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February 17th, 2010, 23:04
…though not necessarily in a way you might want. We received a press release announcing Portalarium, a developer and publisher of social networking games that was co-founded by Richard Garriott. There's nothing in there for us, so I'll leave it at that.
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February 17th, 2010, 23:04
Great, Farmville in Britannia, awesome… NOT!
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February 17th, 2010, 23:14
Richard Garriott is a creative guy, I think anything he works on will be at least interesting..

I feel like I could… like I could… TAKE ON THE WORLD!!!
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February 18th, 2010, 02:11
He's a serial entrepreneur more than a game designer, it seems. The stuff that charges his engine is being where the latest developments are happening than refining something that's old.

Jordan Weisman is the same way.

I don't suppose it's possible there's any technology connection with the Lords of Ultima browser game, mmm? Portalarium->Lords of Ultima->Facebook.

Ah well, another day, another hit on the rotting equine.
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February 18th, 2010, 03:26
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Great, Farmville in Britannia, awesome… NOT!
Isn't that his point? Facebook is filled with games like Farmville. It's big money and Garriot can't compete straight up with their budgets just yet, but he can compete on quality by… *not* making Farmville Britannia.

We can only hope.

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February 18th, 2010, 05:53
Sweet @$! Poker? Really, Rich? Did you really need to go to space to think of that gem? Sweet @$! Poker??
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February 18th, 2010, 08:09
Yeah it will be interesting to see how he will fail this time.

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February 18th, 2010, 09:49
Not just Facebook, MySpace, etc. Also iPhone, PC, etc.
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February 18th, 2010, 10:53
LOL, I think I will acctually prefer lords of utlima over this
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February 18th, 2010, 12:00
Stop teasing!
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February 18th, 2010, 12:49
Can't be pissed at the guy who created Ultima…
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February 18th, 2010, 13:21
I stopped paying attention to what Garriott was doing quite some time ago. I also stopped paying attention to Jon Van Caneghem and various others. I just don't think they're going to make a brilliant comeback at some point - they've shown quite clearly that they are no longer interested in making RPGs anymore.
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February 18th, 2010, 13:40
The list is loooong:

Braben
Garriot
Caneghem
Molyneux
Cameron

Etc.

On and on…
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February 18th, 2010, 20:39
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…they've shown quite clearly that they are no longer interested in making RPGs anymore.
So what? Can't they do something else in their life?
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February 18th, 2010, 20:46
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So what? Can't they do something else in their life?
No. They should be making us RPGs.

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February 18th, 2010, 22:05
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So what? Can't they do something else in their life?
Where did I say that? I simply said I no longer pay attention to what they do. I pay attention to RPGs and RPG developers. Just because someone made an RPG at some point in time doesn't mean I intend to study everything they ever do.
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