Leaderboard: What’s your favorite Funcom MMO?

    
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Earlier this week, news of Funcom’s dwindling financial fortunes kind of depressed me. And judging by our comments, it depressed a number of you, too. I’ve greatly enjoyed the firm’s MMOs over the years, from my days covering Age of Conan on Massively-that-was to more recent dabblings in The Secret World and all the way back to the early 2000s when I was cutting my genre teeth on Anarchy Online.

What about you, MOP readers and Funcom fans? What’s your favorite Funcom MMO? Vote after the cut!

Leaderboard: What's your favorite Funcom MMO?

  • Age of Conan (32%, 292 Votes)
  • Anarchy Online (13%, 116 Votes)
  • The Secret World (55%, 499 Votes)

Total Voters: 907

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DrowNoble
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DrowNoble

milosanx Most of the issues AoC had were fixed in the first several weeks.  Sadly, the initial bad press kept some people away.  Even when the game had the bad memory leak for several weeks after launch I stuck with it.  Funcom fixed those and later fixed the issue of spawn camping that was cropping up on PvP servers.
Some people, however, are just in the “failcom” mentality and will not give AoC a chance.  It’s a good game, much improved since launch and has some mechanics that make it refreshingly different from the WoW’s of the world.

milosanx
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milosanx

For many years of a love hate relationship with WoW, When I heard AoC coming along I was so hyped for something different. Sadly, It had issues. I still love the idea of AoC, great soundtrack, the combat and the more realistic feel.

TSW is a great game too, love the stories, I’d like to go back but Tokyo with lack of gear and dedicated to to gear up put me off. I’ll visist again soon.

Cyroselle
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Cyroselle

bairloch Or people that like spooky atmosphere. 
‘young’ is subjective though. I voted for TSW and I’m a year shy of hitting my 40’s.
What age counts as young?
What age counts as being old?

Cyroselle
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Cyroselle

Well, that tavern brawl AoC players never got to see highlights a few things about MMO marketing. :)

For me it’s TSW. I never got AoC to run on any of my systems, regardless of power, and I arrived kind of late to the party for AO.

bairloch
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bairloch

clearly a bunch of young gamers voting in this poll.

ZenDadaist
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ZenDadaist

AoC didn’t do it for me, but part of that is not liking the AoC universe which isn’t really FC’s doing :p

AO and TSW are what I would consider to be my 2 main MMOs at this point in time. There’s something about AO that I can’t explain but it’s Home for me. No matter how long I’m gone for and how settled I can get into other games, eventually I end up retuning Home – even if it’s just for a few months settlign back in and refreshing my ties – before going to visit another game for a while.

FeveredDreamer
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FeveredDreamer

TSW is one of the best MMOs I’ve ever played.  It is not the game I initially thought it would be and I honestly regret not immediately snatching up a lifetime sub when it launched, it still has more than its fair share of problems but TSW is great.  Age of Conan on the other hand is the MMO I wanted to succeed more than any other game I’ve ever played.  I love the works of RE Howard, I love the world of Hyborea and yet AoC just never really worked for me :(

mysecretid
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mysecretid

JakeDunnegan Zo5o
Aye, I don’t think “the drop” kills the game, by any means, either. Like you, I played Age of Conan intensely for a loooong time

It’s more the Tortage section and what comes after are two different games (in a sense), and I’ve known some folks to pass on Age Of Conan once they got past Tortage, because they felt like it was no longer the game which caught their attention.
Cheers!

befuzin
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befuzin

Tsw: although AoC was the first MMO I ever played and completely ruined most other mmo’s for me ever since. Quite difficult to go from AoC engaging combat to traditional systems.

poordevil
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poordevil

Past edit time… But i wanted to say something about the vanity tab that was added a while back. This vanity tab was the best PVE addition to the game Funcom ever did. There are so many different armor sets available in the game, cloth, leather, plate armor, that having the option to mix and match armor that allows your character to look how you want in game was a huge boon to the fun factor. Before the vanity tab you had to wear the armor that provided the best attributes. If it happened to be ugly that was tough, you pretty much had to wear it. The vanity tab changed all that, so as you leveled through the main game you could look the way you wanted. The in game store had armor sets you could buy pretty cheap, or you could find stuff in game from merchants and item drops. The point is the vanity tab opened up a whole other gameplay element that was actually fun to make use of.

I think it was introduced about the same time as the DX10 graphic upgrade, which was pretty sweet too. Going from DX9 to DX10 was a noticable improvement, and it happened around the time graphics cards were powerful enough to pull it off without tanking the frame rates. Now a days any decent gaming rig can max the game out, but for years most household gaming PCs couldn’t do it.