To offer some clarity on the current skill gain bonuses:
Skill gains have been increased by 50% for 1 week starting immediately! This does not work inside of a house however so be sure to leave the house and get some fresh air! :)
Just wanted to let you know that we are currently tracking some issues that are affecting many if not all users. Thanks for your patience while we work to resolve these issues.
We made it through the Steam launch upgrade process and are currently on the latest build. We are excited and overjoyed by the amount of attention LOU has been getting. Thanks for everyone's support and patience.
Please be aware of some issues that have come up from the Steam launch.
In preparation for the upcoming PVE/PVP tamer pet changes: Treasure map Nightmares, Dire Bear/Wolf, Chimera, Dragon and Greater dragons are no longer tamable. (note: this ONLY applies to the creatures spawned from treasure maps)
Test Center is still available for testing upcoming changes.
After the next server reboot, we will be running some detailed information capture procedures in order to try and pinpoint the cause of the ‘lag over time’ and other current performance issues.
These procedures will be very intensive on in-game experience and may cause you to lag out or even kick you off the server entirely. We ask for your patience, as it is critical this information is gathered while the server is ‘under load’ with a player population active. We will give you advance warning when this is going to occur.
The first of these will be run at 4am UTC/12am EST tomorrow (approx. 5 hours from the writing of this message.)
Changes to horses have been made, brought in line with UO.
Ruin level 1 boss, Xozhar The Corrupted can no longer be abused by kiting it to the Wandering Healer at the entrance. Please report instances of this bug abuse in the future.
Sorry everyone, we've disabled mounting on all of the bears. :( It wasn't intended to make all bears mounts after the Steam launch when they were added. Don't worry though, we're going to add them to the world in a meaningful way so that they matter! Bears lives matter! Thanks for your understanding.
Guards have been removed from the sewers - the sewers are only accessible by Young Players now, so guards are not required any longer.
It's time! Phase 1 of the new player experience includes:
Phase 2 is still to come. It will include the promised quest system, once we are able to move to the latest CS build after steam release. It will also include a dedicated tutorial area where young players will start. More on that soon!
.- Add Potion Option in Gardening Will No Longer Consume the Bottle too.
Cleanup routines are also run periodically. Keep an eye on your chat window for warnings.
For stability reasons, the servers are currently restarting at 8 hour intervals.
Anyone can get to and from Wind through Misty Caverns, north of Riverside.
Britannian dungeons like Covetous can be accessed via Wind! One-way wagons can take most there but won't bring you back.