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Producer Notes

Greetings everyone,

With Publish 101 Britannia is in full Halloween spirit!  The pumpkin patches are bustling with Grimms, the Butcher's are terrorizing graveyards, tricks and treats are finding their ways into beggar's pockets and immense wealth is pouring from the Treasures of Khaldun.  There's still plenty of time to enjoy all these great features - so log in and have some fun!  We have received feedback regarding the new stealables in the chests in Khaldun, please know these are a rare spawn so please do not give up!  You will find them if you keep looking!

Looking ahead to Publish 102 in November hunters will be happy with new Huntmaster Challenge trophies as well as new rewards that you can read more about below.  Publish 102 is currently in testing so check out the release notes for full details!

The fun doesn't stop there and we are already working on Publish 103 which brings new rewards to some of Britannia's most popular events such as our Holiday Gift Tokens and the Artisan Festival.  We are also really excited about a new combat encounter during the Holiday season that is sure to satisfy even the most seasoned of warriors!

The holiday season has always been busy for us with the additional quests, events, and gifts that are required to give you plenty to do during the holidays.  To better accommodate holiday themed content and give you more of it we will be moving the release of vet rewards to an early spring publish.  Look for new vet rewards in Publish 104!

We continually strive to keep the Ultima Store stocked with plenty of new items to add to your collection.  Our new mounts have been a huge hit and we hope you enjoy the new Undead Cat Mount!

Costumes from the Khal Ankur encounter have also been very popular and we would love to hear from you on which costumes you would like to see added in future publishes!  To keep costumes from taking up a weapon slot we are adding a new item to the Ultima Store that allows you to wear a costume the same way the goblin statue works for goblins.  Keep an eye on for more details!

The following are the accounts that were banned or suspended:

1 - Illegal house design 
1 - Disruptive Behavior
8 - Solicitations
22 - Macroing 
10 - Multiboxing
15 - Duping

See you in Britannia, 

Bonnie "Mesanna" Armstrong


The Huntmaster's Challenge

Are you skilled enough to be among Britannia's most celebrated hunters?  The Huntmaster's Challenge returns with all new quarry and rewards!

Test your skills and find Britannia's largest Raptors, Scorpions and Sea Serpents to win the first challenge featuring these new trophies!

Claim new rewards including...
  • Hamburger, Hot Dog, and Sausage Recipes!
  • The Miner Satchel & Lumberjack Satchel - reduced carrying weight for your harvesting haul!
  • The Harvester's Axe - magically transforms logs into boards automatically!

Question & Answer

Thanks to Uriah Heep for providing some great questions!

1. Inscription Bods.  All are the same value.  Can we leave 1st circle bods at what they are, and scale each circle up from there?  An 8th circle scroll has to be made by a gm scribe, and should be worth more than a scroll that any noob can buy from the mage shop and put in a BoD.  So give the higher levels appropriate point increases, and of course, increase the LBoDs accordingly.   

We can see your view point on this, however this would require a major change to the way BOD point value is calculated across all skills and we have no changes planned at this time.

2.  BoD Books:  Either make them count as 1 item, and let them be used in pack, or leave the count as is and let them be used locked down or in secure containers.  A big pretty please, please.

This is something that Bleak is working on for Publish 103.

3.  Warriors and Archers and Throwers with 120 weapon skills, tactics, and anatomy should never even have a chance to whiff twice in a row, much less those runs of 4-8 that happen.

There are a lot of variables to take into consideration such as what your skills and stats are compared to the skills and stats of what type of mob you are fighting when calculating a chance to hit or miss.  If you are experiencing runs of 4-8 we would need more information as to what your skills, stats, and equipment are versus what mobs you are fighting to investigate further.  Anyone should feel free to email that information.

4.  Don't know why we can't, but can we please put floor tiles in packies or hordies to carry them?  Or be allowed to set them on the floor to give to another char?

These tiles are designated house only which means they can only spawn in certain locations and only your pack, your house, or your bank can carry them.  When we put in the exchange for stacking housing tiles players were bringing their large amounts of tiles to the NPC via pack animals.  When they gave them to the NPC since they were last in a pack animal there was no valid place to spawn since the last location was a pack animal it would delete all the tiles.  This is the reason these tiles cannot go onto pack animals.

5.  Even if there is no High Seas overhaul coming soon, at least go ahead and make the cannon firing easier and more automated?  (might not be the right word).  And lighten up some on the time it takes to manufacture all the required supplies.

We completely agree with this statement.  Fixing the steps it takes to fire a cannon and the loot are some of the first things we would like to see changed.  Beyond that we look forward to an open community discussion on what a future High Seas update would look like.  Keep an eye on the forums for that discussion!

6.  Take Pinks and Blues for skills like taste ID, Item ID, Camping, etc etc from the list of possible drops at champ spawns and t-chests.

We totally agree with you on this.  Those skills are useless by today's standards and just never taken out of the list.  We will look at removing these in a future publish.

7.  In the CC (yeah, yeah, I know lol)  How about a Harvest All button for us farmers?

This is something we can add to the gardening system for a future publish to reduce the amount of clicking it takes to harvest plant resources from gardening.


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