Had a few email exchanges with Lum, in which the identity of the mystery GM was debated. Mrs. Darwin insisted it was not him. Someone else thought it might have been Datura, but I can’t imagine Datura going to a player function without an EOD armored bodysuit and a waiting ambulance. Lum concurred… “If it was Datura I’m sure I would have had to bail Murm out of jail later.” I personally don’t really care that much, since as I said, it’s just a funny picture of a dorky GM staring off into space. However, there are more important things to worry about…… like the Asheron’s Call test has entered Beta One, and the NDA has been lifted!
We have reached Beta 1 and the lifting of the NDA:
Good News! Thanks to your hard work, we’ve been able to reach a new milestone in the ever-evolving world of Asheron’s Call — Beta 1. Both to celebrate this new stage in development and to respond to your passionate pleas, we have decided to lift the Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA). However, it is very important to remember that we are still in the early stages of the beta, and problems will likely occur from time to time. It’s only through your continuous feedback, patience, and support that we will be able to work through these and future issues in a timely manner and move forward!
Does this mean I can finally cancel my damn UO accounts and do nothing but tell everyone how much more kickass Asheron’s Call is, since I happen to be in the beta? Oh, did I mention that? Some people think I shouldn’t make a big deal out of it, since people might feel left out, but I say BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Enjoy that super massively-multiplayer experience on Atlantic, suckers! Now if only I can figure out how to macro…