Many MMOs come out of the woodwork professing to bring back the feel of old-school MMOs. From the recent release of Ember's Adrift, to Pantheon which takes cues from the early days of the MMORPG genre, this is an alluring concept to prospective players.What about it is so alluring?
A fun story from developer Tim Cotten, who tells about the early duping bugs in Ultima Online, and how when he joined the team, he planned a way to catch dupers by surprise, and turned it into an event.
Saturday, September 24th, was the 25th anniversary of the release of Ultima Online. There were community events, official events, and commemoration across the internet, including from Raph Koster.
Ultima creator Richard Garriott has teamed up again with veteran game designer Todd Porter to launch a new MMO inspired by Ultima, but leveraging new technology like blockchains and NFTs. The concept? What if you could own land in Ultima? We sat down and talked to the duo about their upcoming MMO and how it'll work.
The world has changed. You can feel it in the water. You can feel it in the earth. You can smell it in the air. The old school of MMOs are making way for a new breed, and much that once was is lost, for none now live who remember it. Well, not really, but for some of us MMO old timers, this new generation of MMOs is just... well, different than what we're used to.
Ultima Online's 23rd Anniversary celebration is off with a bang, with Broadsword announcing Ultima Online: New Legacy.
The Artisan Festival will begin on December 1 of this year as Ultima Online's latest patch gives us a look into the future as the team outline Publish 109.
Ultima Online's latest producer letter teases their Publish 109 update for July, in addition to hinting at the team's next project.