Age of Conan goes live on May 20 in all of its Mature-rated, graphics-intensive, literary-high-minded glory, but beta testers have been blabbing about the game for weeks now. Far be it from us to keep our mouths shut when everyone else is yakking - we played the first 20 levels of the beta, including a straight shot through the game’s single-player quests. Incidentally, if you'd like to get in on the beta test yourself, head over toour competition (opens in new tab). You could win a key to let you into the pre-launch game.
In the single-player game, you’re pursuing your character’s “destiny quest” to uncover the secrets of why you awoke on a beach with amnesia and a tattoo you can’t explain. (And hey, who hasn’t been there, right?) Yyou’ll encounter a number of characters who’ll take you under their wing... or take your life. Who’s on your side, and who’s best eyed with suspicion? Here’s a handy guide. Feel free to cut out and save!
Who is he? A mysterious old man who appears on the beach of Tortage where you wash ashore (and where you start the game). He turns out to be a major part of your destiny.
Friend or foe? Friend
Who is she? A slave girl who’s been captured by Red Hand soldiers and hung up to die. You’ll meet her early in your adventure, and gain a friend - or more possibly more, wink wink.
Friend or foe? Friend (with benefits!)
Who is he? The guy’s called “head poacher.” You’ve probably already figured out that he’s not on your team.
Friend or foe? Foe