Due to the nature of the issue that caused the recent downtime, we have had to roll the server back to 9pm UTC/4pm US eastern in order to preserve data integrity. We apologise for this and do not do it lightly - however we have identified the bug and do not expect a recurrence at this time.

The s...

The server will remain offline while we track down an elusive bug. We are working on it and will restore service ASAP. There is no ETA at this time.

Thank you for your patience.

Britannia's first Housing Deco competition is underway for the next two weeks! If you think your house decorations are killer, check out the events channel for details and post your screenshots in the house-deco-contest channel. The winner gets a one-of-a-kind piece of deco! Show us what you got!

The Skara Brae faction town stone is now active! While holding the sigil, you can use the boats at the docks to teleport back to the mainland and run to your faction stone. Go capture it!

At 11pm UTC/6pm EST tonight we will bring the server back online and Skara Brae, as well as the mainland region near it, will be available for all players! Give us just a couple minutes after it's back up to get the moongate running.

There is one bug in the region currently to be aware of- You can...

The server will be coming offline at 10pm UTC/5pm EST for some major updates. This may take up to one hour.

Thank you as always for your patience.

Our top Wizards have been working tirelessly, and we're happy to announce that the city of Skara Brae, as well as the mainland region to the east of it, will be available in game very, very shortly- and we mean REALLY shortly. While expanded landmass is awesome in and of itself, we wanted to give y...

The landrush updates have been applied and the server will be coming online at 2:15 pm UTC (in about 5 minutes)!

Some maps have been added to the wiki page https://wiki.shardsofbritannia.com/en/housing#housing-allowed-areas to reveal what areas are Housing Allowed for each region.

We've got an update regarding the landrush announced earlier this month https://shardsofbritannia.com/news/housing-plan

The landrush will begin at 2:00 pm UTC on 1/1/22 and to see this in your time zone please see the time listed on the Discord Event: https://discord.gg/CuwaP9sbep?event=91912966...

We'd like to welcome the newest member of the team, Wize! He has extensive software development and unity experience, and will be focusing primarily on Unity for the moment (as we heard some of you wanted to see the map expand....). Please give him a warm welcome!

Happy holidays from the Shards of Britannia staff!

Twelve days of Xmas is about to commence. Santa has set up shop outside of Britain in Paws town. For naughty Britannians, Evil Santa has set up shop outside of Minoc next to the Buccaneer's Den archway teleporter. You will be able to talk to Sa...

As you may have seen, an article was published today announcing a business deal between Citadel Studios and another game company. This was also the first we have heard of this news at Shards of Britannia, as we find out news the same time the general public does. There's been no mention of what this...

The server will remain offline for up to 2 hours during the next restart window (9am UTC on 21st December) while we conduct some extended maintenance.

Thanks for your patience.

On Christmas Eve, the gravedigging vendor will cease to sell Santa's Candle, the item used to trigger the Santa Claws boss event. After Christmas Day, he will be gone for good, along with his Ethereal Reindeer.

The Halloween Candy vendors will be available until January 1st, so be sure to spend your candy as soon as possible!

Soon you will begin seeing server alerts for ongoing miniboss events that will occur in various areas of the overland on a regular basis. At this time, there will be four different miniboss events available. You should see one happening every day or two once they've been implemented. These events wi...

Britannians: prepare to win it big! Buck E. Bees has opened a franchise of his famous casinos in Minoc! Located just south of the Minoc tinker shop, several games are available to play:

  • A weekly lottery: 1,000gp per ticket. The winner takes home 50% of all collected gold.
  • Slot machines - A pos...

We are excited to share that housing is going to be enabled in all online regions at the end of the month/beginning of the new year. This means you will be able to place houses around Britain, Minoc, and Cove regions.

Leading up to or at that time we will be enabling the Large Patio house option....

The Santa Claws boss is now player triggerable. You must purchase Santa Claws' Candle from the gravedigging vendor, then place it under the Christmas Tree on the western side of the Yew area (where the spawn previously was). It takes 6 players nearby to activate. Once you've assembled, double click...

Pending a restart, a new Necromancer spell has been added. It requires GM Forensic Evaluation, Spirit Speak, and Magery to unlock.

The spell is called Death Ward, and may only be casted on yourself. For its duration, if you are killed/ brought below 0 health, you will instead be returned to 1 HP (...

The Faction Pillar / King of the Hill is now in game. It activates once every 80 hours, and you will receive a server alert when it does. It can be found in Destard Level 2.

https://wiki.shardsofbritannia.com/en/factions

Hail citizens of Britannia!

