Legends of Ultima is now known as Shards of Britannia

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...

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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...

  • 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...

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.

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 c...

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.

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.

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...

  • An issue with torches not behaving consistently has been resolved; torches have all been moved over to a new Torch slot, and a button for it added to the paperdoll
    - Attempting to purchase items from player vendors will no longer only consume gold from the bank if the purchase is over 3000gp, inst...
  • An issue with some players getting stuck inside of the ice fishing huts has been resolved
    - An issue has been solved with adding a large amount of potions to a keg resulting in improper amount of empty bottles being returned
    - Empty bottles have been moved out of potion recipes and instead will...
  • An issue with the winter hair dye not working for female characters has been resolved
  • An issue has been resolved sometimes causing Fishing related actions to report "You are already Fishing"

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

  • An issue with fishing nets not working when using one from a stack has been resolved
    - An issue with the Macro Creator overriding floating hotbar icons has been resolved
    - The Blacksmith model houses have been retired due to a bug which only affects newly placed houses. If you already have a bla...

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]

  • Agressive rats should now ignore mobile collision/shove mechanics, if there are other small critters that do not ignore please send bug reports
    - An issue with group messages sometimes referring to payers as "nil" has been resolved
    - Group members should no longer trigger "... has logged in/out"...
  • An issue causing players to be unable to purchase pets from pet brokers has been resolved
  • An issue causing some vendor interactions not to work, most notably with the stablemasters, has been resolved
  • An issue that sometimes causes mobs to decay while fighting them should be resolved
    - An issue with Peacemaking not playing music sounds when succeeding has been resolved
    - You are no longer able to initiate a transfer for a pet that the target would unable to control
    - Player vendor interact win...
  • An issue has been resolved with casting spells and then pressing escape to clear the target cursor not properly clearing the spell-loaded flag
  • The missing messages for bard abilities has been added by popular demand
  • Another issue with Discordance not working sometimes has been resolved
    - An issue that sometimes causes another player's name to be used for Maker's Mark while crafting items should be resolved. If you encounter this further please let us know.
    - An issue with the price tooltip not being applied...

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...

  • Characters will now have a "Player Settings" right-click option to access the character's settings
    - A new option has been added to the Settings window, Other tab, "Show Target Previews" which will be disabled by default, when enabled will show object preview when unpacking deeds on a house plot...
  • An issue with mob AI causing mobs to sometimes freeze indefinitely after spawning should now be resolved
  • An issue with Discordance being prevented from applying to some mobs erroneously has been resolved
    - Bard effect break range has been increased moderately to extend the distance allowed from mobs before the effects will break
    - An issue with monsters attacking the bard after being provoked shoul...
  • An issue has been solved preventing the Carpentry window Tools option from working.
  • Player vendors will now keep track of the most recent 30 items sold on the vendor, allowing you to view when/what/how much items sold for; to view recent sales choose Interact --> Collect Gold
    - You can now set a filled contained as Not For Sale (price 0), after which you will be prompted to sele...

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!

  • An issue with "Freeze Title" not working in the Titles window, which was causing titles to change frequently while gaining skills, has been resolved

https://legendsofultima.gamepedia.com/Patch_10/27/2020

Bard abilities have had an optimization pass:
- An issue causing monsters that have been provoked to continue attacking the bard instead has been resolved, mostly
- You can now Provoke beings against players or pets although it may be a criminal...

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

  • Player vendors have been converted over to a new Speech Prompt to set prices for items being added to sale from chat versus a window
    - As requested, we will be working soon to add mass price-setting for items in a container
    - An issue with skeletal mounts decaying after taming them has been resol...
  • Books will now have the words "a book titled: " added to the front of their name when being renamed, and any existing books, that have been renamed, have also have their names changed
    - An issue with the war-torn warg ethereal not mounting when using it has been resolved; stuck ethereal statues w...
  • An issue that would cause items to sometimes get stuck to the cursor due to picking up/dropping items rapidly has been resolved

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.

  • An issue with not being able to mill some items has been resolved
  • Nightsight has been optimized and should provide the brightest daylight while using it, and it should persist through logouts and region transfers
    - Nightsight will now end and prevent stormy weather while under the effect
    - Nightsight duration has been reduced from 60+ minutes to 20 minutes max...
  • Scissors auto-salvaging contents of a container will now skip cutting cloth to bandages
    - Wooden club and black staff can now be salvaged for wood
    - Target closest enemy command (/targ enemy) will now avoid selecting same group/guild players and their pets
    - An issue with Runebooks sometimes cau...

