October 2006 MyUO Newsletter

In this action packed issue of the Ultima Online (UO) Newsletter we discuss the following:

  • Announcing the Ultima Online: 9th Anniversary Collection
  • New Screenshots and Info on Ultima Online: Kingdom Reborn!
  • Design team welcomes back Leurocian
  • Live events about to get more serious
  • From The Pen of Darkscribe
  • Shard of the Dead Soon To Rise From the Grave

Announcing the Ultima Online: 9th Anniversary Collection

To celebrate our 9th year of adventure and fantasy in the longest continually running MMORPG in history, we’ve put together a special edition boxed collection that will mark our anniversary in style. We’ve crafted exotic new housing sets, have an army of personal attendants awaiting your command and are making available 45 items marking the different ages of Ultima Online.

Click here for more details!

New Screenshots and Info on Ultima Online: Kingdom Reborn!

The UO team is hard at work re-building Sosaria and soon much more will be revealed. For now, we want to answer some of the most asked questions and give you yet another glimpse of what’s to come.

Click here to get the Kingdom Reborn update!

Design team welcomes back Leurocian

The design team seems to be getting bigger all the time. In fact, just this week a familiar face took up residence in UO dev team bullpen, Patrick "Leurocian" Malott. Along with design lead Nick "DragonHead" Corea, senior designer Tim "MrTact" Keating, invasion architect Tim "Draconi" Cotten and builder of worlds Mike "Czarzane" Flinchum, this band of merry men are busy designing Ultima Online: Kingdom Reborn and adding to each and every live publish. And there’s more to come! Two more designers are on the way to help with the slate of projects we have planned. If you listen close, you can almost hear the hum of all those imaginations at work.

Live events about to get more serious

If you’ve been following the Live Event series, you’ve probably helped fight off an invasion, discovered mysterious pieces of black rock, and discovered Inu the Crone’s secret. As we move closer to the launch of Kingdom Reborn, more serious events will begin to occur, and small occurrences will begin ripples that will eventually grow to tidal waves. The world is soon to change forever, and it will be the citizens of Britannia who bring about a new age. To keep up to date on the in-game events, check out www.uo.com every Friday evening.

From The Pen of Darkscribe

There has never been a more exciting time to work on UO. Maybe back in 1997, when we were about to launch the game that would launch a genre, there might have been the sense of excitement and discovery we’re feeling now. Every day we get see new portions of Sosaria come to life with new detail and color. Monsters we’ve known for years suddenly have new personality and texture. Just moments ago, I was in a partially finished Castle British. Even though half of the décor and detail was missing, it was still very much Castle British. I must admit, I got a little misty eyed.

We can’t wait for you to walk up those steps for the first time and see the new world for yourself.

- Aaron "Darkscribe" Cohen, UO Producer

Shard of the Dead Soon To Rise From the Grave

As busy as busy as the dev team is, there is one project that they are literally dying to bring to you. The dreaded Shard of the Dead will be returning later this month. Prepare yourselves.

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