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Age of Conan: Update 5: Gangs of Tarantia Revealed

StraddenStradden Managing EditorHalifax, NSPosts: 6,696Member Common

In this exclusive developer journal, Funcom's Age of Conan team fills us in on some of the finer details of the upcoming Update 5: Gangs of Tarantia and the changes that it will bring to the game.

"Gangs of Tarantia", the fifth major update for Age of Conan, is the biggest and most influential update done to the game since launch. Let's take a look at why.

Not only does Update 5 add several hours worth of new content thanks to the new game region, it also makes fundamental changes to the core systems of the game that will make gameplay even more fun, exciting, and rewarding. These changes significantly improve how the plays and the rewards available for game-play. This update has been designed to deal with the remaining significant issues both players and developers alike had identified with the game at launch.

Read Update 5: Gangs of Tarantia Revealed

Jon Wood
Managing Editor


  • rmk70rmk70 Toronto, ONPosts: 398Member Uncommon

    So this update is live now? It didn't say specifically.

  • vuduuuvuduuu MelbournePosts: 2Member

    I'll give it a try when they give all the old accounts a free 10 day re-activation to check out the game and see what its like... not paying to beta test again, already gave mythic too much money doing that.

  • majakeyesmajakeyes San Diego, CAPosts: 3Member

    sounds great! I haven't played in a few months but will be logging on soon

  • VultureSkullVultureSkull LONDONPosts: 1,774Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by rmk70

    So this update is live now? It didn't say specifically.


    If there is no major hitch it will be released tomorrow, Wednesday the 24th of June.

    Can't wait.

  • AramanuAramanu SheffieldPosts: 157Member

    Not played since launch really, i was wondering can other people visit other guild cities now?

    If i remember rightly before, it was only guildies that could enter the clan city instance.

  • openedge1openedge1 My City, ALPosts: 2,582Member

    It is official.

    Read on Twitter:

    "The EU servers will come down for Update 1.05 on Wednesday, 24th June at midnight GMT (02:00 am CET). 1.5 patch goes live tomorrow. "

  • VormirVormir UKPosts: 134Member Uncommon

    I'm eager to see how this is going to work.

    Good luck to Funcom and to the community. (No sarcasm).

  • DeeweDeewe Long Beach, CAPosts: 1,967Member Uncommon

    Funny the major update for me is the social pets ;)

    And I wish there was social clothing too or better UI.


  • narakuunarakuu stockholmPosts: 348Member

    Looking forward to this and hope it brings out more fun then I've already had with the game, perfect with the new area as I'm going to hit 75 today also ^^

  • rwmillerrwmiller ReadingPosts: 472Member

    Would love to go back and give it a try but am reluctant to pay out for a month when I might stop after a week.

    Plus lots of people on the FunCom forums screaming about healing issues and how they don't have it right on the test server and since I have a Bear Shaman that is a bit of a concern.

    Like others I will wait and see if they offer a come back and take another look offer.

  • CenCalCenCal Modesto, CAPosts: 60Member

    So,in reading the way that weapons and armor will affect gameplay,will it become a gear grind,and Having to do raids and dungeon crawls for the minuscule chance to get uber gear to be competitive?

  • penandpaperpenandpaper Romeoville, ILPosts: 110Member Uncommon

    Sounds great.  Good luck, Funcom. 

  • Micro_angelMicro_angel MadridPosts: 87Member

    whoa, 11 months for finishing the game, not bad.........

  • odinfishodinfish Mankato, MNPosts: 40Member

    I'm not impressed... I still think the game needs another year's worth of updates to bring me back. This update says it adds hours of extra play when the game needs to offer me years of extra play. I don't enjoy raiding all the time and that's really all that is left to do once you're maxed out in leveling. Sieges still aren't that much fun and neither is the FFA PVP after a time. Balancing and stats still need work, same with item production.

    Don't get me wrong... the game is fun, the graphics are amazing, and I love a good bit of what AoC has to offer as it is and was, even back last year this time when it still sufferred from those horrendous memory leaks. I just can't see myself playing for more than a month at a time without getting bored with it. I really wish they'd add more to do because I do miss the original satisfaction and bloodlust, lol, I experienced when I first arrived on the beach at Tortage. ;-)

  • lethyslethys New York, NYPosts: 585Member Uncommon

    If Mortal Online turns out to be a complete bust, I would definitely try out this game.

  • ShadowsladyShadowslady Tempe, AZPosts: 147Member Uncommon



    I think it could be one of the greatest MMOs if they just had loss on death, like gold or XP. Right now, there is no penalty and thus PvP=suck.

    Shadowlord Sage

    Napa Valley, UO, 1997.

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