UO’s spin patrol announced some changes, as Paladin of the Third Mark Calandryll was moved from his post as Origin’s Community Manager to the UO design staff, to be replaced by former webmistress Leilo.
Meanwhile, UO: Third Dawn is done! Yeah, I didn’t know that either. It’s going live on the 27th, but it’s going to be ready on the 20th in Japan because they’re, like, in the future and stuff. So any of those bugs and godawful slowdowns you’re experiencing? Just your imagination. Bizarre dreams. Be sure to tell Leilo about your dreams, she likes email now. We’ll have a review of UO:Third Dawn once it’s on the store shelves, everyone is playing it, and we’re ready for everyone at Origin to hate us forever. Woo!
Something else I noticed while perusing the still-in-beta website for the now-complete UO:Third Dawn – unlike the original Ultima Online, which was rated “Mature” since you pinheads obviously can’t control yourselves in public, UO3D is rated “Teen”. This means obviously that once UO went into the third dimension, it jettisoned all that depravity, wickedness, profanity, and blood-spurting mongbat love. I know I feel like a better person already.