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

The Daily Grind: Which MMO have you kept installed the longest whether you play it or not?

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A few weeks back, I asked y'all about the MMOs that have a permanent place on your device, the ones you'll never uninstall. I...

Perfect Ten: MMORPGs with interesting Guinness World Records

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I never quite know how much stock to put in Guinness World Records. I guess it's somewhere between "for amusement value" and "stone cold...

The Daily Grind: Have you ever gone a long period without playing MMORPGs?

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I was thinking about this topic a few weeks ago when chatting with MOP's Eliot about some of our formative experiences in the genre....
EN FUEGO!

Ultima Online plans a New Legacy beta by summer ahead of the launch this fall

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So, where is the long-delayed Ultima Online New Legacy? We actually have something of an answer for you this time: Broadsword says it's aiming...

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG’s graphics hold up long past their due?

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When Dark Age of Camelot first hit beta a million years ago, I remember being super impressed with its graphics. Up until that point,...
I HAVE TO RENEW MY HOUSE COME ON

Vague Patch Notes: MMORPGs and the PC gaming market

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I find myself thinking a lot about the MMORPG industry lately and the ways in which the gaming industry as a whole has changed...

Working As Intended: A guide to City of Heroes Homecoming’s best player-crafted portal bases

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A few years ago, I was wandering around in City of Heroes when someone advertised a cool base in chat. All I had to...

The Daily Grind: Have you ever lost a house in an MMO?

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Last week, fellow MMO blogger Belghast wrote a blog post that sent a shot of panic through my own heart: He tells the tale...

Think gamemaster-delivered content is dead? Multiplayer Helldivers 2 is trying it anyway

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Approximately a thousand years ago in the lost age of 1997, I remember inching my way across an isometric Ultima Online screen, fighting insane...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO offers the best book and paper features?

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A while back, I casually mentioned that I make paper journals for fun. I am an extremely online person, mind you. I work online....

The Daily Grind: What’s some weird or forgotten terminology or concept from an MMO of yore?

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Way, way back in the day - and for only a relatively brief run - Ultima Online had a system that came to be...

Massively Overthinking: The slowest and fastest combat in MMORPGs

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During a recent podcast discussion about City of Heroes' official revival, the MOP writers were talking about its combat, which - let's be honest...

End-of-Year Eleven: All the upcoming MMOs to watch in 2024 and beyond

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We've said it before, but this time we really mean it: The future of MMORPGs looks amazing. Contrary to years when we've seen only...
treasure hunting is one step from lockboxes

The Soapbox: The ‘problem’ with MMO hoarding

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I remember a number of years ago, in an article for a game I can't recall, an MMO developer discussed how an early build...

Ultima Online preps Christmas and nerfs your old too-long character names

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How angry would you be if you logged into your favorite old MMORPG account and found that your name, which you'd used for over...
We stan a king.

Project Gorgon dev says it’s catering to older players who remember the golden age of MMOs

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Last night's Project Gorgon patch brought cheers to the game's Discord as what was represented as a bug-fixing patch also heavily revamped a skill...
Seriously, though, whatever.

Vague Patch Notes: The myth of the ‘first’ MMORPG

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One of the things I like to joke about every so often is various myths about the history of MMOs, and a lot of...
This. They're this.

Massively Overthinking: Pervasive old MMO ideas that aren’t really true

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A while back, Eliot and I were discussing one of his columns, in which he noted that in the eldest of the elder MMOs,...
So many colors in the rainbow.

Perfect Ten: Classic video games that would make terrible MMORPGs

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There was a time when MMORPGs were all based on existing storied single-player RPG franchises, and that time was when Ultima Online launched and...

The MOP Up: Fallout 76 turns five years old

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Fallout 76 is celebrating its fifth anniversary loud and proud this week with a birthday party on Tuesday, a special challenge event, and a...

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