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Asheron's Call 2 : Fallen Kings: RESURRECTION!

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  • BlackraynBlackrayn H-town, IAPosts: 142Member
    Originally posted by Yamota

    I think you guys thinking how awesome this is have forgot what a sub-par game it was and why many of you quit it to begin with...

    Dont want to rain in on anyone's parade but I dont think people realise what a sub-par game this was.

     

     That is so not true! I was forced to quit with game shut down.

  • SnarlingWolfSnarlingWolf Thereiam, ARPosts: 2,697Member

    There were plenty of people running around on the servers last night and that was with no official announcement outside of their forums and a download link that was having problems from so much traffic.

     

    For every naysayer there is probably 10 people who are interested.

  • ChingoChingo Moonbase1Posts: 134Member Uncommon
    Never actually played but urge to install RISING! (pun intended).
  • ArakaneArakane Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 200Member Uncommon

     

     Oh the joy !! can hardly wait to run those vaults again and well...everything! lol. This is soo sweet. I still remember the night it all shut down,was really sad, I had a musical instrument,pipes of some kind as I recall,and along with some others,just played a farewell concert as the olthoi over-ran Dereth again and Asheron,who had indeed returned,though was on one of dereth's moons or something, shut us back up inside the shelters...

     Thank you Turbine/WB for doing this,a truly awesome Christmas Gift.

  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,187Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by hockeyplayr
    Originally posted by Yamota

    I think you guys thinking how awesome this is have forgot what a sub-par game it was and why many of you quit it to begin with...

    Dont want to rain in on anyone's parade but I dont think people realise what a sub-par game this was.

    I've never played any asherons call game before. I actually bought the first one and subbed just for a chance to try ac2.  Personally, I am actually enjoying it.  One of the first games in a while I actually want to play.  May be sub par, but may also be better than some other offerings today

    Nostalgia and reality don't mix well.  You might miss it but after people get a peek I don't think it's going to be pretty unless everyone else goes insane too.  I mean really, this game offers nothing that current games offer and certainly not better.  To assert that throws all reason and logic to the wind.

  • Ice-QueenIce-Queen USA, GAPosts: 2,451Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by PK4TW

    Wow~!

     

    Downloading now.

     

    Shout-out to all the former WintersEbb peeps!

     

    AoD FTW

    Hiyas.

    I was on Wintersebb too after our guild switched to it from MT. I can't remember the alliance we were in but I remember the leader was Ced on Wintersebb. Glad to hear about AC2 coming back.

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  • spookydomspookydom BristolPosts: 1,782Member Uncommon
    Well I never. Very happy for fans of the game. I wonder if this works will it set a precedent for necroing dead games? TR anybody? E&B? The Matrix online? Intresting times my freinds. It's going to take no less than the end of the world to drag me away from TSW and Eve atm, so I hope you guys report back with how you are getting along.

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  • TheocritusTheocritus Gary, INPosts: 3,734Member Uncommon
         I think the interest shown in AC2 jsut shows how much people are starving for something different in the genre.....Even games that failed badly are wanted nowadays......
  • Xstatic912Xstatic912 New York, NYPosts: 365Member
    Wait so I must take time off from my beloved Wow, and try this out..

    Well done Mmorpg fans you have peaked my interest again.. Thx

    If this proves sucessful, dotes anyone else think we could get a xpac that brings the graphic up to todays level? Possibilities are endless..

    Thx again!!
  • VesaviusVesavius BristolPosts: 7,641Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Torvaldr
    Originally posted by hockeyplayr
    Originally posted by Yamota

    I think you guys thinking how awesome this is have forgot what a sub-par game it was and why many of you quit it to begin with...

    Dont want to rain in on anyone's parade but I dont think people realise what a sub-par game this was.

    I've never played any asherons call game before. I actually bought the first one and subbed just for a chance to try ac2.  Personally, I am actually enjoying it.  One of the first games in a while I actually want to play.  May be sub par, but may also be better than some other offerings today

    Nostalgia and reality don't mix well.  You might miss it but after people get a peek I don't think it's going to be pretty unless everyone else goes insane too.  I mean really, this game offers nothing that current games offer and certainly not better.  To assert that throws all reason and logic to the wind.

     

    C'mon now Tor... You know 'better' is subjective and often has nothing to do with logic.

