Time flies when you're having fun, and for fans of Age of Conan that fun has officially hit the 6 year mark. That's right, folks. Today marks the 6th anniversary for Age of Conan, and our friends over at Funcom are clearly in the mood to celebrate.
The sixth anniversary celebration starts today and lasts until Tuesday the 3rd of June. As part of the celebration all Members will receive a Grand Treasure Chest and all non- members a Treasure Chest on Friday the 23rd. To claim your free chest you'll want to log in before the 31st of May.
Along with some free loot and anniversary celebration, Age of Conan fans will be able to feast on a massive new PvP update. In a new post on the official AoC website, Lead Content Designer Matthew Bennett dives into the details on the shiny new Festival of Bloodshed:
"For one week every month (by default the week commencing on the 3rd Wednesday of the month) a location in Hyboria will become the theater for a Festival of PvP.
On our PvP servers (Fury and Rage) these events will cycle between iconic open-world zones. These zones have been carefully picked with help from the community to support the best open-world PvP experience amid Hyboria's rugged and beautiful world.
On our dedicated PvE server (Crom) this festival will take place in the Border Kingdoms, an area permanently flagged for PvP, so that PvP on this server remains completely consensual.
When a PvP Festival starts, the Border Kingdoms on Crom or the one of the chosen zones on Fury/Rage will become host to a number of brand new PvP events. The zone will cycle through the events and will have a short downtime between each."
According to the official post, there are four types of events for players to consume like hungry hobos. Be sure to hit up the official Age of Conan website for the complete details.
In the meantime, be sure to share your thoughts on Age of Conan below in the comments, and don't forget to take to the social media rooftops and shout out a hearty Happy Sixth Birthday to Age of Conan!