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Posted: 3/18/2013 12:03:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/18/2013 12:35:37 PM EDT by skytrooper01]
All you old school gamers are gonna love this long awaited comeback ...shroud is in alpha but a lot of people have been waiting a long time





Shroud of the Avatar



EDIT More video
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 12:10:37 PM EDT
Will I get a chance to off Lord British in game?
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 12:13:16 PM EDT
Hopefully
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 12:15:22 PM EDT
Ultima IV was probably the greated CRPG of all time, but some of his later stuff was kinda sketchy.

We'll see.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 12:16:21 PM EDT
I was wondering what happened to the Ultima series after Ultima Online...
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 12:20:10 PM EDT
Once upon a time, long, long ago. I used to play darts with a bunch of Richards pre game friends (I am not sure, but think he was part of the dart group. They had been players/builders of spook house. Lot's of fun stories, but the ones of the freak who tried to finish the game by breaking into Richards house in Austin was one of the best (there were a couple of stories about that guy).

I can safely say that I was surprised when I realized the majority of the dart group were chl holders, and I would not be surprised if some of them (including Richard) were members here.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 12:21:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/18/2013 12:22:14 PM EDT by skytrooper01]
Originally Posted By DarkNite:
I was wondering what happened to the Ultima series after Ultima Online...


The merge of EA and Origins is what happend, huge law suite and the rights of ultima to garriet were halved. EA isn't doing anything with the rights now other than letting them collect dust, it's time for EA to give the rights back
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 12:22:12 PM EDT
I'm an Ultima fan, and I'm tempted to contribute but haven't done so yet.

Ultima 8 and 9 were rather disappointing...
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 12:23:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/18/2013 12:25:04 PM EDT by MMcCall]
I'd just like to throw a "Fuck EA" in here, for good measure. Turning gold into crap since forever.

ETA:
GUILT PLEDGE ============================= Thank Lord British and prove your virtue with a $10 donation. If you ever pirated an Ultima game or used an exploit to grief other players in Ultima Online, here’s your chance to repent! For your $10 donation you will receive a clear conscience and Lord British's undying gratitude.


Pure win.. I did both. Ten bucks it is, and well played, sir.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 12:24:07 PM EDT
Nice!
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 12:24:33 PM EDT
IV and V were good, it went to hell after that though. Hope this one is good.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 12:25:05 PM EDT
Funny I just finished the Black Gate... first Ultima experience. Gonna try to play through IV and V (Good Old Games) also. Gotta say I was more into Wizardry and it's ilk back in the day.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 12:25:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/18/2013 12:27:17 PM EDT by akodo]
My 'old school' is going to be satisfied with Wasteland II

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FTLv50c8Qg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=li2WDu3pkuU
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 12:27:04 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Archtaan:
IV and V were good, it went to hell after that though. Hope this one is good.


You didn't like VII? I thought it was fantastic, both parts.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 12:27:10 PM EDT
Was a big fan of Ultima 7... Even with its 2d graphics and dated gaming it pulls you in... Been a long time we have seen games with so much detail
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 12:34:33 PM EDT
VII was the last decent Ultima experience. Elderscrolls seemed to fill the genre pretty well. I would love to see a decent Ultima story come back. $0.02
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 12:36:25 PM EDT
I like how environment manipulation is important again
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 12:39:50 PM EDT
I'm still on UO, although not logged in as often as years ago. I look forward to seeing a new Ultima.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 12:42:23 PM EDT
I am dating myself but I remember playing Ultima 1 on an old Apple 2e back in 1989

The graphics were awesome
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 12:44:15 PM EDT
I remember playing Autoduel on the C64 for hours and hours. Lord British.

Good times
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 12:44:16 PM EDT
I spent entirely too much time playing Ultima Online back in the day.



Link Posted: 3/18/2013 12:44:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/18/2013 12:47:10 PM EDT by GDP]
God I hope the PvP is the same...

I may or may not have recently played a MUD.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 12:47:49 PM EDT
Stygian Abyss was epic. In the day.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 12:48:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/18/2013 12:49:29 PM EDT by skytrooper01]
Originally Posted By triage1998:
I am dating myself but I remember playing Ultima 1 on an old Apple 2e back in 1989

The graphics were awesome


Daaaaaaaaam , you old bastard . Ultima always had the best game covers . I remember when they put out U8 on Chrismas and it had a huge firey pentagram on the front. A bunch of people got butthurt

Link Posted: 3/18/2013 1:07:25 PM EDT
I rather enjoyed Ultima 8:Pagan way back when
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 1:16:42 PM EDT
I can remember in Ultima III or IV, entering attack mode in Lord British's castle and then running like hell to the ship and doing naval bombardment on him for hours trying to kill him - and of course the infamous Ultima Online assassination of Lord British.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 1:25:55 PM EDT
Should have known the fan incident would eventually be public knowledge, here is a quote from Richard's wiki.

Burglar attack

In 1997 the house was broken into by a deranged fan. Garriott held him off with an Uzi, firing a warning shot while waiting for police to arrive.


version I heard he was on the phone with the police, and they told him to fire the warning shot. They probable crapped their pants when they heard the burst over 911.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 1:37:57 PM EDT
Originally Posted By mousehunter:
Should have known the fan incident would eventually be public knowledge, here is a quote from Richard's wiki.

Burglar attack

In 1997 the house was broken into by a deranged fan. Garriott held him off with an Uzi, firing a warning shot while waiting for police to arrive.


version I heard he was on the phone with the police, and they told him to fire the warning shot. They probable crapped their pants when they heard the burst over 911.


