Legends of Ultima is now known as Shards of Britannia

The Summoner update is now live in game! For details about this new playstyle, check out this wiki article: https://wiki.shardsofbritannia.com/en/skills/spirit_speak

Many thanks to everyone who helped test!

Discordance can now be "refreshed" on a target (as with Peacemaking and Provocation currently)- thus resetting the timer of the effect on a mob that already has the effect on them.

(After next restart) Lumberjacking has been slightly tweaked to give more chance to gain per attempt.

We want to share with you that Stimwalt has decided to step away from the project indefinitely and retire as a player. To Stimwalt: thank you for all of your contributions over the years and we wish you the best in your endeavors! While you cannot be replaced, you will remain with us in spirit. We h...

  • Fixed issue with containers losing their original hue when being locked down and/or when choosing Container Type: None option
  • Cost of fishing nets reduced slightly
  • Chance to catch fishing nets with general fishing increased slightly
  • Fixed an issue with some SOS maps not working that was created prior to the latest fishing patch
  • Fixed an issue with some potion kegs not working that were filled or created prior to the Potion Keg patch last month; the tooltip may still show 0/200 even though it is filled, but drawing a potion...

Two new tames have arrived in Britannia!

  • The Fire Beetle is a new mount available for taming that anyone can control. This mount also acts as a mobile forge and can be used to smelt ore on the go!

  • Bake Kitsunes have made their return to Britannia. These foxes are noted for their ability...

After next restart:

  • Lockpicks obtained from mobs will be smeltable
  • Players added as a friend of a guild house will be able to enter the house
  • Fishing SOS treasure maps have been refreshed to work with Britannia, any existing maps should now be decipherable
  • SOS treasure maps require the use of Fishing Nets to attempt fishing them up
  • Fishing Nets have been added to Fishing Vendors while also being able to obtain them from general fis...

Fishing

  • Fishing SOS treasure maps have been updated to work with Britannia
  • Fishing Nets are now required to attempt to fish up SOS treasures
  • Sunken ship will now appear in the water near the SOS location, which should normally be visible from shore

Organization

  • Added new Move Cont...
  • Removed the need to press escape after attempting to apply a bandage to yourself while one is already being applied or healing is not needed
  • Fixed issue with Last Target option in the in-game macro system not working with some commonly used skills and skill objects
  • Fixed issue with Provocatio...

Nightmares have been spawned in Britannia!

Rideable Pack Beetles have arrived in Britannia as a brand new tamable! These beasts are not only sturdier than horses, but are the only mount that also can act as a pack animal. While any player (even non-tamers) may control the beetle, tamers may find procuring one to be a bit tricky...

Lag issues should largely be resolved. We will continue to monitor the situation. Some players may experience intermittent issues based on their path to the server.

  • Messages when bandaging others have been optimized to show accurate messages
  • When a group member dies, other members in the group will be alerted
  • Fixed an issue with toggling options on some backpack equipment (e.g. toggling a pickaxe to mine stone)

After next restart, if the owner of a pet is dead and the pet is attacked, the pet will defend itself.

An exploit which allowed players to place houses in areas not intended for housing has been patched. If you have knowingly used this exploit to place a house somewhere it shouldn't be, please be aware that it may be subject to deletion without notice. It is recommended you move your home immediately...

After next restart, vendors now have a "Set All To Max" option, which sets the quantity of all items currently in the bill of sale to the maximum amount the vendor has on hand.

An issue causing furniture deeds to be named "Unknown Furniture Deed" or "Blank Deed" has been resolved, and any existing deeds have been corrected & should now be showing their correct name. If you find any remaining cases of furniture deeds not showing their full name please let us know.

General

  • Fixed issue with stuck menu teleport to town option not doing anything
  • Fixed issue with trade window reopening after a cancelled/successful trade
  • Any open group healthbars will now reopen during login/region switch
  • Fixed issue with not being able to open/use/invite to group in so...
  • Fixed issue with previous target not being saved with fishing
  • Fixed issue with double clicking someone while in warmode causing your paperdoll to open to them
  • Added Prevent Dismount In Warmode option for helping to prevent accidental dismounts while in close-quarters combat
  • Skip opening ru...

