UO Darwinism - ULTIMA ONLINE Wiki of Wisdom
What is Ultima Online?
Ultima Online (UO) is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), released on September 24th, 1997, by Origin Systems, then Electronic Arts and now Broadsword. The game is played in a fantasy setting similar to the other Ultima games that preceded it.
Ultima Online was the game that opened the door for the creation of many new massively multiplayer games. It is online-only and played by thousands of users on various game servers, also known as shards. It remains today, as the longest living MMORPG to date with a still active playerbase.
Because it was released before the DMC Act (1998), technically minded users are able to create and host their own custom freeshards using various UO emulators, like ServUO. Those people are able to modify and create custom content. Because of this, Freeshards have been growing and evolving since that time...and UO Darwinism was born!
You can read more about the history of Ultima Online here on Wikipedia
What is UO Darwinism?
UO Darwinism Shard is a custom version of the original Ultima Online Shard. Passionate Ultima Online developers have modified and improved the scripts, game mechanics and graphics to create an entirely new virtual world for you to explore. You will enjoy all of the original gameplay, but over the years, amateur scripters have written new content, systems and monsters to encounter. This new content makes the game fresh and current again, but still keeping all of the nostalgia alive!
The staff and developers are all older, mature, adults that have a passion for this game and work hard to create the best Ultima Online Shard experience!
"It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change"
-- Charles Darwin
- Trammel - No PK
- Ilshenar - No PK, No Marks
- Malas - No PK
- Felucca - PK allowed, read the rules, No marks
- Tokuno - No PK
- Ter Mur/Underworld/Stygian Abyss - No PK
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The UO Darwinism Staff
+Methril - Owner/Admin
+Silus - Game Master
The staff ranks on UO Darwinism
The Owner has complete control over the shard and has the final say over all decisions and staff members. The owner is responsible for keeping the shard balanced and fair for all players.
The Administrators have control over the shard and it's contents. They usually also have access to the server on which the shard is hosted, able to restart it or update the functionality of the shard. One of the Administrators is the Coordinating Administrator, that person is incharge of the shard and can make important decisions in the absence of the owner.
A seer is like being a Counselor before becoming a Game Master. They have seniority above Game Masters and Counselors, and have some extra duties and abilities.
A game master has all the tools for building the world, making all sorts of events. This is the basic level a staffer achieves after successfully completing their Counselor period.
The counselor position is given to beginner staff members who are still learning about the game itself, the basics of staffing or the particularities of our shard. Counselors have a small array of powers that they can use, they usually do smaller events, tour new players and help with easyer issues. Counselors are not to be confused with Council members, which are players.
An event coordinator plans daily events and is involved with organizing the players. They are also responsible for Holiday Deco and themes each month.
A council member is an active player that has demonstrated that they are a community leader. They are selected by the staff to speak for the community at town meetings and has a vast knowledge of gameplay on UO Darwinism.
Requirements to become a Staff Member
Staff positions will be announced if there is an opening. Please do not ask in-game to be a staff member. Send a private message [pm to Methril with a list of qualifications to be considered.
- 21+ and Must be mature
- Must read and know the wiki
- 1+ years game experience required/more is preferred
- 3 months of gameplay on UO Darwinism
- 1 month on UO Darwinism as a councelor to assess maturity, gametime, helpfulness and personality
- Demonstrate Leadership abilities
- Actively help new players get started, tours, group hunting, plan player run events
- Must be able to follow directions
- Previous GM experience is preferred
- Scripting knowledge is a plus
- Must download Teamspeak/Discord and have a microphone to communicate with staff members
- Must be available 20+ hours a week
Here are the game rules and commands:
Original UO Rules and Guides
Here are the gametools: