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Posted: Jun 1st 2011 10:55AM Space Cobra said

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Well, 3.6 million is either small potatoes or a large amount of cabbage, depending where/how the money is used.

It looks like Garriott is planning a social hub to link all this future stuff/games, which is good, but it has been done before (Playstation Home and some other places/games on the PC), but to smaller effect.

I think if he made this 10 years ago, it would be more impactful. Now, he's facing competition so it's up to how he markets and presents the game to future users and incorporates any ad/revenue/tidings, assuming there will be such in the portal/hub world.

There is a market for a "virtual game enviroment" version of facebook, but it's an uphill battle to win current hearts and minds. And he needs alot more interesting things than just casino-type games and a more unified world of achievements/credits that could be used in other in-world games/systems.

Posted: Jun 1st 2011 11:08AM tooright said

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Richard Garriot proved that although no one can hear you scream in space , you can still hear someone laughing all the way to the bank.

Posted: Jun 1st 2011 11:27AM ScottishViking said

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Garriott is a hack. His ego is bigger than his brain. He over-talks every project, the bulk of which have failed to live up to expectations. The rhetoric seems a little lower on this one than for Tabula Rasa (RIP), but he still thinks he is some kind of MMO/social media messiah. The world appreciates him for what he did for online gaming, but I think that same world has moved past him.

Posted: Jun 1st 2011 11:53AM Dunraven said

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So far away from Ultima Lord British...return to your roots only then will you be happy.
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Posted: Jun 1st 2011 11:57AM hami83 said

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@ScottishViking Yeah. His biggest failure was Ultima. MAN that didn't go over well at all with players.

Let's see, what else did he help work on.. Oh Lineage II, yeah that failed hard, oh and City of Heroes/Villans. Yeah that bombed big time, everyone hated that.
Tabula Rasa, yeah, totally his fault, wasn't NCSofts fault in any way shape or form.

Yeah, this guy has loser written all over his failed..Ugh too much sarcasm!
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Posted: Jun 1st 2011 12:55PM enamelizer said

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@ScottishViking

If I had created the Ultima series and UO I would think I was the MMO messiah after seeing the games that came after UO.
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Posted: Jun 1st 2011 1:34PM Grizz said

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+1 Thanks for saving me from having to type all that.

I'd like to add that Garriott also placed a geocache while aboard the ISS. So there.
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Posted: Jun 1st 2011 5:59PM EndDream said

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Richard Garriott is awesome. He basically invented RPG's and MMORPG's.... (yeah yeah I know not the very 1st whatever)

He went to space and he lives in an awesome mansion with secret passages in Austin, TX (greatest city in the world)


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