Conan Exiles | PS4, XBO, PC | Barbaric open-world survival

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by Lagamorph » Tue May 15, 2018 7:46 pm

I tried the free demo/trial thing for this a while back, but I found the lack of explaining the mechanics really annoying. I got an objective to build a shelter but no indicacation of how to actually start doing that.

Having said that this was the timed trial months ago so I'd suspect things are a little different now and maybe the game does a bit of a better job explaining how general game mechanics work (or indeed, any job whatsoever) rather than a Sea Of Thieves "strawberry float you, go watch 2 hours of YouTube" approach.

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by jawafour » Tue May 15, 2018 7:50 pm

Lagamorph wrote:...Having said that this was the timed trial months ago so I'd suspect things are a little different now and maybe the game does a bit of a better job explaining how general game mechanics work (or indeed, any job whatsoever)...

The game has moved from beta to official launch now, Laga, but - to be honest - from my short gameplay so far it's very much a case of working out how to do things for yourself. You have lots goals to aim for and initially these are to drink, eat, clothe, arm yourself and make a bed. Even so, how to actually do these is up to you to find out. I quite like this approach so far but I can see that not everyone would like it.

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by Lagamorph » Tue May 15, 2018 7:51 pm

jawafour wrote:
Lagamorph wrote:...Having said that this was the timed trial months ago so I'd suspect things are a little different now and maybe the game does a bit of a better job explaining how general game mechanics work (or indeed, any job whatsoever)...

The game has moved from beta to official launch now, Laga, but - to be honest - from my short gameplay so far it's very much a case of working out how to do things for yourself. You have lots goals to aim for and initially these are to drink, eat, clothe, arm yourself and make a bed. Even so, how to actually do these is up to you to find out. I quite like this approach so far but I can see that not everyone would like it.

Hm, sounds like a "wait for sub-£10 cheap or gamepass" situation for me then.

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by jawafour » Tue May 15, 2018 8:00 pm

Lagamorph wrote:Hm, sounds like a "wait for sub-£10 cheap or gamepass" situation for me then.

If you're not keen on the setup, Laga, it's probs not your cup of tea and best to avoid even spending a tenner on it.

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PostRe: Conan Exiles | PS4, XBO, PC | Barbaric open-world survival
by Gemini73 » Wed May 16, 2018 12:17 am

jawafour wrote:Okay... I've started the game!

Had a few problems at first; I tried the Online option but couldn't join a server. It seems that people set up their own servers and most of them are password protected. I tried joiing two that weren't but with no luck.

Anyway - then I realised that the best way to start is probably through single / co-op option. You get an opening cinematic and then you create your character. Yes, you can set endowment / breast size and the animations are ridiculous :fp: :lol: .

Starting the adventure, it's a little unusual as you are - literally - stark bollock naked. It's intriguing as you don't really get any guidance at all; you are dumped in a wasteland and it's up to you to clothe, arm and feed yourself. You have to work out the controls and commands and this makes a change from usual.

Forty minutes or so in and I like it. It seems that the more you learn about the game, the more your options open up. Oh, and the music is pretty epic.


Yep Exiles does drop you in the deep end, but once it clicks it's superb. Next thing you know hours have passed.

“But I don't want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked. “Oh, you can't help that,” said the Cat: “we're all mad here".
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by Preezy » Wed May 16, 2018 11:28 am

Is there any way to pray to Crom or the Four Winds? This should be a key gameplay feature and I've not seen it mentioned in reviews.

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by Gemini73 » Wed May 16, 2018 11:51 am

Preezy wrote:Is there any way to pray to Crom or the Four Winds? This should be a key gameplay feature and I've not seen it mentioned in reviews.


Each of the deities are present in Exiles and on choosing one you can then later build a shrine to worship them. Crom is the only one that doesn't offer additional abilities for your character as Crom considers this a weakness. I imagine that was a design choice knowing most would want to follow Crom.

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by Preezy » Wed May 16, 2018 12:25 pm

Gemini73 wrote:
Preezy wrote:Is there any way to pray to Crom or the Four Winds? This should be a key gameplay feature and I've not seen it mentioned in reviews.


Each of the deities are present in Exiles and on choosing one you can then later build a shrine to worship them. Crom is the only one that doesn't offer additional abilities for your character as Crom considers this a weakness. I imagine that was a design choice knowing most would want to follow Crom.

That's pretty cool :o

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by Ad7 » Wed May 16, 2018 12:35 pm

Jawa what are you doing passing on god of war but playing this guff :lol:

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by Gemini73 » Wed May 16, 2018 12:38 pm

Preezy wrote:
Gemini73 wrote:
Preezy wrote:Is there any way to pray to Crom or the Four Winds? This should be a key gameplay feature and I've not seen it mentioned in reviews.


Each of the deities are present in Exiles and on choosing one you can then later build a shrine to worship them. Crom is the only one that doesn't offer additional abilities for your character as Crom considers this a weakness. I imagine that was a design choice knowing most would want to follow Crom.

That's pretty cool :o


There's lots of cool stuff in Exiles. For example, once you have established yourself a tad more you can begin to capture thralls, luring them away from their tribe and knocking them out before dragging them back to then break them on your wheel of pain, turning them into obedient workers who will defend your home.

Exiles certainly doesn't shy away from being authentic to the Conan setting. :lol:

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PostRe: Conan Exiles | PS4, XBO, PC | Barbaric open-world survival
by jawafour » Thu May 17, 2018 1:16 pm



If anyone needs a bit of a hand on how to play the game, this guide seems to be pretty useful. I'm looking forward to getting back into the game this evening :-).


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