Message from Alexander:
On behalf of the entire development team for Akara, I want to apologize to all our players for the major downtime we have suffered lately due to unforeseen technical difficulties with the server. I assure you that as of 5:37am EDT 06/22/08 we are back up to 100% now and, other than an unpredictable script crash, there should be no more outages. We have taken this opportunity to update a few things on the shard, but nothing major at this point, our goal was simply to stabilize the server and bring it back online. Everything should still be where you left it, but if any of the players that were online when the server went down lost anything, please [pm either me or cia about replacing it. Thanks to all our loyal players for their patience and understanding during this difficult time. I hope to see you all back on the shard soon.
It appears they are trying to get the ConnectUO website operating again, but it is causing a crash error when you download the serverlist. To fix this, go to Tools at the top of CUO, click Options, it will open a Settings window. Click on the Browser tab, then go to Template, click the down arrow, and select Default and click Ok. Go back to Tools and click Update Serverlist. The display will look different, but it works and will allow you access to the list and your Favorites.
We are Accepting applications for staff positions, see the Akara Essex website in the forums section for more details.
Plans for a BIG SURPRISE are in the works if we can get 80 VOTES for 3 weeks in a row, so vote and remind others to vote on CUO!!
Curses for Vampires, Werewolves and Undead are now fully functional, caution Werewolf and Undead will make you a Criminal !!
Blow Guns are now available in the Reward Room along with many kinds of darts!!
House Deeds are now available from town Architects!!
Crop fields are now functional in Malas and Tokuno!!
Pet Bonding Deeds are now available from Animal Trainers!!
Head wear like hats are runic craftable now but they cannot be leveled further.
There is a New Monster Contract Vendor located in Ishlenar.
Alliance Chat is now Functional however the command is [a
Quest Information can be accessed by single clicking your person
Title Information can be accessed by single clicking your person
Guild Information is now accessed in your paperdoll, not the guildstone
Token Checks can be created by placing tokens in your bankbox and typing "tokencheck xxxxx" / with xxxx = amount
Players are to keep vendors stocked often or vendor will be removed
Most of the New Spawn Locations have been found. If there is one you have not found, ask a friend
The Akara Essex Library is open and has some good information, more will be added so check back often
Please Remember to Vote on ConnectUO for your favorite shard every Monday
ATTENTION Players new to Akara
Please Read the Book " Getting Started " located at the Library
Please Remember to INSURE your items to Prevent their Loss (this can be done by single clicking your person) Beware this costs gold that must be in your bankbox, not checks!
Please turn on Auto Renew Item Insurance (this can also be done by single clicking your person) this only needs to be done once.
Please be aware that items lost because of Lack of Insurance or a Lack of Gold, will NOT be replaced by Staff. Keep plenty of Gold in your bankbox!
Please Page Staff if you have any questions or problems as we are here to assist you.