Legends of Ultima is now known as Shards of Britannia

  • An issue with some pets being weaker than usual should be resolved
    - An issue with Blacksmith vendors not buying chainmail and some other items has been resolved
    - Mobile Collision-ish removed
    - If you see any vendors not buying/selling something as expected please let us know the specifics of t...

Hello everyone, we have finished applying the following patch to the main server: https://uo4.life/patchnotes - Thanks for your patience!

  • 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.

  • An issue with lockpicks not working that are sold by the Nujelm Treasure Hunting vendor has been resolved
  • 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...

  • An issue with any player being able to open an unlocked door on plot causing it to refresh regardless of permission has been resolved
    - An issue with Faction stones not activating properly has been resolved
  • An issue with the F button not toggling the Friends window has been resolved
    - An issue with Runebook cast charge not being interruptible has been resolved
    - Runebook cast charge spell text has been optimized to appear the same as if you are casting Recall
    - An issue with being able to duplicat...

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.

  • An issue with alerts not being received prior to an auto-restart occurring has been resolved
  • An issue with logout times lasting longer than expected has been resolved, changes as follows:
    - Logging out in a house you are at least friended to, or inside of a town inn, while not in combat against monsters or players, will now log you out instantly
    - Logging out anywhere else, or while in...

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...

  • An issue with some commands not working has been resolved: /myjail /enchant /myenchant -- if you find any other commands are not working please send a bug report, thanks.

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...

  • An issue has been resolved with Fish not being recognized with Gardening
  • A new command /refresh has been added to aid with some graphical glitches that occur occasionally; this command will freeze you in place for a couple of seconds, while refreshing the view of objects on your screen. This can help solve issues where a player appears naked and unmounted when they are...
  • an issue has been resolved with bandage buff-icon spam
    - an issue has been resolved with maker's mark being applied crafted items incorrectly or with someone else's name in some cases
  • Fishing while in a Guarded location will now only yield fish; for other Fishing rewards, you'll have to step out of Guards protection
  • An issue has been resolved with double clicking a fire beetle activating smelting ability instead of opening it's backpack as intended
  • An issue has been resolved causing mobs to sometimes continue attacking after a player becomes hidden; damage should still apply from delayed damage like Poison or other delayed spells, while hidden, but mobs should de-aggro properly now
  • An issue has been resolved causing the server to freeze in some cases when ejecting/banning mobs or yourself from a plot

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...

Santa has closed access to his workshop in order to start working on next Christmas. Bye Santa!

  • At last, the long-standing bug causing the server to freeze sometimes when players die while poisoned has been resolved

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.

  • An issue has been resolved preventing dead characters from using teleporters
  • Auto-unstuck and stuck command has had some general optimizations and you sould see improvement both with using the command and when the system detects you being stuck automatically -- please report if you notice any funky behavior with this
  • An issue has been resolved allowing anyone to open a Christmas Gift regardless of where the gift was located
    - We've received a couple of reports now regarding stacking items disappearing if trying to place a stack onto another stack inside of a container that is over capacity or over weight caus...

Santa's gate has closed in Britain, but the North Pole is still accessible (in and out) through the old entrance at the top of Serpent's Pass in very northern tip of Southern Rim.

Santa has opened up a portal to his workshop from Britain. Go visit him and see if he's got anything for you!

Merry Christmas to you all.

  • Slightly reduced the chance for mobs to spawn while looting a treasure chest
    - Added a leash to all mobs spawned by a treasure chest
    - Mobs spawned from looting the chest are no longer required to be killed to loot the rest of the box, initial spawn still needs to be killed first
    - Hidden playe...

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.

The issue with being unable to remove items from a locked down paragon chest has been resolved

  • The distance from which NPCs will catch thieves in the act and call Guards on them has been somewhat reduced
  • An issue preventing criminal timer from being refreshed during PVP combat has been resolved
    - Line-of-sight requirement for NPCs to call guards has been disabled for Stealing; normally the NPCs in town would wander around and change their perspective, making theiving more challenging and rewarding...

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...

A summary of the changes: Bolas, House Deco Changes, House Ban List, Salvaging (Smelting/Milling/Scissors), Repairing, Disguise Kits, Skinning -- Full notes can be viewed here: https://legendsofultima.gamepedia.com/Patch_12/8/2019

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...

Lockpicking success rates have been tweaked.

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

  • An issue was resolved with Archery continuing to shoot while players are moving
    - An issue was resolved allowing players to rapidly shoot bows by quickly unequipping and reequipping bows

    (This was meant to be posted sooner, but did not get published erroneously.)

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 temporary 10% bonus to skills has now been concluded and the gain chance will be restored to normal soon.

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.

  • An issue has been resolved preventing players from removing clothing from their own vendors
    - An issue has been resolved with the clothing bless deed not working with 2019 Halloween handouts

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...

