Ultima Online: News : COMMNEWS Ultima Online/News/commNews http://www.uoherald.com/news/index.php?cat=commNews Last 25 news items posted from the commNews category http://uo.stratics.com/uoherald/images/news/commNews.gif Ultima Online: News : COMMNEWS http://www.uoherald.com/news/index.php?cat=commNews © 2009 Electronic Arts Inc. All rights reserved. Login Server Update 2010-09-30 11:21:03 http://www.uoherald.com/news/news.php?newsid=1096 http://www.uoherald.com/news/news.php?newsid=1096 Greetings!

At 3:00PM EDT the login server will be brought offline for a quick update. We expect to have login services back online before 4:00PM EDT. As always we'll provide updates and information on the Herald during this and other future updates, thank you.

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James Nichols commNews
Ultima Online Town Hall – Live Webcast! 2010-08-27 16:40:43 http://www.uoherald.com/news/news.php?newsid=1084 http://www.uoherald.com/news/news.php?newsid=1084

Not coming to the Town Hall? Well now you won’t have to miss it!

For the first time we’ll be broadcasting the Town Hall live to you, wherever you are. This Saturday we invite you to join us from your own home as we explore the future of Ultima Online!

Live Town Hall Webcast – Starts 8/28/10 @ 1:15PM EDT

We’ll see you there, online or in person – have a great weekend!
- The Ultima Online Team


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James Nichols commNews
Cross Shard Treasure Hunt Contest 2010-08-19 16:43:25 http://www.uoherald.com/news/news.php?newsid=1083 http://www.uoherald.com/news/news.php?newsid=1083 The EM's have started a friendly competition between the shards, this will be held on TC1. The shard Trophy will be placed on the winning shard, so let the bragging can begin!

When: This Saturday August 21st , 2010 @ 9:00 pm EDT (2 hours)
Who: Chesapeak vs Sonoma
Meeting place: Nujel'm Chessboard

The Challenge:
Two teams from each shard will be given 5 level 6 maps, the first team to complete all maps will be declared the winners. After 30 days, another shard will be able to challenge the winners for the Trophy. So pick your teams, practice, and let the games begin.

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Bonnie"Messana"Armstrong commNews
Ultima Online to be Inducted to the GDC Online Hall of Fame 2010-08-13 16:44:40 http://www.uoherald.com/news/news.php?newsid=1081 http://www.uoherald.com/news/news.php?newsid=1081 Huzzah!

For over a decade UO and its players have led the vanguard of the MMO genre and helped to ignite the world-wide phenomena of online games. Our peers in the industry have recognized the contributions UO and the team behind it have made to the gaming world.

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James Nichols commNews
Town Hall Registration is Closed! 2010-08-11 13:25:24 http://www.uoherald.com/news/news.php?newsid=1080 http://www.uoherald.com/news/news.php?newsid=1080 Hello Everyone,

We have completely filled all of our slots for the UO Town Hall Event in August! At this time we are taking no further requests to attend the events.

Thanks to everyone who has shown interest. Attendees will receive confirmation e-mails with the Town Hall agenda and travel information within the next few days.

For those who won’t be able to attend, Whispering Rose radio will host an audio stream. Also, we are looking into streaming the event live.

Stay tuned for more information as the date draws near!

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James Nichols commNews
Stratics House of Commons Chat - Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 2010-06-01 14:02:58 http://www.uoherald.com/news/news.php?newsid=1053 http://www.uoherald.com/news/news.php?newsid=1053 Greetings!

Its our pleasure to announce our participation in the upcoming Stratics House of Commons chat tomorrow, Thursday, June 3rd. For information on how to join the IRC chat visit Stratics at the link below. We look forward to seeing you there!

Stratics HoC IRC Chat - 06/03/2010

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James Nichols commNews
In the Shadow of Virtue – Lost and Found Part 3 2010-04-30 18:05:00 http://www.uoherald.com/news/news.php?newsid=1040 http://www.uoherald.com/news/news.php?newsid=1040 Today begins the next chapter in our Live story arc and we are excited to tell you about it.
This event is going to begin when your character visits Captain Avery who is taking a little R&R
at the Cat’s Lair in Britain. He has many stories to tell about his time in prison and you might
get him to tell you a bit about the lost treasures of Ricardo! This isn’t the “contract” style quest
that we did in the last event, just chat him up and he will give you hints about what to do.

