Out of growing interest from the public for the team to do a Q&A or AMA, or a live discussion, we've setup this forum to organize questions and answers: https://qa.shardsofbritannia.com

Communicating there will be more manageable since everyone can engage in their own time. Given the volunteer nature of the team, plus the fact that our community is entirely global, there is no need to worry about schedules with this format.

Please write your questions about the project there and the team will try to answer when we have time. Read more: https://qa.shardsofbritannia.com/d/2-questions-answers-guidelines

There appears to be an unexpected outage with the Legends of Aria login server, preventing players from logging into the game currently. We've alerted Citadel Studios and hope the issue is resolved quickly, thanks for your patience!

If you play Shards of Britannia from Steam and have either:

  1. not yet migrated your LOA Steam account to a standalone account where you log into the game with your email address and password instead of Steam
  2. have attempted to migrate your LOA Steam account but have had issues or it is incomplete

If you meet either of the above conditions, please fill out this form https://forms.gle/gMkPMmFS8fw2ep4r8 and we will help assess any available options to try and assist you.

Please Note: You will not hear from us immediately after submitting this form, but we will reach out after we've had time to assess the situation, determine what options are available, and what the best course of action would be. We appreciate your patience!

We're aware of ongoing lag issues, particularly in the Britain region. Please bear with us while we work through identifying the root cause and hopefully finding a fix ASAP. At this time, leaving the affected region and returning ~15 minutes later should result in a better experience in most cases.

Thank you for your patience.

We have some exciting changes planned for Shards of Britannia, and as a first step, we will soon be 'launching' our own customised game launcher. More details on that will follow when it is time (When It's Done!).

Due to this change, Steam accounts will no longer work. If you are still using Steam to log into any of your accounts, then please read the following:

  1. You need to be able to log into your account from the standard (non-Steam) client. If you can do this already, you can stop reading!
  2. If you're not sure, log in to Shards of Britannia using Steam and type /accountid - it should show you an ID in the format "xx-xxxx"
  3. Download the non-Steam client. We have a direct link available at https://shardsofbritannia.com/play - follow those instructions to get up and running
  4. Try logging in using your account ID (the ID you found in step #2 above) and your password.
  5. If none of this works, you will need to contact Citadel Studios to properly migrate your account. More details are available in our news article here: https://shardsofbritannia.com/news/legends-of-aria-steam-de-listing

Please help spread the word about this pending change with your guilds and other friends that play. We don't want anyone to be left behind on the Steam client! These are exciting times for us and this new launcher and associated technologies will open up many possibilities. Onwards and upwards!

This is a reminder that Santa will officially be going on vacation starting on Feb 1st, 2023. Make sure to wrap up any pending trades or purchases, as Santa will be at his beach house until next season!

All of the awards have been delivered to winners & participants of the Winter House Decoration Contest of 2022. Thanks again to everyone for participating! We can't wait to see what you come up with next time. Until then, happy decorating!

The vote is in for the Winter House Decoration Contest!

Firstly, we loved ALL of your creations! You all have some fantastic scenes and designs and it was a blast to look through all the houses and decorations. Thanks for sharing your time with us and participating. Now let's get down to business.

The staff and the public have voted and here are the winners:

  • Taria: Staff Choice (holiday)
  • Spacestripe: Staff Choice (general)
  • Goldfinger: People's Choice (holiday)
  • Zarnack: People's Choice (general)

Participants get:

  • special house sign with engraving

And winners get their choice of ONE of the following:

  • Customized Reindeer Antlers, three special colors to pick from (wearable deer mask with engraving)
  • Customized Santa Chair (candy cane chair furniture deed with engraving)
  • choice of 1 item from Santa vendor, not customized

Winners: The staff will open a private thread with you in Discord to arrange the award of your choice

Participants: The staff will lock down your custom sign at your house soon!

This faction pillar has been split into its own region as a test case. It's in the same location, however you'll now transition out of Minoc proper and into this new region when going to this Faction Pillar.

Please let us know of any weirdness, however we expect this should greatly improve the performance of this pillar. All going well, we will look to do the same for other pillars in the future.

Winter Holiday House Decoration Contest voting has begun for the People's Choice categories, please cast your votes in https://discord.com/channels/369023244038045697/1054518657411190864/1065067764458467388

This is a reminder that the following events are coming to an end at 9:00 AM UTC on Jan 15th:

  • Winter Bazaar (vendors next to Windemere bank)
  • Christmas Candy Cane Conundrum (Elf camps & Xmas Paragons)
  • House Decoration Contest (deadline)

If you still have a vendor rented at the Bazaar when the deadline passes, the vendor's equipment, gold & contents will be moved to your account vault, and you will receive a notice in-game to retrieve it.

