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Shard Selection

Ultima Online uses a multi-shard (or multi-server) system to maintain many different copies of the world. Choosing the shard you wish to play on is an important part of the process of starting out in Ultima Online.

Our shards are located around the world, allowing you to choose a shard that is located geographically close to you and thus ensure a robust connection to the game.

In the Enhanced Client you can order the shards by most players online. This is located just above the OK button on the shard selection screen.  

The shards are currently located as follows:

North American East
Chesapeake
Atlantic
Catskills
Lake Superior
Great Lakes
Siege Perilous
Legends
North American West
Baja
Lake Austin
Pacific
Napa Valley
Sonoma
Origin
Western Europe
Europa
Drachenfels
Japan
Hokuto
Yamato
Asuka
Wakoku
Izumo
Mizuho
Mugen
Sakura
Korea
Arirang
Balhae
Taiwan
Formosa
Australia
Oceania



With the exception of the Siege shards (Siege Perilous and Mugen), all shards use identical lands and systems. The Siege shards are an 'advanced' server for veteran players, and new accounts are unable to access these shards until they have accrued a minimum of 40 hours of total Ultima Online playtime, or renounced Young Status. You can find more information on Siege Perilous by clicking here.

To choose a shard, select it from the shard list in your interface. As you run your mouse over each shard, the shard name will highlight with gold trim. A selected shard will be highlighted in white.

Last Updated: Thu, 15 Oct 2009 16:55:37 +0000
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