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20th Anniversary

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Anniversary Event
Year 2015
Date From January 15
Date To January 19
Main Organisers Dentin
Skyfall was an event to celebrate the 20th anniversary of alter aeon. The main event was organised by, the creator and developer of the game, Dentin. This was a major milestone, as two decades had passed since the orginal codebase was released in 1995.

Timeline

Dentin provided an approximate schedule of when each part of the event was expected to happen, It could be viewed by typing show schedule and was updated and revised as the event progressed. Due to real life commitments and unexpected problems, a few of the schedule items were momentarily delayed, however most of it happened on or near the times specified. Also following feedback from players more storyline was added to the main quest, which caused a delay on one of the quest stages.

Events for Thursday, January 15:

  • 8:00 am PST - Main event quest stage
  • 10:00 am PST - 1995 server opened, and first 1995 challenge released.
  • 12:00 pm PST - Main event quest stage
  • 2:00 pm PST - Main event quest stage
  • 4:00 pm PST - Area Tour - Wyvren's Hell

Events for Friday, January 16:

  • 8:00 am PST - Main event quest stage
  • 10:00 am PST - Second 1995 challenge released.
  • 12:00 pm PST - Main event quest stage
  • 2:00 pm PST - Main event quest stage
  • 4:00 pm PST - Area Tour - Khinzai, surface and upper levels

Events for Saturday, January 17:

  • 8:00 am PST - New area opening
  • 10:00 am PST - Final 1995 port challenge released.
  • 2:00 pm PST - Main event quest stage
  • 4:00 pm PST - Area Tour - Wyvren's catacombs, Abyrimoch and Fire Giants

Events for Sunday, January 18:

  • 10:00 am PST - Main event quest stage
  • 2:00 pm PST - Main event finish
  • 6:00 pm PST - 1995 port closes

Events for Monday, January 19:

  • 6:00 pm PST - Final main event shutdown

1995 Port

See 1995 Port

As part of the event a port of the 1995 version of the mud was made available. This showed just how far alter aeon had developed over the last twenty years and gave players a rare opportunity to experience what the game was like back in the day. A series of challenges were issued on board 5 they were:-

  • Level a character to 20, consolation prizes were awarded for level 15 and extra credit given for level 25 and above.
  • Find and wear a complete set of equipment where every piece is either exactly level 15, exactly level 20 or antievil flagged.
  • Become either good or evil aligned.

Books

A quick search of the library revealed the following books which gave some background info on the event.

lib search skyfall

Books matching your search 'skyfall'
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13793 - a book entitled "The Giant Pyramid Builders"
26576 - a book entitled 'The Sundering of Giants'

Quests

  • Investigate the murders in the slums
  • Recover the stolen map data
  • Investigate the break-in at the museum
  • Drive Verreshe out of the slums
  • Chased Verreshe to Jo'Kerin
  • Defeat Verreshe in the ancient Codex
  • Find out what happened to Ulianca Teven

Areas

New areas:-

New spells

Tours

Tours were given by Dentin and revealed background information and history behind the areas.

  • Wyvren's Hell [1] (January 15)
  • Khinzai, surface and upper levels (January 16)
  • Wyvren's catacombs, Abyrimoch and Fire Giants (January 17)

Event area

Typing event goto 104 players were transported to a gathering place, going east several tables were laid out with slices of anniversary cake. Travelling west a member of the Anniversary Guild was selling: an Alter Aeon 20th anniversary t-shirt, a 20th anniversary commemorative bucket and a 20th anniversary frisbee.

See also

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