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Crom – Warrior God

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In Age of Conan and generally in Hyborian there are lots of gods, some are very dark – like bloody – Set, some are bright – Mitra and some are neutral like humans – Crom.

I will start from mighty – Crom. This ancient god is main ( and propably only ) deity of Cymeria – homeland of Conan. Also Conan belive in this god and from various of event we can say that he is probably most favorite follower. Crom love strength, might and braveness – his followers shouldn’t waste time for prayer – this god hate this kind of manifestation of faith – it’s a weakness to beg him for anything. Concluding – this god warrior can be attract only by mentioned above attributes ( strength, bravery and iron will ).

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Interview with Erling Ellingsen

can be found – http://gry.o2.pl/publicystyka_special/?co=pokaz&id=84, there are lots interesting information in this interview. System of communication in game, of course graphics effect ( i think marvelous ) is using DirectX 10.

Players in game can fight in tavern after using alcohol, then all characters in bar beat each other – funny addon ;-). World is really huge and maybe now World of Warcraft will be nr. 2 in MMO?Game is for adult players only, now cutting limbs and throats its possible. Some nudity and dark horror monsters included.

Did you know..?

that for beta- testing of Age of Conan one hundred thousand players, subscribed as a beta testers.. after few day..

I heard also that in game will be possible to create – military forces from NPC!If you’ve got enough money you can create on army ( without tank and planes – im sorry )!Im little worried how my personal computer will create that kind of graphics effects – that ive seen on pics on official site..

i think i need new one, in the near future, ive got 1 year old, grampy – problem is one – money…

anyway ive read about fighting system – revolutionary “Real Combat” and if they wrote true..i just cant wait to play!For the first time character will be under total control during combat, no more click and your character is slashing your enemy – no problem…now you can string your bow to shot or if you want something else – cut him to pieces – now fighting will be like in classics – beat’em up!

How will be casting spell mage?i dont know…but i think this  system will be enough smart to resolve properly.

Age of Conan-Bestiary

On official site you can find information about few monsters from game, list of monsters is short and i think in finished game will be about 8 times more monsters.

After analizing of this list i can say that part you may saw in movie and all rest is from books. In movie we saw common type enemy like wolf, savage cannibals and also gigantic pythons like in Conan The Barbarian . In game are werewolfs, giant – tarantula or worms – Yakhma more exotic are deamons –  lizard with wings – Vistrix, Dark Beasts, Grol and Frostcrawlers.

All enemy’s are ok but i want more from enemy’s – Sabre tooth or Hyena is not interesting creature to fight, where are winged deamons or dragons?orc maybe?Specter Chieftains ….?what is that…? They must create something new, something more then what we see in World of Warcraft.

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(Vistrix, lizard – deamon)

Well I hope Funcom will add a lot of powerful mobs to fight! Not only weak and silly lesser enemies but also huge and deadly creatures (just like raid boss from World of Warcraft – do you remember them? Onyxia or other terrible enemy?) I know from Conan book a lot of vicious creatures and I think if their read them, they will add large part of Conan’s beastiary to Age of Conan…

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Archetype – classes

Welcome! In Age of Conan there are 12 classes, basically, there are four “Archetypes”: Priest, Soldier, Mage and Rogue and each archetype contains 3 classes.

Priest Archetype

Priest archetypes are healer classes. Healers are supporting allies and this is their main job. Of course they can also raise dead party members and support with all kind of buffs.

Tempest of Set – These followers of Set are renowned for the obliteration and ruin that follows in their wake, but like other priests, they have the power to heal.

Bear Shaman – Basically they support allies with their strength or adrenaline surges and use powerful spirit totems that heal and counter-attack enemy blows. They are vulnerable to all kind of attacks, but they are really helpful in the party. Age of Conan gold farming is always better when someone like Bear Shaman cover your back.

Priest of Mitra – They can aid as healers and even bring the dead to life.

Soldier Archetype

All soldier class are designed as tank classes. They are created to take all attacks on themselves, they protect other guys in your party and supports other classes by special skills.

Dark Templar – DT combine heavy armor and blood-thirsty magic with an all consuming desire for triumph. He can drain life from his foes.

