I used to play Anarchy Online a lot from around 2006 until 2015. Then life took over and didn’t have the time or the money to support my two paid accounts and I stopped playing.
But AO keeps pulling me back every time I take a break and this time it did as well, even if it is my longest break by far, next biggest one was for 6 months.
Before I create a froob account and download the client I wanted to ask what the current state of the game is population wise. I’m on GMT+2 evenings and I do understand that the froob community will probably be non existent compared to the paid one. Maybe in a few months I’ll switch to paid but I don’t want to commit to it yet.
I’m especially interested in the Role playing community since I had the best memories in AO while RPing.
In case anyone remembers any of my chars, I used to have Aloyce/Cosmicfreak/Atheran and a couple dozen more that I didn’t play much. Last time I was around I was playing a 220 clan shade in Infinity that I can’t remember her name for the life of me. Even if I come back, these chars probably won’t since I don’t even know where to begin trying to remember my old account details so I’ll be starting fresh, without a huge bank to support me from previous chars, something I always wanted to try but never had the guts to.
My plan was to roll nanos on rk missions. That was a good source of income for me last time I played even with 4 endgame chars. But it will take time until I can do that now. It’s mostly the sub 100 levels that I’m mostly worried about, tho I guess daily rewards and shopfood loot is the way to go until then.
Now I just gotta decide on a Prof to roll. Any ideas? Are there any serious changes since 2013 for froobs? If not I’ll probably go with MP since froob fixer with no GA used to be a pain and doctor (by far my favourite) is way too slow to solo.
@Literary The neutrino flash is an assault rifle. Are you recommending to switch from Illegal ofab (smg) to assault rifle and then back to Gamma Ejector (smg)? That doesn’t seem right to me.
I’d pick an OT Kerans, Mausser Chemical or one of the shopbuyable SMG’s instead on a fixer.
More on topic: I wouldn’t recommend picking a profession for the sake of some marginal advantage in making money. You have 9 years of experience; just pick something that seems fun to you, you’ll make it work
From the levels 1-100, your main expenses are going to be shopbuyable implants and nano’s, which were not affected by inflation. The newbie armour from Arete is not great but it’s perfectly adequate if you’re on a budget.
Yes I’m recommending the Flash. There’s nothing comparable in a ranged weapon at that level. I imagine a twinking master could get it on before level 20. I’m anything but and I’ll get it on around 23 with premades and a custom or 2.
(drat, gotta go to work, no more time to continue this back in a few hours)
You can pretty much focus on 100% nanoskills all the way up to level 100, then get Dogs of War when your IP frees up in TL4-5. You’ll be able to self lvl200 bot to solo most content, and charm your way out of the low levels.
You will get access to solid perklines and XP, plus you’ll be wanted in every group. Playing crat is playing the game on Easy, and once you get to 200 you’ll have a source of income to bankroll other toons with better gear.
Typical… first they build dark, ugly cities to hang out in and then they occupy a peaceful, neutral city because their own cities are too damn ugly. And by the example of Old Athen we can see, the only thing needed to make these Omni dirt holes pretty and worth living in is the touch of a Clan city planner. /rp off