1999-12 Newsletter

Ultima Online Newsletter: December 1999

Ultima Online Newsletter - December
Your source for Ultima Online News, Features, and Special Offers
>1>> Holiday Wishes from Ultima Online
>2>> Izumo Shard Opening
>3>> Arirang Counselor Openings
>4>> Clean Up Britannia Phase III - Item Decay
>5>> Comments from the Team - New Format
>5>> December Spotlights
>6>> Lord British Award Winners

Holiday Wishes from Ultima Online
As 1999 comes to a close, we would like to take the opportunity to wish you, our players, a holiday season most merry. Your contributions, enthusiasm, and spirit have made brought the world of Ultima Online to life in ways that have exceeded all of our hopes and plans for the game, and for that we thank you. May your New Year be filled with cheer!

Izumo Shard Opening
We are pleased to announce the global opening of Izumo Shard. Located in Japan, Izumo is our 18th production shard, and sports a name chosen by player submissions to the Official Japanese UO website. Izumo is named after a Japanese city that gave start to many medieval samurais.
To keep track of all 18 shards, and to learn of upcoming shard openings, please visit:

Arirang Counselors Needed
Interested in the rewards of helping and teaching UO players?
We’re searching for enthusiastic UO veterans to join our counselor corps on the Arirang and Balhae shards. If you are a bi-lingual English and Korean speaker, we're especially interested in you!
To find our more about joining our staff of Arirang counselors, please visit or fill out an application right now at:

Clean Up Britannia - Phase III - Item Decay
The final phase of the Clean Up Britannia program is fast approaching! After a successful start with the Ticket System, we are soon to implement the final phase of this program - House Item Decay.
This final phase will activate decay inside houses for items that are not in a secure container or locked down. Phase III implementation is approaching, so please reorganize your house!
For additional details on Phase III Item Decay, please visit:

Comments from the Team - New Format
We're pleased to present a new, expanded Comments from the Team section on the Ultima Online website. This new expansion features comments from members of all the teams that work together to support Ultima Online. Read comments from Player Relations, Volunteer Relations, Development, the Web Group, and Online Community Relations and find out what we have planned for the world of UO!
Stop by and read all the latest comments at:

December Spotlights
This month, we've forgone a theme in favor of highlighting some well-known places, special people, and creative works.
The schedule of December's spotlights is:
December 3rd: A Special Person
December 10th: The All-Britannia Olympics
December 17th: The City of Destiny
December 23rd: Britannia Holiday Artwork Winners
To read these tales, please visit the Spotlight section of the website.

Lord British Award Winners
We are proud to announce the following winners of The Lord British Award for Excellence in the Community.
Damsel - Achievement in Community Organization
Damsel has devoted her time and energy to organizing the Ultima Online Volunteer Celebrity chats. These chats provide the volunteer support corps the opportunity to communicate with members of the UO Team in special chats.