Conan Exiles – Funcom Developers Host AMA on Server Loads and “Junk”


With the release of the gritty new survival title, Conan Exiles, Norwegian-based developers Funcom have opened up an ask-me-anything on Reddit to address any concerns and, frankly quite a few inappropriate, statements about a few small (or not so small, if you choose) things about the new game.

First off, let’s just rehash this and get the giggles out of the way. If you haven’t already heard, there’s an endowment slider in the character creation menu, and let’s be frank, this is probably the, ahem, biggest thing on people’s minds in quite awhile. Honestly, that’s a full-frontal shot of man-bits (or lady bits, if you decide to create a female warrior). Of course, without fail, the first question that was asked of Funcom’s AMA was about the endowment slider, because we’re all rational, mature adults in this day and age. According to Funcom, the penis-slider was added for equality’s sake, considering the players can choose the size of their female protagonist’s breasts. I dunno about you, but I don’t actually think I’d want to make any of their private parts very big or dangly, considering things get kinda… well, slashy in the game.


Another important item the AMA covered was the issue of the servers. Alright, we know having a game with a penis slider is going to be infamous and popular, but the developers hadn’t anticipated on exactly how high the traffic would be for this title. That being said, the server partner they had originally teamed up with just couldn’t keep up with the high demand of server time needed. Unfortunately, Funcom hasn’t picked a new partner to take on the workload just yet, so server capacity might not be up to snuff for awhile more.

A few other topics were covered in the AMA, including talks of trebuchets, NPS’s, boss battles, and more, all of which you can read in the Reddit thread. It looks like the game still has a way to go before it will be running at top performance, but for now, gamers can snag themselves an Early Access download for about $30.

So what do you think of the Reddit AMA Funcom hosted for Conan Exiles? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!!


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