I’ve been meaning to write about this for a few days now. When I first heard of Age of Conan I was extremely interested in the potential of a PVP based game taken to the next level. Right now the combat system is possibly being completely revamped, thus the enormous delay, but what I knew of the system when I first heard of AoC was that it had a twitch element to it and it actually could require skill. Regardless of the impending new combat system, AoC fell off my radar. I lost interest in AoC for some time because, to be quite honest, it didn’t look good enough to compete with Warhammer Online. However now that AoC has seen much more press coverage and more information has been released I am starting to get lured in by the videos available on youtube and their official site.
I stumbled upon this Age of Conan Siege Demonstration while reading an article on what AoC brought to GenCon. What I saw in this video gave me chills. Outposts have to be built up over time (Weeks according to this video) and guilds will actually have to defend them against real player attacks. These forts will have walls both outer and inner for defense and they can be attacked by real player catapults and have real battle damage done to them. Everything I see in this video appeals to the PvPer inside of me. The combat looked good and the characters with mounts looked even better! I can’t do the video any justice by talking about it so please, if you’re at all interested in PvP or Age of Conan, watch this video!
After watching this a few times I am now trying to decide how I am going to come up with the money to play both Warhammer Online and Age of Conan. Finding the time to play both may just prove to be impossible.