New UO Expansion

As promised when UXO was cancelled, Electronic Arts has announced plans for Ultima Online: Samurai Empire, yet another expansion for Ultima Online, their MMORPG, due for release this November. Already calling the newly announced project "highly-anticipated [sic]," the expansion features "an exotic Japanese-inspired land, and by featuring two deadly new professions for players to master -- the Samurai and the Ninja." The official product page for the add-on is online (thanks Frans), and here's a bit more from the announcement:
In addition to becoming either a Samurai or Ninja, players will have new house customization themes and decorations to use as they build new homes or modify existing homes. For instance, players can start by constructing a simple dojo and then build it into a massive Japanese-themed castle. The adventurous will be rewarded with a vast array of new Japanese-inspired items such as weapons, armor, clothing and house tiles.
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Re: No subject
Jul 18, 2004, 05:40
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Re: No subject Jul 18, 2004, 05:40
Jul 18, 2004, 05:40
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Why won't this game just fucking die!
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Re: File distribution
Jul 17, 2004, 19:36
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Re: File distribution Jul 17, 2004, 19:36
Jul 17, 2004, 19:36
 
I didn't like it when they added trammel either. UO started out as a game where you had the freedom to do whatever you wanted. And it was fun even with all the bugs. Now everything is insured or blessed, guard zones around every corner, moongates take you anywhere instantly, peacemaking paladins/tamers/mages soloing dragons all day, thieves can't steal anything, neon hair for 500,000, but at least you can't hide in houses now ;P. I liked having house keys. And if you weren't careful with your key a thief or enemy could sneak into your house and make your life unpleasant.

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Re: File distribution
Jul 17, 2004, 14:09
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Re: File distribution Jul 17, 2004, 14:09
Jul 17, 2004, 14:09
 
In UO you actually need skill to fight other players.

Well, the Carebears obviously missed that point. I think the Carebears hate PvP because they think they can just stand their and do nothing but swing thier sword and when the get jacked up by a skilled player they cry foul and unfair. The Carebears need to have totally controlled environments so nobody can take thier swords, bitmap/spite property to a Carebear is precious, they think they will never be able to buy another sword again. I can't count how many weapons or armor pieces I lost to pk's, but who cares, you just run back to the smith and buy more... wow!!! But you know what, I was never bored going out on an adventure in UO (yeah the 'old' UO, pre-carebear take-over), the environemt was hostile and you never knew what ws going to happen, unlike EQ where you can run to the 'edge' of the zone and kill mindless AI for hours on end without much variation in play at all... oh what skill.

So the Carebears come to a game that was made from scratch to be PvP and with constant crying and bitching they turn it into a mindless EQ style 'pull' game, so now 99% of the MMO's are PvE and it's just never enough, fuck Carebears.

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Re: File distribution
Jul 16, 2004, 21:43
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Re: File distribution Jul 16, 2004, 21:43
Jul 16, 2004, 21:43
 
In UO you actually need skill to fight other players.
In other mmorpgs you just click on the enemy once and then press F1. AoS kindof ruined the skill part of the game because you could just go buy an artifact and kick everyones ass, but I hear they are trying to make items less important in pvp.
Daoc, Trials of Atlantis added super items and just like UO it ruined the skill part of pvp. Not that it took alot of skill in the first place. Just find a bigger group and you'll win. And if you realm is under populated....
I hope UO adds some guild emblems for clothes..

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Re: File distribution
Jul 16, 2004, 19:39
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Re: File distribution Jul 16, 2004, 19:39
Jul 16, 2004, 19:39
 
Reply to message 24. Trust me.
yeh.we did.a split.if you.said. The teacher would make you.

Ninja Captain, I'm sorry I kinda ignored you there. It's just there's other stuff going on here I wanted to read. Your stuff is only interesting with the first posts you haven't really thought through. They rock you sorry cunt! Oops, I mean they rock YOUR sorry cunt. I'm not sure what you mean by that but if it makes you "masturbate like a furious leopard" then that's probably good. God Bless and good will....

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Re: say what??
Jul 16, 2004, 19:06
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Re: say what?? Jul 16, 2004, 19:06
Jul 16, 2004, 19:06
 
