Conan Exiles - Funcom, open-world survival


#761

Non sleepable dark nights before dongs & vag? Dude priorities! :) More seriously I am still enjoying it. It has a nice Star Wars Galaxies kind of vibe to it.


#762

Sounds like my dream game!


#763

I tried running a friend to my base in the dark, with both of us using torches. You can see a little, but the radius is small. We were running through some heavy brush near a river, and I knew that a mammoth lived in the area, so was trying to watch for it, swinging the camnera around as we ran through. Well, it timed things just right and I swung the camera around just in time to get a face full of tusks. Such a punch in the gut and panic that I haven’t had in a game in a long time. We ran in different directions, he got smushed, and I went back to the spawn to try again. Great moment, specifically because of the darkness. The game feels dangerous, kind of like old school MMOs, but even more so.


#764

I got turned off by the lets give the guys dick and breasts implants, but a dangerous dark run that isn’t dangerous because some horde of zombies is designed to find you, more like… you ran into them and bad luck does sound interesting.

Thank you for the mini story.


#765

The AI has some interesting behavior. I got killed by a jaguar and I was carrying enough stuff I decided to make a long corpse run to try to retrieve stuff. It took some time to work my way back – probably at least 45 minutes, if not longer, and when I got back the jaguar was still around my corpse.

So it chased me. Normally you can outrun stuff in this game, but I guess the big cats are fast enough to keep up so I couldn’t shake it. I finally had to climb up to a ledge to get safe, and then the damned thing prowled beneath me, keeping me trapped.


#766

Thats cool! Yeah it does have a first gen MMO “OMG these things can kill me” vibe which I like.

Btw for folks who dont know yet, you can climb very well in this game. Like just run and jump onto almost vertical surfaces and off you go. The only downside is when you run out of stamina (and climbing takes stamina) you fall to the ground and die. So planning rest spots is recommended.


#767

This made me chuckle a bit. Can you just kind of hang there a minute and take your breath Princess Bride style?


#768

I dont think so, or at least I couldnt last night. There maybe a survival skill unlock that allows you to do this however. But yeah its actually kind of neat, when you are planning a climb its best to look at several angles from the ground to try and plan out your “camps” on the way up! :)


#769

This game sounds a lot more awesome now.


#770

Plus, as others have mentioned before, you can turn off nudity if you want.

Hoping I can get back to this soon. I am level 25 and at the starting area and ready to make the trek to the clan base.


#771

Turn off nudity??

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#772

After finally joining social media the past year or two, I am searching for the immediate likes and other reactions to that!


#773

I don’t care about nudity.it’s just dick necklaces seem… well it’s not my cup of tea.


#774

Got on the server. Where do I go to join the clan?


#775

Best way is to probably use server chat to ask one of the guys. It is only invite in person, I believe, so they can hook ya up!


#776

Eff and Spect made it to the northern base! Welcome guys =) Base is starting to feel like home =)


#777

You guys, I come on and I’m wearing plant fiber and holding a pointy stone. You’re all in cool armor and your base looks like Ikea gifted you a warehouse and workers to build everything. I’m a caveman and you guys are Imperial Romans!


#778

luxury

Luxury!


#779

This game is EQ1 good, Skyrim good. Here is my story:

I am Moll Rabban. Today my tale is of the discovery of Hide and Savory Flesh, which help my clan become more powerful.

I am a Kushite from the humid lands of the south. My clan members say I am tall and dark, never once realizing they are short and pale. I do not hold it against them, they learn respect from the wide swing of my maul. Kallas is a woman fighter like I, good with the blade but corrupted by her ritual consumption of human flesh. Old Bone is a cowardly man, always shooting arrows from his bow rather than facing his foes in battle, but smart in the ways of the world and content to worship his snake god in silence.

We are exiles, castaways, prisoners released into a new life. We gather in the verdant valley along the shore of a lazy river under a broken bridge made by our ancestors. Life is simple, we have crocs and turtles to hunt and cook, a stone shelter for our beds, plenty of water to drink and wood for our dancing fires.

The spirits move us to continue forth, especially the discovery of a tribe of savages who camp below a corrupted aqueduct. Our discovery of that place was our first adventure, and the mystery of the corruption was our first riddle.

