Jeremy, or E. Jeremy Dalberg, was the UO Community Coordinator, taking over in November 2006 for Wilki, until she departed EA/Mythic at the end of October 2008 (at which point Joanne took on her role). It should be noted that Jeremy is a she in real life.

Jeremy was previously the Community Coordinator for NCSoft (makers of the popular Lineage series of online games) prior to holding the same position for Ultima Online. Jeremy was well known for her Five on Friday series of weekly updates to the UO community as well as hosting several UO Town Hall meetings across the United States during her tenure.

It should be noted that Electronic Arts had just announced a 6% staff layoff the day previous to Jeremy's Farewell Message announcement.

Introduction Message

Hello, all!

I'm Jeremy Dalberg, and I'm taking over Wilki's spot as Community Coordinator for UO. (Wilki is Ascending to Dev status - see his post here.

Bit of background - I have been playing UO since December of '97, and actually moved to Austin to try to get a job at Origin several years ago. (Right before they moved to Cali - my timing ain't so hot). Instead, I got started in Community in the music business - running a street team and band/label website for a tiny indy in Austin. Went from there to NCsoft, where I worked on just about all of their games, and when word came around that there was a spot on UO... well, I jumped at it.

This is a really exciting time for Britannia, and I'm thrilled beyond words to be able to be a part of it. I know that sounds horribly cheesy, but... well, it really does feel like I'm coming home.

Farewell Message

Fellow Citizens of Sosaria,

It is with fond regret that I pass the title of Herald to my successor. My time among you has been more precious than diamonds, and I hope you will remember me kindly. However, I trust that you are in the best of hands. This development team is the finest I have ever seen, and, with you, I eagerly await the opening of the Stygian Abyss. Ultima Online has many long years ahead of it, and as I lay down my banner and once again take up arms as a common paladin, I join you in defending our homeland from the forces of darkness, that the light of Sosaria shines from its myriad shards and facets evermore.

In less flowery terms: Be good, folks, and be kind to Joanne. She’s good people, and will take care of you with the support of all the rest of the team. I’ll miss you, but I’ll see you around Brit bank soon enough anyway!”

- Jeremy

See here for the original message.

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