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UOGuide was founded to fulfill the need for a website containing readily available and up to date information about Ultima Online. Through community contributions, it is hoped that this site will grow into a well kept repository of game play knowledge.


  • To have most general UO information on the site by the launch of the next UO expansion, Stygian Abyss.
  • To keep pace with current changes and events.
  • To archive old material about UO.
  • Longterm: To become the largest information site devoted to Ultima Online.


UOGuide was conceptualized and built by JCtheBuilder in mid-June 2006.

It received many notes of support during its initial days, but a few weeks after launch there was a server failure which wiped out the database and seemed to spell disaster for the site. Fortunately, approximately 2 weeks later the site was back online.

At this time the UO wiki site UOStuff announced its intentions to expand into the same area as UOGuide. Rather than compete with an already established wiki, it was decided to halt all efforts on building UOGuide. By early September, 2006, it was clear UOStuff was not living up to its expansion claims, and thus it was decided to relaunch UOGuide near the end of September.
See: UOGuide v. UOStuff

In the fall and early winter of 2006 the site grew rapidly. Major sections on Veteran Rewards, Cooperative Collections, Halloween 2006, Holiday 2006, and Kingdom Reborn had been added. By the end of the year, UOGuide was closing in on 400 content pages.

In early 2007, several future Sysops began concerted contributions to the site, and UOGuide began a long surge in content over the following year. Major sections added and worked on in 2007 included Animals, Monsters, Five on Friday, Client Patches, Publishes, and Artifacts, with many other minor sections also being uploaded.

UOGuide currently sits at slightly over 1,750 content pages, and looks to eclipse 2,000 very soon.


Notable events in the history of UOGuide.

  • May 2006 - The concept of UOGuide is thought up and worked out
  • June 8, 2006 - UOGuide domain is registered and initial work begins
  • July 1, 2006 - The database becomes corrupted due to server host incompetence. The backups are not salvageable
  • July 16-18, 2006 - The site is on a new host but site development is put on hold
  • September 27, 2006 - UOGuide receives new templates, information pages, and other maintenance for the impending re-launch
  • October 1, 2006 - The site is officially relaunched
  • October 31, 2006 - The site now has 50 pages of information
  • November 14, 2006 - The site now has 200 pages of information
  • December 3, 2006 - Site updated to MediaWiki version 1.82
  • January 6, 2007 - The site now has over 500 pages of information
  • January 22, 2007 - A collaboration is setup with Inuwiki and site updated to MediaWiki 1.90
  • February 21, 2007 - The site now has over 600 pages of information and Skill training guides
  • May 28, 2007 - The site now has over 1,000 pages of information. The 1000th page was for the Dryad and created by Sarphus.
  • August 29, 2007 - Page 1337 created: Client Patch 4.0.0c created by Cogniac.
  • November 25, 2007 - Page 1500 created: Client_Patch_1.26.4b created by Cogniac.
  • December 31, 2007 - 10,000 edits achieved.
  • January 1, 2008 - The site now has over 2,000 pages of information, BNN: Men Versus Monsters in Jhelom Dueling Pit
  • January 6, 2008 - The site now has over 2,500 pages of information, Dull Copper



Administrators handle all aspects of the website.

Current Administrators:


Users that make consistent, significant, helpful contributions to UOGuide may be selected to become System Operators, or Sysops. Sysops have full content and editorial access on the website.

Current Sysops:

See Also