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He's playing it very shady with this. He says it's going to be story focused, blah blah blah, but then later said that it never even occured to him that people would want to play it offline.
Basically he's trying to get all fans of his - either the Ultima fans or the Ultima Online fans, by promising everyone everything.
This is going to be such a train wreck. He should have picked one or the other, but you can't have both in a game. The original Ultimas were about the exact opposite of Ultima Online.
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The VOD is coming soon, and yes it's both offline (solo if you want) or online MMO (or even online solo if you desire). Think sort of like Torchlight 2, how you can login and play online, with others (many others, not just a few like TL2 or D2) or alone. But if you want, you can play entirely offline, like old Ultimas, but you can't then take that character online (for fear of cheating). You can take your online character, and play him offline when you want, but the game "validates" your data when you go back online later on.
It's very interesting, and really sounds like the best of both worlds.
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Originally posted by Vorthanion I thought this was being designed as a single player / LAN type game? Why do you guys keep following it as if it were an MMO?
Its Master Garriott man.
I would follow him even if he was making köttbullars.