I would like to take the time to tell you about a MMORPG that has taken alot of hours away from me every one of them awesome.
Ultima Online is one of the original MMORPG's to hit the scene back in the early 90's. Originally a Pay to Play service the game has been adapted over the years and now runs on privatley hosted shards around the world.
Perth has had Zulu Hotel Australia for many years and has had its ups and downs.
Recently after a couple of years silence the shard was reborn and is now availble to play for free.
Hosted locally with minimal latency issues (runs on "capped" internet fine) Zulu Hotel Australia V boasts a strong playerbase and a fully spawned universe full of adventure.
Choose from one of 6 Classes (Warrior,Mage,Ranger,Theif,Bard or Crafter) or if you cant, roll them all into one and be a Power Player. All with there own stats,bonuses and items. PVP is always on and the chance to loose everything is always on the line as your inventory is always at risk of being stolen if you were to die! This may sound horrible but the added risk element of this game makes for some of the most exciting moments! No more stopping with the epics (al-la WoW)
Own your own house,Run your own guild and complete quests in order to reach the top of a constantly changing fantasy universe.Visit the major cities of the world,visit mystical shrines,horrific dungeons or just spend your days providing armor and weapons for the masses and turn over a high profit, there really isnt much you cant do.
The reason I mention this now is that a new round is beginning in mid July, this means all items that have been collected (including houses!) will be deleted and the hunt begins once more.
So I'm encouraging anyone who is interested to get into it today! Get a feel for the game and learn its ins and out so when the entire playerbase is back on even terms come out firing and get into it.
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