I recently ran across a Quora discussion from a few years ago about the technology stack of Ultima Online’s original servers. In it, a few of the game’s developers recall some of the game’s early server architecture decisions and their outcomes. It’s an interesting read with some good real-life insights.
I’m a veteran software engineer and game developer, and I’ve done server-side development on large-scaleMMO projects for several years. I’ve written server code for game systems, networking, movement and physics, persistence, back-end support services, and various tools that support all that. Continue reading About Matthew Walker→