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General: Lord British Presents Opens

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,643MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

A new site has cropped up with a mysterious countdown that will culminate on Friday, March 8th at 11:00 a.m. EST/8:00 a.m. PST. Let the speculation begin! Check out Lord British Presents.

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  • ignore_meignore_me Apple Valley, CAPosts: 1,987Member
    What? I thought Liberace had died!

    Survivor of the great MMORPG Famine of 2011

  • ZekiahZekiah Aurora, COPosts: 2,499Member

    Isn't there some new browser-based game in the works or something?

    Just hype I'm thinking. His glory days have long since passed.

    "Censorship is never over for those who have experienced it. It is a brand on the imagination that affects the individual who has suffered it, forever." - Noam Chomsky

  • JupstoJupsto englandPosts: 2,087Member

    ultima online 2

    /joke

    betting something entirely uninspired and lame.

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  • DihoruDihoru ConstantaPosts: 2,731Member
    Possibly something Ultima Online-inspired.

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  • AeonbladesAeonblades Home, GAPosts: 2,083Member
    I didn't know this guy was still around. Hopefully it's something worthwhile.

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  • huntersamhuntersam OckleyPosts: 152Member
    could of got the rights back of ultima online etc. would not mind at all if they came out with as ultimas online updated pre trammel

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  • PyrateLVPyrateLV Las Vegas, NVPosts: 1,096Member Common
    Garriot is like the Snooki of the MMO world

    Tried: EQ2 - AC - EU - HZ - TR - MxO - TTO - WURM - SL - VG:SoH - PotBS - PS - AoC - WAR - DDO - SWTOR
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  • DihoruDihoru ConstantaPosts: 2,731Member
    Originally posted by PyrateLV
    Garriot is like the Snooki of the MMO world

    Neah, more like

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  • ZekiahZekiah Aurora, COPosts: 2,499Member

    "Back from a stint in outer space--literally--famed video game designer Richard Garriott has returned to his roots with a new social gaming start-up, Portalarium.

    Known as "Lord British" and considered one of the industry's legends for his pioneering work on Ultima and Ultima Online, as well as his leading roles on Lineage, City of Heroes, and Tabula Rasa, Garriott most recently grabbed headlines by paying eight figures for a trip aboard a Russian rocket to the International Space Station."

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    That's my guess.

    "Censorship is never over for those who have experienced it. It is a brand on the imagination that affects the individual who has suffered it, forever." - Noam Chomsky

  • OgreRaperOgreRaper Detroit, MIPosts: 376Member
    Unless it's UO 2, I really don't care.
  • AmjocoAmjoco Layton, UTPosts: 4,782Member Uncommon

    Might be for the Ultima Forever release coming soon. http://ultimaforever.com/

    Edit: I wonder when developers will start realising Android is quickly taking over the market and start developing for it first?! :)

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  • maximjaxonmaximjaxon Folsom, CAPosts: 3Member

    It's most likely portalarium, here's the ecard info from the comfirmation email post registration - John Erskine (support@portalarium.com)

     

    Me = Uber Investigator Maximus ;)

  • stragen001stragen001 ReadingPosts: 1,720Member
    Tabula Rasa reborn perhaps? That would be nice.....

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  • GrimulaGrimula north vancouver, BCPosts: 258Member Uncommon

    didnt he say he was making a game that is based on going to garage sales ? something weird like that

    i saw a video about it a while ago

    virtual facebook games like farmville..that a 3 year old can play

    Grab for money im sure

  • ste2000ste2000 londonPosts: 4,706Member Uncommon

    Guys.......You all are  missing somthing really obvious.......

    It doesn't say "Richard Garriot Presents"

    It says "Lord British Presents"

    Lord British is his alterego associated with the Ultima Series and Ultima Online.

    I really don't think he is going to use his popular alterego to promote a crappy Facebook game.

    It could be Ultima Online 2, after all.

    Maybe EA  thinks that's the right time to do it, since sandboxes are starting to become popular.

     

     
     
  • AeolynAeolyn Langley, BCPosts: 216Member Uncommon
    It also says.... "

    Ultimate RPG

    Richard “Lord British” Garriott makes his triumphant return to the role-playing game genre with the Ultimate RPG. Richard is the legendary game designer who wrote the book on successful RPGs with his Ultima series of fantasy games from the early 1980s to the late 1990s and forged the MMO genre through the turn of the century. Now with mobile and social media startup, Portalarium, he plans to bring the Utlimate RPG to today’s new platforms and play styles.

