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Old 03-01-2013, 12:57 PM   #1
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Lord British Presents


In the spirit of pissing on your childhood memories, we present http://www.lordbritishpresents.com/ which consists of a countdown clock and an Spam-mail signup thing.

Nothing Richard Garriott touches could ever be good, lets hope he isn't involved with this.
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:14 PM   #2
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Since he's using the name Lord British, I'm guessing another RPG or fantasy setting of some sort. Tabula Rasa, while not really of interest to me, eventually turned somewhat palatable to the people I remember talking about it with, but I still hope it isn't an online venture unless they're releasing something like Ultima Online 2.
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:22 PM   #3
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hey I like presents. I wonder what hes giving away.

Maybe his used underwear to each signup.
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:34 PM   #4
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Tabula Rasa, while not really of interest to me, eventually turned somewhat palatable to the people I remember talking about it with, but I still hope it isn't an online venture unless they're releasing something like Ultima Online 2.
Tabula Rasa went out of business in like 60 days. 'nuff said.

It is worth mentioning that Gamespy gave the game 4 out of 5. Good riddance to bad rubbish that store-bought corporate sites like Gamespy are going out of business.
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:58 PM   #5
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Tabula Rasa went out of business in like 60 days. 'nuff said.

It is worth mentioning that Gamespy gave the game 4 out of 5. Good riddance to bad rubbish that store-bought corporate sites like Gamespy are going out of business.
Hey now, Gamespy and the "planet" sites were pretty good before IGN took over. At the very least they had awesome parties.
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:06 PM   #6
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Also, I hate admitting this... as most of us designers get older, we don't tend to make things as awesome as when we were younger. Call it an inability to evolve, a failure to read the market, or the loss of understanding to innovate on fun activities for a younger audience. Even I sometimes feel like I'm starting to lose my edge, and it's rare that designers get better after a certain generation - some do, most don't. Garriot is OLD, and while Ultima has its place in history it wasn't great to begin with.
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:07 PM   #7
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Hey now, Gamespy and the "planet" sites were pretty good before IGN took over. At the very least they had awesome parties.
I think my point is still valid, the game was shit and it failed fairly quickly and the big corporate sites keep feeding us 8, 9 and 10 out of 10 reviews for crap that the second consumers get their hands on it we find out it's shit.

ie, Tomb Raider.

I will not miss more spoon-fed reviews purchased with advertising dollars.
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:17 PM   #8
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Nothing Richard Garriott touches could ever be good, lets hope he isn't involved with this.
Ultima Online (prior to some of it's later expansions nerfing the hell out of it's pvp) was pretty damn epic back in the day
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:40 PM   #9
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Man you can say what you want on the failures of Richard Garriott the truth is he's made the best RPG ever with Ultima 7 that is yet to be matched 20 years later in term of simulating a real living world and he simply created the best MMO with Ultima Online, an experience that will never exist again in today market. Now say what you want, this man is in the Hall of Fame as a pionneer what ever has happened next.
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:44 PM   #10
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:48 PM   #11
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Garriot is OLD, and while Ultima has its place in history it wasn't great to begin with.
Too funny!

So the fact that these games were essentially the FIRST open world RPGs, and introduced most of the staples of the genre is completely lost on you?

Even in Japan this guy is considered the originator of computer/video RPGs, so much so that Final Fantasy, Dragon Warrior et al were largely inspired by the success of the early Ultima games in that country.

Dude, from one game designer to another, you seriously need to respect your elders.
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Old 03-01-2013, 03:11 PM   #12
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The level of detail in Ultima 4 was amazing for it's time. If had not been introduced to it I would have never became a PC gamer.
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Man you can say what you want on the failures of Richard Garriott the truth is he's made the best RPG ever with Ultima 7 that is yet to be matched 20 years later in term of simulating a real living world and he simply created the best MMO with Ultima Online, an experience that will never exist again in today market. Now say what you want, this man is in the Hall of Fame as a pionneer what ever has happened next.
Ultima 7, 7.5, and 4 are three of the best classic rpg games i have ever had the pleasure of playing.

The rest are a mix bag but those three are simply amazing for their time.

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Old 03-01-2013, 06:18 PM   #14
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I suspect Lord British plans to send cock-pics to our inner children . . .
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:56 PM   #15
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Man you can say what you want on the failures of Richard Garriott the truth is he's made the best RPG ever with Ultima 7 that is yet to be matched 20 years later in term of simulating a real living world and he simply created the best MMO with Ultima Online, an experience that will never exist again in today market. Now say what you want, this man is in the Hall of Fame as a pionneer what ever has happened next.
I completely agree. UO during launch was fucking insanity! I remember selling scrolls for like 12 hours straight porting from town to town. Finally my buddy was like "will you please go fucking kill something??!?!?!", so I grabbed 15 other newbs I found wandering around the countryside and we eventually had some other newb show us a "dungeon". More like a cave since we walked in and a 30 foot giant spider ate all of us for dinner.
That game, the pvp, its sandbox nature, and all of the unknown elements were EPIC!

Oh and Ultima IV was pretty dope for a 12 year old too.
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Old 03-01-2013, 07:27 PM   #16
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I completely agree. UO during launch was fucking insanity! I remember selling scrolls for like 12 hours straight porting from town to town. Finally my buddy was like "will you please go fucking kill something??!?!?!", so I grabbed 15 other newbs I found wandering around the countryside and we eventually had some other newb show us a "dungeon". More like a cave since we walked in and a 30 foot giant spider ate all of us for dinner.
LOL, I was probably in that party of n00bs getting eaten by giant spiders casting fireball and that bolt spell (cant remember its name now/not lightning)!
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I completely agree. UO during launch was fucking insanity! I remember selling scrolls for like 12 hours straight porting from town to town. Finally my buddy was like "will you please go fucking kill something??!?!?!", so I grabbed 15 other newbs I found wandering around the countryside and we eventually had some other newb show us a "dungeon". More like a cave since we walked in and a 30 foot giant spider ate all of us for dinner.
That game, the pvp, its sandbox nature, and all of the unknown elements were EPIC!

Oh and Ultima IV was pretty dope for a 12 year old too.
I remember going to a hedge maze dungeon and getting extorted by the 'Banana Brothers'. They were players dressed all in yellow outfits. They would root you in place and demand money or they would kill you. Fun times.
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UO was fantastic in the beginning and the more they worked on it the worse it got. I'm not sure I see any reason to give Lord British any credit. Like all developers he is only as good as his last game and his last game sucked.
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UO was fantastic in the beginning and the more they worked on it the worse it got. I'm not sure I see any reason to give Lord British any credit.
except for that first part? /logic boggle
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Nothing Richard Garriott touches could ever be good.
You forgot the key word, "anymore" after touches.
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