Додано: 12 грудня
Summer 2008. One of the hottest summers I can remember in Norway. Why? A game graphically way ahead of its time was boiling my graphics card through the side of my case on medium settings. Normally I would have just turned the settings all the way down, but the transcendent experience of these newfangled rendering techniques had me hypnotized to the point I'd rather invest in overkill airconditioning and suffer. I am sure I lost dangerous amount of weight that summer, and workmates were probably worried I was doing drugs, on account of the black lines under my eyes and the loss of weight.
But it was worth it. Despite the lack of content at launch, there was no way I could hate anything about this game. Worldbuilding, music, immersion, animation and what content was actually present; all blew away any MMORPG that came before it.
While it only took a year for Age of Conan to become the game it was supposed to be at launch, it was too late as 70% of the million plus playerbase had left, and the game became synonymous with 'failure' to the most attention deficit amongst MMO game consumers.
The PvP was never developed to the standard I had hoped, but the PvE is still among the best there is.
This is one of the greatest MMORPGs that are still alive today. If you haven't tried it yet, give it a go. If you've heard even a hum of one of the many grumpy, outdated complaints about this game, it will surprise the eyelashes right off your face.