One of the best parts of Wurm Online’s Unlimited version is that players can run wild with their own custom servers, tailoring them to their every whim. That’s exactly what MMO gamer and Ubisoft artist Andrea “Malena” Fryer has done: She’s combined two of the best MMORPG sandboxes of all time into one by recreating the Ultima Online map in Wurm.
“The most nostalgic MMO players I know (myself included) are old Ultima Online players,” Malena began on the Wurm forums earlier in April. “So I’ve named the server accordingly and will do my very best to set it up, build and decorate just like good old UO. When the day comes that it’s ready to be made public, I hope you’ll share a little moistness in your eye, remembering back to the good old days in the lands of Sosaria!”
The project’s even won the admiration of former Ultima Online lead designer Raph “Designer Dragon” Koster.
UO fans, if you haven't seen this insane labor of love, you should: https://t.co/uHeuXNuPNC
— Raph Koster (@raphkoster) April 21, 2017
Former lead programmer Kirk “Runesabre” Black dropped by with praise too:
That said, don’t expect to be wandering around the server any time soon; Malena says it’s a private server at the moment, though “once it’s ready” she’ll make it public for tourists — just not residents.
You’ve really got to go check out the forums to see her work-in-progress shots of each city and location as she develops it (17 and counting). There’s a video from this past weekend too!