You either loved or hated, Turbine's Asheron's Call successor, Asheron's Call2: Fallen Kings. I was in the LOVED IT crowd. AC2 was the first MMO that captured a piece of my heart and soul. I'd dabbled in EverQuest and Horizons. I was awaiting Middle Earth Online, which eventually became Lord of the Rings Online, with baited breath. But AC2 became my first virtual world home from the day it launched until the servers went dark. It was the time I experienced forming virtual world friendships that transitioned into my real life, in permanent and lasting ways. It was the first online game I played with my son, who'd just turned 12.