Norwegian developer Funcom has been making waves lately with Conan Exiles, but for me they’ll always the studio behind science fiction MMO Anarchy Online. The 16-year-old game finally hit Steam this week, so I hopped back in to create my first new character in a long, long time.
Yesterday, I posted about a Fallout 4 mod that uses a complex, intertwining network of, er, kitties to make radios work. Turns out, game development is full of stories like that. World of Warcraft, for instance, is overrun with ghost bunnies.
A new starting area, tweaked visuals, sweeping profession balance changes—today the fourteen-year-old Anarchy Online received the biggest update its seen in ages, as well as the first $15 from me since I stopped playing in 2005.
Just a few short years ago, Funcom's Joel Bylos was in charge of level 20 through 40 of Age of Conan, a massively multiplayer online game that was, at launch, widely criticized for a lack of quality content past level 20. Now he's the creative director in charge of Age of Conan, Anarchy Online and The Secret World,…
Perhaps the most compelling and original science fiction setting in massively multiplayer online gaming, Funcom's Anarchy Online has been in operation since June of 2001. About time for a facelift, wouldn't you say? Let's take a look at the changes being made to this elder statesman of the sci-fi MMO scene.
Known for their epic feats of stoicism and understanding, the Jedi Consular class in Star Wars: The Old Republic is sure to have even the most caffeinated MMO players waking up in a puddle of drool with their keyboard imprinted on their foreheads.
Age of Conan Producer and Game Director Gaute Godager has resigned from Funcom, stating his dissatisfaction with the game as the key reason for his departure. Anarchy Online Producer and Game Director Craig Morrison will be taking over the vacated position. Gaute was with the company for 16 years, and will be sorely…