I let Age of Conan expire last week, and this retry marks the least amount of progress I’ve ever made in the game. Generally when I retry the game I create a new character and get about halfway through Tortage. This time around, I barely got into Tortage. I may go back if something huge changes with the game, but I’m not sure anything would make much of a difference. The graphics are good and the combat is fun, but I just don’t have any interest in the world or the story.
But after reading about the recent adventures of GeeCee, Adventure Historian and Rowan, I decided to give it another shot. Honestly, my last try was pretty half-hearted anyway, I was mostly just interested in seeing what the DX10 graphics looked like, and I was interested in a lot of other games. The new expansion and the concept of accruing bonus levels (to used to boost content gaps in the leveling process) added two more reasons to give it another try.
So, I’ve ordered a copy of Rise of the Godslayer (UPS should be delivering it tomorrow), downloaded and patched up the current client, and committed myself to a six month subscription. At the very least, I’m going to hit level 20 and get out of Tortage.
I’ve already logged onto my old server, Wiccana, to see what characters I still had. I was thinking that Funcom had started purging characters under level 20, but all of my old characters were still listed on my login page and my highest was level 11. I didn’t try jumping into any of them though. I decided I wanted a completely clean slate, so I deleted all the characters from my account, and then I created a new Cimmerian Ranger named Brynulf. I ran through the initial quests from the beach to the gates of Tortage, mostly just to reacquaint myself with the UI and mess around a bit. I’m not quite happy with my character’s looks or positive about playing a Ranger, so I plan to reincarnate Brynulf tonight.
See you in Tortage.