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Richard Garriott and the Ultimate RPG

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Coldren, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. Coldren

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    Interesting post on RG's Facebook page. He reflects on MMO's and RPG's, and more.

    https://www.facebook.com/notes/richard-garriott-de-cayeux/what-is-a-lord-british-ultimate-role-playing-game/259507887434380

    Particularly, something that applys to UO:

    "Since I am no longer at the helm of UO, let’s look at where it has gone in my absence. Elves and ninjas have been added into the game, things I specifically had banned. This is only a small example of why and how Ultima has drifted away from Richard Garriott, but I have not drifted away from Ultima. Overused, irrelevant & reused RPG elements are not the essence of my Ultimate RPG.

    It is clear to me that I, Richard Garriott, am an essential ingredient of at least the Ultimate Ultima, if not more broadly the Ultimate RPG. Perhaps one day, now that the people who pushed me out of EA more than a decade ago are long since gone, EA will recognize that together, we could rebuild that franchise in a way that they have failed to do in the intervening years. Richard Garriott is an essential ingredient in the Ultimate Ultima!

    Now I wish I could still build in the previous world of Old Britannia. Yet until the powers at Electronic Arts see the wisdom of such a collaboration (some there do, and player pressure could help), I must plan to rebuild in a New Britannia. While in some ways it will mean I have more work to do (and you will have to wait longer to see that new world), the truth is I have lived in that world for more than 20 of my 35 years in game development, rebuilt many new worlds and look forward to the challenge of crafting this newest reality.
    "

    I have to agree that personally, for me, it never felt right to see these things in Sosaria, even though in the Ultima canon, more outlandish elements were present. I also would like to see him brought back to rebuild the franchise, even though some may view some of his statements as egomaniacal.

    Hope you all enjoy!
     
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  3. Coldren

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    Woops! Sorry.. Didn't even notice. Feel free to delete if I do not figure out how. :D