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Please make an offline new Ultima RPG, we need this!!!!!!!! It would be an oasis in this desert of futility!!!!!!!!!!
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Please make an offline new Ultima RPG, we need this!!!!!!!! It would be an oasis in this desert of futility!!!!!!!!!!

I say spread the word...get as many people as you can to sign up for the email notification in the OP. If he has any investors that what to see some interest in the project before committing...I want them to see some interest. I am certain people would buy an "Ultima X" game if they know about it as well. So it isn't like the system would be cheated.
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...though I really wonder if he even should be legally allowed to use the name Lord British. That name is a very big part of the Ultima lore, but I suppose as long as he doesn't use it in the game he will be fine. If he can get a way with it then perhaps we will see more bits of Ultima lore coming through.

"Lord British" is a sobriquet that he picked up in school from his classmates; as he was born in Cambridge, England to American parents and when they returned to the States, they all thought he had an English accent. Garriott had the name trademarked. EA couldn't do squat about it.

If you have the Ultima Collection CD, there is a video where he tells how he got the name.

You'll notice that after Richard left Origin; with all the subsequent Ultima titles, there is no longer a Lord British.
Edited by LancerVI - 3/5/13 at 9:04am
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"Lord British" is a sobriquet that he picked up in school from his classmates, as he was born in Cambridge, England and when he returned to the States, they all thought he had an English accent. Garriott had the name trademarked. EA couldn't do squat about it.

If you have the Ultima Collection CD, there is a video where he tells how he got the name.

I am pretty sure I don't have that...I have all the games separately though I made a disk with the floppies on it for the first few games smile.gif

Ouch...just looked up the collection disk on Amazon...Brand new prices are $200 to $500...a used on can be had for $35 though.

That's pretty cool that he trademarked the name though.
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 3/5/13 at 9:09am
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I have all the individual games as well except for I, II, and III, which have in the first original Trilogy package, which is still pretty rare. I have Martian Dreams and Savage Empire, both underworlds The original UO. I have VII with all of it's individual addon's and expansion including the Silver Seed!!! and I have the Ultima Collection CD which is now becoming rare.

I told you all. I'm an Ultima nut!!
Edited by LancerVI - 3/8/13 at 8:29am
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Yeah!!!!! band.gif




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Edited by LancerVI - 3/8/13 at 12:02pm
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Gosh...I've spent so much money towards his works already that I feel OK pledging a bit...though these community funding things are hard for me to do...it would be different if it was a pre-order, but I could drop $10,000 on the game today and still have to pay for the game when it comes out.

I will have to think about it.
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Gosh...I've spent so much money towards his works already that I feel OK pledging a bit...though these community funding things are hard for me to do...it would be different if it was a pre-order, but I could drop $10,000 on the game today and still have to pay for the game when it comes out.

I will have to think about it.

I hear you. But I don't pledge on games, let alone pre-order them. I've pledged only once and that was on Star Citizen. I'm about to do it again on this one.
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"Lord British" is a sobriquet that he picked up in school from his classmates; as he was born in Cambridge, England to American parents and when they returned to the States, they all thought he had an English accent. Garriott had the name trademarked. EA couldn't do squat about it.

If you have the Ultima Collection CD, there is a video where he tells how he got the name.

You'll notice that after Richard left Origin; with all the subsequent Ultima titles, there is no longer a Lord British.
That's also why he had cameos in Tabula Rasa.

God I miss that game.
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I hear you. But I don't pledge on games, let alone pre-order them. I've pledged only once and that was on Star Citizen. I'm about to do it again on this one.

Heh...same here. I did the $40 on Star Citizen too, but with that I got a ship out the mix...and free insurance for six months or something too.

This just gets me a Title? Meh...

Normally I am openly hostile about pre-funding or pre-ordering games. I don't think I ever did it often at all, but the last game I pre-ordered was TES:Oblivion. That game burned me bad. I did not like it and ended up being nothing even remotely like I was expecting. Now days I rarely can even bring my self to buy during the first week of release. I need it out for a while and well reviewed first. I've made a few exceptions...I bought Crusader Kings 2 on release day for example...but even then I got to read a couple reviews first. Plus I kind of trusted those developers not to disappoint...and they didn't.thumb.gif

I don't know...I might shoot him some money. I literally made thousands of dollars off of UO back in the day (one of my castles got $1100 on ebay alone)...back when that sort of thing wasn't frowned upon. Heh, but that cash is long since spent. The comment about clearing your conscience kind of got me though.
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