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Uncharted Waters Online, a MMORPG developed by TECMO KOEI will be derlivered to the world with Netmarble.com! August 2010, UWO will be live to North America and European Regions! Explore, Battle and Conquer to Make History!

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[UWO Captain's Log] Day in the Life of Maritime

Posted by UWO_NEWS Wednesday December 29 2010 at 1:11AM
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Captain Anjel's Log                                - by David "AnjelusX" Slauenwhite

December 26, 1494

While in my mind, adventuring is my main calling, like any loyal and passionate citizen of my nation, I do my part by partaking in the Maritime activities of my country. Pirates are everywhere on the open seas, along coastal waters and vibrant throughout the world. Travelling even for an experienced captain can be perilous for one never knows when they might strike and being prepared to protect yourself and your cargo is a requirement for any salty dog wishing to ply the oceans of the world.

The first and foremost skill I found to be useful to me was learning the art of Gunnery. Knowing and using one’s cannons in a capable and effective manner can be the meaning between survival and getting sunk and pillaged. I learned during my time at the Academy the various methods and types of shot available to me which lead to my choices of armaments. I enjoy using my distance cannons to manoeuvre around fighting off and sinking pirates, I also am well pleased using incendiary shot to light up my enemies and create chaos for them. Planning and executing my ships turns in combat allows me to place critical shots on my enemy’s bow and stern for even more effective damage, which is always pleasant.

 

There have been times however, when the enemy closes with my ship and we must take the battle man to man, ship to ship, fighting to separate ourselves and get back to cannon range. Having effective training in swordplay, keeping some firearms on board, and learning the differences between guard, assault, and tactics keeps my sailors alive. Having a few smoke bombs to create confusion amongst the enemy sailors and gain me some measure of advantage either to break contact or land the finishing blow. Sometimes as I round up the last of the pirate crew we are the ones who make off with some booty for our troubles, a nice end to a rather nasty bit of business.

 

Maritime members do not only confine their derring-do to the seas, for as I’ve mentioned in previous entries; Pirates and Bandits lurk in land, ready to waylay travellers, adventures, or the lost and lonely merchant. Taking the battle to them, to fight with sword and gun, staff and knife can boost your skills in hand to hand combat, preparing the way for better melee battles at sea. Also you can loot the dead and sometimes find yourself with a nice weapon for your deeds or better still some money and experience to add to your growing skills.

 

Pirates will always be a scourge to contend with, desperate men and women on the seas and lands out to take what they can take and kill any who cross their path. It is a worthy task to meet these sea rats and defeat them. Though to be entirely honest with both you my readers and even with myself, I’ve had times when even I have contemplated turning to piracy. Perhaps it’s more of a romanticism of mine than any real urge to commit crime. There was always something appealing when I was young lad to raise a flag of my own on the mast and live life free as the wind taking what I had to the power to take and damn any and all blighters who came into my cannon range.

Life even for the honest and upstanding can start and end at the point of a sword. Even Pirates have their own code to live by and perhaps one day I will find myself forced to take up piracy, or perhaps in another life I can live a different life and become a plague of the seas to be feared and infamous. The sea is full of opportunities, so long as you’re willing to seize them!

 

Fair Breezes and Safe Seas, 

Captain Anjelus Xavier Infiniti 

 

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UWO Facebook Event_ You are the Best

Posted by UWO_NEWS Tuesday December 28 2010 at 9:35PM
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 You ARE the BEST!!

 

-Uncharted Water Online Facebook Event-

 
Yes, Uncharted Waters Online Fans are the best. We will nominate 10 winners in each category. Feel free to join all three.
 
1. BIG THUMB AWARD
Thumbs Up for UWO. Those of you who give the most “LIKE” to our postings will be randomly selected as winners.
 
2. GOOD GUIDANCE AWARD
I know.. UWO is not an easy game.. But!! There are many game savvies here to help out. CM_Misowill award those who provide the best guidance to other fans here!
 
3. BEST SCREENSHOT AWARD
Upload your Best Screen Shots here! I know you want to brag about our great character and ships! CM_Misoalso credit your creativity as well! = )
 
 
Winner Prize: Thank You Box Item Code
Period: Nov 30th2010 ~ Jan 15th 2011
Winner Announcement:  Jan 17th, 2011
 

UWO Facebook Event_ You are the Best

Posted by UWO_NEWS Tuesday December 28 2010 at 9:35PM
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 You ARE the BEST!!

-Uncharted Water Online Facebook Event-
 
Yes, Uncharted Waters Online Fans are the best. We will nominate 10 winners in each category. Feel free to join all three.
 