Guardian – Guardians are the most heavily armored in Hyboria. Guardian is total “tank”, his attacks are really weak, but his armor is fantastic. Only this class can use full plate armor. It’s really hard to scratch Guardian, but in the other hand Guardians have very low damage capabilities.

Conqueror – Conquerors are a heavy sword wielding fusion of heavy armor and battlefield command, individuals rising from the ranks of Aquilonian generals and barbarous Cimmerian. They are good to take all hits and they are also good in offense.

Mage Archetype

They are designed as dps classes.

Necromancer – Necromancer summon and command the undead. Their ghoulish minions are capable of tearing enemies apart or casting their own death magic. It’s good to be Necromancer :-)

Demonologist – The mightiest of sorcerers, wielding the power of hell and earth and capable of conjuring pillars of flame or titanic storms of electricity. Probably most offensive ranged class.

Herald of Xotli – Basically they are hybrids of the mage and soldier archetypes who wield alien spells and two handed weapons, making them a potent enemy on the battlefield. They are very offensive, with assassins, they’ve got very melee attacks.

Rogue Archetype

They are designed to deal massive amount of damage, but in the other hand they are really vulnerable to any kinds of attacks.

Ranger – Rangers are the finest marksmen in Hyboria, capable of stalking an enemy and delivering devastating shots with pinpoint accuracy.

Barbarian – Barbarian combat style focuses on strength, aggression, and relentless assault. They are more balanced then Assassins and deal less damage, but in other hand they are better armored.

Assassin – They are possessing powerful combos, the ability to dual-wield and slip past enemies unseen. Assassins are most dangerous DPS in Age of Conan, they have really powerful attacks, but in other hand they are very vulnerable.

In this MMo

According to official news, in Age of Conan – Funcom will present – new and completely revolutionary combat system, called Real Combat. They are very excited to work on this project bla bla bla…anyway this combat will be like on good old arcade game or fighting games, where you can use “combo” moves. I don’t know much now about this Real Combat system, but I think it will be something like that – to beat your opponent down, you need to hit special combination of attacks. What is cool, we will be able to use FATALITIES to finish off our opponents!

Just like in Mortal Kombat – legendary fighting game ;-). I love Mortal Kombat, but I know that these Age of Conan fatalities will be different – you know with sword or something like that. Anyway in this interesting combat system, when you play an archer and you are firing and arrow at someone – first thing you need to do is to string bow, zoom on target and then release the Arrow…

Well, I don’t know how spells and magic part of Age of Conan will look like but I hope it will be something revolutionary, cool etc. Wait..oh now I found…If you are magician, you are using spells combination. When you are using them, you may release great magic force and destruction! Fantastic!

You can fight riding on horse and this is also very nice. When you are riding horse or elefant , you can also fight while riding mount. This will be completely new thing in MMO RPG genre.

See you again!

Greetings fellow barbarians!

Welcome on my weblog! If you love MMO RPG games like I do, you should check out my weblog from time to time, because will be dedicated to upcoming game – Age of Conan Hyborian Adventures. This game is one of the most anticipated games in this genre. MMORPGs (massively multiplayer online role-playing games) are probably most expensive games lately and each costs more than 50 million $ dollars.

Online games are now, after successful premiere of very popular game – World of Warcraft – most popular games. World of Warcraft is almost greatest video game ever created and like “Coca – Cola” of online games (of course I’m talking about MMORPG pay for play games). Anyway in the future probably other hot title will hit stores like > Fallout Online, Star Trek Online (It’s just a rumor maybe), Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning (from Electronic Arts – EA) or unknown project from NCsoft – Aion game or something like that? (Ncsoft is known for their Lineage and Lineage 2 or City of Heroes). Of course there are probably other titles, but I know only these online games. What else?

There is really a lot of upcoming hot games, I think hottest from all is Age of Conan! Mostly because I’m huge Conan fan ( I read around 50 books ;p or something like that – got enormous collection of books heheh) and I love kinda dark fantasy style (dark-heroic fantasy or something like that). Anyway If you like Conan too, visit my weblog from time to time :P

Hope to see you next time!

ARGHHHHHH!!!! LET THE RAGE BEGINS!

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