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Pub 52 - Posted in UOhall

Discussion in 'UO Oceania' started by imported_JediSith, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. ~ Publish 52 ~


    This is a full list of public changes we've made in this publish, including more details about the turn-ins and events coming up. This information may change during the course of testing as we make some adjustments.

    Contents:
    Scenario 1: War of Shadows
    Faction Updates
    House Placement Changes
    Spring Cleaning 2008
    New Music
    General Fixes
    Testing Guidelines

    Scenario 1: War of Shadows
    This publish introduces the advance forces of the Shadowlords, continually harassing the outlying Britannian cities during this scenario. Below are some details about the events coming up!

    Vanguard Controller
    Rides the Dread Warhorse
    Wields Obsidian Blade and Chaos Shield
    Commands small units that attack the populace, from brigands to nightmares
    Special AI to handle movement during combat


    New mount: Dread Warhorse
    More powerful than a nightmare
    Special radius poison attack (when untamed)
    Special display "trick" for owners (when tamed)
    Requires 3 control slots


    Obsidian Blade
    Hit Life Leech: 10%
    Hit Stamina Leech: 20%
    Hit Chance Increase: 20%
    Armor Ignore: 1%


    Chaos Shield
    Black
    Self Repair: 5
    Reflect Physical Damage: 10%
    Defense Chance Increase: 10%
    Physical Resist: 15%
    Other resists randomly set between 1% - 3%


    The scenario will unfold over the coming month on a weekly basis, with ongoing appearances by the Vanguard. You can look forward to:
    The Moonglow rift being closed
    Access to more of the Ethereal Void
    A major shift in politics
    ... and more!

    Faction Updates
    In order to promote accessibility and invigorate Factions, we’ve made several changes and fixed some bugs. Additionally, Factions will play an important role in the Warriors of Destiny plot arc.
    Faction size limit and load balancer removed: individual factions can grow to any size.
    Previously capped at 200.
    Multiple characters from the same account may join the same faction
    An account cannot have characters in different factions on the same shard
    Removed 30 day character age requirement
    “Young” players cannot join factions
    “Young” players will be removed from guilds that join factions
    One vote in faction elections per account
    Only one character per account may run in the elections
    15 day character age requirement to run in or vote in elections
    Quit time reduced from 7 days to 3 days
    Resolved issues with ghosts using stairs
    All account restrictions are based on the server played on. You can have an account in Shadowlords on Pacific, and Minax on Atlantic, but not have an account try to be in both factions on the same server.

    House Placement Changes
    This publish adds the ability to safely resize your house, and implements several changes to prevent house placement exploits.

    House resizing:
    Saying “I wish to resize my house” demolishes your house as though you’d used that option from the house sign
    Places a one hour account-bound placement zone where your house used to be
    Any character on the account is guaranteed replacement on the same plot for an hour
    Circumvents the normal 7 week delay between demolishes/rebuilds
    The new house can be smaller or larger than the original area, as long as the surrounding area can accommodate the change


    Changes:
    15 day character age requirement to place or trade a house
    Water barrels/magic fields/etc will no longer block house placementIDOC behavior (houses that collapse through decay)
    When an IDOC drops, housing cannot be placed on the lot for a random amount of time
    Items that drop from the IDOC will have protections against scripted looting
    House placement tool will have a cooldown if used too many times in a given time period
    Must now wait one hour after building a home before demolishing it (previously 15 minutes)

    Spring Cleaning 2008

    Ah, how time flies. Spring has come once again to Britannia, but the sweet smell of blossoming flowers outside our homes can’t belie the memories of battles fought long so very long ago. Or is that the chest overflowing with Ophidian weapons in the corner? Or maybe it’s the bag of cursed artifacts hidden upstairs?

    <font color="red"> Time to cleanup, Britannia! </font>
    Publish 52 institutes the first round of Spring Cleaning collections and rewards
    Four NPCs around the world collect items in exchange for tickets
    The tickets can be redeemed for rewards in a new community collection in Britain
    The following list of turn-ins and rewards are subject to change during testing - especially redemption values of points. Also, more rewards, including a mouse hole house-addon, will be available in Publish 53.

    Turn-in items:
    Ophidian Rations............................................... 10pts
    Planesword .................................................... 20pts
    Planeshield ................................................... 20pts
    Copper Shilling ............................................... 50pts
    Ophidian Journals ............................................. 100pts
    Ophidian Orders ............................................... 200pts
    Slippery Snake Skins .......................................... 250pts
    Silver Crown .................................................. 400pts
    Power Weapon .................................................. 500pts
    Vanquishing Weapon ............................................ 650pts
    Magincia Rubble ............................................... 800pts
    Mystic Weapon ................................................. 1,000pts
    Staff of Pyros ................................................ 1,500pts
    Vorpal Blade .................................................. 1,500pts
    Ophidian Weapon (Power) ....................................... 2,000pts
    Ophidian Weapon (Vanquishing) ................................. 2,500pts
    Ophidian Weapon (Mystic) ...................................... 3,500pts
    Cursed Artifacts .............................................. 5,000pts
    Berserker's Scythe ............................................ 7,500pts
    Gold Sovereign ................................................ 10,000pts
    Ophidian Berserker's Bardiche ................................. 25,000pts
    Inavlis's Burchete ............................................ 2,000,000pts

