The Herald

Next Round of Publish 97 Updates to TC1

Greetings,

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


UO Herald - Special Announcement

20th Anniversary Party Update

Greetings everyone,

We are so excited to see all the registrations that we have received to date!  At this point we have reached capacity and any future registrations will be put on a waiting list.  Wait list registrations will be open shortly.  If have already registered and need to cancel for any reason or would like to inquire about your reservation please contact us immediately.

For those of you who are interested in staying at the Hyatt and would like to take advantage of our room block there, we  will be putting up the link as soon as details are available here.

See you in September,

UO Team


Publish 97 Updates to TC1

Greetings,

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


Publish 97 Comes to TC1

Greetings,

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.! We will be live on TC1 tonight to answers any questions you may have about Animal Training.

 

See you in Britannia,

UO Team


UO Herald - Special Announcement

Ultima Online’s 20th Anniversary Party

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


Looking for New Castle Designs

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.

 

 

Greetings all,

I know we have all talked about this before but I think putting in new castle designs for our 20th year would be something great to do.  So we the team would like to have any designs from you guys.  Looking for 3 stand outs to use.  If you have any ideas or just like to design houses send them to me at Mesanna@broadsword.com.

Thanks in advance!

 


UO Herald - Hotfix

Publish 96 Bug Fixes

We are in the process of staging a publish that will be released tomorrow 2/22/2017 during your regular maintenance cycles.  Japanese shards will receive the changes below tonight during their scheduled maintenance.

The changes are as follows:

  1. Doom Dark father will no longer teleport himself to different locations and we  have put a cool down on the number of times he can teleport you to him.  Please remember he is still leashed so you can not remove him from the area.
  2. Putrefier will no longer spawn Elemental and their loot has been greatly reduced.
  3. All versions of Glenda will be reset to their original stats and can no longer be imbued.  Glenda’s additional damage will require 60 tactics to activate. Bone breaker will no longer activate on special abilities and while in Animal forms.
  4. Field spells can once again be cast on stone bridges.
  5. Resolved the issue where targeting mobs with magic would not work properly when you could not target the ground location.

UO Herald - Hotfix

Publish 96 Update

Greetings,

The following hotfixes have been deployed to all shards, with the exception of Oceania & the Japanese shards which will receive them during their upcoming maintenance periods,

  • Fixed issue where poison application was not functioning properly with Evil Omen.
  • Fixed issue where erroneous resists could be applied to the Gloves of Feudal Grip during the crafting process.  Any items created with this error will be fixed as well.
  • A small number of large buffet tables from the Wedding Package can possibly break when targeting specific tiles within the addon during the redeeding process.  Should you encounter this issue please contact a GM and leave the remaining table pieces. The GM will replace the deed.

 

Please make sure you patch your client before logging into the game.

 

See you in Britannia,

UO Team


Publish 96 World Wide

Greetings,

Beginning with the Japanese shards this evening, all shards will be updated to Publish 96 with their regular maintenance by February 9, 2017.  Check out the latest changes in the patch notes here and send us any feedback you have here.  We appreciate everyone’s feedback and assistance during the Publish 96 testing cycle.  Thank you!

See you in Britannia,

UO Team