News Archive - 2010
Luminance Issue - Link
Recently we discovered an issue with Luminance that can allow some players to gain Luminance at a much faster rate than was intended. With the aid of our logging system, we are able to identify players that use this means to get ahead of where they should be. Any player we have identified as using this means to get ahead of where they should be will have their extra gained augmentation removed. Going forward, anyone caught doing this or communicating the steps to do it will also be subject to further disciplinary action (which could include, but is not limited to, account suspension). The issue will be resolved in the upcoming December update.
As many have noticed our original address has redirected to the wiki but there have been some issues with navigating the site once on it if you use that address. We are in the process of fixing that so that asheron.info will become truly interchangeable for ac.wikkii.net and this should be working fully very soon (in the meantime it may not redirect at all until all the changes propogate).
The Town Crier explores Luminance - Link
Turbine has released detailed information regarding the new game dynamic of Luminance, including the various powers that can be added to your characters over level 200. Read more here.
The Game Archaeologist's chat with Andy Cataldo - Link
An interview on massively.com with Frelorn in which he discusses AC's longevity and the upcoming 11th Anniversary patch (the big November patch).
Welcome to our New Hosting Site - Link
Over the years we have moved hosting of the wiki a couple of times, each time because we had outgrown our host's ability to handle our usage. This time our move was for quite different reasons and had to do with Wikia's decision to seriously overhaul their default skin (which controls how the wiki is laid out and its appearance). Wikia also decided to make the skin mandatory and the major contributors to the wiki decided that the changes were fundamentally incompatible with the nature of our particular wiki. Wikia has always been a gracious and helpful host and we wish them well in the new direction they have decided to take their site, and regret that we cannot accompany them.
The default skin is Vector, the same as used by Wikipedia. If you prefer the old look, you can set your skin to Monobook in your preferences after registering. If you have any questions or problems, please contact Tlosk here, on Wikia, or on our announcement thread on Turbine's Boards.
Turbine Pumpkin Carving Contest 2010 - Link
Turbine is looking for the best Asheron's Call, Dungeons & Dragons Online, and The Lord of the Rings Online themed carved pumpkins. Your carving can be of your favorite creepy creature from our games, spooky scenes from around the game worlds, emblems and icons, or anything else from (or about) the games. Turbine will accept digital photographs of entries from October 4th through October 30th, 2010.
Bonus Quest XP Weekend - Link
Turbine has announced a bonus quest experience weekend starting sometime before 6pm Eastern on Friday October 1st and ending after midnight on Sunday October 3rd (sometime Monday morning). All quest XP rewards during that time will be increased by 50% for a total of 150% experience.
Patch Date Announced - Link
The September event Plans Within Plans will go live on Tuesday morning September 21st. The Developer Notes are also available including confirmation that Undead will be this month's new character race.
Wikia will replace Monaco with a new default skin this fall. - Link
Wikia has decided to move to a new custom skin this fall that will replace Monaco as the default skin for most Wikia wikis. Monaco will be supported for a time but will eventually be phased out completely. Monobook (which many ACCW readers use) will continue to be supported however there is no promise that it too will not be removed at some point. While the new skin is still being actively developed, you can get a first look here. If you would like to help beta test the skin and influence the final result you can apply here. If you have thoughts or concerns for our particular wiki please let us know on our forum.
Scheduled Maintenance: Monday, August 30 from 6:00am to 2:00pm Eastern - Link
The Asheron's Call Game Servers and the Accounts Server will be offline for maintenance on Monday, August 30 from 6:00am to 2:00pm Eastern. The forums will remain up, but players may not be able to log in to the forums.
Missing AC Subscriptions and the Account Management Website - Link
Turbine is aware that there are some unexpected changes happening to accounts, game logins and forums access. They implemented some updates to the billing systems this week and are working to resolve all of the resultant problems for everyone.
Turbine assures that the website issues are simply a display problem, which has no bearing on your actual account status. Also, your characters are all still there. For more details read here and here.
Design Diary: New Races - Link
Severlin has posted a thread giving tentative information about the upcoming new player races. Read more about the Empyrean, Undead, Tumerok, and Lugian details here. Because it is early in the design process the specifics can change.
Bonus Quest XP Weekend - Link
With another new race and many players returning to the game, Turbine has announced a bonus quest experience weekend starting sometime before 6 pm on Friday June 25 and ending after midnight on Sunday June 27. All quest XP rewards during that time will be increased by 50% for a total of 150% experience.
Developer Appreciation Day Event - June 14 - Link
On Monday, June 14, 2010, the last day of the Celebration, the Knights of Fortune Allegiance, located on the Morningthaw Server, will host an Asheron's Call Developer Appreciation Day event.
All players, from all servers, are cordially invited to attend, or, host their own events simultaneously on their own servers. And, of course, the game's awesome design team and staff are invited as well.
In support of Afsan ibn Kusain the Barkeep and others who have seen their lively hood fall to ruins following the town's destruction by the Shadows and Bael'Zharon, the event will be held in Tufa, at the base of the waterfall, at 9:00pm EST (Portal to Tufa will be provided in the Marketplace during the entire event).
June Patch Date Set - Link
The June Event Shifting Gears, is scheduled to go live on Tuesday, June 15th. On that day, all worlds will be down from 7am - 11am Eastern. See Turbine's June Event Page for more details.
