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Recent Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue with using Halloween Costumes saying "you can only use them during Halloween" erroneously, causing players to get flagged as Polymorphed with no way to remove it (note: this issue is fixed, and you can again use the costumes until Dec 1st as intended)
  • Fixed an issue with Old Toby not spawning in Skara Brae, the spawn has been rejuvenated East of Skara Brae, near the farms
  • Fixed an issue with sitting in Stone Thrones not aligning your character properly with the chair in some cases
  • Fixed an issue with not being able to dig sand in the desert
  • Fixed an issue with Stablemasters saying "no pets found" even when pets exist in the world
  • Fixed a display issue with New Character Creation screens preventing new players from seeing their characters
  • Fixed an issue with the Grandfathered Medium Brick house having a public vendor limit of just 1, which has been corrected to the intended value of 4
  • Fixed an issue with not being able to craft some True Britannian faction gear items

Recent Changes:

  • The Ranger's Quiver is now blessed retroactively, but they will still lose durability
  • Improved the New Character Creation menus to be more fluid and fix some layout issues, plus added some additional Character Build presets
  • Turned the Server Alerts for Lottery back on
  • Added a new speech command "house menu" for players to be able to open the house menu from anywhere inside the house, perfect for those in large houses
  • Increased minimum inventory stock for Faction Mage vendors
  • Reduced overall chance for Weather to begin & increased duration for weather once it's started

The deadline has now passed for the House Decoration Contest and no more entries will be accepted. The team will review all the entries and decide on the winners, to be announced on Friday evening, US time zone. Thanks to everyone who is participating and excellent work on all of the detailed & creative decorating!

A lottery stone has been placed at West Britan Bank. Server-wide alerts have also been re-enabled for Lottery Stones since recently resolving a server crash related to Discord alerts.

An issue has been fixed causing some Halloween activities to end prematurely. Pumpkins and Halloween Camps have been respawned in the overworld and the Sewers. Costumes can now be worn until Dec 1st this year since we added them late in the season, they can be worn again after the daily restart on Nov 6th 9am UTC.

Reminder: Halloween activities will end for the season on Nov 8th at 9am UTC, the Candy Vendor at Britain Bank will be available until Dec 1st allowing you more time to finalize any trades & purchases.

This is a reminder of the House Deco Contest and there are only a few days left until the deadline on November 8th!

See the original announcement: https://shardsofbritannia.com/news/halloween-house-decoration-contest

It's time for another House Deco Contest! This time the theme is Halloween. Use some of the items you've been collecting this month to decorate your house.

Everyone is invited to participate, and some of you have already been decorating your houses and they look great!

Submit screenshots & coordinates of your house in the designated Discord thread: https://discord.com/channels/369023244038045697/1034579945260855296

Even if you don't expect to win or don't necessarily want to compete, we encourage everyone that has decorated their homes with Halloween goodies to submit entries.

On Nov 8th, we will pick the winners of the following categories: Creativity, Organization & Unique Item Combinations

We just want to let you know that we're working on the final touches for the Patron Benefits & Donation updates. Very soon we will begin testing with Patrons and hope to have the patch deployed to the live server as quickly as possible, hopefully by the end of November at the latest.

If you are a Patron please be sure to fill out the Patron Registration form in advance so that when the patch goes live you will automatically begin receiving the benefits on your registered accounts. See the wiki page for details and the link to the form: https://wiki.shardsofbritannia.com/en/donations

Thanks for your support & patience!

The Autumn Bazaar has begun at West Britain Bank. Hire a vendor and shop for wares today!

We want to wish everyone a Happy Halloween! We hope your trick-or-treating season has been full of adventure and fun. Halloween activities & vendors will be available until Nov 8th at 9am UTC.

Starting today, we have kicked off a new Bazaar at Britain Bank! You can begin renting vendors on top of the West Britain Bank immediately and selling your holiday wares until Dec 1st. There is a new ladder on the NE side of the bank to climb up to the roof.

Don't forget, we've got a Halloween House Decoration contest going, see details and enter here: https://discord.gg/CuwaP9sbep?event=1033998255681437746

Some particle effects for the nox cloak, kraken cloak and some faction cloaks have been fixed and turned back on. Smoke bombs also have had a new effect added.

Fishing in the Britain Sewers will not produce dungeon rare loot.

