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Ultima returns...

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Magnus, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. Magnus

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    Behold, I am disgusted. I realize that it has most likely absolutely nothing to do with our beloved Ultima, however the name is used and they were obviously given permission.

    Is sad.
     
  2. Salya Sin

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    Ugh! It's UO Sim City! Somebody shoot me...
     
  3. Nine Dark Moons

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    it seems EA is purposefully doing it's best to kill UO. this is disgusting.
     
  4. Llwyd

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    Standards... ethics... nowhere to be found. EA must be headed by politicians.
     
  5. Darknat

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    ..........

    This can't be happening for real....


    EA has a big franchise in Ultima but instead of a new RPG, or even a good strategy game if that was what they were going for, they give us a web based game that has nothing to do with Ultima besides the name.....
     
  6. Aran

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    Lord of Ultima? More like Bored of Ultima.
     
  7. BeefSupreme

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    Garriot needs to buy the franchise back.
     
  8. Magdalene

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    Probably this... sometimes if feels like some people would like us to go away, so they can close the servers without a second thought.
     
  9. Aran

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    Maybe we should.

    You first. :D
     
  10. DevilsOwn

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    servers are full, can't even check it out
     
  11. Aran

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    Well, it IS in Beta.
     
  12. Lord of Ultima?

    Anyone else seen this yet? Someone posted it this morning to the Pac forums...

    heres the official link..beta is open..but it says the world is full..let me know if anyone has any luck signing in (you can use your current EAgames.com account)

    https://www.lordofultima.com/en#
     
  13. Aran

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    Garriott doesn't give a hoot.
     
  14. DoranM

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    Re: New Ultima Online Strategy Game

    theres already been 40threads.. old news. and imo the game looks like crap and will fail hard.
     
  16. Aran

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    Re: New Ultima Online Strategy Game

    It'll fail as hard as Travian, Evony, Ikariam, various Facebook games....
     
  17. kelmo

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    Re: New Ultima Online Strategy Game

    I guess we will see. The beta servers seem full from what I am reading. I will wait to hear from some that have actually played...
     
  18. KalVasTENKI

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    Re: New Ultima Online Strategy Game

    Yup, I registered an account. Servers are full though.
     
  19. Re: New Ultima Online Strategy Game

    same here... figured it was worth looking into atleast, though I dont know how much I would actually play
     
  20. DoranM

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    Re: New Ultima Online Strategy Game

    Travian and Evony have hardly failed....they have millions of players.
     
  21. kelmo

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    Re: New Ultima Online Strategy Game

    Naysayers and trolls never need to rely on facts...
     
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    Re: New Ultima Online Strategy Game

    Who knows, it might just make it. Maybe someday it will be as big as Farmville!
     
  23. Aran

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    Re: New Ultima Online Strategy Game

    I.. ..

    ..

    Yeah, you know what, nevermind.
     
  24. Jhym

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    wow I'm so completely uninterested that it's spooky.

    I've got an Ultima, I'm fine with it, no need for any others.
     
  25. Beer_Cayse

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    Re: New Ultima Online Strategy Game

    ummm, didn't you read THIS one? Also, and online Ultima game, maybe ... but Ultima Online? Never.

    Second thread, same topic. IBTL/M(erge)

    Proud owner of all Ultima games, Akalabeth and a few goodies (Dragon Pack from EA). Plus UO of course.
     
  26. kelmo

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    Re: New Ultima Online Strategy Game

    That may be true. Others will try this game. Perhaps folks that played the old single player Ultima games. Maybe folks that played UO and do not any longer.

    I am just supposing here. I do not have enough info to truly draw a conclusion.
     
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    Re: New Ultima Online Strategy Game

    Thanks DoranM,
    Just for the record there are more players playing Travian on the .US server then UO has for the entire game. That is 9 servers total.........and then there are 80+ more servers in different parts of the world the .AE servers alone have between 500k-750k users........ thats 22ish servers.......

    Travian is far from a failing game!

    Then wait till the ads roll out for Imperion... Another Travian Games game.......

    How do I know this stuff you ask??

    I just happen to be the .US Admin for Imperion.

    Murdok
    .US Game Admin Imperion
     
  28. Aran

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    Re: New Ultima Online Strategy Game

    Sigh.
     
  29. G.v.P

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    Re: New Ultima Online Strategy Game

    I'm not sure how I feel about that, except, if it is a free to use game for basic purposes, I'm sure a lot of people create an account, realize the microtransaction scam gameplay will cost them loads of money, then quit, but leave their account open since it doesn't cost them anything. Or in the case of social networking, join to help a friend through referral, then never use the game themselves.
     
  30. Aran

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    Re: New Ultima Online Strategy Game

    How is microtransaction-based advance level gaming a "scam"? It's up front from the start.
     
