The MMO completed a quarter century of action last Saturday (24)
Although many MMOs have been released since it became possible to bring together multiple players in the same online environment, Few have the same longevity as Ultima Online. Originally released in 1997, the game will give the series Special awards for those who have followed him for the past 25 years.
Currently run by Broadsword, The game will give the Hildebrant Shield as a reward for those who created accounts in the year of its release. The accessory gives you a 30% chance to fire enemies after a successful crash, and a 5% chance when the move fails.
While the Ultima Online item cannot change its appearance with other equipment, the Broadsword guarantees that it can be dyed different colors and repaired at blacksmiths. next to the new shield, The MMO has debuted a series of tweaks to its gameplay systemIncluding new tools for building houses and improving the AI of your monsters.
Ultima Online is one of the oldest MMOs in history
Designer Raf Koster, who is responsible for the initial version of Ultimate Online, announced this in his official blog. The lack of celebration for the game’s 25th anniversary seemed odd. “The fact is that the most targeted audience of gamers was not born when UO was launched. A lot of people who stream games aren’t even born yet.“, he said.
Originally released by Origin (acquired by Electronic Arts in 2004), the game has elements that are still considered unusual in MMOs today. In addition to being able to act as a hero in a massive universe, Players could buy land and build houses, as well as establish businesses and supply items and equipment for other people.
Although the game is still active (and currently free), it has received several updates in recent years — Their last big content pack arrived in 2015. According to Koster, Ultima Online is one of the most influential games in historyBut it happens so widely that it can be incomprehensible to a large part of society.
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Source: PC Gamer