I played AO from 2004 to 2008. Those were some good times!
I just logged in and ran around Rubi-Ka. A lot seemed to have changed.
Where did all the cities go? I went to where my old org’s city was located (Newland Desert), but now it’s an empty plain.
The shops looks the same, but items seems to have been dumbed down, and way easier to just purchase instead of tradeskilling them. Also skills have changed with some of them now “legacy”.
Did the entire gameplay get a big change?
Back in the day some of the high level raids where controlled (via bots) by persons not related to Funcom at all. For example if you were Omni and tried to raid “the beast” on the wrong week, you could pretty much consider yourself banned for life in the game… as these bots would be connected to ban lists, effectively locking you out of any raids in the future.
I always found this behavior completely ridiculous, like big kids in a school yard running things.
Did this madness ever stop? By itself, or did Funcom do anything about it?
Has the game been changed to become less of a grind? I quit at level 217 after doing a quick calculation that told me, that getting to 220 would require me to do several days of in game time of boring Inferno missions.
Anyone around from the good old org: The House Of Black Star?