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Publish Notes from 2005-11-03

Publish Notes from 2005-11-03


Publish 37 Additions, Changes, and Fixes

UO Team 27 Oct 2005 00:00:00 EST


Publish 37, as with most game publishes, contains a number of game updates and bug fixes. This article contains an updated summary of the game improvements that will come about with Publish 37.


General

  • Reverted the hunger system back to the way it worked prior to Mondain's Legacy
  • Party looting will now be off by default
  • Elves no longer lose their 20 points of mana gained from their racial ability when they cross a server line
  • Players who have not upgraded to Mondain's Legacy now have the correct menu options when using a hairstylist.
  • Fixed an issue that occasionally caused Elves with certain types of hairstyles to lose their hair
  • Sea serpent scales are no longer mislabeled as dragon scales in certain situations
  • You can now rename ship keys again. To do this, double-click the key and then target it
  • All characters on the account that placed a vendor can now fully customize it
  • Fixed an issue that limited the number of kegs that could be put on a vendor
  • Players can no longer trade items directly from a vendor's pack
  • Plant security settings now work properly
  • Fixed a few issues that caused the Rose of Trinsic to not always produce a petal every 4 hours in certain situations
  • Hearth of the Home Fire now displays its name correctly
  • Objects with the same hue as frostwood will no longer display the item property “frostwood”
  • Re-deeded spinning wheels now display their orientation correctly
  • Talisman of Fey can no longer be bonded to players
  • Spellweaving spellbooks no longer use lockdown slots for each spell they contain
  • Elementals spawned by Gargoyle Pickaxes are now hued
  • Players can no longer give a Lucky Necklace to an NPC jeweler
  • Fixed an issue that caused the small urn to act like a container when items were placed on it
  • Thrasher's Tail no longer acts as a flax bundle
  • Runebooks now display the correct sextant coordinates
  • Replaced the “W” was missing from the longitude coordinate in runebooks in the 2D client
  • Players can now see their paperdoll title when in animal or monster form
  • The Wild Staff can no longer be used to cut up animal corpses
  • Fixed a misspelling with Sculptor NPCs
  • The chat window no longer closes when you cross a server line
  • The chat window now minimizes instead of closing when you die
  • Throwing an Arcane Focus in the trash now removes the Arcane Focus script from your character. Characters that had this script permanently attached to them before are now fixed.
  • The Cu'Sidhe can no longer be tamed by Necromancers unless they have the appropriate taming ability
  • Players are no longer able to recall to a boat placed in T2A Felucca, unless the player is already in T2A
  • Bandages from the Fountain of Life now work with the Veterinary skill
  • Various server stability and other back-end fixes

Quests

  • Escort NPCs can now follow players through gates to different facets
  • Fixed an issue with doing escorts to Ocllo
  • Object timers now update correctly when you log out
  • A timer has been added to the quests Message in a Bottle and Waiting to be Filled so that players cannot retake these quests repeatedly
  • The Broken Shaft quest now asks for arrows instead of fukiya darts
  • New characters who start as ninjas are now correctly told to equip their tekagi instead of their shuko during the Mongbat Quest

Crafting / Craftables

  • Wooden clubs are now craftable and enhancable
  • Commodity deeds now display what type of wood they contain
  • All versions of the Radiant Scimitar can now be repaired and enhanced
  • Crafting boards out of rare wood with "do not color" toggled will no longer result in plain boards
  • Ring mail Gloves can now be smelted
  • Smelting ore when your backpack is overWeight no longer causes the produced ingots to drop to the ground
  • Fixed an issue that caused certain craftable artifact weapons to occasionally receive properties with 0 intensity
  • Egg bombs can now be made with bags of flour
  • Boards crafted from Frostwood no longer have a chance of receiving Spell channeling on them
  • Elven Reading Chairs now display their name properly when they have been turned
  • Clothing bless deeds now work on male and female kimonos

