Thursday, February 14, 2008

A Short Return to Ultima Online

Well, I was bored one day and I felt like playing a fantasy MMO. I am ashamed to say this, but I even wanted to give World of Warcraft a shot! I had a dream that I was an undead warlock and that I had joined a role-playing guild.

Well, thankfully, my friends intervened and stopped me from playing WoW. (They said, "No! Don't tarnish your record! I tend to agree, WoW would be a stain on my MMO career.)

Ah well, don't take what I say too seriously, WoW is just easy to hate if you come from my perspective of hardcore MMOness.

Well, UO is about as far from WoW as EvE is! UO is actually very much a sandbox like EvE. You make youw own adventures, and explore the world outside of the rail-road theme-park experience. In UO anyone can kill anywhere. You are never safe! And your always stronger in groups. In UO when you die, everything that was on your character is now on your corpse!

Here you can see me about to loot a monsters corpse, little did I know, that they have changed the rules in this server to prevent ninja-looting and so when I took some bone armor from this dead skeleton I turned into a criminal!
So of course, I died.
Oh well, thats about it for my brief venture back into UO! It's a tough game, and I really just don't have the guts for it anymore. But, UO will always have a place in my heart as my first MMO and one of the most unique and best MMOs ever made. There still has never been a true UO-like MMO (With the possible exception of the Asheron's Call Darktide server).


Aleena said...

lol I know how you feel...I'm trying to quit L2 atm and am trying's SO BAD compared to L2...there's some things that Blizzard does better than NCSoft like the auction system, the open-ended interface (i.e. addon system for community modifications), but overall it just kinda lacks the punch that L2 had =/

Anonymous said...

Well, WarhammerOnline looks pretty sweet to me, but I think it's a little heavy on the PvP side. Also, Age of Conan looks good as well, but i'm not sure if my computer could run it.