We’re opening up two new vendors today!
A platinum coin and a donation coin vendor.
First, don’t worry about taking your coins out of your bank if you don’t want to risk them; the vendors can withdraw from your balance! The vendors will be located in Galven.
We’re going to rotate some of the items from both vendors from time to time. Different hue sets will come and go, different wearables, items, decorations, etc. Some of them may return, some are retired permanently. We’ll try to keep it so your platinum doesn’t become some useless currency and that we’ve got something for you to work towards!
Platinum Vendor Items:
Clothing bless deeds, hair restyling deeds, summoned tan horse mount, 10 pieces of special dark brown cloth, dark brown sandals, special dark brown cloak, dark hanging floral tapestry, light hanging floral tapestry, and reward tickets!
Reward ticket is a chance from another rotating list of items:
Decorations: “fancy” blue and gold carpet pieces, potted cacti and the white stone animated water fountain.
Wearables: leather belt, tan orc mask, savage skirt (a no-armor leather skirt that wears on kilt layer), orcish face (orcish mask hued to match orc paint that helmets can be worn over) and undead face (bone helmet mask that helmets can be worn over).
Cloth Hue: “Deep Blue Green”
Character Modifications: Special Hair Dye, Special Beard Dye
Summoned Mounts: Summoned Horse, Summoned Llama, Summoned Forest Ostard, Summoned Polar Bear
Miscellaneous: Clothing Bless Deeds
And for our donation shop we’re going to the following items:
Character Modifications: Special Hair Dye, Special Beard Dye, Hair Restyling Deed, Name Change Deed
Mounts: Summoned White Horse, Summoned Brown Horse, Summoned Tan Horse, Summoned Desert Ostard
Wearable: Blessed Dyeable Cloak, Blessed Deep Blue Green Sandals
Miscellaneous: Reward Ticket, Clothing Bless Deeds
To everyone that has chipped in to support the shard so far we appreciate it immensely; we’ll be giving out donation coins to you and a special wearable cloak to note your early support. If you haven’t already, please let us know which character you want us to deliver these to!
We want to stay pretty transparent with you all and so the current plan is to save up enough where we can buy out the hosting with our current host to a year out. We’ve been very happy with them so far both in connection quality for almost all of our players as well as handling malicious attacks. Especially their handling of the latter part. Some of you may have noticed from time to time, including this early morning, that you may get hung up at verifying account. This was due to us receiving an attack and our host putting the server onto its mitigation system. So, most of that money is going to them.
We also want to shift some of it to giving Google and Facebook ads a try again as well as advertising at some of the Ultima Online listing sites. Here’s hoping that we can bring in some new faces to our world!
If you’d like to support the shard but not through financial means, there’s still a lot you can do to help out! The most important part to keeping Rel Por feeling alive is keeping our population healthy. So, share links with your friends, help out new players. Something very simple like searching “Ultima Online” and then finding and clicking the Rel Por link in the results (we’re not front page yet, but maybe someday!) helps too! All those little things improve our ability to be noticed and then, once people are poking around, being helpful and respectful go a long way to allow people to see the quality of our community. Twitch streams and Youtube videos are two other great ways to contribute, and its never been easier to get into that!
Thank you so much for your support and for being a part of Rel Por! We look forward to a many good times ahead!