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Why Do You Think Old-School MMO Design Is So Alluring To Fans Of The Genre Even Today?

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?


Tim Cotten Reflects on Early Ultima Online Duping, and Burning Players' Houses Down to Catch Exploiters

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.


Ultima Online Marked Its 25th Anniversary Over the Weekend With Events and A Special Shield

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.


Interview: Creator Of Ultima Online's Next MMO Leverages Blockchain and NFTs To Allow For Real Ownership Of The World

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 Old Guard vs The New Generation: The Evolution Of The MMO

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.


These Are Your December Events for Ultima Online

December events for Ultima Online have been announced in a recent community newsletter.


Weather Seasons Coming to Ultima Online New Legacy

The most recent community newsletter for Ultima Online New Legacy points to some upcoming events and more.


Ultima Celebrates 23rd Anniversary By Announcing Ultima Online New Legacy

Ultima Online's 23rd Anniversary celebration is off with a bang, with Broadsword announcing Ultima Online: New Legacy.


Ultimate Online Patch Publish 109 Provides Update on Artisan Festival

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.


Playable Worlds MMORPG Info Coming Next Year

Raph Koster was a guest on a livestream on Monsters & Explosion's Twitch channel in which he comments on the state of his upcoming MMORPG, Playable Worlds.


Ultima Online Producer's Letter Shares Info About July's Publish 109 Update

Ultima Online's latest producer letter teases their Publish 109 update for July, in addition to hinting at the team's next project.


Ultima Online's Quest System Is Receiving an Overhaul

The quest system of Ultima Online is set to receive an overhaul according to a recent newsletter.