The MMO Report: Ultima Online: Stygian Abyss Special

Posted: September 3, 2009
The MMO Report: Ultima Online: Stygian Abyss Special
Josh and Cal from Mythic Entertainment sit down with us to explain why the Stygian Abyss is the best Ultima Online expansion yet.

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  • Irengard

    hrmm.. too old for me.. I need 3D!

    Posted: July 31, 2010 3:45 PM
  • buggie

    Ive been playing UO for 11 years, and Its still the BEST MMO out there.
    Graphics can never make up for pure player driven gameplay.

    Most of these kids today dont want a challenge..thats what UO still offers
    12 years later. So's let em have there eye candy...I'll still be playing UO for another 12.

    Peace Out.

    Posted: September 4, 2009 6:23 AM
  • Blinn

    What's sad is the amount of kids who disrespect this game just because of the graphics. I think the younger generation of gamers have no comprehension of what makes great content for an MMO because of their lack of exposure and can only base their experience off of games such as WOW and Warhammmer, which then, they think is the best out there. Many of the players who play UO have accounts for multiple reasons, whether it be nostalgia and love of vintage gaming. Or maybe the often complex yet fun game play of UO and the unique customizable housing system. Or the fact that they like a challenge or like to think a little about how their character has to interact and what their role is in society within this online environment. Or last but not least, they might have history, like the above comment mentioned, that no other game has come close to touching. So please please take into consideration that not all the "best" video games out there are all about "real" 3d and sexy normal, specular and occlusion maps or dynamic lighting and global Illumination. It doesn't matter because every studio pumps out the same BS calling it something different to try an compete with the next biggest thing and they all fall short because they lack what keeps players interested. If you want to know what it is.....play UO. They have been doing it for 12 years.

    Posted: September 4, 2009 12:56 AM
  • ultim

    Any person who doesn't like this game is allowed their personal opinion. I played wow and after two and a half years of it I got tired of the constant grind and regrind of the same content. It's just damn boring to do the same thing over and over and only so many level 80's one can stand to play. UO is old school and appeals to classic content seeking people. It has a great deal of devoted players and offers 11 years of content, content which no other online game offers. Go ahead and play the other games but you too will become bored with grinding the same boring content and leave your "beloved" wow and warhammer.

    Posted: September 3, 2009 8:24 PM
  • Helsinki_Slayer

    Jesus Christ, UO always looked like ass. To come out publicly and say that "hey we've been working on this for X days" is a bitchslap in the face of programmers everywhere. Let this damn game die already. Sure it was fun like 10+ years ago but damn in the age of WOW and Warhammer and even games like Mortal Online from indy companies you really have to sit and decide if doing this is only embarrassing yourself.

    Posted: September 3, 2009 8:04 PM
  • AnarchyRising

    No you dont need the original. You can download the SA installer from the UO site as far as i know. Damn i wish they would take the UO back-end and the entire system and get away from the isometric view. If they want to bring it into next gen like the fat man said, thats what they're going to have to do. GFX engine overhaul-- nothing super major just real 3D, not mock isometric 3D. The game mechanics and everything about UO (shy of Trammel) is the best in an mmo; Darkfall and Mortal Online are even ripping off parts of the system because they know its a win. Lets hope one of them do it right. .... Just my opinion.

    Posted: September 3, 2009 5:33 PM
  • deathnotejoe

    wow...this...looks...LAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAME

    Posted: September 3, 2009 5:19 PM
  • Zanpatuko

    Question, do we need the orignal ultima online to play the new one?

    Posted: September 3, 2009 4:46 PM
  • threephasewolf

    it's free, right? they don't want money for that, do they?

    Posted: September 3, 2009 4:35 PM