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Ultimate Online Patch Publish 109 Provides Update on Artisan Festival

Plus dynamic tools

Poorna Shankar Posted:
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The Artisan Festival will begin on December 1 of this year as Ultima Online’s latest patch gives us a look into the future as the team outline Publish 109.

The festival is set to run through January 5, 2021, with the festival beginning in Yew this year. New rewards will be included such as stained glass windows, and a blanket which can be folded up. Additionally, the team notes that rewards in general have been weighted which allows newer rewards to be rewarded more often.

Dynamic features were also outlined, such as the dynamic treasures event which will let the dev team and moderators make their own events. The key here is that this setup requires no extra work on the back-end which should free up those resources.

These dynamic tools also apply to champion spawns and boss mob generator, the latter of which includes,

“New dynamically created boss mobs can now be used for Global and EM events.  The Dynamic Boss Mob Generator will allow both the UO Dev Team & UO Event Moderator Team to create customized boss mobs without the back end work these encounters traditionally require.

  • Expanded selection of AIs and stat options to make Boss Mob Encounters feel more exciting and dynamic.”


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.