Ultima Online Phoenix Is Moving!
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14th Dec 2017

It's confirmed - we will be moving to a new host around the first of the year. The server has already been rented and is being set up with a later version of Windows Server OS. It is my hope that we can also transition to a new client at that time, version 7.0.50 which will have a lot of later features we can use such as monster models and mounts.

What can we expect?
I will be announcing a new login IP tied directly to our domain name (something like play.ultimaonlinephoenix.com or w/e) that we'll begin using as soon as it's available for the current host. I'll also announce the new host's IP address when it's ready so we can use it as a test center in the short term to ensure the new client is up to snuff. Once both are confirmed ready (aiming for first of the year) we'll switch the ip address behind the domain name and you'll continue using that but we'll be on the new host with (hopefully) the new client.

What can I do to help?
As I mentioned we'll be providing the TC IP address shortly, and I really need our explorers to roam the entire client looking for any anomalies you may find. These may not necessarily be bugs, just different features that weren't there before that we should be aware of. One example is a cave entrance leading to no where in Destard lvl 3. I'll make a special forum post to report those and ask that you provide coords and screens shots, so grab your sextants!

How will this affect my current account?
It will not likely affect your account in any meaningful way. Our goal is to transition the absolute latest save at the absolute last possible minute to ensure a smooth transition. So if we do our job right you won't notice any change or reverts.

Will there be any down time when this transition occurs?
We don't expect any, which is why I've rented the new host already and we are working to get everything set up and tested over the next couple of weeks. You can continue to play on the current host as usual until then.

Where will the new host be physically located?
The new host is located in Kansas City, KS, same as the current host. So again we don't expect any meaningful difference in terms of ping.

I still have questions, what should I do?
Post them here please so that everyone can be informed.
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Last Edit: 14th Dec 2017 by Abracadabra
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14th Dec 2017

Ok our new host IP address is: 69.195.138.42
The new client can be downloaded and installed from the Links menu on the right.

Please log into the new  host using the new client and explore everywhere you can. Think of this as a test environment between now and when we announce the official launch. Post all of your observations, including screenshots and coordinates (using a sextant) in this forum.

I will add the updated domain address here when I have it and you'll begin using it to log into the current host for the next few weeks. Once we switch officially you'll just keep on using that as the primary IP.
Last Edit: 14th Dec 2017 by Abracadabra
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6th Jan

Just a reminder - we're still planning on moving to the new IP. I'm looking at next weekend if everything goes according to planned but I'll make an official announcement when that's confirmed. In the meantime if you have not already done so, pleas download and begin using the new client immediately. When we move to the new server the old client may not render everything appropriately.

Thanks
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8th Jan

It's confirmed - we will be moving to our new host on Saturday, Jan 13th morning. This means there will be a small amount of downtime that morning while I work to transfer the latest saves files. I don't expect this to take very long but do require that you wait for official word from me on discord prior to attempting log in.

Be sure to use the new client when connecting to the new host.
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Last Edit: 8th Jan by Abracadabra
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10th Jan

Slight change in plans - I will be out of town on Saturday so I'll need to reschedule this to Sunday morning instead. Otherwise we're good to go.
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