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[UO Herald] Return to Britannia!

Discussion in 'UHall' started by UO News, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. UO News

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    Someone once mentioned something about the best laid plans of mice and men. I think you can also add Ultima Online into the mix now.


    Today we have officially opened the gates for all players in good standing to return to Britannia. All accounts have been opened and former players can login using their original user name and password. (Forgot them? Contact EA Customer service at http://support.ea.com) Accounts will remain open through October 16th to allow former players the opportunity to get reacquainted with the game and community. Spread the word to friends and family - there has never been a better time to return to Britannia!


    In all honesty, we were lining up several other announcements to coincide with the Return to Britannia campaign, as well as with the true launch date of Ultima Online’s … but the server fairies had other ideas. So stay tuned for an exciting announcement about 11th and 12th year veteran rewards, as well as other fun goodies planned for the live game over the next few weeks.


    For those of you who returned to play Stygian Abyss, or simply to become reacquainted with the game you’ve enjoyed and perhaps missed over the past 12 years, we wish to say, “Welcome Back!” Don’t be overwhelmed by the scads and scores of quests and things to do. Make your way through as you always have. The areas you knew and loved are still here, but some of the faces may have changed.


    What you will find is the same Britannia, with its legends and lore, and the capacity to shape your experience as you see fit.




    More...
     
  2. Sarsmi

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    Yay vet rewards! And returning players, that's nice too. :thumbsup:
     
  3. Nastia Cross

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    11th and 12th year vet rewards!! Woooooo
     
  4. Zayin666

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    NICE!!! Time to dig out some old accounts :)
     
  5. sablestorm

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    Here's hoping we get the magic carpet from Ultima 5 that will allow us to go chasing after those flapping gargoyles!
     
  6. Viper09

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    wow, and I paid to reactivate mine yesterday...
    maybe I should have waited one more day :p
     
  7. athos_uo

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    Hi, Chrissay!

    Thank you, as usual!

    Regarding "Return to Britannia!", it is stated on EA Japan's official website as follows:"It lasts from 22nd Sep. - 6th Oct. "

    But it says on Herald: "Accounts will remain open through October 16th to allow former players..."

    Should I tell EA Japan to fix their site?
     
  8. Nastia Cross

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    So did my bf... any way refunds can be had?
     
  9. Phaen Grey

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    Does the free time effect account suspension dates?
     
  10. Quenchant

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    We going to have anniversary gifts this year? ......
    or do we have to purchase anniverary gifts again (as we did last year)?

    Thanx for the vet rewards tho. Those are always nice. My 12 year account wants to ride a gorilla.

    Q
     
  11. The Fallout

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    Haha my friend who got perma-banned (cursing) tried to log in. Wouldn't let him lol
     
  12. Flutter

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    Great... more houses that will never fall...
     
  13. Ender76

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    I logged into an old account just fine, but couldn't access the new content (Underworld, Abyss). Is this the way it's supposed to be?
     
  14. athos_uo

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    Thanks! It is fixed now.
     
  15. yep I still running across those small towers.
     
  16. Phaen Grey

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    By suspension I mean the date an account was closed, not put under disciplinary action.
     
  17. Silly Seadog

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    Arrrr,

    Methinks aye, the return program be not any substitute fer account upgradin'!

    The return program does not be addin' any extra time ta the 90 days until a house be startin' ta fall!
     
  18. Phaen Grey

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    Thank you sir!
     
  19. canary

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    It wouldn't allow me to access my old accounts, LOL. (and no, they were never suspended... I closed them voluntarily)
     
  20. Sabbath

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    Maybe http://support.ea.com can help you, Canary. Good luck!
     
  21. tammi

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    I can login fine on my account. The account is an old account way over 30 days. Yet I'm trying to buy a SA upgrade code from uogamecodes and getting my account is too new and I need to wait 30 days. My only guess is cause my account is not active and on this free time (I can login, acct-managment just says suspended)? Does anyone else have this problem or know how to fix it?
     
  22. phantus

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    Yea. Hire any 12 year old kid that took 1 course in web development and send them to EA to rewrite their store.

    2 Places to buy codes are eastore and uogamecodes
     
  23. Promathia

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    True launch date for what??
     
  24. Vhyle

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    Heh, wow. I made this accout a couple of months ago, with the intention to begin my return to this game with a free trial, and now this?

    Oh well. My old toons were from Renaissance, and they kinda sucked.
     
  25. jack flash uk

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    Where are my heritage tokens!!!!!!
     
  26. Viper09

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    Your tokens?

    Didn't you see that second code in the email below the SA code?

