UO Utopia

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Welcome to UO Utopia an Ultima Online freeshard

 

Please note: We have re-branded as UO Utopia. Please go to http://www.uoutopia.com instead. thanks.

 

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Shard Notes

UO Utopia is a free to play UO shard based loosly around the Renaissance era with some aspects from the earlier T2A and some from later eras. UO Utopia is constantly evolving. You will need to download our client version 7 to use this server. You are allowed a maximum of three accounts, with five characters per account. Unattended resource gathering is not allowed. If nothing else, please read the Golden Rules at the bottom of this page!   On logging in you will be invited to register your email address. This is for server use only and is optional. I promise that we will never spam you under any circumstances, but our server will email you to confirm your identity and also to notify you if your in-game houses are "greatly worn". You may also receive the odd email from staff in the event that you need to be contacted for legitimate game reason. You may remove or change your email address at any time using the [account command in game.

 

To access the server please direct Razor to login.uoutopia.com  and port 2593

 

Software

Only the official UO client may be used, along with Razor, UOAutoMap, UO Cartographer and UO Rudder. No other assistants are permitted. You will need to use the client provided by us on the download page in order to see our custom buildings and the full feature set including item hues and descriptions, (alternatively you can use your own version 7 UO client and apply our downloadable patch but be waned that the very latest retail client will not work. We are using 7.0.29.2). Just unzip it into a folder of your choice (we suggest "C:\Games\UO Utopia") where you can point to it from Razor which opens the client to run the game. Please run the UtopiaUpdate.exe upodater tool to ensure you have the latest patches. An installer for this client will be provided in due course.  If you already have Razor installed then you do not have to install it again. You will be familiar with it and you should point it to "login.uoutopia.com" on port number 2593 and the client to the C:\Games\UO Utopia folder you just created. Please note that the client.exe, razor.exe and UO Auto Map programs or shortcuts need to be set to run as administrator in order that they can communicate with each other. The usual symptom of not doing this is that UO Automap will not track your location.

 

Play Areas

We have the normal UO mainland and T2A/Renaissance areas and dungeons. Ilshenar, Malas, Tokuno and TurMur are also available but are not accessible by standard moongates. There is no Trammel except where our custom quests may require it for instance type quest purposes and the new player starting area of New Haven. If you are a veteran player you may leave New Haven via the moongate after stating "I renounce my young player status". You cannot leave Haven until you have done this or player for 40 hours when your young player status should wear off.

 

Era

The era is a mixture of T2A and UOR based loosly around the year 2000, with many unique features. This means house keys and taking care of your own house security by locking down your keys on keyrings and using detect hidden to ensure you have no unwelcome visitors! Features are not locked to any particular date and never will be. New content is being added regularly and may use features from any era. For example the purpose of recently upgrading to the Version 7 client was so that we could introduce some High Seas items, monsters and quests.

 

More information

Lost items will not be replaced. There is no item insurance. You will die at some point and lose your stuff. This is what makes the game exciting.

 

Despite this, the shard owner takes a very dim view of griefers. We are all here to have fun after all. If you think it is funny to grief people to the extent that dozens of players leave the game, this is not the shard for you!

 

Housing

We have many unique player houses which you can by for normal UO gold. All of these houses may be viewed in an area accessible from a special moongate next to West Britain Bank. You cannot mark, recall or gate into houses that you are not friended to.


Crafted runebooks are not blessed here. Runebook bless deeds are available as a reward item but it will be some time before you see one of them!


Apart from the usual tameable creatures, we also spawn two types of Silver Steed on a very long timer which are tameable on completion of a quest when you will acquire an item which raises your taming and lore skill. The compliment of these are the Nightmare and Dark Steed. We will let you discover the difference between these mounts yourself, should you be lucky enough to acquire one. We also have other advanced pets for you to discover including five types of Korpre which evolve into powerful pets.

 

We aim to create a fun atmosphere for players to enjoy in various ways. Our skill gain rate is slower than a "normal" shard once you pass 70 in each skill.


Reds are allowed into town and will not be bothered by guards unless they commit a crime. Reds may freely use the bank and player or NPC vendors. They remain freely attackable by other players, however. There is no stat-loss for reds here.


Thieves do not need to be in the thieves guild in order to steal and there is no delay from character creation, however as well as the usual protection afforded to potential victims, a thief will be marked perma-grey on a successful steal until their next death, as per OSI shards of the era, and this state will be visible to those with sufficient Forensic skill upon examination. Such criminals will not be afforded protection by town guards in this state.


Just like Colonel Gadaffi, our banks are protected by elite female guards who would just love to have you for breakfast should you misbehave within their sphere of influence!

 

The Recall spell functions in areas such as towns, your home, most mainland locations. Gate will work in other situations. It is not possible to recall or gate into, or mark in dungeons on Felucca, although you may gate out. You may gate into and out of the Lost Lands, but  Recall availability is limited.

NPC vendors will sell you goods at normal prices. They will not buy weapons or armour from you though. Some things like gems can be sold though. We hope to develop a player-driven economy where every player relies on crafters and gatherers and this affords some natural protection to miners, lumberjacks and other resource gatherers. No sense in ending your source of weapons and armour! Ships are not available from NPCs. These are player crafted.

 

For weapons and armour you are advised to recycle these into ingots for re-use or sale to other players or drop them in the turquoise Clean Up Britannia barrels for turqoise coin tokens which can be exchanged for some useful items such as a 24 hour tent.


Automated quests and events are constantly being introduced. We are also working to introduce consensual PvP systems - the Hero/Evil system - which is along the lines of the old Order/Chaos system but with benefits of some special spells and summons. Declaring yourself evil at the Chaos shrine makes you perma-red and you can also lock your karma, allowing you to become a Dread Lord. There is no standard Faction System however we are working on a three way race-based PVP system between Humans, Elves and Orcs. The faction leaders will provide you with an Orc Faction Mask, an Elf Faction mask or a Human Faction Apron or Sash which identifies you to the faction system.

 

Unattended macroing of skills is allowed here. Unattended resource gathering is not allowed. Anyone caught macroing resource gathering unattended will see jail time. This process will be automated.

Town griefing of unattended skill macroers is pointless and annoying. Don't do it.

We have very many custom scripts, and many more to come. We are in a constant state of development.

Staff will intervene as little as possible - this is UO after all - but please note well:-

The Golden Rules:

Thou shalt not abuse staff.

Thou shalt not gather resources unattended.

Thou shalt not exploit game mechanics or bugs to dupe items or currency, or gain any other unfair advantage.

Thou shalt treat thy fellow players with respect. You are all here to have fun. If your bad behaviour makes people leave, so will you!

Thou shalt not advertise other shards or other businesses or services in game, on our forums, Discord or our IRC server.

Thou shalt not trade goods for real life money without authorisation of the shard owner, however inter-shard transfers for gold and/or item/house transactions
are permitted. Such transactions must be conducted in private. This may jeopardise your accounts on the other shard but we are cool with that here.

Breaking any of these golden rules will result in jail time (we provide bread and water), temporary suspension or a ban
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last updated: 2017/07/05

 


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