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"Something Special" For the 100th Patch To Asheron's Call 50

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the old-timers-staying-hip dept.
Turbine is reportedly planning on something special for the 100th patch of Asheron's Call . Having been on the scene since 1999, Asheron's Call will be sharing a 10th anniversary next year with EverQuest, and the developers have been offering up tidbits to their players about what kinds of shiny they may find waiting for them when that big patch hits. "Some of the hints the developers have dropped touch on treasure chest rewards, and the mechanics of the treasure system. They also have plans for a new landscape hunting quests. The most firm new information comes from Frelorn, with the AC community relations team, about an incoming tier of loot and its role in the landscape hunting game."
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"Something Special" For the 100th Patch To Asheron's Call

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  • by CrazyJim1 (809850) on Monday June 09, 2008 @04:44PM (#23716177) Journal
    Too bad AC2's combat system was so bad and it failed. We'll probably never see an AC3. I was a huge fan of AC1.
  • by Hubbell (850646) <.moc.evil. .ta. .iillebbuhnairb.> on Monday June 09, 2008 @07:24PM (#23717949)
    Quality dev team? You are talking about the dev team that announced such changes as allowing Breasplates (1 out of 9 possible armor slots, but could also be covered by things like hauberks which covered abdomen + breast + upper arms + lower arms) to be debuffable in PVP which meant that melees (who had the only autohit in the game) to be able to 1 shot anyone who had their breastplate covering debuffed, and led to such a huge account cancellation that they performed the fastest hotfix in AC's history. This was something they added after weeks/months of nearly everyone saying DON'T FUCKING DO THIS YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT THE FUCK YOU ARE DOING IT WILL RUIN PVP, and they still put it in. Within a day hundreds of accounts were cancelled, and almost immediately it was hotfixed and removed. This is one of the numerous fuckups the current/recent dev teams have performed. I played from Jan01 till ~TOD release, with a month or 2 returns twice since then, and the game progressively got dumbed down (storyline as well, the storylines that I've read from Dark Majesty were epic and utterly awesome) and just fucked up as the devs had almost no clue how to balance the game, write good storyline, or really do anything well. They added so many health/defense buffs to the game that melees are nigh unkillable unless they allow themselves to be killed (melee attacks = undodgeable without melee defense specced/maxed, and even then it's negligible the amount you evade them).

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