Publish Notes from 2005-01-20

Publish Notes from 2005-01-20

Publish 29 Updates and Bug Fixes

UO Team 28 Jan 2005 00:00:00 EST

Publish 29, as with most game publishes, contains a number of game updates and bug fixes. This article contains a summary of the game improvements that came about with Publish 29

Publish 29 contains the following changes, fixes, and additions:

General Fixes/Tweaks/Enhancements

Item Fixes/Changes

  • Reuse delay for wands is now the equivalent of casting a like spell. Fast-casting will apply to wands.
  • Clothing Bless Deeds now work on SE clothes
  • Fukiya Darts and Shurikens can no longer be thrown at yellow NPCs
  • Dread Pirate Hat has been improved
  • Spirit Speak is now a possible skill bonus on magic jewelry
  • Gold Bricks can no longer be fed to pet White Wyrms
  • Soulstone: Skill absorption animation will no longer play when skill points are flushed
  • Hearth of the Homefire no longer turns after exiting house custimization mode
  • Bolts now have a chance to spawn in dungeon chests
  • Corrected typo when trying to re-deed mistletoe with a non-house owner
  • Add-on type items will no longer disappear when a house is demolished
  • Players can now uninsure items that were blessed after already being insured
  • Big Fish should provide more fish steaks when cut up (now its weight / 5 will determine number of fish steaks (minimum of 4))
  • Fixed two issues with Event JP Finnigan Prize Giveout
  • Stackable loot is now distributed proportionally between instanced corpses involving two or more party members in the top attackers list

Combat Fixes/Tweaks

  • Fixed an issue that could allow archers to fire while on the move
  • Players can no longer throw bolas while in Animal Form
  • Bola throwing now correctly prevents re-mounting of Hiryu and Lesser Hiryu
  • Fixed an issue causing the No-Dachi Riding Swipe, when used to dismount a murderer or criminal, to make the player become a criminal.
  • Provoked and controlled creatures should no longer heal aggressors
  • Fixed an issue that allowed a player to activate Moving Shot, then before the arrow hit, activate Armor Ignore
  • Fixed an issue that allowed special moves to automatically hit when a spell landed
  • Fixed an issued allowing Lightning strike to allow a player to ignore disarm timer

Spell Casting Adjustments

  • Summoned daemons will now take 4 control slots instead of 5.
  • Improved AI and damage for Air and Water Elementals
  • Ninja Mirror Images are now affected by multi-target spells
  • Fixed an issue causing criminal’s Mirror Images to appear blue
  • Fixed an issue with Mana Drain not restoring the target’s mana after 4 seconds in rare cases
  • Mage field spells cast on ships no longer cause the ship to stop moving

Creature and Spawning Fixes/Adjustments

  • Male Ronin will now give as much loot as female Ronin
  • Reduced amount of loot dropped by Fan Dancers
  • Lesser Hiryu no longer give quite as good loot
  • Doom Guardians will now spawn treasure map of random level (1-3) instead of spawning level 3-4 maps
  • Can no longer use Animate Dead to turn Dark Father corpse into bones

Slayer Changes

  • Blood Elemental Slayer weapons / instruments will now spawn as common slayer weapons / instruments
  • Snow Elemental Slayer effect has been improved to now include Ice Elementals
  • Added Sand Vortex and Efreet to Elemental super slayer group
  • Repond, Wolf, Reptile, and Daemon Slayer groups have been updated
  • Yomotsu and Fan Dancers have been removed from the Repond group
  • Fan Dancer has been added to the Demon Slayer group
  • All Daemon Slayers will become demon slayers
  • Daemon Slayers will no longer spawn

Changes not announced until all shards were published

  • House Placement: Locked down items will no longer vanish from house when boat is backed under corner of house
  • Can no longer ban a pet while riding it
  • Hiryu dismount special move can no longer be used to separate a Chaos Dragoon Elite from his mount
  • When attempting to make yourself a friend while in the middle of transferring your pet to another player, you will receive the following message: You cannot friend a pet with a trade pending
  • Necromancer familiars and animates can no longer be stabled
  • Murderers can no longer use Virtues via a macro
  • Fixed an issue with pet slots after logging out while on a Hiryu
  • Fukiya Darts and Shurikens no longer give gains in Ninjitsu for non-entitled Samurai Empire accounts
  • Fixed an issued allowing Lightning strike to allow a player to ignore disarm timer
  • Fixed an issue that allowed special moves to automatically hit when a spell landed
  • Can no longer use a Soulstone if character is located on a different sub-server
  • Locked-down rune books can no longer be dyed by other players
  • Player characters are now able to equip a sword and torch at the same time