Additions to Publish 89

Posted by Bonnie Armstrong | 2015 Feb 13 21:15 -0500 GMT
Greetings everyone,

   We wanted to let everyone know we have added a few additional revisions to Publish 89, these can not be seen on TC1 but will be active when it goes to Production.  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.
2015 Feb 13 21:15 GMT

Publish 89 for TC1 Today

Posted by Bonnie Armstrong | 2015 Feb 11 16:24 -0500 GMT
We will be patching a new client and publishing Pub 89 to TC1 at approx. 1 pm today. Please check out all the bug fixes we have done and we look forward to your feedback. UO Team

Bug Fixes

  • The Demon Slayer property will be properly applied to the Scepter of Pride.

  • Using Spirit Speak will no longer interrupt the Inspire bard song.

  • Owner bound items will no longer bind when placed on mannequins, stewards, or vendors.

  • Blessed quivers and wing armor can no longer be obtained on abyss ruleset shards. Existing blessed quivers and wing armor will lose their blessed status.


  • The drop rates for some of the Prism of Light keys has been increased.

  • Players can no longer recall out of Blackthorn’s Dungeon in Felucca.

  • Runes marked in the “Cat’s Lair” in Britain will be properly named when created.

  • Dupre’s Shield can now be dyed using a metal dye tub.

  • Several TIDs erroneously containing the article “a” have been fixed.

  • Obsidian statues will no longer require 11 obsidian fragments to create.

  • Runes marked near the Yomotsu Mines will be properly labeled.

  • Runes marked near the New Haven Mines will be properly labeled.

  • Blessed items that were previously equipped will be re-equipped when a player double clicks on their corpse.

  • City Trade deals now have an auto-renew option that can allow Governors to auto-renew a trade deal so long as funds are available.

  • The size of the election gump has been increased to accommodate long names.

  • The end date and time has been added to city stones for nomination and election periods.

  • The number of mobs spawning in Moonglow Bay has been reduced.

  • Vanilla seeds can now be obtained from Juka Mages, Plague Beasts, and Kappa.

  • The Bascinet and Kamishimo have been added to the list of Blackthorn Artifacts.

  • New Magincia Gardeners will sell Gardening Contracts that will allow a New Magincia Gardening plant to be maintenance free for 2 weeks. Plants will require care after the first server maintenance following the expiration date listed on the plant. Gardening contracts can be used on a plant once every other month.

  • Impassable objects placed near the Chaos Shrine in Felucca will be placed in the nearby barrel. The barrel’s contents are deleted after five minutes or when the barrel becomes full.

  • Academic bookcases can now be engraved using a wooden container engraving tool.

  • Fixed an area where players could become stuck in the Trinsic area of Blackthorn’s Dungeon.

  • The spelling of Britannia has been corrected on the “Bank of Britannia: Trinsic Branch” sign. This will occur after two maintenance cycles.

  • Paralyzation can no longer be negated with stoneform boots.

  • The inaccessible pumpkin patch in T2A near the City of the Dead has been removed from Halloween pumpkin spawn.

  • Fixed issue where Grizelda the Hag was not awarding items with the correct magical properties.

  • Vice vs Virtue pets can now be resurrected without having prerequisite veterinary or animal taming skills.

  • Phoenix armor deeds must now be in the player’s backpack to redeem them.

  • A shield can now be equipped with use of the Bracers of Alchemical Devastation.

  • Vice vs Virtue match points for kills has been increased from 25 to 100 per kill, Vice vs Virtue occupation match points has been decreased from 50 to 20 per second of occupation.

  • When reagents from the Blessed Statue are removed and dropped into a stack of similar reagents the statue will now update its art to the empty version.

  • SA item properties correctly spawn on loot located in champ spawn areas.

  • Pets/mobs no longer follow attackable players when stealth.

  • Players may no longer charm changelings regardless of the mobs current form.

  • Engraving tools must now be in a player’s backpack to be used for engraving.

  • Engraving tools may not be used on items that are currently contained in a dungeon container or a town container.

  • Added silver bracelets, silver rings and crooks to the cleanup Britannia system.

