The folks over at Electronic Arts have released information about two new features in their upcoming MMORPG, Ultima X: Odyssey.
- Travel: Travel in UXO will be much easier in past MMORPGs. In UXO, it will be much easier to get from point A to point B. There is no need to walk through a zone filled with dangerous monsters that can slay you one hit, just so you can get to the best hunting location for your level. You will be able to travel virtually anywhere via moongates. These moongates allow you to teleport all over the world in UXO. Upon enter a moongate you will be able to select any area equal to your level and under. This way you no longer have to fear entering an unknown area only to be slaughtered by some powerful monster that you can't even see coming. UXO even has a bring a friend feature! You can actually send a friend a teleportation invitation, and upon receiving it, they will have the option to teleport directly to you. Now that's convenient!
- Shepherd Discipline Abilities: Some of the shepherd abilities have been revealed, these include various pets as well as abilities to enhance the user and his pets. The shepherd discipline sounds very interesting, perhaps this is just a glimpse at the abilities this pet using discipline can do. Only time will tell.
You can read more at the official UXO website: http://www.uxo.ea.com