SUN AoC server: Fury

Starting saturday the 17th of May 2008 SUN will be found on euro FFA PVP server: Fury - we agreed with several euro pvp guilds we would play on the alphabetically first FFA PVP server on the list, and we stick to this plan.

We hope all our friends and enemies will choose the same server.

Got swords?

Conan the BarbarianLess than a month from now Age of Conan will be released, and at least for a while AoC will be the official SUN game. We will be playing on a EU pvp server - which one will be announced later.

It can be seen a bit risky since we dont really know that much about the end product, however its not like we are swamped with alternatives.

So SUN will embrace Age of Conan, lets hope AoC returns us the favor. On the Horizon we have WAR (pve), and Wrath of the Lich King and let's not forget Darkfall open beta in 2037. But that is quite some time away, which in return gives us the possibility to give AoC a chance.

AoC is supposed to have real PVP, player/guild build cities which opposing guilds can destroy. Lots of in's, lots of out's and a lot of what have you's.

After the last many years we have gotten a bit suspicius about pvp game promises, but time will tell if this could be a step in the right direction. If you listen to our band of fanbois and believers then it will ofcourse be fantastic - but we havent really resigned from our day jobs yet :).

However, they have some good material especially all Arnolds lines from the classic movie by the same name. And how can a game created in a universe with the below lines be bad:

Mongol General: Hao! Dai ye! We won again! This is good, but what is best in life?
Mongol: The open steppe, fleet horse, falcons at your wrist, and the wind in your hair.
Mongol General: Wrong! Conan! What is best in life?
Conan: To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women.
Mongol General: That is good! That is good...

Speaking of good things in life, then it is also always nice to welcome new full SUN members. So I would like to use the opportunity to say a big welcome to Doctor and Meth. 5 Months before getting full member might be a lot for some, but we had to sort out if its really ok for a recruit to mow the lawn for members votes irl. Basically YES, bribing is always fine and since bribing is the second oldest profession (after prostitution, which btw is also legal to get votes), and we are playing medieval games - then its only fitting that we embrace these fine trades.

New SUN recruits for AoC

At the beginning of a new game some people will always be interested to join. In the old days we always set a really high demand on new recruits, but the problem is that much of the "getting to know each other" also comes from levelling together and so on. This means that setting a recruit demand at lvl 80 is not really the best solution.

Instead for this game we will make it possible for recruits to join from the beginning.

These are the rules: You need one current SUN member to vouch for you, and make a brief description about you on the recruit board. This option is avaliable from May 20th until June 1st. 1st of July voting will be done to determine who stays and who will be dismissed.


A last thing for potential new members

The above might seem harsh but please understand that SUN is not really looking for new members. Some guilds recruit because they need more members and as such the guild works hard to please the new recruits. SUN is quite the opposite, we don't really need more members, but we want to have openings for friends of current members. After a recruit period you will subject to a vote to determine if you will become a member or not.

This means that it is YOUR job to get to know people and not the other way around, and your SUN friend that "sponsors" you as a recruit is the one you ask 99% of your questions.

With all these things said, it will be really nice to start on a new game, and to get all the old fools lured out of their caves once more :).

Did I mention that you can chop heads of?

See you on May 20th.

/Frank Sinatra
Burning down playercities since 1873

Age of Conan