Forges in houses will be shrinking soon! If you have a forge in your house, it will be converted to the new style forge. We've also added two additional forge recipes for you to choose from. Note: If your forge was out of bounds you may need to release it and re-place it to bring the new model back...

The stuck command menu has had another pass of improvements, adding an additional option, that can be used more frequently, and will try to move you out of stuck positions without teleporting far away, and also added an option to unstick nearby pets.

  • Optimized using weapon from hotbar to try to solve cases of being unable to equip a weapon while having a spell pre-cast saying "you are too busy"
  • Fixed issue with lockpicking not updating decay of chests
  • Fixed issue with toxicity statbar not hiding again after reaching 0
  • Fixed issue with t...
  • Fixed issue with "Set All" option on Town Vendors not setting the appropriate amount in some cases
  • Player vendor "select location" option optimized, vendors should now teleport to the destination rather than try to walk to it
  • Added new Stuck Teleport option with menu to pick a town; this opt...

Group Combat, Shared Loot

  • group healthbars with heal/cure/bandage buttons
  • group consent added to toggle allowing combat/looting between group mates & you will be asked if you want to consent when first joining a group
  • group auto-loot sharing added, will distribute loot between nearby groupma...

Hotfix from today:

  • resolved town vendors stealing people's money when trying to buy Used items from them
  • town vendors should finally clear out their Used inventory regularly

Hotfixes/changes from last week:

  • resolved not being able to give murder count to characters when dying from Poi...
  • Added New Character Settings for Toggling Auto-Open of Killing Blow/Mutilate/Harvest under Combat Options.

The Paralyze spell now interrupts the victim's spell cast on success

The use of an invisibility potion now breaks spell casts

Skeleton Keys now properly open chests of any level regardless of lockpicking skill

Carpentry kegs have been fixed and no longer produce deeds

*Torches should now occupy the torch slot and not unequip the right hand

*Killing/stealing from someone in town and looting with another multibox character should now be prevented.

  • Ethereal statue should no longer get stuck in your pocket if you cannot mount for one reason or another; if it does somehow get stuck, logging out completely and logging back in will move it to your backpack
  • Fishing skill can no longer be gained above 70 while inside of town
  • Fishing will no...

Town NPC Changes

  • Bowyers will now sell Bows, Siege Bows, and Heavy Siege Bows.
  • Bowyers will now buy bows from players.
  • Minoc now has an Armorsmith at the Forgery, a Bowyer at Warriors' Battle Gear, and a new Jeweler Shop named Gorgeous Gems.
  • Non-Owners can no longer Destroy Campsites.
  • Taking damage while building a Camp/Tent should break animations now.
  • Dismount messaging fixed, and can no longer place/interact with Campfires while mounted.
  • (Quality of Life) Players will now have Maximum Stamina after resurrecting from death in order to help with corpse runs.
  • Fixed getting stuck while tending a campfire through build stages.
  • Campfire range has been increased from 10 to 12.
  • New 'Check Fire' right-click ability added to Campfires...
  • The in-game Macro system will be disabled as we research a performance issue with the system.
  • Thank you for your continued patience as we isolate, find, and fix performance issues and bugs.

Public Service Announcement

  • Please try not to abandon your pets, you will lose them if you do. They stay in the world if you log out if you don't stable them. Over time your pet will start to wander, looking for you, eventually releasing you from their control.
  • Fixed an issue with being able to apply poison from a potion that has been moved outside of your inventory
  • Prevented CAPTCHA from occurring too often while harvesting
  • Removed mobs from spawning while harvesting due to CAPTCHA being enabled

"We have found a place of great evil in the region North of Minoc. Trackers have informed us that a Northern Cave is filled with a monstrous and deadly Arachnid. We fear that this beast is linked to the creatures on the Peninsula. If they launch an attack on Minoc, we will be unprepared to defend ag...

  • Missing when attacking in combat is now fixed
  • Not being able to split stacks is now fixed

Please log out and back in to the game to enable these fixes.

An issue with Stablemasters not detecting pets from outside the region you're in has been resolved but will require a server restart to take effect.

