Veteran reward

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As a way to reward loyal UO subscribers, Veteran Rewards were introduced in late 2001. Each year an account is active, credits are given which can be used to select rewards. In the beginning, there were only rewards for accounts up to 3 years old. After several years, this was incrementally expanded all the way up to 15 year old accounts. Rewards may be traded and sold, but only accounts old enough can wear and use them some of them. All Veteran Rewards are Blessed and display their year of eligibility.

Determining Eligibility

Account age is determined by how many months it has been paid for.

  • Any account created before November 30, 1999 will automatically be credited for all of the time from the date it was created until November 30, 1999. In other words, if you created your account on October 30, 1998, your account would be credited for 13 months of time, regardless of whether your account was inactive during part of that time.
  • Following November 30, 1999, only the months in which you had an active account will contribute to the total count of months qualifying you for rewards.
  • You can check your account age by opening the Profile on any character on the account. The age in months will be displayed at the bottom and also appear as a system message. Other players cannot see your account age.

Claiming

The main menu

Once an account is old enough and has available selections, a menu screen will appear on each login informing the player that reward items are available. The player can cancel out and wait until next login to claim one, or press OK to be presented with the selection screen.

The main screen will present you with 6 different sections of rewards. It will also display the total number you can claim and how many have already been picked. To proceed, press the arrow next to the section you wish to view. A list of eligible selections will be shown. If you don't see the one you want, press the main menu arrow to return to the index. If you have decided on a reward, press the green arrow next to it. A selection confirmation screen will appear with the name of your selection and the assigned character. Press OK to confirm or Cancel to exit.

Notes

  • If you are eligible for a reward, make sure the UOAssist option to auto-cancel veteran rewards is not checked.
  • If you are eligible for a reward and the menu does not appear, the veteran reward server is probably down. Try again later.
  • Only rewards you are eligible to pick will be displayed in the menu.
  • Picking a reward on one character uses up that choice for the entire account.
  • Veteran rewards can only be transferred between shards via paid Character Transfer.
  • Although rewards are assigned to a specific character, they can be freely transferred between characters/accounts, bought, and sold. (However the Red Soulstone and the Shard Transfer Shields are account bound)
  • Players do not have to pick reward choices each year, they may elect to save their reward credits for later years when the rewards become increasingly more valuable.
  • A "Clothing Adjustment" box is located in the east building in the Lycaeum (in both Felucca and Trammel) that allows players to swap their already claimed reward clothing for another of a different type but of the same color.

The Rewards

Skill Cap Increase

At the end of the first 4 years, an account will receive +5 to every character's skill cap. After the 4th year this bonus is no longer given.

Months Active 0 - 11 12 - 23 24 - 35 36 - 47 48+
Skill Cap 700 705 710 715 720

Reward Titles

Veteran reward subtitles may be applied to your character through the titles menu they appear over your character’s head. a new one unlocks every 2 years.

  • Explorer of Darkness - 2 years
  • Avenger of the Enchantress - 4 years
  • Slayer of Exodus - 6 years
  • Quester of the Avatar - 8 years
  • Warrior of Destiny - 10 years
  • Fulfiller of the False Prophecy - 12 years
  • Destroyer of the Fellowship - 14 years
  • Survivor of Pagan - 16 years
  • Ascendant of the Guardian - 18 years

6 Month Reward

At the 6 month mark, an account receives a +5 stat cap bump for all characters. This does not apply to characters that got the +5 stat increase AOS Launch Gift.

1st Year Rewards

At the 12 month mark, an account is credited with 3 reward choices and can choose from among the following items:

2nd Year Rewards

At the 24 month mark, an account is credited with 1 additional reward choice and can choose any preceding year reward or from among the following items:

3rd Year Rewards

At the 36 month mark, an account is credited with 1 additional reward choice and can choose any preceding year reward or from among the following items:

4th Year Rewards

At the 48 month mark, an account is credited with 1 additional reward choice and can choose any preceding year reward or from among the following items:


Added in Publish 16 - Vet Rewards: 4th-year, 5th-year, and a skill cap increase!

5th Year Rewards

At the 60 month mark, an account is credited with 1 additional reward choice and can choose any preceding year reward or from among the following items:

6th Year Rewards

At the 72 month mark, an account is credited with 2 additional reward choices and can choose any preceding year reward or from among the following items:

7th Year Rewards

At the 84 month mark, an account is credited with 2 additional reward choices and can choose any preceding year reward or from among the following items:

  • Decorative Cannon - Place a cannon in your house which can be fired, causing a spectacular explosion.
  • Tree Stump - A stump from a cut-down tree, faces two directions, with and without an axe, and yields 10 random Logs a day, holding up to a maximum of 100 logs.
  • Sheep Statue – This statue will give 10 pieces of a random hide or wool each day, holding up to a maximum of 100 pieces.
  • Sewing Machine - A house addon that can be used to craft items using the tailoring skill, it holds up to 5000 tool charges.
  • Smithing Press - A house addon that can be used to craft items using the blacksmithy skill, it holds up to 5000 tool charges.
  • Alchemy Station - A house addon that can be used to craft items using the alchemy skill, it holds up to 5000 tool charges.
  • BBQ Smoker - A house addon that can be used to craft items using the cooking skill, it holds up to 5000 tool charges.
  • Spinning Lathe - A house addon that can be used to craft items using the carpentry skill, it holds up to 5000 tool charges.
  • Bow Stringer - A house addon that can be used to craft items using the bowcraft & fletching skill, it holds up to 5000 tool charges.

8th Year Reward

At the 96 month mark, an account is credited with 2 additional reward choices and can choose any preceding year reward or the following item:

9th Year Rewards

At the 108 month mark, an account is credited with 2 additional reward choices and can choose any preceding year reward or from among the following items:

10th Year Rewards

At the 120 month mark, an account is credited with 2 additional reward choices and can choose any preceding year reward or from among the following items:

11th Year Rewards

At the 132 month mark, an account is credited with 2 additional reward choices and can choose any preceding year reward or from among the following items:

12th Year Rewards

At the 144 month mark, an account is credited with 2 additional reward choices and can choose any preceding year reward or from among the following items:

13th Year Rewards

At the 156 month mark, an account is credited with 2 additional reward choices and can choose any preceding year reward or from among the following items:

14th Year Rewards

At the 168 month mark, an account is credited with 2 additional reward choices and can choose any preceding year reward or from among the following items:

  • Shard Transfer Shields – Each representing a specific shard, the shield will give a character transfer token once a month to the shard it represents. The token is account bound, so they can not be traded or sold. If a house collapses from decay, the shield will disappear.

15th Year Rewards

At the 180 month mark, an account is credited with 2 additional reward choices and can choose any preceding year reward or from among the following items:

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