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NarcissistZero 04-10-09 02:31 PM

Why is the Conan Trial 8 Freaking Gigabytes?
 
This will be the first MMO I try since Ultima Online. Yes, I am serious.

I have been downloading the trial since 3 hours ago or so... it's at 6GB out of almost 9GB... downloading anywhere between 200kbps and 800kbps, depending on its mood.

Anything I should know before going in? I have literally NO MMO experience, pretty much, unless they all still play like Ultima.

And 8GB is just the trial area? It says I can choose to download more? JESUS.

kazna 04-10-09 03:23 PM

Re: Why is the Conan Trial 8 Freaking Gigabytes?
 
Its nothing like Ultima, and hopefully its nothing like the Beta. Like most modern MMOs it copies WoW and makes a handful of changes. The combat is a little more engaging as it requires timed counter attacks.

I only had it installed about a day because it was so buggy and ran quite terrible on my 8800GT. Nothing about it really peaked my interest as the combat was more annoying than anything to me (maybe I was just used to the button spamming of WoW).

It may be so large because its the full game. I know most MMOs include the full client in the trials so that people can just buy the key and a subscription without having to go out and buy the boxed version.

Badboy_12345 04-10-09 07:01 PM

Re: Why is the Conan Trial 8 Freaking Gigabytes?
 
Dont judge the game by the noob area you start in ;)
It is the best part of the whole game
Goes steeeeep downhill from there

Mr. Hunt 04-10-09 10:31 PM

Re: Why is the Conan Trial 8 Freaking Gigabytes?
 
They make it 8 gigs so when you waste your time downloading an entire 8 gigs, they pray you actually spend your time with it so you buy it and subscribe... but like Badboy said... noob island is good... after that (so from about 20-80 or whatever) it is just terrible. I played it for about 2 months from launch and things may have changed... but I ain't willing to go back after I got ripped off :(.

Cutting peoples heads off in PVP was awesome, though.

yehuda 04-11-09 02:19 AM

Re: Why is the Conan Trial 8 Freaking Gigabytes?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Badboy_12345 (Post 1980568)
Dont judge the game by the noob area you start in ;)
It is the best part of the whole game
Goes steeeeep downhill from there

IMO it's the most boring zone in the game.
Really nothing special compared to the rest, especially the newer areas.
The fun starts at ~35 when you start going to black castle and sanctum.

The full game is about 30GB btw.

MUYA 04-11-09 02:44 AM

Re: Why is the Conan Trial 8 Freaking Gigabytes?
 
I dunno why ppl are so neagtive about AoC. I have been there since the launch and apart from only a few class balance issues...I love this game.

If you ever log on to wiccana server...give me a holler

Reliquary 04-11-09 07:31 AM

Re: Why is the Conan Trial 8 Freaking Gigabytes?
 
Yup, I like it too, enough to put up with an annoying bug that regularly starts the DX10 client in windowed mode. Both of last year's big MMOs, Conan and Warhammer, have a lot to offer, in fact.

By the way, I can't speak for the fully patched trial client, but my AoC folder as a subscriber is 27.8 gigabytes. I guess when something strives to be a next gen MMO it needs a next gen hard drive!

skank 04-11-09 07:49 AM

Re: Why is the Conan Trial 8 Freaking Gigabytes?
 
I have to agree, this game is awesome now. I bought it at launch, got to lvl 48 with my Barbarian, then quit. Lack of content and bugs made me do so.

Went back about a month ago...

Now the game is showing the promise I expected. Runs great in DX10 (looks amazing, especially when you consider it is a MMORPG) loads of quests and stuff to do, I am actually excited about getting home and logging into AoC.

It still needs work, it's not perfect, but it is FUN now and there is very little grinding.

Yes the game is now more fun after level 20. :afro:

NarcissistZero 04-11-09 08:58 AM

Re: Why is the Conan Trial 8 Freaking Gigabytes?
 
It looks spiffy... I can say that. I like the battle mechanics. Need to give it more time.

zampe 04-12-09 06:22 AM

Re: Why is the Conan Trial 8 Freaking Gigabytes?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MUYA (Post 1980728)
I dunno why ppl are so neagtive about AoC. I have been there since the launch and apart from only a few class balance issues...I love this game.

If you ever log on to wiccana server...give me a holler

Personally, I really enjoy AOC after 1month of playing (conquerer lvl42)

imho todays the best MMO on market!

Great job Funcom, keep hard work'n and people will start coming back in droves.


for all "double minded" new players, great re-review:

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/co...article?page=1

nekrosoft13 04-16-09 08:15 PM

Re: Why is the Conan Trial 8 Freaking Gigabytes?
 
8gb? i'm trying to grab the trail from fileplanet (14 days) and it says 13gb

nekrosoft13 04-17-09 12:07 AM

Re: Why is the Conan Trial 8 Freaking Gigabytes?
 
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