Game Network Code Update - Link
The game is being updated 5/25/2010 in an attempt to fix problems people have had connecting with certain routers. Turbine is asking for help afterwards in evaluating the results.
--Virindi 00:12, May 25, 2010 (UTC)
The 2nd Round of Landscape Texture Teasers Has Been Posted - Link
Frelorn made another post with Links to four more screen shots of new landscape textures. These textures will not be in the May patch, but are planned to be implemented soon.
Ayun Teaser Screen Shot - Ayan
Island Teaser Screen Shot - Island
Timaru Teaser Screen Shot - Timaru
Water Teaser Screen Shot - Water
Cheers --Sucamarto 04:04, May 22, 2010 (UTC)
Saturday May 15th
- Wintersebb: 10am
- Leafcull: 5pm
- Frostfell: 11pm
Sunday May 16th
- Verdantine: 2am
- Thistledown: 8am
- Harvestgain: 6pm
Monday May 17th
- Solclaim: 9pm
- Darktide: 9pm
--An Adventurer 23:35, May 7, 2010 (UTC)
New Landscape Textures in the Works - Link
Frelorn made a post with links to three before and after screen shots of new landscape textures. These textures will not be in the May patch, but are planned to be implemented soon.
--An Adventurer 00:01, May 4, 2010 (UTC)
--An Adventurer 00:01, May 4, 2010 (UTC)
New Armor In-Game First look - Link
Frelorn has posted a three perspective in game view of the new armor for May.
New Armor Concept Art - Link
Matt "Scenario" Elliott has returned to create concept art and textures for a new set of lootable armor for the May patch.
Turbine Acquired by Warner Bros. - Link
For the full story, see the link above.
--An Adventurer 23:06, April 20, 2010 (UTC)
Weekend of Friday the 23rd, Bonus Quest XP Weekend - Link
Frelorn has announced another bonus quest exp weekend:
- With a new race and many players returning to the game, we will be having a bonus quest experience weekend starting sometime before 6 pm on Friday April 23 and ending after midnight on Sunday April 26. All quest XP rewards during that time will be increased by 50% for a total of 150% experience.
--An Adventurer 22:46, April 20, 2010 (UTC)
PAX East - Link
Those attending PAX East should be sure to stop by Turbine's booth. Those who do show up will get a special sneak peek at some of the other stuff coming for the Spring Update and maybe a T-Shirt.
Bad Advertisements on Wiki
Over the past few months a couple of readers have had their computers adversely affected by advertisements served up by Wikia (this is a problem Wikia wide and not related to our particular wiki). We are very sorry for readers who have had to spend time and effort cleaning up their systems. While we are glad that very few people have been affected, it has also made it difficult for us to find the specific ads that caused the problem. If you experience any problems with any ad, please report it. You can find directions on how to do so here.
For the record, we're as angry and upset about malware ads as anyone on the Internet. Our sales team has a strict no tolerance policy for selling advertising only to reputable advertisers. Unfortunately, like almost every other site on the Internet today, we also use ad networks like Google, AOL's Ad.com, Tribal Fusion and others. The ad networks often in turn sell our inventory to other ad networks. As a result, occasionally a bad ad gets into the system somewhere and finding it is an incredibly frustrating whack-a-mole problem, because even our partner sometimes doesn't know who sold the ad.
We work with our viewers to try to identify the ads, use firebug to try to identify the offending ad network and then call them to shut it down... and the next day the ad can sometimes re-appear through yet another ad network. But be assured that we are constantly working to find and shut down any of these ads as they appear as we hate them as much as you do.
Gil Penchina, CEO of Wikia Inc.
Turbine Global Maintenance Monday, March 8th 6am - 10am Eastern - Link
Frelorn posted this on the main forums:
- On Monday March 8th, all Turbine games, Authentication and myaccount.turbine.com will be offline for maintenance.
--Preacher man 10:19, March 06, 2010 (UTC)
March Event News - Link
Frelorn posted this on the main forums:
- The March event Lay of the Land, is scheduled to go live on Tuesday March 9th. On that day all worlds will be down from 7am - 11am Eastern. You can check out the Event Page for what is coming to Asheron's Call this month!
--Preacher man 10:16, March 06, 2010 (UTC)
Bonus Quest XP Weekend, Feb 26-28 - Link
Severlin, the producer for AC, posted this on the main forums:
Due to popular demand, we will be having a bonus quest experience weekend starting sometime before 6 pm on Friday February 26 and ending after midnight on Sunday February 28. All quest XP rewards during that time will be increased by 50% for a total of 150% experience.
Start saving up your Dark Isle trophies now!
--An Adventurer 19:46, February 17, 2010 (UTC)
February Event News
The February 2010 Patch Page, Winter's Knight, is now available. The event is scheduled to go live on Tuesday, February 9th, 2010. The servers are expected to be down from 6am to 11am Eastern.
--An Adventurer 21:10, February 4, 2010 (UTC)
ACCW amongst biggest Wikia wikis
With our 18,000+ articles, the Asheron's Call Community Wiki is now among the top 22 biggest wikis hosted by wikia.
--An Adventurer 23:06, January 18, 2010 (UTC)
Giftboxes Active for One Week - Link
The gift boxes for the Hidden Presents quest will be active from Jan 12th until
Tuesday Jan 19th extended to Mon Jan 25th. So don't delay, timers were completely reset so everyone can do them, even if you did them last month.