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Message From the King

Glen "Famine" Swan from Funcom's Age of Conan answers questions, and discusses the game, life, and the industry. Let us know what you would like to hear about.

Author: FC-Famine

Convention & Community Lowdown

Posted by FC-Famine Tuesday September 1 2009 at 7:23PM
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Man! August has been a real crazy month and now that it’s over, it seems that September is starting to be just as crazy with all the promotional efforts for Conan this week. Yet that’s the fun of being in community and working for a publisher slash game developer in the first place, right?!

We have both Dragon*Con and PAX to attend this week. I’ll head over to Dragon*Con this Friday to help represent the new expansion promotion and the other half of the team will do the same at PAX. Both of these conventions will contain the latest info on Rise of the Godslayer and then some. I’ll hopefully snag some nice pictures and video on my end where I’ll encourage the guys over at PAX to do the same.

I should also mention that Funcom will host an awesome party at Dragon*Con this year at the Marriott Hotel on Friday September 4th at 10PM EST. The party is open to anyone that attends Dragon*Con this year and we hope to attract not just Conan players but really any avid MMOG player under the sun. So if you’re out and about Friday night then stop on by and have a drink with us!

(Age of Conan: Rise of the Godslayer Expansion Screenshot)

Besides all the planning, convention and upcoming events on the way I have some good news that I wanted to share about my position and this blog. I’ve recently been promoted to Senior Assistant Community Manager for Funcom to help with the community teams efforts between development and marketing. What this translates to is that I’ll have a more active role in the information between the entire community and marketing team when it comes to development. How it all works now is like you would expect it. Players convey information to the community; the community team picks this up and then throws it at the heads of the developers. I’m basically taking what the team throws at the developers and throwing it HARDER! In respect, I’ll do the same for the developers when throwing things back in retaliation.

The main thing to take away from all of this is the fact that I’ll spend more time with development and feedback. This is a very good thing for us because it’s always good to improve the quality of feedback or even communication with that feedback. It’ll also allow me to write better development blogs because I’ll have more time to sink into the developers with the information you’ll really love.

(GC 09' Age of Conan Booth)

In closing here, now that I’ve switch focuses we’ll need a fresh face to help take on the past responsibilities. Thus I’m proud to announce we have a new Community Coordinator Dominic 'Senek' Acquarulo who will act as the primary liaison for the US/English community. Dominic will also help out with the MMORPG.com blog as I help get his feet wet and I feel that his contribution will only help improve the blog as we push closer to the expansion.

(Dominic 'Senek' Acquarulo)

Until next time!

AmazingAvery writes:

Good luck Senek and Good job Famine!

A request for more info on this http://ageofconan.juegaenred.com/movies-500.html if possible from either PAX or Dragon*con with a better quality view or on FTP site :)

Wed Sep 02 2009 8:01PM Report
FC-Famine writes:

Thanks! The request may be possible. We will record most of the events at Dragon*Con and from my official word, we'll do the same at PAX. So I will see what I can do.

Wed Sep 02 2009 9:11PM Report
Consensus writes:

its just a game dude ssrly

Thu Sep 03 2009 7:25AM Report
johnny12343 writes:

 waita go dude, i remember talking with you back when launch was starting haha i cussed u out, good luck tho maybe il sneak in and kidnap you with chloroform and tie you up in my basement, just maybe though

Thu Sep 03 2009 3:02PM Report
Regnevanz writes:

"Players convey information to the community; the community team picks this up and then throws it at the heads of the developers. I’m basically taking what the team throws at the developers and throwing it HARDER! In respect, I’ll do the same for the developers when throwing things back in retaliation" So you want to argue with the nearly non existent AoC community... great... good start. Funcom should consider employing people that have some life experience perhaps.

Fri Sep 04 2009 5:39AM Report
AmazingAvery writes:

@Regnevanz I think it is easy to see that Famine simply intends to stress points back and from the community/devs more so and this new role gives him a little bit more flexibility. I don't see how you can be "put out" by that comment at all.Is it because you perceive his comment that he is looking for an argument (which is not the case). I think your coming at this in totally the wrong way/angle.I would hardly call the community non-existent, I mean it doesn't take a big effort to be part of it does it, as you demonstrated.

Sat Sep 05 2009 1:17PM Report
Surgemcgee writes:

Hi, is there any voice acting in the exp?

Tue Oct 06 2009 9:20AM Report
Surgemcgee writes:

Ohh, btw consensus, It's just a blog, relax

Tue Oct 06 2009 9:26AM Report

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