I’ve never really known what to think of Richard Garriott; I’ve never played any of his games, but he’s definitely one of those people who talk a big game about everything they do. And he’s got a rather large body of work, mostly with the Ultima series, the big franchise he’s now left.
Recently, he announced his intentions to produce the “Ultimate RPG” (i.e. another RPG by Richard Garriott, Lord Britain), utilizing his experiences from his lengthy career in the industry to make it.
Maybe he’ll finally do what he promised to do with Tabula Rasa. Or maybe he won’t. The latter seems more likely at this point, but I still have some respect for what the man’s done, so I’m not going to shut him out completely.