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Friday, April 24, 2015

Blast from the Past – Guess the Game #3

Last week's blast from the past post had no guesses as to what game produced those marvelous ancient screen captures. I believe, as was my impression at the time, few people actually played the game, though it was the third MMORPG published last century. Believe it or not, all its servers are still online and the game was actively developed until last year. The game of course is Asheron's Call, by Turbine Entertainment, though most will remember it as Microsoft's first (and last?) foray into the MMORPG market.

The thing I liked most about Asheron's Call was the size of the world. It seemed like you could run forever and still be far away from anywhere thanks to the zone free design of the game. It made guild roams an awesome event. We'd often meet up and then run cross-country for league after league slaughtering any mob that got in our way.

So, moving on. I think this week's blast from the past game will garner more guesses. It was hugely successful. I have friends who play it to this day. No, it is not World of Warcraft - not with those graphics. Care to have a guess?

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