Turbine Reneges On Private Server Plans, Shutting Down Asheron’s Call

Turbine Entertainment has announced that Asheron’s Call and Asheron’s Call 2 will shut down on January 31st, 2017, following the news this week that Dungeons & Dragons Online and Lord of the Rings Online would be spun off into a separate company with Turbine continuing to focus on the mobile gaming sector. Those of you who have followed the game for the past few years now will no doubt be wondering what happened to those private servers that Turbine announced nearly three years ago?

They aren’t coming. According to a post on the forums, while private servers were planned, the team at Turbine was unable to make the plans a reality.

We had hoped to be able to hand off our servers to the community, so our most loyal players could continue their journey through Dereth. Unfortunately, this is something we were unable to do.

Both games will be free to play until the servers shut down, with new account creation disabled entirely.

(Source: Asheron’s Call)

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  • Hello^_^

    Standing Stone Games, Warner Bros, Disney, and Turbine all suck!! They, as well as Rob Ciccolini himself, are liars, and this is theft. They promised me 50 years of unbilled play when I bought the account, it hasn’t been near 50 years, they shut down a week after I buy the game. They promised private servers, they lied, these are crooked companies and I would never do business with any one of them and I suggest others wouldn’t as well. Horrible customer service, and liars. they should be ashamed. Rob Ciccolini should be on the consumer’s blacklist for crooked liars.