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The Richard Garriott Matt Chat

Posted by Rampant Coyote on March 25, 2013

Matt interviews Richard “Lord British” on Matt Chat! Don’t tell me you haven’t been wanting this one forever, even if some recent controversy may have dampened your enthusiasm! My only regret is that it is so heavily focused on his upcoming project that it doesn’t follow the usual format of chronologically revisiting interesting points along his career.

Matt gets some great questions in, and Garriott generally provides some pretty solid answers. I like his answer to one of my own questions (around the 36 mark) about dealing with publishers. That was a good bit of insight. And I guess he can be forgiven for not getting Matt’s running joke about rats. 🙂 Yeesh, Matt and his rat obsession… (Note the shirt he’s wearing!)

Anyway, kudos to both Barton and Garriott for this interview.

(And as always, Matt devotes a ton of free time to these, so tips are appreciated).


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  • Matt Barton said,

    Thanks, RC. The interview continued for about 40 mins, but then he had to go. It’s a shame; I had a good 10 questions left. Oh, well. I do hope I’ll get a chance to interview him more at some point. As it is, though, I’m very grateful to him for his time.

  • OttoMoBiehl said,

    I do enjoy Matt’s interviews. (and his books) I’ve re-watched some of them several times over. Always insightful. Thank you for the interviews.

    My enthusiasm wasn’t dampened by recent comments. I thought it was a little arrogant of him to say those things but not unexpected. I’m really looking forward to his new game even though I’ll most likely be playing the offline/solo version of it. I’m hoping that it’ll recapture some of the magic of his earlier Ultima games.

  • Andy_Panthro said,

    Well, I was certainly impressed by that interview.

    I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that Richard Garriott knows what he’s talking about, but I’m glad that he could clarify a few things about the project. I found it quite interesting that he mentioned U4, U7 and UO in particular (and U4-U7 in general). That era was certainly the one that made me a huge Origin/Ultima fan, and I really do hope that he draws on and builds on that previous experience for Shroud of the Avatar.

    I’ve already backed, but I am very tempted to increase my pledge a bit for that box + map.

  • Anon said,

    It’s really great that he has a new RPG, isn’t it?
    Otherwise I doubt he would have lowered himself that much for an interview…