April 2017

Here Be Dragons

Submitted by UO_Herald on April 28, 2017 at 4:51 PM CDT

Originally posted April 27, 2017 by UO Dev Team on the UO Herald:

By EM Malachi

High in the Dragonhame Mountains, a small dragon fidgeted. Mirendel balanced herself on one leg, moved pebbles around with her talons, and scratched shapes in the snow. A peak nearby started to shift, shaking off layers of ice and snow to reveal a much larger Platinum dragon. Matriarch Aesthyron lowered her head to stare at Mirendel, “You are supposed to be meditating.”

“I did. Done now. Tell me a story.”

“Ah, the impatience of youth. Very well. I shall share a piece of lore on why we value reflection and patience. Watch now. Kal Quas Wis Ort Por.” The great dragon moved a talon in casting, cutting a window into the Ethereal Void. The magic of the spell focused on the monuments and wayposts of the endlessness between worlds. Important features looked close enough to touch even though it would take a human lifetime to travel directly to them. “What do you see, little one?”

The baby dragon stared in awe, her eyes darting between the various mysteries and magics of the Void. “I see stars twinkling, red and blue.”

“That is the Xorinite Wisp.”

“A big scary flat stone with runes.”

“That is the Plane of the Shattered Obelisk.”

Mirendel focused on another object, “A pretty, shiny thread.”

“That is the spell the Britannians cast, their Silver Gate.”

“A little human in a floating house.”

“That is…That’s new…But it doesn’t matter. The Ethereal Void was our home for generations after we left the cradle of Sosaria for a time. While some dragons stayed behind as guides and protectors, most of our kind left this world to give the younger beings a chance to thrive and to protect them from our destructive conflicts with the Crimson dragons. We were arrogant then, impatient to stretch our wings and test our true power.”

The young dragon hopped onto a boulder and asked, “What happened next?”

Aesthyron composed her thoughts and began to recount the history, “It was during a conflict with the Crimson dragons, our first beyond the bonds of Sosaria. Our greatest wyrms facing three times their number, unleashing unrestrained dragon fire and spells that would have destroyed entire cities or forests on this world. Returning in victory and filled with foolish pride, they found all of their egg caches raided, and an entire generation of kin stolen.”

“The theft drove all into a fury, and assuming duplicity by the Crimsons, our kind prepared to escalate the war against them. If not for a few level heads on both sides, we would have wiped out our misguided cousins, never knowing the truth. The Crimsons had also been raided, and an unseen third party has stolen their eggs as well.”

The Matriarch continued, “The greatest threats you cannot always see directly. It took us much to learn who had stolen our eggs. They were called many things – world-builders, oppressors, raiders, thieves, but we always called them what they called themselves – the Kotl. They had the means to travel easily through the Void, and they liked to take things that were not theirs. As long as this was true, our eggs were threatened.”

“The magic that allowed the Kotl to raid worlds across the Void also made their home, Eodon, inaccessible and unmappable. We could not strike them directly, but we could send a message.”

“In secret, we shared our plan with the Crimsons, and for one brief moment in untold generations, we were united again. With the next cycle of eggs, we made a big show of meeting the other dragons on the field of battle, but we left a majority of our forces guarding our eggs, hidden by illusion.”

“Thieves are driven by greed, and the Kotl came as we expected. We then turned our fury against them: a storm of flame, tooth, and claw. We left a handful alive, enough to tell the Kotl civilization what had happened. That lesson kept the Kotl away. Still, never again did we leave our eggs unguarded. Even a dragon can learn humility.”

After the story ended, Mirendel thought for a moment before asking her question, “What happened to the missing eggs?”

“Those eggs were forever lost to us, but I often wonder what became of our stolen kin.”


Krett was fascinated by the lost Kotl civilization and their tinkering. The tunnels of their ancient city were a vast collection of mysterious contraptions. Sadly, most of them were smashed and broken, but Krett believed he could learn much by repairing them. The one he was currently fixing seemed like a strange combination of a stasis chamber and an egg incubator. He hurried to replace the activation mechanism so he could learn exactly what it did.

The chamber slowly opened, draining away a silvery liquid metal to reveal several large eggs. Suddenly, the surface grew bright and warm as midday, and golem limbs started to turn the eggs. Krett was watching and taking notes, when he heard a great rumble. Turning around, he saw dozens of other chambers were also coming alive, each with their own collections of eggs.

“I think now would be a good time to return to Minoc.”

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Publish 97 World Wide + Store Sale & Springtime Gifts

Submitted by UO_Herald on April 27, 2017 at 3:30 PM CDT
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Originally posted April 26, 2017 by UO Dev Team on the UO Herald:


Beginning with the Japanese shards this evening, all shards will be updated to Publish 97 with their regular maintenance by April 27, 2017.

