[Asheron's Call 2] Today is the last day for Asheron’s Call 2 and I have the day off from work. Therefore, I will try to play as much as I can today to see how they say goodbye. There has not really been a lot of news out of Turbine regarding any plans they may have, so to be honest my expectations are low.
Here is the first update of the morning. The red X means “offline”.
Checking with the official forums, I find this update from Calandryll:
Just to let you know, the AC2 servers are not supposed to be down. We are working to bring them back up now.
-Jonathan “Calandryll” Hanna
The servers came back online and I was sitting at my character selection screen. Talk about a lot of characters. Due to server mergers and such, we ended up with 20 character slots. Check out my army of alts.
We have been given some gifts, one of which is an egg you can use to teleport anywhere in the game world. Someone shouted out the location of an admin area, so off I went. It was in the middle of nowhere, literally. Once there, I noticed a door and some levers. This is going to be cool, I just can’t imagine what great toys the devs have out here.
I pulled the lever. The door opened. I went through. Nothing happened. Oh well.
I was told to make sure that I jumped while here, so I did. Gravity is very light out here, wee!
But what goes up, usually comes down. So, I had to swim back.
We all stocked up on goodies like teleportation eggs, XP eggs, and vitae healing eggs – found in Encomium’s Chests all about the land.
A final note from Turbine:
December 30, 2005
Empyrean magic has once again fled this world. The battle for Dereth continues on a different plane now. As his final act in this realm, Asheron sealed every portal to contain the expanding horde and protect what is left of the races who called Dereth home.
As of December 30, 2005 the AC2 service is no longer available. Turbine and the AC2 development team would like to express our thanks to the many players who’ve been part of Asheron’s Call 2 over the years. We hope you’ve had as much fun playing the game as we did creating it for you.
It’s never easy to say goodbye to a place you’ve called home, but we hope to see all of you in Turbine’s other worlds.
I’m actually feeling depressed, weird.