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on: April 29, 2009, 05:26:14 PM

need a Garriott smiley.  Note the MJ appearance here.

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EA Officially Announces Ultima Online: Stygian Abyss Coming Summer 2009

FAIRFAX, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mythic Entertainment, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) studio, today officially announced Ultima Online™: Stygian Abyss™ the upcoming expansion to legendary MMORPG Ultima Online™. Slated for release this summer, Stygian Abyss will be the eighth expansion to one of the longest-running MMORPGs in the genre’s history. The expansion will introduce a flood of new content for the citizens of Britannia to explore and conquer.

Stygian Abyss revolves around the introduction of the playable Gargoyle race. Since taking center stage in the original Ultima series, Gargoyles have been a fascinating part of the Ultima story – now, Ultima Online players can enjoy Gargoyles firsthand, with a variety of unique skills, including Throwing, Imbuing and Mysticism.

“Ultima Online has a unique place in the history of online games – it was the first truly successful MMORPG and it showed that there was a real market for these types of games,” said Mark Jacobs, vice president and general manager of Mythic Entertainment. “UO is still going strong and we can’t wait to throw open the gates to the Stygian Abyss.”

Players will find expansive new areas to explore, including Ter Mur, the Gargoyle homeland, and the Stygian Abyss dungeon itself – the largest dungeon area ever introduced to Ultima Online. The dungeon will contain new boss monsters of unparalleled difficulty including the Medusa, Primeval Lich and the Stygian Dragon, as well as Player vs. Player zones where adventurers will be turned against each other.

Ultima Online: Stygian Abyss expansion requires the original Ultima Online game to play and will be available in the Summer of 2009 via digital distribution only. To find out more information about the Gargoyle race, skills and lands, please visit the Ultima Online: Stygian Abyss website: http://www.uoherald.com/stygianabyss
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Reply #1 on: May 01, 2009, 08:33:37 AM

I might resub after it comes out, depending on what I hear and how amused WoW is keeping me at that point.

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Reply #2 on: May 12, 2009, 06:03:02 AM


EA looking for beta testers for new Ultima Online expansion

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Beta testers will have the chance to step into the claws of the new Gargoyle race and stomp around the new areas before anyone else. This expansion purportedly has 'the largest dungeon area ever introduced to Ultima Online', as well as PvP zones and of course, the new Gargoyle homelands. Those who are interested in joining the beta test have to be current Ultima Online subscribers
Oh..Well!

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Reply #3 on: May 14, 2009, 05:34:02 AM

Paul Barnett 13 May 2009

Paul is going to do some work on UO.
 Popcorn

Also posted this in the Paul thread in the WAR forum.
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Reply #4 on: May 15, 2009, 09:32:06 AM


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Reply #5 on: May 31, 2009, 09:09:49 AM

Hmmm, introducing a "player versus player" zone in UO. How intriguing. If only we had members of this community with an opinion on how "player versus player" should work in UO.

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Reply #6 on: June 01, 2009, 01:48:58 PM

Maybe they could have a second zone that's the same area but pve only, too. Not a mirror, though.

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Reply #7 on: June 02, 2009, 02:11:00 PM

Then when 95% of everyone piles into the PVE area I can spend the next 10 years listening to people try to tell me that it was because they didn't want to carry refresh potions. Har.

But seriously, having played in the fairly recent past, I have to say PVP is absolutely the most broken thing in modern UO. Unless you have literally a hundred million gold for gear and don't mind running third party cheat programs, you don't show up. Even if you don't mind getting kicked around, the insurance gold death penalty and need to replace potions/bandages/reagents are just too annoying for you to ever have one of those nights where you have fun dying ten times.

I'll happily do battlegrounds and world-gank in WoW, but I wouldn't so much as duel someone in UO. I'd love to hear someone associated with the game try to explain why the ruins of PVP are something even worth developing for.

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Reply #8 on: June 02, 2009, 02:13:53 PM

I'd love to hear someone associated with the game try to explain why the ruins of PVP are something even worth developing for.

Cause, dude, war is everywhere.

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Reply #9 on: June 02, 2009, 02:22:03 PM

I'll happily do battlegrounds and world-gank in WoW, but I wouldn't so much as duel someone in UO. I'd love to hear someone associated with the game try to explain why the ruins of PVP are something even worth developing for.

I thought UO was perfect right up to the point where the carebears ruined it for everyone. Or am I thinking of a different game?


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Reply #10 on: August 12, 2009, 12:57:16 PM

Coming September 8

 http://news.ea.com/portal/site/ea/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20090812005343&newsLang=en

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Reply #11 on: August 13, 2009, 02:57:39 PM

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Sadly I think I might be one of them.

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