Eight Years Later, Uncharted Waters MMO Still Refuses To Go Down

By Eugene . November 17, 2013 . 3:30pm

 

Uncharted Waters Online is one of those quiet free-to-play MMORPGs that’s been chugging along on its own little path for a while now—eight years, apparently. The game, set in the 15th century of naval warfare and the Age of Exploration, is still going, but will be seeing new leadership take over the helm of its steering ship as the reigns to its US publishing are handed over to OGPlanet.

 

Fret not players—OGPlanet has taken pains to prepare players for the transition come November 28th and current gamers will transition their accounts with everything intact over.

 

Current Players via Netmarble/gPotato can link their previous Netmarble account with a new or existing OGPlanet account when OGPlanet’s service begins (Nov 28) through here. Players via Steam are still able to play UWO via Steam, and can link their Uncharted Waters Online Steam account with a new or existing OGPlanet account now by following prompts when launching the game now through Nov 25.

 

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For a historical game it’s pretty in-depth, boasting the ability to start as one of three classes—Adventurer, Merchant or Soldier—aligning yourself to historical maritime greats such as the English, Dutch, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Venetians. The depth doesn’t stop there, though, with over 75 professions and over 100 skills to master while piloting ye olde shippes like a Hansa Cag or Spanish Carrack. There’s even ship-to-ship combat with up to 200 ships floating around for both on-and-off ship stuff to do.

 

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  • Lumi

    played the obt, the sailing missions are pretty tedious. you can spend long periods of time just going from one place to another, getting lost along the way, and missing the exact place to trigger the quest completion

    • Xerain

      Sounds pretty true to life.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Ohh. Good old days there lol. Still remember getting crazy to play this game for a year. And end up stopping cause no more of my friend continue playing this game.T_T

    Well, Long Live Ventians!!!!^_^

  • harmonyworld

    does it deserve to die?
    I’ve never played it so I don’t know~

  • Rogerrmark

    I LOVE the navigation mechanics of this game.Feels soo Wind Waker.The wind and it’s direction actually changes how your ship navigates.

    And good positioning and ship upgrades can decide a battle.Although this is not the main focus of it(exploration is).

    Exploring the world map feels like an huge adventure.There are so many places to explore,so many to see. (:

    The islands,the continents,and all the mysteries of the world.

    One of the most unique MMOs,pretty sure.Just hate 99,9%of them.

    You won’t see flashy flamboyants with shiny armors a la Brazilian carnival style mounted on their ultimate dragons/pets and 30 different Buffs walking on the streets, because it doesn’t exist on this game.It’s just not the point at all,indeed.

    I want to play again,someday :/

  • http://ironixgirl.blogspot.ca/ ACFTM

    I’m glad it’s still around. I remember wanting to try it out, but my computer was really crappy at the time. Now that I have a better computer, I might just give this a shot! :)

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    I wish my childhood MMOs were still alive, like Endless Online ;_;
    I miss grinding for ice cubes

  • Suicunesol

    Sounds like fun. Can you explore your own ship?

  • Nonomino

    Uncharted Waters is such a good series. UW New Horizons kept me busy for days. It’s a shame so few people know about it and that the last offline game was released in Japan only.

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