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Welcome to Age of Valor! We are an Ultima Online free shard that has been running since 2006 featuring lot of advanced custom content. We originally decided to shut down in 2012 but due to popular demand we have reopened! (as of February 2015).

Server host is login.uovalor.com, port 1337. See connection instructions here.


News ::  Apr 14 2015 11:35:08 pm  -  Dungeon Underworld
Underworld is now accessible to players. Underworld is one of 2 dungeons released from the Stygian Abyss expansion. Underworld is home to goblins, rotworms and other unusual critters.

You can quickly locate the Underworld by using the rune library. You can either use the quick access orange gate or you can recall off the rune in the runebook in the new "Stygian Abyss" shelf.


In this initial release, players can experience the following:
- 14 new monsters from the Stygian Abyss expansion. All their special abilities and stats have been coded.
- Lucky coins can sometimes be found on corpses in the Underworld. Toss them into the fountain of fortune in the Underworld
- All underworld decorative stealable artifacts
- The experimental gem puzzle

Please provide feedback and comments on your experience in the Underworld. Please note that the Underworld will continue to be tweaked and adjusted.

For the time being, the Underworld has been designed to OSI. A few modifications have been made to improve on an existing design (such as the experimental room) or to correct flaws (such as teleporters).

There will be customizations unique to AOV but will remain loyal to the original OSI design.
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News ::  Apr 13 2015 10:03:16 pm  -  Iceteks Forums Migration Progress
This is not exactly AoV related but I will keep this thread here for a general progress log of the migration process.

As I may have mentioned before I run several other forums, most are actually defunct due to too many security issues and lack of time to maintain them all, so the goal is to combine them all into a single forum, which will reside at iceteks.com. This forum included.

The forums in question are:

anythingforums.com
iceteks.com
uogateway.com
uovalor.com


All forum accounts and posts will be preserved in this transition but it will require a password reset due to the fact that all forum systems use their own method of storing passwords, it's just easier to have everyone do a reset on the new system.

Part of this migration will also involve a separate account system as the future goal is to tie in other things into it as well such as Uogateway shard submissions, and perhaps even the AoV UO accounts themselves. Also any other systems we add such as the wiki will also use the same account.

The idea behind this is to have a central account systems for all my sites and to make it easier for everyone. Also act as a central place to police spam accounts.

This thread will act as a general place for me to post progress updates.

In the meantime, please ensure your email address is up to date on your account as it will be required once the migration takes place. I have no ETA at the moment, as there is still a lot of work left to do.
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Event ::  Apr 04 2015 6:51:38 pm  -  Cherry Blossom Festival April 1st to May 15th
Cherry Blossom Festival (Yearly from April 1st to May 15th)

Head to the town of Zento in the Tokuno Islands to take part in the festival.

Treasures of Tokuno

- Increased drop rate of Treasures of Tokuno between April 1st to May 15th
- Leurocian's Mempo of Fortune and Yomotsu Elder's Sleeves as rare lesser treasure drops
- 10 new one charge exotic lesser pigment drops
- Turn in 10 lesser treasures for one of the 10 new greater metal pigments

Cherry Blossom Puzzles

- Head to Zento and try one of the Cherry Blossom puzzles. Win lesser Treasures of Tokuno as prizes as well as blossoms for the community collection.
- Gives a higher chance of getting Leurocian's Mempo of Fortune or the Yomotsu Elder's sleeves as a prize
- 1 in 50 chance of getting the puzzle exclusive shadow veil mempo!

Blossom Collection

Collect different blossoms and turn them in for new prizes, such as decorative flower vines, costumes of tokuno creatures, and new equipment!

Be sure to turn your blossoms in with the same character if you racking up points. Points are character bound, not account bound!

Collecting blossoms can be done several ways
- Complete the quests that can be found at the Zento bank
- Kill monsters in the three Tokuno based dungeons (Fan Dancer's Dojo, Yomotsu Mines or the Citadel)
- Escort festival goers to Zento
- Complete the Cherry Blossom Puzzles for a chance to get blossoms as a reward
- Sometimes spawned naturally around the ground around Tokuno (Not in dungeons)

Quests
- Search the lands for the terrible Niddhogg. A random person in the top attackers list will get its head upon death. Deliver the head to the NPC in Zento for a reward.
- Festival escorts can be found around the Tokuno islands. Bring them to Zento for a reward.
- An NPC in Zento will give you a quest to kill a specific list of lesser monsters that are found in Tokuno.
- An NPC in Zento will send you on a quest to find stolen statues. Return them for a reward.

