News for Friday, February 28th, 2020, 12:10 PM CST
Early December, BY 569


Ultima Store & Account Center Maintenance -- February 18, 4:52 PM
Grim Moments -- February 18, 4:44 PM
Happy Valentine’s Day! A Special Gift For You! -- February 12, 3:56 PM
Ultima Online Newsletter (January 2020) -- January 30, 4:09 PM
New Ultima Store Item: Pet Whistle -- January 14, 3:50 PM

Ultima Store & Account Center Maintenance

Submitted by UO_Herald on February 18, 2020 at 4:52 PM CST
UO Customer Service

Originally posted February 18, 2020 by UO Dev Team on the UO Herald:

Greetings,

We have identified an issue with the Ultima Store & Account Center. We appreciate your patience while we work through the issue and will update you as we make progress to restore these services.

Update 2:30pm ET – The issue impacting these services has been resolved and both should now be back online.

Thank you,
UO Team



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Grim Moments

Submitted by UO_Herald on February 18, 2020 at 4:44 PM CST
BNN

Originally posted February 18, 2020 by UO Dev Team on the UO Herald:

We are pleased to bring you our next fiction series, Grim Moments which continues where our epic adventure left off following Jolly Roger. We invite you to sit back and enjoy Omens & Flicker,

By EM Malachi

Omens

The flames consumed the parchment, the blackened edges echoing the paladin’s mood. After five failed attempts to write down his thoughts, Dupre had given up and finished packing his kit.

The soldier had done his duty. The ship he was responsible for had returned to port with all hands. Despite his own injuries and fatigue, Dupre had been part of the detail to move the critically wounded to the city’s healer. He had made sure he was not needed elsewhere. Vesper was safe. The threat of the Eventide had passed.

Dupre was on his way out of his room at the inn, when he bumped into the last person he wanted to see. Geoffrey gave his friend a surprised look but then held up a roll of bandages and a bottle.

“I’d heard you’d returned to your room. I was worried you might have an injury you’d refused to let the healer see to.”

Adjusting his pack, Dupre frowned. “I was about to head out.”

“Leaving town after a battle without rest or even a celebratory toast isn’t like you. We won, didn’t we?”

“We did the job and came back.”

“What’s wrong? What did you see out there?”

“I don’t want to talk about it. You can read my official report.”

“We all know things are left out of those. As your friend, I want to know what really happened.”

Dupre sighed and put down his pack. Taking a seat, he accepted the bottle from Geoffrey and took a swig. “Where to begin? The sea was dark with Jack’s ships. It was hard to tell where the decks and bodies began, and the whole bloody fleet screamed. Some of the younger sailors seemed ready to flee, but there was nowhere to go. I let them borrow the flask of liquid courage I keep for just such times.”

“I know such magic is terrible, but you must have seen worse during the fall of Trinsic. I remember how you rallied people even as we abandoned the city.”

“Necromancers make my skin crawl, but I stayed focused on the job. We did our best to fight off the bloated swimmers that tried to board, but we knew we needed to scuttle the ships. We were in position for a broadside against the flagship when I saw the face of Shamino. Our friend’s head, propped up on the prow like a trophy!”

Geoffrey grimaced but let him continue.

“Shamino’s head didn’t scream like the others. It spoke in a rasping voice. It said my name! It knew things only the ranger would have known. When our cannon blast knocked the head into the water and the head was sinking beneath the waves, it gave a final ill omen: ‘Do not be sad, not with a thread so short.’”

“It was a necromancer’s trick, to upset and confuse.”

“Maybe. Maybe not. These are uncertain times for the entire world, but I can’t be ruled by doubt. I need to know. Even if my life is near its end, I must know where I am needed.”

“What do you plan to do?”

“There was a seeress I met years ago, Penumbra. The Daughter of the Eclipse might have answers, so I will find her.”

“I don’t suppose the lone paladin needs allies on his quest?”

When Dupre shook his head and stood up, Geoffrey said, “Safe travels to you then.”


Flicker

The druid caught her friend before the mage fell into a thorn bush. Jaana knew these forests well and had chosen suitable boots for the hike. Mariah wore shoes popular on the streets of Moonglow, and the mage seemed more distracted than usual. The short journey had taken twice as long as planned.

The wisp hung in the air like a sad rain cloud. The normally brilliant light was a dull grey, and the other parts of Xorinia nearby seemed to avoid the defective wisp. “What’s wrong with it?” Jaana asked.

Mariah caught her breath and studied the creature. “If I had to guess, it’s been separated from the whole for too long. Even with magic, some injuries cannot be repaired.”

“But I got help to deactivate one of the generators affecting them. The rest of the wisps seem fine.”

“And some wisps have attacked people without provocation. There may be subtle differences between Xorinian wisps that we can’t see.”

“Can you do anything to help this one? It looks like it’s dying.”

“I could try to mend the connection to the larger whole, but it will be difficult. I’ll need an hour just to prepare.”

“Are you sure you want to attempt something so involved? You look tired.”

Mariah had already removed her spellbook from her bag. “We have to do something.”

