March 2013


Happy Easter!

Submitted by DaKaren on March 31, 2013 at 9:31 AM CDT

Happy Easter from everyone at UORPC.net

Server Connection Issues

Submitted by UO_Herald on March 29, 2013 at 5:07 PM CDT
UO Customer Service

Originally posted 2013 Mar 28 13:56 -0400 GMT by Tim Chappell on the UO Herald:

Update 3:00pm EDT: In order to resolve this issue a new client has been released. If you were having issues logging in, please make sure to run the new patch.

We are aware of the issues that some of our players are having with connecting to the game servers. We are currently working on the problem and hope to have a fix in place soon.

Thank you for your patience.



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Application & Housing Maintenance

Submitted by UO_Herald on March 27, 2013 at 7:19 AM CDT
UO Customer Service

Originally posted 2013 Mar 27 23:17 -0400 GMT by Bonnie "Mesanna" Armstrong on the UO Herald:

Update 4:25pm EST: All shards will be down to finalize the migration of the databases for approx 3 hours. We expect to have all shards back up by 7 pm EST.

On March 27th we are performing maintenance on the Housing warehouse, Vet Reward warehouse, promo codes and character transfer system. To be able to do this smoothly we will be taking these systems down for approx five hours starting at 1:00 pm EST. During this time the login servers will be down for several hours between 1pm and 5pm EST. At the end of the migration we will be taking down all shards for approx an hour to load the changes into memory and will then re-enable login, warehouse and application services . At this time we will then enable all warehouses and you will be able to start and complete character transfers again.

Thank you very much for your continued patience with us while we complete these tasks.



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Developer Interview

Submitted by UO_Herald on March 26, 2013 at 9:33 PM CDT
UO Community News

Originally posted 2013 Mar 26 14:55 -0400 GMT by Tim Chappell on the UO Herald:

UOForums.com recently posted an interview with Ultima Online’s lead artist James “Onifrk” Crawly. There are many great questions about the art process for UO and insights into how he came to be a member of the Ultima Online team. Head over to UOForums.com and check it out.



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Ask & Answer No. 18

Submitted by UO_Herald on March 25, 2013 at 6:43 PM CDT
UO Development

Originally posted 2013 Mar 25 16:21 -0400 GMT by Tim Chappell on the UO Herald:

We have received another list of questions for our developers from the fan sites and many of the questions this week are related to crafting. If you have any crafting questions or other UO related questions, be sure and submit them to your favorite fan site so our developers can answer them.

UOCraft.com

Regarding Powder of Fortification: would it be possible to add a menu option that asks how many PoF charges to apply to an item, instead of clicking over and over for each charge? (Coral)

Kyronix: we have gotten this request several times on various items. It will take a bit to get all the items but we will add this to our growing list of things to do in the future.

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

Character Transfer Downtime

Submitted by UO_Herald on March 21, 2013 at 2:00 AM CDT
UO Development

Originally posted 2013 Mar 20 17:34 -0400 GMT by Bonnie "Mesanna" Armstrong on the UO Herald:

Greetings everyone,

As I am sure most of you know we have been working on upgrading our outdated hardware and moving to the Cloud. The next step in the process is to move the data base for Character Transfers. This is an advanced notice that Character Transfers will be turned off Friday morning 3/22/2013 for an extended time. We need to ensure all current transfers have been completed before we start this move so please do your transfers now or they will be in limbo till this move is completed. When we are able to turn them back on we will let you guys know.

Bonnie "Mesanna" Armstrong
Producer UO



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Account Center Maintenance - 03/20

Submitted by UO_Herald on March 19, 2013 at 5:52 PM CDT
UO Customer Service

Originally posted 2013 Mar 19 15:13 -0400 GMT by Tim Chappell on the UO Herald:

Greetings,

We will bring down the Account Center for a short maintenance tomorrow, Wednesday March 20th, at 5am EDT (10:00 CET). During the maintenance you will not be able to change subscription or redeem game codes.

At the moment we anticipate the Account Center to be back online at 10:00am EDT (15:00 CET).

Thank you for your understanding.



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Ask & Answer No. 17

Submitted by UO_Herald on March 19, 2013 at 5:50 PM CDT
UO Development

Originally posted 2013 Mar 19 09:36 -0400 GMT by Tim Chappell on the UO Herald:

In this week's Ask and Answer we have some very informative answers from the developers including a holiday appropriate question about bunnies. Enjoy!

