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Anarchy Online 10th Anniversary

Funcom announces they are celebrating the tenth anniversary of Anarchy Online, as the sci-fi MMORPG went live on June 27, 2001. "When Anarchy Online launched ten years ago nobody would have predicted where it would go, and that we would even see this day are all thanks to the dedication of our players and our community," says game director Colin Cragg. "I have so many fond memories from the years with Anarchy Online, and there are so many people to thank. The span of time and the way our world has touched the lives of so many is something we will always cherish. The fact that the kids of couples who met in AO are now playing our game says it all. I feel incredibly grateful to have been a part of Anarchy Online, and can't wait to see what the future holds in store for us all." Here's a bit on the planned festivities:

As a part of the celebration Funcom is adding new content to boost the festivities. Ranging from an all new birthday raid to new vehicles, clothes, gear, action figures and pets, players will have tons of new content to play around with. Players who choose to re-subscribe during the festivities will even get a special "Heckler of Celebration" social pet, and many other benefits. The Heckler is known as one of the most notorious monsters in ’Anarchy Online’, and it comes complete with a rocky personality and a 10th anniversary Birthday Hat.

And of course, no celebration would be complete without a grand party, and we’re featuring music from the founders of the world’s first virtual game radio. The combined efforts of Funcom, in-game volunteers and Gridstream Productions is going to bring it to you live with one of the biggest AO parties ever. Running over three days on two dimensions, this is the Anarchy event of the decade. The party starts this Friday, and a complete list of times can be found on the official site.

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8. Re: Anarchy Online 10th Anniversary Jun 24, 2011, 09:43 bhcompy
 
Played it way back in 01. Fun game. Made it to level 50 or so before I quit(elitist exclusive pvp turned me off). Fantastic weather effects for an engine of that time, too.

Did they ever come up with a talking Leet plush doll? I always wanted one..
 
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