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« on: September 16, 2005, 09:21:33 PM »

I see where a new box set is coming out next week that will have every expansion and some freebie items for $20.
Now my question is for someone who's never played UO.  I dont care that the graphics are seriously dated.  What i want to know is how would this be for a complete newbie and no in-game contacts.  I like to solo alot in mmorpgs, is this a viable option in UO?  How about the learning curve, tough or average for someone whos played plenty of mmorpgs?  How's the timesink?  Is it casual player friendly or do you have to devote tons of time an evening to get anywhere?
Any suggestions on someone slightly interested?
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« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2005, 10:17:27 PM »

I went through a similar urge to play UO, being a huge fan of Ultima.  I went to Ultima Stratics and checked out all the guides and professions, got myself really psyched up and bought the game.  This was over this past summer, using the Samurai version.

Man was I disappointed.  It looked like it could be good, looked like it had lots of the trademark Ultima detail, but all I saw was house after house and store after store of cheesy player properties.  Each one selling crap and using blinking lights, etc. around the houses.  It was like a cheesy version of Atlantic City, which if you think is bad as it is - imagine it worse.  Running around outside was interesting but clunky.  Cities looked interesting, but I could not really find much to do.  There are no quests like WoW, but there is plenty to do if you want to work.  For a fee, I don't want to work online.  For example, I don't want to spend hours online swatting a workout dummy to improve my freakin sword skills.  I don't want to spend hours chopping trees to make my own arrows, etc.  In theory it sounds interesting, deep, and fun, but in practice: boredom city.

And I wanted to like it.  I even considered buying gold at an online site just to be able to buy good armor and weapons so I could just travel and visit the cities.  My goal was to cross Britannia, viewing the online version of my favorite game.  But it wasn't worth it.  Maybe WoW spoiled it by being very user friendly, streamlined, and easy.  It could be that Ultima Online is your cup of tea.  For me, it wasn't, which is too bad because I wanted to like it.
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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2005, 01:18:07 AM »

Play on one of the free shards.  It's dubiously legal, but far preferable than actually paying to play this outdated crap.
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« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2005, 08:26:41 PM »

UO is the last gasp of a dead line of MMOG development. The style is completely different from games like Everquest and WoW, though OSI has tried to move in that direction over the years. I loved the old version of UO but that is long gone. What's left is just a shell. Still, some people must still enjoy it because its subscription rate is still over 100,000 even after all this time. EA has twice cancelled sequels that were already in development, so they could continue milking this golden cow.
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« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2005, 04:24:03 AM »

biggrin wow interesting way of putting it.
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« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2011, 03:30:36 PM »

arise....

Ultima Online in 2011: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44LssDnHsFY

I don't see 'put a bullet in it' mentioned as an option.
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« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2011, 03:51:36 PM »

Good Lord!! Massive thread Necro!

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« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2011, 08:19:32 PM »

Wait, people still play this game?  icon_twisted
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« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2011, 08:27:43 PM »

Quote from: Destructor on March 09, 2011, 08:19:32 PM

Wait, people still play this game?  icon_twisted
I blame UO for tearing apart my wonderful Diablo guild (everyone rushed over to UO, they couldn't wait to pay monthly fees...), and also for making me suffer through 2 years of dial-up UO generally just getting slaughtered whenever I stepped out of a village/town, or spending an hour beating a straw dummy to get better with a sword. I don't share the nostalgia for it that some do. Remembering it just makes me mad.  icon_evil icon_razz

Though I would've been perfectly happy -- esp. from an FPS motion sickness standpoint -- in an alternate gaming world where isometric games took over the industry and never gave it back.  icon_cool
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