Over at Chez Grouchy we have a week of AoC under our belts. In spite of a bad case of Alt-itis (and the fact that we got GTA4 this weekend and have been messing with that and yeah, I know I’m a latecomer) we’ve got a couple of characters out of Tortage and off exploring the rest of the world. Tarkheena and I are both explorer/stop-and-smell-the-roses kind of players so it’s not surprising that we haven’t hit the level cap just yet. I wanted to share some thoughts with you all on what we have seen and what our experience has been so far.
Funcom is reporting that there have been 400,000 units sold (and presumably activated) in the past week. That’s a pretty good week by almost any definition. Even with all of those players the launch went pretty smoothly. They even added 9 servers over the weekend to accommodate the additional players. These included 5 new PVE servers and 4 new PVP realms. With that in mind, you have to give Funcom’s launch high marks for being catastrophe-free. You’d have to say that overall their launch is one of the smoother ones we’ve seen.