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  • The official Age of Conan site has a new archetype preview. This time they're focusing on the Thief.

    Unconventional and devious fighters, characters in the Thief Archetype are those intent on causing maximum harm to their opponents through any means necessary.

    These classes are not the disciplined soldiers of the warrior archetype, but cunning and often vicious opponents that their enemies would be unfortunate to meet in one of the many dark corners of Hyboria.

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  • The Funcom team has released a set of exclusives to various fansites covering the game. Take of peek at the 2 pieces of concept art from each site. Find the links here.

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  • Want to know more about Age of Conan? Too bad. Instead I will talk to you today about turnips. . .

    Ok just kidding. The Official Site has a gameplay preview on the Mage Archetype.

    The mage class is based around inflicting damage from range. In their cloth armor, they are unable to withstand much direct conflict. Given the demonic sources from which some of the mages draw their power, the mage classes in Age of Conan will be able to call on dark powers to help them on occasion even when the enemy gets closer! Through the use of spellweaving, mages will be able to create some staggering attacks.

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  • Since I missed this on Friday and I'm really looking forward to this game and therefore I'm making sure you do too.. Here is the Gameplay Preview #2 Class Tree Explained

    So how do you develop your character in Age of Conan?

    The first thing you choose in your character development is your class. Here you can choose from Cimmerians, Aquilonians and Stygians. Cimmerian is Conans race. They are tall, grey-eyed, dark haired and fair skinned. They are typically tall, muscular and fierce. Aquilonians are the "Romans", if you like, and they represent the pinnacle of Hyborian culture. They are darker in skin, but they have a larger variation of skin and hair tones than the Cimmerians. Both the Cimmerians and the Aquilonians can choose from three different class types: Warrior, Priest or Thief archetypes.

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  • I always look forward to updates on the Age of Conan site. I believe in the Funcom developers. AO may not have been the most popular game but it was impressive in it's depth of design and it's graphical beauty when it released. I think that Age of Conan will be similiar.

    Anyway, they've put up a new gameplay preview. Ranged Combat

    ost of the ranged combat stances see the action shift into a kind of first person view. The camera zooms into an over the shoulder or first person view and displays a targeting crosshairs. Here you aim with your weapon, and fire towards advancing opponents much like you might find in a FPS game (but not quite as fast-paced). This serves to try and bring the player "there", into the action, and into the world.

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  • There are three new pieces of concept art on the official site! If you love Conan then you'll have to hie yourself over there to check it out. Funcom is really doing a beautiful job of it right now.

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  • Johan Tenga has a new entry up at his Age of Conan blog

    So what do I mean when I say 'polished'? Seeing something without real graphics or with placeholders scattered around and seeing it complete with the correct graphics in the right environment is totally different. We spend quite some time working on versions with placeholders or things that aren't quite finished yet, so seeing something finished and 'polished' even if its just a small feature in the scope of the entire game is always nice!

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  • Read the Lore Here You can find out more about three of the cities that you will be able to play in.

    Oddly enough there's no mention of Arnold. . .

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  • We had the movies, we had the comic books and now my friends... we have the novels. The Age of Conan Official site has the details

    We caught up with Jeff Mariotte, author of the new novel trilogy Age of Conan: Marauders to find out a little about what its like to be working on the Conan license!

    Here is what he had to say when we asked what it meant to him to be part of the license team!

    Age of Conan is more than just a game—it’s a multi-pronged effort by Conan Properties International and some talented creative partners to expand upon parts of Robert E. Howard’s Hyborian Age that Howard, during his too-brief career, didn’t have a chance to thoroughly explore. To be asked by CPI and Ace Books to become part of that process, by writing the first-ever young adult novels set in the Hyborian world, is an honor and a privilege for a long-time REH fan like me.

    I'd say unleash the barbarian in yourself, but if you're going to come out with a really bad accent then eh, don't bother.

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  • There is new Age of Conan Concept Art on the official site. Head over there and take a look!

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