Legends of Ultima is now known as Shards of Britannia

We are aware of the issue with the official map and are working to resolve it. Thanks for your patience.

The interactive map has now moved to:

https://map.legendsofultima.online

Please update your bookmarks! We have also updated the wiki.

The issue with the official map has been resolved, and it is now available again.

We are doing a restart for some updates. We'll be back shortly.

The transition to Britannia is almost complete! Britannia has been live since June 20th, 2021 and the new world is thriving!

There are still some of you who have not made the transfer yet. Don't worry, you still have some time. Celador will remain online until August 1, 2021, we will share a more...

Our website has had a facelift and we've also added new Forums to help with organizing communications. You're all welcome to join and begin discussing on the forums if you wish. Website: https://legendsofultima.online - Forums: https://forums.legendsofultima.online

The wiki is currently being upd...

We are moving things around briefly, and the website that serves custom assets is temporarily unavailable, please try again in a few minutes. Sorry for the inconvenience.

This evening's maintenance window will be approx. 30 minutes instead of the usual 15. Thanks as always for your patience.

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!

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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...

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....

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...

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...

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 Brit...

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.

T...

We are pleased to announce that Legends of Ultima will be launching our 2020 Winter Event this Sunday 13th December at 11:00am EST

The event this year is different to previous years and we are proud to announce that we will be opening the Frozen Tundra for our players to enjoy.

There will be new...

We have enabled a higher verification setting for the Discord to prevent abuse. If you were affected by this please know we did not single you out, but you just need to either A) verify your phone number on your Discord account or B) send us an email requesting an exception at [email protected]

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 th...

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!

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

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.

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

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 sha...

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...

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 VO...

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

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 repl...

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...

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...

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. Me...

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!

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...

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!

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...

  • Every Saturday is PVP Saturday on Legends of Ultima Test Center from 10AM - 12PM EST!
    - Staff will not necessarily bring down Production during these events, unless we need a focused test!
    - Bring It! Fight Saturdays from 10AM-12PM EST on LoU TC!

We're aware of an issue with these systems whereby it is saying the tree or rock is 'Too far'. We'll advise when it has been resolved.

Legends of Ultima is now running on server 0.9.3, you'll need to update your clients. If you are running the standalone client, run the launcher to update. Steam will of course update automatically (without even asking you!).

The main server is now offline for the Test Center scheduled event! Please join us on Test Center. The main server will remain offline until the conclusion of the event, roughly 3 hours.

  • UO Map Test Center Brawl - Saturday 2/15 @ Noon EST
    - Group fights found around Brit Bridge, or anywhere if you are Factioned up.
    - 1v1 Duels are held in the new dueling zone area found via a Portal near Brit Bridge.
    - Monster spawns will be at the Brit GY for PvE/Tamer system testing.
    - Brand ne...

We are experiencing a technical issue with the server and are offline temporary while we work to resolve it. We appreciate your patience during the downtime. Test Center has been brought up a non-saving state so that you can log in there and mess around in the meantime. We'll let you know as soon as...

  • Production Coming Down Tomorrow at 8AM EST for the LoU Test Center Brawl Event (2/8)!
    - Join The Battle! All Skills/Stats/Gear/Items are Free.
  • Production Coming Down Tomorrow at 8AM EST for the LoU Test Center Brawl Event (2/7)!
    - Join The Battle!

Sorry folks, we've received notice of a minor data corruption in the save during the last reboot cycle and we need to bring the server down and roll the save back prior to the previous reboot. It's about 3 hours ago, we're very sorry for the loss of time, but appreciate your understanding. We'll be...

Join us on Twitch to watch the final rounds of our PvP tournament unfold! Hosted by our ambassador, Scrubbo!!

Streaming now at:
https://www.twitch.tv/scrubb0

We're excited to announce that an extensive combat overhaul is now available for testing on our test center. This is a large update which brings many of the combat systems in Legends of Ultima closer to our roots in Ultima Online's early eras.

An overview of these changes can be found on our wiki he...

Server's back up! Thanks for your patience through the unexpected downtime.

Crafting and the economy are top priorities for us to address with our move to Britannia. Our aim is to recenter the economy around players and the goods they can produce. We want to move closer to our roots in UO and then build on top of that with our own additions. To do this we will be implementi...

Hi Folks,

TLDR? See the last few lines at the end of the article.

Firstly, thank you as always for your patronage and doing what you do to support us and our development efforts. We are a little unique in terms of our game and platform, in that we are in development (early access) while you all pu...

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 down...

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 surround...

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 t...

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...

  • 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 sim...

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 wit...

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 measure...

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 tr...

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...

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. :)

Service has been restored.

A quick note regarding the skill bonus that we have enabled post rollback - it is a 10% bonus on the base gain, so you won't see it reflected in skillgaindebug. The increase is already applied to the first percentage shown.

Further to our previous announcement, we have found the root cause for the data loss issue and implemented a hotfix. We expect to restore service shortly after this announcement.

Unfortunately, in order to address the issue, we need to perform a rollback. This is necessary in order to ensure data...

We have identified the data loss issue and expect to restore service shortly. Unfortunately, in order to address the issue, we need to perform a rollback. This is necessary in order to ensure data integrity moving forward, as ideally we want to maintain our 'no wipe' stance at all costs. We have...

Due to a potential data loss situation, the server is being taken offline. There is no ETA for restoration of services at this time. Thank you for your patience.

Next Friday, Nov 8th, at a time to be determined, we will be applying a patch that will prevent players from moving/rotating locked down objects outside the bounds of their plot. At that time, an autofix will be applied detecting any pre-existing objects that are out of the plot bounds and moving th...

After the defeat of Mr. Vorhees, The Mad Scientist has vowed to destroy all! They await in Wyvern's rest (once every few hours). Good luck

Halloween coffins now spawn near Juka Isle and Scorched Print Halloween spawns. Inside you will find increased Candy corn drop chances, rare monsters and the chance for a rare Halloween item.

As part of LoU's Halloween events Danyc the Candy Goblin has arrived in Nujel'm. Check out areas around Gazer Isle, The Dunes, Scorched Print and Wyvern's Rest to acquired his much needed Halloween Candy! Danyc has various Halloween items to trade, but will only be in town until 1 Nov. Stay tuned...

We are actively looking to bring several Discord moderators on board to help the rest of the team with the Discord server. If you think you'd fit that bill, please drop in an application via:

https://www.legendsofultima.online/jointheteam

We look forward to hearing from you!

The House Design contest for the Britannia map has officially kicked off! If your design is successful, it could be immortalised in Legends of Ultima for everyone to use.

See #submissions-house-design-contest for details. Good luck!

Since we are about to enter a new month, and with seeing the news of even more extreme weather and natural disasters happening around the globe every week, I wanted to remind everyone of our Vacation Hold policy.

If you are in any position where you cannot get to the game for an extended time, whet...