I will be producing a 2 to 3 minute promotional video for SOB.

I would like to show player's in-game recorded video's showcasing everything we have to offer.

I would like to get a collection of videos showing people mining, lumberjacking, fighting, stealing, faction...

A new automated King Of The Hill style Faction event is coming soon to Britannia. The following details outline its basic ideas, but are subject to tweaks before release:

Every 80 hours, the Faction Pillar becomes active. This event is a King Of The Hill style event. Faction players must stay near...

Santa Claws has been successfully chased out of Yew and is now wandering the wilds in search of warriors whose Christmas he can ruin!

'Twas a month before Christmas and all throughout Yew, not a creature was stirring- the guards had all gone too! A cold wind came and quickly they figured out, that Santa Claws and his evil minions would soon be about!

Launching sometime this evening, Yew will be invaded by Santa Claws and his evi...

The Lithos necromancy event will end tomorrow. Its spawn rate has been increased until then.

Necromancy is now live in Britannia! A method of procuring the Necronomicon has been introduced and players are encouraged to discover it.

For a short time, a boss event featuring Lithos, titan of Earth, is also active and is another possible way of obtaining the Necronomicon.

Please read the fo...

Relics of Lithos, titan of Earth, have been sighted in Britannia- a dark omen of evil events on the horizon.

Necromancy is coming to Britannia and is currently in testing! Shout out to Stimwalt who designed the ideas behind much of this system before he departed the team. The following wiki articl...

The server will remain offline for extended maintenance during the next restart window @ 9am UTC on the 12th November. We expect this maintenance to take approximately 1 hour.

Thank you for your patience.

The evil mages summoning Arcadion are growing increasingly desperate and frenzied as their power appears to be waning!

The Arcadion miniboss event for procuring a Summoner's Tome will be ending after this weekend. The Arcadion spawn rate has been greatly increased until then.

We have a new addition to the team! Please help us welcome Transcendence to their new role. They will be starting out helping to triage GM Pages and also helping with events and general gameplay design. Welcome, @Transcendence#6283!

Thanks to everyone participating in the Halloween events and activities, we hope you've enjoyed it as much as we enjoyed putting it together for you. We look forward to doing more in the near future.

  • The Halloween Invasion ends after this weekend, on Monday, Nov 8th
  • Trick-or-Treating (smashin...

Faction ranks are available on Discord for the new factions- simply run /rank rankname to add your faction role.

Available ranknames are:

  • Minax
  • Shadowlords
  • True Britannians

The new Factions system is about to launch- in preparation, we have removed existing factions from all characters and removed the faction leaders as well. Hold tight while we get everything prepped!

The wiki has a new page for Halloween: https://wiki.shardsofbritannia.com/en/halloween-2021 here you can see information about the Trick or Treating and the kinds of treats you can get! ^_^ Happy Hunting

There is a known issue with Steam users trying to log in to the LOA game, specifically error 105. Citadel Studios, the makers of LOA has been made aware and have stated they are looking into the issue. We hope the issue is resolved shortly so you can begin your Halloween hunting soon! Thanks for you...

The server is coming back online with the Halloween festivities activated as described in the previous article here: https://shardsofbritannia.com/news/halloween-event-progress-report

Halloween Paragon mobs will spawn in both dungeons and in overland & smashing pumpkins and graveyard camps will...

The server is now offline for Halloween updates and will remain offline for approximately an hour! 🎃We'll post again when the server is coming back up, thanks for your patience.

The server will go offline around 11pm UTC/6pm Central (approx 2 hours from the time of this post) or a little later depending on our schedules. An hour prior to that we will schedule an automatic shutdown and begin announcing. The downtime is expected to last about an hour to deploy the Halloween u...

The Halloween event will start soon! Gravedigging needs a little more time and will come as quickly as possible after the event goes live.

When: The goal is for Today or Tomorrow 10/21 or 10/22 and will last 3-4 weeks, to end before US Thanksgiving

What to expect:

  • Candy Vendor: collect c...

Test Center has been opened to the public for testing of Factions and Summoner content. To connect to test center, open your client and in the address bar at the bottom, connect to test.uo4.life:5002

For Factions: NOTE: All timers (capture, etc) have been set to 5 minutes temporarily to ease testi...

A cold wind blows from the East and as it breezes past your cheeks you hear the faint cries of an otherworldly being. Its tongue is both unintelligible but strangely familiar, beckoning you, filling your mind with patterns you struggle to fully understand. What felt like an eternity of thought passe...

