March 2017

20th Anniversary Party Update

Submitted by UO_Herald on March 30, 2017 at 3:49 PM CDT
UO Community News

Originally posted March 30, 2017 by UO Dev Team on the UO Herald:

Greetings Everyone,

I am happy to announce we have increased the number of registrations we can accept, if you have not already done so please register today!  There are a very limited number of spaces, so do not delay!  Once we reach capacity you can once again register for the waitlist.  If you need to cancel an existing registration or wish to inquire about your registration status please contact us immediately.

We have updated the event page with information about the room block at the Hyatt Regency Dulles.

Stay tuned for additional updates as we get closer to the event.

See (many) of you in September!

Bonnie “Mesanna” Armstrong

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Next Round of Publish 97 Updates to TC1

Submitted by UO_Herald on March 23, 2017 at 8:15 PM CDT
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Originally posted March 23, 2017 by UO Dev Team on the UO Herald:


Today we have updated TC1 with the latest version of Publish 97 which includes the following changes.

We are incredibly grateful to those who have taken the time to head over to TC1 to test and give feedback on Publish 97.

At this stage we have incorporated all major feedback related to pet training progress and will be moving to the specifics of pet customization.  While our major focus is on pet customization, it is still important to get feedback on the latest changes to pet training progress.  We will provide pet training advancement gates to speed up the process, but it is still incredibly important to get feedback on the changes we made to how training progress works.

We’ll be on TC1 from this afternoon through the weekend so stop by and say hello!

As always we appreciate your time and be sure to send us your feedback!

See you in Britannia,

UO Team

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Publish 97 Updates to TC1

Submitted by UO_Herald on March 17, 2017 at 7:16 PM CDT
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Originally posted March 17, 2017 by UO Dev Team on the UO Herald:


We have updated TC1 with the latest version of Publish 97 which includes the following changes,

  • Adjusted the training scheme for pets involved in the training process. There is now a Guaranteed Gain System as well as a greater chance to gain at lower levels of progress.
  • Now provide additional feedback to players when their pets gain battle experience, or fail. The messages on TC1 are currently placeholder and will be updated before final release.

Read the full notes here.

We are really trying to focus on the length of time it takes to take pets through the training process so head over to TC1 and check out Animal Training and make sure you send us your feedback!

See you in Britannia,

UO Team

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Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Submitted by DaKaren on March 17, 2017 at 2:18 AM CDT

Happy St. Patrick's Day from everyone at

Ultima Online Newsletter #15

Submitted by UO_Herald on March 16, 2017 at 3:29 PM CDT

Update March, 2017 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


Publish 97 & 20th Anniversary Party  

Greetings Everyone,

  First I would like to start off with saying how pleased we are that many of you are going to be joining us for the 20th Anniversary Party!  We have 150 people signed up already so if you have not done so please think about signing up now as we have a cap of 180 people.

You can read more about the 20th Anniversary Party here.

   We are really happy to announce the first iteration of Publish 97 is going on TC1 for everyone to check out!  This first release focuses on a new taming feature called Animal Training, so check out the Publish Notes and head over to TC1!

   The Dev Meet and Greet for March on Yamato and Origin will be done on March 20th, Yamato at 9 am ET and Origin at 9 pm ET.  Hope to see you guys there with great questions.

  I am sure a lot of you are wondering what's next after Publish 97.  We are starting the planning stage for Publish 98 that includes a 20th Anniversary Event arc, Halloween, and Anniversary rewards.  Keep your eye on future newsletters for updates on all this exciting new content!

One small teaser I will announce is one of the new items we are offering for the 20th Anniversary - a Jewelry Box!!  We know you guys have been wanting one of these for a long time.  We hope you'll enjoy this and all the other exciting plans we have for this great milestone in Ultima Online's history!

See you in Britannia, 

Bonnie "Mesanna" Armstrong


New Pets  

Our Art Team has been hard at work adding new creatures for Publish 97 as part of our updates to Animal Taming.  Here's a look at just a few of the new creatures that will be coming to TC1 in a few week as part of Publish 97!