If you begin hunting the lost treasures of Ricardo, you will find yourself at the beginning of a
dangerous journey to the remote parts of Sosaria, searching for a most precious and expensive
treasure… information. This information can be reported to Queen Dawn by way of Lieutenant
Dan in Britain, (Trammel) or the sinister forces of Minax by way of Lieutenant Crag in Cove
(Trammel or Felucca). (On Siege, Lt. Dan is in Serpents Hold). Each has a chest that gives
random prizes. Each chest has a bunch of random items and a few unique items that you
win randomly. The special items in Lt. Dan’s chest are new to this event. Crag has stolen the
special items from the last event and has put them in his chest.

There are 10 locations (The location that Avery tells you about can’t be turned in for a prize…
everyone knows that one! There are 10 OTHER locations!). If you visit Ricardo in prison you
will hear him rambling hints to the locations of his hidden treasures. Each day a new hint will
unlock! You may get credit for each location once per character. You may only turn in each
location once, either to Lt. Dan or Lt. Crag. In this quest you must choose if you ally yourself
with Queen Dawn or the dark sorceress Minax! Just read the book at the location, then speak
with one of the Lieutenants.

If you happen to be out of town this week, don’t worry, this event will be available more than
10 days, but don’t dilly-dally too long, it won’t last forever! The fate of Sosaria is in your hands.
Happy hunting and y’all have fun!

Continue Reading for: In the Shadow of Virtue – Lost and Found Part 3

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Mark Steelman commNews
Heroes of the Abyss House Winners! 2010-04-20 20:45:05 http://www.uoherald.com/news/news.php?newsid=1038 http://www.uoherald.com/news/news.php?newsid=1038 Hail once again!

As promised, here are the winners of the Stygian Abyss outpost event.  As you can see not all the houses have been won yet, we will continue to update this page as they come in.  If you are one of the lucky winners, please contact Mesanna at barmstrong AT ea.com.

We will be giving appropriate titles to the owners of these homes that they can proudly wear as long as they own the house, expect this in an upcoming publish.  Until then, enjoy the house!

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James Nichols commNews
The Escapist Showdown - Vote for Bioware! 2010-04-07 18:28:33 http://www.uoherald.com/news/news.php?newsid=1035 http://www.uoherald.com/news/news.php?newsid=1035 The Escapist has been running a 2010 March Mayhem: Developer’s Showdown where the top 64 developers go head-to-head to see who is best (by the Escapist Community). BioWare has come out on top against Rare, Gearbox, Epic Games, and Blizzard and now we’re pitted against Valve in the Final Round.

If you have an account on The Escapist and want to vote for whom you think should win, simply go here: 
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/532.185761-Poll-Final-Showdown-1-Valve-vs-1-BioWare

For extra credit (counts as second vote and you make your followers aware of the voting), you can also “tweet” who you voted for:
  • Follow @TheEscapistMag
  • Tweet any of your match-up choices using our tournament link http://bit.ly/aANIUR and the hashtag #escMM. You must tweet referencing the developer's Twitter account. 
So get out and show your support for our good friends at Bioware!
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James Nichols commNews
Show Us Your Banner! - Catskills 2010-03-24 11:37:28 http://www.uoherald.com/news/news.php?newsid=1025 http://www.uoherald.com/news/news.php?newsid=1025 Britannia's towns are as varied and unique as its citizens, as you travel the land you'll notice the unique personalities of these player run cities and if you dig a little deeper you'll find out that many of them have a rich and deep seated history. For that reason, each week we'll be bringing you the banners from a few of these towns. This week we have selected two towns from the Catskills shard, read below for their story! ]]> James Nichols commNews Show us your banner! - Chesapeake 2010-03-15 15:29:50 http://www.uoherald.com/news/news.php?newsid=1024 http://www.uoherald.com/news/news.php?newsid=1024 Britannia's towns are as varied and unique as its citizens, as you travel the land you'll notice the unique personalities of these player run cities and if you dig a little deeper you'll find out that many of them have a rich and deep seated history. For that reason, each week we'll be bringing you the banners from a few of these towns. This week we have selected two towns from the Chesapeake shard, read below for their story! ]]> James Nichols commNews Stratics House of Commons Chat - Tonight, March 3rd! 2010-03-03 14:40:01 http://www.uoherald.com/news/news.php?newsid=1022 http://www.uoherald.com/news/news.php?newsid=1022 Greetings!

