Official Age of Conan Community on Xfire

Winners Posted!

Finally! Here are the winners of the Age of Conan Play 2 Win event (2010 version!)

Gold

cesar101
ravex55
mabuspwns
iliac
jack0517

Silver

rhynobuk
izmire
sum1two
duddits71
willenholly

Bronze

ctmundertaker
darkenfo
wobelly
vitalogy11
ohickox


I'm emailing all of the winners today on the email address that they provided when they signed up for Xfire. I will be sending the conan prizes, and Steelseries will be sending their prizes directly.

Thanks for playing everyone! Exciting things are happening in Hyboria and I hope you enjoyed playing along!

Posted by officialconancommunity
June 18, 2010 - 12:39 PM

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Winners on the Way!

Hi Everyone, sorry for the delay in contact. We're querying the Xfire Database now to find out the winners. Stay tuned! We should have them by the end of the week.

Thanks for playing! and stay tuned to the community for the winners, and other Age of Conan news!

Posted by officialconancommunity
June 08, 2010 - 03:25 PM

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The Play 2 Win Begins!

It's been awhile since our last Conan Play 2 Win, and with the release of Rise of the Godslayer last week, now's the best time!

We've been sponsored by SteelSeries, and I can honestly say as an owner of the Syberia headset, you're going to be glad you won it!

Posted by officialconancommunity
May 17, 2010 - 02:00 PM

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Possible Stream Delay

We're still in the process of setting up the broadcast. The stream may be delayed for just a few minutes.

But it will be running soon!

Sorry for the delay!

Posted by officialconancommunity
April 29, 2010 - 12:01 PM

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Live Broadcast Today!

In one hour in fact. Come watch Craig Morrison (the game director) as he takes you through more brand new content that you can see in the upcoming expansion, Age of Conan: Rise of the Godslayer!


The expansion is going to hit stores on May 11th, be the first to check it out! Afterwards, you can even ask questions to Craig live!


12:00pm PDT - www.xfire.com/stream_series

Posted by officialconancommunity
April 29, 2010 - 10:56 AM

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Final Expansion Location Revealed, "Paikang"!

We reveal Paikang -- one of the final zones to complete the upcoming expansion!

"An icy wind blows westward, from the ocean, and carries with it the tang of salt and death. The patchy grass is flattened to the earth by the breeze and you canter your horse towards a promontory that overlooks the eastern ocean. You stand on the bluff and stare across the steel-grey waters, ten thousand miles from where your journey began, about to overthrow another tyrant."

Check out the full reveal here.

Posted by Famine
March 01, 2010 - 04:45 PM

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Letter from the Game Director - February 2010

With players enjoying the 1.06 update, Guild Renown and the new raids this month’s letter gives me the opportunity to reveal a little about the immediate future, the expansion updates and a couple of significant changes coming your way.

Check out the full letter on the official Age of Conan Community Portal!

French, German, Spanish

Posted by Famine
February 24, 2010 - 05:12 AM

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In case you didn't know...

Because you've been living under a rock, or you never look up at the Xfire header...

Monday December 7th, Funcom is coming to Xfire to show a world premiere live broadcast of never before seen content of the Rise of the Godslayer expansion!

No more screenshots, no more trailers. Now you get a GUIDED TOUR!

Don't miss your chance to be one of the first to see the expansion live and maybe you'll be able to squeeze in a few questions for the team!

No need to sign up, just show up December 7th at 12:00pm (Pacific Time) to the Thursday Night Stream Series page: http://www.xfire.com/cms/xf_tnss

Posted by officialconancommunity
December 04, 2009 - 04:59 PM

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Behind the Scenes: The Content Team




Today I'm going to take you on a small ride around the studio and some of the people who help make Age of Conan happen. These guys and gals help develop and maintain Age of Conan on a daily basis while having to deal with all the issues that come along with it. Nothing is ever easy when you have such a massive game that requires constant attention and large level of detail as the games in our genre.

