Age Of Conan Presents: The Drinking Cape
What is good in life? To crush your enemies! To see them driven before you! To don your Drinking Cape!
Drinking Cape? What?
In a Friday update of the Age of Conan site, news of gifts bestowed to the loyal AoC community have been revealed. Clan of Conan members will be granted a special in-game item for “one of the nicest perks in Hyboria.” This formerly secret item is none other than, ta-da, The Drinking Cape. Yes, nothing complements a drunken stupor than the latest in Hyborian fashion:
In addition to looking stylish in the tavern and impressing all the wenches, the Drinking Cape comes with the best perk in Hyboria: free drinks for life.
Drinking is not only a fun way to get to know your friends and pick up wenches (or man-wenches, if that’s your thing), it also is a key component in the Drunken Brawling PvP minigame. Those who don the Drinking Cape before strutting into the tavern get free drinks for life, meaning they can brawl to their drunken heart’s content in all the taverns of Hyboria without losing any money. It’s all the benefits of drinking with none of the side effects, truly a wonderous thing to the barbarian’s heart.
The Drinking Cape features a leopard skin lining to keep you warm once you’re thrown out into the cold night, while its stylish insignia lets everyone know that they’re about to take on a world-class drinker, fighter, and all around awesome person, be it in the tavern brawl, stumbling home afterwards, or on the battlefield.
The Drinking Cape is only available to members of the Clan of Conan who sign up before the launch of Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures.
Unless Funcom changes its mind again, Age of Conan is slated for a launch date of March 25th, 2008. I am not a big MMO fan, but I do so love the Conan universe. And thus far, Age of Conan is staying true to the vision of Robert E. Howard, which is a major plus in my book.