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.

What are you doing reading this? Go play!

As promised, here is our transition plan. Please do read it in its entirety. There's a lot to take in, and hopefully we've provided enough detail for you to both plan the transition, and understand why we are going down the path that we are. We look forward to seeing you in the real Britannia!

https://web2.legendsofultima.online/lou-transition-plan.pdf

Thank you all so much for joining us on stream this evening. It was great to see over 70 of you turn out to listen to us tell jokes about Cove.

The launch is imminent! Mark June 20 in your diaries. We will also have the detailed transition plan in your hands within 24 hours, and Test Center will open to the public shortly after that.

Thanks again to all of our players, new and old. We couldn't have done it without you.

It's been a long time coming, but finally... we are ready for LoU TV Episode 3! There has been a colossal amount of work put in by the team over the last few months to prepare us for the transition to the Britannia map, and we are finally ready to pull back the covers and give you all a sneak peek.

So join us next weekend over at https://www.twitch.tv/legendsofultimaofficial/ - 10am EST/2pm UTC, Saturday 17th April.

See you there!

The Easter Bunny has hid his last egg for the season! Any remaining eggs may remain in the world until the end of the day, at the next scheduled restart. Thanks to everyone who participated and we hope you had some fun.

Happy Easter from the LOU Family! Easter Eggs are being spawned around the world for you to search for that may yield some special holiday goodies. Eggs are spawned in all regions except Frozen Tundra and dungeons. Happy hunting and may you have an eggcelent Easter weekend!

Apologies all, a critical maintenance task is taking longer than expected. Will advise as soon as we're back online. Current estimate is another 15-20 minutes. Thank you for your patience.

Maintenance has finished early and the server is available for login. Please note, as per the previous message, subsequent maintenance/restart periods from today onwards will take 15 minutes. The scheduled time is 9am UTC, and service will be restored by 9:15am UTC.

This evening's maintenance and restart window will extend up to one hour while additional tasks are performed to cater for back end infrastructure changes. Moving forward from today, nightly maintenance windows will be a fixed 15 minute period. That is to say, the server will go offline at 9am UTC as usual, and return to service at 9:15am UTC, unless otherwise noted here in the #news channel.

We are back. Please note that due to some back end infrastructure changes, if you previously used the shortcut to access our server, i.e.:

cluster1.shardsonline.com:5150

You should now change to use the following:

connect.uo4.life:5001

Thanks for your patience, and happy gaming!

Due to an issue with the US cluster, we are currently offline. There is no ETA to restoration at this time. There will be another update as soon as we know more.

Apologies for the inconvenience, and thank you for your patience.

The login server for US servers will be undergoing scheduled maintenance on March 30th at 4pm UTC and is expected to last 2 hours. The server will remain online but new connections may not be accepted during the outage window.

Today marks the last day of the Winter Events for 2020. Thanks to everyone that has participated! Due to this, the special winter drops will stop dropping after tonight. For those of you that enjoy ice fishing, don't worry! We've added some new items to obtain with ice fishing, as well as a few new additions to SOS loot.

Test Center will be offline for an indefinite period while we.. do things! We'll advise here when it's back online.

The server is back online and the following patch has been applied: https://legendsofultima.gamepedia.com/Fishing_Update_December_2020

Make sure to try out the new /macro command to help with repetitive tasks

Frozen Tundra has been populated with wildlife and some wandering healers throughout.

Due to some major backend changes with the Legends of Aria architecture, we need to temporarily retire the Covetous and Destard dungeons. This will allow us to proceed with the latest LoA upgrade, including moving to a new Unity platform, which in turn lets us push ahead with our plans for the Britannia map.

Rest assured they will return in the near future. If you have characters that are logged out inside Covetous or Destard, those characters will automatically be ejected if you try to log them in. Once the regions are removed entirely, you should be prompted for a town when you try to log them in.

Thanks as always for your patience while we work through these latest challenges. Keep an eye on #news for a notice around the upgrade, at which time you'll need to update your clients as well.

Frozen Tundra is now open! Throughout the rest of the month creatures spawned in the Frozen Tundra will have a chance to drop Winter Event collectibles. There will be new monsters, mini-champs and champs to contend with. New armour and weapons to collect as well as dozens of new collectible items.

The region will be open indefinitely and is housing-enabled allowing players to place houses. Soon we will be adding the new snowy house models provided by LOA!

That's not all! In the coming days we will also be adding Fishing Updates, Ice Fishing, and the in-game Macro System! See the full details at: https://legendsofultima.gamepedia.com/Fishing_Update_December_2020

But what about Britannia?! Well don't worry we haven't lost focus on the new map, as the team has been working steadily on that as well. While we don't have anything new to show you today, we may have some further updates coming soon. Keep your eyes peeled, and in the meantime please enjoy the Winter festivities!