ultima online

Official Site: Ultima Online
Studio: Broadsword Entertainment/EA (formerly Mythic)
Launch Date: September 24, 1997
Genre: Isometric Fantasy Sandbox
Business Model: Subscription (Cash Shop)
Platform: PC

Leaderboard: Are you tempted by Ultima Online’s New Legacy server?

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So here's a fun fact for you: While vanilla, legacy, and progression servers have been all the rage for the last five years or...

MUD network and roleplaying repository Skotos celebrates 20th anniversary with retirement

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While many old-school MMORPG players came from MUDs, I didn't: I didn't even know they existed until several years into playing Ultima Online and...

Broadsword just announced Ultima Online: New Legacy on its 23rd birthday

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We're updating this post with the big news down at the bottom! All year, Broadsword's been teasing something big for Ultima Online, which we've...

The MOP Up: Razer accidentally exposes 100,000 consumer accounts

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Razer, a popular provider of gaming hardware, joined the notorious list of companies that accidentally exposed their consumer's personal information to the world. While...

Crowfall just picked up former SWG comms director Diane ‘Tiggs’ Migliaccio as its new community manager

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There's a fresh face over at Crowfall, though it's one long-time MMORPG veterans will remember: Crowfall has picked up a new community manager,...

Six years after planning a Steam launch, Ultima Online might finally be launching there

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Ultima Online studio Broadsword has been teasing all year that it had a big announcement coming for the game this year after...

Massively Overthinking: Mixing and matching the best crafting systems in the MMO ‘verse

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Longtime MOP reader Ken from Chicago recently asked us to talk about crafting - but he didn't want us to just list off...
Wow.

Get a crash course in the history of MMOs

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Despite what your game's general chat might argue, World of Warcraft wasn't the first MMO and online games didn't magically become a thing...
Cramping!

Ultima Online talks up the Treasures of Deceit system, new event tools, and dynamic quests

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In the latest newsletter from Ultima Online, players are treated to a number of advance plans written by Broadsword's Bonnie Armstrong, chiefly...

Massively Overthinking: Changing the mindset of the MMO genre

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I recently saw a journalism professor argue that generating a widespread thinking shift in an entire profession can take decades. "You have to keep...
Capital city.

The MOP Up: EVE Online’s Triglavian conflict comes to a head

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The big conclusion of EVE Online's multipart Triglavian invasion is coming to a head with Quadrant 3: Zenith, which should hit soon. "Actions have...

Wurm Online officially arrives to Steam starting today

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As of 1:00 p.m. EDT today, Steam users are able to snap up Wurm Online on the platform. As in the full sandbox...

The Daily Grind: Have you ever felt robbed in an MMO?

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The title of this Daily Grind can go in a lot of directions, can't it? We could be talking here about an actual thief...
Your house is my house, your gear is my gear.

Ultima Online’s 109th update has arrived with new dynamic tools for event GMs

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Happy patch day to Ultima Online fans! Publish 109 is live for the almost-23-year-old MMORPG, and it's a bit different from previous publishes,...

Working As Intended: Decorating MMORPG houses in SWG Legends and beyond

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I've been mulling over how to do a piece about MMO housing for a while now, spurred on by colleagues and readers who've said...
Llook out, Llary! It's the llandlllord!

The Daily Grind: Do you have a favorite MMO PvP moment?

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There was a fun thread on the Guild Wars 2 subreddit a while back that really made me miss solid MMORPG PvP. A...

Procedural-gen MMO ReWorld Online teases coming PvP testing

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We haven't touched on MMORPG ReWorld since last year, but a note on Reddit from the dev about the MMO's testing plans...

Ultima Online teases publish 109’s global events system, Dark Age of Camelot begins Midsummer war event

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Publish 109 is just a week away from Ultima Online's test center, Broadsword's latest newsletter for the seminal MMORPG says. "Global, persistent events...

The Daily Grind: Would we all be better off without MMO wikis and guides?

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A few weeks ago, there was a supremely contentious thread on the MMORPG subreddit, one so contentious that the original poster deleted...
Make them fight.

Vague Patch Notes: MOBAs, battle royales, and shallow genre pools in the online gaming space

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This past week, Nintendo announced Pokemon Unite, and then I had to go to see a doctor because I rolled my eyes so...

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