Public Test 2: April 17


:rotating_light: PUBLIC TEST EVENT :rotating_light::

2020-04-17T20:00:00Z2020-04-18T00:00:00Z

:construction: THE TEST IS BEING HELD ON THE PVE DIMENSION. PLEASE DO NOT LOG ON TO THE PVP TEST DIMENSION. :construction:


Welcome to the Onslaught

"This day you become knights!" he laughed fiercely, pointing with his dripping sword towards the hillmen horses, herded nearby. "Mount and follow me to hell! " - “Black Colossus”, Robert E. Howard, 1933

A classic tale brought to life, you’re invited to experience a slice of Hyborian lore: introducing Kuthchemes Temple Onslaught, a brand-new group scenario inspired by the original “Black Colossus” story by Robert E. Howard!

We’re looking for able-bodied heroes to band together and test this new mode on TestLive this Friday, April 17 2020 from 4PM - 8PM Eastern Time USA.

No signups, no invites - just fire up the test client to join! Read more below on how to participate:


First Time?

If this is the first time you’ve attempted to connect to TestLive, don’t fret – the process is simple.

First, download the TestLive “Local Config” file below. If you are taken to a page that looks like raw HTML code, simply right-click anywhere on that page and then “Save As”. Then save the physical file to your PC.

TestLive LocalConfig.xml

There’s also a visual guide by @bible


Installation

  1. EITHER:
    a. COPY your Age of Conan folder, duplicating the client, OR
    b. RENAME your current LocalConfig.xml file in your existing Age of Conan folder to something else easy to remember
  2. Download and save the LocalConfig.xml file included in the above link
  3. Move the .xml file to the Age of Conan folder (same folder where AgeOfConan.exe is)
  4. Run the game

If done correctly, you should see a “Welcome to TestLive” message in green at the top of your launcher.


What to Expect

Once the server opens up on Friday, simply log in with your usual account name and password.

You’ll need to make a new character on TestLive and play through the beach area. Not too long after, you’ll encounter two NPCs; “Fate” and “Raidmaster”. These two NPCs can boost your character’s level and gear so you can play Onslaught. Remember, Onslaught is a group mode! Going in by yourself will assure your death.

Looking forward to seeing you and hearing your feedback!!

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For the Onslaught public test, here’s what you need to know:

  • You’ll need to create a new character on TestLive
  • Play through the beach until you reach “Fate” and “Raidmaster”
  • Get buffed by these NPCs

Alternatively, we also spawned Fate and Raidmaster in Old Tarantia.

Once you’re ready to join, you can open the Raid Finder (Magnifying Glass at top, or CTRL + R)

The Raid Finder will look like this (not final, will be updated after launch):

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From here, you can enter the random queue OR you can enter with a premade group. Once you’re transported to the playfield, you’ll have a chance to explore and get a lay of the land before the scenario begins.

Once your team is ready, fight to the top of the steps of the Ivory Dome and interact with a red war banner at the top. Once you interact with the war banner, the Onslaught begins and does not end until you choose to leave or until your entire party is slain.


  • Each progressive wave of Onslaught becomes increasingly difficult for your group to overcome.
  • Enemies in Onslaught occasionally drop glowing potions where they die. To consume the potion, simply walk across them.
  • A new meter, called the Bloodshed Meter, fills up as you perform fatalities and chain kills. When the meter hits 100%, a miniboss is summoned.
  • Special enemies, more powerful than standard fodder, occasionally spawn and requires different tactics to overcome. Special enemies are marked with a skull on your minimap.
  • Thurga Khotan himself is a powerful sorcerer and may use his arsenal of magic against you. Stay vigilant for falling meteors or clouds of poisonous gas at your party’s location, and get out of the way!

Have fun, and good luck!

Please use the TestLive forum to submit your feedback and bug reports:

https://forums.funcom.com/c/age-of-conan/aoc-testlive/61

:construction: THE TEST IS BEING HELD ON THE PVE DIMENSION. PLEASE DO NOT LOG ON TO THE PVP TEST DIMENSION. :construction:

Bumping thread, because we have another public test coming up this week!