While Mariah set up for the ritual, Jaana consulted with the other wisps in the area. They were very upset about something called “sharp ethereal waves.” Had the Xorinite wisps been able to leave Sosaria, there would have been a mass flight back to their home dimension.

When Mariah had finished drawing an ornate ritual circle around the wisp, the mage started chanting, “Ort Lor In Grav Vas Wis.” She began to glow, and a pattern of sparkles appeared around the wisp. The creature’s own inner light began to intensify and blink in tandem with the sparkles.

Then the wind shifted, and everything stopped. The energy in the air exploded, throwing Mariah across the clearing. Every wisp gave a scream, like glass breaking. Jaana ran over to help her friend. “Are you all right?”

Mariah sat up, visibly shaken. “No. My magic, my connection to mana, is gone.” She looked over at the wisp. It shuddered slightly, and its lights went out completely.



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Happy Valentine’s Day! A Special Gift For You!

Submitted by UO_Herald on February 12, 2020 at 3:56 PM CST
UO Community News

Originally posted February 12, 2020 by UO Dev Team on the UO Herald:

Want to show that special someone you care this Valentine’s Day? This cuddly little cupid bear is the perfect way to say, “I Love You!”

Visit the Britain Commons to claim yours today!

The dispensers are being built manually and we appreciate your patience as we place the dispenser on each shard. Each dispenser will be available for 5 days following placement.

Valentine's Day 2020



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Ultima Online Newsletter (January 2020)

Submitted by UO_Herald on January 30, 2020 at 4:09 PM CST

Update January, 2020  View in browser
The UO Team is happy to announce we will be sending out a newsletter periodically so you can stay up to date on the latest in Britannia!

Please encourage your friends to sign up on our web site


Producer Notes


Greetings,

We are well into 2020 and the UO Team hopes your new year is shaping up to be better than ever!  We are excited to share some updates coming to Ultima Online in 2020!

Publish 108 will mark the first publish of this year!  We have been working on some great content for 108 that includes IDOC changes, new Veteran Rewards, Ultima Store Items, and PvP Balancing Changes. 

One of the first upcoming changes we would like to discuss is about IDOC houses.  We have heard a great deal of feedback regarding IDOCs and would like to share the following changes that will be coming in Publish 108,  
  • The current decay state of the house will no longer be displayed on the house sign.
  • The house owner will receive a message when stepping onto the steps of the house as to the current decay status of the house.   
We have some great Veteran Rewards and Ultima Store Items included in Publish 108 as well.  Publish 108 is currently scheduled for World Wide deployment in March so be sure check out the sections below to learn more!

As mentioned we have been working on some PvP Balancing Changes that are already in testing.  If you haven't had a chance to check them out, head over to the UO Forums and join the conversation!

We also have some updates on the Black Market, the Fellowship Shop, and Blackthorn's Dungeon below - check them out!

For those that have been following the amazing fiction writing of EM Malachi, we invite you to check out the latest installment below, Omens.

Looking ahead to the rest of 2020 we are working on some changes that will allow us to more effectively deliver the content you have come to enjoy throughout Britannia.  A big part of that is our Event Moderator program.  After 12 years, the Ultima Online Event Moderator team has conducted thousands of in-game events to keep true to the idea that Britannia is a living, breathing, world.  We are so fortunate to have such a hard working and creative group of people devoted to keeping that idea alive.  To better serve all shards I have teamed up the Event Moderators and expanded their coverage to include 3 shards.  This will help EMs by providing more support to foster a creative environment and deliver bigger and better EM content.  I would also like to say to those EMs who have recently left the program, thank you for your service and know you will be missed!

To help facilitate the EMs and give them greater variety in the types of events they can setup we are also working on some internal tools to support them.  We are really excited to see the results of these tools in action and can't wait to see what the EMs come up with!

So what else is in store for UO this year?  The team has spent the better part of January thinking about what the future of Britannia looks like.  For over two decades players from all over the world have been part of the Ultima Online experience.  Those players have forged a legacy that will live on for generations.  For those who have been part of that legacy, you know the joy and excitement that comes with calling yourself a Britannian.  To build on that legacy and bring Ultima Online to the largest audience ever, the team is in the early stages of designing and building our biggest and boldest endeavor in over a decade!  We are incredibly excited about the future and cannot wait to share the journey with you!

We would like to invite you to our Dev Meet and Greets for the Month of February, 
Monday, February 10th, 2020 - Baja - 9pm ET
Monday, February 24th, 2020 - Balhae - 10am ET

Finally, we have added some additional steps to help with account recovery.  If you are attempting to recover an account and require additional information on how the process works, have a look at the Customer Service section below.

The following are actions taken on accounts that were banned or suspended during the month of December:

12 - Macroing 
1 -  Solicitation
39- Multiboxing

See you in Britannia,
Bonnie "Mesanna" Armstrong
Producer


Veteran Rewards

Coming in Publish 108 - New Vet Rewards!

Choose from 3 different statuettes! The pig, goat, and ice fiend!

Add to your power tool collection with the Enchanted Sculpting Tool and Glass Kiln, bringing your masonry and glassblowing output to new levels!