I call them "Buy a Belt" programs

That is the truth all right. I gave up, originally, about 15 years ago, the guy who was my instructor joined the police. (and again, for the noobs, I'm from Norn Ireland where for a good deal of the time back then the police had to deal with armed terrorists with nothing more than a truncheon. That was back in the days when we regularly had to sweep body parts off the shop front into the "designated area". That's not really as horrible as it sounds. Nobody was forcing us, it just made it easier for the undertakers.) He was absolutely effing amazing. One of the guys who joined when I did had a stutter. He was called Marcus and was about 6 ft 4 but really dorky looking and... really dorky. When he sparred he would beat the crap out of you BUT by accident. Never learned a single fricking technique from him but I learned to stop complaining. So him and Damien, the sensei, (interlude - he got really embarrassed if you addressed him as sensei - and for those who know, that means Sen..Sei... <bow>)(by embarrassed I mean he would shake his head, laugh and ask you to help him demonstrate the next move. Ouch.) so him and Damien are in a chippy after class (a chippy is a fish and chip shop. Seriously they make a living here. Mainly from me, these days.) Now Marcus is standing outside the chippy waiting on his lift, the sensei, coming out when one guy from a group comes over and asks for a chip. At this point I may have lost the American audience but virtually anyone asking for anything from anybody here is going to end up in a fist fight. We're Irish. It's what we do. We had potatoes, then one time they went away, so don't ask for any more fucking potatoes.)
Marcus heffs and ulms about not surrendering any chips (oh, chips = french fries) so the <thug> hits him. It doesn't even register. Marco just looks a bit hang dog, because he's obviously let somebody down. Damo comes out of the shop and sees gangster no_1 throwing the punch. The shit hits the fan and marcus decides to throw the dickhead away from him, to save him from damo. You can imagine the confusion all round. So the punch-thrower is sitting on his ass, after bouncing off a wall. Meanwhile his friends have seen him misshandled and are charging in. Marcus tries to intercept Damien before he kills the guy who threw the first punch. Marcus' face is burning but he just wants a quiet life, even so Damo runs right over him and lands on the group of guys. About 10 seconds later they're all out cold. The police where called and he just flashed an envelope saying he was up for interview with them the next Wednesday. Nothing happened. Oh, Damo is a special superintendent now. He trains the police here in unarmed combat (duh!). Marcus is a speech therapist, and a good one apparently - any time I speak to him it's a chore, but he says the same.

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Re: say what??
Jul 16, 2004, 17:23
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Re: say what?? Jul 16, 2004, 17:23
Jul 16, 2004, 17:23
 
There is no pain in this dojo, is that understood?

Yes sensai!

There is no fear in this dojo, is that understood?

Yes sensai!

Dr. Michael Bolton's Hairdreser PhD, MD, LLP, DDS
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Re: say what??
Jul 16, 2004, 17:07
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Re: say what?? Jul 16, 2004, 17:07
Jul 16, 2004, 17:07
 
from what I've seen in World of Warcraft, and played of UXO at the unveiling thing, WoW is both deeper content-wise

You are full of crap. Just my opinion of what I see!

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Re: say what??
Jul 16, 2004, 17:03
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Re: say what?? Jul 16, 2004, 17:03
Jul 16, 2004, 17:03
 
Yep, your right about 'todays' Martial Arts training centers, I call them "Buy a Belt" programs because most people these days get Black Belts for just showing up to class and paying thier fee, I can tell you there are a lot of sloppy Black belts out there now, who really don't deserve the title. But thats today's soft society, PvE MMO's, no child spanking (on butt, not kicking your childs ass to death), kids don't do chores, Killers and rapists with minimal jail times, etc.

I totally agree. Nowadays these people get belts for showing up like you said. I remeber seeing tears in peoples faces and despair when they failed tests when I took Parker Kempo.

Ever since Ed Parker died, all these cookie cutter schools mis-teaching popped up everywhere. And the people that took over the AKKA made it an utter joke now.

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muthafucka U
Jul 16, 2004, 16:56
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muthafucka U Jul 16, 2004, 16:56
Jul 16, 2004, 16:56
 
that post below is directed at spume, BTW

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Give me slack. Or kill me.
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"When the bomb drops it'll be a bank holiday
Everybody happy in their tents and caravans
Everybody happy in their ignorance and apathy
No one realizes until the television breaks down..."

- SUBHUMANS
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Re: File distribution
Jul 16, 2004, 16:44
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Re: File distribution Jul 16, 2004, 16:44
Jul 16, 2004, 16:44
 
who fucking cares about that ego shit?

yeh I took karate in the 80s as well, we did push-ups on our knuckles, i could even do a split back then (ouchie)... and if you ever said the word "cant" the teacher would make you do 100 situps or pushups or something like that.. we broke cement blocks with our heads... yadda fucking yadda

i would rather not let it become filler for a big, fat head... my work continues beyond the physical

_____________________________________________
Give me slack. Or kill me.
______________________________________________
"When the bomb drops it'll be a bank holiday
Everybody happy in their tents and caravans
Everybody happy in their ignorance and apathy
No one realizes until the television breaks down..."

- SUBHUMANS
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Re: say what??
Jul 16, 2004, 16:36
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Re: say what?? Jul 16, 2004, 16:36
Jul 16, 2004, 16:36
 
And if you don't know what I mean then ask anyone who actually trained in martial arts in the 70s and 80s and what they think of it now.)

Yep, your right about 'todays' Martial Arts training centers, I call them "Buy a Belt" programs because most people these days get Black Belts for just showing up to class and paying thier fee, I can tell you there are a lot of sloppy Black belts out there now, who really don't deserve the title. But thats today's soft society, PvE MMO's, no child spanking (on butt, not kicking your childs ass to death), kids don't do chores, Killers and rapists with minimal jail times, etc.

