The future isn’t looking so great for Conan and company. According to developer Funcom, Age of Conan players can expect to meet a few fresh faces this week, when their MMO of choice sees its server count slashed from 49 to a paltry 18.
Since servers are region based, the number of servers available after the rash of mergers will vary from territory to territory. For instance, North America and the Oceanic regions, which could once boast dominion over 24 barbarian reservations, will soon duct tape their way down to six total servers.
Europe, meanwhile, scuttles out of the mad scientist’s lab with 12 of its original 25 servers due to the need for multiple server types that cater to multiple languages.
After November’s lay-off Olympics, we can’t help but wonder if the Age of Conan is drawing to a close. Can someone who still plays the game give us a prognosis?