Conan Exiles Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Conan Exiles RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Conan Exiles Coming to Xbox Game Pass, New Expansion Release Date https://www.gameskinny.com/g9hhv/conan-exiles-coming-to-xbox-game-pass-new-expansion-release-date https://www.gameskinny.com/g9hhv/conan-exiles-coming-to-xbox-game-pass-new-expansion-release-date Thu, 06 May 2021 20:49:38 -0400 David Carcasole

Conan Exiles has been announced as coming to Xbox Game Pass later this year, and its latest expansion is due to launch out of Early Access on May 27, 2021, releasing on Xbox, PlayStation, and PC platforms. 

The next expansion to the Conan Exiles universe is titled Conan Exiles: Isle of Siptah, which has been in Early Access on PC since September of last year. It's shaping up to be the biggest expansion for the game yet, with a new religion, a larger landmass, and three new factions of NPC's.

The new religion is a particularly interesting addition, as it gives players the power to summon the spider-god Zath, who can shower enemies with spiders and venom. The new factions of NPCs are all attempting to conquer the island for their own gain. The result is an island full of adventure, riches, and danger.

We still don't know when Conan Exiles will be coming to Game Pass, but it's likely that the launch onto Microsoft's subscription platform will fall in line with the launch of the new expansion. 

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Don't Miss Out: PlayStation Under $20 Sale Discounts Tons of Awesome Games https://www.gameskinny.com/y57w5/dont-miss-out-playstation-under-20-sale-discounts-tons-of-awesome-games https://www.gameskinny.com/y57w5/dont-miss-out-playstation-under-20-sale-discounts-tons-of-awesome-games Mon, 20 Jan 2020 12:54:30 -0500 GS_Staff

There was a time when PlayStation sales were few and far between. But that's certainly not been the case over the past several months. And the latest post-Christmas sale discounts a plethora of PlayStation 4 titles and DLC packs. 

Since 185 items are currently on sale on PSN, we won't cover them all below. However, we will highlight some of the better and more popular deals available. 

The "Games Under $20 Sale" is live until February 5 at 11:00 a.m. EDT. If you happened to miss out on Sony's Holiday Sale, then now is the perfect time to burn that Christmas cash on new PS4 games for your library. 

Games such as Grand Theft Auto 5 aren't as cheap as we've ever seen them, but if you've somehow still not taken the plunge, 50% off is a pretty good deal if you have the dosh. 

Game Normal Price Sale Price
Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag $29.99 $8.99
Assassin's Creed: Unity $29.99 $8.99
Batman: Arkham Knight $19.99 $9.99
Batman: The Telltale Series  $14.99 $4.94
Call of Cthulhu $39.99 $9.99
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Gold Ed. $59.99 $19.79
Conan Exiles $49.99 $19.99
Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin $39.99 $9.99
Dead by Daylight: Special Edition $29.99 $14.99
Dishonored 2 $39.99 $13.99
Dishonored: Death of the Outsider $29.99 $10.49
Dragon Age: Inquisition Deluxe Ed. $19.99 $4.99
Dragon Ball Xenoverse $39.99 $7.99
Dying Light $19.99 $12.99
Elite Dangerous $29.99 $11.99
Far Cry 4 $19.99 $9.99
Far Cry New Dawn $39.99 $15.99
Frostpunk $29.99 $19.79
Grand Theft Auto 5 $29.99 $14.99
Injustice 2 Legendary Ed. $59.99 $14.99
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes $14.99 $5.99
L.A. Noir $39.99 $19.99
Mad Max $19.99 $9.99
Mafia 3 $39.99 $9.99
Mass Effect: Andromeda $29.99 $11.99
Middle-Earth: Shadow of War Definitive Ed. $59.99 $14.99
Mortal Kombat X $19.99 $9.99
NBA Live 19: The One Ed. $29.99 $14.99
The Outer Wilds $24.99 $19.99
Overcooked + Overcooked 2 $34.99 $17.49
PayDay 2: Crimewave Ed. $19.99 $2.99
Rayman Legends $19.99 $4.99
Resident Evil 7 $19.99  $14.99
Resident Evil Revelation 1+2 $39.99 $15.99
Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Ed.  $59.99 $8.99
Slime Rancher: Deluxe Ed. $29.99 $17.99
Sniper Elite 3 $29.99 $7.49
South Park: The Stick of Truth $29.99 $1.99
Space Hulk: Tactics $29.99 $7.49
Steep $29.99 $9.89
Street Fighter 5 $19.99 $7.99
Tales of Berseria $59.99 $14.99
The Blackout Club $29.99 $19.49
The Crew $19.99 $6.59
The Evil Within $19.99 $7.99
The Evil Within 2 $59.99 $19.79
The SUrge Augmented Ed. $39.99 $13.59
The Wolf Among Us $14.99 $4.94
Thief $19.99 $2.99
Titanfall 2 $19.99 $7.99
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands $49.99 $19.99
Tom Clancy's The Division $39.99  $7.99
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 $59.99 $14.99
Unravel Yarny Bundle $29.99 $10.49
Valkyria Chronicles 4 Complete Ed. $49.99 $17.49
Warhammer 40K: Inquisitor Martyr $59.99 $14.99
Watch Dogs $19.99 $6.59
Watch Dogs 2 $49.99 $12.49
Wolfenstein: The New Order $19.99 $9.99
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood $19.99 $9.99
XCOM 2 $59.99 $14.99
Zombi $19.99 $3.99


From Resident Evil 7 to Rayman: Legends, The Outer Wilds and XCOM 2, head over to the PlayStation Store to see the entire list in alphabetical order. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more sales info as we come across it. 

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Conan Exiles Horse Taming Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/j6vlh/conan-exiles-horse-taming-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/j6vlh/conan-exiles-horse-taming-guide Fri, 13 Dec 2019 12:17:41 -0500 Sergey_3847

The newest update 38 for Conan Exiles adds horses to the stable of the in-game mounts. If you want to know how to tame horses and ride them across the map, then follow our guide below.

Horses will not only protect you in combat, but also give you a serious XP boost even if you're just riding them around. So getting a horse can be very beneficial for your character in Conan Exiles.

Where to Find Horses in Conan Exiles

Before taming a horse you need to find it first. Just like with any other mount in the game, first you need to locate a baby animal, which in the case of horses is a foal.

There are three types of foals in Conan Exiles:

  • Foal
  • Sturdy Foal
  • Swift Foal

You can find foals by the sources of water with a lot of grass. They are pretty frequent in these kinds of biomes, so you should have no trouble finding them.

How to Tame a Horse in Conan Exiles

Step 1: Feed Your Foal

When you find a foal, pick it up and bring it to your stable. Remember that you can ride a horse only if you've reached Level 20.

You need to feed your foal with various foods, which will make it grow into an adult horse. Some foods will make it grow faster than others. For example, the flower of Asura's Glory is probably the best food for this purpose.

Step 2: Craft a Saddle

When your foal grows into a real horse, you need to craft a saddle. But before you will be able to craft one, you need to get the Novice Saddle-maker feat, which requires an Armorer feat.

You can get Armorer at Level 10 with Weaver and Stone Tools. Then, you can craft a Saddler's Worktable, which has the following recipe:

  • 80x Wood
  • 5x Twine
  • 50x Leather

When your worktable is ready, you will get a Novice Warhorse Saddle for five points at Level 20. Then, when you reach Level 40, you can craft a Medium Warhorse Saddle, and at Level 60 you can finally get the Heavy Warhorse Saddle.

The recipes for each of these saddles are as follows:

  • Novice Warhorse Saddle:
    • 2x Twine
    • 4x Iron Bar
    • 5x Leather
  • Medium Warhorse Saddle:
    • 2x Twine
    • 4x Thick Leather
    • 4x Steel Bar
  • Heavy Warhorse Saddle:
    • 2x Twine
    • 4x Hardened Steel Bar
    • 1x Steel Reinforcement

When you equip a saddle on your horse, you can ride it and use it in PvE and PvP. However, you cannot enter dungeons while riding a horse. In that case it'll have to wait outside.

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That's it on how to tame horses guide, and for more Conan Exiles guides, check out the list below: 

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The Best 5 Survival Games of 2019 https://www.gameskinny.com/o945w/the-best-5-survival-games-of-2019 https://www.gameskinny.com/o945w/the-best-5-survival-games-of-2019 Tue, 31 Dec 2019 14:38:32 -0500 Yaneki

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1. Subnautica

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Subnautica strands players on a vast alien ocean world absolutely teeming with life, and not all of it is friendly. Plenty of fish in the sea may be right when some of them want to eat you. Subnautica is an unrivaled joy to explore, as it rewards you with beautiful scenery and haunting creatures the deeper you go, all the while offering players a story and goal to follow.

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While some games like ARK or Conan offer underwater experiences, none of them really come close to Subnautica or the terror of being besieged or chased by alien sea monsters and leviathans.

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The Sub Zero DLC is supposed to be even more terrifying and oppressive, with constant blizzards on the surface and much more monstrous foes to contend with. Though I've yet to play the DLC myself.

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The only thing some would say is really holding the game back is the lack of multiplayer. Subnautica is a solo experience, so you'll be going it on your own and that leaves out any human interactions that make other games so fun. But it still manages to take the cake in our opinion.

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What do you think were the best games to survive in through 2019? With the new decade being rung in, who knows what's to come with 2020 and beyond's survival game offerings. Let us know which survival titles you're awaiting in the comments below!

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2 - Rust

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Rust offers players the tension of DayZ combined with a unique charm to it, along with the best building system out of any survival game in the market. Seriously, every building system should just copy Rust, please.

