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Age of Conan: Unchained Interviews

  • An In Depth Look At Age of Conan

    The Game Musketeers has posted an interview with Erling Ellingsen about Age of Conan...

    With an original system of single-player game merging into a MMO environment. How will the single-player experience enhance the MMO game?

    The way we see it, MMOs can be very intimidating at first. They lack many of the gameplay mechanics that draw the player in from the start of most games, such as story that really takes you by the hand and gets you going. Stories that can shake your world and it feel like you are really something other than just another peasant out to kill rabbits. We wanted to incorporate that into the MMO genre, and thus we created what we refer to as Age of Conan's single-player part. Actually, though, it is not truly single-player all the time.

    Get clicking to learn more. What is it about this upcoming MMO that has you counting the days to launch? Share your thoughts in the Ten Ton Hammer Forums today!

    Features, Interviews
    Fri, Jan 18, 2008
    LadySirse
  • Community Manager Talks Game Rating and More!

    MMORPG.com has recently had a chance to sit down and speak with Funcom Community Manager Craig Morrison. Find out what they were able to learn.

    MMORPG.com: There has been a lot of talk about cross console gaming in Age of Conan. Will players be able to get the game for the Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, or Playstation 3?

    Craig Morrison: We are planning to have a version on console yes, but we haven't made any announcements yet as to which console it will be, stay tuned!

    Get clicking to read the rest of the interview. What is it about Age of Conan that you are looking forward to? Let us know in the Ten Ton Hammer Forums today!

    Features, Interviews
    Fri, Jan 18, 2008
    LadySirse
  • Funcom explains to CVG why Conan will be "the most mature MMO ever made"

    CVG has posted an interview today with Game Director, Gaute Godager. This interview reveals lots of great details about the game.

    Conan (as it's known to its mates) is being billed as mature, brutal and barbaric, all in 7.1 surround audio to make the crunching sound of bone hit home even harder. It's up to you to try and keep a lid on peace and serenity of the world but things are obviously on the brink of chaos and spiraling out of control. Wouldn't be much fun otherwise, would it?

    Get clicking to read more. Are you ready for bone crunching chaos? Let us know about it in the forums right here at Ten Ton Hammer.

    Features, Interviews
    Fri, Jan 18, 2008
    LadySirse
  • Comic Book Editor and Writer, Roy Thomas Interviewed

    The official site for Age of Conan was updated recently with an interview with Roy Thomas. He will be helping to create an Ultimate Guide for the game.

    Roy Thomas is probably best known for introducing Conan the Barbarian to American comics, with a series that added to the storyline of Robert E. Howard's character and helped define a whole era of American comics.

    Now he has teamed up with the team at DK Publishing to create a wonderful fully illustrated Ultimate Guide to the world of Conan. We caught up with the man himself to ask him a few questions about what it means to be involved with Conan again!

    What are you waiting for? Get clicking to learn more! What are your thoughts about Age of Conan? Are you planning to play it when it launches? Head over to the forums here at Ten Ton Hammer and let us know all about it!

    Features, Interviews
    Fri, Jan 18, 2008
    LadySirse
  • It's late night, with Age of Conan.
    MMORPG has posted an Age of Conan interview featuring Game Director, Gaute Godager. Conan O'Brien would not reply to numerous questions, but we did hear him say this:

    "
    In the second part of a two part interview, Gaute Godager takes over
    the answers. In this article he discusses rogues, crafting and
    reassures players that the first twenty levels - meant to be single
    player - do not carry a subscription fee." 

    You can read the entire Age of Conan Interview at MMORPG.
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    Features, Interviews
    Fri, Jan 18, 2008
    Boomjack
  • A Game for the Mature Barbarian
    Moggers interviews Jorgen Tharaldson, Conan product manager about the Q2 2006 MMO's unique features: like solo-only to level 20, the single-player focus, brutal endgame, and the "mature" rating. Does this mean we'll see buxom barbarian beauty booty? They don't ask, but we would!

    "Conan is announced as a mature game. This is (as far as we know) the first time developers don't try to get a 12+ years rating. So you expect an older audiance? What is the advantage of this?
    We are definitively going for the mature audience in Conan, and to be honest I don’t think anything else would have cut it. I mean, it’s Conan, you are supposed to be brutal and barbaric in this universe, right? ;P) We also see that the average online RPG player is close to 28 years (27,2 years in Anarchy Online). If I am not all mistaken the average overall gamer is now 24 years old, so the majority of the gamers are hence adults."

    Moggers Age of Conan Q&A, here.
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    Features, Interviews
    Fri, Jan 18, 2008
    Ethec
  • More late nights with Conan.

    IGN has posted an Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures interview featuring Gaute Godager and focusing on turning a license into a game.

    " Age of Conan - Hyborian Adventures is Funcom's contribution to a revival of the property that includes both a movie and an animated film along with new novels, a comic series, collectible toys and more. Described as an online action RPG, its aim is to bring together a story-driven single-player experience and a massively multiplayer end game, both capturing the classic swords and sorcery feeling as well as the lush, dark, brutally violent and not always politically correct nature of the franchise. The titular hero's grip on the Aquilonian throne has become tenuous, with ancient evils threatening to throw the realm into chaos. The time is ripe for those with the strength and will to carve out their own destinies. As for our fate, we were favored by fortune in finding Game Director Gaute Godager willing to answer our questions. "

    More lamentations?

    Features, Interviews
    Fri, Jan 18, 2008
    Boomjack
  • Conan the MMOGamarian.
    RPGVault has an Age of Conan interview posted. We are pretty sure that they wrote this:

    "Gaute Godager introduces us to Funcom's fusion of single- and massively multiplayer within the famed franchise"

    You can read the entire Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures Interview at RPGVault.

    Features, Interviews
    Fri, Jan 18, 2008
    Boomjack
  • Massively multiplayer online barbarian playing game.
    RPGVault has posted an Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures interview with Game Director, Gaute Godager of Funcom. After listening intently to the lamentations of the women they also listened to Gaute and wrote something suspiciously like this:

    "Age of Conan - Hyborian Adventures is Funcom's contribution to a revival of the property that includes both a movie and an animated film along with new novels, a comic series, collectible toys and more. Described as an online action RPG, its aim is to bring together a story-driven single-player experience and a massively multiplayer end game, both capturing the classic swords and sorcery feeling as well as the lush, dark, brutally violent and not always politically correct nature of the franchise. The titular hero's grip on the Aquilonian throne has become tenuous, with ancient evils threatening to throw the realm into chaos. The time is ripe for those with the strength and will to carve out their own destinies. As for our fate, we were favored by fortune in finding Game Director Gaute Godager willing to answer our questions."

    You can read the entire Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures at RPGVault.

    Features, Interviews
    Fri, Jan 18, 2008
    Boomjack
  • No, it doesn't include a bloody head on a fence post.
    Features, Interviews
    Fri, Jan 11, 2008
    Shayalyn
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