Trying out Age of Conan MMORPG

I downloaded and have played just a bit of Age of Conan, just to try it out. I don’t actually need a new game to play at the moment, but I had been told that Age of Conan (AoC) was a nifty free-to-play MMORPG. AoC is certainly prettier than Lord of the Rings Online (LOTRO), and is very similar, so took almost no effort to start playing.

I decided to play a Priest, a class that has one-hand weapon attacks and spells. The only spell I have at the moment is a Smite spell, but that is quite powerful, though easy to interrupt. As I gained in level, I earned points that could be put towards various abilities, like running, jumping, healing, and most importantly, concentration, so I could cast spells without being interrupted so often.

The game starts with a shipwreck and you being marooned on a beach. The player needs to fight to rescue a girl that cheers as we kill things, but is otherwise not helpful during the fights, and get to the city. It took an hour of so to fully explore the starting area, kill everything, and get to the city. I nearly died a couple of times, but managed to survive.

The game is a bit racier than LOTRO, with skimpy outfits (and yes, my dude looked nasty in a thong), lots of blood, and violent conversational options. For mature audiences, it seems like it could be lots of fun, though the story so far isn’t nearly as compelling as that of LOTRO.

If you’re looking for a fun, free-to-play game, check out Age of Conan. It seems like it will be quite engaging.

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