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  aries62

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OP  3/31/06 10:43:38 AM#1
UO is becoming a game of the past, I left before they added elves, to me that was the end of UO 1.  They should really rethink making a new UO, and make it more oldschool. Because if they have the graphics and use alot of the same neat ideas  UO would blow away the compition. And instead of having only 5% of the mmo market which I am sure is alot lower now prob 1% they would prob take alot of the market away from games like WOW and EverQuest 2. Not to mention they would take up all the people out there that are trying to find a game like UO used to be. And would give me another 5-6 years of UO to stay hooked on......

What would you play?

New UO 2 (if ever made)
UO 1
WOW
EQ2
Other
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  galefan2004

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7/04/06 2:58:19 PM#2
If they made a UO2 with anywhere near the content of UO but with better graphics then they would really have something. I really don't think Warhammer is going to be the game to beat WoW. However, combining Mythic and EA and killing off UO, DAoC, and Warhammer in order to make an all new graphically enhanced UO2 would blow away the three games they would be losing anyways.
  Remlic

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Joined: 5/12/06
Posts: 40

7/26/06 12:18:44 PM#3

Some of my fondest gaming memories came from UO.  I got to a decent level, joined a bunch of ppl to take down one of the bosses, then were jumped by some red players that were just being a$$es. the redhunters that were hiding destroyed them...just plaiin fun!  My pasttimes would include Botony (no, Im not afraid to admit it!)  I was also becoming a master smith and starting to actually sell my wares...my times on the water helped me fish a message in a bottle. 

With a master fisherwoman friend of mine, we ventured out to locate this sunken ship...after an epic battle with a Kracken (sp?), we were rewarded with another bottle, a bit of treasure and the piece and quiet needed to fish up the wreckage.  After many hours (real life mins) we finally got a chest!!! 

Escorting friends to tame animals, trading wares for raw materials with trusted trade partners, hunting vampires, evil eyes, drakotas or just going for some bags of sending were all fun adventures. 

Please oh please the powers that be, give us UO with updated graphics and MANY more areas to explore!

  Stellos

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9/15/06 7:20:53 PM#4

The time for UO 2 is passing us.  They should of created UO 2 years ago.  I played UO the day it was released, and even played during beta.  It was a blast because the game was truley hard core.  You died in the game and you felt like $%#@ because you lost all your loot.  It was a tough, intense game!  Without playing it recently I can't judge the game.  However, before I quit it was becoming a think tank for new items and layered skills. 

There was nothing like UO in the beginning.  Now I look at screenshots and it looks like a pastel picture with all these "rare" colors of weapons and clothing.  Everyone owns everything there is to own in UO now.  UO players only play because of the time invested in the game, not because they have more to explore and accomplish.

  Stellos

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10/04/06 3:17:22 PM#5
For gamer's sake, make UO 2 it would dominate the industry!  Don't you realize the amount $ you could be making.
  chriswsm

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10/06/06 1:15:08 PM#6

Originally posted by Stellos
For gamer's sake, make UO 2 it would dominate the industry!  Don't you realize the amount $ you could be making.

I used to visit this site a lot however in recent years it has become the home of negative forum posts, illogical opinions and tantrums so I visit less often.

Played or Beta'd: UO / DAOC / Horizons / EQ2 / DDO / EVE / Archlord / PirateKingsOnline / Tabula Rasa / LOTRO / AOC / Champions / Darkfall / Mortal Online / DCUO / Rift / STO / SWTOR / TSW

  Bonzar

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10/06/06 1:21:48 PM#7
Why are we so sure that UO 2 would make so much money? It seems to me that the gameplay originally offered in UO is not the experience gamers are looking for now; not the majority at least. WoW is the new style of MMORPGs. Let's just face brass tacks, ladies and gentlemen.

Casual players will always be the majority, regardless of what we're talking about. What do casual players love? Ease of use. I do hope that someone makes a truly hardcore PvP experience for you guys. In fact, I hope multiple developers do. I think there's money to be made in it. However, none of the big names are going to. That'd be too much of a risk to those with dollar signs in their eyes.

  Stellos

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10/07/06 8:33:41 PM#8

Originally posted by Bonzar
Why are we so sure that UO 2 would make so much money? It seems to me that the gameplay originally offered in UO is not the experience gamers are looking for now; not the majority at least. WoW is the new style of MMORPGs. Let's just face brass tacks, ladies and gentlemen.

