With this patch out the door, the developers say that they’re moving back to working on New Legacy, the new shard type coming to the game at some point in the future. In the studio’s recent livestream, Bonnie Armstrong notes that Broadsword had to pause it for the patch (specifically, the vet rewards), but it most definitely hasn’t abandoned it. The devs reiterate that New Legacy is much more like a seasonal/time-limited alternate server ruleset, not a progression server, a legacy server, some sort of “UO Classic,” or some other return to the old days. This version will focus more on exploration and adventure rather than skill grinding, with dramatically different lore, climate, mobs, buff/debuff effects, and a reset economy.
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