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Player interaction is what makes and breaks this game.

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Rust offers a massive playerbase, so you'll come across all manner of friendly encounters, roleplayers, screeching children and memesters, but for every group like that, there's about 5 more that will cave your skull in with a rock or put a bullet between your eyes for legitimately no reason. Except maybe cannibalism. But hey, that just makes it extremely entertaining to watch on YouTube.

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PvP is exceptionally intense as well, with raiding and skirmishes being extremely prominent given how hostile most players are.

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More than anything though, Rust's Achille's heel is time itself. With most servers operating on weekly wipes, Rust encourages players to log in en masse on Wipe Day so they can quickly acquire the boots needed to stomp on any players unfortunate enough to attempt joining in after them.

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3. Conan Exiles

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Conan Exiles has managed to fill in a niche void for players who not only want something more comprehensive and substantial in their survival MMOs, but also for fans who are just missing the good old days in Age of Conan.

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The game successfully creates a living, breathing world with multiple biomes and societies, each filled with various tribes of NPCs, while still keep a massing wasteland, tundra, and jungle area to explore and build in. Combat feels good, building is fun, and players can even tame animals or summon gargantuan avatars of the gods to smite their enemies.

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4. ARK: Survival Evolved

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I would love ARK: Survival Evolved and probably play it way more than the over 2,000 hours I already have in the game if it weren't made by studio developer Wild Card.

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The game has literally always had severe gameplay problems and bugs and extremely poor optimization. The base game itself takes up way too much HDD space, which for many just isn't worth it.

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I say all this but, again, I've played 2,000 hours of it. So that counts for something.

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ARK offers beautiful, enormous maps filled to the brim with plenty of unique environments just begging to be explored, each with their own host of prehistoric animals, mutants, and even robots players don't just have to slap to death -- they can tame them, too.

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With so much to explore and so much to actually do, it's easy to get hooked on hunting down Ascendant and Tek tier loot. Plus, dinosaurs are just really really cool.

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5. DayZ

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It's 2019 and DayZ finally launched it's full release, a feat many thought would never happen.

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The game had been in Early Access since forever, and honestly, not a whole lot has changed over the years. Loot is painfully scarce, everything is deadly, and you'll probably starve to death before you get munched on by a zombie. Overall, it's pretty average and boring but sets the standard.

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But it's once you get the ball rolling that DayZ picks up, once you have your first precious cache of stuff, a backpack, a gun, some clothes, that's when the game hooks you with this nerve-wracking tension of losing everything in an instant if you aren't careful.

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Players are constantly hunting or even abducting each other in DayZ, making it one of the most tense games to play alone or even with a small group.

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The end of the decade is here, and what a decade it was. The 2010's brought in a host of the fairly new survival genre of games, each for the most part with it's own unique flavor.

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From dinosaurs to zombies, to barbarians to just some random naked guys on the beach, here are the top five survival games that held our attention in 2019 and are sure to dominate our libraries well-into 2020 that won't be forgotten with the tick over to 2020.

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Put your Life on the Line with Xbox's Survival of the Fittest Sale https://www.gameskinny.com/qn6z9/put-your-life-on-the-line-with-xboxs-survival-of-the-fittest-sale https://www.gameskinny.com/qn6z9/put-your-life-on-the-line-with-xboxs-survival-of-the-fittest-sale Wed, 09 Oct 2019 15:21:27 -0400 Josh Broadwell

The Xbox Store is running another sale alongside its usual ones this week. This one is the Survival of the Fittest sale.

If the name didn't give it away, this sale focuses exclusively on survival games of all forms, whether spiders are killing you for the umpteenth time in Don't Starve or you're testing your wits against killer dinosaurs in ARK: Survival Evolved.

Here's what the sale has on offer:

  • ARK: Survival Evolved — $17.49
  • ARK: Survival Evolved Explorers Edition — $44.99
  • No Man's Sky — $29.99
  • Conan Exiles — $24.99
  • Conan Exiles Complete Edition — $52.49
  • Don't Starve Mega Pack — $8.09
  • The Long Dark — $14.99
  • 7 Days to Die — $17.99
  • Death Road to Canada — $8.99
  • Bad North: Jotunn Edition — $8.99
  • Thea: The Awakening — $8.99
  • Remothered: Tormented Fathers — $11.99

That's but a sampling of the survival goodness on offer. You can check out the full list of games here.

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Green Man Gaming Scandimania Sale Live: Save up to 77% https://www.gameskinny.com/0lgab/green-man-gaming-scandimania-sale-live-save-up-to-77 https://www.gameskinny.com/0lgab/green-man-gaming-scandimania-sale-live-save-up-to-77 Tue, 08 Oct 2019 15:03:58 -0400 GS_Staff

Green Man Gaming has had some solid sales over the past several months. Going toe to toe with Steam, Green Man often has more themed sales more often. This time around, the Scandimania sale offers savings on some of the great north's best games. 

From stealth shooters to turn-based strategy games and city builders, the Scandimania sale might not have a wide selection of games on offer, but all of them are well worth your time and attention. 

Here's are the games that are on sale, some up to 77% off. It's worth noting that there are tons of DLC packs on sale as well, many at steep discounts.

We've included the sales price and the original price of each game in the table below. We've opted to not include DLC packs because there are so many available.

Game/DLC Sales Price Original Price
Age of Wonders 3  $7.87  $34.99
Battletech   $12.24  $39.99
Battletech Urban Warfare  $14.39  $19.99
Cities in Motion 2  $4.50  $19.99
Cities Skylines  $6.75  $29.99
Conan Exiles  $17.00  $39.99
Conan Unconquered  $11.89  $19.99
Europa Universalis 4  $9.00  $39.99
Generation Zero  $20.99  $34.99
Hearts of Iron 4 Colonel Ed.  $18.00  $49.99
Hitman 2  $21.12  $59.99
Inside  $6.30  $19.99
Just Cause 2  $2.25  $14.99
Just Cause 3  $5.00  $19.99
Just Cause 4  $19.80  $59.99
Knights of Pen and Paper 2  $3.37  $14.99
Limbo  $1.80  $9.99
Mutant Year Zero  $17.84  $34.99
Pillars of Eternity Hero Ed.  $16.19  $29.99
Steel Division: Normandy 44  $12.24  $39.99
Stellaris  $9.00 $39.99 
Surviving Mars  $9.18  $29.99
Tyranny  $22.50  $49.99
Warhammer: Vermintide 2  $7.50  $29.99

 

Here's a link to the entire sale so you can check out the games and DLC packs for yourself. Mind that the map on the page is interactive, and you must click the country name on the map to be taken to the individual sale pages. 

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more deals as they come available. 

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Conan Exiles Gets Treasures of Turan DLC and New Season Pass https://www.gameskinny.com/lh9bw/conan-exiles-gets-treasures-of-turan-dlc-and-new-season-pass https://www.gameskinny.com/lh9bw/conan-exiles-gets-treasures-of-turan-dlc-and-new-season-pass Mon, 15 Apr 2019 11:26:36 -0400 Josh Broadwell

Funcom's Conan Exiles is getting a brand-new upgrade in the form of the Treasures of Turan DLC, which adds new gear, items, buildings, and more to the main game. A new Season Pass was also announced in anticipation of three more DLC packs planned for 2019.

Funcom detailed the Treasures of Turan update in a new blog post. Turan is known as the wealthiest nation in Hyboria, and the DLC content reflects that, with plenty of gold and an emphasis on big things — as in elephants and rhinos tamed as players' new pets.

The DLC also gives players a range of new building pieces and placeable items, some of which can be seen in the trailer released alongside the update.

In addition to furnishings and architecture, Treasures of Turan introduces many new pieces of opulent gear and equipment. Funcom makes it a point to note that this isn't a pay-to-win situation either. All gear introduced in the DLC has stats comparable to gear obtained in the base game and does not offer any advantages to those who do purchase the pack.

The full list of new items in Treasures of Turan is below:

  • 39 Turanian building pieces
    • A full set of building pieces with the same stats as existing tier three
  • 15 new armor pieces in three sets, such as the Turanian Mercenary armor
    • Light, medium and heavy sets with an epic end-game version of each
  • 9 new weapons in one Turanian weapon set
    • Same power as iron weapons with an epic end-game version of each weapon
  • 5 new Turanian warpaints
    • Decorative warpaints symbolizing opulence and glory
  • 9 new placeables, such as the standing lamp and brazier
    • Craft them at the new Turanian Artisan table
  • 2 new exclusive pack animal pet skins
    • Adorn your rhinos and elephants with rich and golden trimmings

In a separate press release, Funcom also announced plans for three more "core" DLC packs set to release this year: Riders of Hyboria, Blood and Sand, and Mysteries of Acheron. Like Treasures of Turan, each will include unique new armor, weapons, building pieces, and furnishings

Players can purchase these individually when they release or can buy the new Season Pass for $29.99. The Pass includes Treasures of Hyboria as well, but it's only available on PC and PlayStation 4 as of now (though at the time of writing, it isn't live on the U.S. PSN).

Xbox One support will come soon, Funcom says.

Conan Exiles has come a long way from its early access days, when customizable genitals were its primary draw. With the new DLC and more on the way, it seems Funcom is living up to its promise of regular content designed to keep the game from getting dull.

