Monday, January 12, 2009

Age Of Conan - Kotaku shuts down the game

Or you would believe that is what happened with this type of crappy posting.

We have discussed this before, in that the "headline" of our posts sometimes really scream for attention, and Kotaku really takes the cake on this one.
I jumped out of my seat when I read this morning...

"Age Of Conan Servers Closing, Game To Be Issued Last Rites"

What the HELL!

There is no doubt people have opinions about many things in their life, but for a site that "reports" news (it is NOT a blog), just like Massively, I believe headlines really need to stay on cue, and be realistic.

The above headline really states a major disaster, and how is this to be taken by those who may be just cruising the web?

Talk about some unimpressive reporting here.

Anyways, the real scoop can be found at GI.biz. This discusses the current merge plans.

The changes are keeping the game steady on Xfire, and in Eurpoe, sales have been brisk due to a sale at Play.com. It also has recently moved up in Amazons charts also.

Ah well, one less news site in my reader..

2 comments:

Bildo said...

Kotaku's always trying to put a funny in their headlines. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't.

This would be a case of the latter.

You know, I'd love a "free welcome back weekend" from Conan. It'd be nice to see how the game is these days without me spending money on it. :P

Openedge1 said...

The 13th is the "complete" merger, the servers will be down for 24 freakin hours to do all merges at once.
That should be interesting.
I bet then they can release patch 1.4 within the month (I think they will try to do this before Darkfalls vaporware launch), and THEN we will see the return mails head out.
Cheers