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Breaking Age of Conan News: Class List Down to Twelve, Prestige Classes Possibly Dissipated, Officially Rated "M"

Updated Mon, Jan 21, 2008 by Shayalyn

Live from the Land of the Ice and Snow

From the standpoint of the community, nothing hits harder than having classes or features in the gameplay that were established by the developers suddenly ripped from your grasp. You base all of your initial gameplay ideas around a certain class, and that class is your basis in the world. As a player of MMORPGs, almost everyone that the Ten Ton Hammer staff has talked to has been there. Today's press event was a hard blow to the general player community, but the general opinion - both from the press and the Funcom side - is that all these particular changes were necessary to make Age of Conan as splendid game. So please read on before you make your final judgements on the reduced class list, possibility of prestige classes dissipated, and the new "M" rating by the ESRB.

The "class guru" Evan Michaels (who has also done a fair number of our class interviews) answered the question with his official statements. To paraphrase, the Lich's abilities are going to be integrated into the Necromancer's feat and spell list, and the Scion of Set is going to become part of the newest class in the game - the Tempest of Set. For those of you keeping track, this was the Stormcaller/Druid of the Storm class that has gone through a number of different incarnations in its relatively short life span.

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