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GameSkinny Weekend Download: PUBG is a Crime, Weedcraft Lights Up, PSN IDs Change, and More https://www.gameskinny.com/xagmv/gameskinny-weekend-download-pubg-is-a-crime-weedcraft-lights-up-psn-ids-change-and-more https://www.gameskinny.com/xagmv/gameskinny-weekend-download-pubg-is-a-crime-weedcraft-lights-up-psn-ids-change-and-more Sat, 13 Apr 2019 09:30:01 -0400 GS_Staff

It's the weekend again, and GameSkinny's Weekend Download is back. 

Here's most of everything we published this week in one easy to digest roundup, including news regarding Nepal's criminalization of PUBG; the release of Weedcraft Inc; Nintendo teasing new Smash stuffs, PSN IDs finally changing, and much, much more. 

As usual, we've added links in case you find a headline that tickles your fancy and want to read more. We've also broken things down by category to make it easy to find what you're looking for. And finally, we've left out posts that are now meaningless because the event or sale has already ended. 

Sit back. Relax. Enjoy.  

News

  • Nepal Makes Playing PUBG a Crime, But Is It Just a Scapegoat for a Larger Problem?
    PUBG might be a crime in Kathmandu now, but the ruling masks other, fundamental issues in Nepalese society. Read more

  • Nintendo Quietly Teases Stage Builder for Smash Bros. Ultimate
    A new Nintendo Switch commercial casually shows Stage Builder mode for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in a way that suggests it might not have been an accident. Read more

  • PSN Online ID Change Rolls Out for All PS4 Owners Today
    PlayStation 4 owners can change their PSN Online IDs starting today, though a range of potential issues remains from the test period. Read more. Read more

  • Inside Xbox Coming April 16, Promises Rage 2, Pre-E3 News, and More
    The hour-long Inside Xbox presentation will also have information about new backwards compatibility games, Game Pass additions, and the Sea of Thieves' anniversary update. Read more

  • CD Projekt Red Hiring Release Manager for GWENT, Cyberpunk 2077
    While a job opening for Cyberpunk 2077 has the internet ablaze with speculation, it's not clear the highly-anticipated RPG is closer to getting a release date. Read more

  • Sniper Elite V2 Remastered Shoots For May Release
    The release of Sniper Elite V2 isn't far off. Here's what we know about the release date, price, extras, and multiplayer for the upgraded version. Read more

  • Resident Evil 2 All Rewards Unlock DLC Now Available
    Unlocking all of RE2 Remake's special extras just got a lot easier thanks to a new and inexpensive bit of DLC. Read more

  • Fallout 76 Patch 8 to Add Non-Cosmetic Premium Item
    Patch 8 lets players spend money to buy Repair Kits in a marked departure from the game's previous stance on premium item microtransactions. Read more


  • Lucky Friends and Avatar Poses Making Their Way to Pokemon GO
    Pokemon GO is getting a new update bringing avatar poses for multiple situations and a streamlined method for getting Lucky Pokemon. Read more

  • Pokemon GO Eggstravaganza Introduces Shiny Buneary, Candy Bonuses, More
    The 2019 Eggstravaganza Event will make Egg hatching faster, increase chances of finding certain Baby Pokemon, and extend the effects of certain items, among other things. Read more

  • Overwatch's Storm Rising Event Will Run April 16 to May 6
    Overwatch's newest event picks up the fight against Doomfist, and it may be time for a new character to join the ranks. Read more

  • Surviving Mars: Green Planet Expansion Announced, Brings Terraforming
    Surviving Mars is finally getting its first expansion in Green Planet. Finally, the game will be getting a much-requested terraforming feature. Read more

  • NISA Bringing Utawarerumono: Zan to PlayStation 4 Fall 2019
    Zan is an action RPG re-imagining of Mask of Deception and will feature 12 playable heroes from the Utawarerumono universe, along with multiplayer and fully animated cutscenes. Read more

  • PlayStation 4 to Support Disney+ Streaming Service Starting November 12
    The Disney investors' livestream provided information about new Disney+ exclusives, offline viewing, and game consoles that could support Disney+ in the future. Read more

  • New Video Game Streaming Platform Hopes to Make Retro Accessible
    Antstream will offer a subscription-based service with a curated selection of several hundred games and is expected to launch this summer. Read more

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    Lightstream continues to expand its services with the acquisition of GameWisp, offering streamers new ways to monetize their streams and reward viewers. Read more

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How to Get Thick Leather in Conan Exiles: Creature Locations and Item Drops https://www.gameskinny.com/zhho9/how-to-get-thick-leather-in-conan-exiles-creature-locations-and-item-drops https://www.gameskinny.com/zhho9/how-to-get-thick-leather-in-conan-exiles-creature-locations-and-item-drops Tue, 09 Apr 2019 10:45:46 -0400 Sergey_3847

One of the most used and sought after ingredients in Conan Exiles is thick leather. It can be used to craft a wide variety of items, from armor to weapons, at the Armorer's Bench in Tier 2, Tier 3, and Tier 4. 

The best way to obtain thick leather is to hunt animals with thick hide. Below you will find a complete list of all creatures with thick hide in Conan Exiles.

It's worthy to note that thick hide is often found on larger beasts and predators, such as elephants, frost giants, and rhinos.

The Armorer's Bench can be crafted for 240 Stone, 160 Wood, and 20 Twine. You'll also need the Weaver and Stone Tools feats. Remember to position Profession Thralls at the bench to increase crafting speed and decrease crafting costs to get the most out of the crafting ingredients below. 

Creature  Location HP Armor Drops
Black Bear Tundra 1152 59 Bear Pelt, Black Bear Head, Claws, Feral Flesh, Fur, Thick Hide
Brown Bear Highlands 855 53 Bear Pelt, Brown Bear Head, Claws, Feral Flesh, Thick Hide
Elephant Swagger Rock 1467 28 Bone, Elephant Hide, Exotic Flesh, Ivory, Thick Hide, Tusks
Elk King Highlands, Snow, Tundra 1467 59 Bone, Elk King Head, Exotic Flesh, Fur, Horn, Thick Hide
Frost Giant Snow 1626 84 Feral Flesh, Ice, Thick Hide
Frost Giant Smith The Temple of Frost 8265 84 Ice, Thick Hide
Gorilla Jungle 610 53 Bone, Fur, Hide, Savoury Flesh, Thick Hide
Hrugnir of the Frost The Temple of Frost 8265 84 Black Ice, Ice, Thick Hide
Mammoth Snow, Tundra 1973 78 Bone, Exotic Flesh, Fur, Ivory, Mammoth Head, Thick Hide, Tusks
Black Rhino
Swagger Rock 4890 53 Black Rhino Head, Bone, Exotic Flesh, Thick Hide, Rhino Hide
Gray Rhino
The Crowngrove, Swagger Rock 1298 53 Bone, Exotic Flesh, Grey Rhino Head, Horn, Rhino Hide, Thick Hide
Rhino King Muriela's Hope, Rhinohorn Ridge 77500 74 Bone, Exotic Flesh, Horn, Rhino Hide, Rhino King Head, Skeleton Key, Thick Hide
Rotbranch Shattered Springs, Circle of Swords 89500 84 Bone, Exotic Flesh, Skeleton Key, Thick Hide, Vines
Shaleback King Lookout point, Oasis of Nekhet 3200 73 Bone, Chitin, Exotic Flesh, Shaleback King Head, Thick Hide
Silverback Gorilla Jungle 818 59 Bone, Fur, Hide, Savoury Flesh, Thick Hide
The King Beneath The Barrow King 4213 79 Bone, Demon Blood, Diadem of the Giant-kings, Thick Hide
Thunderfoot Boundary Spillway 72585 84 Elephant Hide, Exotic Flesh, Ivory, Skeleton Key, Thick Hide, Tusks

 

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How to Cook Meat with a Campfire in Conan Exiles https://www.gameskinny.com/68fs6/how-to-cook-meat-with-a-campfire-in-conan-exiles https://www.gameskinny.com/68fs6/how-to-cook-meat-with-a-campfire-in-conan-exiles Mon, 08 Apr 2019 13:32:05 -0400 Ty Arthur

Survival in the Hyborian age usually ends with tooth, claw, or steel in Conan Exiles, but it's also entirely too easy to die from more mundane causes -- like a lack of cooked meat.

That's a continuing issue with survival games (especially ones still suffering from a number of bugs and server lag issues...) where certain mechanics just aren't quite self-explanatory or easy to navigate without explicit instructions.

You need to avoid food poisoning by cooking your raw meat, but the method for getting a campfire going is so unclear that many players are actually dying of starvation.

Haven't figured out how to cook meat yet? We've got you covered with a full run down of how get this process going so you can get to the business of enslaving some thralls and building your own kingdom.

How To Cook Meat In Conan Exiles

First up, your would be conqueror needs to craft the campfire item using this recipe:

  • 5 Branch
  • 12 Stone

Stone of course is fairly easy to come by, and the branch resources can be  found randomly lying underneath trees, or can be harvested more efficiently by using a hatchet directly on trees.

After crafting the campfire, it should (barring an annoying glitch) show up in your radial wheel. Pull up the wheel, select the campfire, and then place it on the ground using either the right bumper (Xbox One) or R2 (PS4).

Access the campfire's inventory, then place fuel such as wood or coal on the campfire (with R2 or the right bumper.)

If you haven't already done so, use an axe on a dead animal to acquire raw meat. Next, place any kind of raw meat on the campfire in the same way as you set the wood or coal.

Now here's where everyone gets stuck... there's no clear way to start the fire!

Way down at the bottom of the screen in incredibly tiny font is a list buttons, and that's where it reveals you press L2 (PS4) or left trigger (Xbox One) to toggle the campfire on (or simply click ON with the PC version).

