In honor of this lovers' holiday, we asked our players to send in their tales of true love (or true woe) in the course of Asheron's Call. To celebrate the day, we'd like to share some of our favorite tales we received!
In conjunction with the December event, Turbine has opened the doors to acdm.turbinegames.com, a haven for all players of Asheron's Call to keep abreast of the latest news, lore, and a complete compendium database.
At this year's E3 convention, the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences dubbed Asheron's Call the Adventure/Role-Playing Game of the Year. Awards from the AIAS are among the highest honors bestowed in the gaming industry.
Asheron's Call scores two nominations -- including "PC Game of the Year"!
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The Zone is committed to running the smoothest, most engaging events in the online world. We recognize that Asheron's Call depends upon the long-term loyalty of each player for its success, and we believe that a major avenue for building that loyalty is maintaining a robust schedule of innovative events.
Check this page frequently for an overview of past events and an updated schedule of great new ones to come.
Coverage of Past Events October 22 - 24, 1999 -- The Fire in the Sky
The final beta test incarnation of Dereth came to an end under the baleful glare of a comet, as meteors impacted major towns, scraps of ancient prophecy blew across the land, and terrible fire elementals rained from the sky.
A strange agitation recently gripped the advocates of Dereth, who arranged a contest to recognize adventurers bringing them the most valuable collection of specified monster trophies within a six-hour span. Why they needed these items gathered so hastily, the advocates would not say, but many answered the challenge nonetheless.
What would you do if you were a character in a virtual-reality world and knew the Server Wipe of the Apocalypse was about to erase your hard-earned stats? Would you run amuck, or would you hold a party to celebrate the time you'd had, the things you'd managed to do, and the friendships you'd formed along the way? Maybe a little of both.
In December, players entered Asheron's Call to discover the world had plunged into deep winter. While some celebrated the change of season by entering cooking contests and observing ancient holiday traditions, a few adventurers followed a missing expedition and hints of dark magic in a quest to forestall a killing freeze.