If you were around in the early days of MMOs, you probably played Ultima Online. How well we remember the "scary music" when a PK would range near as we were innocently chopping wood to try to craft some type of weapon. Ah, the good old days! The Broadsword team took time out to thank players for their participation and "to those who have left their mark on [the] humble virtual world!" … [Read more...] about Ultima Online Celebrates Its 21st Birthday & Can Now Legally Buy a Beer!
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“Telescopes can be used to view constellations and other celestial objects. Constellations can be charted using the Cartography Mapmaker’s Pen to create a star chart. Constellations can be named via the star chart. A star chart can be turned into Willebrord the Astronomer at the Moonglow Telescope Astronomer’s Tent. Players that are the first to discover a constellation will have their discovery logged in the constellation ledger and be given a special title and recipe. All constellations are shard unique. Visit the Astronomer’s tent at the Moonglow Telescope to learn more about the origins of Britannian Astronomy and how to use the telescope.” … [Read more...] about Ultima Online’s 21st anniversary patch introduces astronomy to Britannia
However, for its one-year anniversary on July 21st, the game will be hosting an event partially based on its new DLC: Squids vs. Octopi. Much like the small change to ink color, t-shirts, and other tweaks Nintendo’s done for other Splatfest, this one also comes with a twist: While DLC players have access to the octolings (octo-kids) once they complete the rather challenging new storyline (or allow one of the characters to “hack” any level you’re stuck on), the new Splatfest will let any player who chooses Team Octopus play as an octoling for the duration of the event. As you might have guessed, Team Squid is stuck as the default but more varied inklings. While the choice may be tough, we’ve included a Very Serious discussion between the differences between squid and octopus advantages, care of Zoo Tier. … [Read more...] about It’s the battle of the cephalopods in Splatoon 2 as it pits squids against octopi for its birthday bash
Rise of Azshara, the latest content update for World of Warcraft: Battle for Azaroth arrives on June 25th! In anticipation of this, Blizzard has posted a handy survival guide to prepare players for what they’ll encounter in the new content. The main focus of the update is opening Nazjatar to face off against the forces of Queen Azshara and eventually take on the queen herself. There’s also a new War-Mode only quest that refreshes every three hours that involves capturing and holding strategic points. Winning each round will earn you battle commendations that can be traded for unique gear including the Inkscale Deepseeker seahorse mount! There are also special tokens players can earn while killing enemies in Nazjatar that will earn special gear that grants bonuses to your character while in Nazjatar and the upcoming Azshara’s eternal palace raid! This Benthic armor can be further upgraded using Prismatic Manapearls which are also found while adventuring in the zone. … [Read more...] about Weekly Recap #366 June 21st
Yep, the game that coined the term MMORPG turns 21 years old today. To celebrate, Broadsword released Publish 101, which as we’ve already covered delivered new detective quests, crafting, player-designed castles, and Halloween bits. It also unleashed 21st anniversary reward gifts for all characters who log into the game until November 18th. Those gifts include astronomy tools that allow players to view the night sky, create star charts, and discover constellations for unique character titles. … [Read more...] about Wanna feel old? Ultima Online launched 21 years ago today