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A Summary for Returning Players
<a href="http://uo.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/map-known-world.jpg"><img class="alignright size-full wp-image-9809" src="http://uo.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/map-known-world.jpg" alt="map-known-world" width="250" height="168" /></a>Thinking of returning to Sosaria? Welcome home. To return you will first need to recover your account. This <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5G7ABl5wdyU">video</a> created by the UO team will lead you through the steps required. The next step is to download your choice of client, if you are strictly 'old skool' you will probably favour the classic client, while if you have become used to more advanced user interfaces with hotbars you may prefer the enhanced client. Both client download links can be found <a href="http://uo.com/client-download/">here</a>. While you wait for the game to install here are the main points of what you have missed over the last few years, in reverse chronological order. 2018 Publish 103 brought the seasonal events The <a href="https://uo.com/wiki/ultima-online-wiki/seasonal-events/the-krampus-encounter/">Krampus Encounter</a> and the <a href="https://uo.com/wiki/ultima-online-wiki/seasonal-events/artisan-festival/">Artisan Festival</a> Publish 102 introduced new creatures and new rewards to the <a href="https://uo.com/wiki/ultima-online-wiki/gameplay/huntmasters-challenge/">Huntmaster's Challenge</a> Publish 101 spanned a similar time frame to that of publish 98 of the previous year and again included an anniversary story arc, <a href="https://uo.com/wiki/ultima-online-wiki/gameplay/quests/going-gumshoe/">Going Gumshoe</a> and Halloween event, <a href="https://uo.com/wiki/ultima-online-wiki/seasonal-events/halloween-treasures-of-khaldun/">Treasures of Khaldun</a>. It was also the first publish during which a contest was held to design a <a href="https://uo.com/customizable-keep-castle-contest/">Castle or Keep</a>. Publish 100, essentially a bug fix publish, also included some minor tweaks, one of the most significant being the addition of level 5 and 6 maps to the '<a href="https://uo.com/wiki/ultima-online-wiki/gameplay/quests/the-witches-apprentice/">Witches Apprentice</a>' quest. Publish 99 in February launched the 'free to play' <a href="https://uo.com/wiki/ultima-online-wiki/beginning-the-adventure/endless-journey/">Endless Journey</a>, a way to enjoy adventuring in Sosaria at no cost, but with significant restrictions. <a href="https://uo.com/wiki/ultima-online-wiki/gameplay/npc-commercial-transactions/vaults/">Vaults</a> became available to both subscribing and <a href="https://uo.com/wiki/ultima-online-wiki/gameplay/npc-commercial-transactions/vaults/vaults-with-endless-journey-auctions/">Endless Journey</a> players. <a href="https://uo.com/2018/04/11/the-town-cryer/">Town criers</a> were also given significant new functions and a new area was added to the <a href="https://uo.com/wiki/ultima-online-wiki/world/cities-and-towns/cities-and-towns-britain/">West Britain </a>landscape, Brit Commons. 2017 Publish 98 spanned a time from August to October, commencing with the 20th anniversary Story Arc and related events, <a href="https://uo.com/the-shattered-obelisk/">The Shattered Obelisk</a> and concluding with the third of the recurring Halloween events, The <a href="https://uo.com/wiki/ultima-online-wiki/combat/pvm-player-versus-monster/halloween-treasures-of-the-sorcerers-dungeon/">Treasures of Sorcerer's Dungeon</a> Publish 97 significantly enhanced the play of tamer characters with the introduction of <a href="https://uo.com/wiki/ultima-online-wiki/skills/animal-taming/animal-training/">Animal