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[News] Test Center Updated

Discussion in 'UO Napa Valley' started by imported_Dreamwolf, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. Test Center Has Been Updated
    Jeremy Dalberg
    28 Apr 2008 16:32:20
    TC1 has been updated with the following:


    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

    Quit time reduced from 7 days to 3 days

    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?

    Time to cleanup, Britannia!

    · 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

    · Rewards:

    - Shirts

    · Comes with one phrase of choice

    · 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 minutes 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

    · Will be hooked into the Town Crier system in Publish 53

    - Snake Skin Boots

    · Random snake skin hue

    · +2% Poison Resist

    - Knight’s Armor

    · White

    · Each piece has 7% resists, +1 HP

    · Total: 42% resists, +6HP as a set of 6 items

    · Turn-Ins

    - Makiko the Samurai

    · Turnins:

    - Ophidian Journals

    - Ophidian Orders

    · Zento, Rokuon Cultural Center, 1st Floor

    - Lozat the Numismatist

    · Turnins:

    - Copper Shilling

    - Silver Crown

    - Gold Sovereign

    · Britain (Trammel), East Britain Bank

    - Calaid the Soldier

    · Turnins:

    - Ophidian Rations

    - Slippery Snake Skins

    · Britain (Trammel), North guard tower at Castle Britannia entrance

    · Siege: Guard tower southwest of West Britain Bank

    - Onoe the Soldier

    · Turnins:

    - Cursed Artifacts

    - Magincia Rubble

    - Planesword

    - Planeshield

    - Staff of Pyros

    - Vorpal Blade

    - Magical Weapons (Power, Vanquishing, Mystic)

    - Ophidian Weapons (Power, Vanquishing, Mystic)

    - Berserker’s Scythe

    - Ophidian Berserker’s Bardiche

    - Invalis’s Burchete

    · Britain (Trammel), South guard tower at Castle Britannia entrance

    · Siege: Guard tower southwest of West Britain Bank

    · Community collection box

    - Located with Onoe the Soldier

    Bug 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)
  2. five oclock

    five oclock Guest

    WOOT commans on checks [​IMG]

    Great story dream Keep it up.

    Now for these turn ins. Heard pro and cons about them. All I keep thinking is this..Finally I get to free up more space. those boots and earrings look dang good. Plus the Statue too. Hope they keep the news up. Probally not.

    Also I heard that the ophidians are going to start dropping rations and skins soon? true or not? was just curious..Rumors in the wind tend to be nothing but hot air [​IMG]

    Thanks again for the update.
  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    They are currently dropping on the Ophidians in T2A on the test
  4. Otis Firefly

    Otis Firefly Slightly Crazed
    Stratics Veteran

    Jun 17, 2006
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    ophidians will be droping the skins again with the publish...draconi mentioned there will be uses for the skins in the future so they will keep them respawning...
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest


    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.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    As I said in UO Hall to the Dev's, honestly, do you think this was a smart call considering (I'm betting) 90% of UO Players have never played Factions in their life!!! I myself have not played in 7 yrs.. Now your running an Arc around it... I can't see this happening &amp; people enjoying it.[​IMG]