I have been keeping my eye on this game for a while in the hope that it could replace Minecraft as the vehicle for the interfactional 'Grand Strategy PvP' gameplay that we have come to know and love. A description:
Conan Exilesis an open-world survival game, set in the brutal lands of Conan The Barbarian. You are an exile, one of thousands cast out to fend for themselves in a barbaric wasteland swept by terrible sandstorms and besieged on every side by Enemies. Here you must fight to survive, build and dominate.
Hungry, thirsty and alone, your very first battle is that against the harsh environment. Grow crops or Hunt animals for food. Harvest Resources to Craft Weapons and Tools. Build a shelter to survive. Ride across a vast world and explore alone, or band together with other players to build entire Settlements and Strongholds to withstand fierce invasions.
When strong enough, march forth into battle and wage war against your enemies as you fight to dominate the exiled lands. Sacrifice enemy Players on the Altars of the Gods and shift the balance of power your way. Unleash your fury in savage, fast-paced Combat and execute bloody and bone-crushing attacks that will see heads rolling and limbs flying.
It has everything we could want from a game: the ability to form clans and claim land in a challenging enviornment (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3brRnsPYYs), an intuitive building system (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7EPJXBdDWA) and solid combat mechanics that include the use of bows, shields and spears, as well as explosives for sieges and even crazy summonable giants (that can be disabled if desired). It helpfully comes with a diverse range of server side options to tweak the game to our liking. While it is Early Access I've found the content to be far more substantial than most Early Access games, as it is developed by Funcom, an actual, experienced game studio. The developers have also promised to support modding using mod tools. The game is a little pricey at the moment (£27) but you can get it from CDKeys for £22 (http://www.cdkeys.com/pc/games/conan...c-steam-cd-key), the site is totally legit, I bought it from there, they just send you a key and you activate it on Steam.
Hopefully eventually we could get our own server. But for now, would anyone be interested in creating a little clan to play on a third-party server?