Once toggled on, the campfire automatically consumes whatever fuel you placed and starts cooking stacks of raw meat one by one. Don't forget to remove the cooked meat from the campfire inventory and swap it over to your personal inventory!

That's it! Just repeat the process as necessary to get as much cooked meat as you need -- but note that like any other food, cooked meat will still spoil over time and become rotten.

Aside from meat, don't forget you can make gruel for your slaves at the campfire using this recipe:

  • 5 Plant Fiber
  • 1 Seed

Other Ways To Eat Meat

If you place 10 points into the Survival bar you can unlock the Raw and Bloody perk, which lets you directly eat raw meat without having to cook it at all. It still reduces your hunger but you don't contract food poisoning when eating raw meat with this perk activated.

Note that there's also an alternate method of cooking human meat (yep, human meat, if you're willing to play a cannibal character). To go this route, devote yourself to Yog at a Pit of Yog, then build the Yog Altar to get the Yog Cleaver recipe.

With that item in hand, you harvest meat from human NPCs, then use it in the Pit of Yog to get purified flesh, which reduces both hunger and thirst.

Finally, don't forget you can eat insects that are harvested automatically when picking up plant fiber. Every few plant fiber resources you harvested will place a handful of insects into your inventory. While this isn't as efficient at reducing hunger or increasing health as cooked meat, it will keep you from starving when you don't have a campfire nearby, and plant fiber resources are plentiful across the map.

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Have any other questions on how to cook and eat meat in Conan Exiles? Hit us up in the comments below and we'll get you an answer as soon as possible, and don't forget to check out our other Conan Exiles guides over here!

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Conan Exiles Razmas Quarters Key Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/ie52o/conan-exiles-razmas-quarters-key-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/ie52o/conan-exiles-razmas-quarters-key-guide Mon, 21 May 2018 13:22:50 -0400 Ty Arthur

Although Conan Exiles is now out of Early Access and technically in full release, there's still a slew of bugs and glitches plaguing players that have just come to be expected from survival games these days.

From thralls that won't heal to clipped animations when fighting on elevated hills to a door that just won't seem to open properly, battling the code is currently one of the biggest challenges in Conan Exiles.

If you can't quite manage to get inside Razma's Quarters after nabbing the key, we've got the skinny on how to beat this bugged door and find out what's waiting inside!

Finding the Razma's Quarters Key

To get the key, you need to head to the jungle on the eastern edge of the map, near the shoreline. Inside the temple ruins, you will fight the living statue animated by evil magic and then battle the Witch Queen boss herself.

Be sure to loot the Witch Queen's body after the fight to get the key (and then also head to the back of the room and examine the sculpture at the top of the stairs to learn a new recipe).

 Pilfering the key from the Witch Queen's body (thanks to smskcntr for the screenshot)

Razma's Quarters Door - How to Get Inside

With key in hand, you can now enter Razma's Quarters way on the other side of the map. Finding the key is only half the battle, though, because the door is terribly bugged. For some reason, only half the door opens, and there seems to be a second invisible doorway behind it blocking your entrance.

If you are one of the lucky few to just walk right in, then congratulations on having the gods smile on you! Otherwise, it will take a bit of effort to actually cross the threshold after unlocking the door.

One of the most surefire ways to get inside and speak to Razma of Shem is to stand directly at the inside of the door, turn around so you are facing away from it, then crouch down and roll backwards. If your character isn't too tall, usually you will roll straight inside the main room.

Some players have been able to force clip themselves inside by standing at the entrance and then forcing the door closed while you are inside the animation radius. When the door closes, it pushes you inside the building if you are standing at the right angle. This seems to be the only way to exit out the door at the moment (until a patch arrives), hanging onto the inside and then trying to move forward as the door pushes you out.

If you are playing on your own private server, you can also enter Ghost mode and use the teleport admin command to transfer another player directly inside or outside the house.

 Unlocking the door to Razma's Quarters with the key

Once inside, there oddly isn't that much to do besides getting a little extra lore on what was happening with the Witch Queen, so it's a lot of effort for very little reward. The roof of the building, however, contains an armor stand that provides a new crafting recipe.

Did you figure out another way to get inside Razma's Quarters using the Witch Queen's key? Let us know your method, and if you managed to find anything inside that was actually worth all that effort that we missed!

Need help with any other part of this survival sim set in the long-forgotten Hyborian Age? Be sure to check out our other Conan Exiles guides here to survive in the harsh wastelands:

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Conan Exiles PvE Guide: Best Weapons, Builds, Locations, and Servers https://www.gameskinny.com/08s2y/conan-exiles-pve-guide-best-weapons-builds-locations-and-servers https://www.gameskinny.com/08s2y/conan-exiles-pve-guide-best-weapons-builds-locations-and-servers Thu, 17 May 2018 11:46:05 -0400 Sergey_3847

There are a number of server types in Conan Exiles, some of which being PvP-oriented. As you might expect, the sorts of equipment and builds you would use vary from PvP to PvE servers. You don't need to burst other players down in PvE, after all.

Tricks that work in PvP don't necessarily translate too well in Conan Exiles PvE or PvE Conflict. That's why you need to be well aware of these differences before venturing out into the Exiled Lands.

Follow our guide below for all the Conan Exiles PvE tips and tricks you need while getting started on your trying adventure.

PvE Rules and Strategies

Two warriors, one in red wielding mace and dagger, one in blue with ax, face off

The main differences between the three types of servers are the following:

  • PvE servers allow players to damage NPCs and creatures, but not other players, thralls, or their buildings.
  • PvP servers offer a complete player vs. player experience in which they can damage each other as much as they want. However, the building damage is active only at primetime (5-11 p.m.).
  • PvE Conflict is a combination of PvE and PvP in which players can damage each other, but only at primetime. The building damage is inactive at all times.

Most players will probably choose the PvP segment of the game, but the PvE experience can be just as satisfying, if not more.

Gather Resources

The survival element is prevalent in PvE. In the beginning, it is important to gather food and resources, such as wood and stone, to build your first shelter. You will be able to improve it as time goes by and turn it into a real private fortress.

Gain Experience

In Conan Exiles you get XP points for exploring the unknown territories, so don't be afraid to venture out. However, don't forget about your own safety, and craft at least the simplest ax to protect yourself.

Crafting and killing creatures also grants experience, which unlocks new recipes that you can use to craft even better weapons and gear.

Clans and Religion

Later on, you can create or join other players' clans. Together you can do a lot more, and this will make both you individually and your clan stronger. It's your one-way ticket to taking on harder challenges.

Following and making sacrifices for one of the gods in the game is also important. As a result, you will be able to get some unique weapons and armor.

Best PvE Weapons

A warrior in leather armor holds a trident in the desert

Steel Trident
  • Damage: 32
  • Armor Penetration: 8.1%
  • Durability: 1260
  • Weight: 5.25

Steel Trident is an exceptionally effective weapon in PvE since it has great range, which gives you a massive advantage over any type of enemy.

However, the trident is mostly used against large creatures, where stopping power is more important than precision. In order to craft Steel Trident, you will need the following items:

  • 8x Branch
  • 30x Steel Bar
  • 8x Twine
  • Blacksmith's Bench
Ancient Warhammer
  • Damage: 36
  • Armor Penetration: 24.3%
  • Durability: 1440
  • Weight: 6.3

The Warhammer is a bit heavy, but its armor penetration is beyond anything you've ever seen. It's also a bit slow, but you can always switch weapons when you need it and use the hammer at more appropriate times.

For example, when you need to break through armor and smash some bones, all you need to do is to make sure that it connects. If you want to craft this, then you will need:

  • 6x Shaped Wood
  • 50x Steel Bar
  • Blacksmith's Bench
Ancient Bow
  • Damage: 12
  • Armor Penetration: 8.1%
  • Durability: 800
  • Weight: 4.2

Melee weapons are great, but what do you do when you need to take out a target in the distance? That's when you really need a bow, and there is no better one than the Ancient Bow.

Craft it and use it with razor arrows, and you will understand why bows are so highly regarded in PvE. The crafting recipe is a bit expensive, but you should manage it nonetheless:

  • 6x Shaped Wood
  • 13x Thick Leather
  • 13x Silk
  • 5x Steel Bar
  • Carpenter's Bench

Best PvE Builds

A warrior readies their shield and sword

Strength Build
  • Strength: 35
  • Vitality: 25
  • Grit: 20
  • Encumbrance: 30
  • Survival: 10

The central point of this build revolves around the Axe of the Lion -- a massive weapon with 53 points of damage that gives high bonus to your strength.

Another item that can add an incredible amount of strength to your build is the Hyperborean Slaver Armor. If you're going for the strength build, then this is the way to go.

Accuracy Build
  • Accuracy: 50
  • Vitality: 25
  • Grit: 30
  • Encumbrance: 15

This build is made for archers. There are a couple of amazing bows in Conan Exiles, so if you like this playstyle, be sure to invest your points into Accuracy. The higher it is, the more damage your bows will deal.

Some of the best bows in the game are Bessie's Bow and Eye of the Khan. You will also need the Shemite Armor, which gives bonus to your accuracy as well.

Grit Build
  • Vitality: 20
  • Grit: 50
  • Agility: 30
  • Encumbrance: 20

This build is highly mobile as it revolves around stamina that allows you to pursue creatures. That is also why you need a spear -- an excellent choice for grit build. The best choice of spear is Black Dragon Pike.

The best armor for this type of build is the Vanir Settler set, which gives bonus to your grit.

