For the last few weeks over at Massively, The Game Archaeologist has been excavating Asheron’s Call 2.
This has been an interesting series of articles, and interviews. Of course we all know AC2 is defunct, having been shut down by Turbine years ago, but one comment in todays final article has got me thinking.
Markus Fuhrmann: The last fansite operator
Thank you for your Game Archeologist column and digging out Asheron’s Call 2! It was my very first MMOG, and I played it on Abendgrau (German server) for a long time. I have some real good memories on it.
I’m admin of the very last AC2 fansite, Lost Company, and I’d like to invite you for visiting us. Now Lost Company is the only site for the AC2 veteran. Let’s gather all the AC2 fans together and show Turbine we want this game back!
No doubt, there are players who would like to see AC2 revived, and for a company like Turbine who owns the Asheron’s Call IP, it would be easier to do than resurrecting The Matrix Online where SOE has long lost that IP. Are you one of them?
Of course we have to take into account the changes that have taken place to the genre since the game was canceled, improvements to graphics, sound and music, even server technology since that time. For some people low quality graphics is a deal breaker, others don’t mind at all and just need good gameplay.
It’s been quite some time since I last did a poll. I’d like to see where you all stand. Would you come back to a game that has been raised from the dead? Would it depend on the game being rezzed?