General fixes and changes:
- An issue with gravedigging monsters sometimes becoming frozen and defenseless has been optimized, let us know if it continues
- Mounts will now have invisibility broken when being mounted
- You can no longer use the mount command to mount an invisible pet
- You can no...

  • An issue causing Gravedigging to sometimes produce nothing while consuming a charge has been resolved
    - Gravedigging now has a chance to produce pumpkins that can be carved into jack o lanterns

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

  • In the spirit of Halloween, Gravedigging has been introduced & Forensic Evaluation re-written. A time will be scheduled and announced sometime today/this weekend to publish this to the live server.

    Gravedigging:
    - Requires 80 Mining and 80 Forensic Evaluation to begin using
    - Must purchas...

That old annoying bug that causes your weight to be doubled sometimes when moving items around has been resolved.

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

  • You can no longer use the Incognito spell while Polymorphed
  • An issue has been resolved allowing players to add more weight than a pack animal can hold
    - An issue has been resolved with being able to lock a container with a matching key nested inside of itself
    - An issue has been resolved with not being able to use auto-stacking with locked down containers...
  • An issue has been resolved that causes banned player vendors to automatically be moved back to the plot and decay removed on server restart
    - Player vendor state 'On Strike' renamed to 'Decaying'

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...

Live has been updated to include a change from Britannia which causes mount stamina to not drain during a PvP timer.

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...

An issue preventing guildmasters from seeing the Guildmaster Title option from the Guild Menu has been resolved

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...

  • Water Pitcher has been moved under Tools for the Tinkering skill.
    - Fixed a known durability bug with Water Pitcher.
  • An issue has been resolved with being unable to beg the town vendors
    - An issue has been resolved with double-clicking a forge and targeting a container not starting the auto-salvage process
    - Only items inside of the container at the time that auto-salvage was initiated will be processed, avoid...

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...

An issue has been resolved that was causing players to become frozen after changing the shape of their body using Polymorph spell and disguise kits and the spell and disguise kits have been re-enabled now.

An issue has been resolved with plot lockdowns causing items being released from a plot to not be removed from the Lockdown List. This affected things like plot re-sizing, as well as the number of lockdowns being reported incorrectly.

Existing pet deeds were originally scheduled to expire on 1/1/2020 but as you know we had delayed that to give people more time to claim them. Existing deeds will now expire on 6/15/2020 and existing deeds will be removed from the world at that time.

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!

Several performance and server stability fixes from Britannia have been applied to the live server.
- Fixed long standing server crash (Also affectionately known as poison bug to some)
- Improved performance of housing.
- Fixed a long standing bug that was causing greatly increased skill gains for t...

  • After suffering countless defeats over the last few months, Fangorn has recruited more capable Generals.
    - Fangorn will now not chase his enemies indefinitely

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...

  • The Group window has been optimized and should work more reliably now
    - "Group" option added to menu when right-clicking self while in a group, opens the Group window
    - Fixed an issue with Miasmas not stacking in some cases
    - Fixed issue with Kryss not being detected as bladed weapon for Skinni...

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!

  • Fixed an issue with not being able to add fish to gardening plants as fertilizer
    - Fixed an issue with the Gardening button from the skill window not detecting shovel in backpack properly
    - Fixed an issue with ore attempting to smelt erroneously when using Split Stack or other options
    - Optimiz...

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...

  • Fixed mage vendors not having Moss ingredient for sale
    - Fixed mage vendors selling improper staff, corrected to sell gnarled staff
    - Increased range for stable master speech commands
    - Fixed issue with not being able to steal blindly from pets
    - Fixed an issue with speech commands "i wish to rel...
  • Fixed an issue where self-healing pets do not heal themselves
    - Fixed an issue where vendors would forever say "I cannot afford to buy anything else" when trying to sell them goods
    - Increased the budget of Jeweler vendors by 2x
    - Added a pet deed handler at the Britain stables to uncache pets
    -...
  • Fixed an issue with Ethereals vendor not adding items to bill of sale
    - Fixed an issue with skills gaining on Summoned creatures, they are not meant to gain skills
    - Fixed an issue with recently released aggressive pets causing previous owner to receive criminal action when the released pet attack...
  • Fixed training dummy skill gains not working
    - Fixed murders not being able to be reported
    - Fixed Clothing Bless Deed not working for some items (there may be other clothes that need added, please let us know)
    - Fixed an issue with pets gaining skills they did not naturally have, like meditati...
  • The minimum amount of reagents offered by town vendors has been increased by 4x
    - Pets that cast, will begin casting beneficial spells while attacking again
    - Pets that cast, from the same owner, will now cast magic when attacking each other in order to assist with training their magic skills
    -...