Writing on the MMO website, game director Craig Morrison reveals some more on the 1.05 update being put through its paces for King Conan and co.
Every characters class will be getting ability, feat and spells tweaked. A new RPG system is being implemented, with promises of much better loot generation. Plus a whole new playfield!
Funcom recently announced that Age of Conan's subscriber numbers were feeling much healthier now, with the MMO having just recently celebrated its first birthday.
"Lots has been changed, tweaked, added and improved over the last few weeks as the update has been put through its paces," Morrison.
"There are still a few more builds to go on the test servers at least, but we are now in the home stretch and we are aiming to try and have things ready within the next few weeks."
Included also are some less major changes, but nice additions nonetheless:
New Provisioners – These new vendors can be found in several places selling crates of certain potions and food so you don’t need to buy them one by one anymore. (The stack sizes of potions and food have been increased as well!)
City Life – Players will find their guild cities get a little more populated with NPC visitors, guests and residents. The guild cities should be a little livelier now!
'Path of Comrades' – A new recall ability (that shares it refresh timer with the path of Asura) obtained from your guild city allows you to return to your guild city.
More travel options – New NPCs in the guild cities will offer passage to several locations.
New Social Pets – Check out new vendors in the guild city for some new faithful companions!
Improved Guards – The guards across Hyboria should behave better around PVP and react against the correct targets. When you are tagged as the ‘aggressor’ in a fight will also now be visible in your GUI.
Subscribers with over 6 months veterancy will be awarded a free additional character slot automatically from now on, plus two more will be open for purchase sometime in the future. Do you serve your Barbarian King?
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