PvP Castration May be Coming to Conan Exiles… Ouch




/ 2 years ago

PvP Castration May be Coming to Conan Exiles... Ouch

Conan Exiles has had its fair share of problems since it launched on Early Access, but I guess that is to be expected for a game still in development. The crafting system needs work, it suffers from lag, and they’ve been changing server providers too. However, they team took to reddit for an AMA, and it seems there’s still a lot of stuff to come to the game. It’s not all just about swinging your male/female pride for all to see [NSFW].

“We have already released several patches and the entire team is working on getting the next one ready. We remain one hundred percent committed to the Early Access model and that means listening to the community and making sure we improve the game constantly. Right now we are focusing on the most pressing issues like rubberbanding, disconnects, and other server related issues, and as soon as we have that under control we can start looking closer at gameplay improvements as well as new content and features”

“Unfortunately, due to the overwhelming demand for servers and our needs for administrating them, our official partner has been unable to deliver the level of quality and service we require. Because of this we have mutually agreed to end the partnership. We are in the process of finding new partners with the ideal hardware we can move the existing game databases to. However, due to the high demand for Conan Exiles servers, many hosting companies are simply out of the hardware that we need and as such this process might take a few days.”

What can we look forward to? Improved servers are obviously a big focus, but there’s scope for big changes to combat, human sacrifices, and big plans for their PvP and survival sandbox features.

“Similar to the way in which you capture thralls, we would like you to be able to drag players back to your altars and sacrifice them for a massive boost,” Funcom responded. “We might also add specific killing equipment such as iron maidens etc. In addition we really want you to be able to harvest the heads of your foes and stick them on spikes outside and around your bases. Maybe even at some point…castration.”

We’ve seen some pretty brutal ways to shame your enemies in games before, but dragging them back to your base and cutting off their junk… now that’s gotta hurt!

“We discussed nudity early on and decided that for the lore and setting, nudity was something we wanted to go with,” Funcom responded. “The slider was a natural evolution of that, especially seeing we had a similar slider for breasts. Equality and all that.”

“Right now we are improving the control feel of combat, a bunch of small things that lift the experience that we just didn’t have time to get to before Early Access launch. We’re also looking at how bows and crossbows work. Beyond that we are planning to separate light and heavy attack buttons which gives us greater flexibility. Oh and dodge, we need to take a pass on dodge. So yeah, we will keep working on combat for the foreseeable future.”

The game world is set for some big changes to interaction and persistence too, which should make it a more enjoyable game to play overall.

“Our vision for the game is to find the line between Skyrim and Minecraft. We want to have a game where NPCs inhabit a living, breathing world, but where players make a real impact on the environment and become a part of that world.”

So there you have it, more combat features, a more detailed game world, chopping off your enemies penis and much more; that should make for an interesting game, to say the least!

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