Funcom adds new content to Age of Conan

May 7, 2009


Funcom adds new
content to Age of Conan


Ymir’s Pass
features new storyline


“Man,” said he,
“tell me your name, so that my brothers in Vanaheim may know who was the last of
Wulfhere’s band to fall before the sword of Heimdul.”


“Not in Vanaheim,”
growled the black-haired warrior, “but in Valhalla will you tell your brothers
that you met Conan of Cimmeria.”

         


From Robert E. Howard’s “The Frost-Giant’s Daughter.

Those who have
followed the tales of Howard’s Conan will be delighted to know that content
based on Howard’s stories is being integrated into Funcom’s massively
multiplayer game, Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures. Funcom has been working
diligently to expand the content for players, and not only will gamers find an
adventure based on the short story, but upper level characters will need to get
a group together for an end-game dungeon called Xibaluku. Xibaluku is for groups
of level 80 characters and is packed with boss encounters that will certainly
challenge gamers.

But that’s not
merely the last of the changes affecting the MMO since it launched. The launch
dungeons have been revamped and improved to provide better game play and
rewards.


Generally, all
the new content is geared for players of all ages. Craig Morrison, game
director, stated “I am very proud of the efforts that have been undertaken since
launch to address the various issues identified by our players, as well as the
improvements and additions that we have made to the game.”

With new quests
added and new in-game rewards for players of all levels, it is obvious the Conan
team is listening to its community and improving the game to provide a more
robust experience.