Publish 101 to Origin, Izumo & Baja & Castle/Keep Contest Winners



We are pleased to announce that Publish 101 will be available on Origin, Baja, and Izumo beginning on September 13, 2018 with each shard’s regularly scheduled maintenance.  Be sure to check the notes for full release details.  As always, we look forward to your feedback.

Again we want to thank everyone who participated in our public play sessions and provided valuable feedback for Publish 101 – we couldn’t have done it without you!

The following features will not be available until Publish 101 goes world wide:

  • The Going Gumshoe Introductory Quest.  You will see this quest displayed in the Town Cryer, however the associated NPCs will not be available until after Publish 101 is deployed World Wide.
  • Caddellite Harvesting & Crafting

The following features will not be available before October 1st and Publish 101 has been deployed world:

  • Halloween Treasures of Khaldun
  • Halloween Trick or Treating
  • Halloween Zombie Skeletons
  • Halloween Jack o’ Lanterns
  • Trammel & Felucca Khal Ankur champ spawn.  You will be able to visit the Felucca entrance to Khaldun, however, you will not be able to damage any of the creatures from the champ spawn, nor will you accumulate points towards Halloween Artifact drops.

There were many entries for the Castle/Keep contest, and this has only served to underscore the creativity of our amazing community.  These new designs will be prefabricated, so you will not be able to alter them once they are placed.  The house will cost per tile such as the old prefab houses do.  This is the first of many contests to come, and we fully expected this to be a fluid process as we refine best practices for future publishes.  Based on feedback we will be adjusting the process for Publish 102.  We are going to set up two rounds of voting to help cull the number of entries so the community can more easily assist in choosing their favorite designs.  We will also be refining the teleporting process to cut down on waiting times and speed up your ability to visit each entry.  As we outlined from the beginning, entries that do not meet our aesthetic and functional requirements will not be taken into consideration.  We know this can be a completely subjective requirement and will do our best to try and outline some tips for future contents, as this is something we are continually evaluating as we push the limits of the community’s creativity.  We want to thank everyone who participated in the inaugural run of the contest and look forward to the contest for Publish 102!

For this publish we are going to add 3 of the top player voted designs and 3 designs chosen by the UO Dev Team.  The selections for Publish 101 are as follows:

#1 – Canary – Keep
#2 – Dot Warner  – Castle
#5 – Don Quan – Castle
#20 – Queen Elsa – Castle
#22 – MissEcho – Castle
#37 – Analaya – Castle

Congratulations to all the winners of the first contest.  We look forward to seeing the next creative batch of designs!

Please note, that when converting existing homes to the new designs, you will not see a preview of the design you have chosen.  You will be presented with a confirmation gump and a system message specifying which design you are trying to convert to, so be sure to double check your selection!

There is a mandatory client patch associated with this release.  Make sure you patch up your client before trying to access all shards.

Character transfer is disabled from Origin, Baja, and Izumo until Publish 101 has been deployed world wide.

See you in Britannia,

UO Team