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!
Celebrate 21st birthday
Shakes & Fidget is proud to announce it is celebrating its 10th birthday this week! Since 2009, RPG fans have been roaming this crazy fantasy world, clearing out dungeons, forming guilds, and even building their own fortress. Playa Games are celebrating with many special activities, and the Remastered version will be available to all players on all platforms this week. This Remastered edition has high-resolution graphics, a modern interface, and new hand-drawn graphics, not to mention a switch from Flash to WebGL and Unity. … [Read more...] about Shakes & Fidget Celebrates 10th Anniversary
Two years back, I did an in-depth video on the game, which stands up pretty well, so well that I haven’t seen much need to go back and redo it. The big thing that’s changed in the last two years is that Ultima Online went free-to-play, sort of, this past spring. I don’t personally recommend playing seriously as a free-to-play account as it’s quite punishing without consistent bank access or housing, but at least it’s an option if you want to saunter around for old times’ sake without dropping a $13 sub – the going month-to-month rate even now. … [Read more...] about Wanna feel old? Ultima Online launched 21 years ago today
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Last year, some of these fans opened up an expansion of their own called Biskalane that added a new zone to the game — which hadn’t been done since 1997, beleive it or not. The remaining community has split between those who want to stay in the classic world as envisioned by its original developers and those who want the title to advance with the help of its players. … [Read more...] about Whatever happened to Tibia, The Realm Online, and Meridian 59?