Who would have thought Anarchy Online is still, well, online? Ultima Online, yes, it was the first fantasy MMORPG and a very known product based on the Ultima series. But Anarchy Online disappeared from the radar.
Yet surprisingly, here they are, the first sci-fi MMORPG is celebrating its 15th anniversary!
As part of the celebration, Funcom invites everyone who has ever played Anarchy Online to join in the festivities between the 23rd of June and the 11th of July — regardless of the account’s membership status. New Membership offers, with brand new armor pieces, login rewards and the Desert Ride event are also part of the grand 15th anniversary celebration.
Included also is an all new Game Update which changes the Player-vs-Player attack windows on Notum Tower fields, where players battle for dominance over the planet Rubi-Ka. There will also be a new Research Line for end-game players, powerful skill increases, and a new Veteran Shop reward.
“I wish to thank everyone who has been part of this extraordinary journey,” said Anarchy Online Lead Designer Henry Senger. “Anarchy Online’s incredible community has always been the heart and soul of the game, and I also wish to thank everyone who will continue the adventure with us, so we may go on for another 15 years!”
Anarchy Online was released back in June 2001. It was the first sci-fi MMORPG. It also introduced dynamic missions, item levels, and instancing that are very popular in today’s third-generation MMOs (and second-generation through patch updates).
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