If you play on Oceania, and especially if you are located in Australia or New Zealand, you can now test out the new hardware which is actually located in Australia.
The Test Oceania shard is running a backup copy of Oceania.
From UO Herald:
We’ve opened up a test shard named “Test Oceania” to test server performance on our new hardware located regionally in Australia. We invite you to join us in this test. The shard has a recent Oceania shard backup on it as well as test center rules. Any time played on this shard is only for testing purposes and will not affect your actual Oceania characters. Thank you for your time and we value your assistance.