Age of Conan News

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Population seem…

Population seems to be quite stable so Age of Conan rises and it could be one of most successful come back if we are talking to mmorpgs. As a fan I’m waiting now for numerous updates, more dungeons and endgame content. Maybe Funcom will raise experience cap which should be very good! As a player I’m looking also for more benefit if I’m older gamer (I’m playing right from the start!).

According to Funcom they “new business model will give gamers the opportunity to pick whether they want to play for free or become premium subscribers, and Funcom is also introducing an in-game store to the game where both free and premium gamers can purchase exclusive content such as weaponry.”

I was truly an amazing year for Age of Conan: Hyboria adventures, mostly because developers turned it into free, leaving subscription based model. According to news from IGN; since July Age of Conan has tried 600 000 for gamers who are willing to play in this spectacular mmorpg  – so player base had grown by 300 000 new gamers with doubled monthly revenue which is spectacular news.

Even if on the one had Age of Conan free mmorpg is more of a trial than freemium game, I guess Funcom should work more to turn model into similar game like Turbine and Lord of the Rings Online: Shadow of Angmar, where we can play in truly free game with some premium options. Turbine has a lot more experience in free to play model, since they turn into free to play Dungeon and Dragons Online (amazing success if we are talking about mmorpg). I’m familiar with both, splendid games and I guess these games are worth to play, especially if you are looking for PvP extensive game. So Funcom need to work more on model presented by Age of Conan so both are keeping balance and have a lot to offer for free subscribers.

I wish that Funcom will add more high quality content in the future, to get more gamers; more items and it hopefully keep more balance to the game when they change free to play and premium model. As an Age of Conan fan and someone who enjoy all kind of online role playing games. A future shines very nice for Age of Conan, they did fantastic thing.

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Age of Conan free to play!

Age of Conan: Unchained, varies from most MMORPG titles and is a concentrating on storyline for real, additionally it has stunning graphics and a fantasy MMORPG with a never seen anywhere before real-time combat system. It’s really not easy to find another game with such fantastic atmosphere, audio-visuals like in universe of Conan. Moreover, this title is available to everyone without fee, so you are not required to pay any cash in order to enjoy the game.

But game also has different F2P system and game is more limited for not-premium members – while downloading game and making your account, you just need to remember that Age of Conan: Unchained is not like rest of F2P MMO, so don’t expect that you will have full-premium access to whole content. Free-to-play members of Age of Conan get a small pick of four available character classes and possibility to create max two characters. Besides you find instances, spaces in your bank, adventure places, raiding possibilities and mount training limited. Free players may access the beginning of raids and the raid equipment ladder, but they are not able to complete tier 1 without purchasing to Premium access or getting entry to more available in full game raids. You will not complain on navigation system included into the game. An annotated minimap in the top corner of the screen presents where you are and where your tracked tasks are leading you. A larger version of the minimap can be shown with a single click or button press, granting you with much interesting perspective of your present situation.

As I said before, what makes Age of Conan totally unique is fighting system. In order to not lose your life you need to take active role during the battle. There is no pressing auto-attack button – in order to win the every battle, you have to thrust, chop, and swing using your sword. Besides attacking, this system grants you with opportunity to control your defense rather than relying just on your statistics, adjusting your defenses as your enemies strike you, lending an element of your abilities to every encounter. Additionally, proper using of available combos rewards you with possibility of dealing just serious damage. Depending on used death dealing device, your character may make a fatal blow on some enemy – like simply chop his head off. Well, game is pretty gory (severing of limbs and decapitations), features bare-breasted women running everywhere and numerous of players will happily agree that it’s just extremely exciting.

All-in-all if you have never had any contact with Age of Conan earlier, this is just best possible time to play in it out and check out for yourself if it’s something you really would like to play or not – it’s f2p after all. If you ask me, I have other titles I’d rather play for now, like Deus Ex, which is just marvelous single-player game. Anyway, since AoC becoming Unchained not that long time ago, Hyboria was a witness of coming of totally new 300,000 players, with server activity becoming 4x bigger, even and Funcome is started to get more money from AoC, like two times more. Not forget that while having fun in AoC you will discover additional depth to the game which is unbelievable, including some of the most amazing visuals on MMO market, incredible music and sound FX ever seen.

Altis? What is that?

No, no! Today I’m talking about free online strategy games like Altis Gates. It’s very cool free to play; two-and-half dimensional fantasy MMORPG. It is set in an old universe of European legends and myths. The plots are set in the area of Altis, a world that takes design cues from European classical architecture, with a modern twist.

What is unique in this online strategy game, you can obtain a pet. When you first log into the game universe you will get a pet egg. This egg will hatch to become your very first pet. Starting pets can be a Mushroom, Slashworm or Jack Rabbit. As your first pet, its amity toward you is set at 2 Big Hearts from the time it hatches. This means that it can learn magic spells and abilities right from the beginning.
The other eating stuff can be used in combat. The effects of food of the same genre do not stack but the effects of foods of different types can stack.

