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As one of the first three MMORPGs ever, Asheron's Call
made its mark in the genre with live events, hybrid character development, and a failed but later resurrected sequel. This week, Turbine
comforted veteran players with the news that the venerable old sandbox will retreat to maintenance mode
rather than sunset in the wake of the company's recent layoffs
. The studio plans to make both classic AC
and its sequel, Asheron's Call 2
, free-to-play and allow player-run servers by the end of the year.
Read on for the rest of this week's top MMO stories.