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RIP Lord of Ultima

I’ve received a mail in my spam today with a grin news. Lord of Ultima will be no more, the stop receiving payment for in-game items, block all new account and will close the game on may 12th 2014.




It a shame considering it was a well polished game compare to some of the crap some other studio come out with.

Knowing EA tough it’s not that surprising, they have been know to kill there social game. They’re not the only one to do that, Zynga is notorious for doing that too.

That bring an interesting though, when you think about it Tribal war and Travian are way less polished and made by smaller developer but still running strong.

It seems smaller publisher continues to release new servers even if there are a bit less people playing just to satisfy their community, while bigger company tends to sunset their games in favor of new one instead. (the announcement came with a free package for a Commander & conquer browser game). Probably fearing the existing user base of the old game mights cannibalize the new one.

You can read more about Lord of Ultima being retired on the main site.

I’m currently trying a new game called 1000ad. I a turn based game were instead of playing real-time like tribal war or TKO you accumulate turn and can play them when you have time.

However there a twist, the number of turn you can have is caped so once your at 320 your cannot accumulate turn again.

Here a screen shot of how it look like:



I’ve played some game like that in the past like King of chaos, but this game seem to be more strategic than King of chaos though.

I’m currently playing my first round of the game, the last 28 days then the server restart.

I’m still trying to figure stuff out but they seem to already have a good community around the game, A youtube channel with tutorial and a beginner guide.

Give it a try, click on there link or the image at the beginning of the article.

I’ll probably bring a full review later this week, but hope you like trying out the game.