There are many tools available for Lord of Ultima. These are a few of my favorites for those who want to compete against the best.

1) LOU Tweak
A Chrome / Firefox add-on that enables keyboard shortcuts. Some features:
  • Upgrade / Downgrade buildings with keyboard (u, d - once; Shift+u, Shift+d - max, d - works for natural resources too)
  • Generate city layout sharestring
  • Create Moonstones buttons
  • Clickable coords in chat
  • Selectable chat text
  • Current / Max Queue info
Lou Tweak was created by AmpliDude. Greasemonkey created by Anthony Lieuallen, Aaron Boodman, Johan Sundstrom.

Chrome Users: Install Lou Tweak

2) BOS Tool

  • summary widget
  • select reports by type
  • export reports in text form
  • reports list widget has decreased "time" column width
  • combat calculator
  • food calculator
  • recruitment speed calculator
  • jump to some coordinates button
  • jump to player or alliance
Created by Urthadar.

3) LOU Player/Alliance Statistic Tool
This web page will allow you to view an alliance or player's growth over time on a graph over the past 26 days. You can use this to compare yourself vs another players or an alliance vs another alliance. Additionally, you can find out whether your neighbor has quit playing by seeing no growth (0 slope on the graph). Make sure you check capitalization in the names because they are case sensitive. Created by dokan.

4) LOU Flash City Planner
Ever wonder what kind of income you would make when your town is complete? Use this tool to plan ahead for your city. Modify your buildings and try to squeeze out the most efficiency with what you've got. Created by Lee Trilsback.

5) City Optimizer
This tool will take your Flash City Planner city string and create an optimized city for you. Make sure you double check to make sure that everything is where it should be. I've noticed some errors in the programming. Use it as a foundation or to give you hints as to why the optimizer chose a particular location for a particular building. Soon, you'll understand how to build without this tool.