The server will remain offline for extended maintenance during the next restart window @ 9am UTC on the 12th November. We expect this maintenance to take approximately 1 hour.

Thank you for your patience.

When a faction owns a town, they may now spend town stone silver to purchase a faction guard, which will protect the stone against opposing factions.

  • Wisp Summon AIs have once again been improved (they will not override an already existing bless and will attempt to affect targets most in need of their services)
  • Faction stones will begin accurately displaying which faction controls a town- the effect will not be immediate, but will fix itself...
  • Faction Stones now show time until capture once depositing a sigil
  • You can now transfer Faction Silver to another faction member by saying "/transfersilver XXX" where XXX is the amount you wish to transfer
  • Forest Ostard has been added to the Faction Store
  • Crystal Wisp Summon's healing AI has been improved
  • Stone Gargoyle Summon now generates more threat

If you have a Halloween Mask that still equips to the "Head" slot preventing you from wearing armor on your head simultaneously, you may now talk to the Candy Vendor to get it fixed.

The following bugs have been fixed, some potentially pending restart:

  • Remaining halloween masks not using the mask slot should be masks on a relog
  • Faction War Horses now correctly take 1 pet slot and are transferrable
  • Clothing being accidentally undyed after stealing the faction town sigil s...

The evil mages summoning Arcadion are growing increasingly desperate and frenzied as their power appears to be waning!

The Arcadion miniboss event for procuring a Summoner's Tome will be ending after this weekend. The Arcadion spawn rate has been greatly increased until then.

Fixed an issue causing the invasion spawn to over-spawn after a server crash

The Headless Horseman Boss from town invasions:

  • is now exempt from Group Loot (automatic loot sharing between groupmates)
  • will now have a chance to give loot directly to participants that have done at least 1% damage to the boss, including damage from pets or summons (items will go directly to...

Recently some people have reported the long-standing issue of items getting stuck to your cursor. This client issue has been around since the beginning of time sadly. We've reported the issue to Citadel Studios for resolution and are at their mercy to have the root cause fixed.

As a workaround, w...

We have a new addition to the team! Please help us welcome Transcendence to their new role. They will be starting out helping to triage GM Pages and also helping with events and general gameplay design. Welcome, @Transcendence#6283!

Thanks to everyone participating in the Halloween events and activities, we hope you've enjoyed it as much as we enjoyed putting it together for you. We look forward to doing more in the near future.

  • The Halloween Invasion ends after this weekend, on Monday, Nov 8th
  • Trick-or-Treating (smashin...
  • More sources for Veil Shard drops have been added
  • Cost to unlock a Summoner's Tome spell as a result has been increased to 6 (from 4)
  • Summon spells can no longer be cast in town
  • When a Summoner's Tome spell is unlocked, the spell detail page will show the minimum skill required (update the w...

More evil mages have appeared in Britannia, summoning creatures from beyond the veil between worlds. Their conjuring ways seem to be learned from an ancient tome whose origins are unknown....

[A new method of unlocking the Summoner's Tome has entered Britannia]

  • Players can only utilize faction rewards from capturing a town if they've been in their faction for at least 7 days
  • Leaderboard rankings will begin fixing themselves - you will enter the leaderboard upon your next faction kill
  • Any player holding a sigil will be shown on the minimap

All Town/Faction Stones have had their states reset again. We believe we have fixed the root cause of the ongoing sigil issues, but ask once more for you all to give it a go! Timers are all once again set at one hour so it will be easy to test. You may still recall with the stone for the moment.

G...

An item called the Skull of Hallows Eve has been added to the Halloween Candy vendor. This item will allow you to activate the Cove invasion spawn at the Black Gate in North Cove. The spawn requires 6 players total to start it, so you will need 5 other players to be near the spawn with you when tryi...

A Faction store has been added to town stones- usable when your faction controls a town. This store is used to spend your personal silver on items for yourself. Currently two items are for sale, and more will be added soon:

  • War Horse - a new mount that can be transferred/sold to any player, incl...

