CVG reported back from Funcom's HQ in Oslo, with some good news on the new combat system tune-up:
Well it's looking great, actually. The combat system has been changed in a number of very definite, deliberate ways, and it improves the feel of the game immensely.
The number of directions in which you can attack has been reduced, combos must now be activated instead of memorized and hopelessly recited, and enemies now display shield icons on either their front, left or right sides - a seemingly trivial inclusion but one that gives purpose and meaning to the ability to attack from one direction rather than another.
It gives us hope that a live-combat MMO can actually, seriously work, and that Age of Conan could be the biggest trend-bucker the genre's seen.
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