Joined on 09/13/08
Decent game... Is it worth the hassle?
Pros: The game itself is amazing. I find it really easy to immerse my self in the world even knowing little of the lore. Graphics are great and the game play is amazing. I really enjoyed how the combat felt more skill based in PVP. Over all the game is great.
Cons: It's weird that after Lvl 20 the npc's stop talking to you and then start talking again ten levels later... When I played it the population was very tiny it didn't feel like I was playing an MMORPG at all but more like a single player game that I randomly ran into other people in.
Overall Review: I've actually been playing AoC for a while on and off. I'm in the military and I have recently been stationed in Okinawa, Japan. Anyone who's been in the same situation can tell you that the internet here is unsatisfactory to say the least(at least on base). So when I built my new PC and wanted to pick this back up again I tried to DL the game client and it took about four days of continuous downloading. I was prepared for that but when I tried to install the game it said all the files were corrupted and I had to re down load it all. So I bit the bullet and ordered a new copy from Newegg. It was cheap and got here fast. When I installed from disk I got the same message and it said to run the repair tool which then preceded to re-download the entire game... I dunno if it has something to do with the nets out here and the patches but I thought I'd put that out there for those of you who are in Oki and thinking about getting this game.
Pros: This is a great monitor. I know that may not be much help, but I've had absolutely no trouble out of them. High def content whether it be on my Xbox, PS3, or comp looks amazing. Just... wow and the price was great too.
Cons: Eh... not really a big deal since I don't use them anyways, but the built in speakers aren't that great. Not a huge deal as I'm sure most people use either headphones or something other than what came with the monitor.
Overall Review: I was surprised when I found these as cheap as they are. I went ahead and got two, and of course newegg rocks at getting your things to you in a reasonable manner. I ordered two of these a headset and some games and they all got to me in about a week. Doesn't sound too impressive until you know that I live in Japan at an fpo, ap address and getting mail out here can be akin to pulling teeth.