A Comment on the Decay of Town / City Loyalty

There is a heated Stratics thread.

Just to give an all-too-brief background (and it’s way too brief because my spare time is devoted to another UO project), as part of the ongoing story arc, you need to acquire city or town loyalty.

For a full explanation of city loyalty, see the UO Herald page or the loyalty part of The Awakening at UO Guide.

Current Rewards
Is it useful? Besides trying to engage the players and give them a geographical sense of belonging, the current reward is a spiffy looking city banner that you can display in your house showing your allegiance to whatever town/city you prefer (UO Guide – City Banners).

The thinking is that it will be importan0t later on down the road leading up to the anniversary in September, and the hints we’ve received indicate that town loyalty will play a part, but for now it’s the banner. I certainly don’t think that the loyalty ratings are only for the banners.

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UltimaCodex.com and UOJournal.com Changes, and Happy 20th Birthday to Ultima Underworld




If you haven’t seen the Ultima Codex, then you should see it. It officially launched today.

And a big Happy Birthday to Ultima Underworld – see the Ultima Underworld page at UltimaCodex.com.

What Does That Have to do with UOJournal.com?
Have you noticed I’ve not been posting much lately? I’ve been a little busy. I’m not quite ready to talk about parts of it, but parts of it will be available in the next few weeks.

Serious/community/news stuff is moving to UltimaCodex.com. Soapboxy/Rant/Humor stuff is staying here at UOJournal.com. I’m working out how to move stuff over without any penalties within Google, but there you have it.

So UOJournal.com will continue on, it’ll just be on a diet. Some of the new stuff that will be UO-related on UltimaCodex.com actually relates to what I wanted to do on UO Journal, and other (cool) people in the UO community who are working on this have some interesting things to add as well on the UltimaCodex.com side of things.

The True Story of Oceania’s Hangover

Alternate Titles:
– My descent into madness over the course of an hour-
– Fun with Photoshop batch commands
– How I’m trying to make sure I’m not added to the official fansite listing.
– Does flickr Pro really have unlimited bandwidth?

A tip of the hat to the Stratics Ok everyone empty your pockets, who took Oceania thread (from Lady Storm) for the inspiration.

Probably not safe for work.

Oceania's Hangover

Oceania's Hangover

Oceania's Hangover

Oceania's Hangover

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Stephen Emond Needs UO European and African Information

Stephen Emond, he of the huge “Ultima: The Ultimate Collectors Guide 2012” is on a quest to learn more about some potential European releases of Ultima Online expansions, as well as Age of Shadows in South Africa.

He posted this on Facebook:

Quest for Knowledge – European History

Over the years UO was released in MANY different countries. While the majority of them received some form of localization, others were direct imports. There are a number of European countries that EA specifically marketed various UO releases to, but information on them is lacking. The following were most likely direct imports from the UK, USA, or Asia-Pacific; but when you consider the localized Ultima releases from Greece, Czech Republic, Slovenia, etc anything is possible. What I’m looking for is confirmation on whether these releases were localized or not (and if not which region the import came from):

Third Dawn:

Lord Blackthorn’s Revenge:
Norway, Sweden, Denmark & South Africa

Age of Shadows:
South Africa

Samurai Empire:
France, Denmark, Poland & Australia

8th Age & 9th Anniversary

Link: Facebook

via Ultima Aiera