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.

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 updated to a new platform and will be available soon, as such the legacy wiki is currently in Maintenance Mode. New contributions to the legacy wiki may not survive the migration, so please avoid making changes at this time. Thank you!

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!

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.

  • Fixed stackables not stacking when dropping objects onto containers directly
    - Added prevention for dropping objects to healthbars, this is not intended
    - Added prevention for mounting pets you cannot control over 30 difficulty
    - Removed ability to use Stack Contents on containers within player vendors
    - Fixed some stationed guards not responding to combat
    - Added prevention for using Forensic Eval against invalid corpses, or corpses that are part of the world
    - Added Vendor Glue so vendors will stop wandering for short duration while players interact with them

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.

The Vorpal Easter Bunny that spawns when opening an easter egg nest was not intended to be tameable and they have been updated to reflect that, and any existing tames removed. Subsequently, if you had tamed and stored one on a pet broker, the pet broker should now be updated as well. Sorry for the confusion! We'll try to be more careful about things like this in the future. grimacing

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.

An issue was resolved with using the Restock Reagents option with town vendors, if they are sold out of one or more of the items, causing players to be charged without receiving items. Please let us know if you encounter any other issues with the vendors.