[edit] Background

Asheron's Call is an online RPG which allows great amounts of interactibility and choice. Players can make up their characters rather than choose from a limited list.

[edit] Features

  • Unique Character Creation: Players can create characters that are visually unique utilizing three heritage groups and hundreds of facial features and clothing options. In all, there are over 100 million visual combinations. In addition, there are six character attributes and greater than 30 skills from which players can customize initial performance levels.
  • Innovative Player Interaction: Asheron's Call's allegiance and fellowship system facilitates a social dimension of game play never before experienced in a computer game. The more allies a player acquires, the greater his or her influence becomes. The system encourages experienced players to work with newer players and enhances social interaction.
  • Continuous 3D-Fantasy World: Asheron's Call is a 24 mile by 24 mile island, nearly 1/2 the size of Rhode Island, with all types of terrain including mountain glaciers, desert wastelands, swamps and subterranean dungeons. Unique server technology creates one continuous gaming world that can handle thousands of players.
  • Evolving Story Line: Asheron's Call provides an engaging back-story equivalent to 4,000 years of game history for players to discover. On-line game administrators will be actively working to advance the overall story line based on the decisions and actions of the Asheron's Call community.
  • Strategy Based Combat System: Asheron's Call's combat system is based on a real physics engine that factors in player skills and experience. Combat requires players to consider strategy and tactics as they go into battle.
  • Dynamic Magic System: Designed with hundreds of modular components, spells are formed through combining words, gestures, and magical items. Players acquire spells through training, adventuring, or even experimenting with sequences of components to create their own spells. In a unique spell "economy", the fewer players that use a particular spell, the greater the effectiveness of that spell.

[edit] Hardware Requirements

System: Multimedia PC with a Pentium 166 MHz or higher processor
Microsoft Windows® 95 or 98 operating system with DirectX 6.1 API
Microsoft® Internet Explorer version 3.02 or later browser software, or Netscape 4.0 or later

RAM: 32 MB of RAM
170 MB free hard-drive space; additional 100 MB of hard disk space recommended for system swap file

CD: Quad-speed CD-ROM drive

Monitor: Super VGA monitor (16-bit color), 800x600 display

Accessories: Super VGA (800 x 600) video card supporting 16-bit color
Microsoft Mouse or other compatible pointing device

Official URL

Official Site

Forum Posts


Asheron's Call Sequel In The Works

Sequel to the massively multiplayer RPG Asheron's Call currently in development

Feb 26, 2001, by Leo Chan | 0 comments
Asheron's Call Spotted in Stores

Yes folks... the wait is over to get your own full copy of Microsoft's Asheron's Call. You can enjoy life in confinements of your room while you play online 24-7 like the Voodoo commercials suggest... Got enough toilet paper?

Nov 03, 1999, by Austin Bailey | 0 comments
Asheron's Call: Final Days of Dereth

The FiringSquad posted an Asheron's Call Chronology today during the last days of Dereth in the Asheron Beta Community. Have a read about what is going on in the online story of Asheron's Call here.

Oct 25, 1999, by Austin Bailey | 0 comments
Asheron's Call Beta Comes to an End

Microsoft's massively multiplayer role-playing game Asheron's Call will be in beta till Sunday October 24th (PDT). In these final days of testing, everyone is encouraged to download the beta before we see it on the shelves in November.

Oct 23, 1999, by Austin Bailey | 0 comments
Asheron's Call Goes Beta

Asheron's Call, Microsoft & Turbine Software's new massively multiplayer online RPG has gone Beta. Microsoft has released a downloadable version on the Zone. Here's the announcement from Microsoft: [quote]Microsoft announced today that a free, downloadable version of Asheron's Call is now available for play in the U.S. and abroad on the MSN Gaming Zone at http://www.zone.com/. Playable for a ten day period, the open trial gives gamers full access to the epic virtual world of Asheron's Call. Participants will be able to interact with thousands of other players and explore the 500 square mile isle of Dereth before the game is commercially released in November. Asheron's Call is an epic, massively multiplayer, role-playing game developed by Turbine Entertainment. For those who would prefer to forego the download, the Asheron's Call beta is currently available on the demo disc in the November issue of Computer Games magazine (look for the issue with Asheron's Call on the cover). The magazine is available at major bookstores including Barnes & Noble and Borders, large supermarkets, Wal-Mart, CompUSA, Fry's and other stores where magazines are sold.[/quote]

Oct 16, 1999, by Austin Bailey | 0 comments

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Nov 1, 01 5:23am

This is the first and only online role playing game I have played so I cannot compare...

May 23, 01 12:40pm

Very nice game. I was a Beta tester for. Ive ran it on a P2-266 with 64MB RAM and it...

Apr 6, 01 2:33pm

The game is amazing, If this is how I was to fill out a survey this is how I would do...

Mar 24, 01 5:11pm

Customer Service blows away OSI in every single aspect.
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