We hope everyone had a great holiday and a happy new year!!
The Ultima Online
team is very excited for 2019! We can promise the new year will bring new adventures, new stories, and reintroduce you to some old friends!
Since its release in 2010, High Seas
has been one of the most commonly talked about additions to Ultima Online
. It comes up at meet and greets, the various player gatherings we've had over the years, the forums, and in feedback we receive directly. We are excited to announce the theme for 2019 will be focusing on the High Seas
So what does that mean for publishes this year? Is every publish going to be about sailing the oceans, fishing, and pirate hunting? Not exactly - but close! Our goal is to continue to support the events and systems you have come to love while revamping the areas of the High Seas
that need it most. In each publish we will be tackling a major High Seas
content area and combining it with often requested new features, content, quality of life updates, client updates, tools, and bug fixes.
The first Publish of 2019 is Publish 104 - Rising Tide
. Rising Tide
will introduce new veteran rewards, a new way to identify hues in the classic client, client performance and accessibility updates, Parry balance changes, quality of life updates to cannons, and more!
You can join in on the conversation on the Parrying balance changes
and the Cannon QoL update
on the official forums!
You can also check out below to see the first look at our 2019 development roadmap - we are excited to share more details with you as the year sails on!
This year we will continue to add to the Ultima Store with new items such as additional mailbox styles, house teleporters, vanity mounts & pets, and more! We also look forward to the awe inspiring designs from our Castle & Keep contests.
In the beginning part of the year we will see some exciting EM events that will begin to tell the story of the latest threats facing the realm; how will you rise to face those challenges?? Keep an eye on the UO.com event calendar
For the month of January the Developer Meet and Greet schedule is as follows:
January 14th Napa Valley at 9 pm ET
January 28th Drachenfels at 2 pm ET
Finally, the following are actions taken on accounts that were banned or suspended:
6 - Disruptive Behavior
3 - Macroing
2 - Harassment
See you on the High Seas,