Age of Conan: Unchained Interviews

  • Conclusion of CVG's Age of Conan Interview

    Today sees the conclusion of the interview on CVG. Don't miss out on what they were able to learn about Funcom's upcoming Age of Conan.

    What occurs in the single-player section of the game, and when that's completed is it a traditional MMORPG that we move into?

    Erling Ellingsen: The single-player feature has changed much since we started designing Age of Conan, mostly due to feedback from the testers in the closed beta. Originally it was designed to be an entire single-player game before you stepped into the massive world, but we've scaled this down somewhat because people generally wanted to be able to interact with other players much sooner.

    Get clicking to learn more.

    Part I if you missed it!

    Features, Interviews
    Mon, Feb 19, 2007
  • Interview...Part I has posted the first installment of an interview that have recently done with Erling Ellingson, the project manager for the upcoming Age of Conan.

    Blizzard's all-dominating World of Warcraft is set to face its most serious challenge yet in 2007, a number of new 'big name' MMORPGs preparing to enter the market before the year is out.

    Product manger Erling Ellingsen reveals that on top of creating a compelling MMORPG experience Funcom is aiming to incorporate cross-platform adventuring into Age of Conan. So, while the PC version will release first this October, PC gamers and Xbox 360 gamers could eventually be able to buddy-up and compare oiled muscly pectorals.

    Get clicking to find out what they were able to learn!

    Features, Interviews
    Wed, Feb 14, 2007
  • Interview at Onlinewelten

    Time to brush off your German (or cheat and click for the english version!). Onlinewelten has posted an interview with Product Manager Erling Ellingsen.

    "Cheating is always a tough theme. What is your strategy against cheaters?

    We have a zero tolerance towards cheaters. In the past, with our other MMO Anarchy Online, we’ve struck down on them harshly. People who break such rules will be banned. On the other side, our developers are working hard on creating systems that will minimize the possibilities of cheating. We’re being proactive about this, trying to beat the cheaters to it."

    Get clicking to read more in German or English.

    Features, Interviews
    Tue, Jan 30, 2007
  • Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures - CES Preview Based on interviews with Erling Ellingsen (Product Manager) and Jorgen Tharaldsen (Product Director)

    WarCry Posted this CES interview and preview of Age of Conan. Don't miss a thing!

    We started in character creation and we found ourselves on a slave ship selecting between the Stygian, the Aquilonian and the Cimmerian. Escaping slavery, you are making your way in this brutal, backward world. There is one word I can say about the level of physical character customization possible in Age of Conan, and that is "astounding!" Over 30 different aspects of physical attributes that you can adjust await the eager fans. For example, just for the cheeks alone, you can adjust the length, the width, the height and the depth.

    The same goes for the body. You can create an anorexic woman with huge (and I mean huge!) ta-tas, a man with the physique of Arnie or Pee-Wee Herman as you wish, and as usual, there's the wonderful one-click randomizer. One thing you cannot do is to give your character a pot-belly. Ahem... you are an escaped galley slave after all. But, onto the game and its unique features!

    More is just a click away.

    Features, Interviews
    Fri, Jan 19, 2007
  • Interview with Thomas Wollbekk's Garrett Fuller had the opportunity to sit down for with Thomas Wollbekk, a Funcom World Designer currently working on their Age of Conan title. The video game industry continues to grow very quickly. What are your hopes for games in the future?

    Thomas Wollbekk: I hope that we see more gaming companies that dare to come up with new ways of doing things and dare to be original. Go Nintendo Wii! I’m also looking forward to see how e-sports will turn out in the future, maybe we one day will see gaming in the Olympics!

    Read the rest of the interview to learn more.

    Features, Interviews
    Wed, Dec 27, 2006
  • Director Gaute Godager Shares His Thoughts

    ActionTrip started the day by updating their site with this interview. Keep reading to see what they were able to learn about the upcoming Age of Conan.

    ActionTrip: Do you feel that your previous achievements, like Anarchy Online, are of any help throughout the development of Age of Conan?

    Gaute Godager: Yes, absolutely! Making a massively multiplayer online game is a whole different ball-game than making a single-player game. It's just such an incredibly complex venture that as a game developer you end up learning something every day as you go along. The first time you make such a game, it's going to be a roller-coaster ride to the very end.

    Get clicking to read the rest of this answer and much more!

    Features, Interviews
    Tue, Dec 19, 2006
  • 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
    Wed, Nov 22, 2006
  • Community Manager Talks Game Rating and More! has recently had a chance to sit down and speak with Funcom Community Manager Craig Morrison. Find out what they were able to learn. 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
    Wed, Nov 01, 2006
  • 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
    Mon, Sep 25, 2006
  • 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
    Mon, Sep 11, 2006
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