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Joel Bylos has published the latest Game Director's Letter on the Age of Conan: Unchained site. In it, he reveals a new feature for players looking for a new challenge: The Great Hyborean Race.
One of the primary requests we have received from the Player vs Player community are ways to recreate the feeling of rivalry that they felt in the early days of Age of Conan. Open world PvP is often mentioned and in discussing this problem with the designers, we feel that the best direction to take in improving open world PvP are sporadic, controlled events which force players into areas that are unsafe.
With that in mind, I am very happy to announce a new event that we will be running in Age of Conan, called The Great Hyborian Race!
During the Great Hyborian Race, we will be asking players to roll a new, fresh character on a Blood and Glory ruleset server (completely new server) and race to the top in PvE and PvP. For the duration of the event, you will be unable to use Offline Levels and we will place restrictions on the use of XP potions and instances. We still have time to make some adjustments to the ruleset, so post any ideas that you have on the forums and we will see what we have time to incorporate.
Unique Prizes will be awarded to the players who are first to 80 in each class, as well as players who achieve a certain threshold of PvP experience within the time frame of the race.
Work together with your guild, or strike out solo and attempt to be the best. Just be aware that anyone and everyone is your enemy!
Read more about what's happening in-game on the Age of Conan: Unchained site.