Was he wearing a crown and purple crush velvet cape when he did it?
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 1:38:19 PM EDT
I ganked a guide in EQ that forgot to go invincible and got a suspension. Not nearly as epic as killing British, but got me a bit of press at the time in the EQ world.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 3:06:20 PM EDT
bump for evening gamers
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 3:16:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/18/2013 3:16:22 PM EDT by Fat_McNasty]
meh.. its just rehashed Diablo 3..





and if EA is any where near it.. im not touching it..
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 3:24:04 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Fat_McNasty:
meh.. its just rehashed Diablo 3..





and if EA is any where near it.. im not touching it..


100% Garriots own stuff. EA has nothin to do with it this time. Thats why it may be good.. They are rebooting (through Bioware) Quest FOR the Avatar..its a mobile based game, tablet, droid...its a POS. This game should be awesome
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 3:41:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/18/2013 3:42:55 PM EDT by GDP]
http://www.forbes.com/sites/danielnyegriffiths/2013/03/18/john-riccitiello-steps-down-as-ea-ceo/


Richard Garriott is a billionaire, he doesn't need AE to fund an endeavor. He's been to space for god's sake, just for the hell of it.

His house.



Link Posted: 3/18/2013 3:51:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/18/2013 4:03:06 PM EDT by mousehunter]
If I had to bet, that is the old house not the new house. I knew a few people who worked on the new house (the house on lake Travis). Even the electricians had to sign full non-disclosure statements. About the only hints we heard (and these were from the outside) was that it was intended to have a bat cave exit to the lake - so who knows, it might actually have an escape submarine.

fwiw, Greg built a "submersible" for Richard for one of the charity parties. He had a Titanic party (the party was on the boat), and during the party they sunk it.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 4:01:50 PM EDT
Ultima Online was like crack. Even when I went away, I always came back. I loved that game. I would love a revamped UO to play.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 4:04:53 PM EDT
Originally Posted By GDP:



Richard Garriott is a billionaire, he doesn't need AE to fund an endeavor.



Then why isn't he risking his own money on this endeavor instead of asking would-be players to fund it for him?

Just another Kickstarter scam. Fuck that shit.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 4:07:00 PM EDT
Great. Now I'm going to have to restart my satanic cult. I ain't got time for that.

Link Posted: 3/18/2013 4:07:30 PM EDT
From what i understand its because the game is being founded 100% of players imputs and wants. Its not like Bioware or EA churning out a Mega game..This ones alot more INDIE
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 4:09:02 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Osirus23:
Originally Posted By GDP:



Richard Garriott is a billionaire, he doesn't need AE to fund an endeavor.



Then why isn't he risking his own money on this endeavor instead of asking would-be players to fund it for him?

Just another Kickstarter scam. Fuck that shit.


I missed that. Either way I'd much prefer something as far from WoW as possible.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 4:10:56 PM EDT
Originally Posted By GDP:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/danielnyegriffiths/2013/03/18/john-riccitiello-steps-down-as-ea-ceo/


Richard Garriott is a billionaire, he doesn't need AE to fund an endeavor. He's been to space for god's sake, just for the hell of it.

His house.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mM109_EbMcs




That house is F^&king sick
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 4:13:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Osirus23:
Originally Posted By GDP:



Richard Garriott is a billionaire, he doesn't need AE to fund an endeavor.



Then why isn't he risking his own money on this endeavor instead of asking would-be players to fund it for him?

Just another Kickstarter scam. Fuck that shit.

because tabula rasa was such a cluster fuck.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 4:17:53 PM EDT
Originally Posted By akodo:
My 'old school' is going to be satisfied with Wasteland II

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FTLv50c8Qg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=li2WDu3pkuU


My enemies exploded like a blood sausage in Wasteland I.

Link Posted: 3/18/2013 4:18:42 PM EDT
Can't watch video right now.

Tell me this will be online. I need it online!
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 4:20:30 PM EDT
Originally Posted By BUCC_Guy:
Can't watch video right now.

Tell me this will be online. I need it online!


Yep, has a really interesting online system..

Yea TR was a huge cluster fuck..The game was re-fashioned 4 times before released.. The kickstart is the only way Garriot and a few guys can do it hands off from a big company.. Everyone laughed at him when he was putting games in ziplock bags and selling them, i think he may get the last laugh again
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 4:22:57 PM EDT
Originally Posted By triage1998:
I am dating myself but I remember playing Ultima 1 on an old Apple 2e back in 1989

The graphics were awesome


I dug my IIc out of my parents storage a couple of years ago and pulled the old floppies out and played 1 through IV on it. Floppy hell!
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 4:30:13 PM EDT
A whole lot of nerd in those videos
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 4:30:13 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Osirus23:
Originally Posted By GDP:



Richard Garriott is a billionaire, he doesn't need AE to fund an endeavor.



Then why isn't he risking his own money on this endeavor instead of asking would-be players to fund it for him?

Just another Kickstarter scam. Fuck that shit.


How many Kickstarter projects have been scams, exactly?

The goal is *always* to play with the house's money.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 4:43:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Osirus23:
Originally Posted By GDP:



Richard Garriott is a billionaire, he doesn't need AE to fund an endeavor.



Then why isn't he risking his own money on this endeavor instead of asking would-be players to fund it for him?

Just another Kickstarter scam. Fuck that shit.

Somewhere on the kickstarter page or in one of the videos it says that he's already invested millions.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 4:48:50 PM EDT
I thought his was gonna be an Ultima GTR thread....







Link Posted: 3/18/2013 4:55:20 PM EDT


^ Think he would Comply with a gun ban or would it be British vs Obama?
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 4:57:04 PM EDT
Loved Ultima Online until they came up with the whole Trammel / Felucca crap.
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