Try, Try, Try Again.

I’ve decided to give Age of Conan another shot. Again. The last time I tried resubscribing it was mostly just to see how the game looked on the new PC. That retry didn’t go very well:

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 GeeCeeAdventure 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.


  1. You can do it! You’ve got a ton of friends helping you along know, too!

  2. xXJayeDuBXxNo Gravatar says:

    So, any chance you are going to play on Set, or are you pretty much staying on Wiccana?

    • BrianNo Gravatar says:

      Probably Wiccana, since I know several people already playing there. You’re on Set, I guess?

      I really hate sharding for MMOs anymore, I much prefer the way CCP and Cryptic have setup their games.

  3. Your under-20 characters survived the great lowbie purge of 2010? Mine didn’t 🙁

    See you in Tortage! I still haven’t figured out what class to make my new character yet.

    • BrianNo Gravatar says:

      They did, although they did not survive Sunday’s massacre. 😉

      I’m still trying to decide, but I kind of like the idea of playing a Cimmerian Ranger and picking up a Wolf was either a pet or combat pet.

      • I’ve narrowed it down to 3 melee classes. I’m leaning towards Guardian.

        And it’s probably a good thing your game won’t come until tomorrow. As is the case with a lot of launches, doesn’t look like there will be much time to play today anyway.

        • BrianNo Gravatar says:

          That’s pretty much as I expected. Doesn’t make too much difference to me since I can’t access the new content until I’ve escaped Tortage anyway.

  4. xXJayeDuBXxNo Gravatar says:

    Well, maybe I will pop on Wiccana then, it’s always nice to play with others you know.

  5. Thac0No Gravatar says:

    You can do it! We’re going to help you out!

  6. GaloNo Gravatar says:

    Seems like you will have plenty of friends and company there playing AoC.

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