Anarchy Online is a sci-fi MMORPG developed by Funcom , a Norwegian company since 1995, and released in 2001. The game takes place in 29475 on the planet Rubi-Ka and its counterpart in another dimension of Shadowlands .
|Date of issue||June 27, 2001|
|Version||18.8.4 (the patch was released on September 16, 2015) |
|Intel Pentium II, 128 MB RAM , DirectX 7, Internet , 800-2300 MB free space|
|Control||keyboard and mouse|
- 1 plot
- 2 Payment system
- 3 Contents
- 4 Additions
- 4.1 Notum Wars (booster pack)
- 4.2 Shadowlands
- 4.3 Alien Invasion
- 4.4 Lost Eden
- 4.5 Legacy of the Xan (booster pack)
- 5 notes
- 6 Literature
- 7 References
The game takes place between two warring parties: Omni-Tek Corporation and the Clans rebels. They fight for control of the planet and the deposits of Notum  . Notum, the most expensive substance in the universe, also serves as an energy source for nanorobots . These microscopic robots can be programmed for any task, the effects of this are similar to magic , they can heat and cool objects, heal any wounds, protect against various harmful effects, and even opened up the possibility of resurrecting the dead using cloning technology after it was opened. n “ Soul ” is the informational component of man, which at the time of death, nanorobots are transferred to the newly created body.
Nanotechnology also allowed the creation of genetically modified races that live on Rubi-Ka: Solitus, Opifex, Nanomage, Atrox.
The plot of the game for the most part can be defined as nanopunk .
The game provides a mixed service. It is possible to play for free, but without access to content from add-ons (except Notum Wars, see below). All add-ons are available only for those who pay a monthly fee (by credit card or through the PayByCash payment service).
Due to the unprecedented level of fraud when buying Anarchy Online prepayd cards since March 2008, they are no longer sold.
It is only possible to activate the Shadowlands add-on, while the cost of the subscription is reduced.
Players are given the opportunity to choose gender, race (Atrox genderless race), the appearance of the character, his game name, side of the conflict: Omni-Tek, Neutral, Clan. The final stage of character creation is the choice of a profession (class) from the proposed: Adventurer, Agent, Bureaucrat, Doctor, Enforcer, Engineer, Fixer, Keeper, Martial Artist, Meta Physicist, Nano Technician, Shade, Soldier and Trader.
Each profession has its own unique skills and nanoprograms.
Anarchy Online is currently the most advanced skill system. All skills are available to anyone, regardless of race / profession. However, the ease of development of these skills depends on the chosen profession.
The maximum character level is 220 (200 initial and 20 levels have been added in the Shadowlands expansion). Alien Invasion brought 30 extra levels. 70 levels of research added to Lost Eden. There are also levels of global research for each of the parties to the conflict.
At the moment, the game released 3 full-fledged add-ons and 2 so-called. booster pack (small additions).
Notum Wars (booster pack)
In late November 2002, Anarchy Online received the Notum Wars extension. A key element of the Anarchy Online PvP system, the towers, has been added. In this extension, members of organizations (the name of the associations of players in Anarchy Online) got the opportunity to build their buildings in specially designated territories. The Control Tower ( Control Tower ) is the central base, around it players can place various additional towers that will give them certain bonuses. The important point is that the towers can be attacked by other players, allowing them, if successful, to capture this territory for themselves.
The addition to the experience gained by the players of that side also depends on the total number of towers owned by the side of the conflict.
In September 2003, perhaps the best addition to Anarchy Online: Shadowlands. The independent guild JAME (Jobe Assotiation of Metaphysical Exploration) in the amazing, soaring in the clouds city of Jobe opened a portal to another dimension - Shadowlands. Once it was one with Rubi-Ka, but the cataclysm separated the torn into pieces Shadowlands and placed it in another dimension.
Here you can meet ancient races, such as Redeemed and Unredeemed, various outlandish creatures, the Ergo computer, connected to the whole world and perceiving people as descendants of the ancient race. This addition is very organically combines the parts of fantasy and science fiction and fits perfectly into the general world of Anarchy Online.
In scale, this addition is comparable to the original game. It introduced a whole new world, 2 new professions (Keeper and Shade), new music, graphics, new objects, quests, monsters. Almost every game moment was affected.
In September 2004, developing this storyline, this addition comes out. Hordes of Rubi-Ka are attacked by hordes of aliens from nowhere to appear.
In this add-on, players are given the opportunity to build their own cities, open automated stores and repel alien attacks.
On December 13, 2006, the Lost Eden add-on was released to enhance PvP .
In this add-on, players are given the opportunity to fight for control of orbital battle stations, pilot mechanized combat vehicles, and also attack alien spacecraft.
Legacy of the Xan (booster pack)
Legacy of the Xan became available on February 19, 2009  . It further develops the storyline of the terrorist organization Dust Brigade and the aliens from Alien Invasion. New game zones, items, and upgrades for popular old items have appeared.
- Anarchy Online Patches
- Notum ( Eng. Notum ) - An invented substance of the world of the game Anarchy Online, found on only one single planet - Rubi-Ka, opens up the possibilities of nanotechnology . It is the most expensive substance in the universe.
- Anarchy Online - Legacy of the Xan Archived on March 8, 2011. // anarchy-online.com
- Gaute Godager, Anarchy Online Post-Mortem Chapter 14 / Developing Online Games: An Insider's Guide, 2003 ISBN 9781592730001