Tagged with Ultima Online

Things Fall Apart; The Centre No Longer MMOs

Things Fall Apart; The Centre No Longer MMOs

I previously said that massively multiplayer online games (MMOs) don’t have the future they once did. Time to elaborate on that. Continue reading

Warhammer Online: Time for a Reckoning

Warhammer Online: Time for a Reckoning

Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning is closing down in December of this year. It’s a MMO that never lived up to its potential or its pre-launch hype. Continue reading

Great MMO Collapses of Our Time – Destination Games

You can get excited now, because if you picked this option, you’ve decided to back Destination Games! Destination Games Game That Destroyed Them: Tabula Rasa Studio Launch Date:  April 2000 Studio Closure Date: 28 February 2009 Invested In By: NCsoft Estimated Money Blown: US$106m Cause of Death: Restarting the project, internal culture of fear and secrecy, … Continue reading

The Mythic Store Is Closed; Please Shop Elsewhere

Due to a business decision, the Mythic Store is now closed. For those who never went (and I didn’t), the Mythic Store sold shirts, hats and other apparel labelled with their games – Warhammer Online, Ultima Online and Dark Age of Camelot. It’s just another piece of evidence that Mythic is slowly being wound back … Continue reading

Nostalgia: Good. Criticism of Nostalgia: Bad.

Keen and Graev’s blog has been doing a bit of introspection about MMOs – how they are moving backwards in terms of design and how nostalgia is a great thing. It’s a common cry in discussions about MMOs – today’s titles aren’t as good as the previous ones – but the interesting defence here is … Continue reading