Asheron's Call was a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game from 1999 to 2017. The game was developed by Turbine Entertainment and published by Microsoft (1999), Turbine (2004), and lastly, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment up until the servers closed in 2017. Set in the fictional fantasy world of Auberean, Asheron's Call was one of the first 3D graphical MMORPGs compared to the 2D design of Ultima Online, its primary competition at the time of release. Asheron's Call was available for Microsoft Windows platforms.
How Many People Play Asheron's Call?
We estimate that 2,403 people play Asheron's Call per day, with a total player base of 252,899.
- Subscribers: 252,899
- Daily Players: 2,403
- Genres: RPG, Massively Multiplayer
- Platforms: PC
- Released: 1999-10-31
The Players and Daily login numbers are estimations based on subscriber numbers and online sentiment.
Asheron's Call Description
Asheron's Call was an MMORPG set in the world of Auberean and the continent of Dereth. The Asheron referred to in the game's title is Asheron Realaidain, who was the member of the Yalaini royal family and a legendary figure of the world's myth fighting against the evil forces of the Olthoi.
Players could initially take the role of one of the three Isparian races: the Alluvians, Gharu'ndim, and the Sho. These were allegorical races based on the historical British, Egyptian, and Japanese peoples. These playable races would later add the Viamontian, Umbraen, Penumbraen, Gear Knight, Undead, Aurean, Aun Tumerok, Lugian, Orthoi Soldier, and Olthoi Spitter in the selection.
Every character would be measured by their Attributes and Skills. Attributes in Asheron's Call have a direct effect on their skills. For instance the Alchemy skill is based on the sum of Coordination and Focus divided by 3. Skills can be increased by using XP, with every level of skill requiring an increasing number of XP. Players get 52 skill credits at the start, and skills can be raised to Level 226 with levels past 200 requiring Luminance points.
There is a smorgasbord of things to do in Asheron's Call. Aside from combat, there are tailoring, barbers and hairstyles, trophy items, housing settlements, rare items, and many others to discover. Social interactions in Asheron's Call include Fellowships (the equivalent of parties), Allegiances, and Player Factions.