Conan Exiles - Funcom, open-world survival

Maybe people play differently than me, but for my first 150 hours, I wasnt anywhere near dungoens or bosses.

I suggest people just play the game without mods as they are starting out, since a lot of them lead to those stability issues people sometimes mention.

Hi @Razgon, how do I adjust the server settings on a single player game?

Hey @Reemul - Just go to settings, and the last set of options are the server settings.
You have to make yourself administrator first though. For some reason, I always have to push that button (Under the same set of options) twice.
I then set the options I want, and then log out and in again.

The reason I do the relog, is that otherwise I am playing with administer privileges, and thats annoying to me, too tempting to keep on :-D

@Razgon cheers m8, got it.

Have this game, only played it for a bit on release, been looking for something in this vein to try.

This is a great game, I really need to get back to it. Did not experience that much jank in the 30 hours I have.

I played quite a bit on the QT3 server. I got to a pretty high level. Did a bunch of dungeons and got phat lewt. I am sure there was more to do, but I got bored of it. One thing I never figured out how to kill were those giant crocodiles. I mean I could kill the undead litch king or ghost lord or whatever, but those giant crocks just wiped the floor with me.

I kind of wished they had some more imaginative items. I would have loved an alchemy recipe for night vision or some gear that let you climb unlimited distances (I did have the special climbing gear from some hard to reach dude).

In the end I think I just ran out of interesting things to do. There was no economy other than survival.

This server has an economy. :-)

Apparently this game has a lot of titties.

Also dongs.

They’re pretty easy now with a decent fighter thrall.

@Razgon since you recommended I check this out… I see the base game on sale on Steam and then Deluxe and Complete bundles. Insomuch as I’m interested in checking out the various biomes, etc… how necessary are the additional packs? Do they add new regions or just different baddies to conquer?

They are just cosmetics - other building types and armors, and not necessary at all. Its just flavour.

edit: Oh, and @Clay - there is a lot of information about Conan Exiles here in the Epic thread, since it was supposed to be free and then got retracted there, if you want more information for a newcomer :-)

Is the game friendlier with a controller or Keyboard/Mouse? I just started and have so far used Keyboard/Mouse, but was just wondering what holds up better over the long haul. I have some RSI in my mouse shoulder so if controller is just as good, I’ll probably stick with that.

Also, you’re kind of just thrown in there to start. I collected some rocks, sticks, fiber and insects, managed to eat and drink, but can’t figure out anything else: crafting, etc. Should I just hit up a wiki for “instructions”?

Controller works well but it’s a bit fiddly managing stacks and shifting stuff to/from inventory and the quick wheel. I still use it as I like playing on the couch.

I think that ‘journey’ screen works as a pretty good guide on what you should be doing, just try do each line before moving to the next.

The actual mechanics of crafting are pretty straightforward. It’s like most of these games, you click on what you want to make on the right of the inventory screen. Craft some ‘stations’ (e.g. a campfire), place them in the world, and interact with those to be able to craft more stuff.

I play with controller with a smattering of M+K for inventory management, as above.

I use a controller as well, but works fine with mouse and keyboard as well.

As for what to do - well, its true, not very much in the way of instructions here. As I mentioned in the other thread I referenced up here, its a game where you set your own goals, and are free to do what you want.

I’d suggest trying to follow the journey as profanicus mentioned as a general guideline (You can enter the menu and see more journey options than just the three in the screen), but other than that, just explore a bit, build a bit, and try to move a bit further north or east when you are getting stronger, and getting better equipment.

If you like goals, the first one could be to get a house going near some iron :-)

Oh - items in the respawn after a small period of time.

Another good goal would be to visit all the Obelisks and religion trainers. Great way to learn the map. Some of those will be made more difficult by temperature, early on, so heat/cold protection would be another good goal.

Also note that most (if not all) of the crafting stations have a large “how-to” graphic on the right, to help you get started.

Awesome, thanks everybody!

If you are looking for a place to build in a solo game, I recommend the Sekhet Oasis just north of Sepemeru. It has coal, iron, rock, wood, dry wood, bark, fiber, water, basically everything that you need and the scenery is drop dead gorgeous. Plus thralls in Sep and quick access to an obelisk near the Warmaker’s dungeon.