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Richard Garriott‘s avatar during and after the Ultima series, including Ultima Online.

Huh. That... huh.

Shroud of the Avatar fixes loot imbalances and puts an end to slippery overworld maps

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There are a number of descriptors MMORPG devs would like to hear about their game world's maps. Things like "gorgeous," "lush," "expansive," or "interesting."...

Shroud of the Avatar addresses ‘dozens of errors’ in latest patch

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Release 93 of Shroud of the Avatar apparently didn't arrive without some bugs in it. That seems to be par for the course for...

Shroud of the Avatar adds two new adventures for Episode 2 access holders in latest release

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So a bit of good news: Shroud of the Avatar has added some new Adventure scenes with Release 93. The bad news: This content...

Shroud of the Avatar revamps potions, adds new UI features, and brings new crafting recipes in Release 92

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Whether you knock back refreshing potions, look at UI elements, or craft things, there's a little something for you in Release 92 of Shroud...

Shroud of the Avatar’s Richard Garriott is joining an expedition to locate a sunken ship

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He's been to the North Pole. He's been to space. He's been to the depths of the ocean. He's been everywhere but in the...

Shroud of the Avatar’s Release 90 introduces stat-boosting Imbued Gems and Jewels

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Do you like slotting watered-down Infinity Stones into your equipment as a means to incrementally adjust your character's stats by the barest of measurements,...

Shroud of the Avatar adds young fish, expands The Rise, and opens the Obsidian Panopticon

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It's been a little while since we had a peek on what's happening to Shroud of the Avatar, so allow us a moment to...

Working As Intended: There is no good reason for MMO gamers to fund Dreamworld

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Not quite a month ago, we covered the Kickstarter for a wildly ambitious MMORPG, Dreamworld. We were, uh, pretty skeptical about the game's chances....

Shroud of the Avatar improves crafting as Richard Garriott dives to the bottom of the ocean

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We'll go ahead and get this out of the way first: MMO developer Richard Garriott dived to the bottom of the Mariana Trench today....

MMO dev and astronaut Richard Garriott smuggled the ashes of Star Trek’s James Doohan to the ISS

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While we all know very well the story of Richard Garriott's $30 million ticket on board a rocket to visit the International Space Station...

Shroud of the Avatar shows off new hood patterns, gets a seal of approval from Richard Garriott

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This week in Shroud of the Avatar, players can look forward to hoods. Specifically, cloth head patterns on the Cabalist Hood can be displayed...

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v4.0

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By far, my favorite column to write here at Massively OP (and the one that always takes the longest) is The Game Archaeologist. I've...

Braving Britannia: Tales of Melancholy, Malice, and Peril in Ultima Online book chronicles player experiences in the seminal MMORPG

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Back in 2018, we ran an interview with author Wes Locher about his book that was all about "Life, Love, and Adventure" in Ultima...
In memoriam.

Pantheon talks pre-alpha 5, publishers, and properly funding the vision

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Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen producer Ben Dean recently did an interview with YouTuber Nathan Napalm touching on a wide variety of topics related...

Shroud of the Avatar adds Lord British’s castle, details food updates, player dungeon creature spawners, and even bigger player towns

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The latest newsletter from Shroud of the Avatar has a lot of ground to cover this time around in terms of content being added...

Shroud of the Avatar previews an adventure set in Lord British’s castle

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Lord British might be about to be busy dunking himself in the ocean, but his castle in Shroud of the Avatar is going to...

Shroud of the Avatar discusses its new dungeon and answers player questions with Lord British

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Shroud of the Avatar is inviting dungeon crawlers of the MMORPG to try out something a little different in the game's latest newsletter. The...

MMO Business Roundup: Richard Garriott, Square-Enix’s charity, Stadia, and Team Fortress’ racist bots

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Welcome back to another quick roundup of video games business and industry news relevant for the MMO genre. Richard Garriott: Apparently, the former icon of...
This isn't how it had to be.

Perfect Ten: An entirely accurate and unassailable history of pet classes in MMORPGs

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Pet classes! They're a very important part of MMORPGs, the opportunity to not just go into combat alone but to march in alongside a...

The Game Archaeologist: Tabula Rasa

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The story of Tabula Rasa begins, as so many others do, with 1997's Ultima Online. Raph Koster and Richard Garriott's online fantasy sandbox proved...

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