You know how you can tell I’m a parent? I typed “needs your help” and immediately thought about this. God save me!
But I digress. Over on the Ultima Dragons Facebook page, Stephen Emond has posted another request for assistance tracking down particular versions of various Ultima Online release and expansion packs:
Over the years UO was released in MANY different countries. While the majority of them received some form of localization, others were direct imports. There are a number of European countries that EA specifically marketed various UO releases to, but information on them is lacking. The following were most likely direct imports from the UK, USA, or Asia-Pacific; but when you consider the localized Ultima releases from Greece, Czech Republic, Slovenia, etc anything is possible. What I’m looking for is confirmation on whether these releases were localized or not (and if not which region the import came from):
Lord Blackthorn’s Revenge:
Norway, Sweden, Denmark & South Africa
Age of Shadows:
France, Denmark, Poland & Australia
8th Age & 9th Anniversary
If you’re able to offer any insight, Dragons and Dragonettes, drop a comment here or (preferably) hit up his original post on Facebook and speak your piece! Every little piece of information you can supply makes Stephen that much more able to turn in a definitive, comprehensive Collector’s Guide for Ultima Online as a follow-up to the wildly successful Ultima: The Ultimate Collector’s Guide.