Lord and Ladies,
Today we bring sad news. It pains us to inform you that the final days of Caledonia are drawing near. While glory has flickered in the heart of this new world, the shadows of the old one have risen to take it back from us forever.
It is with a heavy heart that we must inform you, that on Monday 12th May @ approximately 07:00 UTC we will be closing the gates of Lord of Ultima for good and stopping the service in its entirety.
It is always hard when we are met with such choices and the decision to retire older games is never an easy one. We cannot thank those who have supported us enough, and throughout the years of Lord of Ultima’s existence it has been the pleasure of both past and present developers to have been on this journey with you.
Those of you who still have a balance of in-game currency are encouraged to spend it before the game is shut down on Monday 12th May @ approximately 07:00 UTC and is no longer available for play. Additionally, from now until the closing date will also be disabling the functionality to purchase Play4Free Funds, as well as the ability to register new accounts.
The race to be the final Lords will continue however until the closing date so if you’re already on your way to the end game, you still have your chance to become one of Caledonia’s final victors. Will you end your time in Caledonia as a proud Lord or an honourable warrior fighting until the end?
Indeed we’re sorry to see the end or Lord of Ultima arise and although it is being torn away from us all, we want to help transition its inhabitants onto their new journey. We would also like to support those who continue to fight for their empire until the final days of Caledonia settle in, and to do that we will be offering everyone ministers until that time.
Using the code below you can get all four ministers for 90 days which can be used on which ever single world you desire. Use them well and allow them to serve you as you stand in your final fight to become a lord. We have added 2 additional codes for those who are active on multiple worlds.
Each code is valid to be redeemed until Monday 12th May - After redeeming the code you may need to logout on the website and log back in again.
Additionally you will find some questions answered below which will be updated as more applicable questions arise. So feel free to ask if you have any.
Q: When exactly will the game shut down?
A: All servers will be shut down on Monday 12th May, as the process of shutting down servers will take some time the various world will be stopped periodically throughout the day.
Q: Will there be an option to get a refund for the Funds I have purchased.
A: No, though you will have the next 3 months to use up your remaining Funds as normal.
Q: What will happen to worlds that are far away from seeing the end game?
A: We’re investigating the options regarding the speed of progression on various worlds. This may allow us to speed up the game progress and give those on newer world the chance to make it to end game and become one of the game’s final Lords. This has yet to be determined as to whether or not it’s possible for us to do.
Updated 2014/02/21 – Progression Speed
Lords and Ladies,
In recent days we have been continuing our exploration in trying to determine a reasonable way to speed up the progression of the various worlds that have yet to see anyone being crowned and over the course of the next few weeks we will be implementing these steps.
Our first course of action will take place on the week starting Monday 24th February in which we will be making changes to the shrines. This will involve activating all of the shrines within the world at once.
To start with we will only update one world (World 99) in order to appropriately monitor these changes to make sure they have the expected effects. We do plan to have this information and update the rest of the world with the same or similar changes in the same week.
We want to make sure this is updated appropriately to make sure that you can actually play the game until May 12th and as such we don’t want to just throw a blanket over all worlds and let that be the end of it. If we’re going to make these changes, we would like them to actually work.
That however is not all we have planned and further changes are on the way. We are currently logging various statistics across a number of worlds in regards to the acquisition of palaces and will at a later date implement changes to further increase the speed of progression for still young worlds. More information about these particular changes will come closer to the days where we begin to implement them, so keep your eyes peeled for those.
Updated 2014/02/25 – Progression Speed
Lords and Ladies,
As discussed in our previous message about speeding up the progression of the various worlds that have yet to see anyone being crowned. We are now happy to announce that this patch will be deployed on the remaining Worlds starting tomorrow February 26th 10.00 - 11.00 UTC.
When: February 26th 10.00 - 11.00 UTC
World 100 (USA East Coast)
World 102 (Australia)
Mundo 22 (España)
Dünya 10 (Turkish)
Mundo 23 (América Latina)
World 101 (Europe)