Urgent: Legends of Aria is leaving Steam

Notice from July 2022

Legends of Aria recently announced that the game is being removed from Steam, but it remains listed at this time during a grace period to allow existing users time to move to standalone accounts.

New players should avoid Steam and use the normal standalone version of the game.

Existing Steam users please see the announcement posted in the LOA Discord for details on how to migrate your account from Steam to a standalone account.

Please note that Shards of Britannia staff has no control over the Steam migration process, please direct all concerns or questions to Legends of Aria staff.

Pre-existing repair deeds have been updated with the recent changes, including stacking & updated names. This issue is now resolved.

~~The retroactive changes made to repair deeds have not been applied as expected, so old deeds will not stack and still have the name "a repair deed". We're working to resolve this ASAP ~~

Player Vendors

  • Player vendor weekly fee amount has been reduced to 1,500gp per week
  • Player vendors will now only charge their weekly fee after the first 7 days of being hired, as well as 7 days after this patch
  • Added "Vendor List" option to house signs, this shows a list of the vendors on the property; clicking a vendor on the list will attempt to open its inventory for viewing
  • Added Vendor Inventory List window when viewing the contents of vendors from longer distances, due to a client limitation preventing containers from showing when too far away

Crafting & Repair Deeds

  • Added "Recently Crafted" list to the Crafting menu, recently crafted recipes will be added to the top of this list for convenience
  • Repair deed crafting has been moved to traditional recipes under each skill's recipe list; this allows the use of the Craft Single/Multi/All options for convenience
  • Crafting repair deeds no longer requires being in a town shop
  • Repair deeds are now stackable with other repair deeds of matching skill, retroactively
  • Updated repair deed names "A Repair Service Contract", retroactively

If you are a new player and are having trouble accessing the "Create Account" or "Buy Citizen Pass" buttons from our website, please try once more.

Recently Legends of Aria moved their website to https://classic.legendsofaria.com which caused the links on our website to become outdated & taking visitors to the wrong address.

These links have now been updated on our website, but here's the new link for the Citizen Pass purchase portal if you still need it: https://classic.legendsofaria.com/checkout/?itemId=CitizensPass

  • Fixed an issue with miscalculated storage limit for Villa houses placed prior to 7/16/22
  • Fixed an issue with objects created from the Necromancer spell Bone Trap not self-destructing properly over time in some cases

Accidental Vendor Dismissals from Demolishing House

Demolishing a house is now prevented while there are vendors working out of it in order to prevent accidental dismissal of vendors and potential loss of items

Some Missing House Items Recovered

After the recent house updates, it was reported that a small number of houses had some items missing from locked-down containers. We've found and recovered several items that had erroneously moved out of bounds, and they have automatically been moved to the house's Moving Crate. If you had items go missing from your house recently, please check the Moving Crate.

While we are hopeful that this resolves the issue, please be aware that it is not guaranteed to recover all missing items. We don't expect this issue to occur again and we will do our best to avoid such occurrences.

We've added a reminder when opening the house menu that items are inside the moving crate & have also added the Moving Crate item count to the house menu storage info.

Houses placed prior to July 16th, 2022, will now reflect the original storage limit that was in place before the most recent housing changes.

This will be in effect until August 26th, 2022 which coincides with the same time that the House Price refund amount will change, as stated here: https://shardsofbritannia.com/news/release-notes-july-16th-2022

After August 26th, 2022 all houses will be subject to the new storage limits so please be prepared before then.

Due to the house updates, all house doors needed to be re-created and the Security settings will need to be re-set to the desired levels.

We're aware that legacy house values may be appearing incorrectly in the house window & we're working to address it.

We're aware that legacy house storage limits are reduced causing them to be over the limit in many cases & we're working to address it.

Sorry for the inconveniences with these issues, thanks for your support & patience.

Housing-allowed territory has been added in Yew allowing placement around the Yew bank and Moongate. Run, don't walk!

We are releasing a large update that includes exciting features for PvM, dungeons, vendors, and a large housing expansion. A slew of new housing options are now available along with additional quality of life for legacy housing options. Among are new housing options are massive homes such as the castle and large tower. Stay tuned for more options as we will be releasing many more in the future!

A few changes to note for the housing update.

  • Housing pricing has been re-balanced.
  • Housing walls now include conditional transparency.
  • Legacy housing has been automatically migrated.
  • The housing refund percentage has been reduced to 50% from 80%, however this change will not take effect until August 26th, 2022. If a house is refunded before the cut off date the current 80% rate will be refunded.

Along with new housing we are also re-vamping the way vendors work by coupling them with housing itself. This system replaces the current fee based system.

  • The amount of vendors that can be placed at a house is now determined by the type of house. Each house now has a vendor limit associated with it.
  • Vendor Inventory is now limited to 125 items
  • Vendor fees are now weekly instead of daily
  • For legacy housing, if you have too many vendors working out of your house they can continue to work there but you would be unable to add more vendors

In addition to housing we are introducing the first iteration of our questing system in the form of daily bounty quests. Each day a player will be able to obtain up to two bounty quests from the taskmaster Lady Eliana at Britain Bank. These quests are given dynamically based on your character's skill level and will require you adventure all throughout Britannia to complete them. Quest rewards range from gold to rare items and equipment.

Upon logging in players will be greeted with a message stating the 'Daily Dungeon' which is a new bonus players will be able to take advantage of. Players who kill monsters within the daily dungeon will receive an additional 15% gold in loot.

More detailed notes will be released soon!

  • Fixed an issue with the Sacred Runebook's Gate Charge ability trying to consume reagents
  • Fixed the cost of Sacred Charges displaying incorrectly inside the Runebook window in some cases
  • Fixed an issue with player vendors always saying "that is outside the bounds" when trying to reposition them after using the Relocate option and placing them at a different house

For those of you in Discord, we have added a new voice channel called UO Music where you can listen to a loop of UO music from YouTube while you play. Stay a while and listen! :)

Fees are being waived at the moment for retrieving items leftover from vendors in the Account Vault. If you have vendor items in the vault now would be the time to retrieve them :)

Necromancy has had some major updates!

Necromancy relates to the study and casting of dark magic, which deals mostly with death and the dead. With a Necromancer Spellbook, called a Necronomicon, you can curse your foes, animate the dead, and more.

Check out all the deadly details here: https://wiki.shardsofbritannia.com/en/Necromancer

Shipwright Vendors have been spawned in Britain & Cove and boats & ships are now available to purchase and use. See all of the details here: https://wiki.shardsofbritannia.com/en/Boats

Some new creatures have been spotted at the Compassion Desert: Sand Vortex & Efreets

A collision issue at the Ancient Elemental Boss location has now been fixed.

Holiday trees and a number of pot plants are now allowed to be placed outside your house for decoration.

Trapped containers can no longer be used for crafting/harvest/loot/organizer container operations.

Two new rare crystal resources have now been added in game. Ancient Reaper Fragments can be found while lumber jacking and Ancient Elemental Fragments while mining. These fragments can activate two new world bosses.

These events will require a minimum of 4 players (with unique IP’s) and they can be activated with the fragments while standing at the spawners which players will need to find in the overworld.

Citadel Studios has completed the necessary migration for community servers to restore service and we are coming back online now. Thanks to CS for the timely updates!

The zone for the Britain moat fishing rares has now been extended. This now starts at the Britain Blacksmith runs down south to Britain Bank and then west behind the guard tower.