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

Global Chat: How World of Warcraft can be peaceful

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A recent article about the revised leveling process in World of Warcraft caught my eye, because MMO blogger Kaylriene spoke about how it's really...

Ultima Online previews New Legacy’s updated weather and climate systems

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Back in September, Broadsword announced a bold new initiative for the 23-year-old Ultima Online: It's called New Legacy, and it's essentially a new-player shard...

Braving Britannia: Tales of Melancholy, Malice, and Peril in Ultima Online book chronicles player experiences in the seminal MMORPG

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Back in 2018, we ran an interview with author Wes Locher about his book that was all about "Life, Love, and Adventure" in Ultima...
Fly free, too.

The Daily Grind: Isn’t it time to put an end to land rushes in MMORPGs?

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When Final Fantasy XIV's 5.35 patch arrived this week, the hardcore XIV players on the Massively OP team had very mixed reactions. One triumphed...

The MOP Up: Wakfu’s great server merge

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Wakfu has finally set a date for its server merges. French servers are consolidating on October 14th, while international shards are coming together the...
Bring out your something.

Massively Overthinking: Are isometric MMOs more or less immersive than 3-D?

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I was chit-chatting with MOP reader (and prolific tipster!) Panagiotis the other day about Ultima Online's big news when he hit on a topic...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 290: African expedition

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Justin and Bree discuss Ultima Online New Legacy, Phantasy Star Online 2's New Genesis, LOTRO's new class, WoW and BlizzConline, The Wagadu Chronicles, and Secret World Legends, with adventures in WoW, Guild Wars, and City of Heroes, plus mailbag topics on representation in MMOs and favorite jumping puzzles.

Leaderboard: Are you tempted by Ultima Online’s New Legacy server?

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So here's a fun fact for you: While vanilla, legacy, and progression servers have been all the rage for the last five years or...

MUD network and roleplaying repository Skotos celebrates 20th anniversary with retirement

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While many old-school MMORPG players came from MUDs, I didn't: I didn't even know they existed until several years into playing Ultima Online and...

Broadsword just announced Ultima Online: New Legacy on its 23rd birthday

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We're updating this post with the big news down at the bottom! All year, Broadsword's been teasing something big for Ultima Online, which we've been...

The MOP Up: Razer accidentally exposes 100,000 consumer accounts

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Razer, a popular provider of gaming hardware, joined the notorious list of companies that accidentally exposed their consumer's personal information to the world. While...

Crowfall just picked up former SWG comms director Diane ‘Tiggs’ Migliaccio as its new community manager

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There's a fresh face over at Crowfall, though it's one long-time MMORPG veterans will remember: Crowfall has picked up a new community manager, Diane...
Ultimate alt-line

Six years after planning a Steam launch, Ultima Online might finally be launching there

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Ultima Online studio Broadsword has been teasing all year that it had a big announcement coming for the game this year after publish 109,...

Massively Overthinking: Mixing and matching the best crafting systems in the MMO ‘verse

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Longtime MOP reader Ken from Chicago recently asked us to talk about crafting - but he didn't want us to just list off the...
Wow.

Get a crash course in the history of MMOs

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Despite what your game's general chat might argue, World of Warcraft wasn't the first MMO and online games didn't magically become a thing with...
Cramping!

Ultima Online talks up the Treasures of Deceit system, new event tools, and dynamic quests

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In the latest newsletter from Ultima Online, players are treated to a number of advance plans written by Broadsword's Bonnie Armstrong, chiefly looking forward...

Massively Overthinking: Changing the mindset of the MMO genre

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I recently saw a journalism professor argue that generating a widespread thinking shift in an entire profession can take decades. "You have to keep...
Capital city.

The MOP Up: EVE Online’s Triglavian conflict comes to a head

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The big conclusion of EVE Online's multipart Triglavian invasion is coming to a head with Quadrant 3: Zenith, which should hit soon. "Actions have consequences,"...

Wurm Online officially arrives to Steam starting today

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As of 1:00 p.m. EDT today, Steam users are able to snap up Wurm Online on the platform. As in the full sandbox title...

The Daily Grind: Have you ever felt robbed in an MMO?

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The title of this Daily Grind can go in a lot of directions, can't it? We could be talking here about an actual thief...

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