Dungeon Changes
- Some spawn changes have been changed or cleaned up
- All monsters have a chance to drop blossoms in your pack upon their death (Only during festival season from April 1st to May 15th).
- Your luck will influence your odds of getting a higher quality blossom which is worth more turn-in points.
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Apr 01 2015 10:59:41 pm  -  April 1 2015 - New Festival, Underworld Dungeon, Bug fixes
Greetings AOV!

It's been almost 2 months since we have re-released the shard and we have been busy setting things back up.

Please continue to report any bugs or issues you experience and we will do our best to address and fix them up. A couple of bug fixes did not make it in for this update but we have added them to the todo list for next update.

Here's a list of the newest additions and fixes for this update:

Cherry Blossom Festival (Yearly from April 1st to May 15th)

Head to the town of Zento in the Tokuno Islands to take part in the festival.

Treasures of Tokuno

- Increased drop rate of Treasures of Tokuno between April 1st to May 15th
- Leurocian's Mempo of Fortune and Yomotsu Elder's Sleeves as rare lesser treasure drops
- 10 new one charge exotic lesser pigment drops
- Turn in 10 lesser treasures for one of the 10 new greater metal pigments

Cherry Blossom Puzzles

- Head to Zento and try one of the Cherry Blossom puzzles. Win lesser Treasures of Tokuno as prizes as well as blossoms for the community collection.
- Gives a higher chance of getting Leurocian's Mempo of Fortune or the Yomotsu Elder's sleeves as a prize
- 1 in 50 chance of getting the puzzle exclusive shadow veil mempo!

Blossom Collection

Collect different blossoms and turn them in for new prizes, such as decorative flower vines, costumes of tokuno creatures, and new equipment!

Be sure to turn your blossoms in with the same character if you racking up points. Points are character bound, not account bound!

Collecting blossoms can be done several ways
- Complete the quests that can be found at the Zento bank
- Kill monsters in the three Tokuno based dungeons (Fan Dancer's Dojo, Yomotsu Mines or the Citadel)
- Escort festival goers to Zento
- Complete the Cherry Blossom Puzzles for a chance to get blossoms as a reward
- Sometimes spawned naturally around the ground around Tokuno (Not in dungeons)

Quests
- Search the lands for the terrible Niddhogg. A random person in the top attackers list will get its head upon death. Deliver the head to the NPC in Zento for a reward.
- Festival escorts can be found around the Tokuno islands. Bring them to Zento for a reward.
- An NPC in Zento will give you a quest to kill a specific list of lesser monsters that are found in Tokuno.
- An NPC in Zento will send you on a quest to find stolen statues. Return them for a reward.

Dungeon Changes
- Some spawn changes have been changed or cleaned up
- All monsters have a chance to drop blossoms in your pack upon their death (Only during festival season from April 1st to May 15th).
- Your luck will influence your odds of getting a higher quality blossom which is worth more turn-in points.

Stygian Abyss Releases

We are currently setting up the Underworld as the first dungeon from the Stygian Abyss expansion. We will release a more detailed post when the Underworld is open to players.

When the Underworld is opened, players can experience the following:
- New underworld stealables to collect
- Brand new UOSA monsters with new abilities
- Monsters may drop a lucky coin. Test your luck at the Fountain of Fortune
- Test your mind and reflexes with a puzzle at the Experimental Room. Solving the puzzle will earn you some unique decorations such as large wall banners, stalagmites and tapestries

This is part one of the Underworld's release but should give players a lot to explore while we work on the second portion.

Other fixes
- Shadow Knight abilities revised. Tracking is no longer necessary when fighting them.
- The old 'Vader' spawn has returned. It is located under Buccaneer's Den in Felucca in the tunnels (Find the green vortex) and now has a cursed pirate theme. The spawn strength and boss hit points has been reduced and the summons changed slightly.
- Gauntlet spawners have been fixed and restored to their original state
- Stealable artifact bug should now be fixed
- Fixed an issue with mobiles losing their connection to spawners
- Revised target switching algorithm to be less harsh against tamers
- Peerless key timers have been extended to 7 days. The timers have also been changed to show in days, minutes and seconds instead of only in seconds.
- Fixed a few issues with the quest system
- A quest is no longer needed to collect pigment from acid slimes. Upon death of the slime, a random person in the top damagers' list will receive a bottle of pigment in their pack.
- Fixed a bug with the quest system where the reward would be lost if you were over weighed. The item now drops in your bankbox if you cannot hold it in your pack, or it will drop to your feet if it cannot drop to the bankbox.
- Something really annoying and visually offensive courtesy of the Red Squirrel department of Utter Nonsense (April 1st)
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News ::  Apr 01 2015 2:51:01 am  -  AFK Resource Gathering
Hi all, we are pleased to let you know that effective immediately, on a trial basis, we have decided to allow AFK resource gathering as well as unlimited accounts. Script mining, lumberjacking, monster killing etc is now allowed on AoV. We are still on the fence as to whether we will allow auto/bot scripting for pvp related activities but for now, let's just say it is allowed but it may change. We are also temporarily NOT restricting the amount of accounts, but please keep in mind that this may change, so I strongly suggest that any extra accounts beyond 3 that you make, you are ready to give up at some point as this rule may change and it will apply to old accounts too.

