Asheron’s Call "Dream Event" Now Underway

 

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MEDIA
ALERT: NOVEMBER 13, 2000 

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ASHERON’S
CALL "DREAM EVENT" CONTEST NOW UNDERWAY

 

Microsoft
today announced that the Asheron’s Call "Dream Event" contest is now
underway. To participate, entrants must create an event scenario that evolves
the game’s plot and storyline, and that provides additional gameplay content
for the tens of thousands of players in the dynamic world of Asheron’s Call.
The grand prize winner will receive a one-year free subscription to Asheron’s
Call, a US$119 value. First and second place winners will receive a six-month
free subscription and one-month free subscription to the game, respectively.

 

Participants
are asked to submit a written description of their "Dream Event" in
500 words or less. The Asheron’s Call fan community is working with Microsoft
on the event, and submissions should be made to any of the five participating
fan sites. Each of the five fan sites will select five finalists, and from
those 25 finalists Turbine Entertainment and Microsoft will select the three
winners. Criteria for judging include: Creativity, use of Asheron’s Call
backstory, and ability to impact all experience levels.

 

The
contest runs through December 8, 2000, and winners will be announced on
January 15, 2001 at: http://www.zone.com/asheronscall/news.asp

 

Complete
information about the contest, including official rules and details, can be
found at: http://www.zone.com/asheronscall/news/ASHEdreamevent.asp

 

Unlike
other online gaming experiences, the world of Dereth has changed with each and
every month — be it with the additions of new lands to explore, new creatures
to battle, or new quests on which to embark. Towns and seasons have come and
gone. Players have helped to advance the history of the world, fending off the
invasion of Shadows…and their eerily traveling Spires. This month marks the
one-year anniversary of Asheron’s Call, and the next major event, "Should
the Stars Fall," kicks off tomorrow, November 14. Considering the past
year, much can be expected!

 

Asheron’s
Call is a massively multiplayer role-playing game playable exclusively on
Zone.com (http://www.zone.com/) that draws together thousands of players
within a dynamic, 3-D online world. Players can create truly unique characters
by choosing between extensive combinations of visual appearance, attributes
and skill sets. Asheron’s Call immerses players in an intense role-playing
environment where they must compete or cooperate with thousands of other
online players. An extensive system of allegiance and influence greatly
enhances social interaction. The online nature of the game facilitates an
evolving and dynamic adventure inside a consistent universe. The game will
never be solved because there will always be more areas to explore and quests
to complete.

 

For
more information on the game, please visit:

http://www.microsoft.com/games/asheronscall/

 

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