Dec 08 2016
There are a lot of compelling reasons to play an online rpg, such as escaping the drudgery of our daily lives and being able to adventure in fantastic worlds. Developers spend a lot of time crafting innovative and, hopefully, fun features to keep gamers playing, but not all mmo features are created equal. A number of systems that were once considered standard have been jettisoned while others have stood the test of time. We're here to take a look... Read
Aug 25 2016
Online security is becoming a major issue for mmo games. It seems that a new story about hackers stealing user account information comes along every few weeks. Not too long ago, DOTA 2 had two million forum user accounts stolen by hackers. Now it has been revealed that there has been a massive Funcom forum data breach affecting multiple online games. Funcom has sent out a notice to all their players after discovering that their forums had been co... Read
Jun 30 2016
The development of an online rpg rarely follows a smooth course. While executives and investors want a deadline to be adhered to and a firm launch date set, the reality is that a host of issues can unexpectedly pop up (and usually do!), especially when new mechanics and features are being crafted. Delays are often inevitable, and any person who has played computer games for any length of time know this. Heck, Blizzard is notorious for totally ign... Read
Jun 27 2016
It appears that the joy that mmo players received watching the Conan Exiles gameplay trailer at E3 will be short-lived. The brutal action that was witnessed in the trailer will be a little bit longer in coming. Funcom announced today that the Conan Exiles early access is being pushed back to January 2017. Following in the footsteps of Age of Conan, this new mmo is designed as an open-world survival game, with violence and brutality ramped up a fe... Read
May 20 2016
It's hard to believe that it's been eight years since Age of Conan first launched onto the marketplace, cutting down foes while swinging a blood sword. The free mmo based upon the mighty barbarian created by Robert E. Howard pushed the envelope of online gaming with its mature rating and brutal combat. I can still remember the glee I felt when I first decapitated an enemy in combat and saw his head flying across the screen. Funcom is celebrating ... Read
Apr 29 2016
A common lament that I've often heard about mmo games over the years is that there's a decided lack of originality among them. This attitude was commonly expressed by gamers during the heyday of World of Warcraft where essentially every new game being released was scorned as another cookie-cutter version of WoW. To be honest, this accusation was somewhat true as every game company was looking to replicate the runaway success of Blizzard. However,... Read
Apr 13 2016
Players and pets will fight for glory and rewards in Pit Mater's Arena.
The Age of Conan Pit Master's Arena update introduces the namesake PvP feature in the Field of the Dead. Players can prove their mettle in the arena and win an array of rewards in two ways.
First, mmo players can collect more than 200 exotic pets during their adventures, including demons to dragons. These pets can then be summoned to the pit. Each pet will unlock a unique e... Read
Dec 18 2015
Time hasn't been kind to Age of Conan. Back in 2008 it spent a fair amount of time in the limelight, receiving high ratings, great reviews and generating a commited fan following in a very short space of time.
Now however, it feels like the Conan community has been all but forgotten. There are no Conan guilds hanging out in newer mmo games, laughing about their Hyborian raids or roleplaying as barbarians. Despite all of the love players had for ... Read
May 31 2015
Whenever an online rpg manages to mark another year of existence, it's a good reason to celebrate. It's a hard-knock world for mmo games as there is a huge competition out there for your entertainment dollar. That's why I'm always pleased to see when an mmo celebrates an anniversary, but the truth is that not all mmo anniversaries are equal. One game that I believe has done a good job is Age of Conan, which is celebrating their seventh anniversar... Read
May 21 2015
The Age of Conan Shadow of Vanaheim Collector's Edition is now on sale at the online rpg's in-game Item Store. It packs bonus items that could help in the campaign against the Vanir, as well as sought-after collectibles such as the epic Prime Platinum Ice Bear swift mount.Other exclusive and account wide items include the Winged Mask of Bragi vanity helm, the Facemarking: Berserker Horns tattoo, and a Grand Treasure Chest, which can only be c... Read