Asheron’s Call 2 Gets Resurrected
Back in the middle of December, Turbine made an announcement on the Asheron’s Call (AC) forums that I don’t think anyone ever saw coming: Asheron’s Call 2 (AC2) was being relaunched. As of yet, it’s just one server (Dawnsong), and it’s only a beta. Subscribers of AC get automatic access to AC2, and being a subscriber to AC is the only way one can play AC2.
AC2 was originally released in 2002. Due to a lack of subscribers as well as publisher issues, the game servers were officially shut down in 2005. Many players were very disappointed that they could no longer play, but after seven years I think just about everyone thought the game was gone for good. Then Turbine announced that it was back.
From what I’ve heard, little if anything has been done to the game since the servers went down. Many players don’t care about that, though - they’re just happy it’s back. Quite a few old players have resubscribed to AC to simply have access to play AC2. Turbine certainly gave a fantastic holiday gift to many MMO’ers out there. Myself, I tried a trial of the game in 2004 or so. I was quite impressed by the game, but was busy with other things and planned to subscribe to it later. Before I could, though, the servers had been taken down, leaving me regretful that I hadn’t gone for it when I could. Maybe this time around I'll get a chance to check it out more thoroughly.
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