For the Too Long/Won't Read Crowd Before you visit, read these simple navigation tips: 1. Click on the Column titles to sort by whatever field you want: 2. Better yet, start typing something that interests you in the Search Box: 3. Now that you've memorized those tips, visit uodev.UltimaCodex.com What Is It? This is a gift to the Ultima Online community and the Ultima Online team to help celebrate the 15th Anniversary, and to help UO players track what is in development. In September of 2010, the UO team stated after the UO Town Hall (August, 2010), that they would like to develop a more consistent method for updating UO players about what the team is doing. In September of 2011, Jeff Skalski, the Ultima Franchise Producer after taking the reigns last year, stated that the UO team wanted to "work on ways we can improve that (communication) for everyone." We have taken Jeff's words to heart, and we know how busy the UO team has been. This is an area that is perfectly suited for a fansite to help the UO Team. It's been well over 5 years since the UO community had the means to see what the UO team is doing as a whole, and what they've recently completed. Inspired by Jeff's comments, and with fond memories of the original UO.com Update Center and Development Cycle pages, as well BioWare's Star Wars: The Old Republic Development Tracker of today, we present this gift to the UO community. Sources Links to every single source are directly referenced within the notes. You can verify with your own eyes the information we are drawing from. Why Do You Include Some Things, But Not Others? It's a development tracker, not a publish tracker. This is meant to chart the development of Ultima Online as a whole and to provide the bigger picture, not track every single holiday gift, vet reward, and publish item. UO Guide and UO Stratics do an admirable job of tracking those items already. That's not to say that we don't track some smaller or unique things - we do when we find them interesting and where we think they will add to the game. We are covering 2009 to the current day and future because much of what has happened over the past year was first talked about in 2009-2010. But (Insert a Topic) is Missing or inaccurate!!! There are at least 3-4 topics that have been left out, and they will most likely be added within the next few days, however we are not all-knowing and all-seeing, so please contact us. If you find something inaccurate, please contact us, but understand we are basing this on what has been publicly stated by the UO Team. We are not interested in private correspondence or comments made by UO Team members who were not acting as members of the UO Team. Comments If you would like to leave comments on the site or contribute, we have a comment page or you may post in the forums or contact us directly Category, Items, and Duplicates It's broken down by category, and then item. There are nearly 140 items in this database, and some of the items will have 5+ notes covering multiple years. In some cases where statements made by the team covered multiple items, we might display those statements in multiple places. The category and item descriptions are a judgement call - it's best for you to use the Search Box to find what you are looking for. What Does Status Mean Read the explanation at the bottom of uodev.UltimaCodex.com. Do note that we erred on the side of caution with some issues where we weren't sure - rather than list them as canceled or completed, we listed them as unknown. Feel free to contact us directly with updates, but please provide a link to the UO Team member's comments, so we can verify the information for ourselves. We will not publish unverified information. Who is Behind This? A group of like-minded individuals who wanted to see where UO has recently been, where it is now, and where it is going.