I really liked Age of Conan, it's too bad the rest of the game was a jumbled mess and there was no content. I really enjoyed the 'low-fantasy' change of pace. The first 20 levels are great (if only the rest of the game had been so fleshed otu). Apparantly the game is a lot better now and I plan to try it again. The game is definitely fun. It was more than just 'auto-attack and push a button for more damage until it dies.' you had keys assigned to directions, and pressing that key made you swing your sword in that direction. You then activated a "combo" then attacked in the directional pattern presented to do a nifty combo animation. Fatalities were a cool addition too, and it's something Sirlin even mentioned in one of the podcasts (the design aspect, not the feature in age of conan specifically). The "I just owned you!" effect. PVP was satisfying for that but unbalanced. The combat system was really innovative for an MMO and while the rest of the game was lackluster, I hope more MMOs try to go beyond the auto-attack system.