Training</a> and the addition of several new tameable pets. Publish 96 added the Wedding Package to <a href="https://uo.com/ultima-store/">Ultima Store</a> and a significant update to Dungeon Doom, principally affecting the AI of the inhabitants and the available <a href="https://uo.com/wiki/ultima-online-wiki/items/artifacts-doom-gauntlet/">artifacts</a>. New <a href="https://uo.com/wiki/ultima-online-wiki/items/artifacts-doom-stealable/">stealable artifacts</a> were also added 2016 Publish 95 included a major review of the <a href="https://uo.com/wiki/ultima-online-wiki/gameplay/crafting/bulk-orders/">Bulk Order System</a>, adding several skills to the system, adjusting the way the system worked and updating existing Tailor and Smith rewards. Publish 94 brought the second Halloween event following the forumula introduced in Publish 87. This year's event being the <a href="https://uo.com/wiki/ultima-online-wiki/combat/pvm-player-versus-monster/treasures-of-the-kotl-city/">Treasures of the Kotl City</a> During May 2016, not linked to a publish, a new way of purchasing in game items was introduced, <a href="https://uo.com/ultima-store/">Ultima Store</a> Publish 93 further expands gameplay in Eodon with the <a href="https://uo.com/wiki/ultima-online-wiki/combat/the-myrmidex-threat/">Myrmidex Threat</a> Publish 92 adds the quest chain '<a href="http://uo.com/wiki/ultima-online-wiki/gameplay/quests/a-valley-of-one-quest-chain/">Valley of One</a>' to Eodon 2015 Time of Legends expansion introduces the <a href="http://uo.com/wiki/ultima-online-wiki/world/the-tribes-of-eodon/">Valley of Eodon</a>, <a href="http://uo.com/wiki/ultima-online-wiki/world/dungeons/shadowguard/">Shadowguard</a>, <a href="http://uo.com/wiki/ultima-online-wiki/skills/skill-masteries/">Skill Masteries</a> and House Craftables using <a href="http://uo.com/wiki/ultima-online-wiki/skills/carpentry/stone-crafting/">Stone Crafting</a> and <a href="http://uo.com/wiki/ultima-online-wiki/skills/tinkering/">Tinkering</a> skills. Publish 90 also introduces the final two Virtues, <a href="http://uo.com/wiki/ultima-online-wiki/gameplay/npc-commercial-transactions/the-virtues/#humility">Humility</a> and <a href="http://uo.com/wiki/ultima-online-wiki/gameplay/npc-commercial-transactions/the-virtues/#spirituality">Spirituality</a>. The most significant, and noticeable change for a returning player in this publish is <a href="http://uo.com/wiki/ultima-online-wiki/player/money/">Currency Conversion</a>. 2014 Publish 88 brought the <a href="http://uo.com/wiki/ultima-online-wiki/gameplay/huntmasters-challenge/">Huntmaster's Challenge</a> Publish 87 introduced the <a href="http://uo.com/wiki/ultima-online-wiki/combat/pvm-player-versus-monster/halloween-treasures-of-doom/">Treasures of Doom</a> Halloween event. Although not currently active further seasonal additions to this event are intended. Publish 86 replaced the old faction system with <a href="http://uo.com/wiki/ultima-online-wiki/combat/virtue-versus-vice/">Vice versus Virtue</a> 2013 Publish 85 added a new dungeon below <a href="http://uo.com/wiki/ultima-online-wiki/world/dungeons/dungeon-castle-blackthorn/">Castle Blackthorn</a> in Britain. Publish 83 The <a href="http://uo.com/wiki/ultima-online-wiki/gameplay/quests/bmv-ararat-exploring-the-deep/">Exploring the Deep</a> quest chain introduces players to the BMV Ararat Publish 82 brings significant changes to <a href="http://uo.com/wiki/ultima-online-wiki/gameplay/houses-placing-a-house/#rules">house rules</a> as applied to Siege Perilous. The <a href="http://uo.com/wiki/ultima-online-wiki/items/the-kings-collection/">King's Collection</a> theme pack becomes available for purchase. Publish 81 sees the first <a href="http://uo.com/wiki/ultima-online-wiki/gameplay/britannia-loyalty-and-councils/">City Elections</a>, a significant revamp of <a href="http://uo.com/wiki/ultima-online-wiki/combat/special-moves/">weapons special moves,</a> a change to the <a href="http://uo.com/wiki/ultima-online-wiki/items/base-properties/">basic properties</a> of armor and the addition of <a href="http://uo.com/wiki/ultima-online-wiki/gameplay/crafting/armor-refinement/">Armor Refinement</a>. 