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Richard Garriott: "Ultima Online" 2

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Darn, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. Darn

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  2. Mistura

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    No mention of UO from the Mythic chap in his round of up 2008? :-(

    Definitely interesting comment from Lord British.
     
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    He can't make another Ultima. EA bought Origin, along with the rights to the Ultima series and Ultima Online. Richard Garriot left the employ of EA after his contract expired because he was pissed at EA for canceling UO 2 and Ultima X: Odyssey, which both were so close to release. EA's stated reason is that they did not wish to split the player base of Ultima Online. Ultima Online 2 looked very similar to Everquest, but was before Everquest came out. If UO 2 had released, EA would've kept it's monopoly on the market. There wouldn't of been much of a foothold for EQ to get.

    Richard Garriot also just recently sold his newest MMORPG, Tabula Rasa.
     
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    Yeah, I know. That's why I put the title in " " " :) Just wanted to provoke a little. But you are right, wasnt that obvious.
     
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    Perhaps cash strapped EA will be willing to part with Ultima and we can get this game going in the right direction again.
     
  7. walter_mitty

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    sold tabula rasa ?

    he left NCSOFT then the game bombed, tabula rasa died
    i had a tabua rasa account and i got an email from NCSOFT a couple of weeks ago saying the servers are free to play on now till they pull the plug.
     
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    Tabula Rasa was dying before he left...and it was NCSoft he left...not Funcom. Facts mate, facts.
     
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    Personally I simply don't believe any MMO is going to have major success until people are fed up with WOW. I believe the market is pretty saturated at the moment. I do not think LOTRO or Tabula or similar attempts being relative flops was the fault of anyone per se, they're trying to break into what is today a very heavily competed-for market where one giant dominates.