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Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar: Bioware-Mythic Announces New F2P Ultima Title

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  • RazeeksterRazeekster Solon, MEPosts: 2,201Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Kothoses

    Signed up for beta, I think I will break with the tradition of many posters here and judge a game by actually......

     

    Playing it..

     

     

    I know, I know, I am going all radical and rebel here but I think it might work, hear me out.

     

    See I could just jump on the Hate X mainstream publisher or Y revival or Z business model bandwagon (while of course reserving special love for who ever the darling flower child of the internet at the time is).  But instead, what I want to do is actually see if a product provides me with entertainment, if it does... I will provide its makers with cash, if it doesnt, I will look for some one else to give my money to.

     

    What a novel idea.

     

    Now back to the anti mainstream agenda.. ahh yes to the TESO forums to bash another game I have yet to see any gameplay footage of and have not yet played!!!!

    It is quite alright because I bet you that 99% of the people bashing this game when they have seen zero game footage of it or even a screenshot of it for that matter have already signed up for CB and are secretly going inside "I WANT TO TRY IT, I WANT TO TRY IT!"

    Smile

  • aspekxaspekx Brandon, FLPosts: 2,167Member
    Originally posted by Razeekster
    Originally posted by Kothoses

    Signed up for beta, I think I will break with the tradition of many posters here and judge a game by actually......

     

    Playing it..

     

     

    I know, I know, I am going all radical and rebel here but I think it might work, hear me out.

     

    See I could just jump on the Hate X mainstream publisher or Y revival or Z business model bandwagon (while of course reserving special love for who ever the darling flower child of the internet at the time is).  But instead, what I want to do is actually see if a product provides me with entertainment, if it does... I will provide its makers with cash, if it doesnt, I will look for some one else to give my money to.

     

    What a novel idea.

     

    Now back to the anti mainstream agenda.. ahh yes to the TESO forums to bash another game I have yet to see any gameplay footage of and have not yet played!!!!

    It is quite alright because I bet you that 99% of the people bashing this game when they have seen zero game footage of it or even a screenshot of it for that matter have already signed up for CB and are secretly going inside "I WANT TO TRY IT, I WANT TO TRY IT!"

    what is the obsession with 'footage' about? quit fetishizing imagery and take a look at the mechanics. what folks are upset about is most certainly not the screenshot view. its the mechanics of both of the aforementioned games.

    "There are at least two kinds of games.
    One could be called finite, the other infinite.
    A finite game is played for the purpose of winning,
    an infinite game for the purpose of continuing play."
    Finite and Infinite Games, James Carse

  • aspekxaspekx Brandon, FLPosts: 2,167Member
    Originally posted by Keldien

    I wonder when they'll start releasing monthly podcasts filled with blatant lies about features and content that will never be in the game.

     

    They would need Paul Barnett to do that, though.

    ^fixed.

    "There are at least two kinds of games.
    One could be called finite, the other infinite.
    A finite game is played for the purpose of winning,
    an infinite game for the purpose of continuing play."
    Finite and Infinite Games, James Carse

  • aspekxaspekx Brandon, FLPosts: 2,167Member
    Originally posted by Icewhite

    Recalls all of those mmorpg.com UO nostalgia articles in the recent past.

    Eyes shift...growing look of cynical suspicion...naw, no way.

    the Truth is Out There ...

    "There are at least two kinds of games.
    One could be called finite, the other infinite.
    A finite game is played for the purpose of winning,
    an infinite game for the purpose of continuing play."
    Finite and Infinite Games, James Carse

  • KothosesKothoses GalwayPosts: 760Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by chelan
    Originally posted by Razeekster
    Originally posted by Kothoses

    Signed up for beta, I think I will break with the tradition of many posters here and judge a game by actually......

     

    Playing it..

     

     

    I know, I know, I am going all radical and rebel here but I think it might work, hear me out.

     

    See I could just jump on the Hate X mainstream publisher or Y revival or Z business model bandwagon (while of course reserving special love for who ever the darling flower child of the internet at the time is).  But instead, what I want to do is actually see if a product provides me with entertainment, if it does... I will provide its makers with cash, if it doesnt, I will look for some one else to give my money to.

     

    What a novel idea.

     

    Now back to the anti mainstream agenda.. ahh yes to the TESO forums to bash another game I have yet to see any gameplay footage of and have not yet played!!!!

    It is quite alright because I bet you that 99% of the people bashing this game when they have seen zero game footage of it or even a screenshot of it for that matter have already signed up for CB and are secretly going inside "I WANT TO TRY IT, I WANT TO TRY IT!"

    what is the obsession with 'footage' about? quit fetishizing imagery and take a look at the mechanics. what folks are upset about is most certainly not the screenshot view. its the mechanics of both of the aforementioned games.

