Neoseeker : News : Age of Conan now offering free, 7 day trial
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bruceleethree Apr 2, 09
another company that doesnt get what attracts people to play MMOs.

hence their failure.

+ stubbornness to keep the boat afloat.
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kspiess Apr 2, 09
It seems to me the odds of making a successful subscription-based MMORPG are about 1 in 50 .

The odds of making a successful, subscription based YAMFRIES ( Yet Another MMORPG Featuring Rangers, Imps, Elves or Sorcerers) game is about 1 in 100 it seems.

Probably no one would agree with me, but I'd say the entire genre of the MMORPG won't really even hit its first big stride for another 10-14 years, and in about 20 years, the vast majority of games will be MMORPGs.
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chautemoc Apr 2, 09
YAMFRIES is still classic.

I cant stand MMOs, generally..nothing against them generally speaking I just dont like them..I hope your predicition doesn't come true.
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Redemption Apr 2, 09
Why is it always a free trial so short that an average user has no chance of becoming engaged in the game? Why not something innovative, like "Sign up with 4 friends and adventure together free for 45days"? Or invite friends to play and earn 7 days of credit for yourself, and 30 days for your friend?
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Gussimotto Apr 2, 09
Thats what I've been waiting for. And they don't do long trials because it could make them get tired of game, a short trial leaves them wanting to experience more.
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d3bruts1d Apr 2, 09
Just got an email from FilePlanet saying they are offering a 14-day free trial to users which will also get you a exclusive in game item.

http://www.fileplanet.com/promotions/age-of-conan/trial/
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kspiess Apr 2, 09
Thanks for posting it.

Ya 7 days seems to short. 30 days I could see being too much -- people might get tired of the game before wanting to cough up cash. 14 days sounds just right.
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DaveTheShmave Apr 2, 09
I actually play the game right now. It has improved drastically since it launched. I'm actually happy they released these free trials although they should of waited because the next patch is supposed to change all the statistics and how important items are.
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VeGiTAX2 Apr 2, 09
The length of these trials can be absolutely mind numbing if you're going in solo, unless the person is speed leveling then you really don't get a taste for what the game has to offer.

One would think that if they're hard up for new players that they would extend that at least a week, 14 days is the length of the WoW trial at least. :/ even then thats still short changing things.
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ParanahJoe Apr 2, 09
Whatever it's free and I'll try it. If it's too short of a trial and I can't make a judgment based on those seven days then they just wont get my business.
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Shadow of Death Apr 2, 09
@Redemption, I do get your point, but like Gussimotto said, long trials mean people will likely get bored of the game sooner.

45 days is far too much. Two weeks is about the max I can see being fiscally responsible. 2 weeks is enough for someone to get really into the game, but not enough to have experienced all it has to offer.

This game actually DID seem interesting, but I tend to avoid MMOs that ask for $$$ (and generally avoid MMOs in general, Shaiya being an exception).

I meet and exceed the recommended specs....Maybe when my new 1TB HDD coems in, I'll give it a go...
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