Are wedding bells ringing for you and your virtual significant other? Ultima Online wants to whisk you away to the event of your dreams with its new wedding package in the store. This set includes all of the decorations and outfits needed to put on a memorable event, including (and this is quite important) a buffet table.
The wedding package is part of this week’s Publish 96, which has gone live on the servers. The patch also increased the challenge (and rewards) of the Doom Gauntlet, just in case you were getting too comfortable being such an elite player.
The team said that there is much more to come with the next update: “We are well underway working on Publish 97. The major feature release for Pub 97 is the long-anticipated pet revamp. More details will be available as we move through the development process, up front I can tell you we have new creatures to tame, new ways to train and customize pets, and new viable options for pets beyond just a greater dragon!”
Shards Online’s latest newsletter is homing in on the game’s Steam launch. The game hit always-on alpha back in January, but now it’s eyeing plans for backer head-start on Steam — everyone who’s pledged ahead of the close of crowdfunding will be guaranteed a week-long early access period before the launch. The servers will be wiped, note, but backers will get a refund of their loyalty points to spend again and keep their loyalty titles to boot.
Citadel Studios also says that it’s waiving the NDA for the game’s normal client (not for the experimental client, though). The main alpha client’s most recent hotfix included stability and lag fixes, plus improvements to the pet system, AI, and PvP balance, as well as a new sunken treasure system for fishermen.