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.

  • Water Pitcher has been moved under Tools for the Tinkering skill.
    - Fixed a known durability bug with Water Pitcher.
  • An issue has been resolved with being unable to beg the town vendors
    - An issue has been resolved with double-clicking a forge and targeting a container not starting the auto-salvage process
    - Only items inside of the container at the time that auto-salvage was initiated will be processed, avoiding any items added to the container after starting auto-salvage; This should resolve issues related to items being created in/moved into the container during salvaging causing some items to be salvaged even though they are not salvageable.

We are aware that many players are looking forward to "June 21st" based upon the most recent YouTube video stating that we hoped to have some big news by Spring 2020. This was not intended as an actual deadline, and was never meant to be received as such, as it was more of a hopeful projection. Meanwhile, as many of you are keenly aware, the "human malware" that has impacted the world, has impacted us too, and things have slowed for everyone. We will be avoiding making such projections in the future unless we are absolutely certain of timelines. Apologies for any unintentional confusion, but we appreciate your passion and excitement for the project! Stay safe.

An issue has been resolved that was causing players to become frozen after changing the shape of their body using Polymorph spell and disguise kits and the spell and disguise kits have been re-enabled now.

An issue has been resolved with plot lockdowns causing items being released from a plot to not be removed from the Lockdown List. This affected things like plot re-sizing, as well as the number of lockdowns being reported incorrectly.

Existing pet deeds were originally scheduled to expire on 1/1/2020 but as you know we had delayed that to give people more time to claim them. Existing deeds will now expire on 6/15/2020 and existing deeds will be removed from the world at that time.

A new version of the client has been made available and the server is now up to date. Please make sure you have the latest client installed, thank you!

Several performance and server stability fixes from Britannia have been applied to the live server.
- Fixed long standing server crash (Also affectionately known as poison bug to some)
- Improved performance of housing.
- Fixed a long standing bug that was causing greatly increased skill gains for the majority of skills. This is a return to originally intended values and not a balancing adjustment.

  • After suffering countless defeats over the last few months, Fangorn has recruited more capable Generals.
    - Fangorn will now not chase his enemies indefinitely

Welcome to May everyone!

Just want to drop by and give all of our dedicated supporters a big round of applause and thank you for continuing to support the project! In the past month we have been working on optimizing our infrastructure to prepare for the future, and we have also spent a lot of time cumulatively working towards the rest of our goals in the push to Britannia. Thanks to everyone that has helped with testing and participating in Test Center events. We'll keep working our hardest and hope to keep making you proud.

We know a lot of you are waiting to find out more about what to expect with the map change and many other changes coming with it, and we appreciate your patience while we continue to work all of that out. Thanks for being with us and remaining patient through our growth!

  • The Group window has been optimized and should work more reliably now
    - "Group" option added to menu when right-clicking self while in a group, opens the Group window
    - Fixed an issue with Miasmas not stacking in some cases
    - Fixed issue with Kryss not being detected as bladed weapon for Skinning purposes
    - Fixed cooked meat & cheese from Create Food being inedible
    - Fixed issue with player's real name showing when Snooping instead of the disguised name
    - Fixed issue with Whisper Window showing your name as the person who sent the whisper to you
    - Fixed an issue with removing a saddle from a horse causing two deeds to be created
    - Fixed an issue with some players becoming stuck and unable to log in after logging out while their character was a Ghost
    - Corrected tooltip for lockpicks from showing the tooltip for scissors
    - Fixed an issue with Ethereal Bear not being mountable
    - Temporarily disabled Gender Selection in the Polymorph spell and Disguise Kits to prevent a client-bug causing players to become frozen after changing their body shape
    - Fixed an issue with Notoriety becoming stuck sometimes when criminal

We should be all wrapped up with the maintenance reboots and the issue preventing ghost characters from logging in should be resolved. If you are still having an issue with login please let us know by emailing [email protected] or DM Gorgan. Thank you for your patience today!

Happy Easter everyone! Hope you have a safe holiday. Hop in game shortly for some festivities! :)

Thanks to various optimisations and improvements, we think we are finally in a good position to return to daily restarts. After the next server restart, subsequent restarts will be at 9am UTC daily. Yay!

  • Fixed an issue with not being able to add fish to gardening plants as fertilizer
    - Fixed an issue with the Gardening button from the skill window not detecting shovel in backpack properly
    - Fixed an issue with ore attempting to smelt erroneously when using Split Stack or other options
    - Optimized the skill window "Set Cap" button to make it more noticeable
    - Resolved an issue with numbers not being rounding when using the Skill Cap slider in the skill window

www.legendsofultima.online will be offline/out of service for some time while some back end maintenance is done. Thanks for your patience.

We are back online. Thanks for your patience.

During the next reboot window, which is approximately 3 hours from the timestamp of this message, the live server will remain offline while we perform some back end maintenance. This will take up to one hour.

Thank you for your patience.

With the pandemic currently affecting the whole planet, we just want to remind everyone about the LOU housing policy.

If you are in any position where you cannot get to the game for an extended time, please reach out to us, and we can consider your request to put your house into a Vacation Hold to prevent it from decaying in the normal timeframe.

Stay safe!

  • Fixed mage vendors not having Moss ingredient for sale
    - Fixed mage vendors selling improper staff, corrected to sell gnarled staff
    - Increased range for stable master speech commands
    - Fixed issue with not being able to steal blindly from pets
    - Fixed an issue with speech commands "i wish to release this" and "i wish to place a trash barrel"