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Vagrant Zero
04-22-05, 12:05 PM
http://pc.ign.com/articles/606/606369p1.html

Damn that looks sweet. Looks like they're using SpeedTree as well.

Mr. Hunt
04-22-05, 12:26 PM
Thanks for the headsup... looks pretty cool.

|MaguS|
04-22-05, 01:49 PM
I love the conan universe, I just hope this game doesn't rape it and tone it down...

stubby
04-22-05, 10:21 PM
is this a single player RPG or a MMORPG?

Vagrant Zero
04-23-05, 12:03 AM
is this a single player RPG or a MMORPG?

Both. It'll have in-depth offline and online components. NWNish.

|MaguS|
04-23-05, 06:37 AM
No offline... Its only online, but the first 20 levels are played solo as your earn your freedom (you start off a slave) once you hit level 20 and choose your third class (kinda like EQ2) you move into the MMORPG world.

MOTÖRHEAD
04-24-05, 02:13 AM
No offline... Its only online, but the first 20 levels are played solo as your earn your freedom (you start off a slave) once you hit level 20 and choose your third class (kinda like EQ2) you move into the MMORPG world.

Read the article again. The game starts offline in a single player world and then moves to offline once you get to a certian point.

Funcom wants players to get into the game with single player to really get in touch with their characters. They want players to explore the world with untainted eyes and learn the game mechanics in order to develop a much greater connection to the character without having to compete with other players. But while players won't be able to wander the world with everyone involved until the single players story is finished, they will be able to group with other players before that time in smaller groups at certain times. This is definitely something we need to learn more about before being able to fully explain how integration with single and multiplayer works, something we can hopefully get answered at E3.

After completing the single player, players will get to join the online portion of the game. This isn't something necessary, Funcom has specifically designed the game so that players can feel content without having to play online, but judging by the features list Funcom lists off for online content, it'll probably be pretty hard to resist.

raystone57
04-24-05, 02:39 AM
But while players won't be able to wander the world with everyone involved until the single players story is finished, they will be able to group with other players before that time in smaller groups at certain times. ?? So you can sort of go online in small groups before the single player is done?
This is definitely something we need to learn more about before being able to fully explain how integration with single and multiplayer works, something we can hopefully get answered at E3.At least they're on it.

|MaguS|
04-24-05, 06:18 AM
Read the article again. The game starts offline in a single player world and then moves to offline once you get to a certian point.

Read the website made by the developers...

http://www.ageofconan.com/conan/faq.html

What is Age of Conan - Hyborian Adventures?
Age of Conan is an online action RPG set in the Conan universe as created by Robert E Howard.

Does the game have single player elements?
The first sections of the game will be played just like a single player title as you develop your character through an involving storyline, as you prepare for even greater adventures beyond. The whole game will always be played on online game servers.

So you will need an Internet connection to play the game?
Yes, you will require an internet connection to play Age of Conan.