    And while I do not dismiss the power of nostalgia, it is also a fact that many people just simply prefer older games and the attached design philosophies.

    To call people 'insane' for liking something you choose to dismiss as nostalgia (because you don't share their tastes) seems... churlish.

    Will this be a game for the mass market? No, ofc not... but will it's relaunch be successful on it's own terms? I say, more than likely, yeah it will.

    I never played it the first time around, in EQ land we kinda snorted at AC, but I am actually looking forward to giving it my time when it goes live.

  • sevitothsevitoth San Diego, CAPosts: 367Member Uncommon

    People bash this game for being crap......but it's still better then anything released after WOW. lol

     

    Currently Playing: Nothing worth playing

    Previously Played: UO, DAOC, Shadowbane, AC2, SWG, Horizons, COX, WOW, EQ2, LOTRO, AOC, WAR, Vanguard, Rift, SWTOR, ESO, GW2.

  • UnshraUnshra Hanover, MDPosts: 382Member

    I had fun last night, one of the features I missed in AC2 as how easy their music system was. It was rather common for random jam sessions to start and last night was no different for me. I always liked the Tumerok mostly because of the drum. So that was the first character I made and I've been enjoying every moment of it.

     

    AC2 didn't disappoint with the jam sessions, as right when I was about to log off I decided to play my drum while I leveled up my skill. The next thing I knew others joined in and I stated on a few minutes more to mess around with the beats as I have long forgotten what each one sounds likes.

     

    When I logged off I noticed that fraps was still running and created several videos over 1TB, so I dug through and found the last few minutes, cropped it and uploaded it so that I would always have it. ;-P

     

    Here's the video, it's not much but it brigns back so many memories.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTGufd1dhMY

     

    As side note: One trend I've noticed is that more and more MMO's are focusing on instant gratification not ignoring features that allow players to build a community. The music system in AC2 is an example of something that is rather simple but has the power to pull players together, they stop their quests and raiding and just make noise together. LoTRO's system has a similar effect but because of it's complexity fewer people are likely to join in unlike AC2.

     

    Funny I've raided, had massively PvP wars that destroyed whole player created cities, I’ve helped build and defend similar cities and lots a few myself, yet a small moment like this is more epic to me than all that.

     

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  • odinsrathodinsrath louisville, KYPosts: 814Member Uncommon
    so..this is only open to the people with a active account? will they ever open it to people that dont have a AC open account? can i sub to AC1 and get into AC2? theres really no need to re-open ac2 to get subs for ac1...more people as of now would love to play AC2 now because ac1 is soo behind times and ac2 was slightly ahead of times when it was released but the game was a huge let down by the dev. team seeing they didnt even want to work or improve their own product and try to compete with the big boys..but iv always said..if someone put some effort towards the game it can become pretty decent title
  • corpusccorpusc Chattanooga, TNPosts: 1,330Member
    Originally posted by Torvaldr
    Originally posted by hockeyplayr
    Originally posted by Yamota

    I think you guys thinking how awesome this is have forgot what a sub-par game it was and why many of you quit it to begin with...

    Dont want to rain in on anyone's parade but I dont think people realise what a sub-par game this was.

    I've never played any asherons call game before. I actually bought the first one and subbed just for a chance to try ac2.  Personally, I am actually enjoying it.  One of the first games in a while I actually want to play.  May be sub par, but may also be better than some other offerings today

    Nostalgia and reality don't mix well.  You might miss it but after people get a peek I don't think it's going to be pretty unless everyone else goes insane too.  I mean really, this game offers nothing that current games offer and certainly not better.  To assert that throws all reason and logic to the wind.

     

    i'm not gonna say my personal feelings on the following unique (or at least rare) aspects AC2 has.  

    while i liked that they tried some new ideas, i wasn't really a fan of the game.  

    but i'm gonna mention a few features i can remember, and i think there are others as well (feel free to jump in and add to the list, anybody)

     

    1) randomly generated stats on loot

    2) no need to make a vendor run when your backpacks get full during adventure

    3) coordinated group music emotes

    4) rebuild ruined towns

    5) hybrid of open/instanced dungeons, where most of a dungeon was open world, but special/boss encounters were inside instanced "vaults"

    6) while there is lock-on targetting, you can physically dodge arrows and projectile spells (by moving character), making it semi-action-based

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    i don't expect to like Darkfall, altho i may like it MORE than other MMOs. i know it is gonna have a very frustrating level of grind to it, even if its significantly less than most. waiting for a pure FAST action virtual world. dice rolling & character levels (even "skills") IN COMBAT should have never carried over from pencil & paper to a computer that can reasonably model 3D spaces and objects

  • ChingoChingo Moonbase1Posts: 134Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by odinsrath
    can i sub to AC1 and get into AC2?

