Posts Tagged ‘Age-of-conan’

Conan Roars Secrets Of Dragon’s Spine, Pushes Wheel

Cats and babies share a thought pattern. Whatever situation they’re currently in, they assume will be the basis for their existence forever. Whether hungry, or shut in a cupboard, they will wail because they believe this is what life is now, and everything they can’t currently see or experience is gone for all eternity. (Everyone puts babies in a cupboard sometimes.) This also describes me, in almost all my thinking, including with MMOs. If I’m not playing them, or constantly having their every cough and burp BELLOWED at me by the entire gaming press, then they might as well have been taken offline. In other news, there’s a Conan update.

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Age Of Conan Taking Pages From Secret World’s Book

Come one, come all! Ladies and gentlemen, step right up to see Francis, the horse who grimaces like a man!

Hand-me-downs are for the weak. Real¬†fictional computerized barbarians use hand-me-ups, because they don’t abide by tradition. They destroy it. Actually, no, they don’t do that at all. Instead, if Age of Conan‘s any indication, they observe it closely and make a series of measured decisions based on heaps of empirical data – in this case, data collected by The Secret World and its recent successes. And then I guess that somehow leads to enemies being driven somewhere – in some variety of environmentally friendly automobile, presumably – to provide community service for lamenting women? Sounds about right anyway, but I should probably brush up on my barbarism.

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Age Of Conan: Unchained Arrives Tomorrow


Age of Conan’s free-to-play reshuffling, Age of Conan: Unchained, arrives tomorrow. How do we know? Well, it’d be pretty hard to do this job if we didn’t know stuff like that. Also, a launch trailer just came out.

John’s comprehensive detailing of the “freemium” business model and what changes to expect can be found in the above link (including new content that’ll relate to the upcoming Conan movie), and you’ll find the launch trailer after the jump. Beware! It’s guarded by nine Cimmerian swordmaidens, each more beautiful and deadly than the last.
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Age Of Conan Going F2P, And Unrated

Warn them! The free people are coming!

It’s all change in the Age Of Conan. First he was promoted to replace Leno, then Leno screwed him over and they tried to bump him back to midnight, but no, he cried, and now his show on TBS is going grea… Oh wait, I made a comedy mistake that about no one outside America will get! Of course I mean Funcom’s MMO, Age Of Conan: Hyborian Adventures. Huge changes are afoot, including turning free-to-play, along with a name change.

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What Is Best In Life? Free Stuff

Funcom have announced that Age Of Conan’s trial will, up to January 1st, allow anyone who signs in to play up to level 20 for free. That’s the whole of Tortage Island, arguably one of the best bits of the game. Thanks to the dangers of gold-farming scum exploiting this system you won’t be able to trade with other players or use public chat channels during that time, but there are some in-game bonuses if you do decide to sign up for full access.

Not-so-Funcom – Delays, Lay-offs

Aieee! Seems Age of Conan devs Funcom aren’t in the rudest of health – they’ve just announced 20% of their workforce is being let go, and their hopefully-incredible MMO The Secret World has been delayed by “some months.” Conan’s upcoming expansion isn’t affected, apparently. Best of luck to those who’ve lost their jobs, and, selfishly, let’s hope The Secret World doesn’t have to compromise itself as a result.

Axetheism: Age of Conan: Rise of the Godslayer

I wrote a comic called GODHUNTER which you can order now. Out in October. I keep on calling it GODSLAYER when talking about it, which says much.

To all good things, a sequel. To pretty much all things, an expansion pack. News breaks that Funcom are releasing an expansion for Age of Conan. GODSLAYER! Which is the sort of thing which demands capital letters. The add-on pack promises “more brutal, sexy and savage adventure” which is something that RPS is all very fond of, except Walker who prefers kindly, affectionate and sensitive staying-in. The game site is here and you’ll find a screenshot gallery over at Blues. The press release follows…

Update: Added in trailer.
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Age Of Resubscription?

Funcom send word that they are promoting the encroaching one year anniversary of Age Of Conan with a chance for lapsed subscribers to see how the game has changed in the past months. And it’s expanded fairly extensively, with a region full of giants, a “cityscape”, and loads of tech fiddling, including the DX10 stuff. The re-evaluation offer apparently contains no subs obligation, and will be entirely free for Age Of Conan owners for the next two weeks. Here’s the link.

Conan Update: “Epic And Memorable”

The other big MMOs aren’t taking Lich King fever lying down. Age Of Conan game director Craig Morrison has said that the latest free update for the MMO, which has just gone live, contains “one of the most epic and memorable monster encounters ever created for the game.” The new expansion, Ymir’s Pass, contains a new tract of land to explore, new quests, monsters and a storyline.

The dungeon Morrison is talking about is one of three high level dungeons due to be unveiled for folks who have stuck with the MMO and got past level 50. CVG have all the details and some spectacular screenshots. Trailer after the jump.
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Age Of Conan: Hyborian Hyperbole

The Blue Man Group go to desperate lengths to stave off their increasingly irrelevancy

Remember Age of Conan? That MMO everyone was dead excited about until it turned out to be just a less compelling and slightly broken version of mmmpmmmpphgggrraaamppphmmmle [gagged by his fellows to protect him from death at the hands of Angry Internet Men]?
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