Publish 74 31st January

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Publish 74

January 31, 2012

Happy Valentine’s Day

Yes, love is in the air so please celebrate this day with our gift to you to remember it. You will find a Cupid Statue in your packs and a cupid arrow. Use the arrow by double clicking and targeting anything mobile. The arrow will then retain the name of your true love. Use it wisely because this arrow will only work in the month of February. You will get your gift the first of February.

Live Arc Started

You will be noticing we have added town loyalty, please pick the town you are the fondest of, you can only have loyalty to one town. Starting this month and continuing thru September the UO Team and the EM Team have worked together to create something we are very excited about. So keep your ears and eyes open for the next phase in this adventure as we prepare in the coming months for our 15th Anniversary!

Bulk Order Revamp

Bulk Order Caching

  • NPCs will now allow cache up to 3 bulk order deeds for players
  • All BODs are limited to one every six hours; this is no longer dependent on crafting skill level
  • The system will “cache” up to 18 hours worth of BOD give outs
  • Players may claim all 3 deeds in quick succession
  • Turning in a BOD adds a new deed to the cache (up to 3)
    • Example: Log in after 18 hours and receive 3 deeds
    • Example: Receive 3 deeds, then turn in 3 filled deeds, and immediately receive 3 new deeds

Bulk Order Bribery

  • Players may now grease the palms of NPCs that give out Bulk Order Deeds
  • The NPC will accept a bribe from the player in order to upgrade a BOD to a better one
    • Upgrades: Quantity, Quality, Material
    • Can only upgrade completely empty deeds
  • NPCs will become more greedy over time and ask for higher bribes
    • Higher level deeds also require higher bribes
  • NPCs who are bribed frequently will come under Guild scrutiny, and stop accepting bribes for a short time
  • To start the process, select the Bribe context menu option on the NPC, and follow the instructions!

Runic Re-Forging

  • For Stygian Abyss accounts, players may now use Runic Hammers to “re-forge” items
  • Re-Forging requires that the user use a Runic tool near a Soul Forge
    • Soul Forge bonuses DO NOT apply to Runic Re-Forging
  • If a Runic tool is used away from a Soul Forge, or by a non-entitle account, it behaves as a classic Runic crafting tool
Re-Forging Basics
  • Re-Forging requires a non-magical craftable item that is not made from special materials
  • Re-Forging will consume one or more charges from the runic tool to add magical item properties to the item
  • The user choose from a number of options to affect the results of the re-forging
  • Each option selected increases the charges required to perform the action
  • If no options are selected, the tool will add item properties randomly to the item, similarly to classic Runic crafting
  • The following options affect the result:
    • Powerful Re-Forging: causes the item to have slightly more magical power
    • Structural Re-Forging: causes the item to have more magical power, but the item will be Brittle
      • Fortified Re-Forging: causes the brittle item to have higher durability
    • Fundamental Re-Forging: causes the item to have significantly more magical power, but the item cannot be repaired. Its durability will be increased.
      • Integral Re-Forging: further increases the durability of the “cannot be repaired” item
    • Focused Imbuing: causes the item’s magical properties to be fewer and more powerful
      • Concentrated Imbuing: allows the item’s magical properties to achieve higher maximum values
    • Grand Artifice: guarantees that the resulting item will have one name, either a prefix or a suffix
      • Inspired Artifice: allows you to choose which name will be added to the item.
      • Exalted Artifice: guarantees that the item will have two names, both a prefix and a suffix
      • Sublime Artifice: allows you to choose a name to be added to the item. You must use both Inspired Artifice and Sublime Artifice in conjunction if you wish to choose both names to add to the item
  • Some options require other options to be set:
    • Fortified Re-Forging requires Structural Re-Forging
    • Integral Re-Forging requires Fundamental Re-Forging
    • Concentrated Imbuing requires Focused Imbuing
    • Inspired Artifice requires Grand Artifice
    • Exalted Artifice required Grand Artifice
    • Sublime Artifice requires Exalted Artifice
  • Higher-level tools:
    • Have higher budgets for adding item properties
    • Grant more properties
  • Runic tools can be combined together if they are exactly the same type
    • Their charges will be combined into one tool
    • Only works if the resulting tool has 100 or less charges
    • To combine tools, double-click one tool while near a Soul Forge and target the other tool

Wrong Dungeon Revamp

  • Loot items from this dungeon now use the New Loot Generator
  • Mobs in Wrong can drop Mondain’s Legacy items, but not Gargoyle items
  • New and tougher mobs
  • Prisoner Escort: gain Compassion more rapidly by escorting prisoners out of Dungeon Wrong
  • Bedrolls: Search prisoners’ bedrolls to see what they’ve been up to
  • The Prison of Nightmares
    • You start in a cell in the center
    • Can you find your way through a maze of vanishing walls?
    • Watch out for the Jailor – he will put you back in your cell!
    • Find the treasure room and steal some enchanted items
      • Watch out, these items have a security enchantment
      • You must escape with the item to lift the enchantment that binds it to the treasure room
      • New Item Property: Assassin Honed (found on items in the treasure room) – A successful hit with a weapon will provide additional bonus damage based on the attacker facing the same direction as the target. The percentage of the damage is based on the weapons original swing speed. Ranged weapons have a 50% chance to proc.
  • New Stealables

Clean Up Britannia 2011 – 4 New Dyes

  • Aura of Amber Pigment
  • Murky Seagreen Pigment
  • Shadowy Blue Pigment
  • Gleaming Fuchsia Pigment

Looting rights distribution change

  • Healers, Tanks, and DPS will all be equally counted when receiving looting rights throughout the game.