After next restart, the Lone Wolf Cloak, Cloak of the Dragon Slayer, and Citizen Cloak should no longer fail constantly upon crafting.

Halloween Mask rares should now (potentially pending a restart) utilize the Mask equip slot instead of Head slot- thus they will be wearable over armor.

  • A bug that caused people who have held the sigil to have grey skin after losing it has been fixed
  • Barber visits are temporarily free for faction members in case of Purple Emergency

Arcadion, an evil and powerful daemon, has crossed the veil between worlds and is plotting terrible endeavors that may endanger the citizens of Britannia. Brave warriors: take up arms and defeat this most evil foe!

The Summoner's Tome is now live and in game! It may be acquired by defeating Arcadi...

  • Sigils will now be properly deleted on logout, etc- even if carrying multiple (even though there's no reason to steal multiple :) )
  • Minor bugs have been addressed
  • Faction Stones stuck in invalid states have been fixed
  • Tools for monitoring any additional issues with the sigil capture system h...

Faction ranks are available on Discord for the new factions- simply run /rank rankname to add your faction role.

Available ranknames are:

  • Minax
  • Shadowlords
  • True Britannians

The Black Gate Model will be returning to the transition token vendor shortly! Check after next restart.

The new Factions system is now live! Faction Stones and Town Stones have been placed in the world. Players wishing to join a Faction should visit that faction's Faction Stone.

Details about the Factions system are outlined here: https://wiki.shardsofbritannia.com/en/factions

Faction Stone and T...

  • Fixed an issue with Gravedigging not working at all
  • Increased candy drops on pumpkins & mobs once again
  • Halloween Gravedigging camps have had an additional 2 pumpkins added
  • Increased stock level for Gravedigging vendor
  • Fixed an issue with some overworld spawns preventing some areas from...

Gravedigging is now live! Check out the details here https://wiki.shardsofbritannia.com/en/gravedigging Throughout the duration of the Halloween Event, Gravedigging will offer chances to yield more candy and items!

In other news, there have been numerous reports of Halloween forces assembling in...

The new Factions system is about to launch- in preparation, we have removed existing factions from all characters and removed the faction leaders as well. Hold tight while we get everything prepped!

The bravest warriors have fought valiantly in our server-wide PVP tournament, and only four remain: Vega Pepega, Theko, Carmen Sandiego and Havagrim.

On Saturday, November 13th at 16:00 UTC (That's noon American East Coast), the final four will duke it out at the Colosseum, one on one, until a cha...

  • Fixed issue with Werewolf & Dire Wolf mobs not having any loot
  • Slightly increased candy rate from pumpkin smashing

The wiki has a new page for Halloween: https://wiki.shardsofbritannia.com/en/halloween-2021 here you can see information about the Trick or Treating and the kinds of treats you can get! ^_^ Happy Hunting

Candy Vendors have been spotted at multiple Graveyards around Britannia!

There is a known issue with Steam users trying to log in to the LOA game, specifically error 105. Citadel Studios, the makers of LOA has been made aware and have stated they are looking into the issue. We hope the issue is resolved shortly so you can begin your Halloween hunting soon! Thanks for you...

The server is coming back online with the Halloween festivities activated as described in the previous article here: https://shardsofbritannia.com/news/halloween-event-progress-report

Halloween Paragon mobs will spawn in both dungeons and in overland & smashing pumpkins and graveyard camps will...

Fixed several house decorations that were previously not able to be placed:

  • Glowing Cauldron
  • Black Gate Model
  • Low Display Shelf
  • Medium Display Rack
  • Small Two Shelf Market Rack
  • Ornate Trophy Stand
  • Wooden Curved Display Case
  • No Refund Sign
  • Hearth Fireplaces (all plain, forest,...

The server is now offline for Halloween updates and will remain offline for approximately an hour! 🎃We'll post again when the server is coming back up, thanks for your patience.