Warriors, rejoice! The Colosseum has moved to its new and permanent location, an island just outside of Buccaneer's Den. While it will be used for PVP server events, it is also intended to be a general use area for consensual, non-faction PVP. Thus, the following rules will take effect in the area a...

  • Active gain bonuses have been greatly increased.
  • Spells casted by monsters will no longer be subject to no challenge skill check for resisting spells. This means that any harmful spell will present a gain opportunity for the player's resisting spells skill.
  • Evaluating Intelligence is no longer...
  • Ankhs should now resurrect Red players in the world.
  • Buccs Den now has more Red Wandering Healers that are spread out across town.

As we grow in player count, we are tracking a performance issue that appears to be related to minimap icons (yes of all things.) We are disabling those and restarting to validate this.

We apologise for these teething issues, however we believe this will make a significant difference. We'll work...

"Warriors! The Ritual Site locations and the Weaver Cave that were cleansed in recent days, have regained their former strength... We ask for your bravery once again. My great warriors, please hear me! Vanquish these vile creatures! Do not allow them to encroach on our lands!"

Ritual Site 1: http...

After next restart, cut off heads should display the full resurrection value of the dead.

  • Players can no longer create Camps while inside Guard Protected towns.

Gameplay

  • Loot tables have been adjusted for Shame.
  • Loot tables have been adjusted for Destard.
  • Young players will no longer trigger mobile collision.
  • There is now a 1 second cooldown between mobile collisions.

Gameplay Notes

  • All bosses have had their AI updated.
  • All bosses have had their loot adjusted.
  • Higher level bosses have had their loot greatly increased.
  • Loot tables have undergone another balance pass.
  • Spawning in Despise has been adjusted.
  • Updated static collision.
  • There is now a ch...
  • The minimum success chance of using a runebook charge has been returned to 50% (intended value.)
  • The Polymorph spell has had its bugs fixed and the spell is now reenabled

  • The Incognito spell now properly changes the player's name to a fake one for its duration

-Short term murder counts should no longer reset upon death in the colosseum

-Looting any corpse but your own is disabled in the Colosseum

  • Campers must be dismounted throughout the entire build process.
  • Camping now has additional chances to gain throughout the entire build process, and Adding Kindling/Logs give a chance too.
  • Camping fail rates now have a 50% minimum that scales up with greater skill.
  • Campers with 80 skill or gr...
  • Fixed issue with being unable to accept friend requests from the notification panel, optimized adding/removing friends in general
  • Dragging resources/stackable items to the hotbar will now default to a "Command" button, bypassing the old "Resource" style button, preventing hotbar icons from sayin...
  • Blacksmith/Weaponsmith/Armorsmith NPCs will now carry more items for sale with differing stock selections from each other.

Sounds from applying bandages as well as sounds from instruments will now only play to yourself while inside of town.

Cut off heads of murderers now show the fee the deceased paid to resurrect, to become glorious trophies for your display

  • Fixed an issue with not being able to claim Veteran Rewards in some cases
  • Fixed an issue with items decaying inside of containers that were recently locked down and then released in a house
  • Fixed issue with not being able to rename recall runes by double-clicking/using them
  • Stable/unstable...

An issue with accepting trade has been resolved.

  • Can no longer mount while using a bola + bola target times out after 15 seconds if no target is selected
  • Fixed issue with hitting escape after using a bola causing users not to be able to mount for some time
  • Current target healthbar numbers will now update periodically
  • Dead characters will...

Unidentified musical instruments will now properly identify

We've identified an issue with Looting Rights not being handled properly for bards killing monsters with provocation and have disabled criminal checks on monster corpses for the time being while we work the remaining issues out.

  • Fixed an issue causing guards to be unresponsive.
  • Fixed an issue causing murderer to be unable to leave dungeons.
  • Fixed an issue causing recent tames to retain heal over time effects.
  • Fix an issue that would cause a rare crash condition.
  • (QOL) Players that deliver the killing blow on a non-player mobile will automatically open the corpse backpack if they are within looting range.
  • (QOL) New Right-Click Mutilate ability on non-player corpses will allow corpse pile micro-management by forcefully removing body piles while keeping th...
  • Corpse mutilate option optimized, double-clicking blood spatter will open corpse as expected, and can also right-click and choose Loot All
  • Issue with commanding pets to attack groupmates or your own pets resulting in "they cannot be attacked" erroneously has been resolved
  • Blessed objects will...

