I’ve been so bleh about many of the games that have released in the past couple of years. I practically stomped on Pirates of the Burning Sea based on my BETA experience. Vanguard has remained a punching bag for all that is wrong with releasing a game too early. Given the stream of negative views, I started to wonder if I had become a bitter gaming hag – been playing too much for too long. I considered if it was time to take a break from MMOs completely in order to regain a better perspective. Now having read some of the reviews and podcasts coming out about Age of Conan, I’m rather surprised to find myself among those talking up the brighter side of AoC. I hadn’t really been reading or listening much lately. Time is short and the bit of time I’ve had free, I’ve spent either playing or reading the AoC forums and not the other blogs.