Galleons in ZuluHotel
We have created a complex system for galleons with several new aspects. For those who do not know, the “High Seas Adventures” expansion brought new boats to Ultima Online in the style of galleons and that is what we plan to add to ZuluHotel Ultima Online Free Shard now.
The plan is to add galleons to ZuluHotel as early as possible to be intensively tested, mainly because we believe that this system in the way we are developing will change the naval experience and bring pvp to the sea as well!
Here are some new aspects about what will be coming together with the galleons / boats:
– It will be possible to add new pieces to galleons to customize and improve their status.
(We are inspired by the old super nintendo game, Rock n ‘Roll Racing, where each added piece improves certain aspects of the vehicle)
– It will be possible to increase the speed of boats with new parts (updates).
– It will be possible to paint the galleons in different colors. Colors can be acquired by;
buying from vendors, through fishing or looting.
– The movement is now smooth and fluent, improving the gameplay.
– It will no longer be necessary to send text commands to the tillerman to move the boats like you know from old Ultima Online Free shards.
Now the movement works by using the mouse, in the same way a horse is ridden.
Epic sea battles!
– Galleons can be equipped with weapons, different types and levels of cannons!
– Galleons can also be damaged in pvp and the crew killed. (More details coming soon)
We are preparing everything for the alpha phase where we expect your help to test and prepare the shard for the final phase.
Several changes need to be tested, for example; The new map, boat system, race system, travel system, etc.
Our site, forum, wikipedia (info-vault) and the interactive world map are already “finalized”.
But, they are not really ready because there is always something to test, change or improve.
We are just waiting for the right moment, if there is a right moment, to open access to everyone.