Publish 97 is packed full of new features, most notably the much anticipated update to Animal Taming.  You can read all about the new Animal Training features and check out the full list of changes in the Publish 97 wiki.  We want to extend a very big thanks to everyone who helped test Publish 97 as well as those who sent in feedback.  As always, please feel free to send us any feedback you have.

We are also pleased to announce that beginning April 27th, 2017 at 9am ET and continuing through May 4th, 2017 at 9am ET we are having a sale on Pet Bonding Potions in the Ultima Store – so stock up today for all your pet bonding needs!

Finally, as a welcome to the dawning of Spring, please visit Justice Falls to claim a special gift from the UO Team.  The gift dispensers will be available beginning once all shards have been published with Publish 97 and will remain active until the displayed timer runs out.

See you in Britannia,

UO Team

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April UO Newsletter

Submitted by UO_Herald on April 24, 2017 at 4:35 PM CDT

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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,

We are so pleased with the feedback everyone has given us to make Publish 97 great.  I know many of you are really excited and can't wait to get it on your shard.  We will be publishing World Wide on April 27th.  

We have started working on Publish 98 so keep reading for some exciting details as to what is coming.

We are still planning the 20th anniversary party, finding the right bakery is not as easy as it sounds *grins*, and yes we will have gluten free cupcakes for you guys that desire those.

We had a great taste testing of the food for the BBQ the other day, you guys are going to love this!  It will consist of beef brisket, beef ribs, pulled pork, and chicken.  We will also have vegetarian options available.

We currently have 200 people signed up to attend with over 50 people on the waiting list.  If you are unable to come and need to cancel please email me so I can notify someone on the waiting list.  It would be greatly appreciated.

For those that cannot attend the party, I do not want to leave you out of everything, so we are going to put a raffle stone on TC1 that lets you sign up for a chance to win a Castle!  Yes that is correct! For the anniversary I will be giving out 6 castles!  Three in game via the TC1 raffle stone and three at the Party!  You will be notified via email so you can tell me what shard you would like the castle placed.  We will update in a future newsletter when the raffel stone is available on TC1.  Good luck to everyone!

Finally, we've received some great submissions of new castle designs!  There is so much interest in this promotion that we are going to be putting together a tool that allows players to mock-up larger house designs on TC1.  Keep an eye on future newsletters as we release this feature in a future publish.
See you in Britannia, 

Bonnie "Mesanna" Armstrong


Looking Ahead to Publish 98  

We have been incredibly fortunate to have so many players show up on TC1 to test Animal Training and all the pet features!  While Bleak has been busy iterating over that feedback and polishing features to get ready for World Wide release later this week, Kyronix has been busy working on Publish 98.  Publish 98 brings us into the busiest development cycle of the year as we focus on UO's anniversary, as well as our Halloween & Fall content. 

Beginning later this Summer and into the early Fall, we will be starting a 20th Anniversary event arc.  We are still in the early stages of planning the details, but have taken note of all the event-related suggestions that have come up from our Meet & Greets.  You can definitely expect to see Britannia's cities once again assaulted by the forces of darkness and epic battles as Britannian's are once again called upon to valiantly defend their homeland.  Our goal with the arc is to keep the experience fresh without lengthy lulls in the action.  We'll also be targeting a variety of mechanics to include both solo and group activities.  

Almost immediately following the conclusion of the event arc, Fall will be upon us which means 20th Anniversary Rewards to thank everyone for achieving this major milestone in gaming history!  Looking to Halloween we are reactivating old favorites like bone-collecting, complete with new styles of bones as well as new Trick or Treating loot, the next iteration of the Treasures of Halloween, new trophies for the Huntmaster's Challenge, and new Horn of Plenty items.  

In between catching a little sun this summer we'll be busy so keep an eye on future newsletters and UO.com for updates!


Question & Answer Corner

1. Can you provide crystal portals to other areas like you did in the Valley of Eodon?

Yes, we will be providing a reward item like this in the Treasures of Halloween event this coming Halloween.

2.  Can we get some new UO themed wallpapers?

Yes, we can put new wallpapers for download on UO.com

3 .  Can we get additional costumes?

Yes, we can add additional costumes as rewards for future content.

4.  Can we have additional ways to obtain black and white seeds?

These are the result of rare mutations from cross-pollination during gardening and have no plans to change that.

5.  Can we get some new VvV rewards?

We are in the early stages of planning another pass at VvV to address some of the concerns with its original release.  Our goal with the first release of VvV was to fix the major concerns with flagging that were related to factions, and create a foundation we can build off.  We hope to continue to build on that foundation and implement some of the features and answer some of the feedback we've received in the time VvV has been live.