  • An issue with Pet Brokers being moved on or off of house plot when decorating and moving/rotating items onto the same position as the vendor has been resolved

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.

An issue with players being unable to open the Plot Menu when the plot has a Guild assigned and the character is in a different guild than is assigned to the Plot has been resolved.

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...

  • Gardening gains have been slightly increased.

Phase 1 of pet balancing is now live. These changes are to bring pets closer to UO and balance DPS discrepancies. We will see fine tuning as we identify more issues. Happy hunting!

(Some changes may not take effect until reboot or respawn/resummon of creature)
New:
- Frenzied Shadow Wyrm (rare)
-...

The "Lost Room" changes(bring your lock picks):
- Shadow Wyrm spawn time decreased.
- Shadow Wyrm now guards a lost treasure.
- Introducing multiple new rares to lost treasure.
- Added new tamable creature (chance to spawn).

Gargoyle Vanguard and Hydras changes:
- Overall damage has been decreased moderately.
- No longer immune to barding skills.
- Armor reduced to allow for more viable melee builds.
- Gold drops reduced slightly to compensate for difficulty.
- Aggro radius reduced.

As a QoL adjustment and in preparations of upcoming Faction changes the following hot-fixes are in place:
- Group sizes limits increased from 5 to 20.
- Faction stone capture range has been doubled.

Please continue to provide feedback on the range of the faction stone as it relates to game play.

As part of our attempts to improve performance, we are temporarily altering the behaviour of overland mob artificial intelligence. The result of this is that you may see mobs teleport themselves back to their spawn points if they are pulled too far away from them.

We appreciate this may cause some...

  • Enchanting mats have been rebalanced again and now should be working as described in previous patch note
    - Major paragon chest loot overhaul has been completed and loot from those chests should feel much better in terms of risk vs reward
  • An issue with Gardening not being excluded from skill debuffs has been resolved
    - The skill gain debug message will now round to the nearest hundredths place (ex: 27.43% versus 27%)
    - An issue with Tinkering Golems being treated as a Mage Summon preventing it from bonding with it's owner has been...

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!

Several changes have been made to enchanting material drop rates:

- They will no longer drop in the sewers
- On normal overland or dungeon mobs, the drop rate has been reduced slightly
- In treasure chests and champ spawns, mini bosses etc (higher end content) the drop rate remains the same

This is...

If you have an issue where you suspect someone is breaking the rules, or they are using hate speech, please send an email to [email protected] and if you have a screenshot to submit please attach it. Thank you!

The server is back online now. Thanks for your patience!

It appears that during one of the patches in the last 12 hours it caused vendors to give things out for free due to them thinking they were on the Test Center. Due to this, we're forced to rollback to an earlier save point. We're very sorry for the inconvenience. We're awaiting the completion of the...

The server is offline and while we investigate some issues thanks for your patience, sorry for the downtime.

  • Fixed Stealing success chance calculation that was previously causing theft to fail constantly in some cases
    - Stealing debug message will appear to thieves while stealing on Test Centers now showing the succes schance
    - Town vendors will begin walking around again, they have brains and feet ya...
  • An issue with melee stopping/target switching after casting should be resolved
    - An issue with weapon Slayer bonus persisting after unequipping the weapon has been resolved
  • To aid in troubleshooting Power Hour skill-gain discrepancies, we've updated the /skillgaindebug command to now show more details about the gain chances
    - An issue with Pet Brokers preventing users from removing/buying pets has been resolved
    - An issue with Lockpicks sometimes not producing any...

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!

  • An issue with being unable to recall from any dungeon has been resolved
    - It is now allowed to recall out of any dungeon again

These new additions have been added:
- Veteran Rewards
- Dyetubs & Dyes (for changing colors)
- Commodity Deed Boxes
- Soulstones
- Power Hour & Town Skill Bonuses
- Pet Brokers
- Details can be seen: https://legendsofultima.gamepedia.com/OctoberMegaPatch

Closer In line with UO:
- Skill Trainer NPCs have been removed
- Training a skill to 30 quickly now requires you to buy from the appropriate vendor NPC (such as the Animal Trainer for Animal Lore). It's not exact because UO had more NPCs than we have, but skill books for every skill can be found in...

You can now begin uncaching pets from deeds again. Shrinking pets into deeds however is permanently disabled with the upcoming Pet Brokers mod replacing pet deeds.

  • Items will now only be returned to their owner when the owner is within range when a thief dies to guardwhacking
  • The bank window will now close whenever you begin moving
    - When a thief dies to Guard whacking, the Guards will automatically return any recently stolen items, that are trade-blocked, back to their owners
    - Recently stolen items are now prevented from being placed in the bank while it is trade-bl...