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Age of Conan: Unchained hits 600K, hands out free gift
Posted: 11.11.2011 16:41 by Comments: 4
Age of Conan went free-to-play as Age of Conan: Unchained last July, and has enjoyed so much success that the MMO has hit the 600K user mark. To celebrate, publisher FunCom is giving away a gift to every player who checks in before the 21st November.

According to the official site, "(T)o celebrate this latest success, and the growth of the Barbarian army, everyone who logs in before Monday the 21st of November, will be once again able to claim The King's Reward pack from the item store on one character on their account. The reward pack, which can be found in the 'special offers' tab in the store, contains a selection of potions and is yours absolutely free - a thank you from us for your loyalty to King Conan!"

Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures launched in May 2008 to a healthy 400K subscribers, but subscribership quickly dwindled, forcing the MMO to merge servers, leaving the game on the brink of cancellation. FunCom made the decision to first make the first 20 levels free-to-play, then eventually made the decision to go free-to-play in July 2011. A month later, the MMO swelled to 300K players.

Age of Conan: Unchained is one of a string of MMOs that have found greater success in being free-to-play, such as Dungeons & Dragons Online, Lord of the Rings Online and City of Heroes.

Comments

By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Nov 11, 2011
SirRoderick
Does anyone here play this? Grind-heavy?
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Nov 11, 2011
herodotus
I just saw the new movie....that's enough to put me off Conan for life, in any medium.
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Nov 12, 2011
nocutius
Serves you right, you should have know better :).
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Nov 12, 2011
JonahFalcon
@SirRoderick: When I played it a long long time ago, there wasn't much grinding, at least in the early levels.