UO Second Age

A classic, free to play Ultima Online shard

Are you tired of playing the same cookie cutter games that lack accomplishments, true friendships, epic battles, and a sense of free will? Now, the greatest 2D game has returned. Ultima Online, unmatched to this day in depth of mechanics and interactions. A social sandbox unlike any other. Second Age is a free Ultima Online Shard that can be accessed by anyone with UO client software, available for download in the Downloads section.

Second Age is the most accurate emulation of the UO: T2A era online today. There are no giveaways. On UO Second Age you will build your character(s) from the ground up. More information about the Ultima Online game itself, and its rich history in the MMORPG online gaming community is available here, from Wikipedia: Ultima Online.

Founded in 2007, Second Age has established itself as the preeminent T2A era free shard in operation. We have a stable and diverse base of players dedicated to enriching all aspects of this online world, and a professional staff dedicated to non-interference in the game. If you are considering joining us, please be sure to review the Shard Rules and other information, and our Frequently Asked Questions on this site.

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Since inception, the goal, vision and rationale of even creating this accurate T2A era shard has been very simple but unique:

  • We aim to replicate the T2A era as best we can and within technical limitations as a whole.
  • We do not intend to ever change any aspect of normal game play to particularly favor any play style or to protect or further expose any players to the in-game risk that was a large part of this era.
  • We will especially not pull aspects of other eras into this one, even with an overwhelming demand of players.

We believe that "proper" game play can only be achieved by taking the era as a whole and accept it for what it was. Tampering with the era in hope of achieving balance is not something that we will do, nor do we believe is achievable across all play styles. Diversity of players and play styles is a necessity of a healthy shard. Every type of play depends on another, and this is why UO is absolutely the greatest MMORPG ever crafted.

With that said, we do still continue to strive to become more correct and true to the era. Player feedback and research is a big part of this process. We don't claim to have everything perfect yet, but we do continue to actively work towards that goal.

We recommend client version 5.0.8.3, but all client versions above 5.0.0.0. are supported. If you do not have your UO installation CDs, you can download a modern client from the downloads section, here. We have a guide on the forum, here, to assist you with downloading, installing, and connecting to Second Age. [Read Less]

Playing on Second Age:

We do not endorse any particular style of play on Second Age. Developed accounts are never deleted for inactivity, Second Age will always be free to play, and anyone is welcome.

The game is free and fun, yet due to its unparalleled diversity and freedom, it has a learning curve; please utilize the resources on this site and in our forums to understand the perils you might face in Britannia.

Get started on Second Age:

A step by step guide is available to help you get the software installed, and connect to the shard:

Please also see these helpful sections of this site:

Community Resources Abound:

If you're not familiar with Ultima Online play, our forums guides, Q&A Site, the "T2A Wiki" and in game help from dedicated staff are available to help you make sense of it all.

Other players are usually your best resource, talk to them in game, or connect with other players in our IRC channel.

Click to open IRC Chat Window.

UOSA Shard News

Ultima Online Creator Richard Garriott Visits UOSA.

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UO Second Age

Jan 16, 2014

Ultima Online Creator Richard Garriott Visits UOSA.
Lord British vows to return to UOSA for Q&A.

Lord British's Castle, UOSA: Shortly after 11p.m ET on January 16th the creator of Ultima Online, Richard Garriott, made an unannounced return as Lord British. A shard-wide message was sent to players informing of his presence in the throne room of his castle. For a time, players were able to meet and greet with Lord British. Players quickly packed the throne room, as they gathered for their chance to see what Lord British had to say. Some of the more nefarious attendees attempted to assassinate Lord British with a trapped pouch, others tossed explosion potions wantonly killing other players. Before leaving, Richard Garriott promised to make another appearance on UOSA for a Question and Answer session.

"What new of Britannia these many seasons I have been gone?" - Richard Garriott

Lord British stated he loved to see the ostards brought by players, having never before seen one. He interacted with his subjects, asking whom amongst them has played Ultima Online the longest. Lord British also indicated that Lord Blackthorne may make an appearance at another time. Lord British cited GameMaster Mammoth for the invitation to come to Second Age.

"Founded in 2007, Second Age has established itself as the preeminent T2A era free shard in operation. We have a stable and diverse base of players dedicated to enriching all aspects of this online world, and a professional staff dedicated to non-interference in the game." http://www.uosecondage.com/
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Fall Festival, 2014 House Decor Contest

As a part of our Fall Festival, we will be be hosting a housing decoration contest. You will have until the end of the Fall Festival to enter the contest. Your entry must be posted in this thread! Please continue reading to learn more. You are also welcome to ask questions in this thread as well. At the end of the contest, we'll make a new post with a collection of all the entries to have a nice post that shows off all the creations for archival purposes.

Depending on how this goes, I would consider hosting additional decoration contests throughout the year, and not just houses!


Entry Information:
- You will have until Sunday, October 26th, at 10:00am EST to submit your entry.

- Your entry must be in the form of a screenshot on the forums. If possible, include a screenshot with your radar open, or coordinates to your house which will allow other players to see your house in-game.

- All entries need to be "verified" by UOSA Staff to ensure the house actually exists, on our shard, in the state that the submitted screenshot displays it.

- Your entry must be a small house. If you own multiple small houses, you can enter multiple times, but each player can only have one of their homes selected as a winning entry.

- Along with your picture should be a name or title for your entry. This may help set the mood or add additional context to your entry.


Judging:
Judges give each house a number rating, and those added up will be your house’s entire “score”. Judges will be looking for houses that depict a Fall theme. Some examples or ideas may include setting up a farmstand, a spooky house of horrors, or whatever else you can dream up, this is UO afterall!


Prizes:
The very best decorated house will receive an exclusive item for their home, a trophy, and a Fall-themed care package. The 2nd and 3rd place entries will receive a trophy, and a Fall-themed care package.

Statistics: Posted by Boomland Jenkins — Fri Oct 10, 2014 9:30 am — Replies 16 — Views 857


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