     

    The mechanics which have barely been discussed for one and have not been mentioned beyond a genre for the other.....?  This is what you are getting at yes?

    Promoting thought a new Gaming video blog http://www.youtube.com/user/quinnthalas discussing games, gamers and the internet with gameplay footage as background.

  • AethaerynAethaeryn Kitchener, ONPosts: 1,971Member Uncommon

    Now I can play UO and run out of stamina. . and wait for a counter or pay. . and I can look at WoWish art where the guys forarm is a larger than his head!  So awesome. . Ultima IV is my favourite game ever (played on the C64) and I think this will put the final nail in Bioware's coffin (in my head).  

    The first part was sarcastic.

     

    I truly hope I am wrong about where this one is headed.

    Wa min God! Se æx on min heafod is!

  • sumo0sumo0 odensePosts: 115Member

    never buying a EA product again!

    and this will probably just bring shame to the good ultima name...

  • YuuiYuui KaunasPosts: 723Member

    *Sees word: Ultima*

    YAAAAAAAAAAAY!

    *sees word: Bioware*

    NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE. 

     

    # A GRIM, ODD, ARCANE SKY
    # ANY GOD, I MARK SACRED
    # A MASKED CRY ADORING
    # A DREAMY, SICK DRAGON

  • ronpackronpack North Charleston, SCPosts: 138Member

    Just give me UO F2P with old school 2D graphics damnit!

  • RazeeksterRazeekster Solon, MEPosts: 2,201Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by chelan
    Originally posted by Razeekster
    Originally posted by Kothoses

    Signed up for beta, I think I will break with the tradition of many posters here and judge a game by actually......

     

    Playing it..

     

     

    I know, I know, I am going all radical and rebel here but I think it might work, hear me out.

     

    See I could just jump on the Hate X mainstream publisher or Y revival or Z business model bandwagon (while of course reserving special love for who ever the darling flower child of the internet at the time is).  But instead, what I want to do is actually see if a product provides me with entertainment, if it does... I will provide its makers with cash, if it doesnt, I will look for some one else to give my money to.

     

    What a novel idea.

     

    Now back to the anti mainstream agenda.. ahh yes to the TESO forums to bash another game I have yet to see any gameplay footage of and have not yet played!!!!

    It is quite alright because I bet you that 99% of the people bashing this game when they have seen zero game footage of it or even a screenshot of it for that matter have already signed up for CB and are secretly going inside "I WANT TO TRY IT, I WANT TO TRY IT!"

    what is the obsession with 'footage' about? quit fetishizing imagery and take a look at the mechanics. what folks are upset about is most certainly not the screenshot view. its the mechanics of both of the aforementioned games.

    I'm not going to judge a game that hasn't even been released yet... besides Game of Thrones, which is going to be a crappy browser made by the crappiest browser game makers ever.

    Smile

  • sumo0sumo0 odensePosts: 115Member

    I'm not going to judge a game that hasn't even been released yet... besides Game of Thrones, which is going to be a crappy browser made by the crappiest browser game makers ever.

    But i am!. EA is nothing but greed and crap. This game will be no different than any other game that they poop out to make a quick buck.

    don't pay for it! don't sign up for beta! don't even waste your spit or piss on EA products, THEY ARE NOT WORTH IT!.

  • gilgamesh42gilgamesh42 tampa, FLPosts: 300Member
    Originally posted by Khrymson

    New article / interview with Paul Barnett posted on Kotaku

     

    It will of course have microtransactions and according to Barnett we're going to fork over cash to EA just because:

     

    "The entire game can be completed for free, although it would take you a long time. You can play it and play it and play it and play it, and enjoy it and enjoy it and enjoy it and enjoy it, and ultimately what will happen is you'll love it so much you'll go, 'you know what? I'm going to give you guys some cash.'"


    i think im gonna love it lol

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  • StellosStellos Sterling, VAPosts: 1,491Member
    I love UO universe, but this is going to suck more than likely. I can't say im too excited about EA these days.
  • WraithoneWraithone Salt Lake City, UTPosts: 3,592Member Uncommon

    <Face Palm>

     

    It was bound to happen... Lets see if they screw it up as badly as they did Star Wars The Old Republic. 

  • artfulpainartfulpain Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 7Member

    Richard Garriot just rolled his eyes.

