I haven't been having the most wonderful of times recently. Several months ago I discovered that my fiance was cheating on me. Since then I have been coping with depression with mixed success. I had always been aware of the Ultima franchise, but I was born in 1991 and thus mostly missed the Ultima era. After discovering the Shroud of the Avatar Kickstarter through Kotaku and watching the various interviews with Lord British, I wanted more of the creativity so demonstrated by Lord British. Since Shroud of the Avatar will not see a release for some time I decided to give the main line Ultima series a try, starting with Ultima IV (since it is free on gog.com). I fell in love. I can't stop playing it. Somehow Origin did in 1985 with a few beeps and boops, what a lot of game developers can't do now. Get me to be invested in the world. I'm still dealing with depression, some days are worse than others, but things have been brighter since my discovery of Britannia. After completing Ultima IV, I can't wait to play the others. I want to thank you, Lord British. Thank you so much for creating these games. It has been such a great release of stress. Thank you.