December 2009


New In-Game Items at UO Game Codes

Submitted by UO_Herald on December 24, 2009 at 12:26 AM CST
UO Community News

Originally posted 23 Dec 2009 20:12:58 by James Nichols on the UO Herald:

Greetings!

Today we have several new items available on UOGameCodes.com just in time for the holidays! We’ve provided details below, visit UO Game Codes to purchase.

Smuggler’s Edge

The perfect thief needs a perfect weapon! The Smuggler’s Edge has a 5% chance to proc a stealing attempt when fighting a mob.  If the proc is not successful you have a chance of gaining skill in stealing instead.  If you have natural stealing skill you have a chance to steal one of two new stealable rares:

  • Smuggler’s Tool Box – Produces lockpicks daily
  •  Smuggler’s Lantern – Has Spell channeling, faster cast, and is hued

Undertaker’s Staff

  This weapon is perfect when you’re in a jam! (Or just don’t feel like running.) The Undertaker’s Staff can be used to retrieve your corpse if it’s within 40 tiles and you are not a criminal.

Merchant’s Earrings

Who needs to haggle with a set of baubles like these? The Merchant’s Earrings are a charged pair of earrings that discounts player run vendor costs per day.  Deducts one charge per day, there are two versions: The 40 use version grants a 10% discount and the 90 use version grants a 5% discount



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Immediate Downtime: All Shards - Publish 63.2

Submitted by UO_Herald on December 18, 2009 at 5:00 PM CST
UO Customer Service

Originally posted 18 Dec 2009 17:33:12 EST by Andy Belford on the UO Herald:

Greetings!

We will be bringing all Shards offline for immediate maintenance at 5:45 PM EST. At this time we anticipate that all Shards will be back online no later than 8: 00 PM EST. We apologize for the short notice.

To read the full article on the forums, click HERE.

Game Update - 12/17/09

Submitted by UO_Herald on December 17, 2009 at 6:41 PM CST
UO Patches

Originally posted 17 Dec 2009 18:10:42 by James Nichols on the UO Herald:

Greetings!

This evening we have released a new client for users to patch. Additionally we will be publishing additional server changes during schedule maintenance.

Publish 63.1

  • Houses will no longer evict chickens when players claim them from coops or hatch the eggs.
  • Players stuck in body-changing forms (such as Animal Form) will be reverted to their original form on login.

Patch Notes

Version 7.0.4.3 (Classic)
Version 4.0.4.3 (Enhanced)

  • It’s snowing!  Turned on snow terrain for the holidays.  NOTE: This is only a temporary change.



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Player Notice - 12/17/09

Submitted by UO_Herald on December 17, 2009 at 6:33 PM CST
UO Customer Service

Originally posted 17 Dec 2009 15:56:19 by James Nichols on the UO Herald:

Greetings!

Currently some players may be impacted by an issue that causes transformations to persist through logout. We are working to find a solution to return players to their normal forms to be included in the next maintenance cycle.

We appreciate your for your patience and apologize for our alchemists behavior. Thank you!



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Publish 63 to all Live Shards Tommorow - 12/16/2009

Submitted by UO_Herald on December 16, 2009 at 12:00 AM CST
UO Patches

Originally posted 16 Dec 2009 20:54:26 by Andy Belford on the UO Herald:

Greetings!

Publish 63 is coming to all live Shards tomorrow, 12/16/2009. Deployment of the Publish will commence with European Shards at 12:00 AM EST and will continue on the normal maintenance schedule.

For the full Publish 63 notes please read after the jump. Below are the additional changes we have made since TC1 last week:

Publish

  • Fixed an issue that prevented skill on various artifact and crafted items from being detected by the imbuing system.
  • Some community collection items cannot be imbued due to the balance issues.
  • Eternal Guardian Staff cannot be imbued due to balance issues.

 

Patch

  • Updated Global Chat color to blue to improve readability in the Journal.
  • Fixed Classic Client crash when user clicks the Leave gem while the Create Channel dialog is open.
  • Disabled Trial Accounts from participating in custom chat channels.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented players from being able to enter certain cave entrance

Thank you!



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Origins Server Downtime - Publish 63.0.0 Release

Submitted by UO_Herald on December 15, 2009 at 12:00 AM CST
UO Publishes

Originally posted 15 Dec 2009 13:33:18 by James Nichols on the UO Herald:

Greetings!

At 2:00PM EST Origins will be brought offline to release Publish 63. Additionally Client 7.0.4.2 (Legacy) and 4.0.4.2 (Enhanced) will be available to all servers. We anticipate Origins to be back online by 4:00PM EST.

For the full Publish 63 notes please read here. Below are the additional changes we have made since TC1 last week:

Publish

  • Fixed an issue that prevented skill on various artifact and crafted items from being detected by the imbuing system.
  • Some community collection items cannot be imbued due to the balance issues.
  • Eternal Guardian Staff cannot be imbued due to balance issues.

Patch

  • Updated Global Chat color to blue to improve readability in the Journal.
  • Fixed Classic Client crash when user clicks the Leave gem while the Create Channel dialog is open.
  • Disabled Trial Accounts from participating in custom chat channels.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented players from being able to enter certain cave entrance

Thank you!



