Deep-diving Conan Exiles' intricate construction system

Following up on last week's building-themed Conan Exiles video, Funcom hosted a Friday afternoon stream showing off the building tools in depth.

Community Manager Jens Erik and Creative Director Joel Bylos captain the stream, in which they explore building materials, material storage, the crafting tools and stations, and the chunk placement system, building up a tower from brick to multi-story structure.

They also vandalize signs, visit a sweatshop, play with explosives, and watch thralls dance. Just another day in the Funcom offices!

Conan Exiles is still expected to launch for early access at the end of January.

Source: YouTube
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ZenDadaist
ZenDadaist

I'm guessing the imminent Steam early access release is why they've held back Anarchy Online's steam release. They don't want to compete with their own product. Which is absolutely and utterly foolish. Apparently AO was ready to go at the push of a button from before Christmas. Why didn't they push it then? Would've boosted the game at the best possible time for it. Bad enough that Conan Exiles took away AO's one developer :(

tanek_09
tanek_09

@ZenDadaist I don't know that the two would be in much direct competition, especially with one of them being in Early Access for who knows how long.

Even if AO was ready to go on Steam for Christmas, I can think of reasons to hold back.  While a steam release may give it a bump, with so many new games being purchased at the same time, an older title is probably not going to get as much notice.  Or players will try it and put it down in favor of a new game.

Personally, I'd aim for a time when there is more of a drought.  Maybe even use the Conan Exiles news cycle to help boost the Steam release of the other.

BjornH1
BjornH1

@Manacloud rust is an old game though - really outdated and it has nothing to do with Conan lore. 

Quinnocent
Quinnocent

Not going to lie.

My first thought when I saw the screenshot was, "It's totally unrealistic for her to be in a war-torn wasteland of dog-eat-dog survival and have hair that looks that good."

Norlamin
Norlamin

Graphically, looks a lot better than Ark. I'll have to keep my eyes on it.

nosz
nosz

Intricate?

I doubt that!

Styopa
Styopa

Is it ironic that they built a crafting system for the game that spawned from a game that's been awaiting a crafting system since launch in 2008?

TheDanny
TheDanny

such a surprise reveal, my excitment level for Conan Exiles is the same as for Mass Effect Andromeda and Squadron 42

squidgod2000
squidgod2000

This stream was going great until the first fucking radial menu appeared.

#deathtocontrollers #KBM4lyfe

tanek_09
tanek_09

@squidgod2000 I'd have thought the same, but I have seen it done pretty well in some games and it works fine for mouse/keyboard.  We'll have to see how it does here.

Barantor1
Barantor1

If you like ark but want npcs and no dinosaurs then this might be for you. 

Ceder
Ceder

@Barantor1  There are creatures that are in CE that are dino like and in some ways better.  They got beasts a plenty.

mrnastybutler
mrnastybutler

@Barantor1 @mrnastybutler Some 'rent will probably complain, make a stink for 15 minutes of fame, and then disappear.  Taken in the context of the literature, there is no room for complaint.

Siphaed
Siphaed

I'm really considering getting this assuming 1)  that there's a PvE server and 2) that there be a MOP server/community formed.  Come on, MJ, that's your cue!

tanek_09
tanek_09

@Barantor1 @Siphaed That is the plan, yes.  they will host PvP and PvE servers, but we should also be able to run private servers with our own rulesets.

squidgod2000
squidgod2000

@Siphaed

I'm down for a MOP server, if only so I can see if BBB is as zen in game as he's been in the comments lately.

tanek_09
tanek_09

@Ceder @squidgod2000 @Siphaed Aww.  The server misses you, too.  :)  (And it is not a MOP server, for the record. Just a private server where MOP readers were invited.)

Luckily, if there is a server for Conan Exiles where we are invited to play as well, no one will be forcing you to take part.  You would also be able to run your own the way you like.