The entire Asheron’s Call population has been homeless for two weeks and counting.
Back in late August, a serious problem was discovered when players were intentionally crashing servers to dupe items. Turbine responded by fast-tracking a move to a new data center for the entire game, taking Asheron’s Call offline on August 25th.
“As part of an emergency maintenance we have fast-tracked our process of moving Asheron’s Call to a new data center,” Turbine posted. “The good news is that means better hardware and higher network capability. Unfortunately, a move this large will take a few days, during which time the servers will be down.”
Unfortunately, the studio realized that “additional engineering work” needed to be done to restore service and put the MMO on haitus until the issues were resolved. While Turbine has been informing players on a near-daily basis as to the status of the project, no date has been given for the game’s restoration.