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Publish 63 Coming to Test Center Today!

Submitted by UO_Herald on December 11, 2009 at 12:00 AM CST
UO Patches

Originally posted 11 Dec 2009 14:26:17 by James Nichols on the UO Herald:

Hail adventurers!

Publish 63 will be available on TC1 today, we have a number of other changes in addition to the imbuing improvements that were released earlier this week. Below are the full notes for this publish (including the changes to imbuing) so have a look then see for yourselves on TC1, have fun!

Update - 12/11/09 @ 5:40PM EST: We've added two additional client notes to address issues that we have resolved with this afternoons client. Please see the Patch section of the notes for details. Thank you!

To read the full article on the forums, click HERE.

UO named one of the "Most Revolutionary Videogames of All Time"

Submitted by UO_Herald on December 8, 2009 at 12:00 AM CST
UO News

Originally posted 08 Dec 2009 16:41:04 by James Nichols on the UO Herald:

Ultima Online had the honor today of being named one of "The Most Revolutionary Videogames of All Time" by Forbes.com.

As many of you know UO was the one to unveil the joy, excitement, and adventure of MMO's to the world and we're proud that it continues to carry on this tradition with a vibrant and active community today over a decade later.

From Forbes.com:

"Fans of role-playing games remember fondly the Ultima series, which dates back to the original "Ultima I" from 1980. But when Electronic Arts took Lord British's empire online in 1997, it changed gaming forever."

So join us in celebrating and thank you to those of you who continue to make UO what it is today whether you've been with us from the start or just getting started. We look forward to many more years with you!

Source: http://www.forbes.com/2009/12/07/video-games-wii-technology-revolutionaries-09-games_slide_11.html



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12 Days of Mythic - On Twitter!

Submitted by UO_Herald on December 7, 2009 at 12:00 AM CST
UO Development

Originally posted 07 Dec 2009 16:41:35 by James Nichols on the UO Herald:

Ho, ho, ho and Happy Holidays!

The team here at Mythic Entertainment is celebrating the end of a great year and the beginning of the next with 12 days of Mythic! Last Friday we kicked things off with simply a YouTube video and a tweet but now we want to give everyone a chance to join in on the fun!

For the remaining nine days keep an eye on Twitter and follow the @MythicNews account to catch the daily message celebrating each of the 12 days of Mythic on YouTube! Everyday we'll select one lucky winner and send them a present from the team here at Mythic celebrating all of the great games you enjoy.

So what are you waiting for? Todays message is already up and ready to be re-tweeted. Sign up at http://www.twitter.com and follow your favorite Mythic games @MythicNews.

Happy Holidays (and Twittering),

Your friends at Mythic Entertainment



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Imbuing Changes Going to Test Center 1 Today!

Submitted by UO_Herald on December 7, 2009 at 12:00 AM CST
UO Publishes

Originally posted 07 Dec 2009 15:10:41 by James Nichols on the UO Herald:

Greetings!

Today we will be releasing the Imbuing overhall we have been working on to go live with Publish 62.3.7. We encourage those interested to hop onto TC1 this week to check it out, we want to get this hammered out before it goes live and as you can see we've made some significant improvements!

Below you will find all of the notes, enjoy and see you on Test Center!

To read the full article on the forums, click HERE.

UO Herald Maintenance - 12/7/2009

Submitted by UO_Herald on December 5, 2009 at 12:00 AM CST
UO Customer Service

Originally posted 05 Dec 2009 14:00:53 by Andy Belford on the UO Herald:

Greetings!

This Monday, 12/7/2009, starting at 8:00 AM EST we will be performing maintenance on the servers which host the Ultima Online Herald. During this maintenance users will be unable to access the Ultima Online Herald. At this time we anticipate that thisdowntime will last no later than 11:00 AM EST.

As always, thanks for your continued support.



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Immediate Hardware Maintenance - Chesapeake Shard

Submitted by UO_Herald on December 4, 2009 at 12:00 AM CST
UO Customer Service

Originally posted 04 Dec 2009 10:22:23 by James Nichols on the UO Herald:

Greetings!

The Chesapeake shard is currently offline for immediate hardware maintenance. We apologize for the short notice on this, however, we anticipate the downtime to take less than two hours with the server being back online by 12:30PM EST.

Keep an eye on the Herald for news and information during this and other, future updates - thank you!



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UO and Mythic - Now on Twitter

Submitted by UO_Herald on December 3, 2009 at 12:00 AM CST
UO Community News

Originally posted 03 Dec 2009 22:09:26 by James Nichols on the UO Herald:

Good evening!

In case you're one of the millions of people who follows twitter on their computer or phone you can now start getting the latest news and info for Ultima and Mythic straight to your favorite app or webpage!

Join @MythicNews and @UOHerald for conversation, contests, updates, and more! We're just getting started and now's a great time to join with us, you can sign up at http://www.twitter.com

Some of you might have followed the old @UONews - we won't be using that anymore, so come help jumpstart the new one and show the world how active the UO community is!



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