Best Base-Building Locations

Conan Exiles map showing shattered springs location

Shattered Springs

If you're planning on settling in a place that's as well protected as possible, then there is probably no better place than Shattered Springs, located in the Desert biome.

It is almost entirely surrounded by mountains, which don't let anyone inside except through a few openings you can use to protect yourself. Another distinct feature of this area is that it constantly produces toxic fumes, which keep NPCs away from this place.

Of course, you can work around it and equip a Sandstorm Mask, which will protect you from the fumes.

Conan Exiles map showing Mounds of the Dead location

Mounds of the Dead

Another great place to settle down is located in the western part of the Tundra biome. It's a pretty dark and uninviting place, but there's a lot of woods around, although full of undead.

This place also has several unlockable recipes that can be found around the lake region.

Conan Exiles map showing Thugras Stand location

Thugra's Stand

The Stand is located north of The Summoning Place and east of The Hand of the Maker. It has a pretty high plateau, which can be used for base-building. The fact that your base is located above the ground in a completely inaccessible place makes it a truly great spot.

Conan Exiles PvE Conflict Tips and Tricks

A group of warriors stands in a circle in the desert

Base Defense Tips

Since PvE Conflict servers allow other players to attack you, there is a great need to properly defend your base. The first thing you need to do is enhance the resistance of your walls with the help of Sandstone Foundation.

Then, you need to make sure that you can survive raids. Build your base in a remote area and fortify it. You also need to leave as few things as possible before logging off. This means that you need to use most of your materials so that raiders are left with nothing to steal.

Lastly, if you still want to keep a few valuable things in safety, then create a hidden stash away from the base, and keep your stuff there.

Combat Tips

If you choose a weapon, whether it's an axe, a bow, or a sword, be sure to learn it as well as you can. You must know the exact range and damage it produces in various situations.

Never attack first, but let other players come at you. When you're in a protective position, you have a better understanding of your situation.

Always carry aloe potions, Yog meat, or ambrosia. These will keep you alive. Also, you can carry at least one good shield to protect yourself.

Conan Exiles PvE Fast Servers

Here are three popular US-based PvE servers up and running with active playerbases. These links require the Steam version of the game to function:

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Conan Exiles Stat Builds Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/ygi06/conan-exiles-stat-builds-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/ygi06/conan-exiles-stat-builds-guide Wed, 16 May 2018 15:06:14 -0400 Ty Arthur

With so many stats and so few points to distribute, building the perfect Conan Exiles character requires a careful stat build focus if you want to survive in either solo single player or a full PvP server.

While choosing your stat build, keep in mind that you can actually respec at any time by brewing a yellow lotus potion with 10 yellow lotus blossoms, so trying out different builds isn't all that difficult.

Below we cover all the worst and best stats to focus on for a killer build. For the TL:DR version, here's the basics of what you need to know:

No matter what your particular build focus is, in general, it should have Vitality highest, then decide if your next-best stat should be Encumbrance, Strength, or Grit; then focus on the other two. Any remaining points can be spread across the rest of the stats (except for Survival, which you don't need).

Survival

More than just a dump stat, Survival is pretty actively pointless in nearly all scenarios. Picture a one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest, and you are almost at the utter uselessness that is the Survival skill.

Sources of food and water are plentiful, and you can craft items like berry pulp that are much more efficient than water skins, so it's just an all-around worthless stat.

Presumably, the developers will change how this stat works in a future patch to make it worthwhile, but for now, put your points elsewhere instead of lighting them on fire and watching them burn with Survival.

Accuracy

At the moment, ranged combat just flat-out isn't as damaging or efficient as melee combat. In other words, this is dump stat number two, and it's best avoided.

If you put a ton of points in here and really focus on bows, you can get something halfway decent going with your Conan Exiles build, but frankly, it's a better idea to go with Strength and a melee weapon.

This remains true in either a solo private server of a PvP scenario, as the many obstacles in the terrain and the stamina system mean that you can pretty much always chase an opponent down and eventually force a confrontation instead of having to hit them from afar with a bow.

Agility

With a direct impact on your armor's effectiveness, Agility seems really useful at first, but in most cases, you really only need to put 10 points in here to get reduced stamina loss from sprinting.

If you tend to get hit a lot, then it can be a better stat to focus on, but for the most part, it's better to avoid getting hit in the first place by staying out of harm's way or simply having more health from the Vitality stat.

Grit

There are ways to game the system and handle your stamina based on skill rather than raw stats, but in general, it's a bad idea to have a low pool of stamina in combat situations (especially in PvP).

At the very least, getting to 20 in Grit for the bonus stamina regeneration is a good idea in most builds. If you manage your sprinting and combat properly through lots of practice, however, you can keep Grit to a minimum and place those points elsewhere.

 You want to be able to keep sprinting away when things go badly

Encumbrance

Whether you want to put a focus on points here depends largely on how you play, but for many players, the ability to carry more in a survival game is always welcome.

Yes, food spoils and needs to be consumed rather than hoarded, but when carrying other materials around for building, you generally want more available inventory space. Pack Mule in particular is a pretty hefty perk to aim for. The lower-tier perks also make you more resistant to crippling slow effects and knockdown.

Keep in mind that a full set of light armor gives you a big bonus to Encumbrance, so you can artificially inflate this stat without actually putting points here.

Vitality

Ironically, the polar opposite of Survival, you want a hefty Vitality score to actually survive. In particular, you want to get to 30 Vitality quickly for the passive health regeneration perk. That easily makes Vitality the best stat at the moment -- and the one you most want to focus on with your build.

Strength

Points in Strength don't scale quite as well as the other stats, which give you bigger boosts to their various areas of influence, but you still want to put points here. Since ranged weapons aren't as useful, you want to be able to land strong blows more often with a melee weapon.

Particularly at the lower levels, during which you're focusing on Strength, using two daggers can keep you alive due to the bleed effect and ability to cartwheel backwards out of harm's way. Combining dagger attacks with the Salting the Wound perk acquired at the second Strength tier can be very effective.

Going to the full 40 points for the Brutal Strikes perk can be useful, but it means losing out on a lot of other stat boosts, so if you want that perk, be sure to use items and potions that give you a Strength boost.

 Bleeding an enemy with daggers (thanks to The Vaniverse Gaming for the screenshot)

What's your favorite Conan Exiles stat build, and do you have any tips for a great stat breakdown and perk scheme for us to try out? Let us know in the comments, and be sure to check out our other Conan Exiles guides here:

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How to Heal Thralls in Conan Exiles https://www.gameskinny.com/8hc7r/how-to-heal-thralls-in-conan-exiles https://www.gameskinny.com/8hc7r/how-to-heal-thralls-in-conan-exiles Tue, 15 May 2018 12:59:17 -0400 Ty Arthur

Life tends to be nasty, brutish, and short in Conan Exiles after your would-be survivor gets cut down from the corpse tree by the dark-haired Cimmerian himself. To get a leg up over the competition, you want to tame an army of thralls to perform tasks for you and defend your base.

Unfortunately, thralls are much squisher than they should be due to a series of Conan Exiles bugs currently plaguing servers, and in one particularly glaring glitch, they can even be killed in PvE by other players when they are supposed to be immune to player death.

At this point, there doesn't seem to be a reliable way to consistently recover a thrall's health after you spend the time to tame them, although there are several options to attempt while waiting for patches.

Capturing Thralls

The act of capturing and taming thralls causes them damage, since people don't typically volunteer to be your slaves without a little prompting.

If you haven't figured out how to capture a thrall yet, you need to knock the potential thrall out with the Truncheon, then drag them back to your base with Fiber Bindings. Place the thrall on the Wheel of Pain to break them, and be sure to have some Gruel on hand so they don't starve while being tortured.

Up to four thralls can be placed on a standard Wheel of Pain at a time (note that there are also lesser and greater versions in your recipes), although they are simply queued for torture down the line and don't all get broken simultaneously. If you have a Taskmaster assigned to the Wheel, thralls will be tamed faster.

 Nothing says "vacation in Hyboria" like a trip to the Wheel of Pain!

Passive Thrall Healing Over Time

Since they will typically be damaged when you are done bludgeoning, binding, and torturing a thrall, they are supposed to return to full health automatically through the passage of time.

Obviously, they don't, and this is a known bug currently being worked on with an upcoming patch. Stay tuned for details on when it will arrive!

Using Food/Potions for Health

Although only working intermittently for a handful of players, it seems like placing a healing potion such as Aloe Extract or even putting food in the thrall's inventory should get them to use the item and recover health every time.

Right now, they mostly just ignore the items, or occasionally consume them with no obvious effect.

Thrall Health Regen With Entertainers

Placing an Entertainer near a damaged thrall is occasionally working for PC players at this point, but it's not a completely surefire healing mechanism at the moment.

Both the Dancer and Musician thrall types are supposed to create a heath regen buff on any other nearby thralls, but guess what? It's not working at all for console players.

Up to 10 stacks of health regen are supposed to apply while standing near a Dancer/Musician, and those stacks should remain in effect for up to half an hour after leaving the aura around the Entertainer, but at the moment, that doesn't seem to be working on thralls as intended. 

 Dancer thralls busting out their sweet moves

Sadly, at the moment, there doesn't seem to be much to do but wait for a patch or an announcement from the developer on a workaround, as thrall healing in Conan Exiles just isn't working properly. 

