This Site is Under Construction!
"Its only a matter of Time."
Orraxus the Historian
Welcome To The Dark Tides
We are a custom content UO shard, with many adapted utilities and lots of custom content. You will need to download our Custom Installer. You can do so on the connect and play page listed in the directory to your right.
The Dark Tides is based on a pencil, paper, and dice roll playing game of our own creation. The Dark Tides server is set 1000 years after cataclysmic events nearly destroyed the world and evil is once again returning to the lands.
With an uneasy peace between the three races anything could happen. The humans and the kingdom of Obelisk being the largest, Seconded by the Elves and the kingdom of Notika, Gargoyles being the third with their city state called Firestorm.
With the recent end of the Seige of Terra Amora and the loss of their king and queen leaving behind a young prince, the Kingdom of Obelisk has been realing from there war with the orcs. The Elemental Temples have been laid waste and taken by Zamodius and the Nine Devils. The Magical Darkwood Trees that were created a thousand years ago to seal the evil away are dying and suffering from the darkwood blight plague. No one knows what will happen next. Will a hero or heroine arrise to once again cast off the evil? Will that hero or heroine be you?
Daily Server Restart at 12am US Central Standard Time
Ultima Live Utility to allow continued expansion.
ACC Complete spell system with many spells custom to our server.
Over 1000 artifacts to be discovered.
6 welcome Skill balls to raise a skill to 50%.
Dozens of Custom Tamables.
More stealables then we can count.
1 Custom World Map(more in the works).
7 maps dedicated to dungeons, Areas of Interest, Hidden Locations and more.
Dozens of Custom Champion Spawns and Peerless Monsters.
Starting Skill Cap is 100 per skill.(no limit on how many skills can be raised to 100)
Starting Stat Cap is 250.
Starting Resistance Cap of 70.
Unique Status System found nowhere else that allows all caps to be raised.
Status Pets(similar to Evolution Creatures).
Hundreds of Quests with more to come.
Extremely Large and Small dungeons.
Upto 5 houses per account(co-owner counts as a house)
Knives Townhouse System with many currently available for players
Plenty of Housing Space.
Unique PVM Only and PVP settings via quests. (all start as PVP able)
Race Specific Start Locations. Humans start in Aria, Elves in Noticia, Gargoyles in Firestorm.
Two Moongate Systems, Obelisk Gates(human towns) and Shifting Gates(Other Towns).
Large Museum With Artifacts Displayed and a unique trade in system
Zoo for training Animal Taming and Animal Lore.
Zoo Community Collections.
Mobs Near all Starting Towns designed for new players.
New Player Donation Houses in each starting town to help new players get started with gear.
Our View on Donations
It is our belief that donators should not get anything that gives them a real advantage over other players. However we will include things such as deco and guild town options(will be added later) within this system, just to name a few. It is expensive to operate and create servers such as this one. We feel that it is appropiate to allow players if they decide to, to help support the server this way. We have also thought about including actual real items within this Donation System. We want to avoid the pay to win mentality that some servers and other games out there seem to have adopted. So we assure you that when we get to this point we will do everything in our power to ensure this won't be the case here.
We want to remind everyone that our staff is limited. There are currently only 4 of us. So there is not always staff available at this point. If you need help you can try and contact us on discord. The Details of Which are on our Forum. To Register for the forum we suggest you Log into the game. Near all the start areas is a book that tells you all the answers asked in the forum registration form. We have it set up this way to prevent spammers as best as we can. The Forum and Discord is the best way to reach staff and ask questions. Some of us can even answer discord from our day jobs.
Bane the Owner
Lil Tree the Developer
Ramaz the Seer
Alaeza the Game Master
All those interested in playing on The Dark Tides Server Please visit the Connect and Play page for information on connecting.