Age of Conan has a new game director with plans for 2016

    
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Funcom’s Romain “Tilty” Amiel, well known to MMORPG gamers as the lead designer on The Secret World, has taken over game director duties from Age of Conan lead designer Matthew “CirithGorgor” Bennett. Bennett announced back in December that he was parting ways with Funcom just days before the studio announced that a fresh Conan game would be one of three new games announced by the company in 2016.

Tilty is no stranger to Age of Conan, he tells players in his introductory letter; he worked on the much-loved level 1-20 content in the game beginning in 2007 as well as dungeons in Rise of the Godslayer. “I’m still in the process of catching up with the status of the game and figuring out the plans for the future,” he says. “Once everything is sorted out I’ll get into more details about what we have planned for 2016 in AoC.”

Community Manager Andy “Odonoptera” Benditt penned a post of his own today, summing up the game’s 2015 accomplishments. Last month, he reassured players that Funcom remains “committed to the continued development of Age of Conan into 2016 and beyond” with plans to expand the dev team and focus on a PvP arena system, raid finder, accessibility, and membership perks.

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LordOfBread
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not sure who told you that but you can easily lvl to max without spending a dime, if you put 10 bucks in you get a lot out of it and if you like it enough subbing is the right thing to do to support the devs

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LordOfBread

Aquilonia for me. Noble District. Oh my so many housing districts -*sigh* one can only dream…

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LordOfBread

any news on the crafting revamp?

ZenDadaist
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ZenDadaist

Tilty is now overseeing both? Well I suppose that was kind of a bit what Nusquam was doing so there is precedent for it.

SpaceOdyssey
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SpaceOdyssey

Maan if they updated their games as fast as they change their game directors.

Saiga
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Saiga

Draugris Saiga LordOfBread It was a really great start to the game, and I can still remember a lot of the Tortage NPC’s. Beware the Picts, lol! The way the three archetype stories were told from slightly different viewpoints and added together to give the whole picture was great.

If Funcom wanted to, I’m sure they could make Tortage into a single player game even today.

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Greaterdivinity Karl_Hungus 
I found AoC’s combat to be repetitious, arduous, and boring. Not to mention incredibly slow and clunky. TSW is even worse in that regard.

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Draugris
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Draugris

Saiga LordOfBread The Tortage experience was one of the best in every mmo´s i´ve played. Great idea

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paragonlostinspace

Crafting revamp.