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

Project Horseshoe’s design papers confirm decades of MMORPG lessons

Not everyone involved in game design is trying to squeeze every last penny out of you. Yes, a lot of them are, but many...

Exclusive: Legends of Aria previews its first major content of 2019

We've had our eye on Legends of Aria since, well, long before it was called Legends of Aria, meaning we've been watching the...

More MMOs you’ve never heard of: PlaneShift, Stendhal, Ashen Empires, Zezenia, and Project Diaspora

Think you've seen it all and played it all in regards to MMORPGs? There's always a lot of smaller and lesser-known games out there,...

Richard Bartle reveals the secrets and history of MUDs

If you know even a little bit about the history of the MMORPG genre, you'll be aware that these games didn't start with

Ultima Online announces a year of high seas content, starting with publish 104: Rising Tide

A week ago, I finally sat down and cleaned out my ancient Ultima Online account, picking up a thousand items from my house...

ReWorld lets you build your own fantasy MMO world

According to the developers, it's "Ultima Online meets Gary's Mod." This is ReWorld, an upcoming multiplayer game that uses procesurally generated worlds that...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 203: New year, same old loot

Justin, Bree, Eliot, and Chris team up for an end-of-the-year roundtable to recap our massive annual awards rollout, our holiday gaming fun, and the Atlas launch.

Leaderboard: What’s the best classic MMORPG still running at the end of 2018?

Longtime MOP readers know that many our writers have a fondness for old MMORPGs, either because that's how we got into the hobby and...

Interview: New World’s Rich Lawrence on solving PvP problems and defining the sandbox

I think it's fair to say that New World is the biggest MMO currently under production in the west, at least among those...
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Choose My Adventure: Summarizing our MMO adventures in 2018

Sometimes I wonder how people think things work behind the scenes here at Massively Overpowered, so let me give a little peek behind the...

The day twinkle trees killed Ultima Online’s Christmas

In a pretty amusing Twitter thread in which game designers admit to goofy and horrible mistakes, Ultima Online creator Raph Koster owned...

Ultima Online’s Raph Koster says Fortnite is more like an MMO than we might think

It's like people are discovering MMOs all over again. Ultima Online and Star Wars Galaxies creator Raph Koster recently expressed amusement at the...

The MOP Up: Echo of Soul returns

Korean MMO Echo of Soul is now back on Steam early access after the title was shut down back around 2015 and...

Perfect Ten: MMOs to watch in 2019

The MMO genre is in a strange and uncertain place right now -- but also one that is quietly thrilling. We've long passed the...

The Game Archaeologist: Neverwinter Nights 1 & 2

At the end of June 2014, dozens of online worlds flickered and vanished with the flip of a switch. It was a online apocalypse...
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Ultima Online patches in its new Krampus battle

The Krampus, once an obscure bit of Christmas trivia, has become a blessing for MMOs eager to let you fight something for the holiday....
Yes, this assuages my nervousness, you bet.

Smed vows he’ll someday make a game akin to EverQuest Next

Earlier this week on the podcast, Justin and I were joking around about how one of our favorite fun things to write about...

Ultima Online is adding whips and Krampus for Christmas

Thanksgiving? Pff. Broadsword's already gearing up to launch Christmas in Ultima Online. Publish 103 with the winter festivities hit the test server last...

Ultima Online’s Raph Koster muses on the appeal of MMO experiences

A little weary of killing and nothing else in MMORPGs? You're not alone because Star Wars Galaxies and Ultima Online creator Raph...

Working As Intended: The gamification of the workification of games

Last weekend, my husband made the bold choice to let our young son play The Stanley Parable. I am not entirely sure the kid...

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