1. BIG THUMB AWARD
Thumbs Up for UWO. Those of you who give the most “LIKE” to our postings will be randomly selected as winners.
 
2. GOOD GUIDANCE AWARD
I know.. UWO is not an easy game.. But!! There are many game savvies here to help out. CM_Misowill award those who provide the best guidance to other fans here!
 
3. BEST SCREENSHOT AWARD
Upload your Best Screen Shots here! I know you want to brag about our great character and ships! CM_Misoalso credit your creativity as well! = )
 
 
Winner Prize: Thank You Box Item Code
Period: Nov 30th2010 ~ Jan 15th 2011
Winner Announcement:  Jan 17th, 2011
 

[UWO Captain's Log] Day in the Life of Adventurer

Posted by UWO_NEWS Wednesday December 22 2010 at 9:10PM
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Captain Anjel's Log                              - by David "AnjelusX" Slauenwhite

December 21st 1494

When I first felt the call of the sea, it was during a chat with my grand father by the fire when I was but a child. He regaled me with many a sea tale as his time on the ocean when he was a young lad. His stories of distant ports and amazing wonders sparked within me a deep yearning to carry out my own escapades across strange waters and into unknown lands. In my heart I knew I had a wild sense of adventure, and it was to that purpose I worked my way through school and struck out at first as an Adventurer, bent on discovering amazing artifacts and wondrous locations and exciting new animals. I was inspired of his tales of Egypt and great wonders to behold on the dunes that seemed to him to be near endless.

His tales of the Far East with the different architecture and manner of dress; as well as the ivory of Africa mingled with stories of tribal women and savoury spices. All of which built up until I was ready to take sail and make my own discoveries, seeking treasures unknown and make my fortune finding relics for wealthy patrons.

So it was as I completed adventurer school, I was prepared to embark on my journeys, I loaded my ship with supplies, made sure my sailors were aware of the coming travels, prepared my equipment, and of course sharpened my blade. Even in the land not far from the many towns and ports I would land at, trouble seemed to roam the countryside. With bandits and pirates roaming the countryside to waylay unprepared travellers, it was always in my best interests to be thoroughly prepared.

 

 

My next step was off to the Library to consult with the resident scholar and comb through historical tomes and maps. Looking for clues and maps to some yet to be discovered wonder. Even as I collected maps to search and exploit the riches I might find, I signed myself up to Guild Quests. Even if my own maps didn’t pan out, there were patrons willing to fund expeditions looking for a particular artifact, location, and other amazing finds. I sharpened my skills, reading and executing smaller maps to improve my skills and abilities to be able to find the really exciting items, through searching, recognition, collecting, and researching I’ve made my way around the Mediterranean.

 

 Any well rounded adventurer will tell you that relying on only one type of historical hunting will of course improve your chances of finding better discoveries of that type. However diversifying can yield interesting results. I’ve found artifacts to aid me in my travels to discover other types of treasures and animals. Items of various types came to me in my travels as I searched and excavated pieces of the past. Finding the great statues of Greece, the treasures of soldiers and monks, finding money and usable equipment that I might otherwise not have know about made it’s way into my hands as I worked and discovered. Observing land marks, searching the countryside for clues and directions to make my discoveries and reap the benefits.

 

I’ve discovered amazing statues of gods and goddesses nearly forgotten; I have discovered the relics of ancient times and currency. Searching and unlocking some of the more interesting packages is part of the fun and joys of an adventurer, for the ancients locked up their valuables much as we do and it can take someone who is well skilled to unlock some of the greatest wonders, or troves of treasures and money, special equipment, accessories and artifacts.

Being known for locating something truly amazing is part of the adventurer’s dream. Not only to make my fortune; but also to increase my ability to sail further into the unknown and increase my fame as an adventurer and attain recognition throughout the civilized world. All in all the life as an adventurer has its ups and downs. I’ve had moments of finding mere pottery rather than some stupefying discovery. I’ve gone in search of some treasure, only to discover amazing new flora and fauna. I’ve traveled and seen some amazing locales that deprived me of speech. I enjoy being an adventurer, and hopefully I will someday discover something so rare and amazing I can be a large figure in the history books to be written. Pushing every onward into the unknown to find and discover what awaits any hearty sailor willing to look deep into the forests and jungles of our world.

Fair Breezes and Safe Seas,

Captain Anjelus Xavier Infiniti 

 

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[UWO Captain's Log] Is School Necessary?

