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Welcome to the fresh, new Stratics interface! Please be patient as we migrate & organize all of our content here. You can still navigate portions of the older site, just look for "red links" to help you on your way!

About Stratics

In early 1997, a rather exciting computer game called Ultima Online (UO) was in its final beta test. This new game was so diverse, so intense, so involved – it had so much information, a mere handbook couldn’t cover everything. As a result, people who participated in this beta test started putting together very rudimentary websites; collections of information for and about UO. One of those sites, called “Den’s Den: the UO Statistics Site”, or UOSS for short, was born. The love-project of Ryan “Den Dragon” Findley grew not only in size, but in popularity. The site, originally hosted in the Geocities free services for Yahoo members, soon got the attention of such early gaming sites as Stomped (originally a Quake site, now a gaming news aggregate) and FrostByghte (which later became the founder of the Coldfront Gaming Network). By January, 1998, Mr. Findley adjusted the name of the site to Stratics (a portmanteau of the words strategy and statistics) and purchased the domain name Stratics.com while gaining stable hosting for his growing project.

As more online games came into being, Mr. Findley’s interests branched outward. Stratics was split into “Stratics Central” which served as a hub for game news across multiple titles – and UOSS was handed over to Xena Dragon [sic] who managed the further growth of that portion of the site. By enlisting the help of volunteers who served as reporters, developers, web designers, and forum managers, UOSS continued to collect, catalog and share game information with the ever passionate community.

As the gaming industry changed, so Stratics has adapted. Putting focus on the game that started it all, Stratics is thoroughly committed to providing community driven services for Ultima Online. With forums, news, catalogs and more, Stratics maintains a core group of dedicated volunteers who not only work on the site and content, but play UO as well. Serving as a bridge between the Community and the Developers, Stratics looks forward to many more years of service to the oldest MMORPG still running this day.

Although Stratics was born in 1997, the earliest web-archive of the site appears on December 12, 1998.

Through all this time, members of the Community have stepped forward to contribute their thoughts, experiences and knowledge gleaned from thousands of hours in Ultima Online and various other games. It is here we pay homage to them, perpetually displaying their Stratics Name. As we organize the years of content we have on file, these lists will be updated to the best of our ability. By all means, this is not a complete list of every volunteer who helped.

Thank you, one and all! Without all of you, we would not be here today!

 

Currently Active

Ron Bron – Owner/President
AnneNomilly – Forum Moderator
Armand
Barian – Forum Moderator
Basara – Forum Moderator
Bazer – Forum Moderator
Captn Norrington – Forum Moderator
DreadLord Lestat – Forum Moderator | Editor
Giggles – Social Media
Katrina Hawkins – Writer
Kirthag – Publisher
Lady Lava – Writer
Larisa – Origin Reporter
Lord Gareth – Forum Moderator
Ludes – Writer
Metro – Writer
Morpheus Mardox – Writer
Obsidian – Forum Moderator
Oscar the Grouch – Forum Administrator
Riyana – Forum Moderator
Rocko – Napa Valley Reporter
Snakeman – Forum Moderator
spin – Forum Moderator
Storm – Forum Moderator
SuperKen – Forum Moderator
Tamais – Editor | Lake Austin Reporter
Triberius
Wenchkin – Forum Moderator
WildStar – Baja Reporter
Zuckuss – Forum Administrator

Past Administration

Adiados
Agent Orange
Akanah
Aleph Aeirs
Alexandra88
al-Maroc
Amidala
andistyr
Andrasta
Arkangel
Auz
Azalin
Beans
Bel d’Ajoor
Bella Noire
BlindOtto
Brekkee
Capt. Joker
Ce’Nedra Willow
Channa
Cirno
CmdrFalcon
Cooper11
Cosmoo
Crashster
CrazyJoe
Cynewulf of Napa
Dahlia Vale
Damarr
Danciy Dynae
Darksoul
Den Dragon
Drogo
El of LA
Eldorian
EquintaZ
Flutter
Frostbyghte
Gallahan
Garaba
GasaiYuno
Ghost Writer
Grand Mystic
Greebo
Greyhawk
Hannah Starfire
Harv
Helper
Ian Anderson
Ima Supa
Ithunk
Jhariden
John (Pinnique)
Joshua Rowan
Kakeiso
Kaltes
kamugi
Karina (Airmid)
Kayhynn
Kenickie
Kheldon
Kindred
kittykat
Kofu
KS
Lady Kat
Lady Mana
Lady Moo
Lady Tia
Lexi
Llemandrell
Lockeworth
Longtooths
Lord Hades
Lord of Dreams
LordChaos
Lyle
Madea [DK]
MadMartyr
Mag
Magdalene
Marizelle
McFeely
Meister
Miklaesh
Mithaniel Razil
Moonshadow
Moulie
MrSlimLite
Mykiel
Mystra
Nailz
Narga Saiyen
Nelson
Neves
Nexus
Nikolan
Noel LeFevre
NonFail
Okaria Dragon
Onewing
Orakkus
Orvago
OvrKill
Paranoid Droid
Pelle Svanslos
Petra Fyde
Pfredd Mudd
Picus
Piotr
Pluffina
Poq
Psydex
PuyoDoom
Racor
Rainman
RainStar
req
Rhayde
Ryna McBegg
Sara of Baja
Scribbles
Shadex
Shamus Turlough
Sie Ming
SkyCapp
Southern
Sparrowhawk
Spock LS News
Sundown
Swamp Thing
Sylvene
Tarelther
Taylor (Syrus)
Tazar
TazzieBF
Teich Dragon
TellahElisa Montclaire
Terence Duff
Teresk
Tevya
The Simkin
Thundolfe
Tiamat
Toeten
Trillian
Tymaron
Valdimir Taltos
Vallend
Vince
Von Ravend
watchertoo
Wilde
Windwalker
Xabier
Xander
Xena Dragon
Zosimus
Zweistein
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Past Staff

