Funcom has announced that players taking advantage of Age of Conan's free to play option will now have new benefits added to help them enjoy their play time. Among other things, Funcom has unlocked all character classes for F2Pers.
We had the chance to talk at great length with Funcom's Craig Morrison and Einer Forselv about Age of Conan's massive crafting overhaul, due out in the next couple of months. We also got a look at the game's upcoming open-world area of Dragonspine. Watch, learn, and be happy!
MMORPG.com and the Age of Conan team have teamed up to bring our readers a special live event with a focus on the systems updates and revamps coming in the Dragon's Spine updates, primarily the crafting revamp. The team will also be answering questions from listeners so be sure to check it out TODAY at 6:00 pm EST/3:00 pm PST in the MMORPG.com Live Stream Channel!
The Age of Conan Monthly Update has been published for September. In it, the team talks a lot about the forthcoming Secrets of the Dragon's Spine content update. The blog lays out the plan to release portions of SotDS in episodic fashion from now through an epic conclusion to the quest line in 2013. The blog also talks about other plans that are in the works as 2012 comes to a close.
Want to get inside the minds of an MMO designer when design a dungeon? Bill Murphy will be joined by members of the Age of Conan development team, who will share some of the secrets behind what it takes to craft a dungeon experience for a modern MMO. This exclusive live video stream will also be the first reveal of a new playable dungeon coming to Age of Conan with the new Secrets of the Dragon's Spine free content updates. You will get the first look at one of the great new dungeon areas.
Funcom has announced the next series of updates for Age of Conan Unchained. Called "Secrets of Dragon's Spine", the content will be released in an episodic fashion with releases approximately every six weeks. The first update is slated to be released in the next few months and will feature a desert location filled with new dungeons, quests, monsters and rewards.
It's been a while since we've checked in with Funcom's Craig Morrison, Executive Producer for Age of Conan: Unchained, and this week, Som Pourfarzaneh chats with him all about the game's free-to-play model, new single-server technology, upcoming changes to crafting, and much more!
Funcom's Oliver Kunz has posted the latest Age of Conan: Unchained development update that gives players an inside look at what the team has been working on for the last month. Most compellingly, Kunz talks about how the 'single server technology' utilized by The Secret World will be rolling into AoC over time.
The next phase of Age of Conan's transition to a single-server technology has been dated for August 7-8th. In the next phase, both the US and EU servers will merge down into three server types: PvE, PvP and Blood & Glory.
The Age of Conan team has published its monthly update with the news that the annual survey is ready for players to complete. As an incentive for finishing the survey, players will be entered into a drawing for free premium lifetime subscriptions. The letter then goes into a bit of detail about what the team has been working on for the last month.