The Silver Gate

Posted by Bonnie Armstrong | 2015 May 21 15:41 -0400 GMT


In anticipation of the release the Time of Legends we are kicking off a series of in-game live events to shepherd in this exciting time within Britannia! Check out shard Event Moderator websites and in-game town criers to find out when these events will be held. Without further ado we present,

The Silver Gate

By: EM Malachi

The Stranger aligned the last gem in its place within the ritual circle. Mana began to pool between the four gems, pulled to the tower from each of the four continents. Pausing briefly to focus his mind, the Stranger whispered an ancient incantation, carefully shaping the mana into a delicate silver gate. When the moongate was stable enough for passage, the Stranger picked up his sword and stepped through.

Hawkwind, the Time Lord, solemnly watched the Stranger's actions. When the gate closed, he held his breath for what would come. It might have been minutes, an hour, or a day, but then the world shattered. The mountain range near the tower crumbled and shifted, cutting Stonegate off from the rest of the world. Where the gate had been, mana surged and made the gems vibrate until all, even the diamond, shattered.

The Time Lord pulled back his perspective to see the rest of Sosaria suffering the same Shattering. Mountains crumbled, and islands sank, reshaping the four continents. Mana storms and boiling seas doomed countless species to extinction. In the devastation, empires and kingdoms were lost forever. A single Sosarian timeline splintered into hundreds, one for each shard of Mondain's cursed gem.

May 21, 2015 - 3:41pm

Attention: Players Wanted for Focus Group

Posted by Bonnie Armstrong | 2015 May 19 17:57 -0400 GMT

Greetings Everyone,

We are happy to announce we are ready to open the Time of Legends focus group. We would like to have approximately 250 players to take a first look at the Time of Legends and give us constructive feedback. If you have an active account and would like to join this group these are the steps to follow:

May 19, 2015 - 5:57pm

New Support for Japanese shards

Posted by Bonnie Armstrong | 2015 Apr 22 20:02 -0400 GMT


わたしたちはもう一人、日本シャード向けにPlayer Event Coordinator (PEC)
Naniwa (浪速) です。ご依頼は


Greetings Everyone,

April 22, 2015 - 8:02pm

Publish 89.1 - Update

Posted by Bonnie Armstrong | 2015 Apr 02 18:02 -0400 GMT
Update 04/02/2015 5:03pm ET: The classic client patch issue has been resolved.

Good Afternoon Everyone,

     Today everyone will receive a new client that is mandatory.  You will need this client to log in and see the new art.  By Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 12:00pmET you can head to the City of Britain and look for a pretty pink squirrel that you can double click to get one of two types of new potted plants.  We have put in 2 rare hues and 16 other hues.  We hope you enjoy them.

    Below are a few bugs we have also wanted to go ahead and get fixed.
  • Corrected an issue where the gold picked up at Champ Spawns followed house IDOC loot rules which prevents picking up items too quickly.
  • Corrected an issue where IDOCs were not falling exactly at the 5,10, or 15 hours.  Players are able to get their house back even in the IDOC state but accounts must be renewed atleast two hours before it drops or it will not be returned to you.
  • Corrected an issue related to teleporting to Haven.
  • Enhanced Client containers with over 125 items that are not bank boxes will default to list view.

Happy Easter Everyone,

UO Team

April 2, 2015 - 6:02pm


Posted by From the Devs | 2015 Mar 20 14:07 -0400 GMT
Greetings Everyone,

   The problem that caused Europa not to return after their normal maintenance is currently resolved.  We appreciate your patience during this down time.

UO Team

March 20, 2015 - 2:07pm

How to contact the Player Event Coordinator (PEC)

Posted by Bonnie Armstrong | 2015 Mar 13 16:33 -0400 GMT
Happy Friday Everyone,

March 13, 2015 - 4:33pm

Extended down time on Japanese shards

Posted by Bonnie Armstrong | 2015 Mar 03 18:11 -0500 GMT






Greetings Everyone,

Today during the normal maintenance cycle Yamato, Izumo an Wakoku will have an extended down time of approx. 2 hours. We will be doing maintenance in the near future on all shards to cut down on maintenance times.

Thank you,

UO Team

March 3, 2015 - 6:11pm

Publish 89 World Wide

Posted by Bonnie Armstrong | 2015 Feb 23 19:27 -0500 GMT
Good afternoon everyone,

   We will be releasing a new client and Publish 89 to European shards this evening and all North American shards during the regular morning maintenance cycles.

IDOC Housing changes

The changes we have made are to IDOC houses. Below are the details of the changes we have made:

  • When a house goes into the condemned stage the house will go private and all access will be removed.

  • Trial accounts will no longer be able to pick up loot from an IDOC house

  • When the house drops Grubbers will spawn with some of the house loot in their packs, you will have to chase them down to get the loot they have.

  • After a house is in the IDOC stage the timers are no longer random, it will drop at either 5, 10, or 15 hours, with the exception of houses with rental vendors. Houses with rental vendors will become OSI owned and have to go through a cycle for the second time to notify vendor owners.


February 23, 2015 - 7:27pm

West Coast Shards down

Posted by Bonnie Armstrong | 2015 Feb 23 15:18 -0500 GMT
All shards are now up and running.  Thank you for your patience with us while we corrected this problem.


Good morning,

   We are having some technical issues with the cloud servers, which is the reason why the West Coast shards are currently down.  We hope to have this issue resolved and shards back up in approx.2.5 hours. 

Thank you,
UO Team
February 23, 2015 - 3:18pm

New Callback Service Offer

Posted by Bonnie Armstrong | 2015 Feb 20 20:42 -0500 GMT

Greetings everyone,

In an effort to increase the quality of support and streamline assistance for certain account and billing-related issues, Broadsword is now pleased to offer a new phone callback service to help resolve complex account and billing issues.

February 20, 2015 - 8:42pm