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Lord British Presents...

PsychoPigeonPsychoPigeon UnkownPosts: 565Member Uncommon

My bet is Ultima Online 2...

http://www.lordbritishpresents.com/

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  • jusomdudejusomdude Somewhere, KSPosts: 2,401Member
    I don't think he even has the rights for Ultima anymore.
  • AethaerynAethaeryn Kitchener, ONPosts: 1,974Member Uncommon

    already a thread on this. 

    Richard Gariot can not do UO2. . he only owns Lord British. . sold the rights to the rest to EA

     

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

    He views games going like this

    Era 1 - single player

    Era 2 - MMO

    The Third Grand Era of Games – Social & Mobile gaming

    I expect nothing other than RPGville although I hope it is more. 

    Wa min God! Se æx on min heafod is!

  • KabaalKabaal Edinburgh, ScotlandPosts: 3,012Member Uncommon
    Coming to a Facebook near you.
  • CalmOceansCalmOceans BergenPosts: 2,273Member
    Tabula Rasa means he will never get funding again.
  • CleffyCleffy San Diego, CAPosts: 4,624Member Uncommon
    Give Richard Garriot $70 million to make an mmo.  He will spend $30 million to go to outer space.
  • RobokappRobokapp Dublin, OHPosts: 5,205Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Aethaeryn

    already a thread on this. 

    Richard Gariot can not do UO2. . he only owns Lord British. . sold the rights to the rest to EA

     

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

    He views games going like this

    Era 1 - single player

    Era 2 - MMO

    The Third Grand Era of Games – Social & Mobile gaming

    I expect nothing other than RPGville although I hope it is more. 

    he's not wrong...the fact that those games are crap doesnt mean they HAVE TO be crap. :)

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  • EzhaeEzhae LondonPosts: 737Member
    Originally posted by Robokapp
    Originally posted by Aethaeryn

    already a thread on this. 

    Richard Gariot can not do UO2. . he only owns Lord British. . sold the rights to the rest to EA

     

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

    He views games going like this

    Era 1 - single player

    Era 2 - MMO

    The Third Grand Era of Games – Social & Mobile gaming

    I expect nothing other than RPGville although I hope it is more. 

    he's not wrong...the fact that those games are crap doesnt mean they HAVE TO be crap. :)

    To a point. Depends what you are looking for. Sure you can make fun RPG for Android/iOS but int he end, there is only so much you can do with it. It's nowhere near what you can do with PC MMO, let alone singleplayer game, and while it's always nice ot have options, I'd rather see something that will last for longer than 2-3 hours. 

  • RobokappRobokapp Dublin, OHPosts: 5,205Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Ezhae
    Originally posted by Robokapp
    Originally posted by Aethaeryn

    already a thread on this. 

    Richard Gariot can not do UO2. . he only owns Lord British. . sold the rights to the rest to EA

     

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

    He views games going like this

    Era 1 - single player

    Era 2 - MMO

    The Third Grand Era of Games – Social & Mobile gaming

    I expect nothing other than RPGville although I hope it is more. 

    he's not wrong...the fact that those games are crap doesnt mean they HAVE TO be crap. :)

    To a point. Depends what you are looking for. Sure you can make fun RPG for Android/iOS but int he end, there is only so much you can do with it. It's nowhere near what you can do with PC MMO, let alone singleplayer game, and while it's always nice ot have options, I'd rather see something that will last for longer than 2-3 hours. 

    Again...true but eventually handheld stuff might be allowed to support much more.

     

    I don't think we're in era 3. but i do think era 2 is ending...just look around. it's MMO apocalypse with all the f2p mutants, the 10 players: 2 devs and 8 bots someone forgot to turn off Zombies and the other radioactive waste EA is spewing out...

     

    his eras might be correct, he might just think we're further along than we really are. 2020 we'll probably be in era 3. 

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  • AxehiltAxehilt San Francisco, CAPosts: 8,744Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Robokapp

    he's not wrong...the fact that those games are crap doesnt mean they HAVE TO be crap. :)

    Exactly. 

    Although with mobile/social having been huge for quite a while, he's pretty behind the curve compared with how he basically led the charge on the MMO front.

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  • It would seem odd if he uses his Lord British name and it's not Ultima-related. But then again maybe he did the same with Tabula Rasa? I didn't follow its development much, but tried it for a brief time and disliked it.

    The Ultima VIIs are still the best games he's been behind IMO. A seamless, highly interactive world with lots of interesting places to visit and explore, well-developed NPCs and bustling towns that made it feel like a virtual world was living inside your computer.

    I hope someone will recreate this game one day, although with a combat system (and graphics) more up to date.

  • I have the site as my startup page right now. I just hope it's not going to be some crap Facebook game.
  • ScotScot UKPosts: 5,762Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Aethaeryn

    already a thread on this. 

    Richard Gariot can not do UO2. . he only owns Lord British. . sold the rights to the rest to EA

     

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

    He views games going like this

    Era 1 - single player

    Era 2 - MMO

    The Third Grand Era of Games – Social & Mobile gaming

    I expect nothing other than RPGville although I hope it is more. 

    He predicted that did he? I have been saying it for years on here. Did he also mention that Social and Mobile gaming are creating a drive to games which will be even less like a solid all round MMO? Just as consoles helped dumb down MMO gaming, mobiles and social netwrking will too.

  • atuerstaratuerstar melbournePosts: 234Member
    Originally posted by Cleffy
    Give Richard Garriot $70 million to make an mmo.  He will spend $30 million to go to outer space.

    Yep. Whatever he is trying to push now expect it to end with a terrible game and him visiting the ISS.

