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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 you a preview of some of the things that come with it:

  • Housing will be enabled in the region on launch
  • A new, mysterious puzzle questline will open up. Players are encouraged to seek out information about strange events in the area- one clue of which is already in the world today.
  • A second faction pillar will be activated in the overland.
  • A new automated/regularly scheduled miniboss will be activated.
  • A celebratory Treasure Hunt Event (similar to the christmas elf's treasure hunt) will occur shortly after launch.
  • A few new, never before seen mobs will be in the region
  • More content in this region undoubtedly will follow.

We're excited to share the team's hard work with everyone VERY soon!

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=919129668781748256 as it is reflected in your local time.

At 2:00 pm UTC on 1/1/22 we will restart the server with the update to allow housing around Britain, Minoc & Cove.

We hope this accommodates most people's time zones and you're able to attend and secure the spot of your dreams!

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 Santa each day, per account, to receive a gift. There may be appearances of Krampus or other evil holiday spirits throughout the event as well, stay tuned for more updates.

Note: Santa will not start handing out presents until 9am UTC Christmas Morning, but if you are logged in starting at midnight UTC on Christmas Eve you will get a gift to open early! :)

Event details from Discord: https://discord.gg/CuwaP9sbep?event=922085498011398165

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 means for the future or if any changes are expected for community servers. Due to that, we are continuing business as usual. We will, of course, keep you updated if we learn of any other news or updates, but for now we don't know anything more than what's been said in the article posted. Rest assured, our work will not stop and we will continue to push forward. That's all for now, thanks for reading!

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 will require a decently sized group to complete.

These bosses potentially drop several brand new rare items created by team member Transcendence. Some are decorative, others are useful.

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 possible payout of 100,000gp!
  • Casino dice - A cheaper game with better odds and a chance to win 2,500gp!

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. We're still working out some kinks with another house model, the Small Workshop, and hope to have that ready by then as well. There's currently no news on any other house models becoming available.

To aid with moving we are also working on some tools to help with packing up house contents and making moves easier for players that don't have another house to use for storage and wish to relocate.

You may be asking yourself, "when is the rest of the map going to open?" We don't have any news at this time in terms of opening up the rest of the map, but we would love to expand the world as quickly as possible.

We will continue to keep you informed of any news that becomes available and we appreciate your support and patience.

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 the candle.

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 (at which point Death Ward will be expended and you will once again be vulnerable).

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 wars, etc, etc

If you could upload it and post in stream-and-media I would be very thankful

I will try to get a dropbox or something similar sorted ASAP

-Transcendence

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 the pillar and ward off other faction players nearby. This event lasts 30 minutes.

Every 30 seconds, the pillar ticks and determines what Faction players are nearby. If only one faction is nearby (controlling), that faction and each individual player receives 2 points. If two factions are nearby (contested), each faction and player receives 1 point. If 3 factions are nearby, nobody receives points.

At the end of the 30 minutes, the points are tallied up, both total faction points and individual player points. Every player in the winning faction who participated receives 750 Faction Silver. The top 5 players with regard to points, regardless of faction, receive 250 Silver (which may be in addition to winning faction silver). You must be online at the end of the event to receive your reward.

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