Archived AC News - 2007
Short Maintenance Downtime: Thursday, December 20th, 2007 from 11am EST- 12pm EST - - Link
All Asheron's Call worlds will be offline briefly on Thursday, December 20th, at 11am EST to reboot the servers. We expect to have the worlds back online by 12pm EST, and thank you for your patience!
--An Adventurer 14:01, 19 December 2007 (CST)
Update on the December Event - Link
Due to operational constraints and stability issues with the December Patch, Turbine has made the decision that delaying the December update until January is in everyone's best interest. We know this will be disappointing for those players who enjoy our monthly content, but after weighing all of our options we feel that this is the right decision given the circumstances.
In the meantime, our live events staff will be providing more events over the remainder of December and into January. Our goal with these in-game events is not only to have fun with current players, but also let those players who may return to us over the Holidays see what our live events team has been up to!
--An Adventurer 11:50, 13 December 2007 (CST)
Fall Festival will be re-activated for the weekend
The event was turned off so the winter events could be turned on. (Frosthaven) We should have given more notice on this, so we will be turning the Fall events back on for this weekend so everyone can finish up their quests associated with the fall events. Link
The turning back on of the fall events will coincide with the increased rares weekend. Friday at at around 5pm EST we will be turning the events back on and increasing the Rare drops. The events will then be shut off around 12pm EST on Monday the 17th. Link
--An Adventurer 11:50, 13 December 2007 (CST)
Undead Attacks on Al-Jalima over, Festival Season leaves Glenden Wood
The Undead attack on Al-Jalima is over and the NPCs have taken off the guises. There are still undead leading to and surrounding the Burial Temple, and the portal can still be found inside, so it looks as though the Orisis quest is still active. However, the NPC in town, who was last seen firing off flame bolts, is no longer there, so the title is no longer available.
In Glenden Wood, the Majestic Pumpkin, Ungrim, the Festival Vendor, and all the decorations are gone.
--An Adventurer 20:05, 12 December 2007 (CST)
Increased Rares Weekend! Friday December 14th - Sunday December 16th - Link
During the evening of December 14th we will be increasing the drop rate on all Rares as a way of saying thank you for being patient with us during the most recent downtimes we have had. During this weekend, The drop rate on Rares will be increased by 2.5 times. What does this mean? Statistically speaking a player will have over double the chance to find that Rare item they have been looking or hoping for.
So make your plans to be in-game this weekend and get your shot at that Rare you have always wanted!
--An Adventurer 13:16, 12 December 2007 (CST)
Asheron's Call Referral Program - Link
Refer A Friend & Play For Free!
We're proud to announce the Turbine Referral Program, a great way to earn free game time by introducing your family and friends to Asheron's Call! It's so easy a Drudge can do it!
The Turbine Referral Program lets paying subscribers of Asheron's Call refer friends to play the game and receive free game time for successful referrals, subject to certain terms and conditions (see myaccount.turbine.com/referral/rules/ac ). Each of your referred friends will be sent a Guest Key to try the game for free for fourteen (14) consecutive days!
For every friend that buys the retail edition of the game, registers a retail product key at myaccount.turbine.com, and subscribes to the game, you'll get a referral credit that can be redeemed for 30 days of FREE game time to be added to your subscription for the game! So get started today by visiting myaccount.turbine.com!
--An Adventurer 10:43, 6 December 2007 (CST)
Service Outage Update - Due to the extended downtime on 11/26/07 all players with a subscription to any Turbine game will be receiving an in-game gift:
* For all players who had an active subscription on 11/26/2007 to any Turbine game, we will automatically extend your current billing period by one day. Your new billing date will be reflected at myaccount.turbine.com after the change takes effect.
* Dungeons and Dragons Online™ players will receive a Candy Cane for every character on their account. This is an item with 30 charges of Heal Moderate and is usable at any level.
* The Lord of the Rings Online™ players will be given a stack of five Scented Candles for each character on their account. These items are single-use consumables that provide a temporary increase to Hope.
* For Asheron's Call® players we are pleased to announce a Bonus Loot Weekend with a special improvement to the normal loot distribution for a limited time.
--An Adventurer 10:19, 28 November 2007 (CST)