    You enter that code in-game to get the tokens.
     
  27. Slickjack

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    He's refering to the last time they did the "Welcome Back To Britania" when there were Heritage Tokens in your bank when you logged on... NOT SA Tokens ....
     
  28. aarons6

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    does this mean that if you dont pay this month you get a free month?
     
  29. shanshu

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    I tried 4 old accounts and each one of them crashed soon after logging into the game, most noticeably, when I tried to change the game window size.

    Welcome back to fail!
     
  30. dreadflame

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    I appreciate the 11th and 12th year veteran rewards, but I think getting people back to UO is more exciting.

    I'd love to see more people in the game again :)


    So that's really a great idea!

    :thumbup:
     
  31. Coldren

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    That's what I want to know... :eyes:
     
  32. Devil_Woman

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    I think they mean the original launch date in 1997 which, as I recall, was September 25.
     
  33. ACB1961

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    I didn't get mine & I paid them for 4 accounts the whole time. I'd like those Chargers of the Fallen too, while they're at it...
     
  34. Well, went to try to login and get my hubby's character set up as a surprise, and lo' and behold...unless you are willing to give them subscription information (payment and billing address), bubkus...

    I don't think that will bring him back personally.
     
  35. Phaen Grey

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    I didn't have to enter any new information to log in an account my cousin hasn't used since 2002, I just entered her username and password and logged in.
     
  36. sablestorm

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    Sounds like you're logging in on the account page. Just login through UO. All that asks for is an account name and password.
     
  37. Viper09

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    Hmm? I never knew there were tokens for the Welcome Back to Britannia. But then again I never looked into the thing last time.
     
  38. Nope, this is in game.
    "Your account has been blocked for one of the following reasons:
    1. Your billing information is invalid or expired.
    2. Your game time has expired
    3. Your account has been temporarily suspended
    4. Your account has been terminated blah blah blah."

    This account hasn't been used in years, and his account was in good standing since inception.

    I have a feeling I am not the only one this is happening to, so hopefully a dev will say something.
     
  39. sablestorm

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    When was the last time it was used? It could be that someone hacked it and went and got banned. You could try calling customer support and see what the deal is with the account.

    866-543-5435
     
  40. I want to say 4 years or so. I hope no one hacked his account...that would really send him off the reservation.

    Thanks for the #, I will go ahead and call them. Hopefully they can be more helpful then last time.
     
  41. Ivorythorn

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    So I decided to start playing again, and I read about this whole return to Britannia thing, and decided to see if I could recover my old account. Well, I've been trying and so far haven't had any luck. The thing is I can log into My UO, but when I look for my characters, it says there aren't any! Now it's been a while, but I thought the username and passwords for My UO are the same as the ones you use to log on? Am I mistaken?

    I'll probably start a new account just s I can start to play again, and try to recover my account later.

    All in all, I'm excited to start playing again! It's been an uphill battle to get the Internet at my house, but now I'm ready to roll!:thumbup:
     
  42. sablestorm

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    MyUO won't have your characters displayed. They will only display characters that have been logged onto within the last 30 days. So even active accounts have characters that might seem to be missing.

    Your account info is the same on both the account page of the website and the game. You need only enter it into the game, however, to start playing. They also have account recovery resources. If you know the email you used with your account, you can enter that in and it will send the account information to you.
     
  43. Ivorythorn

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    Unfortunately, I no longer use the same email account. It's been a few years. I may try to call customer support, but I have a feeling that I may not be able to recover my old account.
     
  44. sablestorm

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    Do you still have the credit card you used back then? That's another way to get the account back.
     
  45. OldGuy

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    It seems like there are several people in the same boat.

    I just reactivated my account last weekend. :wall:
     
  46. Chrissay_

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    Or if you used a gametime code it would be the that code you used.
     
  47. Ivorythorn

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    Everything is fine. I called EA on a completely different issue, and I brought up the subject of my old account, and all he asked me for was the username, and and my birthday. Then he sent me the password via email. It was easy and to top it all off my house was still standing. I about fell out of my chair.
     
  48. RaDian FlGith

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    So, uh... are these announcements not happening this week? Because, I'll be honest, another anniversary passing without even a mention of it is a bit disheartening. I understand you've got all the SA bugs to work out, but this is setting a bad precedent.
     
  49. Hildebrand

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    When did they flush the accounts... I have a cousin that started in like 1998 and quit, but doesn't remember his info. Is he a gonner?
     
  50. Viper09

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    Flush the accounts?

    But if you have the original cd-key or email or even the credit card he might not be a goner.