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[News] Warriors of Destiny by Draconi (Tim Cotten)

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    <DIV class=categoryIcon>[​IMG] <FONT size=4>Warriors of Destiny
    </DIV> <DIV class=storyInfo> <DIV class=author>Tim Cotten</DIV> <DIV class=date>11 Apr 2008 16:00:55</DIV> <DIV style="CLEAR: both"></DIV> <DIV class=teaser>

    By now, many of you may have noticed the new banner splashing across the top of the uo.com site, Live Events 2008! I’m especially excited about our plans for this year, and even more so about the event arc we’ve just begun: Warriors of Destiny.</P>

    Based off the contents of Ultima V, in which Britannia and the Virtues are utterly betrayed, this event arc ties together many threads from our past and forges a future where order and chaos are pitted once more against each other. Old and new enemies alike are reaching out to ensure Britannia meets her fate.</P>

    Everyone will be free to choose their alignments, and I’m sure the loyal Warriors of Destiny won’t be the only group to be titled for their deeds…

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    Publish 52: The War of Shadows</P>

    The Shadowlords, long displaced from the shards of Sosaria, have at last found their way home through the machinations of one dedicated follower. The blackrock detector, a beacon of hope for the government against the insanity gripping the land, instead opened a rift directly to the ethereal void. Nothing could stop their advance: not Kronos, not even the Time Lord himself.</P>

    The disparate events of the past – the rise of blackrock, a needless conflict with the Ophidians, the devastation of Haven and razing of Magincia – are finally weaving into a tapestry of betrayal. The kingdom is destabilized, chaos reigns, and the conditions ripe for the masters of Hatred, Cowardice, and Falsehood to lay waste to everything Britannia stands for.</P>

    No more foreshadowing.
    No more hints. </P>

    The Shadowlords are here.
    Weakened, but here.
    Growing stronger every day.
    Preparing to strike, at last.</P>

    Features </P>

    Faction changes
    •Turn off load balancing between factions; factions can grow to any size
    •Allow multiple characters from the same account onto the same faction
    •Reduce faction quit time from 7 to 3 days
    •Fix stairs for ghosts (should resolve issues with the SL base)
    •Interesting rewards for participating in the war while in factions </P>

    House Placement changes
    •House resizing: demolishing a house creates an account bound area for guaranteed house placement for a limited time
    •House placement exploit fixes </P>

    •Invasion item turn-ins
    oRat coins
    oMad Mage </P>

    Scenario 1: War of Shadows
    •Stay tuned! </P>

    And so the live design team rolls on, leaving many bugs squashed, exploits patched, and houses aflame. See you soon, and enjoy the ride!</P>

    Tim “Draconi” Cotten
    Lead Live Designer
    Ultima Online
    EA Mythic