Combat

  • Fixed an issue that caused tamers to not always highlight properly when flagged as an aggressor
  • Riding Swipe now properly damages mounts
  • Riding Swipe now works properly on Hiryus
  • Disarm now works properly on Ornate Axes, War Cleavers and Crooks
  • Corrected older Ornate Axes to do about the same amount of damage as new ones
  • The Hit lower defense property on Mace and Shield reading glasses now works as intended
  • The 10% damage bonus on the Quiver of Infinity now works as intended
  • Recovered arrows no longer go into a player's backpack when the Quiver of Infinity is equipped
  • Using the Quiver of Elements and Consecrate Weapon at the same time now applies the correct amount of damage
  • You can now place arrows into a quiver that already has arrows in it
  • Quivers now display the number of arrows remaining in them on their tool-tip
  • Faction traps now show what faction they belong to
  • Faction trap removal kits now show how many uses they have left
  • Fixed an issue that could cause players to get stuck in Vampiric Embrace
  • Players can no longer use incognito or body paint while in vampire form
  • Ninja mirror images will now appear as the correct color
  • Blue mirror images now flag grey when their owner flags grey to a murderer
  • Players now do 1 point of damage to Golems with every hit of a 100% poison weapon

Pets

  • Players lacking the required amount of real skill (skill level before jewelry bonuses) to bond with their pet will now receive a message informing them of this
  • Fixed an issue that would cause certain types of pets to lose hitpoints when they crossed a server line
  • Pack animals that go wild now drop their owner's items they were holding into special bag on the ground.
  • Players can now stable the Imprisoned Dog
  • The Imprisoned Dog no longer imitates invisible players
  • Fixed an issue that could cause a pets hit points to be reset if their strength was at its cap and the pet got blessed.
  • Pets that have been polymorphed now correctly use the player's veterinary skill to heal the pet, instead of the player's healing skill
  • Fire Beetles are no longer colored to dead players in the 2D client
  • Pet parrot perches now automatically lock down when placed inside of houses

Dungeon / Map

  • Fixed an issue that caused a spiked trap to continually spawn in one location in the Citadel dungeon
  • Ilshenar minor artifacts no longer drop from ML monsters
  • Reduced the chances of receiving a minor artifact from Mondain's Legacy Mini-bosses.
  • Young players are now warned in the hallway leading into the Doom dungeon that they are not safe, rather than once they drop into the hole.
  • Paragon Golems no longer spawn in the dungeon of Wrong
  • Paragon Golems now spawn less frequently in Ilshenar
  • Marble Stairs no longer drop from Paragon Golems
  • Changelings in Twisted Weald no longer go to inappropriate areas
  • Changelings will now return to their changeling body type as appropriate
  • Jukan Warriors no longer say stRange things when using paralyzing blow
  • The Prism of Light ticket is now destroyed when it is placed on the ground
  • Fixed an issue that caused some Orc Brutes to not carry loot
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes allowed Paroxysmus to teleport players to a location where they could get stuck
  • Fixed a stuck location in the Palace of Paroxysmus
  • Fixed the "No dest Object Variable found bark when crossing a teleporter in Wind
  • Removed a treasure chest spawn that could block narrow passage ways in Hythloth
  • Fixed a rubber banding issue at a Delucia cave entrance
  • Fixed a few lava tiles in the lava river in the Fire Dungeon
  • Added a teleport tile onto a roof in the Fire dungeon that previously would cause a player to be stuck up there
  • Fixed a Dungeon of Destard stuck location
  • Fixed a Trammel / Felucca stuck location near a cliff
  • Added the missing half of an island in Trammel / Felucca
  • Fixed various missing water tiles in Trammel / Felucca
  • Repaired the upper section of the city walls near the Warrior's guild in Serpent's Hold
  • Adjusted the doors in Serpent's Hold Stables so they are no longer hang off center
  • Removed a section of plaster wall near the Assassin's Guild in Buc's Den that shouldn't have been there
  • Bowyers will now spawn in the bowyer shop in Yew

