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

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...

Legends of Aria custom server Legends of Ultima aims to bring the classic sandbox into the modern era

The big selling point of Citadel Studios's in-development MMO Legends of Aria is that it allows its players to run entirely moddable...

New World leaks make it sound more and more like a real MMO sandbox, not a survival game

The weird thing - or clever thing - about Amazon Game Studios' New World alpha is that seemingly everyone is in it, so...

Massively Overthinking: Is there too much negativity in the MMO genre?

MassivelyOP reader Threespeed posed us an interesting question for this week's Overthinking that I thought was particularly appropriate given the Trion Worlds...

MassivelyOP’s guide to MMO Halloween 2018

Whether or not you consider yourself too old to put on that Hulk or Sparkle Twilight costume and prance ("HULK PRANCE") around the neighborhood...

Shroud of the Avatar’s R59 newbie experience, Travian Games, and Reddit’s pay-to-chat complaints

Shroud of the Avatar's latest newsletter homes in on the game's 59th release, due out at the end of the month and currently...

Ultima Online kicks off Halloween but postpones vet rewards to next spring

Halloween comes to most MMOs, even to the 21-year-old ones. One. Yes, it's pumpkin spice season in Ultima Online. "With Publish 101 Britannia is...

The MOP Up: Dark Age of Camelot allows name, gender, and race changes

Dark Age of Camelot is testing its next major patch, and it has a major surprise in store for its playerbase. "Patch 1.125...

The Daily Grind: How important are minimaps to your MMORPG experience?

MMO minimaps became the topic of a weird debate this week, as multiple sites appeared to have misunderstood a Belgian magazine's interpretation of the...

Legends of Aria plans Steam early access launch on December 4, preorders are live

Legends of Aria is headed to Steam early access, Citadel Studios announced this morning. The launch is set for December 4th.
It's clear now.

Perfect Ten: Failed MMOs that could have succeeded with more love

Hindsight is 20/20. Unless you're blind in one eye from nostalgia, in which case hindsight is 0/20. In any case, you understand that it's...

MMO Business Roundup: FIFA lockboxes, anti-swatting policy, Fortnite on SNL, Free Guy, UO postmortem

Whenever our newsroom gets overloaded with weird industry-related articles that nobody feels like writing, another edition of the MMO Business Roundup gets its...
We're not counting your game dying as death here.

Perfect Ten: The big book of MMORPG death mechanics

Video games will kill your characters. It's inevitable. I still faintly remember my younger brother's first video game death, when he ran full-tilt into...

Wanna feel old? Ultima Online launched 21 years ago today

Ultima Online is officially old enough to drink. It's older than I was when I first started playing it all those years ago! Yep,...

The MOP Up: Diablo III kicks off its 15th season, Telltale Games is slammed with layoffs

You're already late to the party, what with Diablo III kicking off its 15th season this past Friday! No worries, you can...

Ultima Online’s 101st update is rolling out as player-made castles are ported into the game

Ultima Online's publish 101 has begun rolling out to the first-wave production servers today, meaning the update will trickle out to the rest...

Ultima Online’s 21st anniversary patch introduces astronomy to Britannia

Ultima Online's 21st birthday is creeping up on us here, which means the game is older than some of our readers and will...

Massively Overthinking: What’s your favorite MMORPG swag of all time?

In a conversation about the recent Starflight 3 Fig campaign - which you won't see covered here since it's not multiplayer, but let...

Shroud of the Avatar expands dye palettes to more furniture in this week’s update

One of my first MMORPG memories revolves around my standing at Britain bank in Ultima Online, offering to dye people's clothes for gold -...

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