Managing Editor Jon Wood has been in Oslo, Norway taking part in an Age of Conan Press Event. While there, he learned that the planned 14 classes for the upcoming MMORPG have been folded down into 12.
The two classes in question were known as the Lich, and the Stormcaller.
The Stormcaller has been merged with the Scion of Set class to create a new class called, The Tempest of Set. This new class will maintain most of the abilites of both the Stormcaller and the Tempest.
The Lich class was a perfect fit to fold into the Necromancer class, with the undead nature of the Lich. Necromancers will now have the ability to turn themselves into a Lich and while the core feeling of the Lich has remained, being folded into the Necromancer class makes them casters rather than the melee class that they were previously.
A number of other interesting tidbits on Age of Conan came out during the trip, and you can read all about them on Monday and Tuesday of this week, so don't forget to drop by MMORPG.com and take a look.