6.  What is the best way to give feedback?

Great question!  You can email your feedback, or you can visit our bi-weekly Meet & Greets that are announced on UO.com & in-game town criers.  You can also visit us on TC1 during our testing releases if you want to talk about a feature or just say Hi!  



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Baja, Izumo, and Origin Pub 97 Update

Submitted by UO_Herald on April 20, 2017 at 6:44 PM CDT
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Originally posted April 20, 2017 by UO Dev Team on the UO Herald:

Greetings all,

We have fixed the following issues and publishing this to Izumo this evening 4/20/2017.  Baja and Origin will get it during their  maintenance on 4/21/2017.

  1. Pet max base stamina is not capped at 150.
  2. Resolved issue where trained pets taming requirements reset after server maintenance.


UO Team

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Publish 97 to Origin, Izumo, & Baja

Submitted by UO_Herald on April 18, 2017 at 4:40 PM CDT
UO Publishes

Originally posted April 18, 2017 by UO Dev Team on the UO Herald:


We have published Origin, Izumo & Baja with the latest version of Publish 97 which includes the following changes.   Also visit the individual wiki pages on the Discovering Animal Training Quest, Animal Training, and Animal Training Abilities to learn more.

We want to thank everyone who took the time to test Publish 97 and send in feedback!

While this is not a mandatory patch, you are encouraged to update your client to the latest version before playing Origin, Izumo & Baja.  Character transfer on these shards will be disabled until Publish 97 is released world wide later this month.

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

See you in Britannia,

UO Team

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Happy Easter

Submitted by DaKaren on April 16, 2017 at 7:15 AM CDT

Happy Easter from everyone at UORPC.net

Publish 97 Update to TC1

Submitted by UO_Herald on April 14, 2017 at 5:23 PM CDT
UO Publishes

Originally posted April 14, 2017 by UO Dev Team on the UO Herald:


By 4pm ET today, April 14, 2017, we will be updating TC1 with the latest version of Publish 97 which includes the following changes.

We’ll be on TC1 from this afternoon and throughout 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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Update to Origin, Izumo and Baja Publish Schedule

Submitted by UO_Herald on April 13, 2017 at 4:11 PM CDT
UO Publishes

Originally posted April 13, 2017 by Bonnie "Mesanna" Armstrong on the UO Herald:

Greetings all,

We are making a few adjustments to pet AIs and will not be publishing today, our new scheduled date to publish to Origin, Izumo and Baja is Tuesday April 18th, 2017.  We will be updating TC1 with the latest changes, keep an eye on the wiki for the latest list of updates.

Also, as of May 1st we will be making additional stable slots available from the Ultima Store.

Finally, as a celebration of Easter and the dawning of Spring make sure you visit the Justice Falls and look for the pink squirrel to claim a gift.  These gifts will not be available until all shards have been updated with Publish 97 later this month.

See you in Britannia,

UO Team

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Final TC1 Release for Pub 97

Submitted by UO_Herald on April 11, 2017 at 4:28 PM CDT
UO Publishes

Originally posted April 11, 2017 by UO Dev Team on the UO Herald:


By 4pm ET today, April 11, 2017, we will be updating TC1 with the latest version of Publish 97 which includes the following changes.  Be sure to patch up to the latest client to see the newest creatures.

We are incredibly grateful to those who have taken the time to head over to TC1 to test and give feedback on Publish 97.  This will be the final TC1 release as we are planning to publish Origin, Izumo, & Baja on Thursday, April 13, 2017.

We have introduced the final batch of new creatures with this patch!  Platinum & Crimson Drakes can be found in various locations throughout Trammel, Felucca, Ilshenar, Malas & Eodon.  These locations include Destard, Montor, Ice Dungeon, the forest near Umbra, and the Kotl City.  Stygian Drakes can found in various locations throughout the Stygian Abyss.

We’ll be on TC1 from this afternoon  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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Dev Meet and Greet on Asuka and Pacific

Submitted by UO_Herald on April 4, 2017 at 9:19 PM CDT
UO Community News

Originally posted April 4, 2017 by Bonnie "Mesanna" Armstrong on the UO Herald:

Greetings Everyone,

We will be doing the monthly meet and greets on April 10th for Asuka at 9 am ET and April 24th at 9 pm ET for Pacific.  We look forward to seeing you there with your questions and suggestions.

I would also like to take this time to let you guys know we are aware of the issue with the Pet Branding tool.  When we publish the fix this week all tools will be fully recharged.

Thank you!

UO Team

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