Age of Conan update re-adds Traders, fixes another leveling exploit

So far there have been two major updates to Funcom's still-new Age of Conan. The third has re-added a much-missed feature: the Trader. Traders are a combination bank, auction house, and mailbox. If you haven't yet had the chance to use them, all you have to do is drop your wares into the bank and set the item as 'for sale'. There's no option to do a traditional auction; other players can purchase your items at the price you list, or not.

Additional tweaks to the game correct a leveling exploit formerly available via the apprenticing system, correct a few class ability issues, and smooth out a number of UI issues. Interestingly, Bear Shamans have had a number of abilities moved to an earlier level, correcting a bug where class representatives weren't getting certain spells at all. For the full notes, read on below the cut.
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Age of Conan 05/27/08 Patch Notes

General

  • Traders and Banks are now available again
  • Grouped players that are apprenticed will now get their kill XP capped to the correct level.
  • Characters should now always get zoned back from a PvP game
  • Characters should now be able to move away from their spot, without the server thinking that they are hacking
  • Using a lower rank ability should not lock up your character anymore
  • Fixed some server and client crashes
  • Invite to groups is no longer case sensitive
Quests
  • Players should no longer lose destiny quests if their quest log is full
  • Corrected some typos in various quest texts
  • Updated directions in the quest "A Dangerous Challenge"
  • The flame on the Torch of Eiglophian will now die after a while in Fields of the Dead.
Playfields
  • Fix a lot of graphics lag issues caused by particles in Tarantia Noble, Field of the Dead and Eiglophian Mountains which should result in much lesser lag in those playfields
Necromancer
  • Necromancer - you no longer lose the Cannibalism spell when investing the second feat
Guardian
  • Guardian - Fixed a problem where the third rank in Counterstrike Stance was not giving you the damage shield while in defensive stance.
Bear Shaman
  • Bear Shaman should now correctly recieve Blood Flow (Rank 3), Claws of Stone (Rank 2), and Spirit of the Bear (Rank 2) at level 40. (Note: If you are past level level 40, you will gain these spells at level 45, 50, or 55 instead.)
Dark Templar
  • Feat - the Dread Shadow pet will successfully spawn again.
NPCs
  • Ragall the food and drink merchant has received a fresh stock of merchandise.
  • Ranger archetype NPCs will no longer cause issues with the player's HP becoming desynced.
Crafting
  • Bow/Crossbow now require wood
  • More than 50 alchemy items have been added to vendors
City Building
  • Requirement checks and consumption of resources when building PVE city buildings should be fixed.
GUI
  • Added Character Right Click Menu to the Chat
  • Changed the chat colors to be more like what players are used from other games.
  • The guild chat text is now green
  • Removed the DirectX 10 option from the option panel.
  • Removed the 'Remove from Spellbook' functionality
  • OOC chat channel should no longer be inactive after teleports.

This article was originally published on Massively.