Casual players will always be the majority, regardless of what we're talking about. What do casual players love? Ease of use. I do hope that someone makes a truly hardcore PvP experience for you guys. In fact, I hope multiple developers do. I think there's money to be made in it. However, none of the big names are going to. That'd be too much of a risk to those with dollar signs in their eyes.


I suppose your correct, but I would argue that a solid, less casual MMORPG will keep more devoted customers in the long run.  UO seems to still be doing great same with EQ.  I realize WoW is raking in tons of cash but WoW hasn't been put to the test of time yet.  I predict many will cancel subsciptions once they realize the that WoW is someone closed-ended.  Also, there are some new good looking MMOs coming out that may put some of the features of the all mighty WoW in the out-of-date category just like WoW did to early MMORPGs.

I feel that UO 2 would prevail because of the solid product that is UO combined with all the new innovations and amazing graphics incorporated with newer MMORPGs.

  jldavis

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10/12/06 1:53:10 PM#9

I think a bit differently of it. To date, the current UO still holds a very large share of player subscriptions. It is not #1, but it is still giving the new games a run for it, subscription-wise. With all those hundreds of thousands of people who still play, there is more than enough there alone to consider a new UO. Now, think of the other hundreds of thousands who over the past nine or so years either 1) left for more up-to-date games 2) left because they feel one of (the many) major updates they did to the game didn't agree with them or 3) simply got tired of a UO where everyone owns everything and insurance makes it too easy to keep precious items and pretty much puts thieving (an entire class) out of business. There are MANY people who would, at the very least, be more than happy to use a trial subscription to give the new UO a shot. I honestly believe if they kept key things and obliterated the things that were heavily controversial from their release, they could do a truly great thing. I don't know anyone who didn't enjoy playing UO for the first 2-4 years of it. I know that some of the newer things such as some new areas, insurance, elves and others were not widely accepted or enjoyed on a mass scale.

Basically to sum up my opinion, I would say this:

Base it on early UO to start. Keep some of the mounts. Keep PVP as it used to be (not sure how it currently is). Forget the new areas. Ultimately, take us back to the time when UO was a complete experience and new updates didn't hinder any classes or skills whatsoever. Make it balanced again. Give it a complete visual overhaul with a sophisticated 3D engine.

In closing I'd like to say, I've played many MMOs and receieved the most "complete gameplay" from Ultima Online. I feel very strongly that if and only if they brought the game back and restored its original luster with an up-to-date engine it would continue to offer enjoyable gameplay for millions of people for at least the next 4-7 years.

  Brainy

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Joined: 10/08/06
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I will stop posting if you stop being an idiot. So if im still posting, I wonder what tha means?

10/30/06 11:15:30 PM#10

Yes I completely agree, UO2, basically a rerelease of UO with better graphics, updated content, would be a HUGE success.  Most of the people I know that played UO, really loved it, but over time just got bored.  9yrs is a LONG time to play 1 game.  All they would have to do, is make a few servers for the Hardcore PVP types (sorta like WoW did) with a pretrammel ruleset.  Then make all the other servers described above, with good stuff from all the patches minus any controversial stuff.  They would absolutly have a hit on thier hands.  I honestly cant believe they havent made a UO2 considering how much money they would make.

UO was a casual players dream game, so many areas they are still the best in, like housing, economy, crafting ....

But the clock is ticking, given enough time, thier old playerbase will evaporate.  Many of the players played this game 5- 9 years ago.  Considering another 3-4 years to make/release.  How many of thier player base will still be interested 8 to 13yrs later?

  MatrixDude

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12/29/06 11:41:10 AM#11
I agree with everyone else, an Ultima Online 2 would grab a huge following as Ultima Online was/is considered the Grandaddy of MMO's.
I played from T2A onward and have experienced what it was like in the original before EA took over control of the project.
But we all seem to see a problem with Ultima Online in general wether they make a sequel or not. Since
Richard Garriott was removed and key developers the game never really had a focus or guidance in development.
None of the developers had his kind of vision for this game and that is why you have the neon weps, artifacts that
imbalance gameplay so much so.

Many many things we can point out here, Richard himself said that EA tried to get him to start developing Online Flash type games
instead of working on his projects Ultima 9 and Ultima Online. I believe that was the major straw right there that got him
to leave the company.

As far as a sequel I am not sure anyone would have the kind of vision for the Ultima mythos as Richard would so a sequel would
have problems as the many attempted sequels before it. If Richard returned you might see something positive in development
or his new company buy Ultima Online off there hands that would be interesting, hehe. But he is focused on his new Sci-Fi MMO
Tabula Rasa.

