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Massively: Jukebox Heroes: Eleven MMO soundtracks you can get for free

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Zosimus, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. Zosimus

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    The reason why I posted this here and it relates to UO is the Ultima X Odyssey soundtrack.


    Hope you all enjoy the article over at Massively by Justin Olivetti



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  2. DerekL

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    UXO... ahh, how we argued and debated and analyzed over every frame of those trailers back in the day.
     
  3. Basara

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    Just reminder - in the same FTP (just up a couple steps and back down into the UO patch directory) is UOTrace, which is one of the best utilities for doing traceroutes for UO. Of course, the actual list of server addresses is a decade out of date, but there's a list elsewhere on Stratics of the current ones (unless the recent "move to the cloud" screwed them up)

    ftp://ftp.ea.com/pub/origin/patches/uo/
     
  4. Zosimus

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    Tis a shame that Ea didnt follow their own motto.


    EA Games....Challenge everything.


    They failed at their own challenge and to be truthful UOX at that time was a step in the right direction. I guess 10 steps backward and falling off the cliff was a better idea for EA than moving forward :(
     
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    Eve Online has utterly awesome, stunningly beautiful soundtrack.

    Let me make half arsed attempt to set up a scene for you:
    You are half a sleep IRL while in middle of incredibly boring mining run in Eve Online. You are listening the monotonic, steady, regular BZZZZZ BZZZZZ BZZZZZZ of your insignificant tiny mining lasers in the infinite surprisingly colorful and beautiful blackness of space. Suddenly THIS OMG MASSIVE HOLY **** WTH IS THAT grand mothership of all mining barges jumps right on top of you!! Think of openign scene of Star Wars without any action. Eventually it starts gliding further and further away as dude flying it starts doing his own(possibly incredibly boring) thing. As you watch it, this song starts playing.



    You listen to it while half a sleep IRL. Feeling very small in infinitely incomprehensibly massive beautiful space. All the while your mining lasors tirelessly go BZZZZ.....BZZZZZZ.....BZZZZZZZZZZ.Over..and over..and over again. Space Odyssey 2001 opening all over again! (well, openign after them monkeys figure out how to beat stuff up)
    If you go through all this and don't fall in content, cosy sleep on your cosy comp chair, you are inhuman!

    In all seriousness, it is not possible for me to ever get closer to " video games are art!!!" argument in an MMO than that moment. Mostly due to that song. That song is awesome. You should listen to it. I'm only vaguely aware that it is propably a pretty valid question to ask if good video games should make us fall asleep;p
     
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    The Smithsonian had "The Art of Video Games" up last fall, which was pretty cool. Small exhibit, but UO was represented (well, Ultima, not UO).
    http://americanart.si.edu/exhibitions/archive/2012/games/
     
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    It's always easy to be a Monday morning quarterback - especially almost a decade after with all the facts in and 20/20 hindsight. But in the summer of 2004, UO was still steadily growing and still holding it's own in the MMO market - they didn't know at the time that UO was peaking and subscriptions would soon start to drop. (A drop that continues to this day.) WoW wasn't out yet though people knew it was coming and likely would be huge (nobody then knew just how *HUGE* it would turn out to be though). EA's other MMO's at the time were either tanked or tanking... So, spending the big bucks on developing a new game that would cannibalize from their one success? One can easily see how they would be gun shy.
     
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