Sorry for the short interruption! Service has been restored. The server will come back online at it's normally schedule time in about 10 minutes after the posting of this

Factions have been completely overhauled from the ground up and include new content- including capturing towns and rewards! This content is currently in testing, but you can see what's coming soon (pending tweaks) at this article: https://wiki.shardsofbritannia.com/en/factions

Dev Blog/State of the Game:

  • Staff Activity

    Some staff is on break right now for one reason or another, but not everyone is playing other games. Life always comes first and if things come up in life, it is always advised for staff to focus on real life, which may warrant some time away from...

The upcoming Fishing SOS changes are delayed slightly while we continue work on it, however, the container organization changes will go out tonight during the daily restart.

Go play!

Apologies folks, we'll need a little longer to finish our tasks. This could be up to an hour, but should be sooner. Thanks as always for your patience.

We'll be offline for up to an hour during this evening's maintenance window @ 9am UTC. Thanks for your patience.

The Wiki Bot is temporarily offline, it'll return to service after it's had a pina colada or two on the beach.

We're back online. Go play!

During the next restart period (9am UTC 16th September) we will remain offline for up to 2 hours to perform extended maintenance.

Thank you for your patience.

We are aware of ongoing lag issues that some users are experiencing. At this stage, we are waiting for a core issue to be rectified at our host, at which time we will most likely move back to our original datacentre.

The latest advice is that they are working with their network equipment vendor t...

We are looking for ideas for the new Discord logo. Are you handy with Photoshop? We'd love to see what you can come up with. If you are interested in helping out and want to submit an image to be considered for the rebranding, please do so on our forums: https://forums.shardsofbritannia.com/topic/3...

This is a reminder to all that placement of objects outside the boundaries of your house foundation is not intended. Objects placed in this fashion are subject to removal, with a priority given to those that block access to land masses in any way.

Thank you for your understanding.

We're back online. Thanks again for your patience.

Apologies for the delay, we are running a little overtime with the maintenance work. We will aim to be back online by 11am UTC (ideally before that!).

Hail citizens. We have some important news to share with you!

As you may be aware, this project started out as an experiment. It was unimaginable that it would grow into what it is today. To see where we've come today, let's take a quick look back at the history of the game and our project for a...

Tonight's maintenance window @ 9am UTC (approx 1h 10 mins from the time of this notice) will be extended by up to an hour while we work on the 'lag' issues that are currently being seen.

Thank you as always for your patience.

The rules have had some amendments to the following sections:

  • Unattended Macroing, Resource Harvesting/Gathering
  • Multiboxing, PvP & IP Restrictions

Please make sure you read the updated rules at: https://legendsofultima.online/about/rules

We'll remain offline for now while we work to solve this latest batch of issues. No ETA at this time.

We'll be doing a quick restart in about 30 minutes for maintenance. No downtime is expected.

We'll be back online shortly. We've had to rollback to a save state of 10:40pm UTC/6:40pm US EST to avoid potential data integrity concerns that were due to the connectivity issues being experienced. We apologise for this, however we don't want anyone losing items etc., and this is the only way to...

Due to ongoing connectivity issues, the server will remain offline until further notice. There is no ETA at this time.

We are back online in the alternative datacenter. Please note that we had to rollback to approx. 25 minutes before our normal shutdown time to preserve data integrity. This was due to the small blerp which happened around that time earlier today.

Apologies for that inconvenience, and thank you a...

Server will be coming down for a short restart to address some issues around 17:15 UTC.

"The Britain Royal Guard is seeking mercenaries willing to investigate three different suspected Dens of Evil. Our trackers have given us approximate areas for these Dens and they appear to be bound together with an unknown magic. We have sent many brave mercenaries to each already, but no matter ho...

  • After the next scheduled restart, the game will remain offline until the housing launch time of 10AM US Eastern/2pm UTC
  • Further information on housing is available on our wiki here: https://wiki.legendsofultima.online/en/housing
  • Cost, plot size, lockdowns etc will be available to you once yo...

Due to another troublesome bug and an even larger player count (which we're not complaining about!), we will temporarily go to a 12 hour restart schedule to avoid a possible stability issue. We'll advise when we've squashed this one and change back to daily restarts.

Some of you have reported persistent issues with being unable to fully update the game client using the LOA Launcher. At this time, if the troubleshooting steps outlined here: https://forums.legendsofultima.online/d/46-legends-of-aria-launcher-troubleshooting do not help, then we would normally ad...