Collect some granite with the enchanted granite cart!

Ride into battle on the mighty War Boar! A favorite of orcish kin everywhere!




Ultima Store - New Items!

We're stocking the Ultima Store with new items!  Here's a preview of some of the items you can expect to see in the coming months!

Metal Castle Ladder - spice up your home with this stylish new ladder!

Anvil of Artifacts - take the guess work out of crafting that perfect suit and tailor equipment resists to your needs!

Spiral Staircase - a fancy new way to go from one floor to another!



2019 Content Updates


The following updates will be made to content released during 2019,
  • Plunderbeacons & The Maritime Black Market will remain as semi-permanent content pending future development.
  • The Fellowship Shop will be closing and the mini-quest in Blackthorn's Dungeon will be cleaned up.
  • Shrine Battles & the Hawkwind Quest will remain as semi-permanent content pending future development.


Omens

By EM Malachi

The flames consumed the parchment, the blackened edges echoing the paladin’s mood. After five failed attempts to write down his thoughts, Dupre had given up and finished packing his kit.

The soldier had done his duty. The ship he was responsible for had returned to port with all hands. Despite his own injuries and fatigue, Dupre had been part of the detail to move the critically wounded to the city's healer. He had made sure he was not needed elsewhere. Vesper was safe. The threat of the Eventide had passed.

Dupre was on his way out of his room at the inn, when he bumped into the last person he wanted to see. Geoffrey gave his friend a surprised look but then held up a roll of bandages and a bottle.

"I'd heard you'd returned to your room. I was worried you might have an injury you’d refused to let the healer see to."

Adjusting his pack, Dupre frowned. "I was about to head out."

"Leaving town after a battle without rest or even a celebratory toast isn't like you. We won, didn't we?"

"We did the job and came back."

"What's wrong? What did you see out there?"

"I don't want to talk about it. You can read my official report."

"We all know things are left out of those. As your friend, I want to know what really happened."

Dupre sighed and put down his pack. Taking a seat, he accepted the bottle from Geoffrey and took a swig. "Where to begin? The sea was dark with Jack's ships. It was hard to tell where the decks and bodies began, and the whole bloody fleet screamed. Some of the younger sailors seemed ready to flee, but there was nowhere to go. I let them borrow the flask of liquid courage I keep for just such times."

"I know such magic is terrible, but you must have seen worse during the fall of Trinsic. I remember how you rallied people even as we abandoned the city."

"Necromancers make my skin crawl, but I stayed focused on the job. We did our best to fight off the bloated swimmers that tried to board, but we knew we needed to scuttle the ships. We were in position for a broadside against the flagship when I saw the face of Shamino. Our friend's head, propped up on the prow like a trophy!"

Geoffrey grimaced but let him continue.

"Shamino's head didn't scream like the others. It spoke in a rasping voice. It said my name! It knew things only the ranger would have known. When our cannon blast knocked the head into the water and the head was sinking beneath the waves, it gave a final ill omen: ‘Do not be sad, not with a thread so short.’"

"It was a necromancer's trick, to upset and confuse."

"Maybe. Maybe not. These are uncertain times for the entire world, but I can't be ruled by doubt. I need to know. Even if my life is near its end, I must know where I am needed."

"What do you plan to do?"

"There was a seeress I met years ago, Penumbra. The Daughter of the Eclipse might have answers, so I will find her."

"I don't suppose the lone paladin needs allies on his quest?"

When Dupre shook his head and stood up, Geoffrey said, "Safe travels to you then."
 


Question & Answer

1.   Can we have new hats such as cat and bunny ears?

Yes!  We really like this idea for holiday themed headware!  Turkey hat anyone?

2.   Can you please add more costumes to the Talisman Tools?

Yes!  We can add new costumes to obtain from the Khal Ankur encounter.

3.   Can you update the list of items that can be engraved like the jewelry box, gargish sculptures, and the treasure map coin purses?

Yes, we can add these items to their respective engraving tools.

4.   Can you add new art for existing artifacts like the Tangle and Hephaestus?

We like to include new art styles of existing artifacts wherever we can.  So far the conversion of things like Hawkwind's Robe  to the Tabard has been very popular.  If there are specific items you would like to see or specific styles of equipment, weapons, or accessories please let us know!

5.  Can you allow barkeeper names to change?

We can look into adding this option for the barkeep interface.


Customer Service

ACCOUNT RECOVERY VERIFICATION

For the billing support at support@ultimaonline.com to sufficiently verify ownership of an account you wish to recover, information that is currently set on the account has to be verified. Please note that account recovery requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

If a secret word is saved on the desired account(s), we will be happy to provide the secret word hint(s).

Accounts that have been closed within the last year require the secret word and 2 pieces of information.

Accounts that have been closed for more than a year require only the secret word, if a secret word is not set then 4 pieces of information are required.

Information used for verification are as follows:
  • Account name
  • Email
  • First and last name
  • Date of birth
  • Phone number
  • Key codes
  • Payment information (CC)
  • Date account was open/closed
  • State/country
ACCOUNT RECOVERY AND GENERAL ACCOUNT, BILLING OR TECHNICAL RELATED ISSUE
To recover an account, please email support@ultimaonline.com so that the Billing Support has a ticket in the system. Keep an eye out for the automated reply requesting account verification for the Billing Support Team to assist further.
 