The server will go offline around 11pm UTC/6pm Central (approx 2 hours from the time of this post) or a little later depending on our schedules. An hour prior to that we will schedule an automatic shutdown and begin announcing. The downtime is expected to last about an hour to deploy the Halloween u...

The Halloween event will start soon! Gravedigging needs a little more time and will come as quickly as possible after the event goes live.

When: The goal is for Today or Tomorrow 10/21 or 10/22 and will last 3-4 weeks, to end before US Thanksgiving

What to expect:

  • Candy Vendor: collect c...

The Summoner update is now live in game! For details about this new playstyle, check out this wiki article: https://wiki.shardsofbritannia.com/en/skills/spirit_speak

Many thanks to everyone who helped test!

Test Center has been opened to the public for testing of Factions and Summoner content. To connect to test center, open your client and in the address bar at the bottom, connect to test.uo4.life:5002

For Factions: NOTE: All timers (capture, etc) have been set to 5 minutes temporarily to ease testi...

A cold wind blows from the East and as it breezes past your cheeks you hear the faint cries of an otherworldly being. Its tongue is both unintelligible but strangely familiar, beckoning you, filling your mind with patterns you struggle to fully understand. What felt like an eternity of thought passe...

Discordance can now be "refreshed" on a target (as with Peacemaking and Provocation currently)- thus resetting the timer of the effect on a mob that already has the effect on them.

Sorry for the short interruption! Service has been restored. The server will come back online at it's normally schedule time in about 10 minutes after the posting of this

Factions have been completely overhauled from the ground up and include new content- including capturing towns and rewards! This content is currently in testing, but you can see what's coming soon (pending tweaks) at this article: https://wiki.shardsofbritannia.com/en/factions

(After next restart) Lumberjacking has been slightly tweaked to give more chance to gain per attempt.

We want to share with you that Stimwalt has decided to step away from the project indefinitely and retire as a player. To Stimwalt: thank you for all of your contributions over the years and we wish you the best in your endeavors! While you cannot be replaced, you will remain with us in spirit. We h...

Dev Blog/State of the Game:

  • Staff Activity

    Some staff is on break right now for one reason or another, but not everyone is playing other games. Life always comes first and if things come up in life, it is always advised for staff to focus on real life, which may warrant some time away from...

  • Fixed issue with containers losing their original hue when being locked down and/or when choosing Container Type: None option
  • Cost of fishing nets reduced slightly
  • Chance to catch fishing nets with general fishing increased slightly
  • Fixed an issue with some SOS maps not working that was created prior to the latest fishing patch
  • Fixed an issue with some potion kegs not working that were filled or created prior to the Potion Keg patch last month; the tooltip may still show 0/200 even though it is filled, but drawing a potion...

Two new tames have arrived in Britannia!

  • The Fire Beetle is a new mount available for taming that anyone can control. This mount also acts as a mobile forge and can be used to smelt ore on the go!

  • Bake Kitsunes have made their return to Britannia. These foxes are noted for their ability...

Signup for the PVP event closes tomorrow! Head over to https://event-signup.uo4.life/ if you'd like to participate!

After next restart:

  • Lockpicks obtained from mobs will be smeltable
  • Players added as a friend of a guild house will be able to enter the house
  • Fishing SOS treasure maps have been refreshed to work with Britannia, any existing maps should now be decipherable
  • SOS treasure maps require the use of Fishing Nets to attempt fishing them up
  • Fishing Nets have been added to Fishing Vendors while also being able to obtain them from general fis...

The upcoming Fishing SOS changes are delayed slightly while we continue work on it, however, the container organization changes will go out tonight during the daily restart.

Fishing

  • Fishing SOS treasure maps have been updated to work with Britannia
  • Fishing Nets are now required to attempt to fish up SOS treasures
  • Sunken ship will now appear in the water near the SOS location, which should normally be visible from shore

Organization

  • Added new Move Cont...

