Funcom will announce a new expansion for their popular (and my favorite!) mmorpg Anarchy Online on April 20. The last expansion, Alien Invasion, was released in September 2004. More than a million players have joined within the last years.
This will be the fourth expansion for the game that began a troubled run in June 2001 when servers were overloaded by a larger than anticipated initial player base. The first expansion, Notum Wars, helped some of the overload while Shadowlands in Sept 2003 introduced some great new features and severn more worlds along with instant dungeons.
The creators also released a new fee structure a few months ago creating a new free subscription level for Anarchy Online Basic. The Basic account doesn't allow access to the Shadowlands or Alien Invasion expansion, though new lower subscription fees are also expected.