Publish 70.04 Live on Test Center 1

Kai Schober posted the following yesterday:

Greetings,

Publish 70.4 will be available on Test Center 1 today. You can find the publish notes below.

We encourage you to check out what’s new and thank you for your feedback.

Publish 70.4
Please join us on TC1 for a preview of our newest Theme Packs that can be purchased later this month.

Rustic Theme Pack
* Topiaries – goblin and llama – Entitled players can use clippers on a hedge and get the choice of a topiary
* Rustic Bench- Craftable
* Raised Garden Bed – a maintenance free garden bed to place your seeds in and walk away. No potions or daily care needed. There will be a reward giver set up in New Haven so you can get this item.
* Distillery – Craftable – Have a drink or two and tell us what you think.
* Board and Batten wall tiles – Housing Customization tool
* Access to the Encampment System – Commodity Broker or Pet Broker – Additional documents will be posted to explain this feature

Gothic Theme Pack
* Gargoyle Statues – Craftable
* Ritual Table – Craftable
* Chest of Sending – You can send anything in your house to the bank if the chest is locked down . There will be a reward giver set up in New Haven so you can get this item.
* Advanced Training Dummy – Craftable – Will train your weapon skills to 60.
* Gothic Wall Tiles – House customization tool
* Access to the Encampment System – Commodity Broker or Pet Broker – Additional documents will be posted to explain this feature

There you have it.

A lot of this we have seen in bits and pieces in previous client patches, without the formal mentions, or we’ve had to poke through client artwork and client text strings.

For previous stories and earlier artwork:
* Ultima Online Client Patches 7.0.13.3 and 4.0.13.3 (Spoilers)
* UO Producer’s Update – Enhanced Client, Story Arcs, Ter Mur, New Magincia, Vendor Bazaar
* More New Content Revealed – Booster Content, Plus Ter Mur
* Publish 70 – New Housing Tile Sets – Gothic and Board and Batten, Virtue Tapestries (Pictures)
* Classic Client: 7.0.13.2, Enhanced Client: 4.0.13.2 – Advanced Training Dummies, Rustic Benches, One More Housing Tile Set

The big question that is left is how much these will sell for. If they individually sell at the same price as High Seas sold at, there will be a problem. If combined, they sell for the same price as High Seas, then that’s another story, and it’s an interesting move. I believe that this will be the last of the true booster packs we see for a while, as they begin work on the Enhanced Client and artwork/asset updates, as well as the New Player Experience. It would be disappointing if they had to continue working in booster packs as it would slow down other areas of work that need to be done, including the ones I just mentioned.

I would rather they work on the long-term areas that need work over the next six months to a year, such as the EC and the artwork updates.


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