Sorry, everyone, we noticed that some of the fixes we applied during the nightly restart had a flaw and we had to shut down unexpectedly. The server was only up for a short time after, but we still had to roll back to the time of the nightly restart. We apologize for the inconvenience and will be ba...

As you may be aware, earlier this week we identified several users involved in abusing some economic vulnerabilities that were discovered. At that time we had to roll back the server to recover from the impact and to protect our newly established economy.

After that incident occurred the players...

  • There's a known issue with some objects not being able to be unpacked in houses such as, but not limited to: cauldron
  • There's a known issue with some objects being able to be placed outside of the house foundation/walls, or in the yard

Warning: It is not intended to be able to place objects...

We are back online. Please note, direct connections will no longer work. Connect by selecting our server on the community server screen. Thanks for your patience, as always.

We believe we have finally squashed the outlying performance bug that was forcing us to restart every 6 hours. As such, we will be returning to our usual restart at 5am US EST/9am UTC.

As a result, this next restart will take slightly longer than usual. We apologise for this, however rest assure...

Hello everyone! We are still working around the clock to meet our goals for the Britannia launch. We are still on track and expect to bring the servers online within a target timeframe on 6/20 between 7pm-8pm Eastern Time. This is still subject to change, and may ultimately happen earlier or later,...

We're investigating an issue with guards and will be down for a little bit longer.

Restart has been completed. Thanks for your patience!

We are beginning to restore services and will be back online shortly. Thank you for bearing with us. We have extra elements in play now to mitigate any further attacks.

We expect a small rollback as we come back online. These are inevitable in these types of scenarios due to the state of world...

It's finally time! Here is some more supporting information on what to expect:

https://wiki.legendsofultima.online/en/welcome-to-britannia

See you in game!

Just a reminder from the article posted last week: https://legendsofultima.online/news/server-is-up-again-1

Any characters, items, and houses that were left behind in Celador are no longer accessible.

If you have any characters stuck in Limbo/Inbetween from the transition and have trouble progr...

We are experiencing ongoing issues at our host as a result of a maintenance/upgrade window. We were advised there would be no impact to customers during this time, however clearly that is not the case.

There is no ETA at this time and you may experience odd behaviour or inaccessibility with the g...

We will remain offline during our next maintenance window (9am UTC Friday 3rd September) while we complete migration to one of our host's alternative data centers. During this time, all of our services will be unavailable.

This is due to our current datacentre experiencing some ongoing issues whi...

We're going to need to do an additional restart in about 20 minutes so that we can try to help some players who are unable to login. No downtime expected. Thank you for your patience as we try to get everyone in game again!

The server is up again! Sorry again for the inconvenience but we really appreciate your patience. :)

Secure Trading issues:

  • we've received several reports of players having to click Accept repeatedly until the trade finally accepts

Corpse Looting issues:

  • we're aware that many or all corpses are not appearing when attempting to open them and the best-known workaround is to use the Loo...

The interactive map has now moved to:

https://map.legendsofultima.online

Please update your bookmarks! We have also updated the wiki.

An update has been made to the rules regarding multiboxing and spycams. Please re-read the rules at https://legendsofultima.online/about/rules. As a reminder, you are responsible for keeping yourself informed of the rules at all times.

Today on Memorial Day, we honor and remember all those who made the ultimate sacrifice for us. We are eternally grateful and forever indebted!

We are back online. Have fun, go play!

The Auto Stack or Stack All option(s) was removed before the Britannia launch, but some people still had it enabled after the transition, even though the option was removed.

This feature has caused several client\graphical glitches in the past for people as items are moved around or consumed very...

The Britain Sewers are now open. This is a young-only dungeon, and designed to be quite simple to survive and skill up in for new players.

PLEASE CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO READ THE FULL MESSAGE.

Firstly, thank you all for your patience during this trying time. During this last window of the game being online, we were working closely with our hosting provider to identify further options for mitigation of the DDoS attacks that we are ex...

The issue with the official map has been resolved, and it is now available again.

Please help us welcome our newest teammate, Sol. Sol is currently training to be a Counselor and will soon be on the front lines helping players out when possible. Welcome to the team Sol! For those of you curious about what Counselors do, please see: https://forums.legendsofultima.online/d/45-abou...

The maintenance is complete, nice and early. Why are you reading this?! Go play!

It's not going to answer every question, but we hope we've covered the important ones! Something to read while waiting for the main event:

https://wiki.legendsofultima.online/en/transition-faq

The server is back online.

We are back online. We will be monitoring closely, however please note that if the issue that caused us problems earlier returns, we may have to go offline again at short notice.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

-- The Team