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Warriors of Destiny post by Tim Cotten (Draconi) 4/11

Discussion in 'UO Sonoma' started by imported_Queen Mum, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. For those who might not have seen on UOHERALD.COM

    Warriors of Destiny

    Tim Cotten ... 11 Apr 2008 ... 16:00:55 EST

    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.

    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.

    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…
    Publish 52: The War of Shadows

    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.

    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.

    No more foreshadowing.
    No more hints.

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


    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

    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

    • Invasion item turn-ins
    o Ophidian
    o Rat coins
    o Magincia
    o Mad Mage

    Scenario 1: War of Shadows
    • Stay tuned!

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

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

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  2. eekamouse

    eekamouse Guest

    This seems cool. How is the faction activity these days?
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    Poo The Grandest of the PooBah’s
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    Owned and Operated by YAD

    (the glorious few who defend the virtue of the True Brit's!!!)
  4. eekamouse

    eekamouse Guest


    Owned and Operated by YAD

    (the glorious few who defend the virtue of the True Brit's!!!)

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I think I used to play against YAD. Trying to remember who my COM guild was...