Posted by UWO_NEWS Monday December 13 2010 at 8:22PM
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Captain Anjel's Log                          - by David "AnjelusX" Slauenwhite

 

 

December 1st, 1494

Ahoy, I’ve been thinking a lot as I set out from port about where to go in this tale of mine. There’s such a world filled with wonders and activities to record I sometimes find myself at a loss as to which I would want to commit to parchment next. However a conversation I came upon in the tavern has sparked my own thoughts. I remember being a young sea rat, looking to make my mark on the world through bravery, courage and no small amount of cunning. I built up my confidence and swaggered into the local Guild Office to seek my fortune, only to have it soundly pointed out I didn’t know a thing and should attend schooling.

School I thought, school was a thing for scholars and those gentlemen who sit around teas houses discussing politics and art. Not serious sea dogs who want to voyage, discover, and plunder. Yet off I went to school, to learn the various classes that I could chose from and how to handle my ship in all manner of situations. I won’t life to ye and tell ye it was a pleasant experience, there were many a time I wanted to run off and get drunk with some lass than sit through long winded lectures about disasters and weather.

Of course I found the practical aspects of school helpful. The beginning sea combat tests, the various ship components and materials for survival and the like were interesting and I did learn a thing or two as I got my hands dirty doing actual work. The rewards were really the only thing that kept my sail upright and facing forward. I nearly fell asleep during a few of the tiresome lectures. While the information might have been important, my heart was yearning for the open ocean and sea air not a stuffy class room or running hither and fro through town trying to find some up tight instructor.

I learned some things though I’ve forgotten a good part of it all, and it leaves me to wonder if School really does benefit anyone aside from some of the real work. Was the Guild Master pullin’ me leg when he sent me to school, just wanting to see me suffer and have my head filled to bursting with nonsense that I could easily find in a book or through talk with me fellow sea dogs?

I often wonder if I really needed to go to the place or not. Could I just have learned as I went and found much of the same information out on my own hook? I surely don’t know, I’ve asked many a tavern mate over a mug of rum about this and the answers vary. I’ll put it to the young lads and lasses who follow me to debate the question. I have no answers for I look back and I see the balance of boredom versus rewards. The time spent traveling just for a quick chat by the Shipyard, against time spent actually at sea learning as I go, exploring and finding things out for my very own self. Mayhap it’s just how I found the things, and with it behind me I can complain while others in it, see a benefit I’ve not found.

 

Safe Voyages,

Captain Anjelus Xavier Infiniti

 

[UWO Captain's Log] Which class to choose?

Posted by UWO_NEWS Wednesday December 8 2010 at 2:09AM
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Captain Anjel's Log                              - by David "AnjelusX" Slauenwhite
 
 
November 25, 1494
 
Anjel’s Log:This is my first entry, and while I want record my adventures, trials and tribulations, I also want to provide some information for the hearty sailing men and women who follow me on their own grand adventure. The best place to begin is finding your place among the many classes there are to experience in the game. Classes come in a wide range of flavours broken up into the 3 main categories of types which offer any brave soul a chance for glory and fortune. Within those categories are three levels of classes which go from Beginner, Intermediate, and Master Classes so you know you’re achieving success as you grow from your first job to the next. All of these offered me a healthy choice of skills for each class has a selection of favoured skills.
 
Experiencing the rolling waves and completing quests and making your mark will allow you to go up from Beginner to Master Classes. Reaching the next stage of class increase the number of favoured skills and even leads you eventually to Expert and Master Skills. I should explain a bit more about favoured skills for at their basic function they are skills that one particular class does really well and you can obtain them without any level requirement from the Guild Master of that particular category. First though, I’m going to break my log entry and include some of the noteworthy information about the three categories of class types in UWO to give a better picture of the various types of classes and characters possible for you to try and master.
 
Adventure
Adventurers are those bold, brave explorers of the known and unknown world. Adventurers voyage outwards looking for exciting new sights, amazing new animals, and relics of the past. In the time period UWO is set in, the world was still a vastly new place with a great deal to find, explore, and discover. This will appeal to explorer type players who simply want to travel the game world finding its many secrets and checking the various available environments. Many of the skills in this class deal with exploration of destinations, searching for artefacts of past civilizations, and discovery of biological wonders. From statues of the Greek gods to various flora and fauna there are tons of discoveries to be made by those willing to take the time and travel the world looking for them.
 
Anjel's Log:Setting out I've always had a keen love for adventuring and exploring. As I looked through the options I had for my first adventure job, I chose Excavator and fancied myself as an Indian Jones type, sailing out to hunt for artifacts, and digging up the past. I really enjoy hunting down the statues of Greek and Egyptian Gods, or making off with some treasure like rare items and a nice pile of gold."
 
