Man, it just seems like yesterday since I first started my journey in Britannia as a little nooblet. I had no idea what I was getting into and everything was so new. MMORPG's were totally new to me and I got hooked right away at the idea of being able to do anything you want.
Now it's a little over 9 years since I started my journey as a MMO player. Many games later and I'm still stuck on Ultima Online and how amazing it was. (Was it really amazing or was it just because it was my first MMO?)
I never was into roleplaying back in the day; hell I didn't even know what a RPG game was when I first started UO back in 1999. I've dabbled a few time into roleplaying when looking for new games, but nothing felt as good as RPing in Ultima Online.
I'll admit that I miss UO greatly. But I feel it's time to move on and move on I will. But I'm thinking I'm going to take my UO character somewhere I never would have taken him before.
You see, Age of Conan is realistic (in a sense of fantasy)...similar to UO. You didn't have Elves or Dwarves. You didn't have wierd mushroom planets like in most other MMO's. I feel like Age of Conan's Hyboria is in a way very similar to Ultima Online's Britannia. So I started thinking the other day. I want to take my character from britannia and send him over to hyboria. Of course there are some issues with story and all, but I feel I can connect my character somehow and actually feel like I'm playing a new "UO" so to speak.
I know, sounds weird. But it makes me feel better inside to think I can connect Britannia and Hyboria together in some way. How will my character get there? I don't know, haven't thought about it that much.
I guess basically what I'm saying is that Age of Conan is almost a true sequal to any die hard UO fans out there. Sure we don't have some of the annoying things that UO had like FFA pvp and item loot, but this is a new generation and I think AoC tips his hate to UO.
Psh, enough with this rambling. I hope to see many old UO faces in AoC in a couple of days.