Check out the full blog update here!

Posted by Famine
November 10, 2009 - 04:27 PM

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Community Update - October 23rd, 2009

The final fixes to the issue with some of the server logs mentioned earlier this week have been thoroughly tested now and everything looks good to go for next week. So we still aim to get update 1.05.6 to the live servers early next week. We'll announce the downtime as soon as we have it all setup and prepared.

By the way ... together with the already announced changes and additions like the Iron Tower, Veteran Rewards and the Seasonal Event, there will also be another new service offered after update 1.05.6 went live. That new feature is related to getting rewards for friends you recruit to join Age of Conan. More information about this will be revealed when the update goes live so keep your eyes open.

Have a great weekend all!

Posted by Famine
October 23, 2009 - 09:34 AM

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Nights of Lost Souls - Seasonal Content!

Experience the Nights of Lost Souls – an exciting new seasonal in-game event. Challenge yourself with new quests found throughout Hyboria, and reap exciting new rewards!



The Story

As the day slowly but inevitably gives way to the longer nights as the year wanes, there is a time when the thin veil between the night as we know it and the true darkness of the worlds beyond the realm of mortal men is pulled back.

The many cultures of Hyboria sport their own proud traditions, and yet they share striking similarities in the folklore regarding the falling season. These tales are rife with rumors of restless souls that have long passed from their mortal coils, and warnings of the season when cadavers dance with savage hungers and dark desires. These stories are oft dismissed as tales of yore, myth or fancy for fear that they might actually be true. Those well journeyed in the lands of Hyboria however know differently, very differently.

Those like you who have faced the dangers of the undead before, and know they exist. Those who have faced the undead on the field of battle know better. And as the foolish scribes and boisterous entertainers tell their ghost stories by the tavern fireplace, men who consider themselves brave laugh, for it is easy to laugh with a mug of ale and a warm hearth to ward off the chill night…those that know the truth greet such 'bravery' with a wry and knowing smile. Still though, the days and nights that approach at this time of year draw many a cautionary breath from even the most hardened of travelers.

The nights of the lost souls are upon us, and those who choose to brave them, may find themselves face to face with those tortured souls of warriors past.

Description

With two brand new solo quests, and an additional team quest, players will have to track down and defeat three Lost Souls. The quests will take you to places you thought you knew, but this time of year casts a shadow over things you once found familiar.

With fun and fantastic seasonal items to acquire, those that seek out the Lost Souls will find themselves facing the true dangers that lurk just beyond firelight.

Of course, there are plenty of rewards as well. How about the Fermented Brain Juice that causes you to vomit and become drunk, or the Void Essence that changes your skin? Here is a selection of the great, new items you can collect from these autumn quests! The nights begin after Update 5.6!


Unholy Backscratcher (social weapon)


Helm of Dark Vigilance (social armor)


Soul Devourer (demonic social pet)

There is a known haunting in Old Tarantia, for those brave enough to investigate.

Do you believe?

Posted by Famine
October 16, 2009 - 12:09 PM

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Funcom in the House!

That’s right we’re invading your community! The Funcom Community Team will now help manage the Age of Conan Community on Xfire. This is a very good thing because now we can help keep you guys updated with the latest information with development of the game as well help plan rocking Xfire events.

We’ll also be around to answer any questions when we can from the Xfire forums and the comment section on the news articles we post. That way we can help branch out from our own side of the world to your side of the world with greater ease to you.

Cheers!

Posted by Famine
September 28, 2009 - 11:51 AM

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Letter from the Game Director - September



For this month’s letter Craig Morrison wanted to go into some details on the new veteran reward system and new content (Iron Tower) that will go live with the next game update. The update is getting ready for the test server (at least when I am writing this, there is every chance the build will already be on the test servers as you read this!)

