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Age of Conan Update 6: Guild Renown & More

| 18 Feb 2010 12:22

Age of Conan servers have all been patched to bring online Thoth-Amon and the much touted Guild Renown system complete with official site rankings. Check out the official word and a boatload of screens below:

Update 6: 'Return of Thoth-Amon' now live on 'Age of Conan' servers

  • Funcom launches official guild rankings on the 'Age of Conan' community portal
  • New update introduces elaborate guild achievement gameplay and new high-level content

Durham, USA - February 17th, 2010 - Funcom is proud to announce that the company has released another massive free update to 'Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures'. The new update follows in a long line of free updates that have all introduced massive amounts of new content, new features and groundbreaking enhancements to the massively multiplayer online game that was awarded 'Most Improved MMO of 2009' by earlier this year due in part to the many additional hours of content and gameplay that the development team has introduced to the game since launch.

"I am very pleased to say that the feedback we have received from our community on Update 6 so far is very good," says Funcom Game Director and Executive Producer Craig Morrison. "The new guild renown feature is becoming very popular, and we are already seeing guilds compete against each other in order to score higher on the guild rankings. We really feel that this additional layer of gameplay will add a lot of depth to the game, especially in terms of creating an even better social environment on the servers."

Update 6: 'Return of Thoth Amon' introduces the much anticipated guild renown feature, where any guild on any server can acquire renown points that unlock exclusive rewards. Anything that the members of that guild do - fighting monsters, fighting other players, crafting items - will generate renown for the guild. Renown points will unlock guild levels, and will for instance allow the guild to decorate their guild city with new buildings, statues and banners, or allow the guild's members to gain access to exclusive item rewards. Players can view a list of the top ranking guilds on all servers from inside the game as well as through the new guild rankings website available on the community portal.

The update also introduces tons of new content, mainly the addition of Thoth-Amon's Stronghold - a new dungeon featuring, for the first time ever, tier three raid content. Here players will be able to encounter Conan's arch-nemesis Thoth-Amon and even fight alongside King Conan himself.

Launching in May 2008 'Age of Conan' quickly became a smash hit in retail, shipping over 1.2 million copies around the world. In North America, the most prominent online gaming market in the west, 'Age of Conan' became the third best-selling PC title of the year in 2008. In the weeks after launch 'Age of Conan' simultaneously topped the charts in 17 countries, and the game received critical acclaim from gaming press across the globe. 'Age of Conan' is now available in English, French, German, Spanish, Russian and Polish localized versions, and is being prepared for launch in Korea as well.

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