I posted it in the CE forums but want to post it here too and just hear the opinion of the AoC veterans.
My idea is since the game Conan Exiles plays in a time before Conan was king of Aquillonia, Funcom could adjust the storyline of Conan Exiles a little bit. For example… You are the exiled one who after beating the game and leaving the exiled lands where he was sent by Thoth Amon, ends up caught by Thoths soldiers on a slave ship. And here Age of Conan begins.
Funcom could make some kind of promotion. Every Conan Exiles Player who beats CE and successfully leaves the exiled lands, gets Age of Conan and all the DLCs for free + 1 month free premium membership. This would motivate many Conan Exiles player who never played Age of Conan, to try it. And many of them would stay paying premium members.
Conan Exiles sold over a million copies. If even 1% of the CE player start playing Age of Conan, we would have at least 10.000 new player. And the game needs new player if Funcom wants it to survive.
What do you guys think about this idea ?