Its our pleasure tonight to once again be the guests in Stratics House of Commons IRC Chat - Join the developers of Ultima Online tonight, 3/3/10 at 7:00PM EST as we discuss the latest publish and what's to come!

For details on where to go and what to do please visit the link below:

Stratics House of Commons IRC Chat - Tonight 3/3/2010 @ 7:00PM EST

We look forward to seeing you there!

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James Nichols commNews
Writing Contest at UO Stratics! 2010-02-19 17:53:59 http://www.uoherald.com/news/news.php?newsid=1019 http://www.uoherald.com/news/news.php?newsid=1019 Have you ever wondered what Messana was like as a teenager? Well, whether you have or haven't you have the chance to write your version of her adolescence in a quirky and cool contest brought to you from the folks at UO Stratics.

 

 From UO Stratics


We all know or may think we know who Mesanna is now BUT, who was she
back in the day? Before she became famous? We want you to write a short
story to tell us who you think she was. This is a story of fiction so don't go
and try to find her bio. 


 For all the details, rewards, and how to enter click here.

We can't wait to read what you've cooked up - good luck and have a great weekend! 

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James Nichols commNews
New In-Game Items at UO Game Codes 2009-12-23 20:12:58 http://www.uoherald.com/news/news.php?newsid=1008 http://www.uoherald.com/news/news.php?newsid=1008 Greetings!

Today we have several new items available on UOGameCodes.com just in time for the holidays! We’ve provided details below, visit UO Game Codes to purchase.

Smuggler’s Edge

The perfect thief needs a perfect weapon! The Smuggler’s Edge has a 5% chance to proc a stealing attempt when fighting a mob.  If the proc is not successful you have a chance of gaining skill in stealing instead.  If you have natural stealing skill you have a chance to steal one of two new stealable rares:

  • Smuggler’s Tool Box – Produces lockpicks daily
  •  Smuggler’s Lantern – Has Spell channeling, faster cast, and is hued

Undertaker’s Staff

  This weapon is perfect when you’re in a jam! (Or just don’t feel like running.) The Undertaker’s Staff can be used to retrieve your corpse if it’s within 40 tiles and you are not a criminal.

Merchant’s Earrings

Who needs to haggle with a set of baubles like these? The Merchant’s Earrings are a charged pair of earrings that discounts player run vendor costs per day.  Deducts one charge per day, there are two versions: The 40 use version grants a 10% discount and the 90 use version grants a 5% discount. 

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James Nichols commNews
UO and Mythic - Now on Twitter 2009-12-03 22:09:26 http://www.uoherald.com/news/news.php?newsid=995 http://www.uoherald.com/news/news.php?newsid=995 Good evening!

In case you're one of the millions of people who follows twitter on their computer or phone you can now start getting the latest news and info for Ultima and Mythic straight to your favorite app or webpage!

Join @MythicNews and @UOHerald for conversation, contests, updates, and more! We're just getting started and now's a great time to join with us, you can sign up at http://www.twitter.com

Some of you might have followed the old @UONews - we won't be using that anymore, so come help jumpstart the new one and show the world how active the UO community is!

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James Nichols commNews
Community Spotlight 2009-11-06 13:54:40 http://www.uoherald.com/news/news.php?newsid=984 http://www.uoherald.com/news/news.php?newsid=984

In this week's community spotlight we have fansite news and player run events, from:

  • Atlantic
  • Baja
  • Catskills
  • Chesapeake
  • Europa
  • Great Lakes
  • Lake Superior
  • Sonoma
  • Whispering Rose

If you have fan site news, an event for your shard, or a suggestion for next week's Community Spotlight please click here. Please ensure your submissions are before Friday 1PM EST.

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Chrissay Zeeman commNews
Community Spotlight 2009-10-30 14:02:05 http://www.uoherald.com/news/news.php?newsid=982 http://www.uoherald.com/news/news.php?newsid=982

In this week's community spotlight we have fansite news and player run events, from:

  • Atlantic
  • Baja
  • Catskills
  • Chesapeake
  • Europa
  • Great Lakes
  • Lake Superior
  • Sonoma
  • Whispering Rose

If you have fan site news, an event for your shard, or a suggestion for next week's Community Spotlight please click here. Please ensure your submissions are before Friday 1PM EST.