Go play!

Apologies folks, we'll need a little longer to finish our tasks. This could be up to an hour, but should be sooner. Thanks as always for your patience.

We'll be offline for up to an hour during this evening's maintenance window @ 9am UTC. Thanks for your patience.

The Wiki Bot is temporarily offline, it'll return to service after it's had a pina colada or two on the beach.

Due to some server lag issues that we experienced during the original PVP Tournament preliminary rounds (which have since been resolved!), we're going to start from scratch and get another fresh bracket going.

Signup closes Saturday, 10/2/21. We will then get preliminary rounds under way, and as w...

  • Removed the need to press escape after attempting to apply a bandage to yourself while one is already being applied or healing is not needed
  • Fixed issue with Last Target option in the in-game macro system not working with some commonly used skills and skill objects
  • Fixed issue with Provocatio...

Nightmares have been spawned in Britannia!

Rideable Pack Beetles have arrived in Britannia as a brand new tamable! These beasts are not only sturdier than horses, but are the only mount that also can act as a pack animal. While any player (even non-tamers) may control the beetle, tamers may find procuring one to be a bit tricky...

Lag issues should largely be resolved. We will continue to monitor the situation. Some players may experience intermittent issues based on their path to the server.

  • Messages when bandaging others have been optimized to show accurate messages
  • When a group member dies, other members in the group will be alerted
  • Fixed an issue with toggling options on some backpack equipment (e.g. toggling a pickaxe to mine stone)

We're back online. Go play!

After next restart, if the owner of a pet is dead and the pet is attacked, the pet will defend itself.

During the next restart period (9am UTC 16th September) we will remain offline for up to 2 hours to perform extended maintenance.

Thank you for your patience.

We are aware of ongoing lag issues that some users are experiencing. At this stage, we are waiting for a core issue to be rectified at our host, at which time we will most likely move back to our original datacentre.

The latest advice is that they are working with their network equipment vendor t...

An exploit which allowed players to place houses in areas not intended for housing has been patched. If you have knowingly used this exploit to place a house somewhere it shouldn't be, please be aware that it may be subject to deletion without notice. It is recommended you move your home immediately...

After next restart, vendors now have a "Set All To Max" option, which sets the quantity of all items currently in the bill of sale to the maximum amount the vendor has on hand.

An issue causing furniture deeds to be named "Unknown Furniture Deed" or "Blank Deed" has been resolved, and any existing deeds have been corrected & should now be showing their correct name. If you find any remaining cases of furniture deeds not showing their full name please let us know.

We are looking for ideas for the new Discord logo. Are you handy with Photoshop? We'd love to see what you can come up with. If you are interested in helping out and want to submit an image to be considered for the rebranding, please do so on our forums: https://forums.shardsofbritannia.com/topic/3...

General

  • Fixed issue with stuck menu teleport to town option not doing anything
  • Fixed issue with trade window reopening after a cancelled/successful trade
  • Any open group healthbars will now reopen during login/region switch
  • Fixed issue with not being able to open/use/invite to group in so...

We're aware that multiple users are having issues with moving around\decorating with the new forge models. At this time there is no solution and it advised to release the forge and place it in it's desired location to avoid issues. You may find after moving it a few times that the /refresh command h...

  • Fixed issue with previous target not being saved with fishing
  • Fixed issue with double clicking someone while in warmode causing your paperdoll to open to them
  • Added Prevent Dismount In Warmode option for helping to prevent accidental dismounts while in close-quarters combat
  • Skip opening ru...

Forges in houses will be shrinking soon! If you have a forge in your house, it will be converted to the new style forge. We've also added two additional forge recipes for you to choose from. Note: If your forge was out of bounds you may need to release it and re-place it to bring the new model back...

This is a reminder to all that placement of objects outside the boundaries of your house foundation is not intended. Objects placed in this fashion are subject to removal, with a priority given to those that block access to land masses in any way.

