Ultima Online studio Broadsword is currently hard at work on a new game mode and server that is explicitly meant to onboard new players and ease them into what is a very old and frankly very complicated sandbox. And it really, really needs it. The studio is not wrong to be setting its priorities to lowering that barrier to entry. The MMO’s current tutorial is basically useless for giving newbies a real understanding of how UO plays.
Ultima Online might be the eldest of the classic MMORPGs, but it’s far from alone when it comes to needing a better tutorial that actually matches players in 2020 up with the game’s modern expectations. Let’s hear ’em: What MMO needs a waaaaay better tutorial?