Leaderboard: Are you giving Ultima Online’s Endless Journey F2P conversion a try?

With the launch of Ultima Online’s Endless Journey free-to-play conversion this week, a whole lotta old-school MMORPG players are turning their attention back to the 20-year-old MMORPG that started it all. If you could make or connect to your account – easier said than done, as our own writers and streamers found out – then you were treated to a Throwback Thursday to end all Throwback Thursdays.

I’ve actually had my old account running on a sub for the better part of the past year, and while I’m happy that the game is moving forward (and still getting love!), I’m also a little bit exhausted from the anticipation – as well as skeptical of the relatively pay-to-win new offering in the cash shop. I’m sort of looking forward to the game getting back to normal after the influx of visitors is done!

How about you? Are you giving Ultima Online’s Endless Journey a try? Let take it to the polls!

Leaderboard: Are you playing Ultima Online's Endless Journey?

  • I currently play UO and plan to keep subbing (11%, 51 Votes)
  • I currently play UO and plan to try or switch to F2P (0%, 2 Votes)
  • I currently play UO and have mixed feelings about F2P (1%, 5 Votes)
  • I currently play UO and will quit over F2P (0%, 0 Votes)
  • I have never played UO and plan to try it with a sub (1%, 3 Votes)
  • I have never played UO and plan to try F2P (15%, 67 Votes)
  • I have never played UO and am still on the fence about F2P (9%, 41 Votes)
  • I have never played UO and will not try F2P (18%, 83 Votes)
  • I used to play UO and plan to try F2P (16%, 73 Votes)
  • I used to play UO and plan to return to sub (1%, 5 Votes)
  • I used to play UO and am still on the fence about F2P (11%, 48 Votes)
  • I used to play UO and will not try F2P (10%, 46 Votes)
  • No response / elf butts / view tally (7%, 32 Votes)

Total Voters: 456

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I tried it, I knew nothing about the game. I expected it to be like an old school WoW kind of game, I saw my first quest – “go outside of town and kill undead until your Swordsmanship skill reaches 50”, I do it, second quest “go outside of town and kill undead until your Tactics skill reaches 50”, that’s when I uninstalled.


The game changed and has nothing to do with the old UO we used to play. So for me I’m gonna stay as far as I can from it.


You can’t ever go home again, and that’s doubly true for classic MMOs in my experience. Glad to see it’s still kicking around and I wish it well, but I’ll not be going back.

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Does it even make sense to start playing this game now for the first time. I’m not convinced.


I loved Ultima Online. One of the greatest MMOs of all time. However, time has moved on. There isn’t any hype around it. Most people don’t know about it. It’s dated in many ways.

I think the majority of people are just going to use the F2P version for remembrance and nostalgia for like a day or two. Then move on back to their current games.


While I love UO, it is my childhood. All of my friends have left the game. Between that and all the changes I missed,I don’t think it could possibly live up to the standard of my memories. I’d rather leave them untainted, but much of respect for the game. In my opinion it is the king of kings.

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I’m not sure if they migrated my old accounts over or not. I keep getting the “you don’t have a valid subscription” or maybe it’s suspended or banned. I had 2 trials and one old paid account. I’m not sure what’s going on, but I wanted to try it.

Christopher Pierce

I’ve been playing it. I subbed because I want to have a house.

It’s a little overwhelming more so than Project Gordon even though there are fewer skills. But it has a fun skill grind component to it that I am into, and it seems like you can work with caps by regressing skills.

I can see why PVP would have been fun for this game, though, but I am somewhat of a carebear myself so I am not too bothered.

Dug From The Earth

Im standing against this “current” trend of lame arse companies thinking they can recycle old games instead of actually putting effort and creativity into making new ones that are better.

So hell no. Not gonna try it.

Christopher Pierce

I don’t know if UO is as much part of this new trend as you make it. Maybe insofar as it’s jumped on it now, but there has been a push for them to do something about this game other than let it linger for a long time – Steam launches, f2p, etc – since forever.


Just fired up the client for the first time in at least 12 months and it downloaded and applied a MONSTER patch: 296 MB!

At first I thought it didn’t work because it was completed so quickly.

Gotta love those old MMOs lol.


One of the reasons I have about 250 games currently installed on my computer is because most of them are old games, often less than 1GB apiece.

This, mind, is part of the reason I play more old games than new ones. I have a 100mbps fiber Internet, so even large, new games download reasonably fast — but an old one (or a new one in the Retro style) downloads so fast Steam can literally get it ready to be played in the time it takes for me to fetch a glass of water, so going through them is far, far more practical.