Ultima Online: New Legacy Newsletter

Having originally launched 24 years ago, Ultima Online seems to still be kicking, as we now get a newsletter that highlights an ongoing anniversary event, directs us to a new update, and lists a number of still upcoming events.

Here's the meat of it:

Greetings Everyone,

On September 24, 1997 a new age in computer gaming was launched. Thousands of adventurers from around the globe embarked to build a new life in a massive virtual world. Now, 24 years later, Ultima Online continues to be a place where adventures are had, friendships are forged, and maybe a few frustrations can be played out with your closest friends! The UO team would like to thank all Britannians, past and present, for forging a legacy that continues on from generation to generation. From the bottom of our hearts THANK YOU for being part of this family!

Over the past year the team has been hard at work building Ultima Online: New Legacy while also ensuring that players on live have plenty of adventurers to participate in. With this week's release of Publish 111 we hope you are ready for an exciting couple of months ahead! Be sure to check out our "What's Happening on Live" section below for a full lineup of upcoming events!

Now that Publish 111 is complete we are full steam back on New Legacy. As we mentioned when we announced the project, New Legacy is the biggest project the team has embarked on in over a decade. We've just finished our first pass on the gear progression loop (Katana of Vanquishing anyone?) and are now working on the next major gameplay loop - crafting and resource acquisition. We know you have lot of questions and the interest in New Legacy has only built since last year. We are targeting November for our next UO: NL Dev Hangout so keep an eye on UO.com for a link to the live stream!

As we move into the fall live event season there are a couple of points I want to touch on. Firstly, in the past if we caught someone duping we only banned that one player. As of today if any of your characters are caught duping the master account is going to be banned. Your account will not be given the one year reprieve so you can reopen it.

We are happy to report that we are still running the historical house program, so if your house is 10+ years old email Mesanna [at] broadsword.com and I will be happy to get the banners placed. Please remember to place the Shard, Facet, XYZ location, and house name in your email.

Also, for the fall our Dev Meet and Greets will be held on TC1 and we invite all players to attend and ask questions. We are also exploring new ways to interact with the community beyond our in-game meet and greets. So keep an eye on UO.com for future hangouts and round tables.

We would like to inform you that there is an email issue in regards to Microsoft email domains, including @live.com, @hotmail.com, @msn.com, @passport.com, and @outlook.com. EA Accounts that use the above domains are currently not receiving account update notifications, such as account closure, etc. Additionally, when you are contacting Billing and Technical Support at support [at] ultimaonline.com, you are supposed to immediately receive an auto-reply email. If this is not the case, then you can ensure your email provider is not allowing our replies to come through. The best way to bypass this issue at this time is to contact us from a non-Microsoft email address at support [at] ultimaonline.com, while we are waiting on a resolution. If you do not have a non-Microsoft email at this time, please email us at support [at] broadsword.com

Finally, here are the CS actions for the month of September:
  • 1 - Naming violation
  • 1 - Disruptive Behavior
  • 1 - Abuse of game mechanics
  • 20 - Solicitation
  • 50 - Macroing
  • 12 - Multiboxing
See you in Britannia,

Bonnie "Mesanna" Armstrong

Upcoming Events

Dev Meet and Greet

TC1 - 8:00 pm ET October 18th

Live Events

24th Anniversary Gifts - NOW
Jack o' Lanterns, Trick or Treating and Skeletons OH MY - October 1st
Treasures of the Demonic forces - October 4th
Horrors of the Dark - Champion Spawn - November 1st
Artisan Festival - December 1st
Krampus - December 1st
Holiday Gifts - December 3rd