July 2010


Forums: Easy Account Switching Added!

Submitted by DaKaren on July 29, 2010 at 10:00 PM CDT
UORPC.NET

A much requested function has been added to the forums: easy username switching!  Now you may have a posting account for each of your characters linked to a ‘main’ account and switch between them at will. 

Please see THIS post on the Forums for instructions.



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Origin Update - Publish 67 Now Available!

Submitted by UO_Herald on July 29, 2010 at 3:57 PM CDT
UO Publishes

Originally posted 29 Jul 2010 17:52:56 by James Nichols on the UO Herald:

Greetings!

Players on Origin will be able to experience what Publish 67 has to offer.

Below are the most recent changes. For the full list of notes for Publish 67 click here - have fun! 

Publish 67 Notes

  • Adding SOT’s to Felucca Treasure chests
  • Added updated properties to the Mana Phase Orb
  • Can no longer imbue Durability onto a Brittle item
  • Pre Existing Ilshenar Treasure  Maps will now be tagged with an Artifact Rarity 0 tag
  • Item counts have been adjusted for all treasure chests
  • Added  Reagents back to the chests
  • Forged Pardons drop chance has been reduced



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Test Center Update - 7/28/10

Submitted by UO_Herald on July 28, 2010 at 6:15 PM CDT
UO Publishes

Originally posted 28 Jul 2010 17:35:51 by James Nichols on the UO Herald:

Greetings!

 The Following changes are now available on Test Center - have fun!

Publish 67 Notes

  • Adding SOT’s to Felucca Treasure chests
  • Added updated properties to the Mana Phase Orb
  • Can no longer imbue Durability onto a Brittle item
  • Pre Existing Ilshenar Treasure  Maps will now be tagged with an Artifact Rarity 0 tag
  • Item counts have been adjusted for all treasure chests
  • Added  Reagents back to the chests
  • Forged Pardons drop chance has been reduced

Patch 4.0.8.2 (Enhanced Client)

  • Cliloc updates

Patch 7.0.8.1 (Classic Client)

  • Cliloc updates



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Maintenance - All Shards 1:00PM EDT

Submitted by UO_Herald on July 28, 2010 at 11:34 AM CDT
UO Customer Service

Originally posted 28 Jul 2010 12:18:29 by James Nichols on the UO Herald:

Greetings!

At 1:00PM EDT all shards will be brought offline for maintenance as we continue to improve our database systems. We anticipate all shards to be back online before 3:00PM EDT, thank you!



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Test Center Update - 7/26/10

Submitted by UO_Herald on July 26, 2010 at 7:02 PM CDT
UO Publishes

Originally posted 26 Jul 2010 18:33:00 EST by James Nichols on the UO Herald:

Greetings!

The following changes are now available on TC1 - have fun.

Publish 67 Notes

  • Upkeep cost for Tribulation is lowered from 16 to 11
  • Upkeep cost for Despair is lowered from 18 to 13
  • Tribulation will no longer interrupt despair and visa versa
  • Both can be run concurrently at double the upkeep cost
  • Fixes were made for Treasure Map Spawn Locations
  • Guardians are no longer tameable
  • Tokuno Mobs will no longer drop invalid loot



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Enhanced Client Update - Patch 4.0.8.1

Submitted by UO_Herald on July 23, 2010 at 8:06 PM CDT
UO Patches

Originally posted 23 Jul 2010 17:25:49 by James Nichols on the UO Herald:

Greetings!

We've made the following change to resolve an issue with the Enhanced Client, have a great weekend!

Patch 4.0.8.1 (Enhanced Client)

Bug Fix

  • Fixed the issue with the Enhanced Client’s window positions snapping back when you change your options.



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Test Center 1 - Publish 67 Available Today!

Submitted by UO_Herald on July 22, 2010 at 7:59 PM CDT
UO Publishes

Originally posted 22 Jul 2010 15:34:44 by James Nichols on the UO Herald:

Greetings!

Publish 67 is available today on Test Center 1, please take a moment to read about the changes and features below and check them out in game. Your feedback is important to us and we look forward to hearing from you - have fun!

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

New Fiction - Sosaria Sleeps

Submitted by UO_Herald on July 16, 2010 at 5:26 PM CDT
BNN

Originally posted 16 Jul 2010 17:45:54 EST by Calvin Crowner on the UO Herald:

Sosaria slept, and the long lashes of the night sky covered the landscape beneath the light of a waxing moon.

For many, shadows are a place for the sinister. Shadows are a place to hide. Shadows imply a coldness, a detachment.

For others shadows are a place for opportunity. 

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

Scheduled Maintenance 7/13/10 – All Shards

Submitted by UO_Herald on July 12, 2010 at 9:18 PM CDT
UO Customer Service

Originally posted 12 Jul 2010 19:38:19 by James Nichols on the UO Herald:

Greetings!

 

Beginning Tuesday, July 13th at 2:00PM EDT all shards will be brought offline for updates to the current database system. Due to the complexities of this maintenance we anticipate services will be back online by 8:00PM EDT. We thank you for your patience during this extended downtime.

