|UO:R Stuf – 03rd Mar 2k|
|In Development –|
× Player Interaction Changes, detailing the Consent-Only Area, otherwise known as PvP-.
× The Faction System, detailing Factions, otherwise known as PvP++.
× Hard to tell how these changes will affect merchants yet; but times, in truth, are achanging.
|Ye Bigge Patche – 9th Mar 2k|
|Latest Game Update :: Server Publish –|
|Boat Recall Fix –|
× The mast of a ship will no longer block recall attempts.
|House Placement Fixes –|
× The house placement system will be refined to ensure that houses are not being placed in improper locations.
× The system will also check current houses more thoroughly when determining whether the house is properly or improperly placed.
|Changes to Skill Gain –|
Changes to the skill gain system to facilitate better gains and lessen the effectiveness of macroing.
|Bank Checks –|
Bank checks will allow players to carry around large sums of gold to facilitate secure trading.
|Tinker Traps –|
Tinker traps will be modified. Their purpose will be to protect containers and their creation will no longer give the maker a murder count.
|Fishing Changes –|
Fishermen at over 80 skill will have a chance to pull up a sea serpent regardless of whether they succeed or fail at fishing when in deep sea.
Every time you successfully fish up a treasure map or SOS bottle a sea serpent will surface and attack. The treasure map or SOS bottle will be on the serpent’s corpse. Sea serpents that are pulled up through normal fishing that did not result in a treasure map or SOS bottle will not have these items on them. Only sea serpents that are pulled up because of a treasure map or SOS bottle will have them on their corpse.
|Shopkeeper Changes –|
|Locked-down Items on Porches – 15th Mar 2k|
We are aware of players using a bug to lock down items on their front porch. This is contrary to the intended design of lockdowns in houses. Please be aware that these items are subject to deletion if not placed back inside the house.
We ask that you not call a Game Master if you see a house with porch lockdowns. At this time, the Game Masters have more urgent matters to deal with.
|Client Patch 1.26.4i – 16th Mar 2k|
|Latest Game Update :: Client Patch 1.26.4i –|
Client patch that contains new macro options and optimizations. Includes:
|Oceania Opens – 27th Mar 2k|
We are pleased to announce the global opening of Oceania shard on March 29th at 7:00AM local Sydney time. Oceania is the first Ultima Online shard to be located in Australasia and our 21st shard worldwide. The name, Oceania, was chosen to represent the 25,000 islands forming the area of the Pacific Ocean known as the South Seas, and to honor the diverse cultures that form the shard’s local community.
We are currently seeking to expand the Oceania Counselor staff, and urge any enthusiastic and helpful Ultima Online players visit http://town.uo.com/counselor.html for information and to apply.
|Richard Garriott Leaves O$I – 30th Mar 2k|
It was announced today that Richard Garriott is leaving Origin Systems to pursue other interests. As co-founder of the company more than 15 years ago, Richard has helped Origin to grow into one of the top entertainment software companies in the world. As creator of the Ultima series, his contributions to the company and to the gaming industry as a whole are immeasurable, and he remains a friend of Origin Systems. Richard has yet to announce his upcoming plans, however we at Origin wish him success in any future endeavors.
Origin will continue to support and expand the world of Ultima Online, as well as our online worlds in development such as Ultima Online 2.
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