We prepared ourselves overnight. I took a bedroll, filled my canteen, and made sure my simple equipment was in good order. Old Bone cooked us steaks from the grill (I did not take what Kallas offered from the fire). Dawn rose and it was bright enough to travel.

We went west to the end of the canyon and climbed past the sentries of the corrupted aqueduct. Up the sandy hill gave us a view of the desert highlands, marked by ancient and huge walls many times taller than I. Who made these? We will never know. We climbed up the slopes and along the base of the walls, then slid down into a wide expanse of sand.

Scorpions. We knew of them but have never seen any the size of women. Old Bone fired his arrows and Kallas put up her shield. She poked at the giant creature with her stone sword but it vanished beneath the sand - erupting suddenly to knock her off her feet. I ran into the fray swinging my massive cudgel. I swung over and over, pummeling the scorpion and also Kallas, killing the beast and also nearly killing my clanswoman. She lived but was not happy.

Old Bone took out his knife and hacked the creature into chunks. He knew right away from the size and structure of the meat they would make succulent steaks, better than we fed on in the valley. We gathered as much as we could and headed out. We would fight more scorpions in the sands. They slowly took their toll on our health, and we ate the steaks to recover.

The desert became rocky and we wound our way up and onto an outcropping of yellow stone. Dry trees were here, and short brown grasses, and chips of rock. We wandered and explored and time blurred. It was hot. There was no water so we drank from our canteens.

I spotted some tents so we explored. The desert was behind us, now it was hard rock and twisted plants all around. The weathered outline of a small camp was here, ragged red cloth flapping in the wind. Ghosts danced here and we danced with them to learn their powers. Far below we saw a larger village full of tribals. However, our supplies were low and we did not like our chances against their half-dozen warriors. We crept back along the ridge.

It was late afternoon, the sun was low. We started to trace a line down back to the valley. Then we heard the howls.

One hyena approached. Old Bone knocked an arrow but the dog ran towards us faster than he could aim. Kallas drew her sword and charged, cutting into it solidly. I paused, knowing my hammer could do as much harm as good. Kallas exchanged blows with the hyena, each cutting each. She called out and dove back, my sign to attack. I connected with a solid downswing and wounded it. It lept and bit me, knocking me to the ground and slashing me again. Old Bone struck it with an arrow and the dog fell.

The steaks heal us but there was no more steak. Kallas tore into the raw flesh she was carrying, she claimed her experience surviving in the wastes allowed her to eat it without being poisoned but I knew it was really foul magic. I munched on a few grubs, poor substitute for cooked steak. I was not healed.

It was dark now, the sun played tricks in these places. And then we heard more howls.

Three of them, three of us. I faced off against mine. It bit me more than I wanted - I have no shield to block their blows. But the dogs have no way to avoid the crack of their bones when my hammer smashes them. My companions were engaged, I was free to swing wildly. I gripped the shaft of the maul tightly and spun in my combat dance, pounding the hyena over and over. It died. I did not.

The blood was dripping from my face, obscuring my view. Old Bone took a torch from his pack and lit it or else we could not see. We hacked their corpses into pieces, discovering the dog’s thick hides were different from the thin-skinned beasts of the valley. Kallas knew she could use these to make us armor. We crept back and gathered all of the hides we could take.

More howls! We looked up and saw three dogs on the edge of a rock high overhead. The full moon lit the scene. They growled down at us. Suddenly, a tribal appeared on the ridge and the dogs attacked. We heard his screams as the dogs mauled him. We fled down the slopes.

Old Bone’s torch went out. It was pitch dark in these rocky canyons. I took a few pieces of fiber from my bag and re-bound the torch, lighting it for another precious few minutes. It lasted until we could see the glint of the moon off of the slow river of our home.

It was still dark when we lit the dancing fires in front of our stone hut. We fed until we felt healthy, then opened our sacks. We had gathered many fine pieces of meat, which we cooked to save for a few days. Better yet, the thick skins from the hyenas could be tanned and turned into leather, something that Kallas and Old Bone started right away. This meat and leather meant on our next adventure we would take less damage from creatures and be able to heal ourselves better, which would allow us to journey farther.

We danced by the riverbank until the sun rose. I walked upstairs beneath the thatch loft of our stone house, laid down on my simple cot and left for the world of dreams.

Next time - a new clansman and our search for steel-stone.


#780

Well done! Great read. I look forward to the next installment.