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Well, the people have spoken, and it seems like I've got some new marching orders when it comes to Age of Conan. If you've been following the column for the last little while, you'll know that I'm running a miniseries that borrows heavily from Massively's Choose My Adventure pieces. Every so oft...

March 20th 2011 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Hardcore killas rejoice! Funcom has heard your cries of injustice and is in the process of putting together a new server ruleset for the old-school PKers in the audience. Age of Conan game director Craig "Silirrion" Morrison unveiled the news in his most recent monthly dev update, and while a few...

February 24th 2011 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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So you've just created another Age of Conan alt and you're dreading a second (or third, or fourth) Tortage run-through. Maybe you've come back to the game after a long absence -- or you're completely new -- and your friends are waiting for you to get off the island in a hurry and join them in Hyb...

February 20th 2011 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Sigh. I guess I shouldn't be surprised at the spectacularly epic fail that Funcom pushed to the live servers last week. If you subscribe to any sort of yin/yang theory, whether it be balance in the Force or simply the law of averages, you had to expect some sort of mini-debacle, given the amount...

December 12th 2010 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Fantasy MMO Age of Conan launched to one of the most successful MMO sales sprees in recent memory. People were hungry for a new MMO to deliver something different and Age of Conan seemed to offer just that. After record pre-orders, huge launch sales and a month or two of what seemed like solid perf...

August 3rd 2009 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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When I decided to come back and check out Final Fantasy XI, I'm fairly certain that I was in the small minority of people returning in that moment. With Funcom offering previous subscribers a chance to take a second look at Age of Conan, I somehow doubt I'll be in a minority this time around.So her...

July 13th 2009 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Free running and urban exploration in virtual worlds have both taken off significantly in recent years. Players can be seen clambering around buildings and jumping between the rooftops in games from World of Warcraft to Everquest 2 and Funcom's Age of Conan is no different. Like a lot of players,...

September 30th 2008 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Age of Conan, like any MMO, has its fans and its haters. Even its fans still find plenty to criticize, and even the haters tend to admit that it does some things really well. When fans and critics collide, one of the questions that's almost always thrown at the fans is 'Okay, you love it now, but w...

July 11th 2008 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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I've been playing Age of Conan a fair amount over the last week, trying to figure out if I like it well enough to continue paying for it on a monthly basis after my free month expires. The problem is that it's going to be my second MMOG -- the one I play when I'm not busy farming or raiding with m...

May 26th 2008 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Anyone who has spent any time playing Age of Conan over the last few days has probably run to this location. This is the front gates of the city of Tortage, and the gentleman in the center (unless you count the dead guy) is Laranga. The gent to his right is Itoao, who sent in today's One Shot from...

May 24th 2008 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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MMO bloggers Keen and Graev have published the first episode of their Age of Conan podcast. Well, it's the first if you don't count the open beta special they did earlier this month, anyway.In this episode, they talk about their impressions of the game during its Early Access period, from Tortage t...

May 22nd 2008 at 9:30am 0 Comments