Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures – should we keep subscribing?

Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures - Image 1Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures has been out for almost month and a half now. Now the question in my head is whether or not I should continue my subscription to the game. Well, if you’re thinking the same thing, then head on over to the full article by clicking on the “read more” link below!

Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures - Image 1Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures has been out for almost month and a half now. On the official forums the community has polarized into two distinct factions: those who won’t be continuing their subscriptions to the game and those who will gut it out. Now the question is, what is the right move to pursue at the moment?

Now, some of you guys may say that I won’t be able to establish the answer to that question in one article. You’re right. What I can do, however, is give you guys a few facts that might help you make a decision.

It won’t be an exaggeration for me to say that the game is buggy as hell. The game still has a number of memory leaks that need to be addressed, there are a number of class skills that don’t work, and there are quests that can’t be completed. To top it all off, Funcom‘s customer service isn’t really that good and the patches have been substandard at best.

Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures - Image 1 Yes, I will admit that there are times that it feels like I’m paying to play an extended beta test version of the game and that Funcom seems to have fallen into a number of pitfalls that other developers of successful MMORPGs experienced back when they were starting out.

However, despite of these problems, the game is still playable. I can honestly say that I’m having fun despite all of the issues that I previously mentioned.

The memory leaks are horrible, but I’ve never really experienced them as often as some have reported. Not having a number of my class skills working just sucks, and to be honest, I wonder when Funcom will get to that. The quests are slowly being fixed.

Funcom’s customer service will probably improve when they decide to get MORE PEOPLE to help manage the growing community and the patches, well, at least they fix a few of the problems in the game.

Now that I think about it, I guess I will continue to play Age of Conan. Why you may ask? Because the game fulfills the one basic thing I look for in any video game, it is fun for me. And as long as it remains so, I will keep handing Funcom my US$ 15 dollars.

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