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.

  • Scissors auto-salvaging contents of a container will now skip cutting cloth to bandages
    - Wooden club and black staff can now be salvaged for wood
    - Target closest enemy command (/targ enemy) will now avoid selecting same group/guild players and their pets
    - An issue with Runebooks sometimes causing runes to be duplicated has been resolved
    - An issue with town vendors guard-whacking themselves has been resolved
    - An issue with Magic Lock state not being removed from containers that have been unlocked/picked has been resolved, pre-existing containers will have this cleared the next time it is unlocked/picked
    - An issue with players not being able to defend against pets in PVP without triggering criminal action has been resolved
    - An issue with Recall sometimes fizzling repeatedly after cancelling a scroll-cast has been resolved

General fixes and changes:
- An issue with gravedigging monsters sometimes becoming frozen and defenseless has been optimized, let us know if it continues
- Mounts will now have invisibility broken when being mounted
- You can no longer use the mount command to mount an invisible pet
- You can no longer use objects inside of locked containers, including attempting to equip objects or use/count/stack resources from locked containers
- Lockboxes are now lockpickable
- Locked containers can now be locked down, previously would say "cannot lockdown locked containers"
- Town vendors will now properly round their inventory numbers while restocking to prevent decimals, and rounding has been added to the "Set" input in the Sell window

Door Improvements:
- An issue with monsters being thrown outside the dungeon walls when a door closes has been resolved, mobs should now be moved appropriately in front of the door if they manage to get stuck in the doorway
- Doors will no longer close while a live being is obstructing the doorway, up to a limit, if the door has auto-close it will force-close after 2 minutes
- Door obstruction checks are currently only setup for dungeon doors, as this is where we have the most problem, this functionality will eventually be normal behavior for every door in LOU

  • An issue causing Gravedigging to sometimes produce nothing while consuming a charge has been resolved
    - Gravedigging now has a chance to produce pumpkins that can be carved into jack o lanterns

The Gravedigger merchant has been added to an undisclosed location, happy hunting!

  • In the spirit of Halloween, Gravedigging has been introduced & Forensic Evaluation re-written. A time will be scheduled and announced sometime today/this weekend to publish this to the live server.

    Gravedigging:
    - Requires 80 Mining and 80 Forensic Evaluation to begin using
    - Must purchase a Gravediggers Pickaxe or Shovel from the Gravedigger merchant
    - Use gravediggers shovel or pickaxe at a gravesite, look for headstones being used to mark individual graves
    - Gravediggers tools have a limited number of charges, 50 to start, and a charge will be consumed with each successful dig
    - Gravediggers tools are both equippable for max fun, and a "Use RH" button appears with both of them equipped to easily press Q to start digging
    - Chances to obtain new rewards introduced in the form of titles, pet mounts and collectibles (what could they be?!?)
    - A few Halloween rares also have a chance to be obtained from now until 11/05, these are different than the Halloween Paragon drops

    - Forensic Evaluation changes:
    - Can be trained to 50 by the Gravedigger merchant
    - The skill can now be used to evaluate containers, live beings, and corpses
    - Already-picked containers can be inspected to reveal who has tampered with the lock
    - Player corpses can be inspected to see who murdered them, as well as if or who has disturbed the corpse, and lastly also revealing who/if someone else already inspected the corpse
    - Players can be inspected to reveal what NPC guild they are a member of, most importantly the Thieves Guild

    - Related general changes:
    - Q & E buttons will now be hidden if they do not have an ability assigned, as opposed to always showing a blank hotbar button(s)
    - The Q button will now show "Use RH" when you equip an object that doesn't have an ability, use this to double-click the object equipped in your right hand
    - Merchants that train skills will now have a context menu option (right-click menu) for each skill they train to simplify the skill training process

That old annoying bug that causes your weight to be doubled sometimes when moving items around has been resolved.

From now until 11/05 Paragon monsters will have a chance to drop a special Halloween item. We have introduced 4 new Halloween masks that can be blessed and dyed, as well as 2 new Halloween single-use dye bottles for dying your costumes. Happy hunting!

Please visit the LoU TV Wiki Page at https://legendsofultima.gamepedia.com/LoU-TV

We've uploaded the answers to the questions we weren't able to get to on stream, and this will be where future episodes are given the same treatment. Thanks again for all of your questions, and we look forward to sharing more with you on our next stream!

Thanks for joining our stream today! Test Center is back online, and Wrong is available for testing. Head on up to the Britain Graveyard to find the portal to the entry.

To get back to Britain, you can of course Recall, or there is a portal south of the Wrong entry, down the road a little. Don't forget to give us some feedback over in #dungeon-wrong-feedback

It's been a while, however we're ready to get moving with our next stream! This will be scheduled for 10am EST/3pm UTC next Saturday 29th of August. If you can't make that time, don't worry, we'll be recording the stream and will make it available on YouTube after the fact, or you can watch the VOD on Twitch.

In the next day or two, we'll share a link that will let you ask questions in advance, in case you can't make it on the day. We plan to give you an update of where we are at overall, and look forward to sharing it with you.

Just a reminder, you can find us on Twitch at https://twitch.tv/legendsofultimaofficial

Test Center is back online for now, check the #test-center-patch-notes channel for recent changes

  • You can no longer use the Incognito spell while Polymorphed
  • An issue has been resolved allowing players to add more weight than a pack animal can hold
    - An issue has been resolved with being able to lock a container with a matching key nested inside of itself
    - An issue has been resolved with not being able to use auto-stacking with locked down containers
    - You can no longer open a locked container even if you have the key to open it, you must unlock the container first
    - You can no longer open a locked container using Telekinesis
    - Container windows will now automatically close when you lock the container
    - You can no longer perform auto-stacking or resource stacking to containers that are inside of a locked container
    - All containers inside of a container that is being locked will now automatically have their resource stacking options cleared
  • An issue has been resolved that causes banned player vendors to automatically be moved back to the plot and decay removed on server restart
    - Player vendor state 'On Strike' renamed to 'Decaying'

Hello everyone, recently the response times for help requests or emails have been a little slower than usual. We apologize if you've had to wait for a while to get a reply from us. We handle issues in the order they are received normally and sometimes it can take time to review, research and to reply back to everyone.

In some cases we have noticed that issues are resolved before we are able to help, which is great! So we want to thank all of you experienced players for your participation with helping others solve common issues, and also thank you for your patience when reaching out to staff.

Live has been updated to include a change from Britannia which causes mount stamina to not drain during a PvP timer.

We would like to remind all players of the Terms of Service that you agree to when connecting to any Legends of Aria-based product. Those Terms of Service can be found here:

https://www.legendsofaria.com/terms-and-conditions/

Please be advised that in all cases, we fully support immediate action taken on any violation of these terms of service, up to and including banning any accounts that participate in said violation. In addition, in order to protect the project and its affiliations, we will not enter into any further discussion on this topic, public or otherwise.

Thank you for your understanding on this important matter.

An issue preventing guildmasters from seeing the Guildmaster Title option from the Guild Menu has been resolved

The update has been completed and the server is now on the latest version, please make sure you have the latest version intalled to connect to LOU.

Thanks to everyone that attended the stream and submitted questions. If you missed out, don't worry! The stream recording should be available soon, keep an eye out for it at https://youtube.com/c/stimwalt

Happy belated Canada Day & US Independence Day everyone! Make sure to log in sometime before 7/5 12:00am UTC to claim your fireworks wand to celebrate with. Stay safe!