Have you managed to actually heal any of your tamed servants? Let us know what worked for you, and we'll get this article updated! In the meantime, be sure to check out our other Conan Exiles guides for those aspects of the game that aren't bugged:

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Conan Exiles Legendary Weapons Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/epl20/conan-exiles-legendary-weapons-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/epl20/conan-exiles-legendary-weapons-guide Tue, 15 May 2018 10:58:24 -0400 Sergey_3847

There are 40 legendary weapons in Conan Exiles. They include axes, swords, daggers, spears, and many others. These weapons are highly efficient and have their own specialties.

You can get these weapons only from legendary loot chests, which can be found all over the Exiled Lands. But in order to open them, you need to be at level 60 and have skeleton keys.

If you want to know what legendary weapons are currently available in Conan Exiles, as well as their stats, then follow our guide below.

Legendary Axes

Title  Damage Durability Weight Perks
Reaver's Axe 51 1350 4.03 Shieldsmash
Strangely Familiar Axe 53 1350 4.03 Shieldsmash, Bonus Grit
Axe of the Lion 53 1350 4.03 Shieldsmash, Bonus Strength
Battle-axe of the Berserkers 53 1350 4.03 Shieldsmash, Bonus Health
Glimmermoon 56 1350 4.03 Shieldsmash

 

Legendary Swords 

Title Damage Armor Penetration Durability Weight Perks
Tulwar of Amir Khurum 48 9.9% 1350 3.5 Cripple
Dueling Blade of the Hawk 50 9.45% 1350 3.5 Cripple, Bonus Agility
The Wightblade 50 9.45% 1350 3.5 Cripple, Bonus Vitality
The Bane of Khostral Khel 50 9.45% 1350 3.5 Cripple, Bonus Strength
El's Drinker 52 9% 1350 3.5 Cripple

 

Legendary Greatswords

Title Damage Armor Penetration Durability Weight Perks
The Watchblade 60 13.5% 7200 5.25 Cripple
The Papyrus Blade 60 14.85% 1800 5.25 Cripple
Jedias Greatsaber 63 14.18% 1800 5.25 Cripple
Baal-pteor's Razor 63 14.18% 1800 5.25 Cripple, Bonus Encumberance
Blade of the Adventurer 66 13.5% 1800 5.25 Cripple

 

Legendary Maces

Title Damage Armor Penetration Durability Weight Perks
Lovetap 1 -- 3300 4.55 Shieldsmash
Aja's Bane 50 18.9% 1650 4.55 Shieldsmash, Bonus Strength
The Unintelligible 50 18.9% 1650 4.55 Shieldsmash, Bonus Survival and Encumberance
Momentum 52 18.0% 1650 4.55 Shieldsmash
The Brittle Bastard 55 16.2% 400 4.55 Shieldsmash

 

Legendary Hammers

Title Damage Armor Penetration Durability Weight Perks
Sledge of Tsotha-lanti 54 27% 4800 5.25 Sunder
Bec-de-Corbin 54 29.7% 2400 5.25 Sunder
Forgelight 56 28.35% 2400 5.25 Sunder
Baal-pteor's Lodestone 56 28.35% 2400 5.25 Sunder, Bonus Strength
Hanuman's Gada 59 27% 2400 50.0 Sunder

 

Legendary Daggers

Title Damage Armor Penetration Durability Weight Perks
Akbitanan Blades 39 13.5% 1800 2.45 Bleed
Heartsblood 39 14.85% 900 2.45 Bleed
Daggers of Nameless Days 41 14.18% 1800 2.45 Bleed
Zhaibar Knives 41 14.18% 900 2.45 Bleed, Bonus Agility
The Grim 43 13.5% 900 2.45 Bleed

 

Legendary Spears

Title Damage Armor Penetration Durability Weight Perks
Warspear of the Black Circle 43 8.1% 2100 4.38 --
Gavain's Rusty Pike 48 9.9% 2100 4.38 --
The Impaler 50 9.45% 400 4.38 --
Vaulting Pole 50 9.45% 2100 4.38 Bonus Agility
Black Dragon Pike 55 8.1% 1120 4.38 Bonus Stamina

 

Legendary Bows

Title Damage Armor Penetration Durability Weight Perks
Frostshot 18 9.9% 1500 3.5 --
Bessie's Bow 18 9.45% 1500 3.5 Bonus Grit
The Huntress 18 9.45% 1500 3.5 Bonus Survival
Eye of the Khan 18 9.45% 1500 3.5 Bonus Accuracy
Splinter 21 -- 1500 3.5 --

 

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That is all for the legendary weapons and their stats, and for other Conan Exiles guides at GameSkinny, please check out the links below:

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Conan Exiles Exclusive Recipe Locations Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/voo1s/conan-exiles-exclusive-recipe-locations-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/voo1s/conan-exiles-exclusive-recipe-locations-guide Mon, 14 May 2018 10:37:04 -0400 Sergey_3847

There are two ways you can get recipes for crafting weapons, gear, and other items in Conan Exiles. You can either spend knowledge points or find recipes in Exiled Lands and other biomes.

Some recipes are exclusive and can't be obtained through knowledge points, so the only way to get them is to find them on the map. If you are looking for these kinds of unlockable recipes in Conan Exiles, then follow our guide below.

All Unlockable Recipe Locations in Conan Exiles

  • Totems. Located in the Frozen North part of the map, near The Temple of Frost.
    • Teaches Vanir Totem
    • Crafted at Artisan's Worktable
  • Specialist Cooking I. Located in the central part of the Exiled Lands, near The Summoning Place.
    • Teaches Darfari Bug Soup, Spiced Soup, Corrupting Brew, Flavored Gruel
    • Crafted at Stove
  • Specialist Cooking II. Located on the border of Scrubland and Forest biomes, between Skyholme Ruins and Stormwatch.
    • Teaches Aloe Soup, Spiced Oysters, Cooked Oysters, Berry Juice
    • Crafted at Stove
  • Specialist Cooking III. Located in the central part of Scrublands, near Stargazer's Crest.
    • Teaches Meaty Mashup, Enhanced Gruel, Cleansing Brew, Spiced Tea, Herbal Tea, Seed Soup
    • Crafted at Stove
  • Specialist Cooking IV. Located in the central part of Scrublands, near Mounds of the Dead.
    • Teaches Trail Jerky, Steak and Eggs, Exquisite Stew, Savory Jerky
    • Crafted at Stove
  • Specialist Cooking V. Located in the central part of the Forest biome, at the Trapper's Cabin.
    • Teaches Hearty Stew, Demon Blood-Sausage, Rhino Head Soup, Lasting Meal, Spiced Slivers
    • Crafted at Stove
  • Specialist Cooking VI. Located in the central part of the Exiled Lands, near The Summoning Place.
    • Teaches Hearty Meal, Bone Broth, Spiced and Shredded Roast, Bug Kabob, Spiced Egg
    • Crafted at Stove
  • Specialist Cooking VII. Located in the northwestern part of Exiled Lands, at Muriela's Hope.
    • Teaches Chili Desert Style, Yellow Lotus Soup, Egg Surprise, Salted Berries
    • Crafted at Stove
  • Specialist Cooking VIII. Located in the western part of Exiled Lands, at the Tower of Bats.
    • Teaches Feral Feast, Century Egg, Bush Jerky, Oyster Omelette
    • Crafted at Stove
  • Specialist Cooking IX. Located in the northern part of the Forest, at the Lian's Watch.
    • Teaches Mushroom Stew, Roasted Mushrooms, Mulled Brew, Cimmerian Meal, Mushroom Tea
    • Crafted at Stove
  • Specialist Cooking X. Located in the southwestern part of the Jungle biome, at the Drifter's Rest.
    • Teaches Cooked Pork, Cooked Pork Dinner, Lumpy Soup, Mixed Meat Scraps, Potion of Endowment
    • Crafted at Firebowl Cauldron
  • Specialist Brewing I. Located in the northwestern part of Exiled Lands, near the Den.
    • Teaches Phykos Rum, Honeyed Wine, Absinthe
    • Crafted at Fermentation Barrel
  • Specialist Brewing II. Located in the central part of Scrublands, near the Cursed Mound.
    • Teaches Resin Wine, Firewater, Shroom Beer
    • Crafted at Fermentation Barrel
  • Relic Hunter Banners. Located in the central part of the Savanna Grass biome, at the Waterside.
    • Teaches Relic Hunter Banner
    • Crafted at Artisan's Worktable
  • Relic Hunter Armor (Epic). Located in the central part of the Savanna Grass biome, at the Southlake.
    • Teaches Relic Hunter Shirt, Relic Hunter Turban, Relic Hunter Gloves, Relic Hunter Trousers, Relic Hunter Boots
    • Crafted at Armorer's Bench
  • Dogs of the Desert Banners. Located in the northwestern part of Exiled Lands, at the Den.
    • Teaches Dogs of the Desert Banner
    • Crafted at Artisan's Worktable
  • Black Hand Banners. Located in the northeastern part of Exiled Lands, at the Black Galleon.
    • Teaches Black Hand Banner
    • Crafted at Artisan's Worktable
  • Hyena-Fur Armor (Epic). Located in the northeastern part of Exiled Lands, at the Scoundrel's Gateway.
    • Teaches Hyena-fur Chestpiece, Hyena Skull Helmet, Hyena-fur Gloves, Hyena-fur Wrap, Hyena-fur Boots
    • Crafted at Improved Armorer's Bench
  • Skulltaker. Located in the central part of the Exiled Lands, near The Summoning Place.
    • Teaches Impaled Skull
    • Crafted at Artisan's Worktable
  • Darfari Banners. Located in the south of the Savanna Grass, near the Skulker's End.
    • Teaches Darfari Banner
    • Crafted at Artisan's Worktable
  • Buccaneer. Located in the northeastern part of the Jungle, at the Buccaneer Bay.
    • Teaches Buccaneer Peg Leg (Left Fitting), Black Hand Boots, Eye Patch, Black Hand Earrings, Buccaneer Peg Leg (Right Fitting)
    • Crafted at Carpenter's Bench

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That's it for all the exclusive unlockable recipe locations, and for other Conan Exiles guides at GameSkinny, check out the links below:

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Conan Exiles & Expansion Lands On Xbox One https://www.gameskinny.com/8xue5/conan-exiles-expansion-lands-on-xbox-one https://www.gameskinny.com/8xue5/conan-exiles-expansion-lands-on-xbox-one Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:13:20 -0400 Luke Luby

Conan the Barbarian has finally landed on the Xbox One as Funcom’s hit open-world survival game Conan Exiles made its debut on the platform as part of the Xbox Game Preview program.

