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Posted: Dec 15th 2011 9:06AM Caspa said

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I hate to jump on the Garriot hating bandwagon but what a tool...

Posted: Dec 15th 2011 11:38AM SnarlingWolf said

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@Caspa

Apparently instead of simply being crazy he is also a complete and utter liar. Although really that isn't shocking at all.
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Posted: Dec 15th 2011 4:39PM Utakata said

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@SnarlingWolf

No, no...I think it's the former...

...the beginning signs of "crazy" when one is having conversation with the other party that never happened in reality. Meaning, in Richard Garriott's reality, he was having a convesation with EA about an Ultima Online reboot. In EA's reality, that conversation never took place. Hence a potential thought disorder on Richard Garriott's behalf. Or in more popular language, halfway to crazy town.

Now it could be that the conversation did take place, but Garriott foolishly over stepped the NDA on it. Thus forcing EA to make a denile...

...but way Garriott is going on about other things of late, it makes me wonder if his verson of reality is infact going offline. :(
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Posted: Dec 15th 2011 9:09AM moosewireless said

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/cry

Posted: Dec 15th 2011 9:09AM smartstep said

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Sorry Ultima Online fans, it seem that either the talks were supposed to be confidential, or they simply didn't happen at all."

Don't think Garriot has money or developers ready atm to create worthy succesor so nothing is lost :/

Facebook succesor of UO would NOT be good.

Besides UO was invented by 2 other guys, Garriot joined and backed up their idea he did not invented UO himself.

Posted: Dec 15th 2011 9:13AM Cendres said

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@smartstep This is something I never knew, it seems most people credit Garriot for UO.... But this would make so much more sense and increase his tool level by 40.
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Posted: Dec 15th 2011 9:27AM smartstep said

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@Cendres

Well he sure should be credited for UO cause there propably UO would not exist without Garriot and he is inventor of Ultima single player series but well he's not only men that should be credited.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=s9IVlCE89bk#t=64s
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Posted: Dec 15th 2011 10:06AM pcgneurotic said

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@smartstep

"Ultima Online is the product of Richard Garriott's idea for a fantasy game involving several thousand people who can all play in a shared fantasy world. There were a number of prior games that allowed hundreds of people to play at the same time, including The Realm Online, Neverwinter Nights (the AOL version), and Meridian 59; however, Ultima Online was intended to be a significant improvement over the previous games, both graphically and in game mechanics. The initial team was composed of Garriott, Starr Long, Rick Delashmit and, a bit later Raph Koster, who became the lead designer for the project." (from Wiki, for what it's worth).
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Posted: Dec 15th 2011 10:11AM smartstep said

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@pcgneurotic

Garriot was behind idea of Ultima crpg's, Star Long and Delashmidt were behind idea of mmorpg Ultima.
Garriot backed them up and joined.
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Posted: Dec 15th 2011 9:11AM (Unverified) said

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MEANWHILE IN DELUSIONVILLE...

Posted: Dec 15th 2011 9:18AM Clemalum07 said

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This guy has lost it.

Posted: Dec 15th 2011 9:19AM ScottishViking said

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Alternate headline: "Evil Megacorp Denies Incoherent Ramblings of Formerly Great Designer"

Posted: Dec 15th 2011 9:20AM Issmir said

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@ScottishViking

From space.
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Posted: Dec 15th 2011 9:24AM ScottishViking said

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@Issmir

Space Men are really the best-positioned people to deliver Space Ramblings, when you think about it.
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Posted: Dec 15th 2011 9:22AM pcgneurotic said

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I still believe in you Rich; forget what the corporate scheisters and Internet quarterbacks say.

Posted: Dec 15th 2011 9:26AM hami83 said

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It could be that EA doesn't know what their talking about. Or simply neither know what they are talking about. lol

But knowing EA, if a new UO is made, the company would probably kill any reputation it had into the ground like they did with Sims and most likely Command and Conquer.

Posted: Dec 15th 2011 9:27AM Ranxerox said

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I've said it before and I'll say it again: L.O.L.

Posted: Dec 15th 2011 9:28AM (Unverified) said

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We should treasure Richard Garriott. Yes, he is an egomaniac, and is quite possibly insane, but he's more entertaining than 99% of the bland big name designers.

Go, Lord British!

Posted: Dec 15th 2011 9:57AM Dunraven said

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@(Unverified) Damn skippy!

Shine on you Crazy Diamond!
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Posted: Dec 15th 2011 10:31AM syberghost said

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@(Unverified) he is the 1%
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