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 giving Dark Age of Camelot’s free-to-play version a try?

Classic MMORPG Dark Age of Camelot released its Endless Conquest mode this week, a free-to-play option for one of the few pure...

Asheron’s Call would’ve been 20 years old this month, but the community isn’t dead

Ah, Asheron's Call. We miss you. You'd have been 20 years old this month, celebrating your antique status with the likes of

Dark Age of Camelot is officially going free-to-play today with Endless Conquest

We've been talking about it for a few years now, but it's officially happening today: Endless Conquest marks Dark Age of Camelot's...

Massively Overthinking: The problem with MMO ‘dailies’

Longtime MOP Patron and friend of the site Avaera recently posed us an intriguing questions about daily login rewards in MMORPGs. "Recently my game of choice,...
Your house is my house, your gear is my gear.

Ultima Online celebrates Halloween, tests Jolly Roger patch, and ends event program

The 22-year-old Ultima Online is busy celebrating more than just its birthday: It's also celebrating Halloween and the Jolly Roger patch, which...

Legends of Aria is going semi-free-to-play with sweeping New Dawn update

If you've been feeling a bit confused by all of Legends of Aria's recent changes, my friends, you are not alone. Back in...

EA is bringing an unspecified number of games back to Steam along with the EA Access plan

While it's not the death of Origin, this bit of news certainly sounds like the dull, wet thud of an axe ramming into its...

Raph Koster’s new MMORPG will reward social gameplay, not just hack-n-slash

Since announcing he is building a new MMORPG with the apparently respectably funded new Playcraft studio, Raph Koster has been doing a long...

The Game Archaeologist: A brief history of Multi-User Dungeons

You know that sinking feeling when you get into something that's way, waaaay over your head and you have no choice but to swim...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Is it time for Guild Wars 3?

Earlier this month, ArenaNet announced that President Mike O’Brien, former game director on both the original Guild Wars and Guild Wars...

Legends of Aria is overhauling its PvP system once again

Remember this past summer when Citadel Studios announced that it was finally launching Legends of Aria on Steam with a huge overhaul patch...

Perfect Ten: Kickstarter MMOs that raised the most money

The rise of crowdfunding in the mid-2010s swept a large wave of MMORPGs our way that might never have happened otherwise. For a while...

Pantheon’s Brad McQuaid’s recent dev blogs cover everything from PvP to instancing

Pantheon fans, if you haven't swung by the official site in a few days, you definitely should. Visionary Realms' Brad "Aradune" McQuaid...

Raph Koster’s new MMORPG will be more than ‘just hack and slashing your way through levels’

Yesterday, we reported on something pretty thrilling for long-time MMORPG fans: Raph Koster, one of the brains behind classic MMORPG sandboxes Ultima Online...

Raph Koster is making a new MMO and just raised $2.7M in seed funding to do it

So, who wants a new and well-funded MMORPG from the guy who literally wrote the book on virtual worlds? I knew you would. Raph...

Perfect Ten: Solo prequel games to MMORPGs

When studios go about making MMORPGs, risk comes along with the effect as a matter of course. The only question is how to reduce...

Ultima Online turns 22 years old today, teases upcoming Jolly Roger update

It's a big day for the seminal game of our genre: Ultima Online is officially 22 years old. "On this day in 1997 thousands...

Massively Overthinking: Is the age of the $15 subscription coming to an end?

Massively OP's own Justin Olivetti penned a blog post this week in which he muses on the lifespan of the $15 MMO sub...
Your house is my house, your gear is my gear.

Ultima Online’s publish 106, Forsaken Foes, is live on the eve of its 22nd birthday

Would you believe we're just a week away from the seminal game of the MMO genre's 22nd birthday? We are indeed, and Ultima...

Choose My Adventure: Accidentally naked adventures in Legends of Aria

It would probably stand to reason that my rise in confidence in Legends of Aria would take a hit this week. But mercifully,...

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