    <font color="blue"> Rewards: </font>
    Shirt: "I survived the Ophidian War" .......................... 1,000pts
    Shirt: "I survived the snakes on the plains" .................. 1,000pts
    Shirt: "I saved the day and all I got was this fancy shirt" ... 1,000pts
    Shirt: "Free Ricardo!" ........................................ 1,000pts
    Shirt: "Hang Ricardo!" ........................................ 1,000pts
    Shirt: "Magincia Pride" ....................................... 1,000pts
    Shirt: "Minax is #1" .......................................... 1,000pts
    Shirt: "Council of Mages are #1" .............................. 1,000pts
    Shirt: "True Britannians are #1" .............................. 1,000pts
    Shirt: "Shadowlords are #1" ................................... 1,000pts
    Nocturne Earrings ............................................. 10,000pts
    RBG Sash (Blue) ............................................... 20,000pts
    RBG Sash (Yellow) ............................................. 20,000pts
    RBG Sash (Red) ................................................ 20,000pts
    RBG Sash (Green) .............................................. 20,000pts
    RBG Sash (Orange) ............................................. 20,000pts
    RBG Sash (Purple) ............................................. 20,000pts
    RBG Sash (White) .............................................. 20,000pts
    RBG Sash (Black) .............................................. 20,000pts
    Scroll of Alacrity ............................................ 25,000pts
    Sherry the Mouse Statue ....................................... 40,000pts
    Snake Skin Boots .............................................. 75,000pts
    Knight's Close Helm ........................................... 200,000pts
    Knight's Norse Helm ........................................... 200,000pts
    Knight's Plate Helm ........................................... 200,000pts
    Knight's Bascinet ............................................. 200,000pts
    Knight's Gorget ............................................... 200,000pts
    Knight's Gloves ............................................... 200,000pts
    Knight's Arms ................................................. 200,000pts
    Knight's Legs ................................................. 200,000pts
    Knight's Breastplate .......................................... 200,000pts
    Knight's Breastplate (Female) ................................. 200,000pts

    <font color="black"> Descriptions:</font>

    Shirts
    Different phrases
    Blessed
    Dyable

    Nocturne Earrings
    Grayish silver
    Night Sight

    RBG Sashes
    "Royal Britannia Guard
    One color per Virtue/Town
    Blessed

    Scroll of Alacrity
    Increase skill gain for 15 minute's in the scroll's skill
    Skill is randomly set once redeemed from the collection

    Sherry the Mouse Statue
    Larger than life statue of Sherry, in marble
    Publish 53: Will be hooked into the town crier system ("news")
    Snake Skin Boots

    Random snake skin hue
    2% Poison Resist

    Knight's Armor
    White
    Each piece has 7% Resists, +1HP
    Publish 53: Becomes a set of 6 pieces with additional bonuses

    <font color="blue"> NPC Information: </font>

    Makiko the Samurai
    &gt; Ophidian Journals
    &gt; Ophidian Orders

    Zento, Rokuon Cultural Center, 1st Floor
    Lozat the Numismatist
    &gt; Copper Shilling
    &gt; Silver Crown
    Gold Sovereign

    Britain (Trammel), East Britain Bank
    Calaid the Soldier
    &gt; Ophidian Rations
    &gt; Slippery Snake Skins

    Britain (Trammel), North guard tower at Castle Britannia entrance
    Siege: Guard tower southwest of West Britain Bank
    Onoe the Soldier
    &gt; Cursed Artifacts
    &gt; Magincia Rubble
    &gt; Planesword
    &gt; Planeshield
    &gt; Staff of Pyros
    &gt; Vorpal Blade
    &gt; Magical Weapons (Power, Vanquishing, Mystic)
    &gt; Ophidian Magical Weapons (P, V, M)
    &gt; Berserker's Scythe
    &gt; Ophidian Berserker's Bardiche
    &gt; Inavlis's Burchete

    Britain (Trammel), South guard tower at Castle Britannia entrance
    Siege: Guard tower southwest of West Britain Bank
    Community collection box is located with Onoe the Soldier.

    New Music
    We've just added four brand new themes to UO! These will be integrated into various areas and epic battles, but you can listen to them right now by navigating to the /Music/Digital folder in your 2D installation.

    Castle
    Festival
    Honor
    Medieval
    These new pieces are courtesy of Michael Gluck, who also arranged the Battle on Stones theme for us last year.

    General Fixes
    Fixed a bug where players that use the Basket of Herbs could lose 20 points of cooking when the effect wears off instead of 10 points of cooking.
    Explosion potion should no longer go off and reveal the player if the player is in no play mode (character transfer).
    Pet release gump should now closed the moment a player is in no play mode during a character transfer.
    Players should no longer be able to stable pets while a pet trade gump is open.
    Spellweaving: Essence of Wind. Casting Speed and SSI debuff potency have been flip flopped
    Fixed an issue with Ronin not being able to access secures in their own houses if permissions were set to "guild"
    The Curse spell should no longer sometimes last past its intended duration
    When a monster casts Curse on players the icon should now show in the buff icon tool bar
    Fixed bugs where Paroxymus's swamp dragon can despawn if it is killed
    Fixes the 2 rare mounts obtained from peerless mobs.
    Will no longer be marked as a summoned pet.
    Will no longer be deleted by other monsters special moves.
    Fixed a bug where some "Sacks of Flour" could not be used as a cooking ingredient
    Players guarded by pets that are attacked via the Paralyze spell in a guard zone will no longer get guardwhacked
    Flattened the ground to remove pit in Moonglow, on tram/fel.
    Players who transfer to a shard from another will no longer start in Magincia.
    Fixed a bug with the weight of stacks of bola balls being incorrect
    Small stacks of ore should no longer get stuck in "This object is in use" mode
    Runic fishing poles made with Oak will not return values of 0 any longer
    $$$ Commas can now be seen in checks (instead of 1000000, you will see 1,000,000) $$$

    Testing Guidelines

    Stay tuned for announcements! We'll be doing public tests for IDOCs and more!