Veterans System

As I mentioned in my last letter this new system offers veterans a whole new set of rewards that they can purchase from new veteran vendors depending on how long they have subscribed for.

Veteran Points and how you earn them

Players will be awarded new veteran points for each month that they have paid for (whether it is through subscription or game-cards). Each month that a player pays for will accrue a certain number of points, with the number of points awarded each month growing after each six-month period they have subscribed for. In addition there is a bonus amount awarded at each six month interval. These numbers are still subject to possible change over the next couple of weeks as the system gets put through it paces on the test server.

  • Month 1 to 5 – 6 points awarded per month
  • Month 6-11 – 8 points awarded per month
  • Month 12-17 - 10 points awarded per month
  • Month 18-23 - 12 points awarded per month
  • etc...



This means that players who have paid for six months will have 38 points (5x6 pts plus 8) and players who have paid for twelve months will have 88 points (38 points plus 5x8 points plus 10). So at a top level the more months you have paid for the greater value you get from the veteran system.

All the veteran points will be awarded retroactively as we have already a log of how many months a player has paid for to date. So when the system goes live players will have access to their points to use at the vendor.

The points will be available on each character separately. So you don’t have a pool for all your characters, you have the same number of points to spend on every character you have. The rewards however are character bound so you can’t just keep making and deleting new characters to try and horde veteran rewards.

Read the entire Game Director letter here.

Posted by Famine
September 28, 2009 - 11:50 AM

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Age of Conan Winners!

It's the moment you've all been waiting for:

The Video Capture Contest Winners!

Conan Miscellaneous/Fun Category

Gunstarpl - 37 Cool Votes
Hellhoundnl - 26 Cool Votes

Conan Near Death/Death Experience

Header7045 - 232 Cool Votes
Maiamigas2 - 226 Cool Votes

Conan Best PVP Fight

Nephistu - 285 Cool Votes - GRAND PRIZE WINNER
*arrow2rock - 178 Cool Votes

We verified all of these entries in the Xfire Database. We took note of all of the votes that each video had during the campaign. We have a list of every person who voted for the videos and the time the voted. We made sure that each of the entries got their votes honestly and fairly.

Congratulations to the Winners!

You will be hearing from Xfire in the next week to ask for you address to get prizes delivered.


*edit* Our apologies, these was an error in the last PVP winner. Due to a mixup in VideoID numbers the wrong winner was announced. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Posted by officialconancommunity
July 30, 2009 - 03:03 PM

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Winners will be announced tomorrow!

I actually have the winners today but Header7045 actually won in two categories and must choose his prize! Dun Dun Dunnnnnn!

Stay tuned tomorrow around this time to find out who won the Age of Conan Video Capture Contest!

Posted by officialconancommunity
July 29, 2009 - 04:33 PM

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Today is the Last Day!

Today is the day! This is the time to make sure all of your videos are tagged properly. Make sure all of your friends have voted. Make sure you've got it right, because when it's over. It's over!

After the contest ends, we will take a few days to confirm winners. So it might take a week to finalize the winners, but I'll keep in touch!

Posted by officialconancommunity
July 24, 2009 - 01:47 PM

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Only 4 Days Left!

The Video Capture Contest is ending in 4 days and if you haven't posted your video, what are you waiting for?

There's still time to gain the lead and claim one of the awesome OCZ or NVIDIA prizes!

Also 3 random Xfire Users who post in the forums saying they've COMMENTED on Videos (post the URL) will win Xfire Swag Packs, which include various items from the Xfire Prize Closet! (games, tshirts, etc...^^)

Enjoy the last days!

Posted by officialconancommunity
July 20, 2009 - 09:18 AM

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Tag Reminder

In case you haven't check out the page, here is a reminder of the tags:

1. For PvP videos: conanpvp
2. For Near Death Videos: conandeath
3. For Miscellaneous Vides: conanfun

Also to clear up the prizes. A few of you have asked, and the Solid State Drive Grand Prize is IN ADDITION to the 1st Place Prize.

