Since its launch a year and a half ago Age of Conan (AoC) has endured a few bumps in the road. Rocky beginnings are not unusual for an MMO, but arguably AoC has had it a bit rougher than others. The first blow came when Producer/Game Director Gaute Godager resigned from Funcom after having worked there for 16 years. Then there was the much-touted server merge, usually seen in the MMO community as the kiss of death, a sign of a severe decease in subscribers. But Funcom has picked itself up, tended its wounds, and is ready to take on the next challenge.