•  How to create an account or log into my account?
       http://uo.com/Account-Login-Guide
•  How to manage my accounts after I’ve logged into the Account Center?
       http://uo.com/account-management/
       http://uo.com/faq/
 
PASSWORD ISSUES
To reset your password you must first understand which type of account you are resetting the password for.
EA Accounts, Mythic Master Accounts, and Mythic Product / Game Accounts all have separate individual passwords. All of which you can reset at our Account Center at https://accounts.eamythic.com/.

•  To reset your EA Account password:
       * Please visit https://signin.ea.com/p/web/resetPassword
       * At the EA page enter the email used to log into your EA Account to change its password.
       * If you have not received your password or have received an error while trying to reset the password and you have disabled all spam filters, please contact EA Support here.
 
TERMINATED ACCOUNTS
If you have an account that was terminated by CS over a year ago and would like to have it back, please contact the Dispute Team from the email associated with the account at dispute@ultimaonlince.com for further investigation and a possible one-time reprieve.
 
IN-GAME SUPPORT
For in-game issues or question, please submit an in-game help request for a Game Master to contact you.
FEEDBACK
To submit your suggestions and feedback regarding game content, mechanics, or design, please send them to UO@broadsword.com.
 
EA ORIGIN - ORDERS, CODES, AND THIRD PARTY RESELLERS

Sovereigns Coin Codes purchased from EA Origin have to be redeemed on the Account Center; you cannot enter these in game.
Sovereign Coin Codes that have been redeemed are bound to the EA Account they were redeemed on and are only usable by the accounts linked with that EA Account; Sovereign Coin currency may not be transferred.

If you are having issues with your EA Origin purchase, follow this link to resolve the issue.

CODE PURCHASE DELAY
You may have noticed that Origin Store purchases made did not arrived as expected. The Origin Store enacts reviews on all transactions to safeguard against fraudulent purchases, and these reviews may take up to 72 hours. Unfortunately our Billing department is not able to expedite or circumvent this process. However, players who have questions or concerns regarding a store purchase can contact Origin Support for assistance using the below steps:
 
1)  Go here, https://help.ea.com/en/contact-us/?product=origin&platform=pc
2)  Select topic* - select Orders
3)  Select issue*
4)  Click on "Select contact option"
5)  Sign in with your EA Account or click on "Get help from an advisor without logging in." if you're having trouble signing in.

THIRD PARTY RESELLERS
We would also like to reiterate that the Origin store is the only guaranteed provider of codes for Ultima Online. The validity of a code purchased from a third-party seller (be it a friend, in-game acquaintance, or recommended site) cannot be guaranteed. Furthermore, any codes we find to have be fraudulently obtained will be disabled and an account that applies any of these codes will have that code removed from said account. This can result in the loss of game time, character slots, expansion access, Sovereigns (and the items purchased with them), in-game items and more. Please be advised that we cannot assist with any issues stemming from codes purchased via non-Origin means; you will be required to contact the vendor from which you purchased the code for further assistance.
 
 




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New Ultima Store Item: Pet Whistle

Submitted by UO_Herald on January 14, 2020 at 3:50 PM CST
UO Community News

Originally posted January 14, 2020 by UO Dev Team on the UO Herald:

Ever wanted to breathe a little more life into your pet? Now you can! The pet whistle allows pet owners to get their pets to do select animations! Watch as your dragon flaps its wings and your horse performs a majestic maneuver! Get yours today in the Ultima Store!

Pet Whistle



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Happy New Year!

Submitted by DaKaren on December 31, 2019 at 9:00 PM CST

Happy New Year 2019!

Season's Greetings!

Submitted by DaKaren on December 24, 2019 at 11:00 PM CST

Seasons greetings from UORPC.NET!

Merry Yule!

Submitted by DaKaren on December 21, 2019 at 7:00 AM CST

Merry Yule from UORPC.NET!

Jolly Roger Hotfixes

Submitted by UO_Herald on December 10, 2019 at 3:57 PM CST
UO Patches

Originally posted December 10, 2019 by UO Dev Team on the UO Herald: Greetings,

With each shard’s normal maintenance beginning December 10, 2019 we have deployed the following hotfixes,

  • Resolved issue with voting in the current Governor elections
  • Resolved naming issue with 22nd Anniversary Copper Ship reward
  • Resolved issue where gargoyles could not equip the tabard



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The Devilish Drover

Submitted by UO_Herald on December 4, 2019 at 1:04 PM CST
BNN

Originally posted December 4, 2019 by UO Dev Team on the UO Herald:

As we begin Jolly Roger we invite you to sit back and enjoy, The Devilish Drover.

By EM Malachi

The Devilish Drover

The wind howled, promising snow. Iolo limped into the poorhouse and dropped his crutch, shutting the door. He moved the heavy pack off his back and leaned against the wall to catch his breath.

