Whew.Â That’s one nasty download that never gets easier. Â 14 gigs … *shudder*
This won’t be hard to believe, but Graev and I were still unsure if we wanted to even get Age of Conan until last night.Â After much deliberation and a little filibustering on Graev’s part we entered our early access codes and created our accounts.Â We must have just made the cutoff because not more than a few hours later Funcom announced that the early access program had “sold out” and they were no longer allowing anyone, regardless of whether or not they pre-ordered a year ago, into the program.
According to Funcom they had to cut off the access and deny pre-order customers in order to guarantee that everyone can download and play on time.Â It’s a nasty situation for sure.Â People are rightfully up in arms that they pre-ordered for no reason and “selling out” of “virtual accounts” is a load of bullshiznit.Â Â Those of you screwed by this fiasco have my sympathy.
Anyway, Graev and I are all installed and patched up ready to go for the 17th.Â There was a ~50mb patch and a ~450mb patch to download once everything was installed.Â So we’re all set and just waiting.Â Oh, and this should go over well with a few of you.Â Graev and I have decided to upgrade our comps out of the 1year 5month “stone age” to a more acceptable level of performance for “serious gaming”… *rolls eyes*
How long we’ll be playing AoC is up in the air.Â We’re at least going to play for the 13 days we payed $5 for and then into the free month.Â That gives us plenty of time to decide whether or not we want to start giving Funcom a monthly fee.Â Â Should be an interesting couple of weeks and of course you can find our impressions here on the blog and in our podcasts.