Aiglos
Ajinora Xanthe
Akasha1
Alec DeLeon
Aleph Aeirs
Alton
Amber Witch
amidala
Anabelle
Anna T – S
Aquabats
Arturis
Ash Kaitlyn
Ash of Drachenfels
Asmodeus (Atl)
Asphyxion
Athelas
Aubrey
Australis Dragon
AutumnRain
Aydalh
Az
Azalin, Lich Lord
Baren
Barth VanDorn
Bartov
Batir
Baynor
Beans
Beans Baxter
Beatrice Quill
Bel d’Ajoor
Bella Noire
Bel’ni
BigBen
Blackheath THB
Blade Swinger
Branson
Brave
Brock Armstrong
Bryelle Vaughn
CainofBaja
Callum Fitzhugh
Calvan
Casanova
Cass
Ceryx Cybium
Chainsaw Knight
ChaioticJelly
Chango Pelon
CheckMate
Cheebatoke
Cherveny
Chunky
Cirander
citizenKane2
Cleric Samantha
Clive
Core
Courage
Crashter
Crazy Joe
Crystal Rose
Cymidei Fier
Cymoril
Cyn
Cynewulf of Napa
Dain
Daine
Damarr
Dani
Darien Kane
Dariuas
Dark One
DeadBob
Dengar
Dermott of LS
DevilsOwn
DhaosXT
Dinurth
DirLaise
Dmitri Ne’Sveti
Doc Yellowfoot
Doctor Ruth
Domino
Dor of Sonoma
Dracos Moira
Dralagon’
Dreamwolf
Dresden
Duilin Riversong
Earthsiege
Edane
Edgar Graye
egrog1717
Eldariel
Elof of Europa
Elowan of Wind
Elyssar
Endal
Erickson Yates
Esy
Faeryl
FatherGanja
Feenicks
Fenwick
Finsbury M’wa
Firebird
Firesong
Flan
Flippy
Ford Perfect
Fortuna
Frarc
Freyja
Gallahan
Grand Mystic
Gregor Villous
GreyPawn
Guildenstern
Halister Marner
Hanse Swildish
heathwalker
HellRazor
Helmer
Hendri
Hugin
Idun Syn
Incubus (GL)
Irdan Ymadril
Irish Rage
Ishtar
Jacob
Jafar McFinnan
Jared of Europa
Jean-Luc
Joan
Joe Woodwright
Joram Soulrift
Joy of E|F
Julieanna
Kaltes Feuer
Kariny Stormsong
Katlene
Katrina
Kayne
Keeshi
Keithon
Kelmo
Kendra of Umbra
Kgman
Kirie
Kruton
Lady JuffaArchui
Lady Katherine
Lady Rachel
Lady Tia
Leandra
LeBaiton
Light
Lisa Valorite
Lonegamer
Lord Franklin
Lord Hellspawn
Lord Kalatar
Luka Melehan
Lydia Bright
Lysanthia
Machismo
Madeleine
MadMike
Major Miner II
Malaki
Mapper
Marshall Drakan
Maximillian Bold
Merce nary
Merrick
Metellus Cimber
Methos Mridius
Michael Meyers
Mina
Moff Tarkin
MoO
Mordanna
_Morgoth_
Morten of Europa
MotorBaba
Mouser
Multani
Mute
Nadia
Nails Warstein
Narga Saiyen
Nath Maezoroth
Nephalia D’laine
NeroRathe
Nightsoil
Nikolan
Nirces
Nix Fenlight
Noel LeFebre
nokturn
Obsidion
Orangebeard
Oriana
Otis
Owen Lightfoot
Owen Lighthood
Pad O’Lion
Palmer Eldritch
Palor
Paul Harvey
Penelope Huggins
Pfredd
Pierre
Pixielove
Psydex
PuffDragon
Queenofthedamned
Queen Mum
Quiby
Radium
Raeven Aurora
Rage
Rand Al’Thor
Rasesar Wej
Rayden
Rebellion
Red William
Regnak
Renee
Rhiannon
Richard Cypher
RinnyWee
Rock
Rocko Spoogee
Rune Artisem
Ryiinn Gwyndylin
Sage Arthur
Sagonari
Sahra Swift
Satyr
Scar Tissue
Scarlet Theif
Scorch
Sebrina
Selling Fishcakes
Sendaria
Senechal
Seridove
Serpentine
Sha-Bubu
Shadex
Shaene
Shesari Muramiad
Sieggy Freud
Slaya Sin
Snake
Snake from Napa
SpawnOfBill
Starbuck
Stinger
Sube
SWATJester
Sylvyr
Tananda
Tancred
The Artful Dodger
The Bear
The Black
Thodin
Thorstein
thru
Tibrtius Paz
TobyOne
Tonka
Torr Jerlein
Tsist
Tymaron
Tyr
Tyril
ultani
Utilitron
Valdimir Taltos
Vildar
Vio
Vio
Von Ravend
WaterElf
Whisper
Wil RiverWynd
Wolf of Evermore
Xanthar
Xavier (Win)
Xiombarq
Yasou Wakayama
Yggdrasil
Zang-Gar Wolf
Zeke

If you wish to contact any of the past or present staff, please visit the forums and enquire here. Thank you!