Client

  • Improved the way object handles display names
  • Tracking arrow now lines up better with target in 2D client
  • The sounds slider bar in the options menu now works correctly
  • Ambient jungle sounds no longer persist when you leave the jungle
  • Players and creatures will no longer disappear when a frame of animation cannot be found. This change addresses several issues such as:
  • Fixed a few spots in Ilshenar that were too dark
  • Fixed a trailing issue for players riding beetles while wearing a wizard's hat
  • Revenants will now correctly display the equipment they are wearing
  • Fixed an issue where the party looting rights toggle did not always display the correct information
  • The Abattoir house add-on no longer disappears when the OmitBlood option is enabled.
  • The skills list now closes correctly when you hit the back button during character creation
  • Fixed an art issue on the Elven Wash Basin (south)
  • Tall Elven Beds no longer clip second floor tiles
  • Flowered hairstyle now has a flower in 3D client
  • Carpets now show up correctly on the 2nd floor of the Britain Library
  • Characters who equip a repeating crossbow no longer have a black dot show up on their forehead in their paperdoll
  • Fixed a clipping issue with Leaf Tonlets in 3D client
  • Gold no longer falls through certain floor tiles
  • Spiked hair no longer clips through certain helmets
  • Mounted player no longer sits to the side of a Cu Sidhe
  • String of Shells is no longer visible through upper floors when placed on a lower floor
  • Fixed windowed wall tiles that weren't aligned correctly
  • Gauntlets of Valor no longer disappear while wearing a robe in 3D client
  • Elven Pants and Leaf Leggings now fit better with older clothing such as thigh boots in 2D client
  • Trimmed down the Elven Pauldrons – made them more slim fitting so that they conceal better under jackets in 2D client
  • Help menu text is now less bright is 3D client
  • Fixed an issue with the Bed of Nails that caused clipping to occur if it was placed too close to other items
  • Adjusted the height of the bark roof x intersection
  • The Wizard's Hat no longer leaves a trail when worn by a player riding a beetle
  • The Flowered Hairstyle now displays a flower in the 3D client
  • Added legs to Ornate Elven Tables

Pub37 Exploits / Other Issues

  • Making cloth from a loom can no longer overload a player with a full backpack
  • Chopping house add-on deeds can no longer overload a player with a full backpack
  • Players can no longer be in animal form before they change races
  • Non-Faction characters can steal a city faction sigil by summoning a horde minion familiar
  • Using a DoT on a player that changes into the serpent animal form will no longer keep poisoning the victim.
  • Stacked items are no longer able to be split while on a vendor
  • Players can no longer teleport onto stools
  • The Shimmering Effusion waiting room is now considered a boss fight region
  • The area around the teleporter in the Travesty room is now a boss fight region
  • Interred Grizzles will no longer continually spawn indefinitely in the Bedlam Dungeon.
  • Gauntlet Bosses will now attack "Young" players
  • Fixed an exploit that caused pets only take up 1 control slot
  • Players can no longer store large quantities of resources cheaply on player ran vendors
  • Barrels and over-loaded containers no longer allow players to use vendor as storage space
  • Containers weight no longer overflows if the container exceeds 65535 stones
  • You are no longer able to use items that are on a stabled pack animal
  • Dyed ninja belts can no longer be cut for rare colors and spined, horned, and barbed leather
  • Logging out of the client no longer resets the timer for planting green thorns
  • Area of Effect magery spells no longer damage targets that should be out of sight
  • Removed the ability for players to get underneath a pond in Felucca
  • Ninja mirror images will now appear as the correct color
  • Blue mirror images now flag grey when their owner flags grey to a murderer
  • Familiars will no longer attack old targets causing the owner to become criminal
  • Players are no longer able to dye secured bags in someone else's house
  • Players can no longer dye reward statues that are locked down
  • Ethereal mount statues now work properly if a player dies while summoning it
  • Faction traps are no longer stackable in one tile
  • Fixed an exploit that allowed players to obtain golden skulls easily
  • Fixed a few areas in the new dungeons that allowed players to attack creatures with UO:ranged weapons and spells without being attacked
  • Elves that use savage tribal paint no longer appear as humans and display helms they are wearing as normal human instead of modified elven helmets
  • Players can no longer teleport under the lake in Destard

ERT Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that allowed players to place items on other players
  • Peerless boss teleport items now display which facet they can be used in if they are for dungeons in Trammel or Felucca