Fixes!!!

Mar 27, 2003
Posted by: Sabrina

Ahhhhhhh! Finally! hehe
Got this off of UO :)
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Uo Message Boards?

Mar 18, 2003
Posted by: Sabrina

If feel saddened and happy at the same time. UO has announced it is no longer to have a message board! It will be given to Stratics! Stratics is a Very Spiffy web site filled with goodies about the world on UO.
Good Luck Stratics team!
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AoS Gifts

Mar 14, 2003
Posted by: Sabrina

As taken off of www.uo.com. I personally think it is a wee bit exciting :)
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Q&A on House Customising

Jan 20, 2003
Posted by: Chateau

Q: Do we get more options for wall, floor, etc tiles besides what we see on the editor? Note, I don't mean the tiles that are not usable til AoS, but the ones not shown in the editor...
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Anatomy and AoS

Jan 20, 2003
Posted by: Chateau

Just a quick lil post over at the myUO forums:

Anatomy still confers a damage bonus in Age of Shadows.

Cheers,
Fertbert

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and For Archery Lovers...

Jan 19, 2003
Posted by: Chateau


Few things in age of shadows will address this. The ranges and speed of ranged weapons has been tweaked specifically the heavy crossbow and crossbow ranges have been increased - the moving shot ability should help to

Hope that helps
Adrick

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More on Weapon Changes with AoS

Jan 19, 2003
Posted by: Chateau

More peeps at the future of UO for Adrick over at the myUO forums:

In aos two features will help lower the requirements of 100 str. You can get str increasing items or find a war hammer with the lower requirements property.

Also in age of shadows we did a complete accross the board revamp to damages over time for all weapons and applied damage increasing special moves to weapons with lower dot values. We also adjusted the dot for two handed weapons up a little given they no longer are the only weapons that have special moves.

Hope that helps
Adrick


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Skill Title Changes Ahead?

Jan 19, 2003
Posted by: Chateau

Taken from myUO forums over at the offical UO website:

Just wanted to let folks know that they can ease up on the posting about wanting configurable titles. Solving the problem of people getting stuck with titles they don't want has made it onto our official Wishlist-Whiteboard... in fact a few of us brainstormed some possible solutions the other night. I can't promise when (or even if) we will address this but several of us are hoping this will make the feature cut for our first post-Age of Shadows publish.

Cheers,
Fertbert

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AoS Housing Tool Demo Program

Jan 18, 2003
Posted by: Chateau

Pointed out by Stratics:

Want to get a sneak peek at how the Age of Shadows House Design Tool will work? Thanks to Torgak, we were made aware of a nice little program found on the FTP Server over at Electronic Arts. First go here...
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BoD Reward Items

Jan 17, 2003
Posted by: Chateau

More from Greywolfe:

Yes, all reward items and bulk order deed items are going to be redeedable. Feel free to move or customize your house--you won't have to leave behind or destroy the things you worked so hard for. :)
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For Fun: Great Europa Nude Marathon

Jan 15, 2003
Posted by: Chateau

Found on UO's list of events :)

Be it known that upon the date of Wednesday, 15th of January, at the time of 19:30 GMT, the second Great Europa Nude Marathon will be held! An exciting competition, where the peoples of Sosaria are all invited to experience the true freedom of running naked from the most northern city of our lands - that of Minoc - to the most southern - Trinsic, through rain, wind, aligator-infested swamps, snow, mud, thistles, plague beasts, ravening hordes of mongbats and the occasional liche...
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Bad News for Castles and Keeps in Malas

Jan 15, 2003
Posted by: Chateau

Castles and keeps cannot be placed in Malas. I'm not sure of the spread on small to large homes. I just redid the areas to block placement in front of caves and spawn spots (don't want people in houses mobbed by orcs and brigands every time they log into their house). We have a tool that Vex and Fertbert made that places the largest house and then smaller houses in-between to fill all available spots. It lets us know where we stand. :)

- Hanse
UO Live Designer

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AoS Pre-Ordering FAQ

Jan 13, 2003
Posted by: Chateau

UO.com has released a offical FAQ answering many questions players have about pre-ordering the up coming Age of Shadows

View it here.
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MIB’s and SOS’s

Jan 12, 2003
Posted by: Chateau

Your MIB's and SOS's you have now will use the new magic item system, if you save them up for the release. :)

- Hanse
UO Live Designer

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Slayer Weapons and More on Special Moves

Jan 12, 2003
Posted by: Chateau

Slayer weapons are still available, but can be generated with magical properties (unlike the system you're used to). So, you can get more bonuses on top of slayer weapons. Although...
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The Reasoning Behind Invis and Teleport Items Going Poof

Jan 12, 2003
Posted by: Chateau

Those magical effects replaced skills. It's not something I've been fond of, since the first day I started playing the game. There's more variety in the new magic system than before, so we felt we could remove them.

