E3 First Looks: Age of Conan
Karen Hertzberg set out on an epic journey to Funcom's Age of Conan booth to find out if there's life in the 1930s pulp comic turned 1982 cult film turned 2007 MMO. Is it a life of wine, women, and brutal decapitation, or will players find themselves chained to the oars on a sinking ship, figuratively speaking? Check out Karen's article to find out!
"Characters begin their life in Hyboria as one of three races--a Cimmerian, an Aquilonian, or a Stygian--rowing away on a slave ship, decked out in rags. For the first five levels you are a commoner. Then at level five you choose your base class from four archetypes: Mage, Priest, Thief or Warrior. Godadger demoed his character receiving a quest from an NPC, complete with voice-over. Then he drew a massive, ornate broadsword from a nearby table (a very real-looking sword, nothing like the inflatable ones Ive seen handed out at the Funcom boothIm still bitter about not receiving one), and said to the media seated in the room, Who wants to help me demonstrate combat? I promise I wont decapitate you or anything.
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