The Xbox One edition of Conan Exiles is identical to the PC version and benefits from over six months of Early Access --during which the developers added a wealth of new content, features, and improvements. Funcom also launched The Frozen North, a free expansion update for both PC and Xbox One, that increases the size of the world by 70% and takes Conan Exiles from the desert into the snowy highlands.

Funcom's Head of Games, Lawrence Poe, spoke about the Xbox One release, saying:

"Today’s launch on Xbox One and the release of The Frozen North expansion updates is an important milestone on the game’s Early Access roadmap. During the first six months of Early Access on PC our focus has been to work with our core community eliminating exploits, improving core systems, and fleshing out both content and features."

Conan Exiles is planned to leave Early Access and see full launch on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 in Q1 2018. While the team has been able to expand and improve the game significantly the first six months of Early Access, there are several months left and the team will continue to work side-by-side with the community to realize the game's full potential.

Mr. Poe also commented on the Early Access campaign:

"In this phase two of Early Access the game is bigger and better than ever and we are very excited about bringing the game to an entirely new audience on Xbox One."

The game is available on Xbox One at a price point of $34.99, and can be purchased in 39 countries with pricing customized across various currencies. The price point will increase once Conan Exiles leaves Game Preview on Xbox One and Early Access on PC and launches in full in Q1 2018.

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8 Most Anticipated Upcoming MMORPGs — And Why You Care https://www.gameskinny.com/206vs/8-most-anticipated-upcoming-mmorpgs-and-why-you-care https://www.gameskinny.com/206vs/8-most-anticipated-upcoming-mmorpgs-and-why-you-care Mon, 10 Apr 2017 11:00:01 -0400 Paige McGovern

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Camelot Unchained

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  • Developer: City State Entertainment
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  • Engine: Unchained 
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  • Current Status: In Development
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  • Expected Release: TBA
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  • Business Model: Subscription
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  • Platform: Windows PC
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Camelot Unchained is a unique realm vs. realm MMO. Players choose one of three realms to join, which will influence their race and class choices. You can be a Tuatha, Hamadryad, Empath, Fianna, Jotnar, Stonehealer, and more. Players must fight for resources and land, and coordinates attacks and sieges against enemy realms. 

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There will be no real world money shops in the game. Gear and supplies can't all be bought by one NPC players must find the masters of a profession to craft coveted items. The economy will be entirely player-run. All magic spells will be created by the player, and not the developer. Spell books and a set of runes are necessary.  

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How to Get Involved
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Register an account on the official website, become a part of the forum community, and pledge a minimum of $35 to receive Beta 2 access and the full game upon launch. 

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What do you think about these MMOs? Are you planning on playing any? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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Crowfall

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  • Developer: ArtCraft
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  • Engine: Unity 5
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  • Current Status: Pre-Alpha 4
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  • Expected Release: TBA 
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  • Business Model: Buy to Play
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  • Platform: Windows PC
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  • Official Website
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What it Offers
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Crowfall is described as a "thronewar simulator" MMO. There will be elements of strategy, politics, survival, and kingship in this game. Every player will have their own kingdom. Combat is action-based. 

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What Makes it Different
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There are no instanced dungeons in Crowfall. With many different elements, the game is diverse and can suit any player. There are no levels. Upon creation, players choose a unique character archetype, such as Confessor, Forgemaster, Frostweaver, or Myrmidon. Every skill can be accessed, but its use may change based on archetype. Skills must be raised to quality for a promotional class, which can vary greatly from one's original chosen class. Players can also learn select disciplines.

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How to Get Involved
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Register on the official website and pledge a minimum of $69 to gain access to scheduled pre-Alpha testing. 

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Chronicles of Elyria

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  • Developer: Soulbound Studios
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  • Engines: Unreal 4, SpatialOS
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  • Current Status: Production
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  • Expected Release: 2017
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  • Business Model: Buy to Play (Pay for Life)
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  • Platform: Windows PC
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  • Official Website
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What It Offers
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Chronicles of Elyria takes place in a medieval world where kingdoms, counties, and towns are run by players and NPCs alike. The game is an entirely open world where players must explore and settle in profitable areas to survive and thrive. Any griefers will be deterred by the law and jail time, which will consequently limit their playable life.  

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What Makes it Different
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Players start as a child in player- or NPC-run families. The game evolves over a 10-year storyline. Characters will never be offline with the help of programmable, offline character scripts. In addition, the game will run on a unique business model where the player must pay for a Spark for a new life every 10 to 14 months, when their character dies. 

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How to Get Involved
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Register an account on the official website, and check out the store to pledge your support for the game. Pledge a minimum of $40 to gain access to the full game upon launch. 

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Dark and Light

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  • Developer: Snail Games 
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  • Engine: Unreal 4
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  • Current Status: pre-Early Access 
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  • Expected Release: TBA
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  • Business Model: Buy to Play
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  • Platform: Windows PC
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  • Official Website
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What it Offers
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Dark and Light is a fantasy sandbox MMO. Magic is a part of the world and the characterization of the game. In a dynamic story, the player must choose to fight for light or be consumed by darkness. 

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What Makes it Different
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According to the game's Steam page, there "are over 100 magical skills related to survival, exploration, defense, transformation, control, [and] attack." With no set classes, there is a growth system for players and NPCs alike. Both melee and magical weapons can be forged and mastered. Magic will be used whether a player is hiding from an enemy, constructing a house, or claiming land by changing physical laws. 

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How to Get Involved
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Become a part of the conversation on Steam

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Epocylipse The AfterFall

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  • Developer: Razor Edge Games
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  • Engine: Unity 5
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  • Current Status: In development
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  • Expected Release: TBA 
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  • Business Model: Buy to Play
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  • Platform: Windows PC
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  • Official Website
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What it Offers
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Epocylipse is set in the year 2258. It is a survival MMO where humanity has been all but wiped out after an outbreak of an infectious disease. In this game, there is a day and night cycle, aging characters, faction wars, and a fully loot-able harsh environment. 

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With aging comes perma-death, which means characters must find a heir before they pass on. The game is skill-based, so how well you play in the environment really matters. If the game isn't hard enough, you can enable optional rules that pose new challenges. You can play alone, with friends, or on servers. How you want to play is up to you.

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How to Get Involved
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Register on the official website to be a part of the forum community.

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Conan Exiles

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  • Developer: Funcom
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  • Engine: Unreal 4
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  • Current Status: Early Access
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  • Expected Release: 2018 (full launch)
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  • Business Model: Buy to Play
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  • Platform: Windows PC
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In Conan Exiles, players explore the land and civilizations of an ancient world where monsters truly do exist. The player must craft tools, buildings, and fight giant creatures to stay alive. They must also battle against the elements and watch out for deadly sandstorms.

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This year, The Purge will be implemented. The Purge are enemy NPCs that will raid, pillage, and destroy everything they encounter. Players must work together to stop this deadly threat. In addition, players will be able to tame animals, and new systems -- sorcery and settlement systems will be introduced. The opportunities in this game will be limitless. 

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You can purchase the game on Steam Early Access now for $29.99, or upgrade to the Barbarian Edition for an extra $30. 

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Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen

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  • Developer: Visionary Realms, Inc. 
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  • Engine: Unity 5 
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  • Current Status: In development
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  • Expected Release: 2017
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  • Business Model: Subscription
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  • Platforms: Mac and Windows PC
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  • Official Website
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Pantheon is set on the fantasy world of Terminus, where many diverse civilizations, deities, and fantastic creatures rule. The world is designed to be challenging with tough monsters, plenty of exploration, and a reliance on friends and community. The planned weather system and enchanted areas add a survival element to the game not often found in MMOs. 

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Death is meaningful. High-level characters can "retire" and pass a portion of their skills onto their children. Rare spells and items can only be found in unique locations, and can be locked behind an event. Visionary Realms is reinforcing an emphasis on group play by planning AI NPCs and player-run dungeons and regions.  

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How to Get Involved
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You can support Pantheon's development on the official website here. Pledge a minimum of $50 to gain access to the beta and full game. 

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Ashes of Creation

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  • Developer: Intrepid Studios
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  • Engine: Unreal 4 
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  • Current Status: Pre-Alpha
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  • Expected Release: TBA 
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  • Business Model: Subscription
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  • Platform: Windows PC
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  • Official Website
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Ashes of Creation promises a world "built to react to the actions of [the] players." Land can be developed anywhere and can be specialized for a certain purpose. There are many custom skills and abilities that ensure 64 unique classes. And there are multiple quest types that can change in real time. Players can fight in dungeons, raids, large-scale castle sieges, city defenses and assaults, and arena combat. 