  • Players may no longer use Tokuno dyes, Haochi dyes or natural dyes on the Virtuoso suit.

  • Re-forged ranged weapons will now have the proper Defense Chance Increase and Hit Chance Increase item property applied.

  • New loot system ranged weapons will now have the proper Defense Chance Increase and Hit Chance Increase item property applied.

2015 Feb 11 16:24 GMT

Happy Valentines Day

Posted by Bonnie Armstrong | 2015 Feb 04 23:21 -0500 GMT


  All Cupid statues are place on all shards except for  Mugen, Wakoku, Hokuto, Formosa, Izumo, Mizuho, Yamato, Asuka, Arirang, Balhae, and Sakura.  Those will be placed after your normal maintenace cycle today.

Greetings Everyone,

2015 Feb 04 23:21 GMT

Extended Maintenance for Mugen only

Posted by Bonnie Armstrong | 2014 Dec 12 16:48 -0500 GMT

Greetings everyone,

   Mugen only will be down today 12/12/2014 for approx 1 hour longer, this is only for some extended maintenance on the shard.

Happy Holidays,

UO Team


2014 Dec 12 16:48 GMT

Meet and Greet Update

Posted by Bonnie Armstrong | 2014 Dec 02 17:28 -0500 GMT
Greetings everyone
   First I would like to apologize for missing the Pacific Meet and Greet with the Devs.  Due to trying to get out the publish and a few members out sick we totally overlooked it.  So tomorrow we are going to do the one for Asuka at their normal time and we are going to do Pacific tomorrow night at 9 pm ET.

Thank you!

UO Team

2014 Dec 02 17:28 GMT

Publish 88.2 World Wide 11/19/2014

Posted by Bonnie Armstrong | 2014 Nov 19 21:12 -0500 GMT

Greetings Everyone,

Starting this afternoon, the Japanese shards will get Publish 88 during their normal maintenance cycle. Please remember that this causes problems with character transfers until we have all the shards on the same server version.

On behalf of myself, and the UO Team, we would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. The office will be closed (except for GM coverage) on November 27th and 28th.

Click 'More' to see Publish 88.2 details

2014 Nov 19 21:12 GMT

Publish 88 to Origin and Izumo

Posted by Bonnie Armstrong | 2014 Nov 17 19:15 -0500 GMT


We will be publishing Pub 88 to Origin and Izumo today, due to the late time of publish Izumo will not experience another maintenance today. We expect to start the publish at 2:30 and both shards should be back by 3:30 at the latest. As most of you have discovered the Treasures of Doom was accidently turned off early, we will be publishing the fix for this out with the World Wide publish. We appreciate all the feedback and look forward to hearing more.

2014 Nov 17 19:15 GMT

Publish 88 to TC1

Posted by Bonnie Armstrong | 2014 Nov 14 21:43 -0500 GMT

Greetings Everyone,

   We are publishing to TC1 this afternoon. We will be publishing this out to Origin and Izumo on Monday, 17th.  Publish 88 will go World Wide on the 20th.  Please make sure you check out all the new content and give us your feedback.

UO Team


2014 Nov 14 21:43 GMT

An Honorable Vow

Posted by Bonnie Armstrong | 2014 Nov 13 17:17 -0500 GMT

Written by EM Drosselmeyer

“Sir, I wouldn't advise...”

“Then don't.” The reply was simple as he stepped out onto the battlefield, surveying where human, elf, and gargoyle alike had fought and fallen. He picked up a broken sword, missing an insignia...and had no way to tell to which side it had belonged. The battle here had been fierce, and it was still being fought, and he knew it would continue to be fought...long after he had once again departed. It was one that had to be fought though; the forces of Vice and Evil must always be opposed, or else there would be nothing left.


2014 Nov 13 17:17 GMT

Patcher Maintenance

Posted by Bonnie Armstrong | 2014 Oct 29 20:27 -0400 GMT
Greetings Everyone,

   You are going to notice a few client patches this week, these are due to patcher maintenance we are doing to upgrade the patcher.  If you have any issues please let us know.  Thank you in advance.

We hope you have a safe Halloween!!

UO Team
2014 Oct 29 20:27 GMT