  31. G.v.P

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    Re: New Ultima Online Strategy Game

    Hahahahahaha. And how.

    Well, I tell ya, there are plenty of people who love to go to Vegas and lose all their money, why not play a microtrans game and cut out the gasoline costs? Except, instead of giving the money to Vegas, might as well give the money to China. Sure, if that's what you're into. Everyone has their own interests.
     
  32. Aran

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    Re: New Ultima Online Strategy Game

    We weren't talking about Evony.
     
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    And NetDragon is also working on another Ultima MMO... wonder why the push lately to bring the IP back?

    Garriott certainly seems to care. He still talks about Ultima occasionally and I'd be willing to bet you money that he would take it back if he could.
     
  34. BeefSupreme

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    He's said many times he's like to do more Ultima games, online or singleplayer was not specified.

    He has plenty of money, My guess is he'll wait until EA is so strapped for cash that they'll sell the franchise for 10% on the dollar. I don't think that day is far away considering how 'well' EA is doing.
     
  35. MalagAste

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    I have said this exact thing many a time.... I'm convinced that EA is trying to drive UO into the ground and "force" the player base to quit by making horrendously stupid maneuvers and adding hideous content... horrid graphics and "new" clients that are just plain useless. They continually FAIL to do right by the players time and time again.... and I believe it's done on purpose.

    Lets do away with the QA department all together why don't we! We don't need them... we're awesome.... we can program anything no bugs at all.... lets put that publish straight out... no need to test that....

    Oppps..... ooppps.... omg..... Ooops..... oh well..... lets recollor this item call it this and put it out.... that'll keep everyone happy... and make them forget our promise, screw-up.... lack of communication.... whatever....


    You know after they fired a whole bunch and did away with our FoF and told us they were using this new thing here... at first it seemed ok.... but here we are weeks later and you know.... at least with stupid answers to dumb questions..... at least before we WERE getting 5 stupid answers a week rather than less than 5 answers in over a MONTH.

    And I'm fed up with all the pom pom wavers and their BS excuses for EA/DEV's..... no excuses... I'm a person of action... and actions speak volumes to me... I see little action of late.
     
  36. Divster

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    Re: New Ultima Online Strategy Game

    last time i went to vegas i won $2000
    last time i played uo i had great fun
    last time i went to the pub i felt i got shafted...
    go figure :p
     
  37. Merion

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    Re: New Ultima Online Strategy Game

    Well, they should at least mention UO somewhere on that site. It might even bring a handful of actual new players to UO. I know that I will be posting about UO in their forum once it's open ;)
     
  38. G.v.P

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    Haha nice :)

    Well if this new Ultima game is rooted in the States somehow, I might give it a look, I just don't trust all these web apps and stuff because they all take your information (cookies; should they be used via MySpace and Facebook) for marketing and their viral campaigns. Makes me want to watch "Mad Men!"
     
  39. Aran

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    Re: New Ultima Online Strategy Game

    I played Travian with a huge group for about a year and a half casually, we were one of the biggest multi-alliance alliances on our server, and maybe two of us ever paid for anything, and were mostly laughed at when they did.
     
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    Please insert 1.00 to continue...
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    sorry...times up
     
  41. Ahuaeyjnkxs

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    [YOUTUBE]<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/2w9X3eWKFNo&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/2w9X3eWKFNo&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>[/YOUTUBE]

    :wall:
     
  42. Arch Magus

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    Evony is fun. And I have never spent a dime on it. :p
     
  43. Aran

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    You liar, you're being SCAMMED 24/7 don't you know.
     
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    Scammed? Me? :X
     
  45. Aran

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    Bamboozled!
     
  46. Fink

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    If this thing brings in more actual UO players by raising Ultima franchise awareness, then well and good. But if it just sucks in more browser-potatoes and does nothing for the legacy, then I'd rather they used another name.
     
  47. Aran

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    It won't; it will.
     
  48. Ahuaeyjnkxs

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    If Lord Brittish makes a game called "the Ultimate apology" I'll buy it... no matter if its called Ultima or not...

    But I do deserve an apology for ruining my childhood. If I was insulted at 14 y.o. then I'm sure he figured by now why noone brought much into his Tabula Rasa...

    Astraunauts... common... :bored:
     
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    Would be nice to at least see some screenshots of this thing in action so we at least know exactly what it is we're comdemning.

    At most I see maybe getting some nice remixes or revamps of old Ultima music out of this, and even that would be a big stretch. At least they're not just pasting an inappropriate remix of Stones (which we eventually got in UO for no good reason) into a generic (and bad) dungeon crawler RPG for DS again..
     
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    Re: New Ultima Online Strategy Game

    You went to the wrong kind of pub then.