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.

During the next scheduled restart in about 20 minutes, we'll be upgrading the server to the latest version. Be sure to grab the latest client as this solves a desync issue and possibly other things. Client upgrade is not required however, so you may still log in with the old client until you've downloaded the new one.

The previously reported Known Issue involving animations, effects, sounds not working in the latest client is now resolved in this newer version.

It's time! Britannia (well, Britain and its surrounds) is up on test server! A few things to be aware of:

This is still an early build, there will be things to fix. Feel free to report those in #britannia-chat
This is currently just Britain town itself, and only West Britain, along with the surrounding areas (Graveyard, farms, northwest forest)
The spawning/merchants are placeholders for the most part. There's a bunch of refinement still to be done
Did we mention there will be issues? There WILL be issues! Constructive feedback is appreciated.
Known issues:

This is what we are tracking so far. No need to report these:

Current Known Issues (01/16/20):

- Some textures missing, or temporary.
- Some Structures are missing or temporary (Ongoing effort, buildings, stairs, other)
- Some Structure Walls aren't 'pixel perfect' and may show tiny gaps.
- Cave Lighting needs tweaking
- Ocean Water is too dark (Fixed in next build)
- Some Britain Building Roofs have rogue pieces that won't disappear (Fixed in next build)
- Few buildings not finished (Placeholder) (Fixed in next build)
- Some Doors are darker than normal (Fixing)
- Slight performance hit at night (Lighting!) (Looking into optimizing this)
- World Spawns are not finalized, the current spawns are temporary and are being replaced with a permanent system

Wanna show off your PvP skills, earn bragging rights, and collect a unique prize? We are hosting a 1v1 PvP tournament! This tournament is slightly different than traditional tournament rules so please be sure to read the rules carefully, then sign up at the link below! Please forward any questions to Scout or Smokey Rust.
Good luck, and GIT GUD
Sign-up ends January 10th, 2020 at 8PM EST.
Rules and Sign-up:
https://forms.gle/dSiaueJnXRRAPEie7

After being murdered, players should now, again, be given the option to punish or forgive a murder.

We just wanted to take a moment to remind everyone of our Natural Disasters policy with LOU Housing. If you or someone you know that plays LOU is affected by a Natural Disaster or other hardship in which they will be unable to access LOU for an extended time, please reach out and we will be happy to hold your accounts plots until you are able to reach them again. With every month revealing a new natural disaster on our planet, we cannot express our sympathy enough for those affected.

  • an issue has been resolved with earth elementals not decaying properly
    - an issue with poison not doing damage to hidden players in some cases has been resolved

Happy New Year everyone!

This is a quick note to say that we do read each and every bit of feedback we get, whether it's a bug, a suggestion, or a report of player misconduct. However, as we are a team of volunteers that do this for free in our spare time, who all have lives and families, it is simply not possible to respond to all of the reports that we get (and there are many!). Please do remember that this is not a commercial server, and no one is paid to do what we do.

In particular, please be assured that we investigate every report of player misconduct and take them very seriously. When required, we take the appropriate action against those players. While it may not always be visible to you, please be assured we do action each and every one of these.

Lastly, we'd like to remind everyone that if you have concerns with any actions of staff, then the correct escalation path is to email [email protected] - once again, we cannot guarantee a response to any emails sent to this address, however be assured they are read and actioned as required.

Thank you all once again for your support, and we look forward to sharing with you all the new features we have planned for 2020!

There appears to be an issue with some or all in-game feedback reports (bug reports) not being received. We're looking into the issue. In the meantime you can use the Discord Feedback Bot to submit bugs, as those are still being received.

We would like to remind all players that, as per the rules you agreed to when first logging into our server, exploiting bugs/glitches etc is not allowed. In some cases, after a thorough investigation, the effect of a particular exploit may be so game breaking that we have no choice but to react with severe consequences to those players involved.

We do not take these decisions lightly, and of course we would prefer to avoid these situations at all costs. If you do encounter a bug that results in being exploitable, please do report via /bug in game and we will do our best to address it ASAP. Thank you for your understanding.

Covetous and Destard have been fixed, and are available to play again.

We are aware some folks have lost some house contents following the deployment of the 12/8 patch. We sincerely apologize for any losses that this caused. We do not take lost progress lightly and you should know that we're sorry it happened. We do our best to heavily test each change and take measures to prevent losses as best as possible. Occasionally unforseen circumstances do occur, and we normally do our best to recover from them. In this case we were unable to intercept the issue in time to perform a rollback and address it. We thank you for your support and understanding.

The server is now using the latest version of the LOA client. Please make sure to download the latest client to play.

There are a few known issues from this update:
- Covetous and Destard dungeons are purple/pink in appearance and have been disabled until we have had a chance to resolve
- Some trees/rocks may report "Too far", if you find that there are more than 'a couple' of these please let us know, but for the most part should be correct
- Trees that were previously hidden on plots may re-appear, please use a Tree Removal Shovel from an Architect vendor to try and hide it

Thanks to everyone that has taken time to fill out the Player Survey. We appreciate your time and value your feedback!

Please take a few minutes to fill out our survey: https://forms.gle/H7gAujnCdVspLF996

The stablemasters have started to slowly restock their inventory.

Due to a union-related issue, Stable Masters are not able to sell any animals at this time. We hope the result of their strike is that they are remunerated fairly and equitably, and they can return to providing a service that we all appreciate very much in the near future.

Please be reminded that claiming to be a staff member of LoU or LOA when you are not is considered a violation of our rules under Communication and Player Conduct - Part 6 which is publicly visible at https://legendsofultima.gamepedia.com/Server_Rules -- if someone does not have the Staff role in Discord or does not appear in-game with a Yellow name and Counselor/Guild Master title then they are most likely not a staff member.

Also please be reminded that this is one of the reasons, for security, that we do not provide support via Discord. Please make sure to report suspected rule violations via an in-game page, or an email to [email protected] -- this is the only way to be sure you are speaking to a member of the LOU Team.

In order to evaluate a potential performance concern, World Chat will remain disabled for a few days while we collect further data. Thanks for your patience.

Claire the Pilgrim, found in Magincia, offers some of her festive wares for trade. Seek out festive turkeys in the Eastern Frontier for what she seeks. (Event runs until 01 Dec at 1200 EST)

The patch posted in #test-center-patch-notes has been delayed for some time. The changes will remain on our Test Center for further testing. Thanks for your patience and helping with testing. :)