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    Age of Conan Launches with 700K Copies Shipped

    If you were wondering if AoC(http://www.ageofconan.com/) was going to be a hit, wonder no more. Funcom has announce that it has shipped 700,000 units world wide for its May 20th launch date, which includes 110,000 units of the special edition box. To put that in perspective, World of Warcraft, which didn’t do a global launch, launched with 250,000 units in North America then a few months later in Europe with 280,000. Even if you add that up, that still puts AoC 170,000 units over WOW. This makes Age of Conan the highest pre-order number for any global launch of an original PC game, ever.

    Although Funcom has stated their servers are up to the challenge to handle all these players, there will no doubt be some hickups on launch day considering the huge numbers. Since I’m waiting on some reviews, hopefully by the time I get it everything will be running smoothly.

    For those of you that pre-order the game and are already playing, please let us know what you think of it so far.
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    If this is correct, not only is this number much larger (2-3 times) than I expected it to be, it's high than LotRO's launch by a good margin. It's even higher than WoW's launch numbers, but that's a dubious comparison, since WoW did not launch worldwide.

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    Re: Age of Conan Launches with 700K Copies Shipped

    Very dubious comparison because (due to the influence of WoW) there are now MANY more MMORPG players than when WoW was launched. Will be interesting to see how this goes.

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    Re: Age of Conan Launches with 700K Copies Shipped

    i also heard that if you have anthing less then a 8800 series cards you cna forget about playing this game at even low/medium!

    everywhere i read i hear that this game is more demanding then crysis!

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    Re: Age of Conan Launches with 700K Copies Shipped

    Funcom has announce that it has shipped 700,000 units world wide for its May 20th launch date, which includes 110,000 units of the special edition box. To .
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    This makes Age of Conan the highest pre-order number for any global launch of an original PC game, ever.
    Hang on.. which is it? Shipped, or number of pre-orders? They aren't the same thing. Shipped is just the number they've sent to retailers. By comparison, The Witcher, which was considered to be a small niche market game, shipped over a million units. It sold just over 600,000 in the first while.

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    Re: Age of Conan Launches with 700K Copies Shipped

    i also heard that if you have anthing less then a 8800 series cards you cna forget about playing this game at even low/medium
    not true...Its actually pretty well coded and runs perfectly fine on midrange systems


    o o also, ive played 4/5 hours of it, OK so far but it needs time!
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    Re: Age of Conan Launches with 700K Copies Shipped

    Quote Originally Posted by pands@scan View Post
    not true...Its actually pretty well coded and runs perfectly fine on midrange systems


    o o also, ive played 4/5 hours of it, OK so far but it needs time!
    there are some people with x1900 cards and 7950 that are struggling to even play it on low

    VN Boards - Age of Conan CPU vs GPU test

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    Re: Age of Conan Launches with 700K Copies Shipped

    dunno what the hell they are doing then, i play high on a 7900 and a few mates are running on less than that on medium
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    Re: Age of Conan Launches with 700K Copies Shipped

    well im gunna hope someone can send me a buddy keys o i can try it myself. pands@scan what res are you using and whats your cpu?

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    Re: Age of Conan Launches with 700K Copies Shipped

    I was going to give Josh my buddy key, but I cant find it on my account.

    I have added my retail key, and my buddy key should be on my account somewhere but I cant see it

    Yesterday my PC switched off while playinig (Overclocked the CPU a bit too much oops), and since then AoC has been crashing everytime I try to launch it, so i having to reinstall it now which takes forever

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    Re: Age of Conan Launches with 700K Copies Shipped

    how much a month?
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    Re: Age of Conan Launches with 700K Copies Shipped

    i'm playing, so far its a fun game and non of this care bear pvp... i don't like night time though (some bastardized single player in an mmo?)

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    Re: Age of Conan Launches with 700K Copies Shipped

    Buddy keys are disabled at the mo (as far as I know)

    My copy should arrive on Weds, all being well. Will see what it's like and take it from there.

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    Re: Age of Conan Launches with 700K Copies Shipped

    Played it for a few hours so far, enjoying some of the humour Am undecided on Hyrkani or Ahriman as far as server go. Also is a bit of a change from the others i've played.

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    Re: Age of Conan Launches with 700K Copies Shipped

    Quote Originally Posted by Russ View Post
    how much a month?
    £8.99 + VAT so just over a tenner.

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    Re: Age of Conan Launches with 700K Copies Shipped

    I just cant bring myself to pay £35 for a game then have to pay £10 each month just to play it. Regardless of how good it is, no game is worth a subscription.
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    Re: Age of Conan Launches with 700K Copies Shipped

    Quote Originally Posted by spazman View Post
    I just cant bring myself to pay £35 for a game then have to pay £10 each month just to play it. Regardless of how good it is, no game is worth a subscription.
    The games £24.99.

    As for no game is worth a sub, I think you will find there are millions that will disagree with that.

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