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.

  • An issue that sometimes causes mobs to decay while fighting them should be resolved
    - An issue with Peacemaking not playing music sounds when succeeding has been resolved
    - You are no longer able to initiate a transfer for a pet that the target would unable to control
    - Player vendor interact window will now close properly when clicking "Goodbye" or "I change my mind" when deciding not to buy something
    - A skinning knife/blade is now required to cut heads off of corpses
    - Ghost players should no longer be able to shove or be shoved
    - Small creatures like rats, turkeys, etc should no longer trigger shove mechanics
  • An issue has been resolved with casting spells and then pressing escape to clear the target cursor not properly clearing the spell-loaded flag
  • The missing messages for bard abilities has been added by popular demand
  • Another issue with Discordance not working sometimes has been resolved
    - An issue that sometimes causes another player's name to be used for Maker's Mark while crafting items should be resolved. If you encounter this further please let us know.
    - An issue with the price tooltip not being applied to items newly added to player vendor has been resolved -- you can remove/re-add the item or just do "Change Price" to correct any items that don't have a price tooltip showing.

Recently we have sometimes had issues trying to contact people back due to outdated/missing Contact Info setting in-game. Please make sure to keep your contact info up-to-date so that we can get back to you or ask questions about feedback to better understand issues being reported. You can access the Contact Info setting with the /contactinfo command. Make sure your Discord username matches what you see at the bottom left of your Discord screen, and you can left-click your username to copy it and easily paste it into the game. Thanks!

  • Characters will now have a "Player Settings" right-click option to access the character's settings
    - A new option has been added to the Settings window, Other tab, "Show Target Previews" which will be disabled by default, when enabled will show object preview when unpacking deeds on a house plot
    - As a workaround for the known issue "Item Stuck To Cursor After Unpacking House Deeds," we've made the preview disabled by default, but if you wish to still use it you can re-enable it in the settings as described above
  • An issue with mob AI causing mobs to sometimes freeze indefinitely after spawning should now be resolved
  • An issue with Discordance being prevented from applying to some mobs erroneously has been resolved
    - Bard effect break range has been increased moderately to extend the distance allowed from mobs before the effects will break
    - An issue with monsters attacking the bard after being provoked should be completely resolved now, once monsters have been provoked they should no longer attack the bard at all, unless the effect breaks, let us know if this continues to be an issue
    - Patch Note Correction: The prior patch notes state that Provo/Peace will fall off if the bard dies, that was a typo and monsters should remain peaced/provo'd even if the bard dies, as long as they stay within range.
    - Clarification: Discordance does not have range check or hiding check, it only falls off after the timer ends.
  • An issue has been solved preventing the Carpentry window Tools option from working.
  • Player vendors will now keep track of the most recent 30 items sold on the vendor, allowing you to view when/what/how much items sold for; to view recent sales choose Interact --> Collect Gold
    - You can now set a filled contained as Not For Sale (price 0), after which you will be prompted to select the price to be set to each item individually inside the container, allowing for mass-price setting
    - When choosing "Change Price" on containers marked as Not For Sale, you will now be able to select a price to change the price of all items inside the container

With the US presidential election underway, we would like to ask everyone to please refrain from discussing politics in LOU channels. We already deal with such serious issues in our everyday lives so let's keep it out of LOU and keep our community neutral. Thank you!

  • An issue with "Freeze Title" not working in the Titles window, which was causing titles to change frequently while gaining skills, has been resolved

https://legendsofultima.gamepedia.com/Patch_10/27/2020

Bard abilities have had an optimization pass:
- An issue causing monsters that have been provoked to continue attacking the bard instead has been resolved, mostly
- You can now Provoke beings against players or pets although it may be a criminal action
- You can now directly pacify players and pets with Peacemaking although it may be a criminal action
- Pacifying a player will simply remove them from war-mode state; pacified pets will be treated similarly to monsters causing them to freeze for a short time
- You can now perform an Area Peacemaking by activating the skill and targeting yourself to pacify to all nearby enemies (skips targets that would cause a criminal action)
- Peacemaking and Provocation effects will now break on mobs if the bard dies, goes out of range or becomes hidden (see next line) or unavailable
- Bards with 75 points or more of Hiding will be able to hide without breaking the effects
- Monsters that have been influenced by a bard's song will be more inclined to aggro against the bard when the effect(s) break
- Equippable instruments will no longer default to Equip when double-clicking it in some cases
- Equippable instruments now act as a weapon using Wrestling skill
- Instruments context option "Play" replaced with "Use" to play the instrument to practice Musicianship skill
- Bard/instrument cooldowns will now appear as an icon at the top to help indicate when you can play another song

Mobile collision/shoving:
- Walking directly over/through a mob will cause a moment of movement slowness for 'shoving' them out of the way
- Mobs that have been shoved will play an animation to indicate that they have been shoved, but otherwise are unaffected
- When walking through an invisible player/pet will alert you to shoving "something invisible"
- Icon appears at top after you shove someone to indicate movement slowness

During today's regularly-scheduled restart, at 9am UTC, the server will remain offline for approximately 30 minutes to deploy the following patch: https://legendsofultima.gamepedia.com/Patch_10/27/2020

  • Player vendors have been converted over to a new Speech Prompt to set prices for items being added to sale from chat versus a window
    - As requested, we will be working soon to add mass price-setting for items in a container
    - An issue with skeletal mounts decaying after taming them has been resolved
    - An earlier attempt was made to fix this but did not get applied correctly, the hotfix is now live and freshly spawned mounts will be have the fix
  • Books will now have the words "a book titled: " added to the front of their name when being renamed, and any existing books, that have been renamed, have also have their names changed
    - An issue with the war-torn warg ethereal not mounting when using it has been resolved; stuck ethereal statues will become unstuck when successfully using the statue following the update
    - An issue with summons not decaying automatically after being summoned has been resolved
  • An issue that would cause items to sometimes get stuck to the cursor due to picking up/dropping items rapidly has been resolved

Earlier this week during regular maintenance we did some cleanup of the world and inadvertently most/part of the locked event area outside of Britain was removed. Sorry for that, it was not intended and we will be considering replacing it somehow.

  • An issue with not being able to mill some items has been resolved
  • Nightsight has been optimized and should provide the brightest daylight while using it, and it should persist through logouts and region transfers
    - Nightsight will now end and prevent stormy weather while under the effect
    - Nightsight duration has been reduced from 60+ minutes to 20 minutes max
    - Note: Dungeons are still not equipped with Suns and thus Nightsight still does not help inside Dungeons