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Posted: Nov 10th 2011 10:09AM nathanb said

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What a funny looking computer.

Posted: Nov 10th 2011 10:19AM (Unverified) said

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@nathanb

lol- yeah looks like a 1970's military "super computer"
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Posted: Nov 10th 2011 10:39AM ed511df3 said

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@(Unverified) I don't think I've ever heard an apple IIe described as being a 1970's military super computer.

Dang kids nowadays.
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Posted: Nov 10th 2011 5:40PM Bladerunner83 said

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Some military super computers back in those days, would actually fill up an entire room. That computer is a 1970s Apple of some version, like Apple II or something close to it.
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Posted: Nov 10th 2011 6:07PM Nepentheia said

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@Bladerunner83

Yup, the systems were called Microfix, based on the Apple II Plus. They had laser disc readers for map imagery, and had order of battle cataloging capabilities, etc. Super-cool leet stuff back in the day. :-)
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Posted: Nov 10th 2011 10:10AM (Unverified) said

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Please stop the social gaming and get back to Ultima.

Posted: Nov 11th 2011 12:59AM RedWolf said

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People give him too much credit for Ultima Online, when in fact it was Raph Koster that designed most of the features. UO went downhill when Koster left, not Garriott.
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Posted: Nov 11th 2011 2:58AM Anatidae said

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@RedWolf Very true.
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Posted: Nov 10th 2011 10:15AM epilepticemu said

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Wow, talk about arrogance.

Posted: Nov 10th 2011 10:55AM SnarlingWolf said

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@epilepticemu

Ya this guy is a major tool. Can we stop giving attention to his silly annoying rants? That's what he wants. Stop paying attention to him and maybe he'll finally go away.
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Posted: Nov 10th 2011 11:37AM Renko said

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@epilepticemu

Anyone who refers to themselves in the third person has serious problems!
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Posted: Nov 10th 2011 10:18AM Eamil said

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He sure does like to say his own name a lot.

Posted: Nov 10th 2011 10:20AM ArcherAvatar said

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This would be funny if it wasn't so very sad.

Posted: Nov 10th 2011 10:20AM MithranArkanere said

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I just want to play a minecraft-like MMO Sandbox-RPG version of Ultima VII and Serpent Isle.

Posted: Nov 10th 2011 10:21AM mmogaddict said

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I think RG has finally gone off the deep end.

Though I do admit to owning Ultimas I through to IX (including speech packs), Both Underworlds and a Charter Edition Ultima Online.

Posted: Nov 10th 2011 10:21AM fallwind said

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"It is clear to me that I, Richard Garriott, am an essential ingredient of at least the Ultimate Ultima"

wow, if we could only find a way to harness all the hot air that guy is blowing we could solve the energy crisis.

Posted: Nov 10th 2011 11:31AM (Unverified) said

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@fallwind Didn't he already use it to reach space?

When you look at real, iconic and influential PC developers (e.g. Warren Spector, Kevin Levine, Will Wright, Peter Molyneux) who have more than one blockbuster franchise under their belt, you notice how incredibly humble they are when talking about their success.

Richard Garriott is the opposite of this. It's true that Ultima has been flogging since Garriott's departure, but to think that another, talented person could turn the ship around is just delusional. In fact, someone other than Garriott bringing Ultima into the modern age is exactly what that franchise needs.
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Posted: Nov 10th 2011 11:33AM (Unverified) said

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@(Unverified) couldn't turn it around... massively, where is my edit button???
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Posted: Nov 13th 2011 9:45AM Poohbum said

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Since when was Peter Molyneux humble?
Also depends how you define blockbuster, important games, or popular ones?
Either way, most of these developers, and maybe Richard himself, are irrelevant now. All of them have failed to make a good game in the last decade or so. Either way, they should all still be respected, even Richard himself. So what if he is boastful? In a way he's earned it, at least he isn't straight-faced lying about his games will be like Peter.
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Posted: Nov 10th 2011 10:24AM (Unverified) said

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I, (Unverified), am an essential ingredient of telling Richard Garriot to shut the fuck up

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