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Diary of a Casual Player

Here I talk, rant or praise about crafting in games. Also, I comment on the community and other things that I happen to like about my favorite games. I've started my own blog at

Author: Realedazed

Ultima Online: Reborn and Revisited

Posted by Realedazed Saturday January 31 2009 at 9:56PM
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The last post I wrote was on my annoying  experience.  

As I said somewhere in that blog or in its comments: I am a moody (emo, if you will) person. People like me like blogs because we get to rant. And that is what I did.

Now,  I just want to point  out my positives.

When I stopped crafting and started adventuring, I did have fun.  I can't talk about the quests, because the only ones i completed were the newbie introduction quests and tailoring Buik Orders (basically, crafting quests, I guess. For example, I need an order for 10 pairs of pantaloons, post-haste! There is some Olde English in the game, but that quote was all mine.) 

I did learn some magery. But, you actually need regents, or ingredients to cast them. I like exploring, so I didn't mind wandering around to find the stuff. I just crammed all of my magical ingredients into a little bag I got and before I knew it, I had about 70+ of each item.  I was surprised on how much I had found while hunting and gathering skins. So, yea, you need ingredients to cast, which was an interesting way to do it. I think it added a bunch to mages.  I also learned Necromancy - I just had to.  My crazy, unnatural obsession to virtual dark arts is only second to my crazy, unnatural obession with virtual items and crafting. You also need a book of spells.  I saw  for sell by the magic instructors. I guess others are bought else where, in loot or something. I didn't really investigate.  

So, basically  I liked how they did magic. Get your self a bag of mystic goodies and a spellbook and fill it with spells that you like and you are good to go.

Along with basically everything else in this game, you can completely customize your character.  I had plans to be an Necromatic Treasure Hunting Carpenter (or NTHC) who sometimes inscribes runes.  And it seems you can do anything, which is really cool.

Also, the community was really nice.  I had people give me armor, ask if I was OK or needed help. If I asked a random question, someone answered me and maybe showed me something nice. They did it all without using the words n00b or stupid, too.

So, also, the graphics are dated. What is it? 2d, 2.5d, I don't know. But seem to remember someone describing it as such a looong time ago.

Anyway, that's it.

I'm off to play more Runes of Magic, instead of doing my homework.  I have all weekend for C++ and Photoshop.


(Edited: Since I can't spell_)