    This is how I understood it works but haven't yet reached my PC to try it out.

  • ChaulsinNLChaulsinNL Cold Lake, ABPosts: 182Member
    Having a good time! Feels like old times. Doing old cragstone again was great and for being a low lvl area not that easy :p . Hope they will keep it around for a while.
  • lovebuglovebug burnleyPosts: 256Member

    this was the very first mmo i played  was in a great guild called ac legends.

    i had a subb to this game so can i play it now or do i have to have a ac1 subb to play it.

    would love to logg back into ac2 again great memorys :).

  • SnarlingWolfSnarlingWolf Thereiam, ARPosts: 2,697Member
    Originally posted by odinsrath
    so..this is only open to the people with a active account? will they ever open it to people that dont have a AC open account? can i sub to AC1 and get into AC2? theres really no need to re-open ac2 to get subs for ac1...more people as of now would love to play AC2 now because ac1 is soo behind times and ac2 was slightly ahead of times when it was released but the game was a huge let down by the dev. team seeing they didnt even want to work or improve their own product and try to compete with the big boys..but iv always said..if someone put some effort towards the game it can become pretty decent title

    One sub full access to both games.

     

    You're basically asking to have two seperate subs for each game which means you'd pay the same and get half as much.

  • lovebuglovebug burnleyPosts: 256Member
    will ac1 abd 2 run on windows 7 64bit anyone know.
  • SnarlingWolfSnarlingWolf Thereiam, ARPosts: 2,697Member
    Originally posted by lovebug
    will ac1 abd 2 run on windows 7 64bit anyone know.

    Yes. Don't install into the progam files directory (at least for AC1, I automatically didn't do it for AC2 so I'm not sure if the same permissions errors happen) and everything works fine.

  • aspekxaspekx Brandon, FLPosts: 2,167Member
    Originally posted by DrunkWolf
    Originally posted by xevanon
    I would love to play but no damn paypal payment...sign

    im pretty sure they take paypal.

    they do i just used paypal for the purchase and for the required sub setup you have to do. (which i promptly canceled until i get a better idea a bout the game and whats going on with it.)

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  • KilrainKilrain Prineville, ORPosts: 684Member Uncommon
    Too bad I can't just pay like $5 for AC2, not interested in access to ac1 at all.

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  • hardiconhardicon jackson, MSPosts: 358Member
    i think alot of people are forgetting what made ac2 bad in the first place.  first off all it was microsoft pushing the game early before it was ready.  the devs did fix alot of the problems but the problem was it was making the wow dollars and microsoft pulled the plug because they wanted the wow dollars, much like swg, only they just recreated the game.  the game was fine as it was although alot of ac1 players didnt like it because it changed so much from ac1.  other than that it would have been a great game.  still cant wait to try it out to see if my memories are the same of the game now that I have alot more gamer knowledge.  back then i was a fledgling mmo player, i havent gotten as cynical about mmos as I am now.
  • QuicksandQuicksand Aurora, COPosts: 604Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by azzamasin
    Originally posted by Quicksand

    136+ replies so I hope this has not been answered already but...

     

    If you had an AC2 account when it launched can you log in now or is it only current AC1 players??

     

    Thanks

     

    No only AC1 accounts.

     

    Took me less then 30 mins to get in game.  Buy a copy of AC1 from Turbine and you can get into this AC2 server as a bonus.

    Thanks.

     

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  • VesaviusVesavius BristolPosts: 7,641Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by odinsrath
    so..this is only open to the people with a active account? will they ever open it to people that dont have a AC open account? can i sub to AC1 and get into AC2?

     

    It is a beta server.

    They are testing the game, so yes, logic follows that there will be a live release and you will require an account flagged for both games if you wish play both.

    But, yes, for the moment you can help them test AC2 if you have an AC sub active.

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