At the start of the new year, Ultima Online did its level best to disrupt my plans to take a break from subbing it by announcing a year of high seas content, with updates for sailing, fishing, pirate-hunting, and my favorite, treasure hunting.
The first publish in the series, 104, is dubbed Rising Tide, and it’s landed on the test center this week. The core of the update is a rewrite to the mechanics of ship cannons, specifically how they’re crafted and fired – the whole system is much more logical, with better graphics and some of the tedium stripped away. For example, you don’t need to fuss with cleaning your ship cannon anymore.
Don’t care about boats? Take a peek at the impressively long list of veteran rewards rolling out in this patch, including a water wheel, tinkering bench, embroidery tools, repair bench, and new statuettes.