Over on The True Saviors of Asheron’s Call, a non-sanctioned fan effort to preserve and restore the game via emulator has taken its first big step by backing up as much info as possible before the shutdown.
“Thanks to the MASSIVE amount of data that was collected over the last few weeks, our developers now have the means to hopefully re-create AC as close as possible to what we once knew and loved,” the site posted. “In the end, our valiant data miners were able to capture over 131 million packets containing over 224 million total game messages.”
Meanwhile, the other two Asheron’s Call campaigns are still kicking about on Facebook. Asheron’s Call Resurrection is still attempting to talk with WB, raising funds from supporters, and working on a possible emulator. “We are currently waiting to hear back from the Vice President of Warner Brothers this week about our previous discussion. The process is slow and grueling but we must endure,” the group posted on January 29th.
Members of the Save Asheron’s Call group, meanwhile, are working on a write-in letter campaign to WB execs and sounds like they might be exploring the idea of creating a spiritual successor. “Warner Brothers is still being engaged on a daily to weekly basis, and we are still trying to get them to open up about why they are being so closed lip,” they said on February 6th. [We’re told the group leaders are not directing this movement and have threatened to remove “grassroots” efforts from the group if they “interfere” with formal negotiations.]