Call Beta to End with Death
Cities Destroyed Destroyed! Microsoft
conducting "Event Technology Test"!
You can read ActiveWindows' review of Asheron's Call
MSN Gaming Zone has a brand new contest regarding
the end of the beta and you can read about it here.
Earlier today around Noon on October 21st, a red
comet (see below) was observed by Asheron Callers.
From Crossroads of
Microsoft had this to say about what they
play for the end of the beta:
the next few days, as Open Beta wraps up, we're going to fire up an “Event
Technology Test” -- a dry run at using some of the features and
systems that will help us tell the ongoing story of Dereth and Asheron.
This isn't a full “chapter” of the story by any means; this is
literally something a few of us built over the past few days just to see
how flexible and powerful our tools could be. We think the results are
pretty neat. "
Thanks to Bob Perez from
the MS public newsgroups for this quote.
This was not a big
suprise to most of the gamers as sites all across the internet posted
earlier that week that this was going to happen (ActiveWindows did as
well). However, most of the sites did not know what exactly was going to
happen, ActiveWindows posted
the day before it was going to happen along with its Asheron's Call
review that Shoushi was going to be hit by a comet. Sure enough it did.
Vault had this to say about what was going to happen:
"The End is here! Bael'Zharon has been reborn. The final battle
will occur in Holtburg this sat/sun. Give out all spells. Strengthen
your character. Evil fountains will be appearing in all towns. DO NOT
DRINK FROM IT. Resist the temptation. Fight for good. We need hundreds
of fighters/archers/spellcasters to fight this epic battle. I have seen
Bael'Zharon slughter countless souls with just 1 swipe of his axe.
Spread the word to as many top level (40+) characters that you can. The
evil must be stopped of the end will come to us all. There will be no
hiding. Spread the word. "
We have received new
information, the last fight will not be in one place, but rather in all
the towns. The idea is to stop the evil from attacking the town you are
Not only Shoushi has been
destroyed, but we have confirmed that Yaraq has also been destroyed.
There is also a volcano in Glenden Woods. We have unconfirmed reports
that Nanto has also been destroyed by a comet. Here are some screenshots
of what we found:
Glenden Wood Volcano
ActiveWindows will continue to keep you
updated on this latest developments of Asheron's Call.
Thank you to all of our sources, which we
have quoted and given credit to.