Is the Ultima Odyssey thread no more?

Hannes-Erich

Citizen
I read through your information for Ultima Adventures the same night I found Odyssey, and my brain went, "Wow OK, this is the sequel after I wear out Odyssey." So there's that at least. :)

Forgot to add, Odyssey is my first experience with the Classic UO client and great googly moogly where has she been all my life???
 

Finaltwist

Squire
UA has the savegame from the server so the world is populated with homes/players etc. if you want an empty world, go odyssey. Adventures is more ultima online-like
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anyways, im sad djeryv opted to remove the resource, whatever his reasons are. means new players won't be able to appreciate the work going forward. i hope he puts it backm, even if it doesn't work on it anymore.
 

Hannes-Erich

Citizen
Aye, the one part of this that niggles at my gamer conscience is when I think about big publishers who invest our hearts in online games, and then tear it all down as soon as it benefits them to move on. Is it their right to do so? Yes. Does that make it awesome to do so? It's a gut punch to see an individual follow that example. Games like Wurm Online, Perpetuum, Mytheon, and Legends of Aria show that publishers can leave their work behind whilst they move on. While I can continue to play Odyssey, imagine if all of Tolkien's work had been deleted from store shelves the moment he was ready to move on from Middle Earth. It would not have been an improvement on our world, and the world will be dimmer without Odyssey's continued accessibility.

I would maybe argue that if one can't leave their creation in the world for its continued benefit, they haven't truly separated themselves from it, they've just found a different way to keep it. I'm not sure if that can genuinely be the same thing as moving on.
 

Djeryv

Squire
Is it just me or did Djeryv pull Odyssey down again? I can't seem to find it in resources or in the discussion threads.
Its still around. I didn't take the virtual ball and go home. I also insensitively forgot to post some sort of "see ya later" message here. Someone reached out to me as they saw I haven't done much with it in awhile and asked about moving it on the site where it all started and they were just looking for a way to preserve it there. Their username is hilarious, or flattering...I am not sure which. I think they are just trying to build a community again and it was neat to go back and see all of the stuff I made back then and how shitty of a coder I was on some things. I even rebranded it to something I much preferred since the name I gave it was just too much of an Ultima X relation that it was confusing. I redid the manual a bit and removed much of my commentary and added stuff about advanced networking issues near the back since there was a couple of issues that popped up in the past that warranted some detailed explanation for those rare moments. Anyway...unlike the rest of you folks, I am in my late 40s and the kids have either moved on or are soon to move on. We decided to buy a smaller home and work toward retirement. I just picked up some new hobbies is all and my UO coding is falling out of date. Where most of you tell stories of playing UO in your teen years, we were in our 20s deciding whether to get drunk at the bar or go to Despise for some adventure. I still play the game and after we moved into our new home I setup a public server again for my gaming buddies who are also the same age. The last things I did, that I can recall was added some new graphics for some things and fixed a couple of small bugs. Did a couple of map tweaks of decorations that bothered me. I guess that's it.
 

Tempus

Citizen
Djeryv, please don't take anything of this as being anything negative at all. I am grateful for all your work on Odyssey and fully support (not that you need support) stepping back to enjoy the rest of good things in life. I know there has been a rash a people commenting on Odyssey and wanting to change it to include things you very purposely took out in the name of game play and that gets old. I didn't create it and I get tired of it. As for age, well, I'm in my late 50's so I understand that whole scaling back plan. I was just asking because I looked for the download since I finally decided to upgrade from a version from last summer and couldn't find it...

Found it under the new name over where it started. Got to say I kinda like the new name.
 
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Djeryv

Squire
No worries from me or about comments made here today. Just wanted to let you folks know what was up. You can get it at the other place and it is exactly as I am leaving it. Still like the game. In fact I am waiting for poison to wear off while I type this.
 

Tempus

Citizen
Thanks, like I said, after reading your post above, I went straight to that other place and actually found it moments before you told me where it get it. Good luck with everything that comes your way Djeryv. It's been good to have known you!
 

Tukaram

Squire
I got my copy in June (here). Is that still current? Or is it time to go look for a new version? (and if anyone said where 'the new place' is... I cannot find the post)
 

Milva

Paladin
 

Hannes-Erich

Citizen
(⬆️ According to Google the above post roughly translates as "Many of us here like Odyssey, thank you Djeryv for your dedication!")

Glad to see our worst fears are abated. I streamed Odyssey to a few friends on Discord and they're interested (well Ruins & Riches now). They never played Ultima or UO but we play other sandbox games together like Stardew Valley and Project 5: Sightseer, and they were pretty much drooling over all the various crafting systems.

Thank you @Djeryv Odyssey/Ruins & Riches is everything I wanted and I wish you luck in future endeavors. I'm still sad all the discussion and patch notes are gone because people who had your thread bookmarked and don't find this thread will likely just think your project vanished; but I'm glad that people will be able to continue discovering and enjoying such a worthwhile creation. :)
 

Falkor

Squire
Don't worry - it'll get moved back over here when RunUO disappears again. It may be the original and all, but they walked away from it and let it disappear so the last thing I would ever do now is reward them for doing so. Without ServUO the emu community would be a LOT thinner today!
 

Cormac

Gold Supporter
Silver Supporter
They joined the kickstart movement when it seemed anyone with a rough draft of a game could get big money Ie: Richard garriotts SoA game he abandoned once the cash quit flowing .

It took like 3 xtra years to get the donor rewards and it was one of the poor developer's using his wife's postmate account to send them .

Hope they really do stick this time but not holding my breath everyone needs cash butttt ....
 

shamrack69

Citizen
Does anybody have the last uploaded files so i can set up an ultima odyssey server? ive been scouring the net and cant find them anymore. had it perfectly set up for me my wife and kids, and due to the careless formatting of my pc its gone. were kinda devastated. or a decent alternative? dont fancy the prospect of trying to build something like that from scratch?