So the people who win 1st place in each category, between the three of them, whichever video has the most votes, ALSO gets the SSD.

/jealous! ^^

Posted by officialconancommunity
July 15, 2009 - 02:07 PM

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Another Category Added!

We decided to add another category just for fun. Just in case you never win PVP matches, or you can't quite capture your best near death experience, the new category is...MISCELLANEOUS!

That's right! Capture ANYTHING in the game that you think is cool. If you're right, then your friends will vote it cool and you'll have a chance at winning the:

- Superclocked GTX 280 - 1st Prize
- Superclocked GTX 260 - 2nd Prize

We've also made a few of the steps "optional" now only tagging your video properly is REQUIRED to enter the contest. But make sure you do. Videos that aren't tagged properly will not be counted. (and you can't cheat and vote for yourself 50 times)

Have Fun!

Posted by officialconancommunity
July 15, 2009 - 02:04 PM

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Start Capturing Videos!

6 hours into the contest and only one entry?? Come on lazy bones, out of bed! If someone were offering me a free 120GB SSD I'd be dancing in the street...but alas,I can't win.

Here are some things to note with the contest:

1. Take video of your best PVP experience or best near death experience.

2. BE SURE to tag it "conanpvp" or "conandeath" for whichever category you're going for.

3. Post in the community forums called "Video Capture Contest" You MUST have posted in THIS forum for your video to count.

4. Find some friends to vote for your video, or go vote for the videos of other people.

5. Most "Cool" votes win! (Lame votes don't mean anything) And Don't cheat!


IMPORTANT:

Because I know some of you don't read FAQs.

- DON'T Add your own music. You will be disqualified.
- DON'T edit your video. Only raw gaming footage. You will be disqualified.
- DON'T CHEAT! We'll know who votes for you and how many times, so do it legitimately okay?

Most of all, Have fun! Make a great video in the game that you love! (Try to think of something other people wouldn't do)

You have until 11:59pm Pacific Time on July 24th to complete all of the steps.

Visit http://www.xfire.com/cms/xf_conan_video for more information.

Posted by officialconancommunity
July 10, 2009 - 06:26 AM

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Video Capture Contest Prizes!

This is going to go public in just a few minutes here, but I wanted to share the prizes with you first:

First Place:

6GB Reaper PC3-15000 RAM

OCZ Fatal1ty Series Power Supply 700W

OCZ Alchemy Series Illuminati Keyboard

OCZ Gladiator Max CPU Cooler

Age of Conan Lifetime Subscription


Second Place:

OCZ nia - Neural Impulse Actuator

16GB OCZ Rally2 Flash Drive

OCZ Behemoth Laser Gaming Mouse

OCZ Behemoth Regulator Mousepad

30 Day Age of Conan Subscription


Grand Prize:
120GB OCZ Vertex Series SATA II 2.5" SSD

OCZ Vertex 120GB SSD The Grand Prize will be awarded to the 1st place contest winner with the most overall cool votes!

Now don't go uploading videos early. Videos not uploaded within the contest period will NOT be eligible.

You can check out the event page here: www.xfire.com/cms/xf_conan_video.

Posted by officialconancommunity
July 09, 2009 - 08:59 PM

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Are you sure you're in the community?

In case you got confused we made it easy! Just click the large "Click Here" button at the top of the page.

Another clue: If you can't see the Forums in this community, then you're not in the community! i.e. "This Guild Has No Forums" ...that means you're not really in the community.

So click the button above to be sure!

Being in this community DOES NOT count as 1 of the 5 clans you can be in, so you don't have to leave a clan to join this community.

Thanks!

Posted by officialconancommunity
July 08, 2009 - 04:01 PM

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Discuss and Win winners

Congratulations:

Twistedseven
Jtsnipe
mitsiee

for excellently defending their class. I'm going to have to roll bear shaman and tempest of set characters just to check it out.