The Shop system ( often used in online strategy games )gives players Level 45 and above to construct a stores through a certain NPC and then do business conveniently. After manufacturing a shop, you can put your stuff up for sale. When you have a place where to sell, you will no longer need to set up a stall and stay in one spot to get rid of your materials.

CLASSES

In Altis Gates there are 2 main Class families, and three possible generic Upgrades each for a sum of 14 Classes (2 Classes, 12 Subclasses) in all.

Mage

Due to small power their defenses, aspiring Mages would be wise to travel with a melee-based companion. Mages can advance to become a Black Mage or White Mage, and become even more powerful to become a Priest, Shaman, Wizard, or Cleric.

Warrior
Warriors serve as the current attack component of any formation. Warriors can evolve to turn into a Combatant or Gladiator and boost up further to become a Mechanic, Swordsman, Gunner, or Berserker.

Groups of players can use formations to boost up their effectiveness during the battle and online strategy games. There are four types of formations: Earth, Wind, Fire and Water. In every formation, players will enjoy an enhancement or suffer a reduction effect depending what position they use within the formation. These effects are only applicable to players.
There are fifteen types of restorable eatable stuff available in this online strategy game, that cannot be used during the struggle: Spicy Buffalo Wings, Shitake Mushroom Soup, Insect Egg Sauce, Baked Potato, Mixed Seafood, Spicy Lobster Tail, Leftovers, Stewed Tiger Meat, Poached Pincers, Boiled Egg, Steak and Potatoes, Smoked Salmon, Mushroom Stew, Roast Pork Chop, and Roasted Snow Demon’s Claw.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Intel Pentium IV 1.3 GB that supports MMX
At least 384 MB of RAM
32MB graphics card that supports DX6
4.0 GB of hard drive space

In the world of Altis Gates, there is even a balance among the four normally occurring elements of Wind, Earth, Fire, and Water. Water in turn counters Fire, and Fire counters Wind, Earth counters Water and Wind counters Earth in the cycle of relationships between mentioned elements. For example, using a water element strike on a fire-type mob will cause much more devastating might than usually in other free online strategy games.

Age of Conan Godslayer

Welcome on my blog. I must say, I play less these days and I’m mostly enjoing life without games and computer. Now it’s time for a break, more sport activities, more parties and more all kind of social stuff. I must admit, playing to much in games, especially in MMORPG can really beat you down. I’m currently out of subscription in Age of Conan and I don’t think I come back soon to this game, not because it’s boring (sometimes it is REALLY BORING game), but mostly because I don’t have much time for gaming…

Anyway I check some one website and I have found information that the upcoming Rise of the Godslayer expansion for Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures will be released soon. Word is: “In addition to the expansion pack, the retail box also includes the award-winning full version of “Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures”, complete with the numerous updates that have been added to the game since launch, such as new gameplay features, entirely new areas to explore and more.” Yeah it’s nice to hear! Well, Funcom is really in hard situation because this known company is very close to bankruptcy – they need more money or whole company and Age of Conan will collapse pretty soon.

“Thanks to these updates, online gaming website MMORPG.com awarded “Age of Conan” with the “Most Improved MMO of 2009” award earlier this year. Retail customers will also get an exclusive starter package containing several in-game items that will help them on their adventures through Hyboria. Additionally included is the tamed puma, an special in-game pet that is not available through any other channels.”

Ok enough, I need to go and I don’t know when I come back. I do not know whether or not to buy this expansion pack – Age of Conan Godslayer. After playing in AoC I feel tired and I don’t want to to play to much in MMORPG. This game can be dangerous for you and your health – that’s why I leaved AoC. I play sometimes in shooting games or quick, simple games online – there is nothing better before I fall asleep…

Races in Age of Conan

Welcome. Today few words about Age of Conan classes. Choosing a race will limit the classes in which you can play. Check them out!

There are 12 classes, basically, there are 4 “Archetypes”: Priest, Soldier, Mage and Rogue. Now each archetype contains 3 classes.

As a Cimmerian, you can play – Barbarian, Guardian, Conqueror, Dark Templar, Bear Shaman and Ranger.

Cimmerian
are barbarians from icy and very cold land of Cimmeria, on the north. They live at the northern cold, mounted region of the Hyboria. They pride themselves on working with their strength, and not relying on magic. They don’t like any type of magic. Or even hate magic.

Aquilonians may not play Mages. As an Aquilonian you can play as Priest of Mitra, Dark Templar, Guardian, Assassin, Conquerer,   Ranger or Barbarian.

The Aquilonians are a people divided behind a front of unity, and threatened behind a show of dominance. Their kingdom, the so-called Flower of the West, is the unrivaled jewel of Hyboria. Aquilonia is currently ruled by King Conan, once powerful barbarian, today wise king and one of the most significant person in whole Hyboria.

