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MMORPG | Setting:Sci-Fi | Status:Final  (rel 06/27/01)  | Pub:Funcom
PVP:Yes | Distribution:Download,Retail | Retail Price:$09.95 | Pay Type:Hybrid | Monthly Fee:$14.99
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Anarchy Online

Anarchy Online is a free-to-play sci fi MMORPG set 30,000 years in the future, on the desert world of Rubi-Ka. Players become a new colonist to Rubi-Ka, and must join one of three factions: Omni-Tek, The Clans, and a neutral faction. Since its launch in 2001, AO has built up a solid base of features, including having a level cap of 220, 4 humanoid breeds, 14 Professions, and 83 skills to choose from, along with being free to play.

Anarchy Online was the first sci fi MMORPG, and introduced instances to the genre. AO has a strong backstory, but remains sandbox by allowing players to choose how they play their characters, and for what reasons. Both solo and team play are well supported, as well as PvE, PvP, and roleplaying. A substantial game master group exists, called the Advisors of Rubi-Ka (ARK), who offer in game help to players, write and create (roleplaying) game events, and greet and assist new players.

AO has released 5 expansion since initial launch: Notum Wars (2002), Shadowlands (2003), Alien Invasion (2004), Lost Eden (2006), and Legacy of the Xan (2009). The graphics engine is currently undergoing an overhaul, changing from an older Dreamworld engine version to the newer version used in Age of Conan.


  • Superb Character Customization | with 80 character skills, hundreds of special attacks, and thousands of items, including weapons, armor, and cosmetic and functional clothing.
  • Choose Your Play Style | from a selection of 4 breeds (Atrox, Nanomage, Opifex, Solitus) and 14 professions (Adventurer, Agent, Bureaucrat, Doctor, Enforcer, Engineer, Fixer, Keeper, Martial artist, Meta-physicist, Nano-technician, Shade, Soldier, Trader).
  • Customizable Missions | Choose the difficulty level of missions you accept, along with the factors of Good/Bad, Money/XP, Order/Chaos, Open/Hidden, Physical/Mystical, and Head On/Stealth.
  • PvE & PvP | Test your skills against thousands of creatures in the world, and challenge other players in open world PvP zones.
  • Futuristic Travel | Explore Rubi-Ka via futuristic flying vehicles, teleportive whom-pahs, or The Grid.
My 1st Yalmaha around 2004 :D Posted by Grummus on October 6, 2019 @ 1:23PM
Anarchy Online - Anyone still play? Posted by Utinni on August 18, 2019 @ 6:31PM
Teaser for 17th anniv Posted by kitarad on June 22, 2018 @ 5:02AM
Seeking Hansoo/Ferrell from AOfroobs Posted by Wizardry on April 23, 2018 @ 4:32PM
What Did They Mean By This? Posted by kitarad on January 27, 2018 @ 10:44AM
Did we just miss this? (AO on steam) Posted by GeezerGamer on February 27, 2017 @ 11:01AM
Is this game newbie friendly? Posted by cheyane on December 20, 2016 @ 5:21AM

Hit the Ground Running with Anarchy Online's Progression Server Starting Today

Hit the Ground Running with Anarchy Online's Progression Server Starting Today - Anarchy Online News

It's official! The first Anarchy Online progression server is now live. Called Rubi-Ka 2019 (or simply RK2019), the server was switched on today. The handy FAQ provides a few nuggets of information including the fact that RK2019 is Funcom's "unique take on a fresh-start experience. Subscribers are invited to start anew with a pure experience - no expansions, lower level caps, and an untouched economy to begin!"

Posted Mar 06, 2019 by Suzie Ford

Anarchy Online Devs Planning a Progression Server for 2019

Anarchy Online Devs Planning a Progression Server for 2019 - Anarchy Online News

If progression servers are you bailiwick, you may be interested to note that Funcom is planning an Anarchy Online progression server in 2019. According to the game's Facebook page, "Anarchy Online's 2019 server invites you on a voyage across space...and time! Start fresh with original content from launch, then experience additional expansions and level caps over time. Coming soon!"

Posted Feb 27, 2019 by Suzie Ford

Steam Launch Day Arrives for the 16-Year-Old Veteran

Steam Launch Day Arrives for the 16-Year-Old Veteran - Anarchy Online News

Proving that things get better with age, Funcom's Anarchy Online has reached another seminal point in its history. It is now an officially launched Steam MMO. AO will be free to play with an in-game shop and will additionally feature trading cards and achievements.

Posted Feb 22, 2017 by Suzie Ford

Fifteenth Anniversary Fete Kicks Off - All Are Invited

Fifteenth Anniversary Fete Kicks Off - All Are Invited - Anarchy Online News

All current and former Anarchy Online players are invited to take part in the game's fifteenth anniversary celebration that will be running from now through July 11th. Players will be able to check out all of the game's latest updates including the addition of the changes to the PvP Notum Tower fields, new Research Lines for high level players, new Veteran Shop rewards and skill increases.

Posted Jun 27, 2016 by Suzie Ford

New Engine Version Now Available

New Engine Version Now Available - Anarchy Online News

The Anarchy Online forum has been updated with a post that indicates that the new engine version of the game is now available for download and installation. Additionally, a Reddit petition has begun to urge developers to start a brand new server using the new engine.

Posted Jun 25, 2015 by Suzie Ford
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