Asheron finally ends the call
Jeffrey Anderson, not to be confused with the lead character in theMatrix series, just announced that Turbine will be mercifully taking AC2 out back, and when the kids aren't watching, shoot the now-lame MMOG in the head on 12/30/05. Anderson cited a dwindling player base (less than 14,000 at the last unofficial count) as the chief reason:
Dear AC2 subscribers,
In spite of our hard work and the launch of Legions, AC2 has reached the point where it no longer makes sense to continue the service. We will be officially closing the Asheron's Call 2 service on 12/30/05. Until then, we plan to run live events, but we will not be adding any content or features.
We deeply appreciate the many dedicated fans of AC2 who have stood by us over the years. You have our sincerest gratitude.
Head to the Asheron's Call 2: Legions official site to get the news from the dragon's mouth, and to discuss the closing in the official forums.