RPGDot interviews Richard Garriott about his latest project, Tabula Rasa and a few other things:
RPGDot: The name "Tabula Rasa" refers to the originality of the game concept, to the fact that you're rethinking the whole mmorpg gameplay, I guess? Will Tabula Rasa truly be a second generation mmorpg? What will make it so different from the others?
Lord British: Right you are! TR is not a "virtual world" like UO or EQ. TR is a compact social hub of activity but game play focuses on instantiated adventures for a party of players. In those instances, scripted quests ala solo player Ultimas will be the norm.