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 PC Gamer to keep their mouths shut when everyone else is yakking - they played the first 20 levels of the beta, including a straight shot through the game's single-player quests.
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?) You'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.