Less than a year since its initial release date,
style="font-style: italic;">Age of Conan finds
itself battling rumors and whisperings of population drops and
plummeting subscriptions. But don't expect them to go down without a
want to play as Arnold?
"Look, we had over six hundred THOUSAND people signed up for BETA, all
because of a rumor that AoC contained topless women." Stated one style="font-style: italic;">Age of Conan
executive in an exclusive Ten Ton Turnip interview.
"So going on that? We're bringing back the boobies. You want topless
chicks? You've got'em. In fact, the further you progress in the game,
the more "butt nekkid" they get. If we have to throw in emotes like
"/lapdance" or make the starting scene on the slave boat look like a
trailer for one of those fantasy porn websites, we're going to do it.
I'll be DAMNED if we're going down like that lame-ass space game." He
snorted as he angrily pounded on his desk.
That "space game" of course is in reference to the now terminally ill
"Tabula Rasa", which is only a few short months away from what amounts
to a virtual mercy killing, as game creator Richard Garriott pulls the
plug on the hosting server.
Aside from ramping up the nudity and hosting staff controlled "Cyber"
events in order to win back it's target demographic of 13 year old boys
and 34 year old virginal men who still live at home, style="font-style: italic;">Age of Conan
executives are also promising to provide the type of game play that all
true Conan fans dream of:
The chance to play as Conan himself.
"I'm Conan, you're Conan, hell - my GRANDMOTHER can be Conan if she
signs up. You want it? You've got it." Our executive promises as he
explains the concept behind "Everyone is Conan".
"Look, our cash flow is hemorrhaging like a hemophiliac at a cactus
convention. Most of our dough went into paying staff members to ban
names similar to Conan. Coonan, Konnan, Coooonan - you name it, we've
seen it. It was a full time job, and now it has been cut. You wanted to
be Conan, now you can. This way everyone gets what they want and we
don't have to pull a Tabula Rasa and end up in the .99 cent bin at
Skeptical on whether or not these changes will help save the ailing
game, or bring back the waning fan base, we asked the most important
question of all: Is this in good taste?
"Taste schmaste, we have tits." Came the official reply. "Remember that
line in the movie that you geeks are always quoting? "Conan! What is
best in life?" - Well I think we all know the REAL answer. Boobies."
The AoC Official finished, bringing our interview to an end so that he
could get back to checking on his profile on Monster.com.
And we found it hard to disagree.