Game Director Gaute Godager joined us today for the second part of our two part Q&A on Age of Conan, the upcoming MMORPG from Funcom.
| MMORPG.com: With “Formation Combat” you boast that players will have control over an NPC group. How will players go about recruiting this group, what impact will this have on multi-player groups, and what will the user interface be like for commanding them?
Gaute Godager: I think what I have been trying to say here, is that the player may have other players and NPCs in the formation. What the mix will be, players to NPC’s is yet to be decided.
As a leader you simply move around to have the formation follow you, be it players or NPCs. The leader may also fire off special moves or attacks only available to the formation like “Charge of the Phalanx” or “Volley of Arrows”. These will be fired using shortcuts or pressing icons.
You can read the full interview here.