  • FromHellFromHell NY, NYPosts: 1,311Member
    My bet is on the start of a Kickstarter Campaign !

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  • tom_goretom_gore TamperePosts: 1,796Member Uncommon

    To be fair, a game like classic UO could easily be run as a facebook game. I would play it for sure and even pay for it.

     

  • tom_goretom_gore TamperePosts: 1,796Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Ezhae
    Originally posted by Robokapp
    Originally posted by Aethaeryn

    already a thread on this. 

    Richard Gariot can not do UO2. . he only owns Lord British. . sold the rights to the rest to EA

     

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

    He views games going like this

    Era 1 - single player

    Era 2 - MMO

    The Third Grand Era of Games – Social & Mobile gaming

    I expect nothing other than RPGville although I hope it is more. 

    he's not wrong...the fact that those games are crap doesnt mean they HAVE TO be crap. :)

    To a point. Depends what you are looking for. Sure you can make fun RPG for Android/iOS but int he end, there is only so much you can do with it. It's nowhere near what you can do with PC MMO, let alone singleplayer game, and while it's always nice ot have options, I'd rather see something that will last for longer than 2-3 hours. 

    There is nothing that would prevent a game like UO to be created for mobile devices. The game was originally designed for '97 PCs running at 640x480 SVGA resolution. Modern tablets have many times the processing power, memory capacity and screen resolution compared to the PCs of '97.

    The reason we don't see AAA MMOs on tablets yet is because someone has yet to prove that a big budget game for a tablet can be successful.

     

  • tixylixtixylix gfff, TNPosts: 1,208Member Uncommon
    I'm not interested in his lackluster ego based games.
  • RednecksithRednecksith Madison heights, MIPosts: 1,238Member
    Originally posted by tixylix
    I'm not interested in his lackluster ego based games.

    Ultima IV - VII + Underworld + UO were hardly what I'd call lackluster or ego-based.

  • JupstoJupsto englandPosts: 2,087Member

    its not like he single handedly created all those games.

    I don't buy into this view most people have that people in charge of development  are responsible for everything good about a game.

    its analogous to the oscars only having one catagory.

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  • WarmakerWarmaker San Diego, CAPosts: 2,231Member
    Originally posted by Rednecksith
    Originally posted by tixylix
    I'm not interested in his lackluster ego based games.

    Ultima IV - VII + Underworld + UO were hardly what I'd call lackluster or ego-based.

    To be fair, how long ago were those titles you mentioned done?  And what has he done for RPGs and/or MMORPGs since then?

    What R.Garriott did in his career is outstanding and can never be taken away from him.  But again, what has he done for RPGs / MMORPGs since UO?  UO is a 90's child.  Bill Clinton was still President of the USA!

    "I have only two out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and a constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." (First Lieutenant Clifton B. Cates, US Marine Corps, Soissons, 19 July 1918)

  • IcewhiteIcewhite Elmhurst, ILPosts: 6,403Member
    Originally posted by Warmaker
    Originally posted by Rednecksith
    Originally posted by tixylix
    I'm not interested in his lackluster ego based games.

    Ultima IV - VII + Underworld + UO were hardly what I'd call lackluster or ego-based.

    To be fair, how long ago were those titles you mentioned done?  And what has he done for RPGs and/or MMORPGs since then?

    What R.Garriott did in his career is outstanding and can never be taken away from him.  But again, what has he done for RPGs / MMORPGs since UO?  UO is a 90's child.  Bill Clinton was still President of the USA!

    And he did not have sex with that woman.

    (You can't win with Garriot. He's Deity Incarnate, or he's a Has-Been. But either way, the argument usually churns on for days.)

    Self-pity imprisons us in the walls of our own self-absorption. The whole world shrinks down to the size of our problem, and the more we dwell on it, the smaller we are and the larger the problem seems to grow.

  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,214Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by CalmOceans
    Tabula Rasa means he will never get funding again.

    Well if Mark Jacobs can pull it off, which remains to be seen, then I'm sure Garriott can do it too.

  • Squeak69Squeak69 Colorado Springs, COPosts: 956Member
    Originally posted by Icewhite
    Originally posted by Warmaker
    Originally posted by Rednecksith
    Originally posted by tixylix
    I'm not interested in his lackluster ego based games.

    Ultima IV - VII + Underworld + UO were hardly what I'd call lackluster or ego-based.

    To be fair, how long ago were those titles you mentioned done?  And what has he done for RPGs and/or MMORPGs since then?

    What R.Garriott did in his career is outstanding and can never be taken away from him.  But again, what has he done for RPGs / MMORPGs since UO?  UO is a 90's child.  Bill Clinton was still President of the USA!

    And he did not have sex with that woman.

    (You can't win with Garriot. He's Deity Incarnate, or he's a Has-Been. But either way, the argument usually churns on for days.)

    who cares if he did, have yall looked at the presidential history, most of our better presidents tended to sleep around alot, heck bill was the last one time we had a stable econmy

    ops did i bring politics into this thread :p

     

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  • SengiSengi HamburgPosts: 350Member

    Im pretty sure that this is just the release of Ultima Forever. http://ultimaforever.com/ EA said spring 2013. Or am I wrong?

    I like how the game captures some of the original Ultima art style, but I can’t say if it is any good gameplay wise. I believe that Richard Garriott has lost all interest in video games, and this is just a marketing thing.

  • Richard Garriott isn't involved whatsoever with Ultima Forever, apart from the game being inspired by Ultima IV, which he did make. He doesn't have the rights to the "Ultima" name anymore, either. He does have the rights to "Lord British" though, which is why Ultima Forever has a Lady British instead.
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