Age of Conan Beta Signups

The Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures Website is now accepting signups for those interested in beta testing Funcom's upcoming MMORPG set in Robert E. Howard's Hyborian age (thanks TommyBALL). Applications are being taken on this webpage, and here's word:
Age of Conan will go through two beta tests: the Technical Beta and the General Beta. These will run simultaneously, though the Technical Beta will mostly consist of short test-runs that will be held sporadically during the coming months. The purpose of the Technical Beta is to test the various technical features of the game, such as server capacity and other technicalities. The General Beta will focus on gameplay and will be on-going.

Both parts of the Age of Conan beta will launch this spring and the sooner you sign up, the greater the chance you’ll have of actually getting invited into either parts of the beta. Know that by joining the thousands of Hyborian pioneers who first get the chance to explore the world, you will have access to certain benefits. For instance, your character in the final version of the game will be awarded a token of appreciation for your services.
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Apr 3, 2007, 21:56
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Apr 3, 2007, 21:56
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As a member of the media I've bugged my editor to get me a spot. Hope it happens!

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Apr 3, 2007, 20:53
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Apr 3, 2007, 20:53
 
Age of Conan is going to rock, you won't be forced to PvP by any means. If you want to spend your time crafting clothing for your guild or doing the PvE content, by all means you can do that.

Though personally if the only PvP I do is drunken bar fights (where the more drunk you are the better you fight, and you can use your environment as weapons.. IE bar stools, bottles of booze, and if you loose, your simply kicked out of the tavern,) I'll be satisfied with PvP.

But really, the whole idea of massive PvP battles using formations of cavalry, mage casting circles using the fantastic new spellweave system, with a great collision detection system that will will even mean if your group is run into by cavalry it will throw you to the ground most likely and also injure you greatly, unless your formation are pikeman and can repel them. I think it's great, no more grinding in WoW's pathetic excuse for PvP, no more DAoC were everyone bleeds into everyone else and PvP comes down to essentially what zerg can stun the other first. AoC is bloody, mature, sexual and barbaric, all in an MMOG that is gonna rock.

Oh and as to LotRO. I've been beta-testing it since last summer and it's definately the best Turbine has put out in years. I wouldn't say it's a great MMOG, but it's possibly the best PvE MMOG on the market, and does have a lot of RP tools, though Funcom, the makers of AoC, has the best RPers game on the market, Anarchy Online. With thousands of RP clothing, food, drinks, constant places to hang out from coffee shops to glass dancefloors to sports bars. Live DJ's all day long, contests, big parties, suprising environments for RP. The only game thats ever really given it any competition was SWG.

But yea, LotRO is good enough to hold you over till the next MMOG your looking forward to (AoC for me) and the last content push did add a lot of new stuff. Really the game is basically, I feel, WoW without any PvP, and more RP focus. Personally I think it 'feels' a lot like old DAoC.
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Apr 3, 2007, 17:36
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Apr 3, 2007, 17:36
 
Chronicles of Spellborn is going open this month too. Everyone has to check that out.

Just tried. The captcha on that site sucks balls though. After failing it twice and not being able to read it a third time, I gave up (I know, I suck). And it seems that there's someone else named Frijoles that's registering all over the place. *gives you all a suspicious look*

I just read a site saying the single-player part of AoC will be without a fee (aside from buying the game). I wonder if that's still true. The FAQ on their site didn't mention that.

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Apr 3, 2007, 16:25
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I found LOTRO to be rather dull. Not a bad game, but certainly not good.

I love the look of AOC and am stoked to try it out. Whilst I enjoy PvP from time to time being forced into it isn't fun. That'll be the big killer for this game for most players.

Chronicles of Spellborn is going open this month too. Everyone has to check that out.


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Apr 3, 2007, 16:03
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Wait... are you people saying that LOTRO actually turned out GOOD?? I haven't tried it, but I assumed it was pure garbage. I would love to pick it up if I could see a few more good reviews.

I just hit 70 in my one and only WoW toon. I've been playing it casually for the past year, while taking a break from FPS games, waiting for Quake Wars or whatever. Now that I hit 70 and don't plan to grind rep or worry about endgame raids, I'm looking for something else to play.
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Apr 3, 2007, 15:24
 
Guild Wars has flavor?

LoTR is probably the best PvE/RP MMO available and in those departments, it eats WoW up for breakfast. I hated LoTR until their last big content update and now it is golden. Unfortunately, I'm a PvP guy so LoTR holds no interest for me.

Conan is taking quite a few risks. I hope to get in and get a glimpse as to whether or not some of these risks pan out. Personally, I'm pulling for it - I would love to have an M rated game to play.
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Apr 3, 2007, 13:31
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Apr 3, 2007, 13:31
 
"Lord of the Rings Online is the premier MMO out there"

What a joke. Lord of the Rings sucks! I'd rather play a poorly designed Conan game than have to play a hobbit or any of that. Bleh

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Apr 3, 2007, 13:26
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Apr 3, 2007, 13:26
 
"Lord of the Rings Online is the premier MMO out there"

L O L

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Re: Pile of Poo
Apr 3, 2007, 12:43
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Apr 3, 2007, 12:43
 
Lol, LOTR is like a training mmorpg. Its easy, boring, the UI sucks, and instances are way overused. Maybe fun for Tolkien fans for a little while, but there's not much meat on the bones.

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Apr 3, 2007, 12:31
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Lord of the Rings Online is the premier MMO out there. Kicks WoW's ass and Conan will be very niche with the M rating. Bah.

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Re: It's like WOW mom!!!1
Apr 3, 2007, 12:23
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Apr 3, 2007, 12:23
 
no it's nothing like guild wars ..guild wars was all instanced ..Age of conan is not

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Re: It's like WOW mom!!!1
Apr 3, 2007, 12:17
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Apr 3, 2007, 12:17
 
"The first 20 "levels" take place off-line in a SP storyline, supposedly"

So its basically Guild Wars, with less flavor

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Re: It's like WOW mom!!!1
Apr 3, 2007, 11:49
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Apr 3, 2007, 11:49
 
so u dont have to pay monthly fee before reaching lvl 20?

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Re: It's like WOW mom!!!1
Apr 3, 2007, 11:31
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Apr 3, 2007, 11:31
 
not really ...the first 20 levels are solo but you have the option of grouping with others for some of the quests ..you will always be connected to funcom servers ..the solo parts are just your personal instance for those specific quests

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Re: It's like WOW mom!!!1
Apr 3, 2007, 11:29
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Apr 3, 2007, 11:29
 
Hmm interesting design choice.

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Re: It's like WOW mom!!!1
Apr 3, 2007, 11:01
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Apr 3, 2007, 11:01
 
The first 20 "levels" take place off-line in a SP storyline, supposedly.

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Re: It's like WOW mom!!!1
Apr 3, 2007, 10:52
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Apr 3, 2007, 10:52
 
I have never realized this game is single player.

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Re: It's like WOW mom!!!1
Apr 3, 2007, 10:41
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Apr 3, 2007, 10:41
 
The single-player aspect of this game intrigues me.

The MMORPG part? Not so much.

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Re: It's like WOW mom!!!1
Apr 3, 2007, 10:35
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Apr 3, 2007, 10:35
 
mmm... new MMO. Just signed up. Too bad it doesn't come out until 30th of October.


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It's like WOW mom!!!1
Apr 3, 2007, 10:25
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It's like WOW mom!!!1 Apr 3, 2007, 10:25
Apr 3, 2007, 10:25
 
Another Life Vacuum.

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