Tarib, a Swiss chap that plays Community Manager for the AoC forums by day, let the bomb drop today in the forums:
The gates to Age of Conan open in just a few days from now and legions of adventurers can hardly wait to set foot on Hyborian soil. Many want to chose their future home (also known as ‘Server’) beforehand and we know the list below has been eagerly awaited.
Since we know how important those server names are we ran several polls on all our community forums to find out which names each territory prefers the most. We then distributed those names among the different territories/languages.
These servers are the ones that will be available on 17th of May when the Early Access play starts. The servers are scaled to modern industry standards, and will hopefully serve as your home for years to come! During Early Access we will closely monitor the number of players on each server to find out which types are the popular ones. Additional servers will then be made available for launch.
So, without further ado: here are the servers for the Early Access starting 17th of May:
US Servers (Early Access 17th of May)
• Gwahlur (recommended Oceanic)
• Bloodspire (recommended Oceanic)
European English Servers (Early Access 17th of May)
French Servers (Early Access 17th of May)
German Servers (Early Access 17th of May)
Spanish Server (Early Access 17th of May)
• Zingara (PvE)
There we have it, folks! Now, I won't be the only one who expresses dismay over some of the abysmal choices for server names. As a EU player, one that often resides on RP-PVP servers, and one that could even play on the English or French server, I'm given the choices of:
Which, quite frankly, fails to impress.
The damn Germans won the day with getting "Asgard" as their RP-PVP server. Now, along with breakdancing to 80's music remixed into bad techno, they'll be able to play on the server with the most kickass name. I don't blame you, Germania, I blame Funcom, as usual. Die!
So, who the hell would play on a server called Bori? Or Anu? Give me 2 S's there and we've got Boris and his pet Anus.
So now me and my band on minions will have to ponder whether to roll on the ill-named Aqua-lonia or brave it in the wilds of a cool named server like Wildsoul. Such are the difficult decisions our generation is faced with.