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Rumor: Age of Conan in bad shape

Michael Zenke

A poster to the boards at IGN has let loose with a lengthy list of problems in the current Beta build of Age of Conan. The beta, as he describes it, sounds like it's in pretty bad shape. Missing elements include:
  • PvP, including the much-vaunted border skirmishes.
  • The option to play as a female character.
  • Most of the zones; estimate for launch was at one point 35 and in the Beta they apparently have only 14 half-finished areas.
  • Most spells/abilities.
  • Any sort of working economy.
He also lambasts the current state of ranged combat, the AI mobs offer, performance, the choice of mounts, and a large number of invisible walls in the game, keeping players away from content. His assessment isn't completely negative: the spot-on melee combat we got to see at CES is apparently as good as it seems.

This is, of course, a rumor as of right now. This is either a beta tester breaking the NDA (and thus is already not to be trusted), or someone out-and-out lying. It's still enough to give you pause. Given the unexpected death of Gods and Heroes last year, the possibility that there are so many problems with the game so close to launch ... We'll attempt to get a comment from the folks at Funcom as soon as possible.

[Via Common Sense Gamer]

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