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In order to evaluate a potential performance concern, World Chat will remain disabled for a few days while we collect further data. Thanks for your patience.

Claire the Pilgrim, found in Magincia, offers some of her festive wares for trade. Seek out festive turkeys in the Eastern Frontier for what she seeks. (Event runs until 01 Dec at 1200 EST)

The temporary 10% bonus to skills has now been concluded and the gain chance will be restored to normal soon.

The patch posted in #test-center-patch-notes has been delayed for some time. The changes will remain on our Test Center for further testing. Thanks for your patience and helping with testing. :)

Service has been restored.

A quick note regarding the skill bonus that we have enabled post rollback - it is a 10% bonus on the base gain, so you won't see it reflected in skillgaindebug. The increase is already applied to the first percentage shown.

Further to our previous announcement, we have found the root cause for the data loss issue and implemented a hotfix. We expect to restore service shortly after this announcement.

Unfortunately, in order to address the issue, we need to perform a rollback. This is necessary in order to ensure data integrity moving forward, as ideally we want to maintain our 'no wipe' stance at all costs. We have considered all other options available to us at this time.

A quick timeline on both the downtime and the rollback are as follows:

-- An issue with data integrity was identified at approx. 10:30pm UTC/5:30pm EST -- LoU was taken offline to further investigate -- In order to address the issue, we have rolled back to approx 10:00am UTC/5:00am EST

We appreciate this is a significant loss of progress. Unfortunately these things can occur when a game is under heavy development such as we are. Investigations into the issue are still ongoing in order to track down and eliminate this type of issue moving forward.

We have enabled a skill gain increase on the server as a method of compensation. This will remain active until we determine that it is no longer necessary. Thank you once again for your patience.

We have identified the data loss issue and expect to restore service shortly. Unfortunately, in order to address the issue, we need to perform a rollback. This is necessary in order to ensure data integrity moving forward, as ideally we want to maintain our 'no wipe' stance at all costs. We have considered all other options available to us at this time.

A quick timeline on both the downtime and the rollback are as follows:

-- An issue with data integrity was identified at approx. 10:30pm UTC/5:30pm EST
-- LoU was taken offline to further investigate
-- In order to address the issue, we have rolled back to approx 10:00am UTC/5:00am EST

We appreciate this is a significant loss of progress. Unfortunately these things can occur when a game is under heavy development such as we are. Investigations into the issue are still ongoing in order to track down and eliminate this type of issue moving forward.

We will also be considering options for compensation for the rollback and will advise on those once we have had an opportunity to discuss fully. Thank you once again for your patience.

Due to a potential data loss situation, the server is being taken offline. There is no ETA for restoration of services at this time. Thank you for your patience.

  • An issue has been resolved preventing players from removing clothing from their own vendors
    - An issue has been resolved with the clothing bless deed not working with 2019 Halloween handouts

Next Friday, Nov 8th, at a time to be determined, we will be applying a patch that will prevent players from moving/rotating locked down objects outside the bounds of their plot. At that time, an autofix will be applied detecting any pre-existing objects that are out of the plot bounds and moving them back inside the plot to a valid position. Please note that this may not neatly move objects and you may end up with breaks in fence lines if that occurs. Please take this time to analyze any decorations you may have extending past your plot bounds/lines and please move them back so that they are not overlapping.

Additionally, with the changes to lockdown location validation, we will also be adding the Ban List and Auto-Eject for plots. This will now properly track targets banned from a plot and prevent them from re-entering. A new tab to manage the bans has also been added to the plot menu. When a target is ejected from a plot, they are put near the mailbox, which is why it is important that we no longer have interconnected plots and over-extended decorations.

  • An issue with Pet Brokers being moved on or off of house plot when decorating and moving/rotating items onto the same position as the vendor has been resolved

After the defeat of Mr. Vorhees, The Mad Scientist has vowed to destroy all! They await in Wyvern's rest (once every few hours). Good luck

Halloween coffins now spawn near Juka Isle and Scorched Print Halloween spawns. Inside you will find increased Candy corn drop chances, rare monsters and the chance for a rare Halloween item.

An issue with players being unable to open the Plot Menu when the plot has a Guild assigned and the character is in a different guild than is assigned to the Plot has been resolved.

As part of LoU's Halloween events Danyc the Candy Goblin has arrived in Nujel'm. Check out areas around Gazer Isle, The Dunes, Scorched Print and Wyvern's Rest to acquired his much needed Halloween Candy! Danyc has various Halloween items to trade, but will only be in town until 1 Nov. Stay tuned for more Halloween announcements on Discord.

  • Gardening gains have been slightly increased.

Phase 1 of pet balancing is now live. These changes are to bring pets closer to UO and balance DPS discrepancies. We will see fine tuning as we identify more issues. Happy hunting!

(Some changes may not take effect until reboot or respawn/resummon of creature)
New:
- Frenzied Shadow Wyrm (rare)
- Pet follow and combat speed reduced
- Additional Brood Mother spawn location
- Additional Dread War Horse spawn location
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5 Slot pets
Greater Dragons: Highest health of all pets, high dps.
- 5 Control slots required
- Health increased from 415-654 to 900-1500
- Low end damage roll increased by 10
- Attack speed increased
- Resist skill base increased

Cu Sidhe: Self healing mount with high survivability and mid-high DPS.
- 5 Control slots required
- Health increased from 417-654 to 655-900
- Low end damage roll increased by 6
- Attack speed decreased
- Armor decreased from 25-35 to 11-20
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Brood Mother: Highest DPS of all pets, lowest survivability of the 4 slot pets, but immune to poison
- 4 Control slots required
- Low end damage roll increased by 10
- Attack speed decreased
- Health decreased from 417-654 to 209-315
- Only pet to retain poison immunity

Wyrms: High DPS, moderate survival. Good all around pet
- 4 Control slots required
- Low end damage roll increased by 6

Dire Bear: Slightly above your average bear..
- 4 Control slots required
- No changes from current build

Vorpal Bunny: Nimble, stealthy, squishy
- 4 Control slots required
- Armor reduced from 25-30 to 11-15
- Health reduced from 417-654 to 316-360
- Attack speed increased
- Stealth
- Angry
- Will chase you down and kill you
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3 Control slot pets
Dread Warhorse: Mountable, highest DPS of the 3 slot pets, pairable with lower slot pets, extremely rare.
- 3 Control slots required
- Similar in power to a dragon, with a higher attack speed
- Treasure map spawns are now a frailer version of their world spawn counter parts

Dragons: Mid range dps, highest survivability of the 3 slot pets
- 3 Control slots required
- Health increased from 316-360 to 417-654
- Armor increased from 11-20 to 25-30
- Low end damage roll increased by 6
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2 Control slot pets
Nightmares: Great mount, high magic damage, moderate melee
- 2 Control slots required
- Health increased from 85-140 to 209-315
- Melee Skills raised from 60-80 to 90-100
- Magic casting skill base increased
- Resist skill base increased

The "Lost Room" changes(bring your lock picks):
- Shadow Wyrm spawn time decreased.
- Shadow Wyrm now guards a lost treasure.
- Introducing multiple new rares to lost treasure.
- Added new tamable creature (chance to spawn).

Gargoyle Vanguard and Hydras changes:
- Overall damage has been decreased moderately.
- No longer immune to barding skills.
- Armor reduced to allow for more viable melee builds.
- Gold drops reduced slightly to compensate for difficulty.
- Aggro radius reduced.