Again, if you won PM me with your email address and whether you want the game or the game time.

Thanks!

Posted by officialconancommunity
July 08, 2009 - 10:38 AM

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Join and Win Winners

nyrongt
tw1tchol
shirukan3001
godfear1nghead

(one more winner added because i'm a bit late)

If you're a winner, you should send me a PM with your email address and if you want the game, or game time.

Thanks!

Posted by officialconancommunity
July 08, 2009 - 10:29 AM

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Upcoming Event!

Xfire Insider Newsletter spilled the beans this morning and the Xfire release notes are about to follow soon.

The upcoming event for Age of Conan is a VIDEO CAPTURE CONTEST!

Xfire is still sorting through the prizes, so it's not OFFICIALLY announced yet. But once the prizes are confirmed, you in the community will be the FIRST to know!

The event start on July 10th, so don't try to post videos before then, you won't win. They're time stamped, so we know.

What you CAN do it start poking your IRL friends getting them ready to vote cool on your video.

ALSO PLEASE don't create fake usernames to vote for yourself. We saw the users that did that last time and had to disqualify them. :(

Thanks everyone! I can't wait!

P.S. Join and Win winners will be chosen tonight! Discuss and Win winners will be chosen tomorrow! Sorry, we had a holiday here in the states. :)

Posted by officialconancommunity
July 06, 2009 - 02:55 PM

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Join and Win & Discuss and Win Prizes

So...I just realized that offering a copy of Age of Conan to people who already play it may not be the best incentive. :D

So I've decided to give a choice. You may want the game to give to a neighbor, significant other, or friend.

OR you can win 30 free days of game time of Age of Conan.

Make sure you post in those forums before July 3rd and July 6th if you want your chance to win.

And keep posted to the community. We'll be announcing an new event soon.

/shiftyeyes
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Posted by officialconancommunity
July 01, 2009 - 12:28 PM

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Help Beta Test this Community!

Hey Everyone,

This is Stanfordsdaria from Xfire. The Age of Conan Community is one of the flagship communities that we're starting with unlimited registration. As you can probably see, there are a few kinks we're trying to work out, but we'd like to have more analysis. If you have time, please use the community! Post screenshots, Post Videos, Post in the forums, we'd like to make sure that everything is working as it's supposed. And for those that aren't working, we need to know why so that we can fix them.

So have at it! Try to break it! :D

Just to incentivize you, the 3 people who come up with the most constructive criticism in the next week and post it in the "Beta Test" forum will win an Xfire Swag pack. Which will include a few games and an Xfire Tshirt.

--Sdaria


P.S. You have to JOIN the community to post in the forums.

Posted by officialconancommunity
June 30, 2009 - 11:13 AM

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Don't worry your hours aren't lost

Don't worry. The official community system is just working out a few kinks! Your hours aren't lost! Xfire is working on it, and it'll hopefully be fixed soon!

In the meantime, share your screenshots and videos! Have you seen that Tarantia walkthrough video I uploaded?

Also, visit the Make Friends in Conan Forum. MMOs are much better with Friends. And Xfire makes it easy. So find friends and jump in game!

Posted by officialconancommunity
June 30, 2009 - 12:36 AM

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Was anyone else entirely excited by Update 5?

Update 5 was huge. It changed so much in on fail swoop. There's nothing like introducing an entirely new town to freshen up your killing spree.

Update 5 Brought:

The Tarantia Commons

Changes to classes

Gem Revamp

General System Changes

Posted by officialconancommunity
June 30, 2009 - 12:23 AM

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Welcome to the Community

Welcome to the community. In this community you can:

- Find friends who play Conan
- Join Conan Events
- Hear Conan News

Every now and again we might even run some events exclusively for community members.

So get started! Share your videos and screenshots or post in the forums!

Posted by officialconancommunity
June 25, 2009 - 05:17 PM

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