Age of Conan: Unchained is the groundbreaking, award-winning and free-to-play MMOG set in Hyboria, the gritty world created by author Robert E. Howard for the consummate barbarian, Conan. The first of its genre to carry an “M” rating, AoC is described as brutal, savage, and sexy, and the gameplay lives up to those words. AoC has a highly unique combat system no other MMOG has, along with many standard MMOG game elements, such as PvP, GvG, and a vast world to explore.
Funcom has unleashed a big new update to Age of Conan that brings a large number of changes to existing systems as well as a few new ones in the process.
Funcom is inviting players to check into Age of Conan to help celebrate the eighth anniversary of the game's launch. As part of the anniversary fete, players will be able to claim a free wicked looking lizard.
After yesterday's launch of the Pit Master's Arena, a new letter from the producer was published on the Age of Conan site. In it, several planned enhancements were outlined for the forthcoming months and one big piece of bad new was announced: The long awaited Crafting Revamp has been shelved indefinitely.
Age of Conan has been updated with the Pit Master's Arena that allows for 'traditional' player versus player action but also features player pets versus game pets / creatures. Players can use pets they've created to fight creatures from all over Hyboria to earn other pets, necklaces, faction mounts and more.
Age of Conan has a new game director in the form of The Secret World lead designer Romain Amiel. Amiel has penned the latest game update, mainly to introduce himself, and to provide his credentials as someone who has worked on AoC in earlier years before moving on to TSW.
The latest Age of Conan Unchained letter has been published with some interesting news for players to look forward to in the coming months.
This week we had the chance to talk with Matthew Bennett from the Age of Conan team on the game's seventh anniversary and their recent update, Shadow of Vanaheim. The game has come a long way over its lifespan and still maintains a loyal audience. Players continue to return for updates and remain active with the achievement system and PvP. With Shadows, the team was able to unlock more areas of the Hyborian world and offer players a unique story to experience.
In celebration of the seventh anniversary of Age of Conan, the latest Letter from the Producer reveals the addition of two new areas for players to explore. The Blue Mountains and Vanaheim at Fort Storisbjorn will become part of the epic main storyline along with attendant side quests and the ability to score some great gear.
The latest Age of Conan update is now live and it contains the second round of achievements to be added this year. There are several more achievements for players to collect. There are also some bug fixes and enhancements and the addition of 130 panoramas for players to feast their eyes on.
The latest Game Director's Letter has been posted on the Age of Conan site. In it, Joel Bylos lets players know what's been going on in the past month and what players can expect down the pipeline in the coming thirty days. Among other things, Bylos reveals that nearly one-hundred forty new panoramas will be heading into the game with the next update.