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Most of you are probably aware that Star Wars Galaxies announced its impending closure recently. As I booted up Age of Conan for my daily faction runs and tossed around some ideas for this week's column, I couldn't help but return to the fact that the MMO space is going to be that much dumber on...

July 24th 2011 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Sooooo, City of Heroes and LEGO Universe caught the free-to-play bug this week. Fallen Earth did so the week before. What does this have to do with Age of Conan? Quite a lot, if you think about it, and that's what I'm given to doing every week around this time as I sit down to hum a few bars rela...

June 26th 2011 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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"Know, O prince, that between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities, and the years of the rise of the sons of Aryas, there was an age undreamed of, when shining kingdoms lay spread across the world like blue mantles beneath the stars. Hither came Conan, the Cimmerian, b...

June 19th 2011 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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If you haven't been paying attention to Age of Conan lately, Funcom has just sent out a handy newsletter designed to catch you up on all that's new and exciting in the realm of Hyboria. The mailing covers the recent AoC Unrated free-to-play announcement as well as some of the new content that tak...

June 15th 2011 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Age of Conan's game director has penned a new developer diary at MMORPG.com. The subject is the new Blood and Glory server ruleset, and if you haven't been keeping up with Hyboria lately, suffice it to say that the initial announcement made a lot of waves last February due to its player looting...

June 10th 2011 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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It's server merge time in Hyboria. Age of Conan's launcher indicates that the U.S. servers are offline for up to 24 hours while the American PvP shards (Cimmeria and Tyranny) are consolidated. Tomorrow will see the European servers undergo a similar process, with Crom, Hyrkania, and Ishtar mergin...

May 31st 2011 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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You'll have to forgive us for using the Age of Conan Unrated announcement as fodder for yet another Daily Grind. Western free-to-play conversions are a big deal, both because they're changing the genre and because there are so many of them (with more potentially on the way). It's this last bit t...

May 30th 2011 at 8:00am 0 Comments