Little Merideth ran over to pick up the crutch and hand it back to him. Under her arm was an old doll with mismatched button eyes; Iolo had found the blue one during a supply run into Britain proper. “Can you tell us a story?”

“Of course.” Iolo pulled a chair closer to the fire. “What would everyone like to hear?”

An orphaned mudlark named Finn bounded over. “I want a scary story. With monsters!”

A little girl named Cassie whispered something to her mother Alina who passed it on, “We’d love to hear a winter story.”

Merideth sat on the rug in front of Iolo, her doll sitting in her lap. “Can it be a true story? Something real?”

Iolo smiled as he tuned his lute. “I think I have just the story. This happened to me a few years ago, during the coldest winter I’ve ever seen.” Iolo started playing a series of deeper and deeper chords.

“I was making my way to Cove, when my horse threw a shoe. While walking through the deep snow and trying to guide my poor steed, I heard howls that chilled my blood cold. They got louder and closer!

Looking around, I found the source on the top of a nearby hill: four giant wolves, bound by iron chains. The chains lead to a bloodwood sleigh, driven by a beast-man of fur and fang. He had giant goat horns and was holding a cruel whip. He gave a terrible grin when he saw me. Then that wolf-drover lashed the team forward, with a sound like a great tree being snapped in half!

With the daemon after us, my horse was in a frenzy to flee. Terrified myself, I let go of the reins and started running. My horse disappeared into the woods. The snow slowed me down, and the sleigh never lost ground, smashing through brush and small trees. The fiend was gaining on me!

The monster would have caught this poor bard, but on the road ahead, a rider appeared, racing toward the source of the calamity. The horse stopped, rearing up before me, and I saw the rider was a woman with ginger hair. She yelled for me to hurry and get on, which I did without hesitation. Then we were off!

The horse was strong and knew the way, but with the weight of two riders, the noble steed was struggling to stay ahead of the sleigh. With my wits back, I fired my crossbow at the drover, but when the bolt struck, he just gave a terrible laugh and cracked his whip again!

I couldn’t let this kind soul die for trying to help me, so I offered to jump down and face the beast. She was focused on the path ahead and pointed to a snowdrift we would have to go around. If I jumped down there and hid, she could lead our pursuers off.

It was a dangerous and desperate plan, but I didn’t have one better! She slowed the horse down a little, and I prepared to jump. The leap went well, but the landing did not. I fell hard despite the snow. I managed to crawl behind the snow pile. Still, my bow was broken, and my ankle twisted.

Those were the longest moments of my life, not knowing which way the sleigh would come and with no means to fight back. Then I heard a loud whoop from in front of me. The rider started taunting the monster, daring him to catch her.

The drover shouted back in a foul daemonic tongue and cracked his whip three times. The wolves grew frenzied and chased after my rescuer. The last thing I saw was the fire of her hair as she raced to escape that horrible sleigh.”

As the story ended, Iolo looked to his audience. Cassie was asleep in her mother’s arms. Finn gave a small yawn. “Not enough blood, but I liked the wolves.”

Merideth had questions. “Did the woman on the horse get away? What happened to the drover?”

Iolo smiled. “Don’t worry. I met her again in Minoc years later, but that is another story. As for the monster, there will always be good people around to deal with such fiends.”

*****

Later, after most of the house’s residents were asleep, Iolo sat by the window, watching the heavy snowfall. The days were grey and short, and it would be a cold winter. Iolo gave a heavy sigh. The world was troubled. The ruins of the shrines were silent. The Fellowship was entrenched in Britannian life. His friend Shamino was still missing. What was an old bard to do?

Iolo heard the sleeping murmuring of one of the children behind him. He dimmed the lamp and turned to look at the displaced families crowded in the poorhouse. These people were his responsibility. It didn’t matter how dark things got. There was still work to be done.



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Jolly Roger – World Wide Release

Submitted by UO_Herald on December 2, 2019 at 12:51 PM CST
UO Publishes

Originally posted December 2, 2019 by UO Dev Team on the UO Herald:

Greetings,

We are pleased to announce that as of each shard’s normal maintenance beginning December 3, 2019 Jolly Roger will be deployed world wide.

A few highlights in Jolly Roger include –

  • Shrine Battles – Visit the Town Cryer near you to learn about this new adventure!
  • Mannequin Upgrade – mix and match equipment and see which suits work best using the new updated Mannequin interface!
  • Holiday Gifts – A holiday treat for all veteran characters at least 30 days old logging in between Tuesday, December 3, 2019 12:01:00 AM GMT-05:00 and Friday, January 3, 2020 11:59:00 PM GMT-05:00
  • Artisan Festival & Krampus update with new rewards to collect!
  • New items coming soon to the Ultima Store – the Stable Set & Pet Whistle!

Please note that Vendor Search will be disabled until the publish has been deployed to all shards while maintenance is performed on the database.

Please also note this publish includes a mandatory client patch. Please make sure you patch up your client before trying to access any shard.

This is just a small sampling of everything that is included in this publish, check out the Jolly Roger publish notes for more details!



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Happy Thanksgiving!

Submitted by DaKaren on November 28, 2019 at 3:42 PM CST

Happy Thanksgiving!