  • CdnbonesCdnbones Hamilton, ONPosts: 15Member

    Dear Bioware/Mythic/EA

    FFS invest in DAoC beyond the crap patches that are just messing with the ini files that tells what styles do what damage

  • onemegonemeg Knoxville, TNPosts: 23Member Uncommon

    "action RPG" ugh...while I am interested, it sounds to me like the way to ruin another great RPG line.

  • AlberelAlberel LondonPosts: 1,121Member

    'Action RPG'? Well there goes that one...Ultima in nothing but name... What is it with devs lately and trying to sell bland/unoriginal games on a popular IP alone?

    If they bothered to put some effort in and recreate Ultima Online this would probably be a success, but they won't of course...

  • araczynskiaraczynski carter lake, IAPosts: 25Member

    i'd wager 'lord british' is a tm of garriot, and he wanted some pretty penny to be able to use the term in any game, so he could fund his next space flight whatever. 

  • dreamsofwardreamsofwar bangorPosts: 468Member

    Only two classes? Seems awfully linear. I'm getting horrific flashbacks of Dragon Age II.

  • wgc01wgc01 Las Vegas, NVPosts: 209Member

    I have to chuckle at all the hater posts, you know someday you guys are going to hate your selves out of games LOL do some of you even like games ? I have never seen a game talked about on these forums that were not full of haters..

    Oh well this is not on my list to play either, does not matter to me who would have made it.

    If you don't like something real simple don't play it,  No one will miss you...LOL

     

  • chriswsmchriswsm Weston-super-MarePosts: 389Member

    Yeah the typical tide of negativity is why I stopped posting on this site.  I had checked these forums for years and all of a sudden the moan moan moan got to me and I went elsewhere.

     

    Sadly wherever you go the gaming community is a moaning bunch of pure negativity... not just here.

    I used to visit this site a lot however in recent years it has become the home of negative forum posts, illogical opinions and tantrums so I visit less often.

    Played or Beta'd: UO / DAOC / Horizons / EQ2 / DDO / EVE / Archlord / PirateKingsOnline / Tabula Rasa / LOTRO / AOC / Champions / Darkfall / Mortal Online / DCUO / Rift / STO / SWTOR / TSW

  • Creslin321Creslin321 Baltimore, MDPosts: 5,359Member
    Originally posted by dreamsofwar

    Only two classes? Seems awfully linear. I'm getting horrific flashbacks of Dragon Age II.

     It should really have zero classes and use a skill system since it's Ultima.

    I can't remember if U4 did this, but I'm pretty sure the later Ultimas were classless.

    Are you team Azeroth, team Tyria, or team Jacob?

  • VannorVannor YorkshirePosts: 2,969Member Uncommon

    The character models don't match the Ultima lineage. So that's a bad start.. but I'm a little interested to see what they come up with.

  • FeriteKnightFeriteKnight Chilliwack, BCPosts: 5Member
    Originally posted by Benbrada
    Originally posted by Drogimar
    Originally posted by vieplis666

    I not believe this game will be free, another fake free to play like star wars, wow,dungeons  and dragons,conan.. games with locked content, level and characters

    Really ? I mean  what do you expect for free a top end mmo that you have to pay absolutely nothing for ? I don't think many people know what goes into running an mmo the servers alone cost a pretty penny to keep up and running not to mention programing and content updates to keep your current player base interested.


    As a professional developer I agree with Drog 100%!

    Well said!

    As a player, I'd like to point out that it's often more expensive to play a Free2Play game than it is to play a subbed game, and quite often it appears a few players end up paying the bill for many because they're actually interested in accessing the content and not just repetatively running the same quests  over and over for some weird kick.

    Also, F2P may not start out so bad, but as the developers, (like yourself), start getting greedy, they introduce more reasons for people to spend money by decreasing rewards, making difficulty levels higher, restricting drops of specific loot to relatively useless stuff, and more. All that, and sometimes you can have a subscription and still need to spend money on the game above and beyond that.

    It's kind of like those facebook games that you hear about, or maybe even play. Not only are you encouraged to spend your money to increase your odds, but other players suddenly require and expect you to keep up with them while they spend theirs. Keeping up with the Jones while you're keeping up with the Jones in a more literal fashion trying to be useful while tagging along on some quest they're zerging and missing the drops you might have had if there was time to stop.

    I don't think anyone is insinuating that it should really be free, but it might be nice not to have to spend 100 bucks a month on it. /only partially sarcasm.

    F2P has become a collection plate in the mmo world; one that increasingly requires more money.

    $7.99/month or $60 for 10 months would be cool, and you could add a store in with that for people who want cosmetics, casual boosts, or just want to use it for flashy toys, but you better make damn sure you don't limit the progressive content to the store alone.

     

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