Update 7/14/10 - 1:00AM EST: The Enhance Client can once again connect to the game, we apologize in the delay for bringing this back online and those those users for their patience while the issue was resolved, have a great evening.

Update 7/14/10 - 1:00AM EST: We are currently investigating an issue in which players are unable to use the Enhance Client, we apologize for the inconvenience.

Update 7/14/10 - 12:00AM EST: Maintenance is complete - all shards are now open to players, welcome back and have fun!

Update 7/13/10 - 10:10PM EST: We continue to run tests to ensure the update deployed properly to all systems. There remains no ETA and we will update again at 11:00PM EDT or when new information is available, thank you.

Update 7/13/10 - 8:50PM EST: We're continuing to investigate the delay and there remains no ETA, thank you.

Update 7/13/10 - 8:00PM EST: We are working to resolve a remaining part of the maintenance, we are currently unable to provide an ETA at this time. The Herald will be updated each hour until shards are back online or we can provide an ETA, please stay tuned and thank you for your continued cooperation

Update 7/13/10 - 10:00AM EST: Additionally, all housing and character transfers are currently unavailable as we prepare for the maintenance



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Producers Update - Datacenter Maintenance Next Week

Submitted by UO_Herald on July 9, 2010 at 6:13 PM CDT
UO Development

Originally posted 09 Jul 2010 16:57:04 EST by Calvin Crowner on the UO Herald:

Hello all!

I will try to write a more extensive producer's update to discuss the current plans for publish 67 next Friday, as well as status on live events and core system updates next week.

In the interim it's essential we catch you up on an important update to the Ultima Online network.

For the last three months our engineering team in concert with EA World Wide IT, and the Net Engineering group have been working on upgrading our character databases and warehouse (read that "Housing") as well as login server applications to a new version of Oracle.

What does this mean to you?

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

Lost & Found - Part 4

Submitted by UO_Herald on July 1, 2010 at 5:30 PM CDT
BNN

Originally posted 01 Jul 2010 17:59:52 EST by Amber Turner on the UO Herald:

Sherry cautiously inched her way across the throne room beneath the unwavering stare of the Queen’s Elite Guard. With the sheer amount of dust and debris in the air it was no wonder they wore masks to protect their airways. Unfortunately such common sense seemed to hold little weight among the castle staff. I don’t care what anyone says. Those masks don’t look like beards. Or fangs. This room, however, IS a horrid mess. Sherry’s whiskers twitched with amusement. Trust a human to make a mess of a mouse hole.

Queen Dawn had wasted little time after hearing Sherry’s news. Frankly,  Sherry saw it as a sign of Dawn’s queenly experience that she had waited at all before initiating her own personal excavation. Dawn as commander would have simply walked in and knocked down the entire wall. Dawn as Queen however had managed to sit still long enough to pay lip service to magic centric pontifications of the wise. Good thing she didn’t wait too long. The longer we leave it back here the more likely it is the tail-wrenching thing will go missing. Of course now we have a whole different nest of problems.


The immediate results of Queen Dawn’s brief foray into demolition were fast becoming a public relations nightmare.  Audiences had been suspended until the artifact could be retrieved and the throne room cleared of rubble. The mere presence of the Queen’s Elite Guards were causing a stir and nothing the Queen, her counselors nor Sherry herself could say seemed potent enough to stop the whispered conjectures of just what exactly was going on. Not that anyone particularly wanted to trumpet news of the discovery from the castle battlements until the crystal had been successfully retrieved, but, in Sherry’s opinion at least, the confusion was doing more damage than if they had employed that trumpeter in the first place.

On top of it all someone had apparently gotten in to see Ricardo and was now spreading tales about his knowledge of the whole process.  As if anyone can trust a thing that comes out of his mouth. Solitary confinement isn’t fit for man or mouse. Thankfully that breach of security was one problem that would not occur a second time. Queen Dawn’s blistering lecture on proper protocol and procedure had seen to that. Looking up at the chest-sized hole in the northern wall, Sherry smiled. The hole wasn’t really that bad of work for a first timer. A little rough around the edges but not bad. Not bad at all. Now we just have to get the blasted thing out.



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4th of July Celebrations

Submitted by UO_Herald on July 1, 2010 at 5:24 PM CDT
UO Development

Originally posted 01 Jul 2010 17:59:52 EST by James Nichols on the UO Herald:

Good evening!

Here in the United States, the Fourth of July is an important holiday and marks the founding of our country. Today many of us celebrate our independence with massive BBQ's, fireworks, and parades with our friends and family.

This weekend we invite you to join our virtual family and celebrate the American way with Event Moderators running events across all shards, all weekend long - so check out the new fireworks, see the ceremonies, and join in the celebration with your friends!

As an added bonus you'll find the latest chapter of Lost and Found below - the adventure continues, don't miss it!

From all of us have a safe, happy, and FUN holiday weekend,

- The Ultima Online Team
(Who would also like to wish our Canadian players a happy Canada Day today!)



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