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  • I'm normally not a rumor poster. However, this one has me intrigued. I know that Microsoft is pushing quite a few games toward the 360 market. However, knowing the complexity of Funcom games, I wouldn't think that it wouldn't be successfully ported. GameSpot's Rumor Control has the story.

    According to the poster, the Funcom developers "showed a trailer with a pretty intense draw distance apparantly [sic] as well as Conan himself wielding a morning star which seemed totally realistic in how the spiked ball would behave due to its weight and momentum." Then, "a question was asked about if they were thinking about other platforms than PC...then the spokesman [Bjorn Sundquist] made a kauf [sic] gesture saying *kauf*Xbox360*kauf*." (Emphasis added.)

    Thanks to MMORPGDOT for pointing me in the right direction for this story.

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    Mon, Apr 17, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • For some reason I've woken up with disco music playing in my head. It's a pretty far leap from what I usually listen to. Why am I telling you this? Because as I read this new Priest Archetype Preview for Age of Conan, I have KC and the Sunshine band running through my brain. Someone.. make the pain stop!

    Priests in Age of Conan are a step beyond the stereotype of a vulnerable healer - they can call forth the power of their deities to smite and expose their enemies whilst protecting and aiding their allies! Whilst the priest is certainly the cornerstone of a good team in that they provide the vital restoration skills required to keep their allies standing in battle, they are so much more than that as well.

    Priests draw on the strength of their faith and their abilities are derived from the power of their respective deities. Each god provides unique aspects to their followers, from the lethal poisons of the snake god Set to the elemental powers of nature itself harnessed by the Stormcaller.

    On a better note, I just got Ten Ton Hammer's E3 appointment set up. Are you excited? I sure as heck am!

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    Fri, Apr 14, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • 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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    Fri, Apr 07, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • 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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    Mon, Apr 03, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • 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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    Mon, Mar 27, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • 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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    Mon, Mar 20, 2006
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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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    Fri, Mar 10, 2006
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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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    Fri, Mar 03, 2006
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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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    Tue, Feb 28, 2006
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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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    Fri, Feb 24, 2006
    Awenyddion
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