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    While your avatar’s journey in Britannia may have come to an end, Lord British and his team, many of whom have shared in the creation of these games for many many years, have begun work on a new adventure for you. It will be delivered on mobile and social platforms as well as traditional PC platforms. The genesis of the new world will begin small, and grow with player participation and input. We look forward to sharing more details with you as they develop. Come join us in creation of the next Ultimate RPG!"

  • Ramonski7Ramonski7 Aurora, ILPosts: 2,656Member Uncommon

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    "Small minds talk about people, average minds talk about events, great minds talk about ideas."

  • ShortyBibleShortyBible Posts: 397Member Uncommon
    As much as many older players long for the next UO, I won't get excited about this. I did subscribe to see what it is all about though.
  • RednecksithRednecksith Madison heights, MIPosts: 1,238Member

    Mr. Garriott's roots lay in single player CRPGs, and I hope this will be his return to them. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind some online functionality, but I don't have much interest in another full blown MMORPG from him.

    Unless of course it's like Tabula Rasa, in which case a pack of rabid cybernetic zombie wolves with laser eyes couldn't keep me away from the game.

    Edit: And comparing Garriot to some disease ridden whore who drinks more semen in one night than most prostitutes & pornstars do in their entire careers is just distasteful. Seriously, it would be safer to have sex with the rotting corpse of Rock Hudson than with Snooki. BLECH.

    Billy Mays is more accurate, and funny. Plus you know, he's awesome.

  • TadianTadian ColognePosts: 18Member Uncommon

    It's Portalariums Ultimate RPG.

    Logo of the countdown website is the same as for the Ultimate RPG

     

    http://www.lordbritishpresents.com/lb-teaser/data/lb.png

    http://www.portalarium.com/index.php/products/ultimate-rpg

     

    Wild guess: when the countdown reaches zero the Kickstarter campaign starts ;)

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  • xxtriadxxxxtriadxx TherePosts: 134Member Uncommon

    He has a collectables "game" called Ultimate Collector.

     

    More importantly though he has a MMO in the works or did tentatively called New Brittania..essentially a new Ultima Online.

     

    Since he is using the tag Lord British and not simply Richard Garriot it more then likely has to do with gaming in some way. So cross finger I guess.. maybe Ultima Online will finally be "reborn" for real.

  • RasereiRaserei webster, MAPosts: 1,011Member
    Lord British presents, "I used to be cool Online!". Where you too can come back into the scene years later and be reknown!
  • azzamasinazzamasin Butler, OHPosts: 3,058Member Uncommon
    Thought I read awhile back his next game was going to be a flash based facebook game?  Guess I could be wrong.

    Sandbox means open world, non-linear gaming PERIOD!

    Subscription Gaming, especially MMO gaming is a Cash grab bigger then the most P2W cash shop!

    Bring Back Exploration and lengthy progression times. RPG's have always been about the Journey not the destination!!!

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  • PyrateLVPyrateLV Las Vegas, NVPosts: 1,096Member Common
    Originally posted by Rednecksith

    Edit: And comparing Garriot to some disease ridden whore who drinks more semen in one night than most prostitutes & pornstars do in their entire careers is just distasteful. Seriously, it would be safer to have sex with the rotting corpse of Rock Hudson than with Snooki. BLECH.

    What I meant by the Snooki comparison was that he is an attention whore with not much substance. He does alot of grandiose and dramatic stuff, but in the end you are just like WTF?

     

    I guess a better comparison would be the Baldwins. He started out as the Alec Baldwin of MMO's, but now more like Stephen Baldwin

    Tried: EQ2 - AC - EU - HZ - TR - MxO - TTO - WURM - SL - VG:SoH - PotBS - PS - AoC - WAR - DDO - SWTOR
    Played: UO - EQ1 - AO - DAoC - NC - CoH/CoV - SWG - WoW - EVE - AA - LotRO - DFO - STO - FE - MO - RIFT
    Playing: Skyrim
    Following: The Repopulation
    I want a Virtual World, not just a Game.
    ITS TOO HARD! - Matt Firor (ZeniMax)

  • ArglebargleArglebargle Austin, TXPosts: 1,418Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Raserei
    Lord British presents, "I used to be cool Online!". Where you too can come back into the scene years later and be reknown!

    It worked for Chris Roberts, and he's way more of a yahoo than Garriot.

    If you are holding out for the perfect game, the only game you play will be the waiting one.

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