Same like other MMO games. Age of Conan also have a attractive customization system. To choose your sex of your character, then the race and class, and the looks.The system works in two ways: you can choose basic elements of your character's physiology, such as its face and height, general fitness, by adding more muscle or fat, etc. You then can customize your alter ego further using the advanced button - and that's when things become interesting - this button gives you access to a system of sliders with which you can change the width of your nose, the thickness of your legs and the tilt of your eyes. While the choice of faces is limited, you have many sliders that noticeably impact your character's appearance, even though you still see the basic face from which your looks evolved. In addition to that, you have the usual selection of haircuts, facial hair, and tattoos, plus the added ability to add scars and markings to your character's body and face.Despite some little weakness of the customization system such as the Mark of Acheron, a mystical tattoo that all characters start the game with, and that you are stuck with until level 60.
As you start the game, your only gear will be a leather loincloth or a courtesan ensemble for ladies. While you will gain access to a number of different armor sets, looks are rather limited in the game. You will have access to cloth, light, medium and heavy armor, all with their looks and properties. There is no social clothes, so if you want a new look, you have to look at armor.
Besides your equipment, you also have a number of abilities which you can customize for your character and particular skills and feats that you can raise or ignore as you see fit, which is a very nice freedom to have. As you level, you gain skill and feat points, which may be distributed as you wish. Skill points are used to improve general abilities that aren't tied to your class such as: running speed, health recovery and hiding.Feats work the same way, however your selection of feats is determined by class. There are three feat trees that you may develop, and all three focus on a different aspect of your character class. you may re-allocate your feat points by speaking to a feat trainer if you found that you made a wrong choice.