Game 17: Ultima Online
To say that this game was the first MMORPG would technically be a lie. There have been other mmo’s. This was the biggest and first recognized MMO. Released in 1997. Holds 8 Guinness World records included: First MMO to reach 100,000. Longest running MMO. And i havent verified this yet however im pretty sure that it’s the mmo to have a player set a world record. “First and Only Person to Kill Lord British”, which was done by a player named Rainz during a server reset which turned off his invulnerability.
King British is an NPC he is an in game Persona of the series Creator. There are a lot of story lines that evolve around or start with this character so he normally is not one that any character can out right kill. According to wiki though there are ways to set up a death of King British in every expansion. Some you can rig a plaque to fall on him, you can poison his bread etc etc etc.
So i started playing this game.
first off, it installed a lot quicker than most mmo which threw me off, Until i started playing.
The graphics in this game are right where they started. In 1997.
It wasnt what i expected but i played on.
I played for 2 hours. and for 2 hours i did escort missions. if you know me or if you are a nerd, then you know, NERDS HATE ESCORT MISSIONS!!!!!!!!!!
After two hours of learning the unorthodox commands and escorting people all over the area i stopped playing.
The game however has to be given respect. It got there first. #1. The other games had to prove themselves in comparison to this game.
They have since released countless expansions and have updated the graphics in the newer versions. its still a top down but they have been cleaned up and sharper.
You can try a free 14 day free trial of the original or the new one over here at http://www.uoherald.com/ . Give it a shot. cant hurt to visit the past.
Chachi Says: That game is responsible for where we are in the world of mmo. No matter how good or how bad that world turns out to be, this game led the way! Give it a shot!
Disclaimer: UO is not sponsoring this post nor probably knows im doing it. But if they want too that would be awesome!