There's a trending issue with stablemasters not being able to find pets in dungeons in some cases. For now, it is advised to travel back to the last known location as the pets are usually nearby still. We will work to resolve this as quickly as possible

To obtain a quiver find the Rangers inside and outside of Cove town.

A mysterious hole has been spotted on Dagger Isle in the mountains.

Gravestones & No Refund Sign, the house add-ons, can now be engraved using the engraving tool. In addition to being able to change the item's name, these items can also have a tooltip added.

Hail citizens,

We are writing to inform you of some updates regarding the Patron Benefits we announced recently.

A summary of the changes:

  • Modifying the in-game benefits received by Patrons, adding some new benefits & adjusting some previously mentioned
  • Adding more Patron Tiers & renaming some existing ones
  • Adding in-game Britannia Tokens
  • Adding Donation Vendors

The full details are outlined on our wiki page: https://wiki.shardsofbritannia.com/en/donations


Following this announcement, we will begin updating our websites to include the new donation options, and in the coming days we will work on deploying the Patron Benefits & Donation Vendors and then begin allowing transactions

Once again we want to thank all of you for your continued support and contributions to the project, we appreciate you very much!

  • Moat fishing chances have been increased

  • New rares have been added to Dungeon fishing

  • Thieves with GM Lockpicking can now attempt to lockpick containers inside other players backpacks. This action will turn the thief grey and there is a 50% chance to reveal them if hidden.

  • Tinkers can now craft a new item called a Trap Disarmer

  • GM Thieves (snooping & stealing) can use the trap disarmer to attempt to disarm trapped containers in another players backpack. This action will turn the thief grey and also has a 50% chance to detonate the trap. When trapped containers are disarmed it is only for 20 -30 seconds.

  • Trapped containers can no longer be put inside other trapped containers.

General Fixes

  • Corrected the Smoke Bomb crafting recipe to use Iron only, it was not intended to be crafted with other metals
  • Fixed an issue with Halloween bless deed not accepting some Halloween items
  • Fixed an issue with Treasure Map Globes not doing anything when double clicking them & re-added missing Security context option

Boats

  • Fixed an issue with boat collision preventing line of sight in some cases for passengers or beings in the water & should also improve being randomly ejected to land while sailing
  • Fixed an issue with SOS shipwrecks not appearing
  • Added recent combat cooldown & criminal travel prevention to using a ship key's right-click option 'Teleport To Ship'
  • You can now target a ship key with the Recall spell to try to travel to the boat
  • Using Recall on a ship key does not incur the same cooldown as using the right-click option, allowing you to travel more frequently in some cases
  • You can now use the Teleport spell to teleport onto boats you have permission to board, as well as NPC ships (keep an eye out for Ghost ships soon!)

Halloween

  • Reduced the chance for Headless Horseman to spawn on a tameable mount, this was previously higher than intended
  • Added Throwable Pumpkin to the Candy Vendor's buy-back list

Halloween Costumes

  • Added a new Costume feature with over 50 variations of animals & monsters to collect
  • Comes as a blessed bag object with limited charges
  • Using the costume will shapeshift your character into the designated shape, similar to the Polymorph spell
  • Unlike Polymorph, costumes do not make you criminal and attackable by all, so you can wear your costumes and hangout in town safely
  • Costumes can be worn indefinitely throughout the Halloween season but they will fall off if you engage in combat, commit a crime, or die
  • Currently, these can be obtained from pop-up Halloween camps throughout the world

Halloween Additions & Improvements

  • Added new animated mummy, spider webs, spider eggs, torture rack & iron maiden house add-on options to the Headless Horseman Boss loot
  • Added an alternate Headless Horseman Sickle to the boss loot
  • Added Halloween Kilt to the Candy Vendor
  • Added the ability to sell some common Halloween 2022 clothing items to the Halloween Vendors in exchange for 1 Blood Candle or 25 Candy
  • Reduced decay time for invasion spawn mob corpses; corpses will now decay much more quickly to help avoid mass corpse pile-up, make sure to loot quickly!
  • Updated the direct-to-player loot tables damage threshold; previously you would have to do 1% damage to a mob in order to qualify for loot which was capped at 100 damage, going forward it will be explicitly 1% damage with no cap; this is to reduce & discourage abuse with hitting the boss a few times in order to qualify for loot