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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.


In progress ::  Aug 11 2015 2:54:15 am  -  Updating shard to support latest client [postponed]
I'm in the very early stages of looking into what it takes to get the shard updated so the latest client can work. This will hopefully make it easier to get new players to join. I can't say how hard or easy it will be to do, I'm hoping it's just a few packet changes and done.

Just thought I'd post this as a heads up, since once I push that update you will need to patch. I will make a separate post once that update goes through though. It may go in with other content as well depending on how long it takes to make this change.
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News ::  Aug 03 2015 1:49:09 am  -  Donation System Working
The donation system should now be working. I have tested it myself with a secondary Paypal account (you are allowed to have a business + personal account) and it seems to work great.

If you do try it out please post here or PM me so I can verify that the process went through. When you donate, you should get a message in game within 10 minutes. You can either use the donation stone to donate (opens browser) or go directly to the donate page on the site and enter your account. I kept the notice up that it's in testing as I just don't want someone to donate without having read this first. Once I get a couple test donations and see that for sure it's working I'll remove that notice.

As a side note I had to make an update to the shard code as well since I realized pennies were not being accounted for, so if you were to make a 50 cent donation for example, you would get 0 points, not 50. I changed to code so that instead of giving a certain amount of points per dollar it's a certain amount per penny. 1 point per penny to be exact. So $1.25 would give you 125 points. So this change is why the server just got restarted.

Now that this is working we may also look into adding more items over time, and we are open to suggestions.

I also want to make it clear that this is NOT a store, but simply a gift as a thank you for donating. This means that from a legal standpoint we are not obligated to give you this gift for your donation. (ex: server issue) In all reality if for whatever reason you don't get it we will look into it of course.
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News ::  Jul 30 2015 6:22:00 pm  -  Potential Shard Revert - Guilds did not save correctly.
I really hate to do this, I always promised it's something I would never do, but for some reason all guilds have been corrupted. They are completely gone. I will experiment in the test environment with backups to see if they return. If yes I may have to revert to that version of the backup. Very sorry to have to do this but I'm sure it's better that then everyone loosing their guilds.

I will update this with plans once I figure out what is going on.
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News ::  Jul 27 2015 10:49:28 pm  -  Scheduled Server Maintenance: July 28 2015 @ 11:59pm ET
I will be taking down the server for some required preventative maintenance. I also need to make a firewall change on the database server which could threaten the SQL connectivity so I will do that at the same time while shard is down. Basically I need to image the shard server and DB server so that in the event of a catastrophic failure I have a base working OS to go on and only need to restore data.

This downtime will last about 1 to 2 hours. I will post here and broadcast in game when I'm about ready to start.

I am going around my entire network doing this type of maintenance as it is overdue and the shard will be last.

Note: Time was previously 3pm, It has been postponed to midnight.
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News ::  Jul 27 2015 12:33:58 am  -  Forum registration broken [fixed]
Note that for some reason the captcha code has stopped working. I will be looking into this to rectify it as soon as possible.

If you are trying to register just keep checking until we fix it. We are still working on getting the new forum going but that will be a bit longer till we do the full migration.
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News ::  Jul 22 2015 12:09:19 am  -  The great IDOCs of 2015
This is a reminder that in the next month or so any houses that have not been refreshed since the reopening of the shard will more than likely start going IDOC.

I am going to guess it will start a few days into August, but due to the randomness of the system I cannot tell for sure. They will not all go at same time as they were originally randomized in a range of 10 days, and the actual IDOC timer is random to some degree as well. This should hopefully give enough opportunity to catch some as they will fall at different time zones.

This is also a great opportunity for newer players to find some gear.
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News ::  Jun 10 2015 2:31:38 am  -  Unexpected shard outage [resolved]
We seem to have lost our main transport link to the shard and I am currently investigating.

The shard is still running but isolated at the moment.
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News ::  May 27 2015 8:01:43 pm  -  Web server network issues [solved]
Earlier today around 7:00pm ET our data centre experienced 10 link outages which degraded network performance. This would not have directly affected the shard itself but would have affected DNS as well as UO Gateway causing to show the shard as down.

As of now it appears to be solved but no official word yet from the data centre.

Ticket: http://travaux.ovh.net/?do=details&id=13460
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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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