Urgent: Legends of Aria is leaving Steam

Notice from July 2022

Legends of Aria recently announced that the game is being removed from Steam, but it remains listed at this time during a grace period to allow existing users time to move to standalone accounts.

New players should avoid Steam and use the normal standalone version of the game.

Existing Steam users please see the announcement posted in the LOA Discord for details on how to migrate your account from Steam to a standalone account.

Please note that Shards of Britannia staff has no control over the Steam migration process, please direct all concerns or questions to Legends of Aria staff.

The major update known as the Inscription Overhaul is now available for public testing and Test Center is now open to the public to help us test these changes.

West Britain Bank has been set up with Test Vendors and a Moongate to be able to easily test the changes.

The details are outlined here: https://wiki.shardsofbritannia.com/en/inscription-overhaul-patch-notes

The first ten people to submit detailed feedback after testing these changes will have their names put into a drawing to receive a special gift after the testing has been completed.

Happy testing, please let us know if you have any troubles in Discord #test-general-feedback

  • Bulk Order Books re-enabled with back-end improvements
  • Added notification category for Casino Alerts
  • Fixed an issue with Granite statuettes being the same model
  • Fixed an issue with salvaging tailored items with scissors not returning the correct amount of resources in some cases
  • Fishing Leaderboard re-enabled
  • The maximum amount of fishing nets required to fish up an SOS treasure has been reduced slightly
  • The chance to find SOS maps while fishing has been increased slightly

As a reminder of a couple of key server rules:

  • If you encounter what is obviously a bug, for example, a mob you can hit endlessly that does not fight back, do not exploit the bug. Please report it using /bug in game and we will address it.
  • Tools which help you macro by injecting into the client are prohibited. Tools which do not inject, such as LOUHelper, are permitted.

These rules are in place, ultimately, for the long-term health of the server. Violating these rules may result in a jail sentence or being banned from the server. Thanks for playing fair.

  • Basic Fishing Leaderboard feature added
  • Talk to any Fisher vendor to view & have your fish weighed and added to the leaderboard
  • The leaderboard is global and results are shared across all regions
  • Only the top 30 results will be shown
  • There are no rewards or benefits right now, this is just for bragging rights
  • You can now add Exceptional equipment to Non-Exceptional Small Bulk Orders
  • Fixed issue with Fruit Pie Platter being crafted as a deed
  • Removed the "Booze" crafting category for Cooking since there are no active recipes for it right now
  • Sewing Kits added to Tailor & Tanner vendors
  • Sewing Kits added to new character start items
  • Renamed Platemail to Platemail Tunic
  • Fixed issue with the incorrect crafting tool being used in some cases
  • Fixed issue with Cooking not requiring a Cooking Pot
  • Fixed not being able to place Large Green Rug (warning: this rug will not fit in a small house)
  • Fixed issue with the "Total Items" tooltip not appearing on locked down containers
  • Fixed issue with Sentinel monsters AI becoming stalled in some cases
  • Pets should have their faction icon cleared if the owner is not in a faction now

Housing has been enabled on Dagger Isle, on both the island containing the Honesty shrine and the island northeast of the city.

The Item Fixer NPC was added recently as a temporary on-demand fixer but they have been promoted to full-time and relocated to Counselor Hall buildings in Britain, Minoc and Yew, to remain permanently.

They can now fix the following issues:

  • Cloaks fitting in the wrong slot
  • MLK Book handout not opening
  • Halloween Masks fitting in the wrong slot

If you had crafted any pieces of equipment (armor, weapons, clothing) anytime between today's restart 9 am UTC until about 11:25 AM UTC, these items are unfortunately bugged and cannot be accepted by a Bulk Order Deed even though they match.

Apologies for the issue! This is related to an issue that has been resolved, newly crafted items will work as expected.

