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NEWS [UO.Com] 18 Years and Counting

Discussion in 'UHall' started by UO News, Sep 24, 2015.

  1. UO News

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    From all of us here at Broadsword we want to thank everyone for 18 wonderful years of dedication to the game that has become such a huge part of all of our lives! The team is busy putting the finishing touches on the Time of Legends and we are pleased to announce that the next release on TC1 will be tomorrow, September 25, 2015. We are planning for an Origin/Izumo release on September 29, 2015 and if all goes well a world wide release on October 8, 2015. Remember there is still time to take advantage of our special anniversary gift! All accounts active […]

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  2. Thrakkar

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    Well, thanks for the game as well, OSI, Mythic and of course Broadsword :)
    18 years for a game, especially for a MMO is impressive.
     
  3. kelmo

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    Old enough to vote.
     
  4. Poo

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    i dont often play games.... but when i do i like my games to be old enough to drink (in Canada).
     
  5. Lady Storm

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    But we still cant drink... i guess its still cool-aid till we hit 21......
     
  6. Poo

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    if you had asked me back in sept/oct 1997 if i would be playing the same game in 18 years i probably would have laughed at the thought of it.
    now fast forward 18 years and here we are still.
     
  7. Merlin

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    Happy Birthday, Ultima Online!

    :shots: :banana: :dunce:
     
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  8. Lord Nabin

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    *stands in Salute! and raises a glass of Good Old Moonglow Red*

    Well Done 18 years
     
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    I saw UO buying a pack of smokes earlier. Happy 18th UO.
     
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    I remember when UO was excited about it's learners permit... then it became old enough to be licensed to drive... now look at it! Old enough to Vote... and enlist for the service.
     
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    Happy 18th Birthday UO!

    Thank you to both the developers and players for keeping this wonderful game around for so many years! :)
     
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  13. Angel of Sonoma

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    thanks for 18 years of UO and taking the time to give us anniversary gifts in the midst of preparing for the expansion. here's to all of the memorable gameplay ... the EM events, the invasions, the quests, the "i'm so mad i'm going to quit" times, and more.
     
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    Is UO old enough now to say "Get off'n my lawn!!!"
     
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  15. StealYourFace

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    It's old enough to say Get your dragon off my lawn!!!!
     
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    Happy 18 years, UO!

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    UO, you're 18 now. Don't you think it's time you get a job?
     
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    Happy Birthday UO, thanks for being a part of my life for 18 years, look forward to many more years with you.:heart:
     
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    Happy 18th.
    In our time together you have cost me 2 relationships (they just didn't understand you don't simply stop in the middle of a champ hunt because they want "attention")
    also 1 job (AoS release, I played for 6 days straight without sleep)
    I keep coming back for more though. :D
     
  20. Lord Obsidian

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    Happy Birthday UO! As you are 18 now, don't you think its time to move out of mother EA's home and become independent? :)
     
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    To the continuing longevity of Ultima Online and best birthday wishes to all its inhabitants and caretakers.
     
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    Long live the King of Online games
     
  23. MedeaDF

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    Happy Birthday, UO! Let's get a drink and head out for even more adventures!

    :shots::sword:
     
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  24. Capt. Lucky

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    Blah blah blah where's the gifts? ;)
     
  25. BeaIank

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    Hooray! You can legally drink now, UO!
    I have a special bottle of 180 proof Hapsburg absinthe separated here for the occasion!
     
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    Thanks to all the players that have stuck around for all these years. I started in 2000 and seen so many changes both good and bad but mostly good. I look forward to this game never dying and hope there is opportunity for the devs to push the limits of this wonderful game.
     
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    Woot! Woot!

    Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
     
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    @Mesanna
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    Yes, it's a wonderfull thing to see Ultima Online celebrating its 18th Birthday !

    Please, remember of the Veterans who made that possible by maintaining their accounts as active month after month, year after year, for 18 straight years.......

