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

Publish 89 to Izumo and Origin

Posted by Bonnie Armstrong | 2015 Feb 18 18:56 -0500 GMT
Good Afternoon Everyone,

   We will be pushing Publish 89 to Izumo this afternoon during their normal Maintenance cycle and Origin will get it in the morning after their maintenance cycle.  Please remember that  character transfers for those two shard will be unavailable until we publish this out to production early next week.

February 18, 2015 - 6:56pm

Housing Issue

Posted by Bonnie Armstrong | 2015 Feb 15 21:38 -0500 GMT
Good Afternoon everyone,

   Due to the large number of houses going into decay we have turned off the Housing Warehouse until we can look into this issue further.  We will keep everyone informed as to when it will be turned back on as soon as possible.  Due to the holiday tomorrow we will not return to the office until Tuesday.  

Have a great weekend,

UO Team

February 15, 2015 - 9:38pm

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.
February 13, 2015 - 9:15pm

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.

February 11, 2015 - 4:24pm