- Hanse
UO Live Designer

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Enhancing Items

Jan 11, 2003
Posted by:

From Augur on myUO boards:

You don't need a Runic to Enhance an item. This is actually one of the main reasons Enhancement was brought up as an addition in the first place - to make sure crafters without Runics still had a role in the interaction between the new Magic system and the Crafting system...
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Runic Sewing Kits

Jan 11, 2003
Posted by: Chateau

Greywolfe had this to say about them:

The runic sewing kits will indeed be a reward from the bulk order deed system. Although it is easier to make an item with special properties by doing so with a runic sewing kit, those people without the kits will still be able to craft such items with normal kits and imbuing them with properties afterward...
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On Home Customizing

Jan 10, 2003
Posted by: Chateau

Greywolfe had these few items to tell us on myUO boards:

The front steps will indeed always be on the south edge of the building, so no matter where (or if) you place the door the system will use the south edge to determine the legality of the plot.

and...
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More on Magic Items from the Dev Team

Jan 10, 2003
Posted by: Chateau

More from the myUO Boards:

1) Max resistance is 80%, last I checked. You can exceed that number with items, but 80% is the cap.

2) I'm not sure about how resisting spells will work.

and...

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Clips from Adrick on AoS

Jan 10, 2003
Posted by: Chateau

Found on the myUO boards, Adrick pointed these things out:

All weapons both two handed and one handed will however have two special moves they can do.

The lumberjacking damage bonus was not removed for AOS.

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Shroud of Shadows

Jan 10, 2003
Posted by:

A free in game bonus for pre-ordering Age of Shadows from either IGN Gamestore or EBgames SunSword had this to ntoe about them:

It (The Hooded Shroud of Shadows) will be blessed. It can't take damage. I'm not sure if you can dye it, probably not. If someone gives you one and you didn't pre-order, silly them, I'm sure you can wear it.
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AoS Item Properties

Jan 10, 2003
Posted by: Chateau

Posted the 8th of this month on the offical AoS website, their latest feature for us is the changes of item properties with this coming expansion.

Magic items have been an intricate part of Ultima Online since its very beginning, allowing players to enhance their abilities through the use of a special weapon, or a piece of armor, jewelry, or clothing...
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Downtime for East Coast/Central Shards

Nov 12, 2002
Posted by: Chateau

Taken from FYI at UO.com:

As part of our efforts to improve the hosting facilities of our East Coast servers, our Account management system and all seven of our East Coast/Central shards (AOL Legends, Atlantic, Catskills, Chesapeake, Great Lakes, Lake Superior, and Siege Perilous) will be participating in an extended maintenance period starting on Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at 1:30am CST (2:30am EST, 7:30am GMT/UTC). This downtime may last up to 8 hours, ending around 9:30am CST (3:30pm GMT/UTC)...
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Housing Decay(Phase 3) Delayed

Oct 28, 2002
Posted by: Chateau

From FYI on UO's website:

Our current estimate for re-instating house decay is mid-November. Claiming of ownerless houses will remain available to players until Phase 3 takes effect. We will make another update about Phase 3 of housing once we have a firm date, and we thank you very much for your patience.
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Festival of Spirits

Oct 28, 2002
Posted by: Chateau

Found on UO.com under FYI:

All citizens of Britannia are invited to join us in celebrating the Festival of Spirits with an in-game social gathering this Wednesday, October 30th, 2002, at 6:00pm CST (October 31st, 2002, at 12:00am GMT/UTC) at the Community Center. Players from all shards will be in attendance, as will some of the developers of Ultima Online! Rumors persist about a costume contest, so be prepared to dress your scariest (or funniest)...
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Death Shrouds and Housing, Phase 3

Oct 18, 2002
Posted by: Chateau

From UO.com:

For all of you home owners waiting to hear about the third phase of the new Housing changes, you can relax for just a bit longer. Our current estimate for turning off auto-refreshing of homes is the last week of October, but we’ll post another update once we have the definite date!

And we’d also like to point out a current issue that is resulting in a death shroud being found in a player’s pack after being resurrected...
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Journals of Zenith

Oct 16, 2002
Posted by: Chateau

Over the past few weeks now, as people relaxed around the North Sentry during the evenings. A stranger appears from off in the forest surrounding our village, carrying with him journals from our loved one Zenith. These journals, which are now locked down in the Sentry, are the first signs from him in a very long while. Telling of his tales, and travels in within the few pages of his path through the land of Iishnar in search of his love Caleesta

It's recommended to visit the Sentry and read through these journals, and to also keep a eye out for more visits from this messenger or maybe even Zenith and Cally themselves.
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Axe Marks The Spot

Oct 9, 2002
Posted by: Chateau

Found on EA.com:

To honor Ultima Online's 5th Anniversary, ORIGIN has produced a new downloadable mini-game to commemorate called Axe Marks The Spot and a chance to purchase Ultima Online Lord Blackthorn's Revenge for 50% off from authorized retailers.

