Did you wonder who was captaining Ultima Online
since Calvin "Uriah" Crowner left his role as producer
earlier this fall? Apparently, it's been none other than Jeff Skalski
, who recently penned a producer's letter
to introduce himself to the UO
-faithful. In it, he explains that his goals for the grand-daddy of MMOs include heavily increasing the team's interaction with the community, implementing weekly Q&A sessions, squashing bugs, and "breathing life back into areas that have long been forgotten," i.e., revamping older content.
In fact, some of that older content -- Shame, one of the original and iconic anti-virtue dungeons in classic Britannia -- is due for its revamp sooner rather than later. Publish 73
, now on the test server, retools Shame with a truly massive itemization overhaul and difficulty scaling as players descend the dungeon's depths.