Official Age of Conan Wiccana - PvE

Okay yeah, what is up with the random NPC attacks in Pontain? Are they supposed to kind of just spawn on top of you? I had one spot where I kept being attacked and I couldn't see anything around me. Will we have random attacks on our keep?

No attack on our keeps. they took that part out.

I found that the best place to farm leather is the crocks in Khopshef province, along the river.

As far as mounts are concerned, I got the Rhino mount preorder specifically because it's supposed to be faster than the Mammoth. So even if the Mammoth is as fast as humans walking, the Rhino should be faster, unless they are all equally bugged.

when SpyNavy turned 40 he and i tested walking speed vs mammoth. walking was slightly faster. If i had to guess rhinos may be as quick as a pc walking. Or should be.

Hey guys, I should be getting into this sometime later today (May 31st) going to create a whatever the class is where i can turn into a demon and kick ass. getting a buddy code from a friend and he is going to let me install his copy on my PC and then I can just pay for the subscription. At least that's the hope anyway. Expect my application to the guild soon.....

You will have to purchase a copy of the game. Although I'm sure you can purchase a download version. You can still use your friends install but you will need a full copy game key eventually.

really? that's lame i mean you should be able to just purchase the guest pass key.....and now i find out the guest passes don't even work yet because of server loads being too high.....seems kind of lame to include them in the box if they don't work. oh well i guess if i have to pay for the game anyway i will have to wait a couple weeks until i get in

Well, they want you to buy their game too. The way you planned on doing things cheats them out of $50. I'm fairly certain you have to make the initial purchase before you can start a subscription with all (most?) major MMOs (although the price may be the same as the monthly fee for some of them).

Also, the shift key is your friend.

I don't need no shift key! I know they aren't getting the extra 50 bucks but most MMO's have a download option for free and then you just pay your monthly fee. I don't want to pay 60 dollars for the game so I guess I will wait till an option like that becomes available or wait until the buddy pass system opens up. But i mean they could still be making 15 dollars off me but now they are getting none....oh well Ninja Gaiden 2 is out next week followed by Metal Gear 4 I guess AOC will have to wait.

Just wanted to introduce myself. After having leveled my demonologist to 30 on the PvP server, and getting tired of the endless ganking and running back and forth it entailed, I've switched to the PvE server. My guardian Claudius is level 20 and just escaped Tortage. I'm looking forward to getting involved with the guild on this server and getting to know people.

Inioth - I don't think WoW does that. I think you're out the box cost no matter what.

Inioth wrote:

most MMO's have a download option for free and then you just pay your monthly fee.

The bigger MMO's don't. WoW, LotRO, Eve, CoH/CoV, and just about any other major MMO all require you to purchase a retail key before you can start up a subscription. You can certainly download the clients for free, and some games have the game cost the same as the standard monthly fee, but you still have to buy the game before you're allowed to subscribe.

The friend key doesn't expire I don't believe.

So you can wait 6 months or so when the game box price will be knocked down to $15-$20 to sign on. MMO box prices drop very rapidly.

Hi

My name is Kendrid and I am new to AOC...was not in beta.

I am looking for a guild with a city because I am really interested in building it up. I also hope to get into keep battles.

Kendrid is a Guardian

I have a lot of MMORPG experience and I do like to roleplay.

Umm...not really sure what more to say. =)

That's cool, whitdrakon. Welcome! Sent a /tell to someone listed in the original post in this thread and let them know your forum name. You should be all set!

Ya it looks like I'm going to have to pay the 50 bucks for the box copy. I know that the buddy passes don't expire I just think it's silly to include them in the boxed copy if they aren't going to work at launch which is when everyone is going to want to try the game. I know MMO launches are rocky blah blah it's not like this is Funcom's first MMO. Anyway look for me soon I will be picking up the game in the next couple of days. Hopefully my constant bitching and being a cheap asshole hasn't soured you guys on playing with me =)

Oh one other question I was told in PVE servers when doing siege battles you would be fighting against the AI not against real people is this true? or is my friend on crack? can you still flag yourself for PVP in a PVE server and fight? just wondering so I know which server to join. Thanks

I believe the seige battles will be PVP, even on PVE servers. There will (eventually) be NPCs that attack your guild city, but that's a seperate event from a seige battle, and neither of them have been enabled yet. You cannot run around the world and do PVP, but you can join an Annihilation/Capture the Flag PVP match through the player search window (you'll join a queue and get transported to a special map as soon as there are enough people to get a match going). So you can do PVP, but only in certain areas.

