In all the talk of graphical downgrades no one seems much preoccupied with 'why?'. Why build something and then proceed to tear it down, piece by piece, in the hope that ever more diminished expectations about the final product won't be severe enough to...
Anno Online recently threw open the doors to a select few eager to test the waters of ancient-city-building. We hopped in last week to make sure it wasn't poisonous or anything and are happy to report that Bluebyte's laid the ground work for a compelling browser-based builder.
If you wanna get in on the ground floor or undeveloped island, grab a code from below and head over to http://en.anno-online.com/en and click the big blue PLAY NOW button. Enter your code and the game should immediately launch you into the world of Anno (so long as you've already got a U-Play account).
Once you're in, don't forget to add me so we can trade. My username is hampton_stewart and I have way too much fish.