Macroers and Houses

Submitted by UO_Herald on November 22, 2019 at 3:47 PM CST
UO Community News

Originally posted November 22, 2019 by Bonnie "Mesanna" Armstrong on the UO Herald:

Hello Everyone,

Keep in mind this is not a change to the TOS, this is a change as to how we will handle macroers from this point forward. In case you haven’t read the newsletter for the past few months the numbers being banned are rising and we feel are out of control. Scripting/macroing needs to stop and this is the step in doing that . So this is how it will be handled in the future by the GM’s. This is not to punish the innocent but to catch the cheaters.

Moving forward, we are going to start noting the accounts of house owners where we have verified illicit activities taking place. Specifically, if we come across a situation where a group of macroers are holed up in a house doing whatever it is they are doing (skill gains, crafting etc) or a recall group dropping off resources in chests at a specific house (or houses), We are going to confirm the house owner from the house sign and then note that house-owner account about what the GM observed in the product account notes section of that house-owner account.

This way if someone is gaining ‘hidden’ benefits from a bot network or at the very least providing a safe haven for scripters they will end up getting actioned as well.

Thank you,
Bonnie “Mesanna” Armstrong



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Ultima Online Newsletter (November 2019)

Submitted by UO_Herald on November 21, 2019 at 4:10 PM CST

Update November,  2019 View in browser
The UO Team is happy to announce we will be sending out a newsletter periodically so you can stay up to date on the latest in Britannia!

Please encourage your friends to sign up on our web site


Producer Notes


Greetings Everyone,

The UO Team would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving!  We are also pleased to announce the Origin, Izumo, and Baja release of Jolly Roger which brings updates to holiday favorites like The Artisan Festival and Krampus!  Also included is a new adventure that continues the year long story of the Fellowship and their actions in Britannia.  We've got some great rewards available for completing that adventure which you can check out below.  Be sure to check out the publish notes for full details!  As we put the finishing touches on Jolly Roger we are looking forward to our next publish which will include several updates including Veteran Rewards, new items in the Ultima Store and more!  We look forward to sharing those details with you in the future!

We would also like to update everyone on a new policy as it relates to how we handle ToS violations within a house.  If players are caught in a house violating the ToS, in any form, the account which owns the house will also be actioned.
    
Due to the upcoming holiday season we will be conducting one Meet & Greet in December as follows,

December 2nd - Sonoma 9 pm ET

The following are actions taken on accounts that were banned or suspended during the month of October:

16  -  Disruptive Behavior
142 - Macroing 
34 -  Multiboxing
2 -  Solicitation
2 -  Naming Violations
1-  Abusing Game Mechanics
1 - Harrassment 
1 - Exploitation

See you in Britannia,
 
Bonnie "Mesanna" Armstrong
Producer


The latest headline from The Town Cryer...

 

Admiral Jack Shipwrecked!  Shrines & Virtue Crumble!


Visit the nearest Town Crier to read the full article!  Available on Origin, Izumo, and Baja!
Coming World Wide in Early December!



Question & Answer

1.  What are the plans for Blackthorn's Dungeon moving forward?

We are currently brainstorming solutions for two areas of concern as it relates to Blackthorn's Dungeon.  The first of those concerns is that the rewards are out of balance in terms of power as it relates to the difficulty of the non-captain related content.  The second of those concerns is to provide game play and reward delivery mechanics that do not favor unattended game play.  We look forward to discussions with the community as we iterate through these ideas.

2.  What are the plans for the content that has been part of the year-long High Seas update?

Changes such as those we've made to ship-cannon mechanics and treasure chests will be permanent additions.  When it comes to other elements of the update such as Plunderbeacons and the Black Market  there are a few factors in play.  We are evaluating the long term viability of the market with regard to updating the rewards and balancing it against our broader goals for the future of development on Ultima Online.  Whatever our ultimate action ends up being, Plunderbeacons, the Fellowship Donation Rewards, The Pirate Black Market, and the Jolly Roger rewards will be available for the immediate future.  We plan on discussing the cleanup of these events during Publish 108 and will make announcements to the community long before the events would potentially come to a conclusion.

3.  Is it possible to add a pet-respec token?

All creatures, including pets, spawn with a random set of starting stats.  This is how variation within pet species is simulated in the game world and how pet training accounts for some pets being on the cusp of one slot level vs another.  The starting stats of a pet are not tracked and training progress is not saved.  Due to this we unfortunately cannot offer pet-respec ability. 

4.  What's going on with vendor search? Why are there so many "too-vague" results?

We will be performing maintenance on the database with the release of Jolly Roger to improve the performance of Vendor Search.  

5.  Can we please do away with blocked locations while recalling/gating?

This functionality is core to movement validations when it comes to mobile objects moving from one sub-server to another and we cannot remove it.


