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Raph Koster recalls UO's birth

Discussion in 'UHall' started by covert, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. covert

    covert Journeyman
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    Jan 15, 2009
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    Ultima Online is fifteen by Raph Koster
    Figure someone here might like this, especially coming from someone so pivotal in the game's history.
    #1 covert, Sep 25, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2012
  2. Flagg

    Flagg Sage

    Jul 22, 2012
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    What an awesome article. Thank you so much for posting it!
  3. MalagAste

    MalagAste Belaern d'Zhaunil
    Governor Stratics Veteran Alumni Stratics Legend Campaign Supporter Royal Knight

    Aug 21, 2000
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    Wow and to think most of that stuff is rubble... from Magincia.
  4. Woodsman

    Woodsman Guest

    When going through the jungles, I will be thinking of Raph.
  5. Ron Silverbeard

    Ron Silverbeard Certifiable
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    Nov 4, 2011
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    "And then, of course, came the lawsuit.
    The lawsuit was, as I recall, over the fact that the game was advertised as being available 24/7. But it was crashing, and therefore not always available. So a lawyer who went by the game handle “Bunboy” sued us. And his lead plaintiff, amazingly enough, was someone that I already knew: a LegendMUD player who had been a administrative challenge for years. In short, a problem player from one game had followed us to another game!"

    ANYONE GOT THE ADRESS OF THIS BUNBOY DUDE and his "friend" let me know
    *Calls the Gang - Ther's job to do boyz!*
    #5 Ron Silverbeard, Sep 25, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2012
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  6. Rhiannon

    Rhiannon Sage
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    I was just coming to post this article. You beat me to it! What a great back story to the history of this world we all know and love.

    I too remember the lawsuit. How ridiculous and a total waste of company resources that could have been used to make better looking colored plants. *laughs*

    I was a huge "dev" fan on these boards back then. Every. Single. Time. there was a problem on a server, people would come on here and rant. And Every. Single. Time. I would remind the ranters that the UO development team was creating something that did not exist before and therefore there were going to be bumps in the road and to go play something else. I was in awe of what they had and are creating still.
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  7. silent

    silent Lore Master
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    May 12, 2008
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    I miss the ol' double D...