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!

We're working diligently to address the recent lag issues which causes stuttering and freezes in-game from time to time. We hope to have the issues improved very soon and appreciate your patience through the rough patches!

COMING SOON:

When taming creatures, you will earn 0.5 passive taming points for every skill gain that you get in Animal Taming, up to a maximum of 5 points.

These points can be used by killing monsters with your pets. The chances of earning a gain from killing a monster increase as the monster becomes harder. Your pets just need to do damage to the monster for you to earn a gain.

The Active Gain system is used to limit the number of passive gains you can obtain per day from killing monsters. If you have reached your daily limit, you will receive a message indicating that you have exhausted your daily gains for passive taming.

Each creature contains a maximum pool of available points which can be cumulatively earned as skill gain to the totals shown below:

Skill Range Points Per Creature
0-50 5.0
50-70 1.0
70-90 0.5
90-100 0.2

We've fixed an issue preventing skill gains when practicing combat with Training Dummies (if you still have issues, log out and back in to receive the update)

A new command (/lag) has been added that when used will toggle showing a small pop-up window that estimates the server lag.

Note: this is experimental and may not be completely accurate, but can still be used as a reference point when identifying or troubleshooting lag. This does not take into account your own connection or latency, it's using server-side timing only at this time.

If you still play the game from Steam, we need to hear from you. Please see the news article and fill out the mentioned form: https://shardsofbritannia.com/news/requesting-information-for-those-affected-by-steam-migration-still

Part of the lag source has been identified and resolved, and a hotfix has been deployed. Please log out and back in to receive the updates. We will continue to monitor for lag and work on any remaining issues that should occur. Thanks again for your patience through the rough patches!

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!

Faction Town Stones & Faction Base Stones have been reset to try to resolve issues with capturing towns. Please let us know if you still experience issues with this

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.

  • Creatures inside the Britain sewers now drop loot
  • Three new faction mounts have been added to the faction shop (one for each faction).

  • All MOBs in Deceit now have a chance to drop rare loot.

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!

Recent fixes and changes:

  • Combat performance improvements, possible relief from combat-related lag
  • Fixed an issue with being able to report a murder from a blue player that defended themselves against a criminal player, but the criminal player turned blue and died; defenders should no longer be counted as a murderer when criminals die after defensive combat
  • Reduced spammy "Fingers Slipping" while bandaging
  • Prevented Loading Cloak feature for dead players, they are already cloaked and don't need protection when crossing regions
  • Fixed issue with pets seeming to teleport around following the Stablemaster or their owners when in the Cove/Minoc region
  • Resolved issue with players dying and some of the equipment becoming stuck on the corpse preventing looting all of the items
  • Added blank key to Tinker vendors
  • Fixed issue with gold being consumed in fractional amounts when paying Pet Stable fees, also fixes an issue with stacking/working with piles of gold
  • Fixed issue with being able to use an invisibility potion at the same time as casting a spell causing the player to be able to move around while invisible briefly
  • Fixed issue with Animate Horse corpses not decaying properly
  • Fixed a couple of AI issues causing some mobs like Sentinels and Boss mobs to sometimes freeze up and stop responding
  • Added Guild Members List UI, similar to Friends List, use /guild to open it when away from the guild stone
  • Fixed issue with some house decorations not being able to be decorated properly
  • Fixed issue with some house decorations not being able to be placed: Santa's Workshop model, Snowy Holiday Tree
  • Fixed issue with some older house decoration deeds or bags not working when trying to place them
  • Fixed issue with Pet Hunger not being displayed consistently everywhere
  • Changed the Stove craftable to be Iron-only due to the item not inheriting color nicely from materials

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!

We've set up a Housing Display Area which you can access via the stone teleporters at each of the Architect shops around the world.

  • All the undead invading Paws now have a chance at dropping Rotting Hands.