO where you can be F2P but can buy the high end content piecemeal.   Basically, I decided years ago to never again purchase a monthly sub for an MMO. And the F2P in this game just doesn't have enough. 
You can purchase stuff. They've got a store like LOTROs as far as I know.
From what I heard, you can purchase dungeons, but the extra bank stuff, faster mounts, the other classes was all subscribe or nothing. That's what I read when they first announced it way back when, though, and it might have changed. I'll take a look at their site and see for sure.
 
Edit: I checked out the website's FAQ and you look right--it might be very similar to LotRO (which means I definitely will check it out). Their language on buying things other than dungeons is very non-committal, though, which might just be because it's not finalized. I really don't want to play any of their four listed free classes, though, and I hope you can buy the others (really want bear shaman) but it doesn't say anything like that. Hopefully that's just the "not finalized" thing again.
#27 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@Sayishere said:

I played this on launch and enjoyed it very much

is it free for the month starting June?

I want to try this out again

I'm not sure when it's going free. But it was free last month because of the 3rd anniversary or something.
#28 Posted by Butano (1774 posts) -

Played the first 3 months it was out. I liked it, but, as everyone is saying, it was a ghost town once you got out of the newbie zone (ironically the most fun I had was in that zone). I'd be willing to pick it up again to see what's been improved in the last 3 years.

Started out as a dark templar when I got it, and it was so underpowered and disappointing and then the rangers were way way way overpowered in PvP.

#29 Posted by Malakhii (1443 posts) -

I never played the game, it came out during my dark ages, where my PC was not up to the task of running anything modern. I always interested in it though, so I'll definitely give it a try. Plus I really love the Conan mythos, so it will be nice to explore the world. 

#30 Posted by demonbear (1876 posts) -

AoC is always installed and upto date on my pc, i play every once in a while Still a great mmo, but like all mmos, very boring to play alone. I'd like to have a gang to play with

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#31 Edited by G0rd0nFr33m4n (762 posts) -

I absolutely will, just got back into it after I found the expansion for $15 at gamestop, so with my free month I am re-introducing myself to the mechanics and areas right now.   
 
I plan to unsub as soon as the free month is over, and then come back when it is free to play :) I like the game, but I'm a casual MMO'er at best, I don't need the "premium content" or raids that give the best equipment..... 
 
All my characters are on Tyranny PVP.

#32 Posted by Simplexity (1382 posts) -

shit is still shit even if its free.

#33 Posted by JJOR64 (19051 posts) -
@Prodstep said:

shit is still shit even if its free.

But at least you don't have to pay for shit.
#34 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -

Probably not.

#35 Posted by Anund (937 posts) -

Playing it now again. Still the best MMO I've played after DAoC. Combat is fun and the artstyle and setting is amazing. Miss my RP server though.

#36 Posted by Subject2Change (2966 posts) -

If my character still exists id give it a shot. The grind lost me.

#37 Posted by Tim_the_Corsair (3065 posts) -

I would consider playing this, but only if it shows me what is best in life...

#38 Posted by ZimboDK (848 posts) -

I played this again a few weeks ago. Still doesn't appeal to me in any way.

#39 Posted by Tim_the_Corsair (3065 posts) -
@ZimboDK
I played this again a few weeks ago. Still doesn't appeal to me in any way.
Were there any women, and did you or did you not hear their lamentations?
#40 Posted by ZimboDK (848 posts) -
@Tim_the_Corsair said:
@ZimboDK
I played this again a few weeks ago. Still doesn't appeal to me in any way.
Were there any women, and did you or did you not hear their lamentations?
Hmm, Ok. It still doesn't appeal to me in many ways.
#41 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

Well it's F2P now I believe.

#42 Posted by Rattle618 (1463 posts) -

I installed it today and messed around with it for half an hour or so (got to the first city), but seeing so many restrictions already Im wondering if it´s actually viable for someone to play and enjoy this game without spending money. I would hate to play a bunch of it only to find out that I cant do shit later on, any info on this would be appreciated.

#43 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@Rattle618 said:
I installed it today and messed around with it for half an hour or so (got to the first city), but seeing so many restrictions already Im wondering if it´s actually viable for someone to play and enjoy this game without spending money. I would hate to play a bunch of it only to find out that I cant do shit later on, any info on this would be appreciated.
You can do all of the content except a few dungeons and raids and the expansion stuff I think.

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