Question & Answer Corner

1.  What do we do if a code is invalid?

We have seen a lot of codes that are fraud lately, if you are not purchasing the code from Origin and use a 3rd party site then more than likely you are buying a bad code.

2.  Are you still accepting castle designs?

Yes we are, you can draw it out on paper if you wish, suggesting different stone would be nice also.  Different Windows etc.

3 .  A player on Siege asked for Frostwood and various other resources to be added to the merchant ships?  

We will review all the loot on the ships when we revamp that system.



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Publish 97 Comes to TC1

Submitted by UO_Herald on March 16, 2017 at 2:47 PM CDT
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Originally posted March 16, 2017 by UO Dev Team on the UO Herald:


We are pleased to announce the first iteration of Publish 97 will be coming to TC1 later this afternoon!  Included in this first release of Publish 97 is the much-anticipated pet revamp.  Make sure you patch up to the latest client before heading over to TC1.  We had several core goals going in to the pet revamp with regard to pets including,

  • Ensuring the Greater Dragon is still a viable pet for those that have and wish to continue to use them.
  • Allow greater diversity of pets that are effective by looking at their survivablilty and allowing animal tamers to customize their pets to increase survivability and variation.
  • Provide an in-game path to learn to use Animal Training with as much information as necessary to make Animal Training something everyone can have fun with.

In order to achieve these goals you can look forward to the following changes with pets,

  • Pets can now be trained beyond their current control slot requirements up to new maximums.
  • Train pets in endless combinations of special abilities, special moves, area effects and magic schools.
  • Customize skill caps and attributes to create new pet variants.
  • Read the full initial release notes here

This is only the first iteration of Publish 97 and at this stage we want to concentrate on testing the Animal Training process.  This includes the in-game path for learning about this new feature, as well as your experience with training pets, the results of customizing pets, and how those customized pets are balanced with the rest of the world.

This is just the first release of Publish 97, in future releases you can look forward to brand new creatures and rare pet color spawns!  Look for more details on these creatures in our next newsletter.

For now, head over to TC1 and check out Animal Training!  As always we look forward to your feedback.!


See you in Britannia,

UO Team

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Ultima Online’s 20th Anniversary Party

Submitted by UO_Herald on March 9, 2017 at 11:46 AM CST
UO Community News

Originally posted March 9, 2017 by Bonnie "Mesanna" Armstrong on the UO Herald:

Greetings everyone,

We are happy to announce the details of our 20th Year Anniversary Party!.  The dates are September 22nd and 23rd, 2017.  Please go here to read about the activities, the location and rooms, and make sure you fill out the registration page if you are going to be joining us this year to help us celebrate. Please note the registration deadline to take advantage of the discounted room rates is March 31st, 2017.  After that you can still register but the rooms will cost more.  Space is limited so please register early!

To cut down on confusion I am asking each person to register separate not as a group.  This way I can get a more accurate count as to how many rooms I need to block off at a discount rate and how many days needed.  If you plan on coming in on Thursday night and staying after the BBQ , then you will need 3 nights.

We hope we see everyone there to celebrate with us, this is a huge milestone for Ultima Online and we all hope you can be a part of it!

Hope to see you there!!

UO Team

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Submitted by UO_Herald on March 1, 2017 at 4:03 PM CST

Originally posted March 1, 2017 by UO Dev Team on the UO Herald:

By EM Bennu

“I know you have heard the legends. They are true, every single one of them.” An old hermit called the Seer peered across the fire at the two boys.

“The one about the pirates and the Lady?” Haren, aged no more than nine seemed enthralled.

“True, every word of it.” The Seer nodded.

“What about the one about the little girl and the corpser?” Dreu, Haren’s twin crossed his arms in disbelief.

“That one too, the Dark Wolf protects this island and has for generations.”

“Where did he come from?”

“There are stories, some say he isn’t a wolf at all, that he is the last of a race of Lycan, from another world entirely. Some say he is a cursed man with no words left in him, only action.”

“But he is good right? Not evil like the stories about Mondain or Minax?” Haren licked his lips and peered around at the dark forest.