  • Fixed an issue with not being able to harvest stone with a normal pickaxe & new pickaxes not having the toggle option
  • Fixed issue with crafting equipment not applying any properties like Exceptional or others
  • Fixed a few Crafting recipe issues for:
    • Cooking: Apple Pie Slice & Cooked Fish: issue fixed prevented cooking these items
    • Carpentry: Hitching Post: removed as this is moved to Veteran Rewards
  • Added improvements to player vendor's Recent Sales tracking; the list will now keep track of how many similar items were sold instead of printing a new line for each individual item & improved the interface readability
  • CAPTCHA has been added to plant picking (cotton harvesting)
  • Added missing Spinning Wheels to all towns
  • Fixed issue with Stone Masonry books being locked down in the backpack (if you have one stuck in your backpack please page for help)
  • Fixed issue with older crafting tools not working in some cases since the addition of Bulk Orders
  • Fixed an issue with not being able to add Ornate Rugs or possibly other items to matching Small Bulk Orders
  • Fixed an issue with loot from monsters or treasure chests being off slightly
  • Fixed an issue with the "Linen Helm" Tailoring recipe not being available
  • We're aware of and investigating issues with some items like rugs that cannot be added to matching Small Bulk Orders

  • We're aware that the Cloth stack is missing an icon so when you see Cloth in the inventory list, like in your backpack, it may show the icon of another object. This does not affect the ability to use the Cloth, however. This is currently out of hands to resolve, and there are many other items missing icons as well, one day we hope to have the ability to fix that in the client.

Ok, apologies for the earlier false start all. Please log in to your clients again - you should again get a new 'britanniamain' asset downloaded and the trees should be working.

Thanks as always for your patience.

  • Trees should now be properly harvestable again. Log out and back into the game and it should download a new 'britanniamain' asset
  • Fixed an issue causing only gold to drop on monsters and treasure chests
  • Fixed an issue with scissors not working when trying to cut some items
  • Fixed a display issue with the Bulk Order window
  • Fixed spinning wheels in Tailor shops not being usable
  • Pre-existing ingots and ore will now be updated to their new colors following the recent changes outlined here: https://shardsofbritannia.com/news/bulk-orders-crafting-updates

Dagger Isle is live in Britannia!

  • The island may be accessed by visiting a Ferrymaster at any city's docks.
  • A faction pillar has been added on one of the islands.
  • A new city, Windemere, is present on the island
  • A new questline has opened up in the area
  • New mobs and animals have appeared

Thanks for your patience! The server is coming back online with the recent updates outlined here: https://shardsofbritannia.com/news/bulk-orders-crafting-updates

The following updates are now live!

Bulk Orders Added

Mining & Blacksmithy Changes

Tailoring Changes

  • Sewing Kits added as the primary tool for Tailoring
  • Scissors are now only used for cutting fabric and items
  • Cutting cloth items will now retain the color of the item being cut, resulting in colored material returns, allowing you to turn that material into something else
  • Spinning wheel added as a workbench for spinning cotton (cannot be crafted, received as loot for Tailoring BODs, also exists in tailoring shops)
    • Cotton now requires being spun on a spinning wheel, which will spin it to thread, which can then be woven into Bolts of Fabric on the Loom via Tailoring
    • Bolts of Fabric can no longer be used to craft with, instead, they need to be cut into sheets of fabric
    • Bolts & sheets of fabric now retain their color when working with them, meaning if you have a pile of fabric that is Green, then the shirt you craft will be Green also
    • Clothes can now be crafted as Exceptional

At approximately 5:00 AM UTC (about an hour from now), the server will come down for a few major updates. We expect the server will be offline for less than an hour. Thanks for your patience as always, and we're excited to share some new content with you!

The Item Fixer vendor has been spawned outside of Skara Brae Bank. For the next week, if you bring them your bugged MLK day handout book, right click and select Fix Item, then target the book, they'll take it and give you a new, functional one.

  • Vendors in Skara Brae have sorted out their supply line issues to the mainland and will now continually restock their goods after a short period of time.