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Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Asheron's Call MMO Goes Offline After 17 Years
In December, it was announced the game would be closing on January 31, along with it's sequel, and no more new players would be admitted. A number of fans petitioned Warner Brothers, the last publishers of the game, to keep it running. But the company would not change their minds. On the last day, longtime players, and many whom had stopped playing years earlier but came back, gathered to share old stories and to say goodbye to one another. Eventually, the screen was full of players raising their arms in the air surrounded by pink energy, and vanishing, and each player getting the message, "connection with the server has been lost." Also going down would be the website, the forums, and the Facebook page.
Besides the video above by PC Gamer, many others would do their own recordings of the end, such as this one, and this. Others would post their comments online, "I locked the front door at work so I could go sit down and cry."
After 17 years, no more would the players log on.
Sources: Wikipedia, PC Gamer,