Ultima Online is a online rpg world that borrows it's story from the Ultima series of games. Gamers create their virtual citizens of Britannia to follow a multitude of paths. The game is open-ended to provide all flavors of an RPG, whether it be a warrior, mage, or merchant. The game is presented top-down, and the game world is broken up of a huge mainland, and a number of islands. Just like in most RPG's, characters are advanced through skill, gained by fighting monsters in dungeons, or practicing a craft (or both).