moresmarterthanspock wrote:There is a spell in Ultima VII called Armageddon. I can't remember which circle of magic it is in. 7th or 8th. All it does is kill all of the NPC's, except Lord British, Batlin, and the Undead Ferryman. Kind of a cool spell, but there was no way to undo it other than to restore a saved game, since it basically made the game infinishable once you cast it. The music in Ultima VII seemed to cast a spell on me *cough*. But I thought the music of Ultima VII Part 2 was even more captivating
SPOOFE wrote:Move a cannon so it's pointed right at a guard in one of those little guard booths; Using the cannon didn't trigger aggro, easy and cheap way to get halberds!
chuckula wrote:Yeah.. it was in Ultima VI too. You learned it from the wisps IIRC. If you used it and then talked to Lord British, he was not particularly pleased.
SPOOFE wrote:-I never did figure out the deal with the ghost Quentin in Skara Brae...
SPOOFE wrote:More Ultima VI memories:
-You could carry unlimited items by opening an empty container in your inventory (which glitched your carry weight down to zero) and then pick up whatever you want; if you're overloaded you just do this a few times and you can wind up carrying... well, for instance, I usually had Dupre carrying around a few skiffs.
-The wisps! There's a book of Lost Mantras or something that you can give to the wisps, and you can exchange it for gold... they'll max out your entire party's carrying capacity with gold nuggets. Empty everyone's inventory first and you can wind up with a stupidly huge amount of gold (I once got so much gold that the game glitched a little and couldn't even display an amount under the icon in my inventory... but if I ever dropped it, it was so heavy I couldn't pick it up again!).
-I never did figure out the deal with the ghost Quentin in Skara Brae...
confusedpenguin wrote:Figured I wouldn't start a new thread. Is Ultima Onine any good? I'm on their website, and am thinking about downloading it. Anyone play it recently?
derFunkenstein wrote:confusedpenguin wrote:Figured I wouldn't start a new thread. Is Ultima Onine any good? I'm on their website, and am thinking about downloading it. Anyone play it recently?
I had no idea that Ultima Online was still a thing, like 18 years on.
chuckula wrote:My first real PC (a 386 SX at 16MHz, and 1 MB of RAM). Ultima VI with the cloth map & Wing Commander I all crammed onto one of those new-fangled "CD-ROM" disks that were so big you had no idea how they would ever fill them up!
I also loved Ultima VII & the Serpent Isle. I was dumb enough to try Ultima VIII once (but it was pirated, hope the statute of limitations has run out!)
adampk17 wrote:Have any of you checked out Shroud of the Avatar? Lord British is back!
I don't have absolutely anything against the genre and I played Guild Wars a fair bit back in the day, but to me Ultima = an engrossing story and world that makes me forget which day it is.