UOForums

Easter is coming. So...

  1. Would you consider adding Vorpal Bunnies to the loot system that powers Shame/Covetous/Wrong? Perhaps equivalent to a mid-level monster to recognize how agonizingly slow it is to grow green thorns?
  2. Would you consider adding a (very) rare Vorpal Bunny statue drop?
  3. Would you consider adding Vorpal Bunnies to the list of sources for the upcoming release of armor system-related ingredients?
  4. Would you consider adding various imbuing ingredients to the list of Bunny loot items? (Magister_Returns)


Mesanna: I get the idea you really like Vorpal bunnies. You have to understand Vorpal bunnies are easy to farm in closed in areas so we have to be careful how much we put on them. And with everything for gardening we have put in the game you can produce approx 73 thorns in 2 weeks. As far as the statue, I don’t have an issue with putting in a Vorpal Bunny Statue or maybe a way to catch them during one easter and taming them, who knows =)

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

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Submitted by DaKaren on March 16, 2013 at 6:22 PM CDT

Happy St. Patrick's Day from everyone at UORPC.net

Server Latency Update

Submitted by UO_Herald on March 15, 2013 at 6:29 PM CDT
UO Development

Originally posted 2013 Mar 15 17:07 -0400 GMT by Bonnie "Mesanna" Armstrong on the UO Herald:

We are happy to announce that due to a lot of hard work and all the players feedback we have found a major cause for the lag everyone has been experiencing. We are publishing a fix for this and you will receive it after your normal maintenance cycle. If you do experience any lag over the weekend please send barmstrtong@ea.com the following information to help us in resolving the problem:

  • Shard:
  • What you are doing when you experience the lag:
  • Time of day:
  • Location on shard when you experienced the lag:


We appreciate you guys being patient with us while we resolve this. Thank you!! BTW if we yelled April Fool’s right now would you string us up and burn us?

Bonnie "Mesanna" Armstrong
Producer UO



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Updated Client

Submitted by UO_Herald on March 13, 2013 at 4:47 PM CDT
UO Customer Service

Originally posted 2013 Mar 13 20:34 -0400 GMT by Tim Chappell on the UO Herald:

A new client is being released during your shard's regularly scheduled maintenance this evening. This client is to support some of the great holiday treats that have lined up for you!

In addition, the TC1 shard is being taken down for testing. At this time we expect to bring the server back up tomorrow morning.



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Log In Server Maintenance - 03/12

Submitted by UO_Herald on March 11, 2013 at 7:26 PM CDT
UO Customer Service

Originally posted 2013 Mar 11 19:00 -0400 GMT by Tim Chappell on the UO Herald:

Greetings!

We will be bringing the log in servers offline tomorrow, Tuesday March 12th, at 6:00 am EDT (10:00 GMT) for essential maintenance.
At this time we anticipate that the servers will be back online no later than 9:00 am EDT (13:00 GMT). During the maintenance players will be unable to log in, change a subscription or redeem game codes.

Please be sure to check the Herald for updates regarding this downtime.



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Updated Publish 81 on TC1

Submitted by UO_Herald on March 10, 2013 at 6:00 PM CDT
UO Patches

Originally posted 2013 Mar 09 00:48 -0500 GMT by Tim Chappell on the UO Herald:

Currently testing Publish 81.0.0 on Test Center


*Weapon special move changes requires alternate game client found in patch directory: client_tc.exe or UOSA_TC.exe. This client is needed to test the following changes.

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

Ask & Answer No. 16

Submitted by UO_Herald on March 5, 2013 at 9:51 PM CST
UO Development

Originally posted 2013 Mar 05 22:27 -0500 GMT by Tim Chappell on the UO Herald:

It is time for another Ask and Answer and our developers have answered another set of your excellent questions. Keep them coming!

UO Mania

Is there a cap for "Clean up Britannia" points? (ake)

Kyronix: Yes, the cap is at 10,000,000 points

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

Developer Interview

Submitted by UO_Herald on March 5, 2013 at 9:45 PM CST
UO Community News

Originally posted 2013 Mar 05 17:29 -0500 GMT by Tim Chappell on the UO Herald:

An interview with Ultima Online's Lead QA, Michael "Misk" Armstrong, was recently published on the UO Forums. The interview contains lots of interesting information such as where the name Misk came from and what's the biggest challenge in supporting UO. Be sure to head over to the UO Forums to check it out.



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