Bard changes

  • Context menu updates:
    • Will now display the mastery path you are currently on.
    • Will allow you to switch masteries without having to re-do quests, once every 10 Minutes.
    • Initiating any mastery ability will update your mastery book with the new context menu.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed the issue with the Dream Serpent not spawning in Ter Mur
  • HP, Stamina and Mana of duelist in the arena will be completely restored after the duel
  • The Christmas mats are now dyable with the standard dye tub, the furniture dye tub, natural dyes, tokuno dyes, and the clean up Britannia pigments. Please remember the square mat can only be dyed when in deed form.
  • Fixed the issue of the Christmas greeting card changing their from and to values
  • Fixed the issue of welcome mats blocking players from entering their homes with a single door.
  • When trading a pet the pet will now become frozen, an animal lore gump will be displayed and the pet has to be within 10 tiles of the owner.
  • Special Titles were added to the arena system.
  • Fixed the issue with how the garland hangs in the EC client
  • Siege should now have arena stones
  • Balanced will no longer be given to throwing weapons with the new loot generator.
  • Removed the Fireworks wand form the clean up items accepted
  • Immolating Weapon fire damage will now apply to each weapon hit instead of killing blow.
  • 10th Anniversary sculpture can now be turned with the interior decorating tool.
  • Mannequins will no longer be ejected from a house when the house private/public settings are adjusted.
  • Green Thorns can no longer be used in champ spawn areas containing sand terrain.
  • Players are no longer able to enter a negative balance in Sacrifice
  • Fixed an issue with SA Goblins spawning in stuck locations
  • Fixed an issue with the Lava Proof Hook, it should now attach correctly to the pole.
  • Owners cannot eject co-owner placed Mannequins from a house.
  • Magic Reflection will no longer flag you for reflecting non damaging spells.
  • Spectators can no longer invite duel participants to a party.
  • Removed a rogue cobblestone tile from the middle of the ocean.
  • In chat players can now use the players ID number to submit a harassment appeal
  • The Blood Drinker property will now spawn on items that are spawned with the new loot generator.
  • You will no longer lose compassion if you fail to rez a pet.
  • Bolts of cloth will auto stack in your inventory upon creation.
  • Fixed the issue with Transferring/copying gargoyle characters losing racial flight ability.
  • Buff/debuff scripts will remove themselves properly when you stable/claim a chicken from their coop.
  • Players can no longer recall to their ships over loaded.
  • Spellbooks, runes, books etc will no longer be sent to the Cavern of Discarded when disposed of in a container.
  • You can now dye the following with Tokuno Dyes: Slither, Night Eyes, Venom, Cloak Of Life, Cloak Of Death, Cloak Of Power, and the Conjurer’s Garb.
  • The general hotbar will default to cursor target instead of current target
  • Changed out the barstools in the Fisherman’s Brew Inn/Tavern
  • Scrolls of Alacrity have localized text for the Japanese players.
  • Players can now cancel an appeal that has been submitted.
  • In the EC client the scissor sound effect was fixed
  • Players on Siege and Mugen will no longer have to wait for mobs to spawn after using the valor virtue.
  • Draconic Orbs and Rare Serpent Eggs will no longer become stuck on the appropriate alters
  • Gardeners can now open the plant gump when the plant is in secured containers.
  • Players can now dry dock their ships when the deck is cluttered with bones that do not decay.
  • The reward from the “The Honor of the De Boors” quest is now labeled correctly “The Goblet of Celebration”.
  • Faction Town Sigils should now provide silver to the correct thief when it is returned to the Faction Town Sigil Monlith.
  • Evil Omen will now work with melee damage
  • If your criminal warning gump is off it will no longer appear when using the CurrentTarget macro.
  • With the New Loot Generator, weaker mobs now have a chance of producing unusually powerful items, rarely
  • Luck now has more influence on the power of items created by the New Loot Generator
  • Slayer item properties will now spear with greater frequency on items created by the New Loot Generator
  • Unraveling items looted from medium-level creatures in Shame will more often produce relic fragments

Publish 74.1

February 2, 2012

  • Fixed an issue that made Atlantic crash
  • Siege player will once again be able to gate to their boats

Publish 74.2

February 3, 2012

  • Resolved an issue related to containers in the Wrong prison
  • Resolved a few issues with the protesters, rioters and raiders