As a Stygian you may select from Demonologist (great AoE class), Necromancer (pet class), Assassin, Herald of Xotli (fantastic dps class), Tempest of Set or Ranger.

Stygians are an decadent nation, born of a culture more than 1500 years older than any of their neighboring kingdoms to the north. Stygians are masters of dark arts of magic and dedicated to the worship of the Set, powerful serpent god (evil deity). Stygians can’t play as soldiers.

Which one is my favorite? I think Stygians with their powerful Herald of Xotli class or Necromancer and probably the most unbalanced Demonologist. Herald of Xotli is fantastic class, but its designed only for people who like to die preety often ;-).

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10 things basics about Maple Story

1. Maple Story is great MMORPG which is Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game.

2. In Maple Story you pick one from several class: Magician, a Bowman, a Thief, or a Warrior.

3. Maple is FREE. Just download and you can discover it. Maple Story is waiting for you :-)

4. Game has….50 millions players worldwide! It’s total record. Half of that number are Chinese players.

5. Maple has special money, called Mesos. Mesos can be obtain from Quests, monsters and such things.

6. You can speak and interact with any other online player in the mini world. I think it’s Maple Story soul. Players.

7. Remember to take break from time to time, online games can be really addictive….

8. Nexon and MTV, the creators of Maple Story, will create a premium version of MTV’s Neopets online youth community, where users can buy virtual items for in-game personalization and customization of character avatar.

9. Well if you want to play in Maple expect to spend over hundred hours killing enemies, looking like mushrooms and one called Jellies. Well it’s boring. Very boring.

10. Maple Story is a side scrolling 2D role playing game (remember these old games from 90’s? 2D rulez back then).

Aion Online – new MMORPG

Hello! Did you heard about very cool upcoming MMORPG game called Aion Online: Tower of Eternity? Aion Online is created by NCsoft’s Aion Team Development Dept, a major Korean game developer. This great game PvP and PvE (a concept the developers call PvPvE) in a fantasy game environment. A feature of the game is flight, both as a means of transportation and aerial combat. Game is looking really awesome and is already huge hit in Korea were was released at the end of 2008. What is interesting, already won the award “Best Korean Game of the Year”. People in Korea are talking that Aion Online has the “epic scale, immersive story, and stunning graphics and sound design”.

Well, is this true, we will find out very soon, because game will be released in Europe on September 25 2009 and something like that in US. I must admit, game is looking really awesome, and the character creation system allows for a great deal of character customization – probably most advanced character customization I ever saw! In Aion Online there are 4 primary classes, and 8 specialized classes in the game. Players start the game by choosing one of the four primary classes: Warrior, Mage, Scout, or Priest Later we can pick one of the many 2nd class or class specialization, to choose with path of career is best for our gameplay. Game is really fantastic, so check out trailer above. If you like game similar to Linage or Lineage 2, you can test Aion Online, because it’s really awesome experience. See you again!

Age of Conan developer blog is back!

It’s good to know that developer blog is back!  It’s been some time since Age of Conan had an active developer blog. If I remember corectly developer blog was “out of order” since launch day back in May 2008. In all fairness, FunCom has been a little busy with bug fixing, balancing, content throughput and some fairly massive overhauls of game systems.

For the first post of the newly resurrected dev blog, FunCom’s Glen “Famine” Swan sticks with discussing the newest update and touches on the itemization overhaul coming up next.In the future they should talk about their mistakes and how they resolved them. As a gamer I would like to know better situation :-) and that kind of stuff.

Anyway check out this video > this is so priceless  :D

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Hmm back for free??

Welcome friends! Well, a lot of updates and additional content have been coming down the pipe for Age of Conan in the last several months. That’s why I’m wondering how many previously subscribed gamers would be interested in re-installing and patching the game to see how things have changed. I think that game is a lot better then before and Funcom should consider “come back for free” weekend (like Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning producers – EA Mythic). This would be very smart move to promote this cool MMORPG. Age of Conan is really good game, maybe some players are in other concurent games like World of Warcraft, Warhammer Online or Lord of the Rings Onlibe, but game has still largest potential…

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Age of Conan: 4,000 Age of Conan Copies were Stolen

Hi mates, today something funny ;D well hieves in the United Kingdom city of Bradford stole 4,000 retail copies of Age of Conan from  the back of a truck. The original source of this information, Telegraph & Argus, claims that it was an Xbox 360 version of the game, but personally i dunno that this is true, you can check something about game time cards in games.
Finding this thieves should be very easy, because they need to register with a credit card number and other personal information… there is another link to game time cards.

Poor thieves and their stupidity, now they will be behind bars for such idiotic act…

Well there are a lot of stupidity in life but these guys are number 1 dumb a$%es in world…

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