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On Pixels, Polygons, and Comfy Socks

I play a lot of MMOs. A lot. Over the years, I’ve played probably all the ones you know of (with the notable exception of WoW, for some reason) and probably a few you never knew existed. I almost play them exclusively—single-player games don’t give me the same sense of connection as MMOs. For that reason, I’ll be providing MMO-focused articles to Gamervescent from time to time, when I find inspiration and have time to write “for fun.” For my inaugural submission to the blogosphere, I’d like to talk a little bit about one of my all-time favorite MMOs—Ultima Online.

The Glorious Log-In Screen
The Glorious Log-In Screen

Now, this is not a name that one hears often when talking about MMOs (unless one is writing a history article). It’s old. Some would call it “venerable.” UO is one of the oldest MMOs in existence, having just celebrated its 15-year anniversary earlier this year—and in an industry where games come and go in the blink of an eye, that’s no small feat! Thanks to its age, it has some features (or quirks, perhaps) that are near-impossible to find in MMOs today. Continue reading On Pixels, Polygons, and Comfy Socks