I thought I'd start a thread to share in the excitement about the upcoming Age of Conan, since there doesn't seem to be one. Any topic is welcome, but I thought I'd start by suggesting people mention various features that they think are cool.
I dig the idea of a more action-oriented combat system. Auto-attacking doesn't give you a visceral response, and so a more direct method of crushing your enemies seems very appropriate to the dark, low-fantasy setting of Conan.
Just tonight I read that guilds will be able to build either their own city or castle - one being a PvE option, the other PvP. If you build a city, you will eventually have issues with a nearby NPC city, and will have to do things like raid them from time to time to keep them at bay.
If you build a castle, other guilds can issue challenges to you, and you will agree on times for massive guild vs guild PvP matches.
That last bit sounds too good to miss out on, but I also plan on adventuring with the GWJ crew, and I think we might be a mite casual to ever, you know, defeat another guild. But, maybe we could overpower them with sheer numbers.
Anyway, I'm very pumped for this game (which is apparently due in October), and I hope we all get into the beta ASAP.