AO will be coming down Wednesday, October 22nd for an update. This is expected to last approximately 2 hours. This will occur at the following times:
5:00am - 7:00am PDT
8:00am - 10:00am EDT
12:00pm - 2:00pm UTC
You can read the patch notes for this update HERE!
September 2014 Development Update
Michizure has posted the most recent monthly development update.
Included you'll find information about the player-chosen Inferno missions, which sounds to run similarly to the Halloween wave mission with Entvines. There's also good news for battlestation lovers, as the 3x daily is being reimplemented with their xp reward returning as well.
One big change should make missions flow a bit better, cutting out the need to exit a mission by backtracking by having an exit appear where a mission boss is defeated.
With Genele and Macrosun leaving Funcom, some changes to upcoming plans have been made. You can read Nusquam's post about the departure, say farewell, and see the changes by clicking HERE.
On the opposite side of the same coin, congrats to Michizure, who will be filling the Game Director position!
Check out some information, and a FAQ, on the newly added GRACE system in AO that allows players to buy and sell game time via the in-game market HERE!
AO 13th Anniversary
It's that time of the year again! The 13th anniversary of Anarchy Online kicks off this Friday, June 27th and will last until July 11th. The nomads will be returning during this time, so make sure to grab some empty backpacks for loot before heading to Newland Desert.
Join ARK and GSP in ICC for music, dancing, and prizes! During the Friday show, Sezmra and new Community Manager Tomium will be live on Funcom's Official Twitch Stream to answer questions, give out prizes, and to make a special announcement.
Friday June 27th - 4 hours starting at:
Saturday June 28th - 6 hours starting at:
Saturday June 28th & Sunday June 29th - 6 hours starting at:
4pm PDT (Saturday)
7pm EDT (Saturday)
11am UTC (Sunday)
In addition, anniversary subscription packages are now available with some new items. If you didn't get an email with the offer, log in to your account at http://register.funcom.com and you should find them there.
Org Bot Hosting
For anyone that has always wanted to run an org bot, but doesn't have the resources or technical know-how, Novagen (creator of The Leet chat app) is offering to help. For the in-game credit amount of 20 million per month, per bot, he'll set that up for you.
All you need to provide is a character name that will be the bot name itself. For security purposes, Novagen suggests using a Froob account that is free of any other characters. This way you aren't using a main account that has all of your 220's or any characters at all that you wouldn't feel comfortable giving access to.
If you are interested in this offer you will need to sign up at RKN Bot Hosting for an account.
No real money required. 20 mil per month in-game credits only.
Use a newly created Froob account for safety.
Create the character for the bot name on the Froob account.
Posted by Sezmra, the official word has come down concerning the small client that players could download and install if they did not have need of expansion content. Once the 18.7 patch hits live, the small client will no longer be supported.
Now would be a good time to get ahead of the curve and download the large client if you are in the group of those that only installed the small client. Since the date for the patch has not been announced, you don't want to be caught off guard and not able to play.