Ok I just joined the PVE server Wiccana. Stolyassa is my character name she is a Herald of Xolti I cant seem to open the guild window yet im only like lvl 4 I'm in the vent channel though when i play so ya see you guys online

I'll be gone for a week, but when I'm back I should be able to get into the 30's pretty quick. I'll see you all soon.

cheers,
Seph

Say "bye bye Hyborian Age"

After about 10 days of blue screens , 4fps frame rates and random lockups and crashes I call it quits. My main gaming PC, a year old hp9000 laptop with 2 gigs RAM and a 512 Geforce go 7600 is unable to play the game. I will have to wait a few months until I can put together a decent gaming rig and try it again.

The real shame is when I picked up Mass Effect for the PC and it flat out told me in the config section that I must update my video driver. Unfortunately all the drivers are now written for Vista which I refuse to upgrade to. Took me the whole weekend to figure that out.

AOC was pretty much the blood filled funfest you all said it was. After Middle Earth, Hyboria was my next favorite place for heroic fantasy. Oh well maybe later.

Inioth, you need to be lvl 5 to join a guild. An even then, I've not once been able to get Legion of the Broken Oar to show up in the guild list. I think that's due to our guild being set to not recruiting though. It's best to send a whisper to one of the officers listed in the OP, or jump on the Wiccana Vent channel and request an invite there.
Also, welcome to the game/guild.

Stengah wrote:

Inioth, you need to be lvl 5 to join a guild. An even then, I've not once been able to get Legion of the Broken Oar to show up in the guild list. I think that's due to our guild being set to not recruiting though. It's best to send a whisper to one of the officers listed in the OP, or jump on the Wiccana Vent channel and request an invite there.
Also, welcome to the game/guild.

It shows up just fine, but pressing the "Apply to Guild" button doesn't seem to be a useful option.

Fedaykin98 wrote:
Stengah wrote:

Inioth, you need to be lvl 5 to join a guild. An even then, I've not once been able to get Legion of the Broken Oar to show up in the guild list. I think that's due to our guild being set to not recruiting though. It's best to send a whisper to one of the officers listed in the OP, or jump on the Wiccana Vent channel and request an invite there.
Also, welcome to the game/guild.

It shows up just fine, but pressing the "Apply to Guild" button doesn't seem to be a useful option.

I know it shows up fine for other people, but, like I said, I've not once been able to get it to show up.

I am lvl 9 right now and the 3rd tab is still greyed out....this may be because I am doing the night missions right now. I am really enjoying this game so far i hope it continues to surprise me. The combat is awesome but is there anyway to hotkey spells to other buttons other than the number keys? I wouldn't mind binding some of the more popular ones to the extra mouse buttons....can't wait until some good UI mods come out for this game.

I have a level 12 assassin on that server by the name of Xeknos. I'll send some tells out next time I'm on.

Fedaykin98 wrote:

It shows up just fine, but pressing the "Apply to Guild" button doesn't seem to be a useful option.

When I pressed Apply to Guild, it didn't seem to do anything, so I clicked it 10 more times - I then got a tell from a friendly AoC Goodjer asking what my forum name was. So it must work somehow, it just doesn't seem to give the clicker any feedback that the request has been sent to the clickee.

So...ummm...sorry if I spammed you guys with join requests.

I am Oldann in game.

Right now, basic guild application and searches are just plain broken. The first post (helpfully displayed at the top of each page here) has some people you can whisper for invites. The command for that is '/w Dolzer Hey let me in!' for example

Inioth wrote:

I am lvl 9 right now and the 3rd tab is still greyed out....this may be because I am doing the night missions right now. I am really enjoying this game so far i hope it continues to surprise me. The combat is awesome but is there anyway to hotkey spells to other buttons other than the number keys? I wouldn't mind binding some of the more popular ones to the extra mouse buttons....can't wait until some good UI mods come out for this game.

The third tab meaning the one for founding a guild? Like we're discussing here, it seems like the best way to join the guild is to whisper someone. You can join at level 5.

Drex wrote:

Well I used to be with GWJ back in the day on Blackhand before we jumped over to BoV. I'm playing a Guardin name Drex. I'm on the same server as y'all and I'd love to hook up with ya. Mynari is a buddy via the original GWJ on Blackhand and now with BoV.
Is there some spanking required or the like to joing up with you guys?

Hey Drex, glad you picked up AoC.

I think the only requirement is a forum registration. Look me up tonight and I'll get you into the guild.

Well I used to be with GWJ back in the day on Blackhand before we jumped over to BoV. I'm playing a Guardin name Drex. I'm on the same server as y'all and I'd love to hook up with ya. Mynari is a buddy via the original GWJ on Blackhand and now with BoV.

Is there some spanking required or the like to joining up with you guys?