Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Event Moderators Strike Back!

Latest announcement is that EM program is making a return. I am very excited about this.

Is it just me or last few months have seen a slew of very exciting changes regarding UO?

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Myth: Carebears ruined Ultima Online

It is a notion fairly common amongst the PvP community; one dark day filled with ill-omens all the care-bears banded together and used their heart power to create the lands known as Trammel. That day marks the beginning of the decline of Ultima Online for many players - and I am inclined to agree with that to some degree.

However, after reading some of the whines on Uhall regarding the faction changes from some of the "PvPers", I am more inclined to think that PvP in Ultima Online, and thereby the fate of Felucca, has become what it has because of them, rather than the care bears.

One of the funniest (worst) ideas I have read so far goes along the lines of making faction players not able to attack non-faction players. Huh? Really? So some of these so-called Feluccans want to destroy the most fundamental part of Felucca -can attack anyone you want anywhere- and create a mini-Trammel for themselves IN FELUCCA! Am I missing something here?

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Pub 56 - Three Thumbs up!!

I was shockingly pleased to see the depth of the content in pub 56. Obviously, I don't know how well it will work in the end but right now it seems very promising. We literally have a brand new system that can rival champion spawns being implemented into the game. We have had some forgettable expansions (SE) with less quality content than this patch.

I think that one of the keys to the success of this system is how well they control the value of SILVER. If it retains a decent value then people will keep participating in the invasions on Trammel facet too. They can expand on it and have invasion monsters drop more resources that can be used to craft more faction related consumables to keep the circle going.

Here's hoping to a successful pub 56! Cheers!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Nails/Of The Rings collection duped?

I had refrained from speculating on this till now but it seems increasingly likely that the entire collection formerly owned by Nails Warstein has been duped. Lot of unique items belonging to that collection (new owner: Of The Rings @ Great Lakes) are surfacing in multiple copies. If true, then it is a huge blow considering this collection is the largest of its type in Ultima Online.