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

We got it back, after all.

Perfect Ten: Dead MMOs resurrected via rogue servers

Last December, the Massively OP 2019 Awards gave its "Best Trend" nod to the rise of rogue servers in the MMO genre. Preservation...

Massively Overthinking: Which MMORPG do you wish got a glow-up?

No matter how much we love mechanics, even our most cerebral writers and readers still admit to being graphics snobs. It's human: We...

Valentine’s Day 2020 across the MMO universe

Per tradition, we've been covering the launch of Valentine's Day events in MMOs and MMORPGs over the last couple of weeks, but tomorrow is...

Ultima Online pegs March for update 108, teases something big for the ‘largest audience ever’

Ultima Online's first newsletter of the new decade is a hodge-podge, but let's get to the big tease first. What is it? We...

Massively Overthinking: The undeath of the MMORPG genre

Last week, there was a provocative thread on the MMORPG subreddit that subverted the tired idea that the genre is "dead." It's not,...

Battle Bards Episode 160: MMO cover songs vol. 2

For the first time since Episode 50, the Battle Bards crew returns to the theme of cover songs of MMO tracks. Several extremely musicians...

The Game Archaeologist: Super-early versions of MMORPG websites

One of the absolute best things the internet ever generated has been the Internet Wayback Machine. Through this site, snapshots of millions of...

New World just took a hard turn away from a PvP slugfest, and hardcore PvPers are not happy

Even knowing it was slated to arrive, I was still surprised last night when Amazon Game Studios dropped New World's latest dev...

Leaderboard: What’s the best classic MMORPG still running at the end of 2019?

We've noted before that while our awards are pretty good at identifying the big modern MMORPGs and the indie gems, it's much harder...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 252: Holiday MMO mailbag show

Justin and Bree empty the mailbag out on the floor and answer all your burning MMO questions ahead of the holidays!
Ho, then when I say so, ho again.

The Massively Overpowered 2019 winter holiday MMO roundup

The holidays are here! Well, most of them are. Some of them might not be. And as is tradition here at Massively Overpowered, we...

Fight or Kite: 2010-2019, the decade when PvP boomed and MMOs languished

The end of the decade is upon us. Many are now reflecting on how our lives have changed over the past 10 years. We’ve...

The Daily Grind: How much do you mind loading screens in MMOs?

Maybe I'm showing my old-school nature here, but loading screens don't bother me all that much. I cut my MMO teeth on games like...
stuff

Global Chat: Crafting is just the worst, Britta!

Advance warning: If you like crafting in MMOs, then you best not read the latest post from Contains Moderate Peril, who is not...
There are lots of different defintions of penalty.

Ultima Online’s Jolly Roger update is officially live this week

Here we go: Ultima Online's last major update of 2019 is now upon us as the Jolly Roger has officially set sail on...
Here we go.

Perfect Ten: The biggest MMO surprises of 2019

After 10 years of covering MMORPG news, I can assure you that I am still fired up to keep doing this. One of the...

The Daily Grind: Do you ever play MMOs in synergistic pairs?

I've noticed a pattern in my MMO play the last year or so. Ever since jumping into Star Wars Galaxies Legends last year,...

The Daily Grind: What MMO without mounts could really use ’em?

A while back on the Massively OP Podcast, Justin and I got to talking about Dungeons and Dragons Online's then-newly-announced mounts and...
Those who fear darkness have never seen what the light can do.

The MOP Up: Destiny 2 worships the sun

That glowing ball of thermonuclear radiation in the sky might just mean warmth and crispy tans for you, but for Destiny 2, it is...

The Daily Grind: What MMO has the worst crafting – or none at all?

Earlier this fall, after Raph Koster announced his new MMO and investor funding, he did a flurry of interviews. In the bowels of...

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