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What Makes it Different
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The world is planned to be highly interactive. Intrepid Studios' Node System will control how the world is developed. This system will split the map into four distinct sections: Military, Divine, Economic, and Scientific. The many skill and combat choices will allow every player to thrive. Griefers in the open world are not expected to be a problem because of the game's in-depth flagging system. 

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How to Get Involved
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There will be a Kickstarter campaign for Ashes of Creation in approximately three to five weeks. There will be a countdown on the official website once the Kickstarter is two weeks away. Register your account now to stay updated on the Kickstarter and to begin participating in the forums. 

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New MMOs are announced and released constantly. The genre is full of unoriginal World of Warcraft clones and overambitious or money-hungry developers who promise to produce an MMO to be proud of and usually fall short. 

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That is the fear, of course: that a game can sound fantastic on paper, but it's unlikely to ever deliver. If a game does release, it may be after years of setbacks and crowdfunding. And still, it can still be underwhelming. There can still be empty promises.

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I get it. We're all afraid of getting our wallets emptied and our dreams dashed one more time for supporting or simply hoping for that one game that's going to change everything. But there's still hope for the MMO genre.

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Let us show you why with these eight upcoming MMOs you should definitely be watching.  

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The Current State of Conan Exiles https://www.gameskinny.com/fs9ns/the-current-state-of-conan-exiles https://www.gameskinny.com/fs9ns/the-current-state-of-conan-exiles Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:00:01 -0400 Emily Parker

Conan Exiles came out of the gate swinging at the end of January this year. It had quite a bit of competition across the gaming industry but made headlines and impressions nevertheless. The survival market is still an active consumer, and it was easy to see the pure potential that Conan Exiles was bringing to the table. 

Funcom recouped its development costs in a few short weeks, netting $1 million dollars of that within the first hour. While the high-quality marketing trailers and first-of-its-kind dong slider surely had a lot to do with these numbers, the promise of a free building and harsh survival world drew in plenty of doe-eyed and hopeful PC gamers.  

Unfortunately -- as with many Early Access titles -- the $30 Conan Exiles had its fair share of issues on release. Lag spikes, several easy exploits, unbalanced God summoning and an eerie resemblance to its prehistoric predecessor, Ark, quickly tanked its ratings across the web. The developers have been thankfully very active, and a couple months have made some difference.

Since the initial release, several new items, weapons, and thralls have been introduced, exploits fixed and combat improved. Most recently -- and long awaited for players on official servers -- the Ruin system will begin erasing unused structures. The decay can be turned off on private servers but will keep clutter build up on Funcom's official servers.

Weapon damage has been re-hauled and scaled to tier, making the resource commitment worth the final product. While Funcom is under some heat for releasing a patch that broke portions of the game right before the weekend, the new dye system seems to be working as planned. 

The real beast, or the reason many have given up on the game until further notice, still requires attention. The game is arguably unplayable as a PvPer, with some serious performance and exploit issues that need to be addressed. The lag issues seem completely arbitrary, sometimes only enough to allow a hyena pack gnaw a lonely adventurer to pieces, other times sling-shotting the player completely underneath the terrain.

Funcom is also executing an "Exploit Hunters Program" to help spot and eradicate their cheater infestation. This combined with a regular patch schedule should help eventually curb the official server epidemic.     

A mount system, siege machines, sorcery and end game NPC armies are still slated for 2017. With a commitment from Funcom to put $5-10 million into the fledgling survival RPG before the end of the year, it's likely we'll see these additions and some significant optimization.

As with the rest of the game's features, Funcom has dreamed up some really interesting additions. For instance, one of the siege machines will be corpse launcher that allows players to rot bodies and launch them at enemies' bases to spread corruption. Another highly anticipated content patch will be an end-game mode or "The Purge." The game will start spawning masses of NPC armies on the border of the map. Players will have to prepare for all out war, and possibly capture the most powerful NPCs for their own base. 

2018 will see Conan Exiles ports on PS4 and XBONE.

 

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7 Overlooked Superhero Games Starring Comic Book Characters https://www.gameskinny.com/etd74/7-overlooked-superhero-games-starring-comic-book-characters https://www.gameskinny.com/etd74/7-overlooked-superhero-games-starring-comic-book-characters Tue, 28 Feb 2017 12:00:01 -0500 Michael Llewellyn

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The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction

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Platform: Original Xbox/PlayStation 2
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Hulk: Ultimate Destruction by Sierra Games was the best adaptation of the Hulk character ever seen in a videogame, even Bruce Banner himself was voiced by the returning Neal McDonough -- the same voice actor from the 1996 animated series.

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Despite being a huge unstoppable monster, the Hulk character controlled with a great feeling of fluidity in using his strength and momentum to run up walls, climb buildings and power-jump over great distances -- all of which meshed together brilliantly when in combat.

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As the game's title suggests Hulk is capable of destroying everything in his path, he can level tall buildings, run through cars like they aren't even there and even grab and destroy enemy jets and helicopters in mid-flight.

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Ultimate Destruction also features a very well told comic book story supported with great voice acting and performances all round.

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Unfortunately, we didn't see another Hulk game in the series from the same developers as they lost the rights to the character but very similar mechanics were used again in the Prototype series from the same team.

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Did I miss any other underrated or overlooked Super Hero games? Give me your thoughts and suggestions in the comments below.

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Batman: Arkham Origins

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Platform: PlayStation 3/Xbox 360
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Arkham Origins had to deal with negativity from the fans before the game was even released, and despite the game being released by Rocksteady's direct (WB Games Montreal) just being a different developer was enough for fans to turn their noses up.

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While Origins didn't bring a lot new to the table with the combat system as well as a pointless multiplayer mode. It did bring the best boss battles seen in the series to date, as well as a great plot. Origins also introduced the gadget that allowed Batman to virtually recreate crime scenes seen again in Rocksteady's own Arkham Knight.

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The focus on characterization and the dynamic between Batman and Gotham's rogues gallery of villains are real standout point of the game. Origins also gave fans some of the best DLC seen in the series which finally did justice to the Mr Freeze character -- Arkham: Origins is definitely worth another look.

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Captain America: Super Soldier

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Platform: PlayStation 3/Xbox 360
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Captain America: Super Soldier is game that's borrowed more than just a few gameplay mechanics from Arkham Asylum, especially in its combat system and interconnected hubs.

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While it didn't quite reach its full potential, likely due to the pressure on the developers to make the release date in time for the film. The combat system is fluid, intuitive and cinematic, and does a great job of making you feel like Captain America himself.

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Regardless of being an Arkham clone, Super Soldier could have been something special if it was given more time in development, but it's still a genuinely good game that fans of The Cap will appreciate.

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Spider-Man: Web of Shadows

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Platform: PlayStation 3/Xbox 360
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Spider-Man: Web Of Shadows is an open world game based on the comic books rather than the movies, like many previous adaptations of the game. It features a lot of recognisable faces from the Marvel universe like Wolverine, Luke Cage, and Venom to name a few to keep comic book fans happy.

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Despite its age Web Of Shadows still features some of the best web slinging and mid-air combat seen in the Spider-Man franchise, and is definitely worth a try if you're waiting for Spider-Man: Homecoming.

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Conan

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Platform: PlayStation 3/Xbox 360
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This game puts you in the shoes of the titular character Conan (voiced by Ron Perlman), while it's another game heavily influenced by the hack and slash mechanics of the God Of War series, it stands up well with it's own take on combat. The take being that it relies just as much on its enjoyable and intelligent counter move system, as it does slicing your way through hordes of warriors and monsters.

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The Conan character found massive success and popularity in comic book form from the 70's to the late 90's with Marvel, and is even more faithfully recreated now in the comics published by Dark Horse.

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There's not many good games based on the legendary Conan character and with Conan: Exiles gaining more popularity, it could be worth seeking this game out too if you're a fan of the barbarian.

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Batman: The Brave and the Bold

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Platform: Nintendo Wii (compatible with the WiiU)
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Batman: The Brave and The Bold the videogame is a side scrolling beat em up and platformer based on the cartoon series of the same name. It's a fun throwback to the 16-Bit era of gaming.

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While I'm not a great fan this particular adaptation of the Dark Knight, the game is still tremendous fun because it brought back the fun of the drop-in and drop-out two-player couch co op games of the past.

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I had some good times playing this game with my kids, so If you're looking for a good family friendly one or two-player game to play on the Wii (or Wii U) I'd definitely recommend Batman: Brave and The Bold.

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X-Men Origins: Wolverine

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Platform: Xbox 360/PlayStation 3
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X-Men Origins: Wolverine was undeniably a God Of War clone, but that didn't stop the game from being a fantastically violent thrill ride from start to finish.

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It was fully voiced by cast, from the movie of the same name, and was arguably more entertaining and certainly more faithful to the brutality of the Wolverine character.

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With the new Wolverine film Logan coming out very soon it could be the perfect time to give this game a try.

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With the upcoming release of the Spiderman: Homecoming game, Injustice 2 and the announcements from Square-Enix and TellTale Games working on their own Marvel projects. It's a very exciting time to be both a gamer and a superhero fan.

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There was a time where comic book based videogames, like a lot of licensed titles, were met with a lot less enthusiasm than they are now. That was, until Rocksteady showed the world how a superhero game should be done with the amazing Arkham series.

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There have been other superhero games that have gone overlooked, or simply passed off as another bad title but are still worth your time.

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If you are wanting to get your superhero fix, until the new Insomniac Spidey game gets released later this year, here is a list of some of those games that you may have missed the first time.

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