2012 Publish 79 Brings the Exodus Encounter and <a href="http://uo.com/wiki/ultima-online-wiki/world/dungeons/dungeon-haven-mine/">New Haven Mine</a> Publish 78 sees the opening of <a href="http://uo.com/wiki/ultima-online-wiki/gameplay/npc-commercial-transactions/fortunes-fire-resort-and-casino/">Fortune's Fire Casino</a> Publish 77 <a href="http://uo.com/wiki/ultima-online-wiki/gameplay/city-loyalty/">Britannia Loyalty</a> becomes interactive Publish 76 Dungeon <a href="http://uo.com/wiki/ultima-online-wiki/world/dungeons/dungeon-covetous/">Covetous</a> is revamped Publish 74 Dungeon <a href="http://uo.com/wiki/ultima-online-wiki/world/dungeons/dungeon-wrong/">Wrong</a> is revamped 2011 Publish 73 <a href="http://uo.com/wiki/ultima-online-wiki/combat/player-v-player-arenas/">Arenas</a> are added and Dungeon <a href="http://uo.com/wiki/ultima-online-wiki/world/dungeons/dungeon-shame/">Shame</a> is revamped. Publish 72 <a href="http://uo.com/wiki/ultima-online-wiki/gameplay/npc-commercial-transactions/clean-up-britannia/">Clean Up Britannia</a> becomes a permanent feature and <a href="http://uo.com/wiki/ultima-online-wiki/gameplay/npc-commercial-transactions/the-virtues/#honesty">Honesty</a> virtue is introduced. Publish 70.0.4 <a href="http://uo.com/wiki/ultima-online-wiki/gameplay/npc-commercial-transactions/the-new-magincia-bazaar/">Magincia Bazaar</a> arrives also two 'theme packs' Gothic and Rustic become available for purchase. Publish 70 <a href="http://uo.com/wiki/ultima-online-wiki/world/cities-and-towns/cities-and-towns-new-magincia/">Magincia</a> is rebuilt following a public lottery to raise funds (player housing) 2010 Publish 68 <a href="http://uo.com/2012/09/17/ultima-online-high-seas/">High Seas Booster</a> released. Major changes to <a href="http://uo.com/wiki/ultima-online-wiki/skills/fishing/fishing-in-the-high-seas/">fishing</a> and <a href="http://uo.com/wiki/ultima-online-wiki/gameplay/ships-guide/">ships;</a> <a href="http://uo.com/wiki/ultima-online-wiki/gameplay/quests/bigglesbys-bounty-quests/">pirate quests </a>and new monster encounters: <a href="http://uo.com/wiki/ultima-online-wiki/combat/pvm-player-versus-monster/corgul-the-soulbinder/">Corgul the Soulbinder</a>, Scalis Enforcer and Charybdis Publish 67 <a href="http://uo.com/wiki/ultima-online-wiki/gameplay/treasure-maps/">Treasure Map</a> locations randomised Publish 66 <a href="http://uo.com/wiki/ultima-online-wiki/skills/bardic-skills/bard-masteries/">Barding Masteries</a> introduced 2009 Publish 63 Gave UO what many other games already had, <a href="http://uo.com/wiki/ultima-online-wiki/player/in-game-communication/">Global Chat</a>. Stygian Abyss Expansion (publish 60) gave us the <a href="http://uo.com/getting-started/">Gargoyle</a> as a player character type choice, and the new skills Throwing, <a href="http://uo.com/wiki/ultima-online-wiki/skills/imbuing/">Imbuing</a> and <a href="http://uo.com/wiki/ultima-online-wiki/skills/mysticism/">Mysticism</a>. It also gave us the Gargoyle homeland of <a href="http://uo.com/wiki/ultima-online-wiki/world/facet-maps/">Ter Mur</a> and the biggest and most intricate dungeon ever added to UO; the <a href="http://uo.com/wiki/ultima-online-wiki/world/dungeons/the-stygian-abyss/">Stygian Abyss</a>.