Also note that while not exactly against the rules we strongly discourage account sharing. This makes it very difficult in situations where passwords need to be reset, and also makes it more likely for account related issues that we cannot help with, such as a friend deciding to steal/change an account/characters/items/houses etc.

Please keep in mind that this change of rules is on a trial basis at this point. The actual rules have not been edited to reflect this. Also, we ask that you don't abuse this to an excessive point. As staff, if we feel that someone is abusing this or if we're bored, while we will not ban, jail, or confiscate your resources, we might still decide to do other creative things as we see fit. While it's now technically going to be allowed, it does not mean we will make it easy. So we still suggest you watch your screen once in a while. Wink

Have fun.
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News ::  Feb 21 2015 10:30:53 pm  -  Shard Status
Finally fixed UOG and got the graphs working. Razz





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News ::  Feb 10 2015 3:36:23 am  -  DNS outage earlier today
There seemed to be an issue with our DNS server earlier today, at first I did not figure it was down long enough to be an issue but it sounds like it was an issue. This would have affected anyone trying to connect while not affecting anyone already connected or who happened to have the DNS info cached somewhere on their network.

I'm really not sure what happened there but this would have affected all of our sites and services.

I will be looking into the possibility of having a backup DNS server to avoid this from happening again. On my new web server the DNS has been rather flacky at best so it's a ticking time bomb.

In case it goes out again the shard direct IP is 47.55.17.57. Keep in mind that this IP is dynamic since my ISP does not provide statics, but it should stay the same as long as I don't need to reboot the firewall or ONT. Continue to use login.uovalor.com but just keep this IP handy.
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News ::  Feb 08 2015 1:33:00 am  -  Feb 21 2014 7:30am - Planned power interruption
There is a 30 minute planned power interruption on Feb 21 at 7:30am and the server will be running on battery power during this time. No downtime is expected as I have 4 hours of battery reserve for my server room. I will be home during this time since I work night shifts so if the outage is extended I will be able to shut down stuff properly.

This is just a FYI, in case there are any issues, but there should be zero impact.
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News ::  Feb 04 2015 11:48:17 pm  -  Submersia Palace Ruins restored
The Submersia Palace Ruins custom dungeon has been restored. You can access the dungeon through the gate library in Luna.

Custom Dungeons (Light blue bookshelf, first book top left) -> Submersia Ruins.

There is a sparkling blue portal on top of a ruined ship at the Sea Emporium. Use the ladder to access the portal which will take you to the dungeon.

You no longer need the water necklace or palace key to enter the dungeon.

Please report any issues you find there.
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News ::  Feb 02 2015 6:29:15 pm  -  Age of Valor reborn!
We are pleased to announce that due to popular demand, we have brought the shard back online! Everything will be more or less as it was in June 2012 when we closed down. Accounts, houses, characters, items, everything.

Please note that we will not do any password resets. No exceptions. The reasoning for this is we really don't have a way to prove who is who and we rather just make no exceptions and not take any chances as this would be a great opportunity for a potential con artist to steal someone else's account. We apologise for the inconvenience.

All banned accounts have been unbanned.

Due to EA's packet changes and lack of proper info online on what changes need to be made to support the latest client, we have decided to use an older client that we found a backup of. Download and instructions can be found HERE.

Houses have been refreshed to 6 months + a random amount of days, up to 14. This will give everyone a chance to get their houses back. The rest will go IDOC as normal at that time.

Please note that this is very beta, there may be things that don't work correctly and as development activity will be greatly reduced there is no guarantee that bugs are fixed in a timely matter, but we'll do our best if anything major comes up.

The shard grand opening is also experimental at this point, if anything too major comes up, there is the possibility we decide to keep it shut down as this is going to be a side project and not full time like it was before.

On that note, welcome back everyone and enjoy!
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