Thank you for your understanding.

The stuck command menu has had another pass of improvements, adding an additional option, that can be used more frequently, and will try to move you out of stuck positions without teleporting far away, and also added an option to unstick nearby pets.

  • Optimized using weapon from hotbar to try to solve cases of being unable to equip a weapon while having a spell pre-cast saying "you are too busy"
  • Fixed issue with lockpicking not updating decay of chests
  • Fixed issue with toxicity statbar not hiding again after reaching 0
  • Fixed issue with t...
  • Fixed issue with "Set All" option on Town Vendors not setting the appropriate amount in some cases
  • Player vendor "select location" option optimized, vendors should now teleport to the destination rather than try to walk to it
  • Added new Stuck Teleport option with menu to pick a town; this opt...

We're back online. Thanks again for your patience.

Apologies for the delay, we are running a little overtime with the maintenance work. We will aim to be back online by 11am UTC (ideally before that!).

Hail citizens. We have some important news to share with you!

As you may be aware, this project started out as an experiment. It was unimaginable that it would grow into what it is today. To see where we've come today, let's take a quick look back at the history of the game and our project for a...

Tonight's maintenance window @ 9am UTC (approx 1h 10 mins from the time of this notice) will be extended by up to an hour while we work on the 'lag' issues that are currently being seen.

Thank you as always for your patience.

Group Combat, Shared Loot

  • group healthbars with heal/cure/bandage buttons
  • group consent added to toggle allowing combat/looting between group mates & you will be asked if you want to consent when first joining a group
  • group auto-loot sharing added, will distribute loot between nearby groupma...

Hotfix from today:

  • resolved town vendors stealing people's money when trying to buy Used items from them
  • town vendors should finally clear out their Used inventory regularly

Hotfixes/changes from last week:

  • resolved not being able to give murder count to characters when dying from Poi...

Fixed a bug where players could rename recall runes which were not in their own backpacks.

We are experiencing ongoing issues at our host as a result of a maintenance/upgrade window. We were advised there would be no impact to customers during this time, however clearly that is not the case.

There is no ETA at this time and you may experience odd behaviour or inaccessibility with the g...

In addition to our website and forums being updated in preparation for our big day on June 20th, our wiki has also been migrated and revitalised. Head on over to:

https://wiki.legendsofultima.online

to check it out. Don't forget you can search it directly from Discord - just type "!wiki searchte...

Water definitions have been added to every town! In those areas:

  • fishing should be possible around all of the towns now
  • creatures will no longer spawn in water
  • players will no longer be able to go swimming

We will remain offline during our next maintenance window (9am UTC Friday 3rd September) while we complete migration to one of our host's alternative data centers. During this time, all of our services will be unavailable.

This is due to our current datacentre experiencing some ongoing issues whi...

-Stealing is now disabled on the Colosseum island

-Murderer restrictions will not be incurred when a red dies on the island

To all,

We sincerely apologise for the (very brief) housing launch today. The server will be coming back online in the next few minutes, however there is some additional impact.

Unfortunately we are unable to return to the world save from just prior to the housing launch. Instead, we have ha...

  • Updated crafting window Repair button to show how to make a repair deed
  • CAPTCHA improvements
  • Fixed issue with some characters being unable to log in if they were previously unable to complete the transition from Celador
  • Fixed issue with trees being "too far away" in North Minoc area
  • Lo...

Earlier today, we identified an economy breaking issue. While we won't go into full detail on this, what we can say in summary is that a small group of players leveraged an exploit. Our telemetry identified this and we acted as soon as we noticed it.

The end result is that group of players have...

Server will be back in about 15 minutes after updates. Thanks!

Gameplay

  • Loot tables have been adjusted for Shame.
  • Loot tables have been adjusted for Destard.
  • Young players will no longer trigger mobile collision.
  • There is now a 1 second cooldown between mobile collisions.