Now you can look forward to Capture the Flag in UO ...Forever!.
Ultima Online Forever launched in January of 2013. With a server based in Buffalo, this fan-run enterprise has become reasonably populated and stable in just a short amount of time. Because of that stability, the server mods have gotten together and discussed the content they plan to add to their server. The unnamed expansion is currently set to add things like smooth-sailing, rare drop lists for over-world monsters, linkable housing with cellars, factions and "capture the flag" leagues. These details were recently announced but the server-maintainers will be holding a contest soon to name the expansion.
Ultima Online was one of the first major MMORPG's to hit the market. While this game had some nearly legendary problems, its Player-vs-Player atmosphere, difficulty, and economic factors set the stage for what would eventually lead to World of Warcraft, the most successful MMO to date. UO features a variety of elements such as a player-driven house economy, and some of the earliest "hacks" in MMO history. To date, UO may have the only legitimate use for a "movement hack" in that players too far away from the original servers couldn't move without lag each step. Sprint hacking allowed players in Europe to play the game in an almost normal fashion.
Ultima Online Forever came out of beta just as Lord British himself, Richard Garriott, came out of retirement. Garriott's new game, Shroud of the Avatar is a "return-to-form"[/i] for one of the early pioneers of the MMO market. Shroud is referred to as a "spiritual successor" to Garriott's contributions to fantasy role-playing on PCs and seeks to explore many design elements he wanted to put into UO that were just not technically possible at the time.
Ultima Online Forever is a "Renaissance era" server, meaning it is derived from the version of the game seen during the Renaissance expansion from 2000. UOF is completely free and because it's fan-driven, it is as close to an accurate UO experience as you can find.