Leaderboard: Are you giving Dark Age of Camelot’s free-to-play version a try?

    
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Classic MMORPG Dark Age of Camelot released its Endless Conquest mode this week, a free-to-play option for one of the few pure subscription games left to our genre. Broadsword’s free-to-play modes have traditionally been rather rough; Ultima Online’s is hard to enjoy in free mode thanks to brutal housing and banking limits. But DAOC’s options are slightly more lenient for a game built around PvP and should offer people a really solid look at the game before they decide rather to sub.

Are you giving Dark Age of Camelot’s free-to-play version a try?

Leaderboard: Are you giving Dark Age of Camelot's free-to-play version a try?

  • I was already subbing to DAOC and will keep subbing now. (5%, 13 Votes)
  • I was already subbing to DAOC but will switch to F2P now. (0%, 0 Votes)
  • I played DAOC back in the day and will try out F2P now. (31%, 81 Votes)
  • I never played DAOC but will try out F2P now. (13%, 35 Votes)
  • I played DAOC back in the day, but I had my fill and won't go back now. (18%, 47 Votes)
  • I never played DAOC and won't be playing now, free or not. (17%, 46 Votes)
  • Something else. (6%, 17 Votes)
  • View tally / lurikeen butts (10%, 26 Votes)

Total Voters: 265

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Jack Pipsam

I gave it a download and quick whirl, I just need to rejig the UI before I give it a proper shot.

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Malcolm Swoboda

Part of me wants to see what all the fuss was about in the PC Gamer talk about the game in early 2000s issues I read as a kid.

A bigger part of me knows that it’ll almost certainly not be my cup of tea and be too dated anyway. My cutoff for early MMOs is basically WoW Classic (as in mid-2000s). Even FFXI probably isn’t happening unless that… yes… mobile version happens, but well, Nexon.

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ogged451

“Something else” : My last sub ran out in July and I came to the conclusion that it wasn’t the game I used to love from 2002-2008 anymore.

The guild is gone (ok, already since the Ywain merge), no sign of any old friends, no more Labyrinth expansion, no incentive to think about optimizing your item template (King’s armour and jewelry covers it all), class changes I didn’t like, the list goes on.

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hardy83

I tried getting into eq1 when a while go… Some mechanics, interfaces Nd controls should stay memory. I’m sure this will be the same.

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Giggilybits

I agree but what I like about the older games is there an actual learning curve and you have to do some research. Levelled a monk to about level 52 and it was like hitting a brickwall in terms of gaining levels. Also EQ has stats you can play with instead of what WoW currently is.

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Zulika Mi-Nam

I was going to, but account set-up was unnecessarily complicated thanks to EA.

I assume everything else was just as well thought out.

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Dug From The Earth

I gave Daoc another go not too long ago when they had a free weekend or something.

Was horrified with how bad the controls were. Sure, I used to play like that back in the day, but now, UI improvements and control improvements are a standard, and even older games that are still active should make the effort to keep up to date, even if the game graphics are running on an old engine.

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Castagere Shaikura

Just logging in when you see that interface was enough for me. And I played it back in the day too. I loved it but I can’t bring myself to play that again after all this time.

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Dwarf-Orc

I thought about it, but then I thought about how getting into such an old game is a lot of effort, and I’m lazy, so I’m gonna pass.

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PanagiotisLial1

I may try it, I had checked it out only for an hour or so long ago so cant say i really played before

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Raimo Kangasniemi

Never played before, have been playing an hour a night now. Moderately positive experience so far.

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Castagere Shaikura

EA’s fingerprint is all over the f2p model with its restrictions. Reminds me of another swtor so no I won’t play this. When you sign up it asks you to make an EA account if you don’t have one. People forget that EA owns Mythic.

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Raimo Kangasniemi

Mythic has been closed down for years and the use of the old EA account system is more an example of Broadsword’s modest resources than anything else.