Month ‘n a day.

December 13, 2006 marked the launch date for Anarchy Online’s either third or fourth expansion pack Lost Eden. So, what does it do? Well, like any game out these days, it has to rip off some element of World of Warcraft. Since AO has always been an attempt at a pvp-centric game, they introduced a “battlestation.” Yes, a rip off so obvious Funcom didn’t even change the name enough to make it seem like it was anything else but.

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Funcom delivers

For those interested in looking at the 16.3 patch notes, you can check out the link here.

And since I enjoy keeping abreast of Funcom’s mishaps, I’ll keep updating this post as I see more and more issues pop up. And today’s issues are some good ones.

Today’s patch 16.3 did… something special. The faction system introduced with The Shadowlands managed to get broke. Mobs of one faction are giving their opposite faction. Excellent. The servers were up probably for 2-3 hours, and then taken back down. (No exact time, as I was at class when this all happened.) As the title states, Funcom delivers.

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Three years and patch 16.3

Saturday, August 26th, turned out to be my three-year anniversary for subscribing to Anarchy Online. Yes, I freely admit that it’s not that much. Nor is it three years of consecutive playing time – I’ve taken several extended breaks from the game. But it’s still an achievement. It’s even more interesting to think that three years prior I didn’t even know what an MMO was, much less any other acronym that I know freely throw around these days.

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Another Breath of Life

During the last few weeks, when I wasn’t busy at work, a friend managed to indirectly convince me to roll an alt in AO. I’m sick of alts. I love twinking, but I hate leveling up, going through the same dull content I’ve gone through for three years now… all that. But this time it’s a bit different. This time around there is a little bit of competition.

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So why do you still do it…? (Part 1)

*Opens the bible of MMOS.* Quote from the book of Jealousy and Anger, chapter 37, section 13:

“The keyboards of Jealousy and Anger’s followers were sent asunder as a divine hand came smashing down in anger. The hallowed and sacred word ‘Twink’ followed a string of holy expletives uttered in praise from the lips of their followers as their cult was smote by the unholy and pixilated avatar.”

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Enter Fat

Hey all. I’m Fat. Yes, blink, rub your eyes, shake your head, do whatever you need to do to ensure that you did, indeed, read that name right.

I’m nothing more than your average MMO player. I’ve been enjoying various MMOs for the last three years. My start came from Anarchy Online when a friend introduced me to it three years ago. I instantly fell in love with the game. Even though it has its problems – much akin to any MMO out there – I have been unable to escape its grasp for no longer than a handful of months at a time. No matter how much I try to rid myself of it, I always end up going back there.

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