Well just my thoughts as I am an old time fan of the ultima series, old timer Ultima Online player and very disappointed in the way
Ultima Online has been delt with.

EDIT: Oh I forgot to say, it was EA's decision to can his project Ultima Online 2 for various reasons but he new that the game
needed a facelift and EA apparently saw that the MMO community was not big enough to have two Ultima's runing side by side.
(I believe things have changed so a sequel is much needed at this point.)
  Stellos

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3/01/07 10:13:01 AM#12
UO2 will basically be Darkfall.  That is if Darkfall every comes out !   I suggest you check it out if you haven't already done so.  As far as UO2 I just don't see it happening in the a long time, if ever.
  kanuvas

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3/01/07 10:25:17 AM#13
Originally posted by Stellos
UO2 will basically be Darkfall.  That is if Darkfall every comes out !   I suggest you check it out if you haven't already done so.  As far as UO2 I just don't see it happening in the a long time, if ever.

One of the key points to UO's success was the viewpoint you played in.  Unfortunately the viewpoint is 3rd person in Darkfall which makes it a very different playing experience to UO.  Darkfall is only known as the next UO because it brining back the 'hardcore' elements such as PKing and potentially skillful pvp.   Creating UO2 with new graphics but the same perspective would be a very different game to Darkfall and a lot better in my view.



  Stellos

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3/02/07 6:41:38 AM#14
Originally posted by kanuvas
Originally posted by Stellos
UO2 will basically be Darkfall.  That is if Darkfall every comes out !   I suggest you check it out if you haven't already done so.  As far as UO2 I just don't see it happening in the a long time, if ever.

One of the key points to UO's success was the viewpoint you played in.  Unfortunately the viewpoint is 3rd person in Darkfall which makes it a very different playing experience to UO.  Darkfall is only known as the next UO because it brining back the 'hardcore' elements such as PKing and potentially skillful pvp.   Creating UO2 with new graphics but the same perspective would be a very different game to Darkfall and a lot better in my view.



You are right.  But, the UO viewpoint will probably never be seen again because of the success from 3rd person viewpoint in MMORPGs.  There are more elements that seem similar to me besides the 'hardcore' elements.  In fact, it seems that the developers of DF were profoundly influenced by UO and will be borrowing many of the aspects UO used in the late 90s to make it so popular.  Of course a lot of it is just hope right now because there hasn't even been a beta date selected, but I still feel it is the making of UO2.
  TexasGully

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8/18/07 1:53:25 PM#15

UO 2 is now available for download. It's called: Kingdom Reborn

 

Its a new game engine for old UO with updated graphics along the lines of WoW.

 

I played UO at the beginning and left right after T2A came out when PK characters ruled everything outside of the cities and thieves ran amuck inside the cities. Everquest was starting to compete with UO then and Asherons Call was in beta test mode where I quickly fled to. Asherons Call game designers listened to the beta testers and used a lot of ouyr ideas in the game which was a total different response to sending ideas to game designers that many of us had experienced in Ultima Online.

 

I quit playing MMPORGS to launch a business in real life and never played Asherons Call after it went public.

Now all these years later I return to Ultima Online about a year and a half ago to find that it is preparing to close 2D and 3D and upgrade to Kingsom Reborn. I also returned to Asherons Call.I was pleasantly suprized to see a few od my ideas I had sent to UO game designers being employed in the game. I was amazed to see most of the ideas I passed along to AC during beta test being used in Asherons Call.

Kingdom Reborn breezed through early beta testing way to fast and is being tweaked now daily. I admit that KR is by far a huge quantum leap in the graphics department. Some of the rest of the game is far to much like WoW though. Maybe that's to make transitioning from WoW up to Kingdom Reborn UO easier for the "whats happening now baby" MMPORG players.

UO 3D has been gone now for several weeks. No target date has been set in stone for cutting UO 2D loose. The new expansion pack called "Stygian Abyss" is looming on the near horizon. Kingdom Reborn is up and running as the engine that drives the vehicle we call UO.

 

Like I usually say though: "UO Happens."

 

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  Venger

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11/21/07 1:24:09 PM#16

Ah UO2 how great would that be!!!!

  Daffid011

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11/21/07 1:56:11 PM#17

Origin already worked on UO2 and scrapped it.  I remember being very excited about it and sad to see it canceled. 

If I recall right it was the EA buyout that canned it.