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Service Ending on January 31, 2017

The Asheron's Call Facebook page has been updated with the sad announcement that support for Asheron's Call and Asheron's Call 2 is ending effective January 31, 2017. Calling the games a "labor of love", the notice says that the decision was not an easy one to make.


Subscription Model to End in July

In August, both Asheron's Call and Asheron's Call 2 will be going free to play according to an announcement on the official forums. As a result, the final subscription will be assessed at the end of June prior to the transition in August.


Headed to Maintenance Mode, Player-Run Servers Possible

Turbine has announced that Asheron's Call will go into what is being called "maintenance mode" after the deployment of the February content patch. Producer Severlin took to the forums to make the announcement that the team will be working on bug fixes, possible balance issues and support for the game, but no longer will supply content on a regular basis.


New Screens

The Asheron's Call team has updated the photos section of the official Facebook page with a trio of new screenshots from the game. The first features a stone building backed by a towering mountain. The second, a pair of monsters and the third the interior of what appears to be a temple of some sort.


Update Deployed

Turbine and Asheron's Call developers have announced that the December update has been deployed. The latest game version includes a new playable race, the Olthoi. In addition, there is a new school of magic, a new hunting area, new quests and more. Players can update their games simply by logging in.


Graphics Update in the Works

Andy "Frelorn" Cataldo of the Asheron's Call community team casually posted a tease yesterday of what appears to be a major graphical upgrade for the venerable MMO on the official Asheron's Call forums.


New Playable Race, Features Added

Turbine has announced that Asheron's Call has been updated with the inclusion of a new playable "Shadows" race, as well as several other features including, Aetheria, which is a new type of magic, Barbers and hairstyles, and multi-slot armor.


10th Anniversary Celebration!

Asheron's Call launched on November 2nd, 1999, making today the venerable MMOG's 10th anniversary! To celebrate, Turbine will be running live events throughout the day that will also bring back many fan favorite lore and signature characters. Previously, we reported on a number of additions that would be introduced to the game with today's 10th anniversary celebration, and today Turbine has sent us a batch of new screenshots to show the new additions off!


10th Anniversary Plans

Turbine is planning an update to Asheron's Call to mark the game's upcoming 10th anniversary, and has recently been releasing bits and pieces of information on what players can expect from the update. We've got details below!


A Look At Essential 2009 Game Changes

MMORPG.com Asheron's Call Correspondent Stephen Williams writes this look at some of the more essential changes and fixes that have come to Turbine's Asheron's Call since the beginning of 2009.


100th Update launches

Turbine has announced the launch of the landmark 100th update for Asheron's Call, which adds a new faction system, new PvP options, 8th level spells, new areas and more.


Nostalgia Blog #1: Allan "Orion" Maki

Turbine is doing a series of Nostalgia Blogs leading up to the epic 100th update to the game, here's the first penned by Allan "Orion" Maki.


Update Interview

MMORPG.com News Manager Keith Cross caught up recently with Andy Cataldo, the Community Manager for AC. In the interview, Cataldo talks about the game's 100th update, an expansion-sized update to celebrate the occasion.


100th Update and the Society System

Turbine has published an overview of the features that will be included in the 100th content update for Asheron's Call which will include a new Society System.


January Release Notes

Turbine has posted the release notes for Asheron's Call's January Update.