EA's web-based strategy revival of classic RPG series Ultima has entered open beta, with thousands of players fortifying their towns for the inevitable invasion by everyone imaginable. Will you join the fray?
The original Ultima was a series of PC role-playing games with rich stories and deep character development, so disappointment over Lord of Ultima being a strategic kingdom-building simulation more akin to Heroes of Might & Magic is quite understandable. Still, it's a free-to-play persistent-world strategy game that can be played in your web browser, so we can overlook a few missteps, as long as everyone is having a good time.
If you're interested in a way to waste a whole lot of work time without having to install additional programs on your work PC, head over to the Lord of Ultima website and get started on your little slice of heaven, before everyone else comes along and destroys it.
Edit: Unable to use images taken from an open beta, I replaced them. Enjoy.