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Jolly Roger coming to Origin, Izumo, and Baja

Submitted by UO_Herald on November 19, 2019 at 5:47 PM CST
UO Publishes

Originally posted November 19, 2019 by UO Dev Team on the UO Herald:

Greetings,

We are pleased to announce the Origin, Izumo, and Baja release of Jolly Roger will be available following each shard’s normally scheduled maintenance beginning November 20, 2019! Jolly Roger is the fourth and final in our High Seas themed content updates for the year and we are excited to bring updates to holiday favorites such as Holiday Gift Tokens, The Artisan Festival, Krampus and more! Please be sure to check out the publish notes for the latest updates, and participate on the UO Forum in the latest discussions. Due to the upcoming US Thanksgiving Holiday, this testing period will last longer than our usual Origin testing period. We anticipate a World Wide release of Jolly Roger in early December.

This release is also coupled with a mandatory client patch, please make sure you patch up your client to the latest version in order to access any shard.

See you in Britannia,
UO Team



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Eventide

Submitted by UO_Herald on November 18, 2019 at 5:33 PM CST
BNN

Originally posted November 18, 2019 by UO Dev Team on the UO Herald:

As we continue the story of Forsaken Foes, we invite you to sit back and enjoy, Eventide.

By EM Malachi

The beer tasted like wet parchment, and the candles in the Marsh Hall were burning low. Dupre sat at a back table and finished off the stale pint. The barkeep hadn’t wanted to tap a new keg this late in the evening, and Dupre just wanted to calm his stomach before boarding the ship. Checking his sword for the third time, the paladin grumbled, “I’m getting too old for this.”

There came a laugh from behind him. “You said the same thing during the Ophidian war and every battle since.”

Dupre turned to face a soldier in full plate and Jhelom colors. “Geoffrey! So they recalled you from Eodon?”

Geoffrey nodded and pulled up a chair. “It seems they are trotting out all the old war horses.”

“It’s good to see you. So much has happened. Shall I get us some wine?”

Geoffrey shook his head. “I can’t. I still need to review the night watch. I’m commanding the defense of Vesper should this Jack fellow make landfall, and all these tiny islands make the city impossible to defend. Never thought I’d miss Trinsic’s walls.”

“I’m part of the force of knights and paladins supporting our ships against the Screaming Fleet. Our sailors are good, but if it comes to boarding by undead, they’ll appreciate the extra help.”

“Screaming ships… I do hate necromancers. Do you know the reason they think Jack is headed here?”

“Some merchant crews reported dark ships massing near Dagger Isle, and Jack has ties to this place. The southern fleet is coming to protect Moonglow and Nujel’m, but my gold is on Vesper. Trouble always comes home.”

Geoffrey gave a worried nod. “Then I better also see a smith about getting extra pikes for the town militia.”

Dupre paid his tab and picked up his cloak. “Good hunting, old friend.”

*****

The spirit held on with the memory of fingers. Shamino fought to hold his human shape, as the spiritual forces of the Well of Souls buffeted against him. He could also hear a voice now. It was a command for obedience, deep and constant. Shamino tried to focus on anything else. Without a body, his senses played tricks on him, so the lost soul huddled in his memories.

Shamino remembered a long night years ago. All of Minoc had been awake, trying to finish emergency preparations for soldiers marching out in the morning. Far from home, the ranger had volunteered to help his friend finish a the shields needed by the locals serving in the infantry.

Julia had already cut and glued pieces of oak into the proper shape and covered the hardwood in various layers. As Julia mounted the shield’s boss and enarmes, Shamino was responsible for the brass nails that held the top leather in place. While they worked, Shamino asked Julia why she had chosen to be responsible for the shields rather than swords or spears.

Julia considered briefly before responding. “I’ve made swords before and will make them again if needed, but I like the idea of shields. Tomorrow, my work will help protect my neighbors fighting in Cove.”

Julia continued, “And each person they protect there can turn around and help someone else. All of the individual materials in the shield are weaker than the weapon smashing into it, but they complement and reinforce each other. Alone each of us is but a fragile human being, but we can still be a shield for one another.”

The conversation then drifted to other things, but in the reliving, an ornate grandfather clock, treasured by Julia, caught his attention. Behind a pane of the clock, the constellations of the night sky, normally moving slowly over the course of the seasons, were moving rapidly through the years.

As the stars moved faster and faster, Shamino felt himself drawn in, until he was no longer in the memory of Minoc, but a starry void. A man held by dark chains motioned him closer and whispered in his ear, “Night is falling, but the darkest part is still hours off. The ranger and the tinker must guide the rest through this eventide.”

A hand tapped Shamino on the shoulder, and when he turned around, he was back in the workshop. His long lost friend smiled at him and asked, “Are we ready to begin?”

Instead of the shield nails and hides from the memory, around Julia were piles of broken stone. Julia started picking through the fragments and fitting them together into eight larger forms. Shamino asked, “What’s all this?”

Julia’s ghost gave a sad look as the tinker’s calloused hands continued to piece together a rune. “My final work.”



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Jolly Roger TC Release 3

Submitted by UO_Herald on November 12, 2019 at 5:40 PM CST
UO Publishes

Originally posted November 12, 2019 by UO Dev Team on the UO Herald: Greetings,

We are pleased to announce the third and likely final Test Center release of Jolly Roger will be available today after 4pm ET! Jolly Roger is the final in our High Seas themed content updates for the year and we are excited to bring you a host of updates in this latest release including,

  • Mannequin Upgrade Updates based on player feedback
  • Shrine Battles Updates based on player feedback
  • New Ultima Store Item – Pet Whistle!

