Anarchy Online kicks off anniversary event celebrating one year of its classic server, Rubi-Ka 2019

    
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It was the summer of 2001, dystopian sci-fi was at its apex, and everyone I knew was trying Anarchy Online. And by trying, I mean trying to play through one of the worst launches in MMO history.

Anyhow, you might be wondering how this is relevant because it’s not summer and we’re nowhere near the game’s actual anniversary. But we are near the first anniversary of the game’s classic progression server, Rubi-Ka 2019. Funcom means to take it as an excuse to party.

“Right around this time last year, we launched Rubi-Ka 2019, our take on a classic/progression server – and it’s been a wild ride since. The launch of the server also coincided with the launch of a new Discord server, which has proven invaluable for connecting and bonding with an intensely passionate community. Together, we’ve revisited what made Anarchy Online such a fantastic experience and a force to be reckoned with into 2020. Now, to celebrate RK2019’s launch, we’re throwing an anniversary party! Join us, would you? Festivities go (exclusively on RK2019) from February 25 to March 10!”

The studio is promising five classic world bosses “remixes and revamped with new mechanics and challenges,” plus new unique armor and loot, along with Serpentine Armor pieces too. “Keep an eye out for more news to come!” the team concludes.

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Feyd Darkholme

Every time someone from FunCom makes noise about AO I try to remind them how much money and goodwill they would make if they would make the game Buy-to-Play with no subscription so that old players who had the unmitigated gall to buy the expansions could play their main accounts again… I still pop in from time to time, but it is absolutely not worth a monthly sub anymore in the current market. If I could play my old account again without that fee every month, I would play again regularly and promote the hell out of the game!

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sear.scar

I’d like to get “all in one” sub, i.e. AO, AoC and TSW shared sub / premium with F. points shared between all the 3 titles.

Yet, that’s an option for me and not for you probably. Speaking of myself, I like to visit all the games mentioned from time to time, but I clearly cannot pay for all the 3 at the same time.

B2P option is perfectly fine too. Moreover, I’d be glad to see the similar one for the legacy TSW.

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Castagere Shaikura

I think this is one of the reasons I’m so hyped about PSO2. It will be my AO replacement game. PSO2’s social hubs are so amazing looking and I can’t wait to play another SIFI MMO that is kind of close to AO. But I wish the MOP writers could get an interview with Funcom about charging a monthly fee for a 20-year-old game in M.Mode.When people on the boards bring it up they just ignore it.

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Feyd Darkholme

For the record, I paid full price for all of the expansions and I subbed to AO for several years of it’s lifetime… I’d say at least 8. So I definitely am not just a freeloader wanting free stuff. I’ve paid a TON over the years to FunCom.

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ogged451

many bonus points to the Funcom employee who remembers the “the plan is to run it for one year” line and turns the server off during the “anniversary”.

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Castagere Shaikura

Again call me when it’s completely free to play.

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flatline4400

Drives me bonkers that I cant play with my old account just because I had the temerity to actually buy the expansions back when they came out…