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face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">(Note:
If you don't understand something I have said or abbreviated, get
caught up on the terminology href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/21987">here.)


color="gold">Official AoC


face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> href="http://forums.ageofconan.com/showthread.php?t=163496">Mark
Jacobs Comments on Age of Conan

face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">One of the hottest
discussion topics of the week is easily in relation to an Mtv.com blog
from Tracy John that posted a href="http://multiplayerblog.mtv.com/2008/09/02/mythic-vp-on-hellgate-and-age-of-conan/">discussion
with Mythic VP and Warhammer Online Lead; Mark Jacobs
In the blog Jacobs discussed Age of Conan Hyborian Adventures and why
he felt the game needed to be delayed a bit longer before launch. This
has generated a lot of discussion among the community on the forums.
What do you think? Is Mark Jacobs saying what a lot of people are
thinking or is he just using the hindsight is 20/20 approach? Read up
and let us know.

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face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Mythic VP and
Warhammer Lead; Mark Jacobs discussed his thoughts on AoC this past

face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> href="http://forums.ageofconan.com/showthread.php?t=140866">How
Not to Get Ambushed.

face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Ehnrho put this nice
little PvP related post together to aid some community members in how
to avoid getting ambushed and what to do if you find yourself in such a
situation. The post has some useful information with a comical
undertone that might aid some of those less familiar with the workings
of the PvP environment in surviving the hostile waters a bit longer.

face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> href="http://forums.ageofconan.com/showthread.php?t=163415">Has
AoC turned the corner?

face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Negative threads have
been a dime a dozen since launch so its good to see a positive one turn
up every now and then. This thread was started by Anubisrex and asks
the question, "Has AoC turned the corner?" By the corner he means an
upswing in server population and game improvements. Many in this thread
agree, but there are those that feel otherwise. While AoC still has
it's share of issues, it has made great progress since launch and will
continue to do so with time. We have a big upcoming PvP update which
should make PvP activity a bit more interesting in the game and a free
content update coming down the road. What is your opinion? Do yo feel
AoC is on the upswing or do you think it is on the decline? Read up and
tell us your thoughts.

face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> href="http://forums.ageofconan.com/showthread.php?t=163697">Forced
Grouping is exactly why I quit LotRO

face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">I never try to tell
anyone how they must play. An MMORPG often provides enough options to
keep many players happy. The poster of this thread felt that there was
too much forced grouping in AoC. A statement I tend to disagree with.
In my opinion there isn't enough, but the statement made here is a bit
off in my view. Especially since my trip to level 80 was mostly solo
aside from a few times I laded a group or had a friend along. However,
most of those 80 levels were solo and I am one who enjoys a good group.
What is your opinion? Does AoC force too much grouping, or do you feel
as I do nd wish that there was more group focused content?


color="gold">AoC Ten Ton
Hammer Threads of the Week


face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> href="http://forums.tentonhammer.com/showthread.php?t=33743">Mythic's
Mark Jacobs Talks Age of Conan

face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">This week Mythic VP and
Warhammer Online Lead; Mark Jacobs spoke with Tracy John on Mtv.com
about his view on the MMOG genre, why he wanted to see Age of Conan
(AoC) succeed, and why he thinks AoC should have been delayed. This has
generated a lot of discussion as some of the comments made by Jacobs
can be considered controversial. What do you think? Read the blog href="http://multiplayerblog.mtv.com/2008/09/02/mythic-vp-on-hellgate-and-age-of-conan/">here
and tell us what you think on our forums.

face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> href="http://forums.tentonhammer.com/showthread.php?t=33502">Where
Does AoC Need More Content?

face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">That is the question.
Where do you think AoC could use more content? Is it the early levels,
mid game, elder game, or raid content? Vote in this poll and tell us
why. Funcom's US Community Manager; Glen "Famine" Swan dropped in to
give us his thoughts. Read up, vote, and tell us yours.

face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> href="http://forums.tentonhammer.com/showthread.php?t=33479">If
Age of Conan has 400,000 subscribers is it still popular?

face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">this thread is still
drawing a lot of discussion as the topic of server population vs total
game population continues on. How is life on your server? Read up and
tell us how things look for you and your guild. Do you feel the numbers
are low or do you have a healthy amount of players still running around
your little corner of Hyboria?



Weekly Funny with the Tuk

face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> style="font-weight: bold;">(The Weekly Funny is not
reflective of the views of Ten Ton Hammer. They are however of mine.)

face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">There is dumb and then
there is down right incompetent. I'm sure we all know the basic rules
of firework safety, but as you might have guessed, many states (like
mine) have laws in place that prohibit fireworks without a permit or
under certain holiday rules. This week's Darwin Award wannabe is one of
the reasons such laws exist. There are always a few people that will
ruin it for everyone. Well, at least this superstar won't have to worry
about passing on his own lack of good sense on to another generation.

face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jACP1rUkO9E">Congratulations
son, your an only child...


color="gold">This Week's
AoC Ten Ton Hammer Content


face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Ten Ton Hammer has
rolled out a ton of new content, videos, and guides since launch and
the content train is still rolling. In case you missed it here is all
the great content from this past week.


  • href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/43163">Thunder River
    Quest Guide Part 2
  • href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/43357">Hyborian Hints
    and Tips

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  • href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/34858">Necromancer
    Spell List 1-20 Updated
  • href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/30602">Herald of
    Xotli Spell List Update


  • Discuss
    this week's hot
    topics on our href="http://forums.tentonhammer.com/showthread.php?t=33913">forum.

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To read the latest guides, news, and features you can visit our Age of Conan: Unchained Game Page.

Last Updated: Mar 29, 2016

About The Author

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Stacy "Martuk" Jones was a long-time news editor and community manager for many of our previous game sites, such as Age of Conan. Stacy has since moved on to become a masked super hero, battling demons in another dimension.