News Across the Universe
Community - Onward to 2021 30.12.2020
By KhuriWe're about to leave 2020 behind us and look forward to 2021, where you can still look forward to playing AO and reading on this website.
Many thanks to our volunteers and fans for writing, commenting and maintaining the guides on this website, and a big thanks to all those of you who supported our website financially, smoothly covering the yearly expenses towards the end of the year. Thank you all, you rock
Community - Christmas event 16.12.2020
Community - High level Subway raid releases today 28.10.2020
By SaavickA new high level raid instance based on the Condemned Subway will be released today, 28 October 2020. Servers go down at 13:00 GMT and the downtime is expected to last 2 hours. You can read the original announcement by Community Manager AndyB on the official forums.
Check out Malishade's forum post to read about new items and item changes.
A guide for the Subway raid instance should be available on AO-Universe sometime soon™
For now, a map is already available here.
EDIT: a guide is now available here.
Community - Halloween event 13.10.2020
By SaavickAs just announced by our Community Manager AndyB, this year's Halloween event will start tomorrow, October 14th and last until November 3rd.
See the original announcement on the official forums.
Make sure to check out our new guides for info on what to do during this event
Community - Auno updated to 18.8.53 14.08.2020
By SaavickThe items database on auno.org has been updated to the current patch, 18.8.53.
Many thanks to Nadyita and Leite for creating the actual database dump and to Auno for updating the site with it, especially considering he no longer plays. It is much appreciated!
Auno is currently a few patches ahead of aoitems.com, so both sites complement eachother beautifully. AOItems does have the full patch history and an up to date nano listing, but auno has many useful comments.
AO-Universe supports using both sites in our guides, depending on your preference. You can select your preferences at the top of a guide like so:
Community - Palmiero's Missions on RK2019 24.07.2020
By SaavickWith yesterday's maintenance downtime, a ninja-change was snuck in for RK2019
Arbiter Vincenzo Palmiero and his ICC missions are now available. Make sure to check our guide for all the details. This week, he is handing out the Alien Invasion mission.
Community - AO's 19th Birthday event 21.06.2020
By SaavickOn 27 June this year, Anarchy Online turns 19 and there is a special event to celebrate this. The event is available on both servers from 17 June - 8 July. You can read all the details in the official announcement by our Community Manager AndyB.
Besides the birthday event, the same patch introduces a new raid dungeon at the Temple of Three Winds for level 201+ players. Details for that are in the same post by AndyB. We're currently working on a guide for it; you can find the work in progress here.
And finally, this patch makes daily missions and new inferno missions available on the RK2019 server. Woot!
Community - Rubi-Ka 2019 Birthday event 27.02.2020
By SaavickThe Rubi-Ka 2019 server is now (almost) one year old and this is celebrated with an event with special content. The event will run from 25 February to 17 March 2020. Check out the official announcement and our guide for all the details.
Also! The Legacy of the Xan expansion will be released on Rubi-Ka 2019 on 10 March. Check out our guides on that to refresh your memory on what that means
Community - Valentine's Day 14.02.2020
By SaavickHappy Valentine's day!
The Anarchy Online Valentine's day event is live until 26 February. Check out Funcom's announcement on the official forums: Valentine’s Celebrations - February 12 - February 26th
Community - Lost Eden releases on RK2019 08.01.2020
By SaavickToday, the Lost Eden expansion will be released on the Rubi-Ka 2019 server.
The Rubi-Ka 2019 server will go down today 8 January 2020 at 14:00 GMT. Estimated downtime is one hour. The Rubi-Ka server (RK5) should remain online.
You might be interested to refresh your memory and have a look at our Lost Eden guides
AndyB's original post on the official forums.