Find it Here

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Ultima Online: Age of Shadows

Oct 4, 2002
Posted by: Chateau

Noted on UOPG and found at EBgames.com:

ULTIMA ONLINE:AGE OF SHDWS PC
.99
Pre-Order: Ships on 2/1/2003

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Matriarch Quest: Fix In Progress

Oct 3, 2002
Posted by: Chateau

Found on FYI at UO.com:

The mini-quest given to players by the new solen matriarchs is currently not working properly. The red matriarch tasks players to kill black solen infiltrators on Trammel, and the black matriarch tasks players to kill red solen infiltrators on Felucca...

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Scenario Week 3 and Fixes

Oct 1, 2002
Posted by: Chateau

Posted on FYI at UO.com:

Central USA Shards (Great Lakes, Siege Perilous):
5:00 am CDT, Wednesday, October 2

This publish also includes the following bug fixes...

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Tailoring Bulk Order Deeds

Sep 27, 2002
Posted by: Chateau

Found on UOPG:

The kind of leather used for tailoring bulk order deeds should have an influence on the rewards. At the moment, however, that does not seem to be happening. We are, however, aware of the situation and are looking into the problem...
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6th Year Vet Rewards?

Sep 25, 2002
Posted by: Chateau

Found on the UO Boards here:

As some of the other folks are already answering in this thread - that hasn't been decided yet. At this moment we don't have definite plans to continue creating new items, and we may simply add extra reward choices to be used on the previous year lists...
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Client Patch 3.0.8q

Sep 25, 2002
Posted by: Chateau

For 3D clients only:
Art revisions for new vet rewards ridables.

And for both 2D and 3D clients:
Various localization files.

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Updated Scenario/Vet Rewards Schedule

Sep 25, 2002
Posted by: Chateau

From FYI on UO.com:

Central USA Shards (Great Lakes, Siege Perilous):
5:00 am CDT, Thursday, September 26


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Customizing Homes

Sep 19, 2002
Posted by: Chateau

For People whom own Keeps and/or Castles Mr Tact made this post today:

Folks, these are simply not going to happen. We didn't set an upper limit on the size of a customizable lot as part of some conspiracy to alienate players who own the largest house sizes...
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Vet Rewards Update

Sep 19, 2002
Posted by: Chateau

Taken from a UO Boards thread here, Cynthe posts this reply:

I believe we're still on track for September - they're in testing now. :)

__________________
Cynthe
Community Manager
ORIGIN Systems
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Jukas learn new skills!

Sep 14, 2002
Posted by: Cedric Moonblade

Early this morning I received a heavy knock upon my door. Startled I jumped up knocking over my morning brew over. Upset of the mess that I would soon have to clean up I walked to the door briskly, only to be met with a face that would make a harpy screech.
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RP Event: The High Council of Great Lakes

Sep 14, 2002
Posted by: Chateau

The next public meeting of the High Council of Great Lakes will be held this coming Monday at 8pm CST in Trammel...

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Event: Harvest Moon Festival

Sep 14, 2002
Posted by: Chateau

Found on the Great Lakes news section of Stratics

The harvest moon is defined as the full moon that occurs closest to the date of autumn equinox in the Northern Hemisphere. This moon phase means different things to different people. For us at Great Lakes Stratics it means a time to celebrate the coming of Fall...
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Acts of Kindness

Sep 13, 2002
Posted by: Chateau

For the next Spotlight story on uo.com they're seeking tales of in-game kindness:

Everyone needs a helping hand every now and then, and it’s always nice to run into those kind souls in-game that take a moment of their time to provide assistance to their fellow players. Whether that assistance is through gold and equipment donations, training, or from casting a heal at just the right time, we can all appreciate such considerate actions...
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Terra Blanca Opens its Doors to Vendors!!!

Sep 13, 2002
Posted by: Cedric Moonblade

In late August Skye MacLeod sent out a call to all TUR entrepreneurs to fill The Terra Blanca Fortress's Halls with Vendors.
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New TUR News Platform

Sep 7, 2002
Author: Outy

We have some new PHP power to provide member-submitted News. This will provide this section with up-to-date news beyond what Outy can maintain, and will keep our news lively.
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