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Economy / Donation Philosophy on UO Evolution Freeshard
« Last post by Evolution on July 07, 2018, 12:18:03 PM »

Donation Philosophy

Donations help us improve the shard, content and hardware. It costs a lot to maintain a top staff, connection, and advertise if there is no financial support from the community.

Many players never donate and that's fine, this IS meant to be a free shard. You can still enjoy the shard and get all the items in-game with time and effort. This is by no means a typical pay-to-play shard, we do invest the donations back in to the shard to improve the gameplay.

Many generous players donate because they recognize the shard as an amazing place to enjoy, just like going to a movie or out to dinner. They find value in our time and what we do here on the shard for your entertainment.
Some players have a limited time to play so they choose the donation option as a way to skip the grind and get right into the action! I made this option for people like me, who have a job, but limited time to play and don't mind spending a few dollars to support the shard and to not "waste" their time training for a few months to have fun.

The non-donors should love this, more players, more action, stimulates the economy and more loot in game to plunder! The donors "pay" the costs and make the shard FREE to play for everyone!

Donations are also important to create the in-game economy. It makes a market between new players that have ED and Veteran players that don't. The veteran players have a lot of gold/items and the new players have ED and desire gold/items, it makes the world go around!

The monthly donation subscriptions really help me budget the shard expenses and plan for future expansions.

Please give a big thanks to anyone you know that has donated and never give them grief. They are a huge part of the success of the freeshard community!

Thank you to the community for all the past donations and for improving "your" shard. I appreciate all the support for this project and the game we all love!
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For Sale / WTB pirate doubloons
« Last post by Vexor on July 06, 2018, 10:18:14 PM »
Buying the pirate coins send me a message here or in game please. Thank you
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Shard Updates / Shard Update July 06, 2018
« Last post by Kane on July 06, 2018, 02:04:12 PM »
Sorry about the delay here, between real life and coding the extra stuff didn't get handled.  So catching up

Version 241
ShrinkItem Updated: Locked pets are now logged
MarketPlace Updated:  Tons of little tweaks

Version 242
MarketPlace Updated: Improved handling of items that store objects

Version 243
Base Storage Key Updated:  Now checks if the item is being viewed before storing
MarketPlace Updated:  Player market data in sync when item is being viewed

Version 244
Necklace of Ice Added:  Spell casting version of the Necklace of Fire
Merchant Framework Updated: Added functionality for Marketplace data
Marketplace Updated: Display functionality recoded

Version 245
Volcanic Eruption Updated:  Added LOS check ( This change may not be the right course, if issues come just let me know)
ShrinkItem Updated: Added new data to the logging of locked pets
Ghost Champ Deed Updated: Corrected spelling, just a display issue
Trait System Updated:  Added staff commands for event traits
Pet Wars Trait Updated:  Added luck to each of the tiers
Hunger Games Trait Added: For the winner of Hunger Game matches.
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Questions & Answers / UOE Game Set-Up Instructions
« Last post by Evolution on July 06, 2018, 01:31:21 PM »

Want to play on the Top Free-to-Play Ultima Online Shard? Here are the links to get
set up! See you in game!

Automatic Installer  - Full Download, Classic Client+UOE Custom Patch + UO Steam
https://www.dropbox.com/s/4lua18mk1p5s40a/UOEInstallationSetup.exe?dl=0

Manually Install - Full Download, Classic Client+UOE Custom Patch
https://www.dropbox.com/s/vaa3csmyz1grpc6/UOEvolution%20Custom%20Client.rar?dl=0

How to Connect Guides - UO Evolution
http://uoevolution.com/?page_id=2
http://uoevolution.com/wiki/index.php/How_to_Connect

How to Connect Videos - UO Evolution
https://www.facebook.com/195686500452241/videos/1242145995806281/
https://youtu.be/aMWLcNV-naY

New Player Guide - UO Evolution
http://uoevolution.com/wiki/index.php/New_Player_Guide

http://www.uoevolution.com
http://www.uoevolution.com/wiki
http://www.uoevolution.com/forum/
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Help! / Re: Can't connect through Razor
« Last post by Iago Venport on July 06, 2018, 12:19:28 PM »
Everything sounds correct...just make sure you have both Load Client and UO Data Directory pointing to the same place.  Below is an example of my config and I'm able to get in fine. 
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For Sale / Good items
« Last post by Vexor on July 05, 2018, 08:09:39 PM »
Wts/trade
-5 soc kas legs 200 luck sr4


-+200 luck 10swords pirate shirt


-5 soc mirror shield id changed to lantern200 luck sr5


-Green tunic 10 archery/res spell/anatomy


-1 hand executioner axe current lvl 12 dmi62 dci15 hci14 fireball6 lightning5 lower attk50 lower def48 magic arrow46 sr5


-Skull of vecna cursed


-Small rhaegals claw (absorbs 15% shield spike dmg)




-Large rhaegals claw(absorbs 60% shield spike dmg and reflects 20%)


-Viserians heart(50% resistance to hit fireball from weapons)



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Help! / Can't connect through Razor
« Last post by Kaadiart on July 05, 2018, 05:17:40 PM »
I've been unable to connect to my account through razor.

I'd love to use steam.  That would be wonderful.  But steam doesn't support 4k monitors, and I'm not lowering my DPI to 'impossible to use' levels just so I can barely play Ultima.  Steam looks completely garbled and unusable on 4k monitors, there's lots of subjects about it on multiple forums with no solutions.

So anyway, razor. 

I've used the auto-installer.  My UO Data Directory is 'C:\Program Files (x86)\UO Evolution'  I've tried using both the 'client.exe' and the 'client_noenc.exe' in the same directory with the same problem.  "Patch Client Encryption" has been checked, but "Use OSI Encryption" has not.

The server is "play.uoevolution.com", and the port is 2593.

I'm running as Administrator.

Game boots up.  I put in my UN/PW.  I either get stuck on "Verifying Account" indefinitely or get the "Cannot Connect to Origin" message.  If I boot up the client without Razor, then I'm able to log in.

I'm not playing this without Razor or Steam; not a chance.   :)

Any ideas?
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General Discussions / Re: How did you find our shard?
« Last post by Geez on July 03, 2018, 01:13:47 PM »
I was looking for "PVE uo server" in google and then found some post on reddit about Evo.
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Help! / max healing speed?
« Last post by Iago Venport on July 02, 2018, 01:47:15 PM »
Hey all, we recently joined the shard and I'm loving it!   I'm wondering if it's possible on this shard to essentially get instant heals with stacking dex (up to 220).  Looking over the wiki it states the following about healing and dex:



The formula to calculate healing speed is: (result should be rounded up)
Healing Self: 11 - (Dexterity / 20)
Healing Others: 4 - (Dexterity / 60)

At present, the maximum dexterity cap is 165; which can be gained purely via attribute points or a combination of attribute points & gear related bonuses. Any additional dexterity bonuses, over 165, are left out of the equation, until a negative factor alters the equation, requiring it to be recalculated entirely.


I'm stuck on what having the cap at 165 actually means and if additional dex is left out of the healing equation.

For example:  11- (220/20) = 11 - 10 = 1 = instant heal (hypothetically)...

does anybody have any insight to this?

-Iago
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General Discussions / Re: Do people buy stuff with Real money.
« Last post by Zoe on June 30, 2018, 05:49:13 PM »
No you cannot sell your items or acct for real money
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