Combat FAQ

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Combat

  • href="#combat_sys">What is the new combat system?
  • href="#directions">How many directions can you attack in?
  • href="#ranged">Do ranged attacks work the same way?
  • href="#mounted">Is there mounted combat?
  • href="#what_mounts">What kind of mounts are available?
  • href="#dodges">How do dodges or blocks work?
  • href="#raiding">Is there raiding in the game?
  • href="#aim_attacks">How do you direct, or target, your
    attacks?
  • href="#queue">Can you queue attacks?
  • href="#die" target="_blank">What happens when you die?
  • What about queues and
    macros?

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Q:
What is the new combat
system in “Age of Conan?”

A:
All combat is in real time. Players can aim their
attacks, as opposed to
just clicking on an enemy and waiting for their ability to activate.
Player
positioning
will make a difference as they aim their attacks and shift their focus on the enemies defenses. There
are some icons to click, as in other MMOGs, but in addition to that,
you
control your direction and area of attack through keystrokes or a
gamepad. The system uses combination attacks, which can combine several strings of special moves.

Links:

  • Hyborian Insider Video #1 Combat
  • href="http://community.ageofconan.com/wsp/conan/frontend.cgi?func=publish.show&template=content&func_id=2337&table=CONTENT"
    target="_blank">Official Real Combat FAQ
  • href="http://pc.gamespy.com/pc/age-of-conan-hyborian-adventures/702686p4.html"
    target="_blank">GameSpy: Age of Conan Preview
  • href="http://www.gamespot.com/video/0/6175120/videoplayerpop?rgroup=e32007_live"
    target="_blank">GameSpot E3 2007 Video



Q:
How many
directions can you attack in?

A:
There are five different directional attacks: upper left,
lower left,
upper right, lower right, and overhead thrust.

Links:

  • href="http://community.ageofconan.com/wsp/conan/frontend.cgi?func=publish.show&template=content&func_id=2337&table=CONTENT">Official
    Real Combat FAQ 
  • href="http://pc.gamespy.com/pc/age-of-conan-hyborian-adventures/702686p3.html"
    target="_blank">GameSpy: Age of Conan Preview



Q:
Do ranged attacks
work the same way as melee attacks?

A:
Ranged attacks also use a new combat system. While it
may not be
identical to melee attacks, you still need to string the bow, aim and
fire
manually as opposed to hitting an “auto-fire”
button. You
are presented with the option of firing in third person view or switching to a longer range firing option from an over-the-shoulder view, and take aim with
your mouse.

Links:

href="http://community.ageofconan.com/wsp/conan/frontend.cgi?func=publish.show&template=content&func_id=1330&sort=PRIORITY,RELTIME%20desc&table=CONTENT"> 

name="mounted">Q: Is there mounted
combat?

A:
Yes. Mounted combat is available in the game, and offers
advantages in
some situations. From the back of your mount, you can gain speed, and
barrel
into your enemies at full force, causing very high damage. In some cases mounts can be used for sieging an enemy's buildings. It
isn’t easy to
master, but a skilled mounted combatant is very lethal.

Links:

  • Ten Ton Hammer Mounted Combat Video E3 2008
  • href="http://community.ageofconan.com/wsp/conan/frontend.cgi?func=publish.show&template=content&func_id=2337&table=CONTENT"
    target="_blank">Official Real Combat FAQ
  • href="http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm?GAMEID=191&BHCP=1&LOADFEATURE=1713&SETVIEW=features&bhcp=1"
    target="_blank">MMORPG.com - Weather and Mounted Combat
    Preview
  • target="_blank">GameSpot: E3 2006 video

style="font-weight: bold;">Q: What kind of mounts are
available?

A: Among the various mounts, there are horses, rhinos and
mammoths. All can be views in the Guide to Mounts link below.

Links:



Q:
How do dodges or
blocks work?

A:
Dodging and blocking are passive skills your
character learns as they
level up. They are performed automatically during combat. In addition
to that
though, you can use the terrain and objects in the world as cover.
There is also "active blocking" which enables the player to target a
side they want to defend more.

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Q:
Is there raiding in the game?

A:
Yes. There are many end-level raids which take puzzle
solving as well as force to complete.

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Q:
How do you direct,
or target, your attacks?

A:
You still need to aim and target, but not like in other
games. You need
to face your opponent, make sure you are within striking distance, and
perform
your attack. This also means that a wide sweep while amidst many
opponents can
hit many enemies.

Links:

  • href="http://community.ageofconan.com/wsp/conan/frontend.cgi?func=publish.show&template=content&func_id=2337&table=CONTENT"
    target="_blank">Official Real Combat FAQ



style="font-weight: bold;">Q: Can you queue your attacks?

A: Some attacks can be queued, but your basic weapon
attacks cannot be queued.

Links:

  • href="http://community.ageofconan.com/wsp/conan/frontend.cgi?func=publish.show&template=content&func_id=2337&table=CONTENT"
    target="_blank">Official Real Combat FAQ

style="font-weight: bold;">Q: What happens when you die?

A: You have a choice to resurrect at the last
visited resurrection point, or by player resurrection.

Links:

  • href="http://forums.ageofconan.com/showthread.php?t=5376"
    target="_blank">Hicks64's AoC E3 Info thread
  • Ask Kalanthes



Q:
What about queues
and macros?

A:
There are no combat macros in the game. Some abilities
are able to be
queued however, so that you’ll perform your next ability
right after you
complete your current ability. This is completely optional, however.

Links:

  • href="http://community.ageofconan.com/wsp/conan/frontend.cgi?func=publish.show&template=content&func_id=2337&table=CONTENT"
    target="_blank">Official Real Combat FAQ


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