Anarchy Online celebrates its sweet sixteen

    
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Maintenance mode or no, Anarchy Online is going to celebrate its birthday in style. The MMO, which launched back in 2001, turns 16 this month and is bringing back its anniversary celebration to mark the occasion.

“Today, Anarchy Online celebrates its 16th year of active service,” Funcom posted. “Not a whole lot of games can boast this kind of accomplishment, and we sincerely thank you for your continued love and support of Anarchy Online. You are the very matter that makes up this universe, so thank you again.”

As part of the anniversary event, players can run quests for the Tinker to earn a gift bundle with 500(!) items, defeat the Desert Rider for his loot, and take advantage of multi-month subscription deals to secret bonus loot. There’s also a new cybernetic helmet as a loyalty reward for those who have stuck with the game thus far.

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Tarka Roshe

Switch to Unreal (drop that bloody awful Dreamworld engine) + new map and quests (reuse some Conan Exiles models and textures?) = Profit.

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ogged451

GG Funcom with the remodeled account page. Now my AO accounts have TSW icons.
/golfclap

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Tarka Roshe

its funny how whenever they put out a new game they always seem to screw up the accounts sections. I gave up trying to work out what account was attached to which username a long time ago.

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Zen Dadaist

Sigh. The sub deal didn’t contain the one thing so many players were holding out for. The one thing that lots of people said would make or break whether they paid for a sub or not. That thing being extra months of game time because people want to play but not at it’s ridiculously over-priced current price point.

Guess what they didn’t do?

Just about everyone I know who plays has gone ‘nope, not worth it’ and not resubbed. Literally no one seems to give a crap about the recoloured XP armour.

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Sleepy

How’s that graphics upgrade coming on, Funcom?

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Castagere Shaikura

Lol good one. Game is in maintenance mode and it 16 years old looks and plays like it. And if you want to play the full game they still charges a sub. fee for it. And what does Funcom offer for its birthday..ways for you to spend more money and a thank you for it.

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Rheem Octuris

actually they finished it already, it was a barely noticeable change overshadowed by the still terrible ui

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ogged451

It’s in “open beta” for two years now.

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Paragon Lost

Hey while your asking them about the AO graphics upgrade, ask them about Age of Conan’s crafting revamp as well. (chuckle)