age of conan

Official Site: Age of Conan (Age of Conan: Unchained)
Studio: Funcom
Launch Date: May 20, 2008
Genre: Dark Fantasy Themepark
Business Model: Hybrid F2P (Optional Sub, Cash Shop)
Platform: PC

Choose My Adventure: All of the MMOs you made us play in 2023, from Guild Wars to Gorgon

Well here we are, my friends. It's always such a pleasure. Remember when your votes killed me twice? OK, maybe that's being overdramatic, but...

Massively Overthinking: Penalties for failure in MMORPGs (beyond death)

MMOs generally have one big obvious penalty for failure, right? You die. Oh, usually not forever, not unless it's some niche hardcore realm, and...

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite Funcom MMORPG?

My nostalgia and I had a Moment the other day when I saw that Funcom was celebrating its 30th anniversary. Even though I freely...
It's old.

Massively Overthinking: What’s the most chaotic behavior you’ve seen from MMO players?

A week or two ago, I found myself discussing Ultima Online by way of trying to convince our work chat that players often do...

Funcom celebrates its 30th anniversary as it looks back at Anarchy Online, Conan, and Secret World

It's a landmark year for Funcom, as the Norwegian video game developer celebrates its 30th anniversary. The studio got started making games for the Genesis...
Bad plans.

Perfect Ten: 10 of the worst launches in MMO history

Launch time is a difficult time for every MMO, and honestly, I have nothing but sympathy for the teams launching a new game at...

Choose My Adventure: Age of Conan engages my barbarian rage

Let me be honest with you all: This week saw me ragequit out of Age of Conan, though not quite to the point that...

Working As Intended: My 20 years of Star Wars Galaxies

Last year, when Ultima Online turned 25 years old, I did a piece reminiscing on those early days and marveling that so much of...

Choose My Adventure: Finding frustrations in Age of Conan

If that headline wasn't a big enough clue, then let me just go ahead and reaffirm: This week, life in Age of Conan was...

Choose My Adventure: Settling into Age of Conan’s uncomfortable routine

Today's Choose My Adventure column is about the groove. I think some folks know what I mean in relation to MMOs (or even gaming in...

Choose My Adventure: Age of Conan underwhelms almost immediately

For an MMORPG that has been out for as long as it has, Age of Conan sure feels like an early access title. And...

Choose My Adventure: Plumbing the challenging Delera’s Tomb in Dungeons and Dragons Online

This week's Choose My Adventure ended up being a bit more challenging than I had expected it to be. Primarily because my level five...

Funcom belatedly remembers Age of Conan’s 15th birthday with dev blog and event

Yesterday, we cheekily pointed out that Funcom appeared to have forgotten Age of Conan's 15th birthday back on the 20th of May, in spite...
See, that's the joke of the name.

Perfect Ten: 10 old MMO promises that never happened

Developers like to talk a big game. It's expected, it's encouraged by all parties, and it's part of the fun. When a game or...
What's in this age? WAR.

Conan Exiles announces June 22 Age of War as Age of Conan’s 15th anniversary slips by in silence

Funcom may have let Saturday's 15th birthday of Age of Conan slip by unheralded and unremarked, but it did take the moment to announce...

The Stream Team: An anniversary romp in Age of Conan to commemorate 15 years

Sometimes you blink and years have gone by! That's how Massively OP's MJ felt when she noticed Age of Conan was celebrating another anniversary....

The Daily Grind: Have you ever played an R-rated MMO?

If we were to transfer MMOs over to the realm of movies and give each an MPAA rating, we'd most likely see a lopsided...

One Shots: Noodling around

Get ready to slurp up some serious eye candy, because noodles are on the menu for One Shots this week. I mean, who needs...
Being back in Azeroth might be a little more reassuring.

Former Trion boss Scott Hartsman illuminates the rise and fall of RIFT

Yesterday, we ran an editorial from MOP's Tyler focused on his reasoning that MMOs are better off showcasing their own special attributes than tearing...
I'm definitely an elf!

Perfect Ten: 10 MMOs that took aim at World of Warcraft

The fact that we currently have a Big Five in the MMO space is a big change from not so long ago, when the...