Ultima Online: High Seas

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High Seas

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Overview

Ultima Online: High Seas is the most recent expansion (aka "booster") and launched on October 12, 2010 with Publish 68. It was first announced during a UO Town Hall Meeting held on August 28, 2010 at EA Mythic/Bioware's division headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia. It was introduced with the title Adventures on the High Seas but later trimmed to just "High Seas". It was formally announced as a "booster" as opposed to a full-fledged expansion and debuted with a retail price of $14.99 USD.

On September 28, 2010 the release date was announced as October 12, 2010 and the High Seas Test shard opened for testers the next day til October 7, 2010.

During the first public demonstration, an NPC orc ship was attacked but the orc crew killed the character of the lead engineer Derek Brinkmann.

A video showing the new Sea Market, ships and Scalis the Enforcer

Features

New Ships

Ship Movement

Ship Weapons

Ship Damage and Repair

Pirate/Merchant Ships

Boss Encounters

Sea Market

See main article Sea Market

Fishing Profession Updates

Miscellaneous

Screenshots

From the UO Japan website.

Comparing the new and old ships
Fighting one of the new bosses
Heading out in the new rowboat
Showing off all the new fish
New cooking menu

Town Hall Video

Town Hall Adventures on the High Seas Demo

EA Mythic Lead Engineer Derek Brinkmann demonstrates the new ships (equipped with cannons that actually inflict damage) and goes off to attack some Orcs at Sea. A Major Feature that should be noted is the Navigation/Command System: No more commands to the Tillerman and ships can be "Mouse" driven!

Though the video is of marginal quality, due to the video stream provided, it does provide a major glimpse of what is on the Sosarian High Seas.

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