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No subject
Jul 16, 2004, 16:25
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No subject Jul 16, 2004, 16:25
Jul 16, 2004, 16:25
 
the guy doesnt just write manuals, he went to japan to learn from Bujinkan Dojo Grandmaster Masaaki Hatsumi of Chiba-ken, Japan.. and then came back to the US to open his own martial arts schools

you might be in your 40s but you act like a toddler - so pardon my confusion

_____________________________________________
Give me slack. Or kill me.
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"When the bomb drops it'll be a bank holiday
Everybody happy in their tents and caravans
Everybody happy in their ignorance and apathy
No one realizes until the television breaks down..."

- SUBHUMANS
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Re: say what??
Jul 16, 2004, 16:06
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Re: say what?? Jul 16, 2004, 16:06
Jul 16, 2004, 16:06
 
Someone clearly isn't comfortable with his sexuality. Got news for ya buddy, video games are about fantasy.

I have no problem with my sexuality (primarily buying latex gloves and downloading pron (good call, Ninja Captain - of course if you'd been paying attention you'd see I got no problem with porn, just an abiding dislike of women, primarily due to my ex-wife. Oh and I'm in my 40s. Oh and I was a 3rd dan black belt in Ju Jitsu by the time I was 23 and that was back when it meant something and before the bandwagon. And if you don't know what I mean then ask anyone who actually trained in martial arts in the 70s and 80s and what they think of it now.))(I started with Karate when I was 16 and our instructor signed us up for a 10 mile sponsored run in bare feet over a city course. The guy was one of the hard core who trained in Japan in the 60s where they actually punched out cows)(so, you'll excuse me if I'm not too impressed about some dick writing a ninja book, because if it was a ninja book he'd be dead by now, wouldn't he?)

I'm fine with fantasy. In fact I used to PnP ADnD for years until the group broke up. There's nothing wrong with wanting to RP a ninja. There's something distinctly sad about buying a ninja manual. I hope that clears that up for you.

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Re: hmm I dont know
Jul 16, 2004, 15:44
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Re: hmm I dont know Jul 16, 2004, 15:44
Jul 16, 2004, 15:44
 
You really don't know what an engine is, do you.

*Rolls Eyes*

Oh jeez, why don't you enlighten me as to what a game engine is.

Edit:

If this is why you ask if I know what a game engine is:

say a 3D front end right on top of the existing engine

then yeah, I should have mentioned that the existing engine would need to be modified to handle 3D coordinates, but the game formula as far as economy, trade skills etc could be reused. Picky people, to much time on their hands.
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yeh........ ok kid
Jul 16, 2004, 15:33
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yeh........ ok kid Jul 16, 2004, 15:33
Jul 16, 2004, 15:33
 
hey spume you pre-pube ... if you had to do an "internet search" to find out who Hayes is, then you really dont need to try to explain to me what a ninja is...

just go back to downloading pr0n, little guy

_____________________________________________
Give me slack. Or kill me.
______________________________________________
"When the bomb drops it'll be a bank holiday
Everybody happy in their tents and caravans
Everybody happy in their ignorance and apathy
No one realizes until the television breaks down..."

- SUBHUMANS
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Re: say what??
Jul 16, 2004, 15:28
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Re: say what?? Jul 16, 2004, 15:28
Jul 16, 2004, 15:28
 
There's nothing this world needs more than killers for hire in black silk pajamas. That's barely gay at all, my little friend.

Someone clearly isn't comfortable with his sexuality. Got news for ya buddy, video games are about fantasy. If this is what you have to say about someone wanting to be a ninja...wonder what your opinion is on pen-&-paper RPGers.

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If you want to be a ninja check this out
Jul 16, 2004, 15:14
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If you want to be a ninja check this out Jul 16, 2004, 15:14
Jul 16, 2004, 15:14
 
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2257441590

Now you can play the new UO expansion and run outside while you're macroing and practice in real life

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Re: say what??
Jul 16, 2004, 14:56
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Re: say what?? Jul 16, 2004, 14:56
Jul 16, 2004, 14:56
 
Ive wanted to be a ninja since I was 4 years old, and I still want to be one 23 years later!!! Havent you read anything by Steven Hayes??

Space Boy, suddenly everything becomes clear.

So then I went and did a search on Stephen Hayes. I figured he was an author of fiction. But no, it gets better. He writes ninja manuals.

I say, go Ninja Captain, live your dream. There's nothing this world needs more than killers for hire in black silk pajamas. That's barely gay at all, my little friend.

And, to get back on track, I played UO briefly after a long spell of EQ and while it was interesting, the look killed it for me. In glorious 3d it would still like a cluttered warehouse explosion every time you hit civilization.




Go! go! Ninja Captain...

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Re: say what??
Jul 16, 2004, 14:26
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Re: say what?? Jul 16, 2004, 14:26
Jul 16, 2004, 14:26
 
The thing they don't get is that UO is still successful because it has content beyond mob-farming... and then they start making UXO into a Lineage II clone... just stupid. Some people are still looking for a MMORPG, not an MMOkillkillkillkillkillkillkill...

And I'm not suprised at all that they shut down UXO; from what I've seen in World of Warcraft, and played of UXO at the unveiling thing, WoW is both deeper content-wise and with better graphics in many aspects.

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