A few players of Ruins & Riches by Djeryv have started modifying the world, adding new systems and making major modifications to the map. In order not to take over that resource, we've opted to fork the original odyssey and create Ultima Adventures. Ultima Adventures has everything included in the original Ultima Odyssey, plus more - much much more. Map changes, new content - system changes that seek to enhance the RP element of odyssey, but also make it more suited for multiplayer play with higher level content.
- Making the world truly persistent
- Resource Harvester (offline resource gathering and area control mechanic)
- Soulbound playstyle - permadeath
- More immersive dungeon experience
- PvE Gauntlet!
- Adding flavor and immersion to the game
- Making useless skills useful again
- Making cooking worthwhile again
Kinda hijacking, but I was going to post about how it was sad Ruins and Riches got taken down, but then I did some looking. It turns out that the Developer behind it updated around 3 days ago last. So it seems it's alive and well, though kind of hidden for now. It seems that R&R can run on Linux which is my main reason for wanting to get it instead.
The last version of Ruins and Riches I played was the one I downloaded right before the website stopped working. I don't know what is happening with that game. I read it's still under development but I didn't see any new statement from the developer the last time I checked.
Yeah, from what I can gather the guy who develops it is pretty secretive and just does the work. No real contact. The only problem is is that I think the changelog can only be accessed in the game itself. Dunno why he didn't just drop a README in the files or something, but oh well.