Age of Conan plans blockbuster year while Bylos teases ‘super exciting’ project

    
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Age of Conan players, don’t feel left out; you got a meaty game director letter too. Joel Bylos appeared for his last time in that role to promote all of the goods that players have to look forward to in 2015.

The next update for AoC will include more achievements, more panoramas, a hidden treasure system revamp, and additional instance challenges to spice up dungeon runs. Past that, the team is prepping the arena (which includes pet fighting) and preparing an additional endgame progression system that will allow classes to use a wider variety of weapons.

As for Joel Bylos departing as game director, he said on forums that players shouldn’t fret. “I’ve been asked to work on something that is super exciting and totally not something I am allowed to talk about,” he posted. “[The Secret World] has been going from strength to strength lately — all of the live games have — and my moving off is actually more of a consequence of that success.”

[Source: Age of Conan, The Secret World forums. Thanks to David for the tip!]
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VoySy
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Cujo H They are not doing any big-budget MMORPG for sure. They just don’t have money for it.

Tandor Shadewalker
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TehAcidBaron Tandor Shadewalker It’s an interesting looking game, the graphic style is what likens it to AO  for me.

Styopa
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Styopa

Lol same here. It’s like a reassuring reminder that the more things change, the more they stay the same.

Styopa
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Styopa

That expansion I paid for, but couldn’t play because the advertised 30d free to play wasn’t available because (apparently) that free 30d is only available 1/account?
Yeah, kind of soured me on funcom, and actually kept me away from tsw until I “rediscovered” it last year.
:(
I actually liked aoc, too.

TehAcidBaron
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Tandor Shadewalker

How is the repopulation, AO2 besides it being Sci-fi. I see very little similarities and it’s not the AO graphics revamp, they do speak about that it simply a very slow process with the amount of people working on it.

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Cujo H

Their execution lacks but giving up on those projects? name one, all of their mmo’s are still albeit with small teams being updated

ddocentral
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ddocentral

I began playing Age of Conan fairly recently and I am really enjoying it.  I am glad to see new activity and updates in the game.  Our Guild on the PvE server Crom has already reached over 1,000 active members, many of them new and returning players.

PaganRites
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PaganRites

Cujo H They have actually done an admirable job with TSW.  THey’ve done ok with AoC.

PaganRites
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PaganRites

Bylos did a great job helming Secret World after Tornquist, hard shoes to fill, left Funcom.  EAger to hear about the new IP.

paragonlostinspace
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paragonlostinspace

“You already know about the crafting system, of course, but the other piece of this puzzle is an expansion to the AA system.  -Joel Bylos”

  Yeah, we know its been promised for going what over four years now? I’ve lost track honestly and still we’ve gotten no really “meaty” answers about it. Just that its coming. :(