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AO: Shadowlands Delayed

Funcom sends news that the release of Anarchy Online: Shadowlands, the expanded version of their MMORPG, is going to be delayed for a couple of weeks. Here's the deal:

Oslo, Norway, August 13th, 2003 - Funcom announced today that the release date of Anarchy Online: Shadowlands has been pushed back from August 26th to September 9th.

"With Shadowlands, we are literally adding a whole new dimension to our game," explained Funcom CEO, Trond Aas. "The scope of the project is huge, and we have found that we need a couple of more weeks of testing and balancing before launching the expansion."

While fans will have to wait another two weeks for the expansion, Trond Aas is certain it will be worth the wait. "I'm convinced everyone will see the sense in our decision. The extra wait will be long forgotten once they start exploring the marvelous world of Shadowlands."

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11. Re: How exactly.... Aug 14, 2003, 10:13 galewind
 
I'll consider playing SWG when they finish it. Until then, I'll definitely stick with AO...which, from what I've been told by numerous people, is still the better game.

 
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10. Disagree Aug 14, 2003, 09:58 Sum Gai
 
I've played Everquest, Ultima Online, Dark age of camelot, planetside, asheron's call 2, earth and beyond, and anarchy online. Of those, I believe Anarchy Online to be the best because it provides a very rich role playing experience that's not your typical "orcs and ogres" atmosphere. You feel like you're really part of a history in the game. Even the little things help the experience greatly. For example, every item or weapon in Anarchy includes a brief description of the weapon, including how it fires and the origin of the design. The information is totally bogus and irrelevant to the game, but it just makes for a better game.

 
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9. Re: How exactly.... Aug 14, 2003, 00:19 Jaritsu
 
I was going to ask that myself.

Not that it matters. AO sucks ass, and SWG was only good til they broke it today.

I think the MMO scene is dying, at least for me...

 
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8. How exactly.... Aug 13, 2003, 22:25 Dead_Cow
 
How exactly does a game that's "gone gold" get delayed again?

 
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7. Re: Has to Be Said... Aug 13, 2003, 16:18 Grounded
 
Galaxies actually drove me back to AO

good thing too cause AO is the better game

 
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6. Re: Has to Be Said... Aug 13, 2003, 15:39 Vincent Murphy
 
I tried it in the first few days, then again a few months later. UNplayable the first time around, and nearly unplayable the second. It wouldn't matter if the game was the best thing since PopTarts at this point.

These days, I don't even give games a second chance. However, I will admit that AO is better than Shadowbane, much in the same way that Attack of the Clones was better than the Phantom Menace.

 
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5. Re: Has to Be Said... Aug 13, 2003, 14:42 Lactose The Intolerant
 
Anarchy Online is actually a pretty good by MMORPG standards now.

 
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4. Re: Has to Be Said... Aug 13, 2003, 13:37 galewind
 
If you're actually interested in roleplaying and an ongoing storyline, anarchy online is better than most MMO games. If you're referring to MMO games in general, then no, this won't make it more fun for you.

 
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3. Has to Be Said... Aug 13, 2003, 12:45 Vincent Murphy
 
Is this the expansion that makes it fun?

 
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2. Expansion Postponement Aug 13, 2003, 12:06 Da Stylin' Rastan
 
I guess this lets their hype machine crank on for another couple of weeks to support my favorite sites. That's fine for me

The extra wait will be long forgotten once they start exploring the marvelous world of Shadowlands.

Didn't they say this about Galaxies? Deja Vu.

 
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1. Beta still running? Aug 13, 2003, 11:57 Bronco
 
Does anybody know?

I deleted my account when I heard it was getting ready to go gold.

Oh well.

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