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Next Update Called 'Technically Challenging'

In the October edition of the Monthly Development Update, Age of Conan's devs outline what they have been working on over the past thirty days. This time, devs talk a bit more about the announcement earlier this summer that they'd be working on the game's Dreamworld engine with special notice given to architecture and rendering. The letter goes on to speak of class confirmations and PvP changes.


"Nights of Lost Souls" Event Returns this Friday

Funcom has announced that last year's "Nights of Lost Souls" Halloween event will be returning this year with a few new additions. The event, which runs from October 22 through November 2nd, features two solo quests and a single team quest which tasks players with tracking down three Lost Souls.


Monthly Development Update

The Age of Conan monthly game director's letter has been rechristened "Monthly Development Update". This month's version has arrived on the official site with some news about the forthcoming 2.1 update. Devs outline some of the new PvP content coming with 2.1 including the Call of Jhebbal Sag mini-game and also spend time describing some new social content in the form of guild events and horse racing.


Monthly Development Update August Edition

Age of Conan game director, Craig Morrison, has posted the latest development update letter on the official AoC forums. Morrison starts off with a discussion of the recent multi-part survey that players were asked to fill out. The results are in and the update focuses on some of the information developers garnered. In addition, fans can download a 20+ page .pdf file with the full results.


Premium Subscription Campaign

Funcom has announced a new 'premium subscription campaign' designed to reward players for multi-month subscription purchases. The gameplay bundles come in three-, six- and twelve-month terms and players purchasing one of the bundles will see some nifty in-game rewards. Three month users, for instance, will receive an owlet companion pet in addition to two weeks of additional game time and five additional character levels.


A Time of Reflection

Age of Conan's Craig Morrison has written the July edition of the Game Director's Letter. In it, Morrison speaks to the fact that developers are in a state of reflection at the moment due to factors including the Norwegian holiday season, a new studio to get running and the just-launched expansion. But reflection doesn't mean not working.


Taking a Look Back

Glen 'Famine' Swan spends some time in his Age of Conan blog taking a look back at the years that he's been with Funcom. He muses on the community and the changes in it over the years. Swan also shares some 'blast from the past' screenshots of the old Age of Conan forums and more. Be sure to head over to Glen's blog and read it all.


Try Godslayer for Free

Funcom has announced that it is inviting both old and new players to try out Age of Conan's first expansion, Rise of the Godslayer, for free. The offer is available until July 15th and includes 10 days full access to the core game and Godslayer.


PVP Feedback Please

Age of Conan game director, Craig Morrison, has put out a call for players to give the development team at Funcom their impressions of PVP. In his forum post, Morrison indicates that developers are ready to move on to improving players' PVP experiences and have a few ideas.


June Game Director Letter Gets Technical; Update 2.0.5 Live

In May's Letter from the Game Director, Craig Morrison discussed, among other things, the integration of new Dreamworld engine tech into Age of Conan as something that would be coming down the road for the game leaving many players curious as to what exactly that would entail. With that in mind, Age of Conan Game Director Craig Morrison returns this month with another letter focused squarely on this upcoming integration and what it means for players.


Killer 2100 + Game Pack Sweepstakes!

MMORPG.com has teamed up with Bigfoot Networks and FunCom do bring one seriously cool sweepstakes event to our community! From now until July 23, 2010 at 9PM EST you can enter to win one of fifty excellent prizes including a Killer 2100 gaming NIC card or a free copy of Age of Conan or Age of Conan: Rise of the Godslayer with free game time ranging from 30 to 90 days!! NOTE: You must be 18 years of age or older to enter this contest.


Rise of the Godslayer: Soundtrack Now Available!

Yesterday we gave you a behind-the-scenes look at the process that went into developing the exceptional Rise of the Godslayer expansion's soundtrack, as well as an interview with Godslayer's composesr and music producer Knut Haugen. If the interview and video got you excited to get your hands on the soundtrack itself, you'll be glad to know Funcom has officially released it this morning!


Exclusive Interview with "Godslayer" Composer Knut Haugen

Age of Conan: Rise of the Godslayer composer and music producer Knut Avenstroup Haugen spoke to our very own Garrett Fuller to discuss the expansion's soundtrack in this exclusive interview.


Exclusive Interview with "Godslayer" Composer Knut Haugen

Age of Conan: Rise of the Godslayer composer and music producer Knut Avenstroup Haugen spoke to our very own Garrett Fuller to discuss the expansion's soundtrack in this exclusive interview.


Exclusive Rise of the Godslayer "Making the Music" Video

Funcom has provided us with this exclusive developer diary video detailing the exhaustive process that went into developing the soundtrack for the Age of Conan: Rise of the Godslayer expansion.