I wish they had one of those at OSU. Funcom has set up a fan club for their Age of Conan MMO. The club is called Clan of Conan, and has numerous incentives including beta testing positions, special items and news alerts. Funcom is really pushing the community angle, which should foster growth in their new MMO.
Funcom announces the launch of ‘Clan of Conan’, the official fan club for the highly anticipated MMO game ‘Age of Conan ’. ‘Clan of Conan’ is a new initiative to reward those who follow the development of the game closely, and all who sign-up for the fan club will be given a secret and exclusive in-game item!* The secret virtual item will be rewarded in-game by King Conan himself, giving you a unique encounter with one of the world’s greatest fantasy heroes.
As a member of ‘Clan of Conan’ you will also be updated through a monthly newsletter packed full of exclusive content such as screenshots, feature reveals, lore, information about locations, monsters, interviews, competitions and a closer look at the thriving community around the game. Furthermore all members get a unique chance to enter special contests where they can win numerous Beta spots and other prizes!
“Nurturing our community and doing our very best to please those who follow our games has always been a key focus for Funcom, and with the launch of the community centered ‘Clan of Conan’ we feel we are giving something unique, cool and exclusive to our fans,” said Trond Arne Aas, CEO of Funcom. “With the way ‘Age of Conan’ is shaping up these days we feel certain it will become a fantastic gaming experience. If you want to see how it evolves for yourself there is no better way to do so than signing up for the ‘Clan of Conan’.”
The first ‘Clan of Conan’ newsletter is being sent out today, and will appear on a monthly basis. Those who are already signed up for the existing newsletter are automatically transferred to the ‘Clan of Conan’ fan club.
You can sign up for ‘Clan of Conan’ here: http://ageofconan.com/en/newsletter.html
You can see the newsletter here: http://community.ageofconan.com/conan/frontend/files/NEWSLETTER/issue01/issue01.html
‘Age of Conan’ is a Showcase title for Windows Vista, and the game won the “Best MMO of E3” awards from IGN, GameSpot, GameSpy and Yahoo. More information, screenshots, forums and a welcoming community portal can be found on the official website http://www.ageofconan.com.
*The secret in-game item will be announced prior to launch. You will need to complete a quest to meet King Conan and receive the in-game item. Prior to the release of ‘Age of Conan’ you will receive a code for the item via the email you have signed up with.
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ABOUT AGE OF CONAN – HYBORIAN ADVENTURES - In ‘Conan’ the players will enter a mature, brutal and barbaric universe, presented with fantastic graphics and stunning 7.1 surround audio. In a world filled with cruel gods, mythical creatures, lost civilizations and a struggling human race, the mighty barbarian has finally seized the throne of Aquilonia. But King Conan’s rule is on the brink of chaos, spiraling towards doom as ancient evils rise again. In this twisted fantasy world, dark magic and brutal combat lurks around every corner, and each man and woman must carve their own unique destiny under Conan’s reign. In the true vision of Robert E. Howard’s dark universe, it’s now time for you to become a messenger of death.
ABOUT CONAN PROPERTIES INTERNATIONAL - Conan Properties International, a wholly owned subsidiary of Paradox Entertainment Inc., controls all rights to Conan, associated characters and the Hyborian world, as created by Robert E. Howard and expanded upon by acclaimed authors and artists for decades. Conan is considered to be the world’s best-known fantasy character. For more information about Conan Properties International, visit http://www.conan.com. For information about Paradox Entertainment Inc., visit http://www.paradox-entertainment.com.
ABOUT FUNCOM- Funcom is an independent developer and publisher of online games for PC, consoles and mobile platforms. Funcom has provided outstanding entertainment since 1993 and continues to expand its track-record of more than twenty released games. Recent successes include ‘The Longest Journey’, ‘Anarchy Online’ and ‘Dreamfall: The Longest Journey’. For corporate information please visit http://www.funcom.com. For information about Funcom games visit http://www.anarchy-online.com , http://www.dreamfall.com or http://www.ageofconan.com . Funcom is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker FUNCOM.
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