 
Trade
UWO is built with a robust trading system that can change due to player interaction with the markets and it’s not just about moving goods from city to city. Traders have various skills from price negotiation, to production, and refinement. There’s a depth of system that appeals to merchants and crafters alike who want to ply their savvy on the high seas buying and selling goods from distant ports or selling their various wares to other players. There’s profit to be had for enterprising players who work out good trade routes and production lines but also remember the Uncharted Waters axiom “Buy Low and Sell High!”
 
Anjel’s Log: I discovered early on that trade is where the money is to be made. I learned a lot from many of the sea dogs I ran into in the taverns about production and getting the best money for my efforts. Deciding on a class for this was largely a matter of where my home country was. Being from Venice I opted to select skills for a Food Trader. Plucking chickens and producing feathers helped me make some good initial money and levels for my Trade category.
 
Maritime
No game set in this period of history would be complete without battle and UWO delivers on this side of the spectrum as well with various battle classes that focus on the combat of the period. From Naval Officers fighting off pirates along the coast and pirates hell bent on riches, sinking merchant men and carving out their own fortune on the high seas. The roar of cannons, the desperate class of ship to ship melee, ship positioning for the best broadside effect on the enemy. With various skills to assist a player in their preferred style of ship and land combat, Maritime classes live, fight, and die by their skills and tactics.
 
Anjel’s Log:Ah the roar of cannons and the clash of steel can be thrilling and I was excited at the prospect of taking to the seas and sinking pirates. Turning my broadsides on a scurvy blighter was satisfying as brought me fame and experience. Taking that in mind, I decided to enlist myself as a Junior Officer in the Venetian Navy. Using the favoured skills such as Ballistics improved my combat abilities to harass the menacing pirates in the Mediterranean.
 
Class Changing and Skill Development
Anjel’s Log:As I wrote above, there is a wide range of classes in the three categories and each class has a selection of skills that are favoured. Fortunately my friends, skill development and obtaining skills are not tied exclusively to one particular class or category. You can take the skills you really want and build yourself up depending on what your own goals are. For myself I wanted a range that allowed me to pursue my passion for archaeology while allowing me to trade effectively and more importantly defending myself from pirates on the sea and on land. I certainly like the fact that I can change classes and build the skills that really interest me or suit my style. Changing classes is beneficial not only to acquire certain skills I want, but also it affects skill growth and xp growth. I found that while I was sailing under a certain class, those skills from that category grew faster xp and I gained a higher amount of fame.
 
Being able to use the skills I have acquired regardless of which class I happened to be at any given moment. I did however make more headway using skills for my class type. Many skills, both passive and active grow from the performance of the skill so I made sure to use my skills whenever possible to train myself up. Let me give you an example; Fishing gains experience and levels the more you fish, Ballistics (a Maritime Skill buff that enhances cannon range) grows every time you activate the skill in battle, and so on. Which makes class changing beneficial to skill growth but also you will level that category faster if you are a class within that category.
 
Fame
Anjel’s Log: Let me finish this entry, with some notes I’ve collected on Fame. Gaining Fame is important, and besides who doesn’t want to be famous and gain some glory as they travel the known and unknown world? Here is some of things I’ve discovered that I’m more than willing to share.
The other side of character growth in UWO is Fame; Fame is gained in various ways in the game. Quest completion both guild quests and the story quests each nation has. You also gain fame from successful discoveries, profitable trades with NPC Market Keepers, and Winning battles. As you progress through the game fame is required for opening up new aspects of game play and ships. (I will touch on ships more in a moment in regards to classes.) You gain fame also at a higher rate when  you are the a class type of a particular category; such as when you are an Archaeologist, you will receive more fame for discovering the Statue of Isis compared to if your character was a Food trader. So to gain higher amounts of fame in the three categories is also a beneficial effect of Class changing and experimenting.
Many of the ships in UWO have various requirements made up of the 3 categories, and there are of course adventurer ships, trading vessels, and battle ships that have a prime requirement of their main category. However, as players progress, ships will have secondary and tertiary requirements of the other two classes. Well rounded characters are very successful as they expand the game play experience and can work in tandem to bring both wealth and glory to a player as they explore the world of UWO.
 
Anjel’s Log:All in all I’ve found that Classes are a fundamental aspect of ones adventures in UWO. I also know that with so many choices, even the bravest men and women will have the option to build a unique character they can enjoy and explore the many features and areas of the world. Working out what skills you might want and changing classes to build your character can provide an even more exciting experience and help you to see just how far you can go in UWO. So take to the seas my friends, explore, make millions, or battle for dominance. Explore and find what really works for you and enjoy the game!
 
Fair breezes and Safe Seas,
Captain Anjelus Xavier Infiniti