Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures or AoC, is a new MMORPG which was launched on May 17 2008.
It has been described as the 'next-gen' MMORPG due to it's new and unique features not found in any other games of the same genre. It is set to rival the current leader in MMORPGs, World of Warcraft (WoW) which has boasted an excess of 10 million subscribers and interestingly, AoC has made sales of more than 1 million in the first month of release.
The game shares many similarities with other MMORPGs however AoC has new and unique features too.
The main 'next-gen' feature I would say of AoC is its unique combat and guild system.
The new combat system makes it a lot more active for the player compared to other games where the player simply clicks on a target and start automatically attacking without any more interaction needed from the player. In AoC there is the chance to attack and defend in multiple directions which makes it a lot less dull for the player.
The guild system is unique in that guild-members work together to gather resources to build their own guild city which can be used for socialising or for battle.
There are plenty more new features of AoC but I think those two are the ones I would point out in short. The extent of how successful this game will be is yet to be seen however from the looks of things it looks well on the way to becoming massively sucessful.
For more infomation: http://www.ageofconan.com/