Funcom sends word that today is the 15th anniversary of the launch of
, as their sci-fi
MMORPG first launched
on June 27, 2001. At that time
the launch had some rough patches, they rebounded to the point where the game is
still running to celebrate the occasion all these years later.
an anniversary event is now underway for all current and most
former subscribers, saying, "accounts that have been frozen and/or gone unpaid,
and are in good standing, will be able to log in freely for the duration of the
event." Here's word on what's going on:
As part of the celebration,
Funcom invites everyone who has ever played 'Anarchy Online' to join in the
festivities between June 23rd and July 11th (regardless of current Membership
status). New Membership offers, with brand new armor pieces, login rewards and
the Desert Rider event are also part of the grand 15th anniversary celebration!
Included with the anniversary 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. The update also introduces a new Research
Line for end-game players, with powerful skill increases, and adds new Veteran
Shop rewards with bonus Veteran Points for existing members.