Santa will remain at his workshop until the end of the month to give players time to wrap up any pending trades & purchases, however, the Elf Camps and Christmas Paragons will no longer spawn.

The staff will take 1 week after the House Deco Contest deadline to vote on the winners & to do a public People's Choice vote, please stay tuned for more about that.

We hope you've enjoyed this season's activities, and thanks to everyone who has participated.

Citadel Studios has pushed a new client update, and we understand that a few folks are having trouble updating. The client update is not mandatory, so you can simply run ‘Legends of Aria.exe’ directly from the game folder to bypass the launcher, and create a shortcut icon to make this easier.

Our guide at https://wiki.shardsofbritannia.com/play recommends this method and has more detail. If pain persists, you can download a full version of the client here: https://cdn.legendsofaria.com/Legends%20of%20Aria-1.4.1.0.zip - this same link is also available on the Legends of Aria dashboard, under the 'Problems running the patcher?' link, though we expect this to be updated to 1.4.11 in the coming days.

There appears to be an outage with the LOA Login Server and we've alerted Citadel Studios of the issue. We hope it's resolved quickly, but in the meantime, players will be unable to connect to any servers. We'll alert you as soon as it's been restored, thanks for your patience

The Necromancer vendor and Krampus, they did team, To bring some spooky creatures to the scene. But don't miss out, on these limited-edition beasts, The undead reindeer mounts, they're sure to feast, On your desire for adventure and thrill.

Act fast, for these mounts won't stay around, For long, they'll be gone, without a sound. Don't let this chance pass you by, To ride on the back of an undead reindeer mount, high.

So visit the Necromancer vendor's shop, And don't let these beasts come to a stop, From being yours, for a limited time, Don't miss out, on these fearsome beasts of mine.

It's time for a Winter House Decorating Contest, Snow us what you've got! Winners will be picked for the following categories: 1) Best Holiday decorations 2) Best non-holiday decorations 3) People's choice

View & Post entries in Discord: https://discord.gg/c4pWJPyrcW

Awards will be revealed in the coming days, stay tuned!

The deadline to enter is Jan 1st, 2023 & winners will be announced by Jan 8th

UPDATE: The deadline has been changed from Jan 1st to Jan 8th, winners announced the 15th

Santa's grateful for your help this year, The elves and candy canes, you've made it clear, That you'll do what it takes to save the day, And so, as a thank-you, Santa's lowering the price, hurray!

But oh no, a gust of wind has blown, Some gifts away, they're now scattered and sown, Throughout Dagger Isle, they're hard to find, But with your help, we'll gather them, that's no lie.

Beware the Paragon monsters too, They're spreading out, that much is true, But don't be afraid, have courage and might, Together we'll defeat them, it'll be all right.

So come on, let's search high and low, For the scattered gifts, let's make them grow, In number once more, let's make them shine, Thanks to you, it'll all work out just fine.

Winter monsters, mean and cold, Have come to take the candy canes, so bold. They've taken all the sweets, it's quite a feat, But fear not, for we can save Christmas, complete.

The Elves, they need the candy canes to make presents bright, But without them, Santa's workshop won't be right. The monsters have set up encampments all around, On Dagger Isle, the players must be found.

Beware the Paragon monsters in the Daily Dungeon too, They'll try to stop you, there's no doubt it's true. But don't be afraid, have courage and might, Slay the monsters, retrieve the candy canes, and all will be right.

Bring the candy canes to Santa at his workshop with glee, He'll trade them for gifts, just wait and see. Thanks to you, the Elves can work once more, And presents will be made, that's for sure.

So go forth, brave players, and do your part, Retrieve the candy canes and bring them to Santa's heart. The monsters may be mean, but you are strong, You'll defeat them, and all will be right before too long.

Happy holidays and merry Christmas to you all, Thanks for your help, we'll have a ball. Saving Christmas may be tough, but we'll do our best, With your help, we'll pass this wintery test.

In order to make room for the Snowball Fight arena Santa's Workshop has been moved to the bigger island nearby, but not attached to, Dagger Isle. You can get to this island from the Dagger Mountains tunnel.

Wondering when you'll get gifts? More news coming soon regarding more holiday treats and activities!

Santa's Mailbox has popped up at Windemere bank. Players can write a Note and place it in the mailbox to be delivered to Santa's Workshop at the North Pole! Santa may write you back, and you may be able to visit his workshop in the coming days if you've been good this year!

Autumn has ended & winter has arrived! Bazaar vendor deeds have been placed around Windemere bank, on Dagger Isle, for the Winter Bazaar. Winter Bazaar vendors will be available until 1/15/23. A snowy tunnel has been dug between Windemere and West Britain for easy access throughout the event. Happy trading!