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!" 21 years ago Ultima Online changed the video game landscape forever. Sosaria spawned a virtual world where people could adventure together and forge friendships that would last a lifetime. Today we celebrate that legacy by wishing UO a very happy birthday and thanking all those Britannians who have left their mark on our humble virtual world. Long live UO! What are your favorite memories of Ultima Online! Let us know! Thanks as always for the tip, BlueTurtle13! … [Read more...] about Ultima Online Celebrates Its 21st Birthday & Can Now Legally Buy a Beer!
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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. Thre are also no fewer than 10 special promotions. There will be the “Continuous Loop of Idols” dungeon that lets players test their skills against famous YouTubers. As an additional service, the Blacksmith now offers the reworking of epic items, giving them a whole new look. Hidden deep inside the mine, a very special item awaits adventurers: when found, the Holy Grail will display items still to be discovered for the Album of Meticulousness. … [Read more...] about Shakes & Fidget Celebrates 10th Anniversary
Ultima Online is officially old enough to drink. It’s older than I was when I first started playing it all those years ago! 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. 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 … [Read more...] about Wanna feel old? Ultima Online launched 21 years ago today
Play Secret World LegendsSecret World Legends turns one next week (but the Secret World IP turns six soon after). And what would a birthday party be without piñatas? Luckily we don’t need to find out. Massively OP’s MJ is jumping into the celebration and seeking some pinatas to smash. Tune in live at 9:00 p.m. to get in on the festivities. What: Secret World LegendsWho: MJ GuthrieWhen: 9:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, June 21st, 2018 Enjoy the show! Having trouble with our live feed or chat? Visit the OPTV channel on Twitch in your browser or on your mobile device. Missed a part of the show? Don’t worry; we’ll post the complete stream here when it’s over, and you can always check out past streams and playlists posted in our videos collection! SHARE THIS ARTICLE … [Read more...] about The Stream Team: First anniversary shenanigans in Secret World Legends
Ever pause during your day and find yourself wondering, “Whatever happened to that game?” With hundreds upon hundreds of online titles these days, it’s surprisingly easy for MMOs to fall through the cracks and become buried as more aggressive or active games take the spotlight. Well, every so often we here at Massively Overpowered find ourselves curious what has transpired with certain MMOs that we haven’t heard from in quite a while. Have we missed the action and notices? Has the game gone into stealth maintenance mode? What’s the deal? What has it been up to lately? That’s when we put on our detective hats and go sleuthing! In this week’s edition, we’ll be catching up with three MMOs from the 1990s to see what they’re up to in 2018: Tibia, The Realm Online, and Meridian 59! Tibia Now in its 21st year of live operation, this silent (but deadly!) MMORPG is still making headlines. Back in 2016, the game finally … [Read more...] about Whatever happened to Tibia, The Realm Online, and Meridian 59?