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Summary on Update 5!

Update 5, Gangs of Tarantia - now live!

In this newsletter you will find tons of information about the different things we've done to Age of Conan in Update 5 - "Gangs of Tranatia", and some of the documentation is quite lengthy. If you just want a quick summary of what the update includes, we have that for you as well!

Read the update summary
Read the full patch notes

New High-level Adventure area!

Tarantia Commons opens up

A grand bastion of human civilization and culture - the Aquilonian capitol of Tarantia is the royal seat of King Conan himself. But the city also has a much darker side. Enter the Commons district, an area ravaged by gang war, disease, and poverty. This new area adds many more hours of exciting additional content for high-level players!

Read more about Tarantia Commons

Changes to items, systems and classes!

Complete item revitalization

This update sees the culmination of many months of hard work designed to update and improve the ways that items and character statistics in the game work. With improved progression options as well as revamped and improved items, abilities and feat trees we hope that players will enjoy these changes and experience Age of Conan with a new view on their character development. The changes are wide ranging so make sure you check out the detailed release articles for the low-down on the system changes! Be sure to read up on the changes to classes as well!

Read about the items/systems changes
Read about the changes to classes

Attention all crafters!

New and improved gems system

The application of gems is an important part of the crafting system in Age of Conan. Different types of gems can be used to augment equipment to make it more powerful. In Update 5 we have done a complete overhaul of this system to make it more flexible, easier to use, and a lot more rewarding!

Read about the changes to gems

People are moving into your guild city

Guild city life, social pets, and more

In this update we have done a variety of updates to player guild cities. As your city grows you will now see NPCs moving in, breathing new life into your settlement. Guards will patrol the streets, merchants will sell their wares. Some merchants will even sell you all-new social pets!

Read about the new guild city life

Letter From The King

Craig Morrison on Update 5

For game director Craig Morrison, the past few months has been crazy. Preparing, producing, and releasing one of the largest updates ever for Age of Conan has most of all been challenging, and the enthusiastic game director is keen on offering his reflections on Update 5.

Read the game director's letter

Interviews with the developers

Jarle and Per answers

Associate producers Per Storlĝkken and Jarle Snertingdalen managed to take a break from his busy pre-update launch schedule to answer a few questions regarding to the coming update. While Per focuses on the work done with Tarantia Commons, Jarle focuses on the update's system changes.

Read the interview with Jarle
Read the interview with Per

New Screenshots Available

Postcard from the Commons

It might be a slum, it might be the last place in Hyboria you would want to go visit voluntarily, but it sure looks spectacular. We turned on DirectX 10 and went exploring the streets of the Commons district, and what we found was an interesting mix of both beauty and brutality.

View all the screenshots here

Fan video available

A Glimpse into Tarantia Commons

It's always great for us to see the level of creativity among some of the community members out there. Recently we discovered a video created by Ben Avery that showcases Tarantia Commons in all its magnificent DirectX 10 glory. So - we just had to feature it in this newsletter! Thanks, Ben!

Check out Ben's video

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