Yesterday our readers were treated to the first of a two part history of the grand old Lady of MMOs, Ultima Online. Today we continue our look at how this venerable title came to be in part 2. Read on and then share your memories!
Ultima Online is considered one of the grand old dames of the MMO genre and has nearly reached its fifteenth anniversary. We have a comprehensive look at just how this classic MMO came into being and will present it to our readers in two parts. Check it out and then tell us your memories of UO in the comments.
It's hard to believe that the Grandaddy of Them All, Ultima Online, is fast approaching its fifteenth anniversary. We recently had the privilege of chatting with UO Associate Producer Bonnie "Mesanna" Armstrong. It's a short but informative interview about the venerable Ultima Online. Read on!
Adam Tingle is taking the plunge into some of the genre's most venerable titles available, and finding out if they truly still have what it takes to compete. For the inaugural issue, Adam journeys back to Ultima Online to see just how much life the old bird has left.
In The Free Zone today, MMORPG.com columnist Richard Aihoshi floats a rumor that breezed across his desk recently, namely that there is a possibility that a new Ultima MMORPG is being considered. Doubtless, that got your attention so keep reading and then let us know what you think.
Bioware Mythic and the Ultima Online dev team have produced a new video diary with Producer Calvin Crowner, Associate Producer Bonnie Armstrong and Lead Designer Erik Brinkman. The team discusses plans for the upcoming year including a new client art set, a new player adventure and the continued implementation of new quests.
In the latest edition of the Ultima Online producer's letter, Calvin Crowner spends a bit of time discussing the word "just" and the way it is often used in sentences like "If the devs would just...". After that, Crowner goes on to discuss a wide variety of topics from arenas to a classic shard to whether or not devs are 'playing it safe'.
Bioware Mythic has issued a Call to Arms for all current, new and former Ultima Online players to return to the game. Starting today, August 5th, players are invited to join up against the minions of evil and to participate in new live events being organized by GMs across the UO servers. Players will have the chance to explore the latest UO expansion, The Stygian Abyss.
Ultima Online's Lead Engineer Derek Brinkmen answers the question: Sandbox games have proven that they stand the test of time. Why do you think the sandbox model appeals to players even after all these years?
In order to celebrate Ultima Online's 12th anniversary, EA has launched a "Return to Britannia" Campaign. As part of the campaign former players are being invited back to Ultima Online to play the game free of charge until October 16th. For those who have never played UO, a 14-day trial is also available.