This is only a small part of what’s to come in Jolly Roger and we look forward to hearing your constructive feedback as we work through the public testing process. Please be sure to check out the publish notes for the full list of updates, and participate on the UO Forum in the latest discussions.

This release includes a mandatory client patch, please make sure you patch up before accessing any shard.

See you in Britannia,
UO Team



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A Concert of Wisps

Submitted by UO_Herald on November 4, 2019 at 4:39 PM CST
BNN

Originally posted November 4, 2019 by UO Dev Team on the UO Herald:

As we continue the story of Forsaken Foes we invite you to sit back and enjoy, A Concert of Wisps.

By EM Malachi

“Xzptz! Zzk! Gxz!”

Jaana stepped into the clearing and paused in awe at the hundreds of wisps. The forest buzzed with spark life. A few wisps flew orbits around her and blinked their agitation. The druid removed a small wooden object from her bag. Several rangers had told her that the wisps were converging in the woods north of Britain. Jaana blew a few trills on the wisp whistle and put it on the ground.

A wisp flew into the whistle and started testing various sounds to make words. With its own magic, the wisp could communicate in other ways, but the whistle was safer for the human listener. There were stories of mages driven insane by arcane knowledge explained in fifty dimensions simultaneously. Also, the wisp seemed to appreciate the courtesy.

“GREETINGS, JAANA OF YEW. XORINIA IS IN NEED OF HELP.”

“What’s wrong? I have never seen so many pieces of you in one place.”

“XORINIA FACES A THREAT — LOBOTOMY AND AMPUTATION. CONNECTIONS OF LOCAL MANIFESTATIONS TO THE WHOLE — BROKEN.”

“The part of you here is no longer connected to the part beyond?” Jaana spread her arms, motioning toward the distant stars.

“CORRECT.”

“Do you know the cause?”

“YES. THREE STRUCTURES.” Around Jaana, the light of every wisp blinked three times.

“Can you tell me more?”

“UNKNOWN ORIGIN. LOCATIONS GEOGRAPHICALLY EQUIDISTANT ACROSS SOSARIA. COMPOSITION: BLACKROCK, CADDELLITE, FILANIUM. UNIQUE SHAPES AND SPECIFICATIONS: CUBE, SPHERE, TETRAHEDRON. DO YOU REQUIRE EXACT DIMENSIONS?”

“That won’t be necessary. Do you know what these structures do?”

“CUBE TRANSMITS ACROSS SOSARIA. TETRAHEDRON SHARPENS ETHEREAL WAVES. SPHERE IS A SPACE-TIME TRAP.”

“Which one is affecting your connection?”

“EACH AND ALL.” The concert of wisps started flashing in disharmony.

“Can you tell me more about the sphere?”

“THE SPHERE IMPRISONS TIME LORD. HE SENT FOR AID, BUT THE RANGER HAS FALLEN.”

Jaana frowned in worry, but continued with her questions, “You came here for a reason. What is your plan?”

“JAANA OF YEW OR EQUIVALENT HELPFUL BEING.” The concert went quiet, waiting for her answer.

“Of course I will help. Can I assume one of the structures is nearby? Can you show me the way?”

A few wisps bobbed closer to her and started moving south. Jaana followed. Their progress brought them closer to Britain, eventually leading to the lake around Castle Blackthorn. The wisps swarmed close to a large stone culvert.

“HERE. MANIFESTATIONS CANNOT FOLLOW.”

Jaana peered into the outfall that connected to the Britain sewer system and pulled a torch from her pack. “I’ll do what I can.”

*****

Elizabeth tossed a blade into the eye of one necromancer as she stabbed through the casting hands into the heart of another. “Abraham, again, not that I mind, but why are we killing these people?”

Her twin cranked back the string of his crossbow. “With their knowledge of Jack’s past as leverage, these necromancers thought threatening Batlin was a wise course of action.”

“Does it matter? It’s not as though they can hurt him. Remember when that noble we blackmailed tried to poison Batlin, and the voice protected him?”

Abraham let loose an arrow into a serpent familiar trying to bite his leg. “They could hurt the work. There’s also the principle: you should never threaten someone when killing you is the cheaper and more efficient option.”

“Excellent points, dear brother. You always did understand the nuances of our work.” Elizabeth recovered a throwing knife from a corpse. “I think a few of the smarter ones fled. I’ll go after them. Can you handle the cleanup here?”

Abraham picked up a scroll titled “Bedlam-born” and tossed it into the fire. “Everything will be taken care of. Trust your brother.”



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New Rewards in the Fellowship Shop!

Submitted by UO_Herald on November 1, 2019 at 4:31 PM CDT
UO Community News

Originally posted November 1, 2019 by UO Dev Team on the UO Herald:

Get ready for the next batch of Forsaken Foes rewards that are available today!



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Happy Samhain!

Submitted by DaKaren on October 31, 2019 at 4:48 PM CDT

Happy Samhain

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