    This Year, please, the Veteran Rewards do NOT stop them for accounts of "15 years of active age and older" but, actually, award at least 1 Veteran Reward for Accounts which actually were kept as active for 18, long, continuous Years. Maintaining an account as active for 18 Years, is NOT the same as doing it for 15 Years. Stopping Rewards accounts active age at 15 Years is, as I see it, very unfair to those Veterans who were most loyal to the game for not just 15 years, but for 16 or for 17 or for a whopping continuous 18 Years !!

    Thanks !
     
  29. popps

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    Actually, before that UO should get to College and get prepared to face its adulthood in the best way possible !

    Now, I wonder what classes could UO pick for credits at College.....
     
  30. Piotr

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    *clears throat*

    "Happy Birthday to you,
    Happy Birthday to you,
    Happy Birthday, dear UO
    Happy Birthday to you!"

    :beer:
     
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  31. Gem

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    Thanks for 18 wonderful years :)
     
  32. SlobberKnocker

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    and go die for your country.

    cheers.

    To the game that brought hours of joy, and in some cases hours of raging to many
     
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  33. FrejaSP

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    Cheers
    To the game that made me meet people from all over the world. It's very amazing and gave me lots of new friends and gave me insight into the other culture's life.
     
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    I remember the 10 year producers letter saying they are looking forward to the next 10 years and thinking "doubt it".... wasnt I wrong..
     
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    Young whippersnappers like WoW will be paying for UO's Social Security:)
     
  36. WarderDragon

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    Hot damn. We're 18?

    Long live UO!
     
  37. koris

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    What's the oldest active account today?
    I've seen 218.
     

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    i hope Broadsword sends out some press releases to let the world know UO is still alive and kicking.
     
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  39. Gem

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    Started playing in Beta :)

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  40. Hardy

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    A junior in comparison @Gem
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    http://oi59.***********/28uojh5.jpg

    Oldest account I have left but I was there 18 years ago with my cruddy computer, AOL (I remember running a hack to keep me logged into AOL longer than 5 mins Grrrrr). UO continues to be the most fleshed out, well thought out game on the market. Thousands of games have been put into production in the last 18 years. Of those, not one has encompassed the whole of UO: Community, working for a goal, home ownership, property, events, mounts, magic, taming, dungeons, pack animals, shard transfers, gardening, making booze, boats, fishing, deco, rares, etc etc etc.....

    So Cheers to UO, its staff and the community that make this game great and keep all of us addicts satisfied.
     
  42. FrejaSP

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    216 month, is my oldest account, my son's friend started it for him, on his dads credit card. He came home with it and made me play to get access to my computer and the internet. UO was the reason I got my Visa cart, as my Danish creditcart did not work for the game. He moved on to other games, I stayed all this years.
     
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    Long live UO and all the players. Very thankful to everyone that has kept it going while I come in and out.
     
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    Got UO for my birthday about 2 weeks after it went live. Longest used (and most expensive) present ever.
     

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    LOL-true that for sure!
     
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    18th Anniversary Gifts
    • This feature does not require the Time of Legends entitlement.
    • All characters that are at least 30 days old that log in between September 1, 2015 at 12am ET and November 18th, 2015 at 11:59pm ET will receive an 18th Anniversary Gift Bag that contains the following,
    Has this started yet? I have logged into a couple characters and I haven't seen any gift bags yet.
    I have a crap load of accounts and characters to log into. Oh and sorry about my text/font/bold stuff.



     
  48. MalagAste

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    So far this is only on Origin and Izumo.... soon it will come to the other shards as the publish is released world wide.
     
  49. Kirthag

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    @SugarMMM not yet apparently (when the publish hits all shards... expect that on the 8th)

    And yes.... happy birthday UO. Now get a job... oh wait. :p

    KIDDING!!!!

    Thank you Broadsword for keeping us all together through thick and thin.
    And I especially want to thank you for saving me at the lowest point of my life. Ayuh, without my sister convincing me that a PeeCee is not just for accounting (in 1997 I was a serious Mac-geek) I have no idea where my world would be today.

    And its not just about the "game" - UO has become the place to escape, vent, fantasize and live in a cerebral sense. If not for UO - and the people I've met in these 18 years - there is no way of knowing what the player behind this persona would be.

    *raises mug*

    Go maire tú an céad!
    That be Irish for "May you live to be 100!"