Age of Conan adds new content for its anniversary… for a price

It seems like it’s been a while since Age of Conan last got a major update, but for its anniversary the red carpet has been rolled out once again. Shadow of Vanaheim is new content offering new quests and locations that scale to character level, with new armor pieces and vanity items available through the adventure. You can buy it right now in the game’s cash shop, or you can buy a collector’s edition for a few more vanity upgrades.

Wait, what?

Yes, the new addition for the anniversary is in fact something that is being sold, which has players understandably more than a little angry in the forums. The official response thus far has simply been to outline what is contained within the pack, but it doesn’t really address the core player complaint that having an anniversary event centering around something being sold feels a bit less than celebratory. Even when what’s for sale does involve a totally sweet bear to ride.

Source: Shadow of Vanaheim announcement, forums; thanks to Jon, I-Spy, and David for the tip!
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poordevil
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poordevil

I’m Just the opposite. Never was a Conan fan until I played AoC. Then I picked up on Howard’s stories and Frazzetta’s art. I think AoC captures the essence of Conan beautifully. Fine blend of brutality and beauty.in an adventurous MMO. Where else can you ride a fine steed with the wind in your hair and a broadsword on your back? Slaying your enemies, loping heads, severing limbs, all set in gorgeous environments along with award winning orchestrated music. There is no other MMO out there that offers anything like AoC..

AoCplayer
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AoCplayer

http://aochideout.blogspot.com/2015/05/shadow-of-vanaheim-review.html

Very detailed review of the new “adventure pack”.  It is a total disaster.

melissamcdon
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melissamcdon

I think Age of Conan should have had sex with their nudity.   It would have been more popular.   People like to boink in games that allow it, but those games are short on ‘game’ beyond that, i think it would have been, well, game-changing.   Just the simplest of features can allow a myriad of RP and gameplay options for the community, as I’d said the other day, all you need is 1 wedding dress and 1 tux / suit and you’d end up seeing weddings held in your games.    Just give them some other things to do besides questing and killing.   None of the A class MMOs have had the cajones to include animated sex like you get in Second Life.   I think the game would be a lot of people’s guilty pleasure, if the MMO part was decent, and Conan’s is.

Ket_Viliano
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Ket_Viliano

Oathien  Firefox and noscript will fix that, but then the comments don’t work.

Oathien
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Oathien

It would be nice if I could read the actual article but  can’t because there is a @^ ad in the way, that I absolutely cannot close

Lateris
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Lateris

This game is still unique in terms of combat. I don’t mind buying the d l c to support it

Carthoris
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Carthoris

Naerri Rebel Engie Highest average internet speed in 2014 in the US was 13.7 Mbps in Virginia, which is around 10 hours for 50 GB. Outside of big cities, *lots* of people have far lower speeds than that.

Outside the US, data caps are a big deal and 50 GB is a whole lot of data just to try something you might not play for more than 20 minutes.

You’re right though, “lol living in the 90s noob” up there needs to get with the times!

bambocheur
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bambocheur

McSleaz same here, i’ve DL’d and uninstalled 3-4x, never getting further than lvl 40s content.  Anyway, I found my Conan fix in the books and comics, and that’s been a much better experience for the buck (for me).

Naerri
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Naerri

Armsbend Midgetsnowman Yes but you dont pay each month 15 EUR/USD 4 years prior to the actual wedding do you????

Naerri
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Naerri

melissamcdon Porculasalvania ArcheAge and PvE? get real…Plus – this thread is supposed to be about AoC btw.