tl;dr Version: Do you think if EA updated the graphics to something along the lines of what WoW or Warhammer uses and polished the game mechanics, that it would breath new life into UO ? I'm a long time MMO player. I started with UO (7 year vet), then moved to SWG, then to WoW and now I'm at WAR (tried almost all MMOs, but only paid to play those). UO has caught my attention again recently with the new expansion on the way and the recent comments made by Mark Jacobs and it got me thinking. If EA was going to pull the plug on UO, then apparently they think it's about done running it's course. They must be figuring out about when to end UO, since WAR is EA's prominent entry into the MMO market. They've tried numerous times to make UO more "Appealing" in the graphics department, to attract new players, but each time has failed or hasn't been as successful as they wanted it to be. So with that in my mind, the idea popped up of Ultima X: Odyssey. This was announced in the early 2000s and looked extremely promising but was put on hold. What put this into my head, was that: A. This games graphical style is closely related to WoW's cartoony style. B. If this game wasn't cancelled, it would've came out sometime around WoW's initial launch. Which could've offset things from the way they are today (with WoW being the biggest MMO in the world) C. Shows that another Ultima Online-esque game can use a different view point than Isometric and still be accepted by fans Those three things led me to this: If EA reworked the graphics in UO to be in a third person view like numerous other successful games (WoW, WAR, EQ) would you still play ? Understand that this is just graphically speaking, the gameplay will still be the same. You'll have your 700 skill points, custom housing system and different facets, i.e. all the things that made UO unique to begin with. I think that if they did this, fixed any needed gameplay balances/changes and started a new advertising campaign, that UO would have a significant boost in player population. What do you guys think ?