“Of course. The Dark Wolf is a protector, a companion without his pairing.”

“Seems lonely, out in the forest all alone. No friends, no family.” Dreu spoke.

“So you believe the stories now, do you Dreu?” the Seer smiled.

“I don’t know, but I wouldn’t want to sleep out here alone, forever and ever.” The evening air blew in and Dreu shivered.

“You boys should better go back to town, it is late and your parents will worry.” The Seer stood and kicked dirt over the fire. “Off with you now!”

The two boys scampered into the direction of Serpent’s Hold along the rocky beach. Haren took the lead, driving a path over the slick rocks.

“That old man is crazy, Windrunner isn’t real.” Dreu chided his brother in a boastful sort of bravery.

“That isn’t what you were saying just a minute ago!” his brother answered back.

“I was just being polite, that old Seer is full of stories, and I bet not one of them is true. He just tells them so we keep bringing him apples and that ale you stole from Father.”

“Whatever!” Haren scoffed.

The wilds of the jungled forest around the city of Serpent’s Hold held few secrets, the city occupied much of the land, with very little room for else. The rocky beach offered no fertile ground. The hermit therefor had no fields to pilfer, no wild edibles, very little small game. He was utterly dependent on the charity of others; Dreu was correct that it was the Seer’s stories that kept his belly from being hollow.

“Stop!” Dreu shouted, but was too late.

His brother stopped cold, face to face with a pair of panthers. The two sleek grey cats circled the boys flicking their tails, hungry.

“Back away slowly.” Dreu whispered.

For every slow step backward the pair took, the cats advanced two. The two yelled for help, but were still too far from the city to be heard and the Seer was long gone.

Haren tripped over a vine and fell backwards to the ground. Dreu bolted and ran toward the city.

The two cats separated, one in chase, the other dropped low, ready to pounce. As Haren slowly began to right himself the panther sprung toward him only to be answered by a massive blackened wolf who took the cat between its jaws and shook the life out of it, tossing the corpse against a tree.

“Windrunner?” Haren whispered.

The large wolf snorted and gave chase toward the other panther. He seemed in the eyes of Haren to float more than run, the speed and deft course caught up with the panther and jumped over it, putting itself between Dreu and the danger.

Windrunner let out a low growl and the panther skulked, lowering its head in submission. The massive dark wolf turned and nosed under the boy till Dreu hung onto his back. The two returned, and Haren joined his brother. The two boys atop the massive dark wolf of Legend, Windrunner.

They did not yet know it but their ride of terror and fright would be one of many, for the lonely Windrunner was ever on the search for a companion of his own.

The two boys returned to their beds late, knowing none would believe their tale. But in the forest an old hermit smiled, and peered out into the dark toward the city.

“Good job old friend, well done Windrunner…”

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New Ultima Store Item: Windrunner

Submitted by UO_Herald on March 1, 2017 at 4:01 PM CST
UO News

Originally posted March 1, 2017 by UO Dev Team on the UO Herald:

We are pleased to announce a new item is available from the Ultima Store – Windrunner!

Windrunner is a vanity mount that is sure to strike fear into the hearts of enemies who see you charge valiantly into battle atop this steed!  To read more about the origins of this mysterious creature check out this fiction!

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Looking for New Castle Designs (Update)

Submitted by UO_Herald on March 1, 2017 at 3:48 PM CST
UO Community News

Originally posted February 24, 2017 by Bonnie "Mesanna" Armstrong on the UO Herald:

Good Afternoon Everyone,

Let me see if I can’t clear up some confusion.  Please remember we have not finalized any plans as of this date but here is what we are thinking.

  1.  Castle would have the same footprint
  2. The design would still be considered a prefab house
  3. You would be able to access the design via the tool for original placement or via the house sign for a change in design.   We are still working out what happens to items inside the house so stay tuned for upcoming announcements.
  4. When you submit a design idea be very specific as to what you want.
  5. When the final 3 designs are picked we will name them after the designers in game.

I hope this clears up some of the confusion and please remember, these are subject to change the closer we get to actually putting the concept in game.

Thanks everyone and we look forward to seeing your ideas.

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