 

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Jess Folsom commNews
Community Spotlight 2009-10-23 14:50:43 http://www.uoherald.com/news/news.php?newsid=975 http://www.uoherald.com/news/news.php?newsid=975

In this week's community spotlight we have fansite news and player run events, from:

  • Atlantic
  • Baja
  • Catskills
  • Chesapeake
  • Europa
  • Great Lakes
  • Lake Superior
  • Sonoma
  • Whispering Rose

If you have fan site news, an event for your shard, or a suggestion for next week's Community Spotlight please click here. Please ensure your submissions are before Friday 1PM EST.

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Chrissay Zeeman commNews
Community Spotlight 2009-10-16 13:08:12 http://www.uoherald.com/news/news.php?newsid=970 http://www.uoherald.com/news/news.php?newsid=970

In this week's community spotlight we have fansite news and player run events, from:

  • All Shards Player Contest (ends tomorrow)
  • Atlantic
  • Baja
  • Catskills
  • Chesapeake
  • Europa
  • Great Lakes
  • Lake Superior
  • Sonoma
  • Whispering Rose

If you have fan site news, an event for your shard, or a suggestion for next week's Community Spotlight please click here. Please ensure your submissions are before Friday 1PM EST.

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Chrissay Zeeman commNews
Community Spotlight 2009-10-09 17:18:51 http://www.uoherald.com/news/news.php?newsid=963 http://www.uoherald.com/news/news.php?newsid=963

In this week's community spotlight we have fansite news and player run events, from:

  • All Shards Player Contest 
  • Atlantic
  • Baja
  • Catskills
  • Chesapeake
  • Europa
  • Great Lakes
  • Lake Superior
  • Sonoma
  • Whispering Rose

If you have fan site news, an event for your shard, or a suggestion for next week's Community Spotlight please click here. Please ensure your submissions are before Friday 1PM EST.

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Chrissay Zeeman commNews
Community Spotlight 2009-10-02 14:21:03 http://www.uoherald.com/news/news.php?newsid=952 http://www.uoherald.com/news/news.php?newsid=952

In this week's community spotlight we have fansite news and player run events, from:

  • All Shards Player Contest (updated)
  • Atlantic
  • Baja
  • Catskills
  • Chesapeake
  • Europa
  • Great Lakes
  • Lake Superior
  • Sonoma
  • Whispering Rose

If you have fan site news, an event for your shard, or a suggestion for next week's Community Spotlight please click here. Please ensure your submissions are before Friday 1PM EST.

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Chrissay Zeeman commNews
Community Spotlight 2009-09-25 13:21:33 http://www.uoherald.com/news/news.php?newsid=949 http://www.uoherald.com/news/news.php?newsid=949

In this week's community spotlight we have fansite news and player run events, from:

  • All Shards Player Contest
  • Atlantic
  • Baja
  • Catskills
  • Chesapeake
  • Europa
  • Great Lakes
  • Whispering Rose

If you have fan site news, an event for your shard, or a suggestion for next week's Community Spotlight please click here. Please ensure your submissions are before Friday 1PM EST.


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Chrissay Zeeman commNews
Join us in the House of Commons Chat on Stratics 2009-09-23 14:28:18 http://www.uoherald.com/news/news.php?newsid=946 http://www.uoherald.com/news/news.php?newsid=946 HERE. ]]> Chrissay Zeeman commNews Community Spotlight 2009-09-18 15:12:43 http://www.uoherald.com/news/news.php?newsid=942 http://www.uoherald.com/news/news.php?newsid=942 In this week's community spotlight we have fansite news and player run events, from:

  • All Shards Player Contest
  • Atlantic
  • Baja
  • Catskills
  • Chesapeake
  • Europa
  • Great Lakes
  • Sonoma
  • Whispering Rose

If you have fan site news, an event for your shard, or a suggestion for next week's Community Spotlight please click here. Please ensure your submissions are before Friday 1PM EST.

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Robert Mull commNews
Community Spotlight Submissions 2009-09-15 13:45:40 http://www.uoherald.com/news/news.php?newsid=939 http://www.uoherald.com/news/news.php?newsid=939 HERE. ]]> Chrissay Zeeman commNews