Just a reminder to everyone, the extended date for the Halloween offerings this year ends tomorrow! If you are still missing some goodies that you just can't live without (Junior Pumpkin-Head!), make sure to get them by the end of the day November 11th as not to be waiting 12 months to get another shot!
November 4th Downtime For Patch 18.6.10
Server is up!
Remember, Halloween loot has been addressed in the patch, and will be available until the 11th.
The servers will be coming down for patch 18.6.10 on November 4th, starting at the times below and lasting an estimated 2 hours. As far as we know, this is the patch Genele spoke of that should "fix" the Halloween spawn/loot issues. That will give a week of time to get anything you weren't able to get during the holiday thus far.
Keep in mind the PST and EST times factor in the reversion back from daylight savings, which happens November 3rd at 2am, hence PST/EST instead of PDT/EDT. Remember to set your clocks back
Monthly Development Update - November 1st, 2013
Nusquam has posted the development update for the month of November.
Included is information about the new engine, holiday happenings (current and future), a new "rarity" system for items, and a few new tidbits about the upcoming beta.
The servers will be coming down October 29th at the following times, and are scheduled to be down for 5 hours.
GSP and ARK Halloween Party
A huge thank you to GSP, ARK, and everyone that participated in the event this year!
Join GridStream productions and the Advisors of Rubi-Ka on October 26th for the annual Halloween party.
The event will be held at The Grind on board Sunrise Station starting at:
Following this, the party will be moving to the West Athens Patio starting at:
Then one more move back to The Grind starting at:
3am GMT (October 27th)
Giving a brief rest, the party starts up again at The Grind on October 27th starting at:
Extra Life 2013
Thank you to everyone that participated! We broke some huge goals for the kids!
November 2nd edit: Just a few hours away. Get signed up or donate if you can!
Funcom is participating in this years Extra Life, an event to benefit children's charities. Players from all of the Funcom games are welcome to participate. You can click on the image below to read the details from Sezmra about signing up and how to participate, along with information on the charity they have chosen.
During the event, random drawings will take place and the participant drawn will be able to pick between two prizes. For AO players, the options are an Uberleet Pack or 1200 bonus Funcom points. An Extra Life t-shirt will also be given to qualified participants.
Many of us are joined together as part of the Funcom "team" so all of the donations to any of us will still go to that total. If you don't want to sign up for your own account (you won't be eligible for prizes) you can use our page to donate by clicking HERE (it's listed as Kellen Wood, not AO Universe).
If you end up using our link, let us know! I'm going to put together a special forum avatar for participants in recognition of their donation to a great cause. You can check the Funcom team page too, to see how much everyone has raised together, by clicking HERE!
Best Uncle Ever
Is everyone out giving big hugs to your favorite Uncle? I bet he'd give you a treat if you ask nicely!
Starting on the 22nd, the usual Halloween festivities will begin and last until the 5th 12th of November.
Click HERE to read more about Uncle Pumpkinhead, Enigmas, free items, and special subscription offers.
October 29th update: With the server maintenance and issues with Halloween content, the goodies will be around for an additional week, hopefully giving time for the patch currently on testlive to be determined bug free and patched in with the event fixes.
Mission Monday - October 14th 2013
While there may only be one update for this week, it's a pretty good one as it is a change that effects any org with a city that likes to perform alien raids.
We also have a poll going this week that we would like your input on. A goal we've had for a while is to get the newsletter working with more consistent functionality. What we'd like to know is how often you think a newsletter should be sent out. These will include news for the period of time, new/updated guides info, and other information as we work it out a bit more and flesh out the features.
Just a reminder, we're still looking for screenshots of your best in-game Halloween costumes! You can view more information HERE!
The officially branched version of AO Item Assistant has been updated to work with the recent patches. You can view Dream's post on the official forum by clicking HERE. All questions, comments, and concerns should be directed there as well.