Conan Exiles - Crush Your Enemies, See them driven before you!

Like that idea of adding water, I could imaging a moat being useful but that's only really an option with PC mods I suppose, here on console we'll just have to make do.

Anyway here what I've been up to recently...

The Citadel (main desert base).
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Yes I sprung for the expansion pack, costly at £8 but pretty.

Internal main hall.
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You'll note I use crates rather than chests as last time round an update locked half my chests, so I don't trust them anymore.

Roadways.
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Slowly rebuilding all I lost, but still a long way to go to.

Terrible memory at times so post reminders for myself here and there...
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My latest folly under construction...
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Not pretty I know but challenging to build, especially as exit build mode and roll is tied to the same button on console.

And finally....

Super secret OP Axe discovered.....not.

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That Citadel is mint. I bounced pretty hard off Conan before the taming update. Now building in Fallout 4.

pinkdino99 wrote:

That Citadel is mint. I bounced pretty hard off Conan before the taming update. Now building in Fallout 4.

Ahhh, spent way to many happy obsessive hours on F4 as well, the one I was most happiest with was the Birdcage...

Must have done a dozen builds on Abernathy farm, dear god I must have weapon dumped 100,000 times :0

Even build my own little museum, probably post that on the game thread though when I find it.

Little time to spare this week, so all I've done is remodel my cliff climber…

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Didn't like the originals flat run so this one runs almost straight up.

At the top I've started a branch off to the Bat Tower, and this branch will lead back to my base...

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This is exactly the size of bridge that broke my last play so constant saving is a must.

:I loading times are a pain though, its almost 2 min to get into the game and almost a minute to save after each session.

:I will say this for Bethesda games like Skyrim, though their just as prone to crashing at least they added multiple save states to give you a chance.

I need to get back into this. I'm curious if my various strongholds are still standing.

Yeah I think my 100 or so thralls may have all died which is annoying as 40% of them had epic armour.

Building in water is a huge pain in the ass. I used one of the oasis islands north of the camp to make a moat.

Not had much time to spare recently, but i'm still tinkering about with this and that....

Expanded my Citadel...

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Added a nice rooftop garden, as you do...

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Remodelled my back door (again)….

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Moved the temple up and built that lower area as a Master thrall guild hall, may have to move that guard tower or maybe rebuild the temple 3 blocks over because when you look at it face on their out of line which irks me a bit.

pinkdino99 wrote:

Yeah I think my 100 or so thralls may have all died which is annoying as 40% of them had epic armour.

i left my thralls and pets with a weeks worth of food and came back like 3 weeks later and they were all still alive and had full food bars. i'm guessing the no deterioration setting works for thrall hunger.

Jeem wrote:

Remodelled my back door (again)….

I'm enjoying the pics, Jeem.

Life needs to calm down so I can get started on this.

Bwah-ha-ha !

Finally completed the great southern flyover...

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One sticking point came up though, when I tried to build an link down to Sinners refuge all the NPC's and brimstone phased out, didn't think that would happen but it seems that cave systems are part of the main world to.

My civil engineering projects continue, completed a road to the Tower of the Bat and now working towards the Dregs.

Am curious though, on PS4 the popup is horrendous at times, is it smoother on PC and as i'm still playing on my launch PS4 does the extra grunt of the Pro help, or is it just down to the limitations of the game engine ?.

PS4 popup.
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My civil engineering program continues with my road network now connecting the Summoning place with the Dregs.

One thing irks me though, try as I might I cannot get diagonal roadways to match up.

Looks fine at the start...
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But by the time you link up....
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Hate that so much.

Also...

Wooooah, now that's an undead army...
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Weird bug that, never had that happen first time I played the game.

It’s like you’re funding New Deal projects over there. That’s really impressive.

I had a real problem in one game getting the geometry right for an octagonal building I wanted to build. It was such and amazing pain in the ass, especially considering I was using T3 materials to do it. I learned to use T1 and then upgrade those, like using a blueprint of sorts to lay out my floor plans.

Just hit similar problems with my latest Thrall base, here (pic below) it was trying to join up a square and rectangular roof, none of the pieces fit to make the join i'm afraid.

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And even worse there seems to be a weird no build zone 9 levels up that means I can't finish the roof properly.

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Really odd that one, normally these dead zones extend from ground to sky, maybe its because of the shape of the Black Galleon, but there's a good 30 blocks between us so just another bug I suppose.

Anyway, have extended my roads around and over the Summoning place taking in the Sinkhole Obelisk, then east over the ridge to the Arena.
Heading east again my new Thrall camp at Deathwhisper (pic below) gives me access to Sully's Ambush as well, pointless to raid Watchers Waystation though as the spider spawns from Deathwhisper cavern kills them all first.

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Heading N/E now to take in the Black Galleon and its surrounding bases.

Bit of a facepalm moment to admit to, it only just occurred to me that if you built a base beside an obelisk and added world maps to your hub bases you would end up with an simple fast travel system.

Decided on a new citadel at the sinkhole.....it did not go to plan, I had envisioned building a basement around the obelisk with a mighty tower atop it, but "computer said no" and my PS4 crashed continually.

So instead have started on a new base on the ridge just south...

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A simple long hall with crafting hall one the left and world map and roof garden at the far end...

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But doing a three section roof...….fe##in murder....

FIT DAMN YOU FIT!
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So went flat instead...

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Given the size of the main hall think i'll turn it into a weapon museum....or....delete the game after it crashes another 50 times....could go either way.

I had a couple of bases by several of the obelisks (volcano, ice temple, first dungeon). Feel free to change them up to fit your aesthetic style if you're on MP.

Well the new update hit PS4 last week, and it improves a lot of things....

https://forums.funcom.com/t/ps4-18-0...

Primarily for me the build mode stays locked now, so no more heavy kicking myself off a roadway trying to rotate a fence.

Also of interest is that NPC's now carry anything from build pre-fabs to armour and weapons as new loot, which is nice.

But the game is now more unstable to the point that I rarely get 30m play before it crashes, sent 9 reports to Sony this week alone as it black screens me every time.

The game really does ooze so much atmosphere. Really makes me wish for a good single-player game to be released in that universe.

So turns out Exiles is free next month for PS+ subscribers...

I suppose I could download it, if only as it may make my (launch) PS4 run a little quieter whilst playing the game.

Greetings all, bounced in and out of this game for a while now, but like most things, is better with friends. Is anyone active with it and/or know any good servers? Haven't really dug too far into the multiplayer stuff but spent quite a bit of time building solo.

'Fraid I'm just a solo builder to z, there might be some community server ID buried in the thread somewhere ,I'm assuming your on PC of course.

Anyway...

Finished at the Black Galleon...

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Roads to both North and South make Thrall hunting simple, the best is mostly Lv. 3 with the odd named, also made iron mining pointless as you can accumulate 100 bars easily each run.

Did find a nice little secret chest...

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As its a random spawn you do need a lot of keys, but that's no issue with my Spider Falls trap.

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Wow. Well done.

Starter suggestions for someone playing for the first time with the PSN free game thing? I dabbled a bit a few months ago, ran up and down the river, but wasn't sure which direction I was supposed to slowly working my way towards. I think I got to around level 10.

Atomicvideohead wrote:

Starter suggestions for someone playing for the first time with the PSN free game thing? I dabbled a bit a few months ago, ran up and down the river, but wasn't sure which direction I was supposed to slowly working my way towards. I think I got to around level 10.

Northward. The main thing is to find pockets of required resources and build to survive and gather so you can get higher tier materials. Which helps you level.

Well that was fun...not.

I'd forgotten how big the game was, those 76GB took 38h to download (yes my internet speed is that bad, so a future of disc less gaming is not for me).

Was worth it however, my PS4 runs quieter and more importantly the game is more stable I haven't crashed once since switching from disc.

Also got a clan invite from an old PSNF I haven't played with since BF3...gonna be a pain starting from scratch again but should be interesting to experience the game as multiplayer for once.

So, as the game is more stable running off the hard drive I finally started building bases atop the fast travel obelisks....

The Dregs.
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You have to build 10 blocks high to completely escape the madness though...
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Does give you plenty of room above to work with...
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Think its time to send a road North to the city.

So news of new content this week....

Conan exiles devs live streamed a whole bunch of new content including new underwater city new enemies and wildlife - new dungeons and more pets and thralls.

Witchcraft is being added to the game skeleton thralls undead pets and giants plus new weapons rebalancing and changing camps and major cities and confirmation of new dlc turan.