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Age of Conan: Unchained News - November's Letter from the Game Director

Posted by Michael Bitton on Dec 01, 2009  | 8 comments in our forums

Age of Conan Game Director Craig Morrison addresses the community once again in this month's Letter from the Game Director. In the letter Morrison discusses Conan's upcoming Korean launch, and also reveals some details on the 1.06 update, including news that the update will be hitting test servers this week.

From the sounds of it, 1.06 looks to address some of the major issues I had with Conan's balance, namely the disparity between melee vs. range, an issue that often plagues many MMOG's, but was particularly highlighted due to the extra effort required from melee players utilizing combos vs. the traditional combat available to ranged casters.

To that end, a number of changes will be coming to level the playing field, including: a sharp reduction in efficiency of crowd control spells, as well as the inability for casters to use stamina potions (finally!). The fact melee had to burn combo-fueling stamina to sprint and catch casters who would then burn stamina, which was otherwise useless to them, to run away always seemed like a glaring oversight. Of course, it sounds like they'll still be able to do this, but at least they won't be able to pot it back!

Read the full Letter from the Game Director here.

Michael Bitton / Michael Bitton / Michael began his career at the WarCry Network in 2005 as the site manager for several different WarCry fansite portals. In 2008, Michael worked for the startup magazine Massive Gamer as a columnist and online news editor. In June of 2009, Michael joined MMORPG.com as the site's Community Manager. Follow him on Twitter @eMikeB

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