Test Center Hotfixes have been applied:

  • Fixed issue with the house menu not updating the label for decay stage after refreshing
  • Prevented placing houses over any objects
  • House placement now correctly looks for Housing subregions instead of Britain.Wind for validating placement & housing su...
  • Murder participants will now always get additional counts based on how many were involved with a max of 3 (for now).
  • Blue players who are involved in a murder will not be subject to additional counts based on participants.
  • Murder participants will now remain in combat for (participants * 2) mi...
  • Added a black smoke fizzle animation for spells.
  • Updated messaging for Starving skill/stat gains.
  • Added Recall Sound/Animations to UseCharge on Runebook.
  • Added animations to Tracking skill use for in tracking window and switching creature types.
  • Fixed an issue with Campfire overlap by incr...

All wandering healers have had their wanderlust reduced temporarily, until we can make them visible via map icons once again. The markers available via https://lou-map.herokuapp.com/ can be used to locate them.

The following changes are now live on the Test Center:

  • Lumberjacking has been refreshed to be more in alignment with UO

  • Successful harvests will produce up to 20 logs per swing

  • Trees now have a maximum amount of wood that can be harvested

  • Harvest bonuses removed and Prospect...

  • Macro system re-enabled & window will now only show once instead of refreshing every time a macro repeats
  • Issue with Stablemaster "Retrieve pet out of range" option has been resolved once more, this update was due to go out previously but mistakenly was not applied, now it is
  • Issue with fres...

An issue with not being able to leave your group in some cases has been resolved. Please log out and back in to receive the update, then try right-clicking your character and choosing Leave Group to try once more.

  • Fixed issue with Security options not being added to containers being secured by anyone but the house owner
  • Fixed issue with double-clicking house sign not refreshing the house in some cases
  • Optimized spammy system message "the house has been refreshed"
  • Fixed an issue causing bosses to reset frequently under certain conditions.

Fixed a bug where players could rename recall runes which were not in their own backpacks.

-Stealing is now disabled on the Colosseum island

-Murderer restrictions will not be incurred when a red dies on the island

  • Fixed issue with house security not working for Owners in some cases (you may need to release/re-secure containers if they are affected)
  • Fixed issue with the Buccs Den/Minoc archway teleporters getting pets stuck
  • Increased paralyze immunity duration
  • Earth elemental spawn chance added to Mi...

Water definitions have been added to every town! In those areas:

  • fishing should be possible around all of the towns now
  • creatures will no longer spawn in water
  • players will no longer be able to go swimming
  • Dyes, used for changing the color of a dyetub, are now single-use and stackable
  • Added looting rights as described at https://wiki.legendsofultima.online/e/en/notoriety
  • Unused secondary skills removed from the secondary skill window, currently all of the secondary skills are under review and d...
  • Added an /exhausted command to show currently capped skills.
  • Fixed an issue with Magic Trap spell endlessly triggering on containers despite removing the trap with the Remove Trap spell.
  • Runebook will now remain open until a Charge is consumed via the Use Charge ability.
  • Wisps have had their...
  • Performance improvements.
  • Destard's loot has been improved.
  • Destard spawner density has been decreased.
  • Some low end Undead monsters have had their loot slightly increased.
  • Low end monsters in Despise have had their loot decreased.
  • Wrong's loot has been improved.
  • Ice Dungeon's loot has...

*Open Helms and Pitchforks can now be salvaged with the mining pickaxe tool near a forge

After next restart, Karma should be functioning properly.

Power hour will no longer expire after 60 real-time minutes from activation, instead will expire after 60 minutes of in-game playtime, with the same 22-hour cooldown from the time you started it last

This means if you log out before using all of your Power Hour then you can log back in and use wh...

The Paralyze spell now interrupts the victim's spell cast on success The use of an invisibility potion now breaks spell casts Skeleton Keys now properly open chests of any level regardless of lockpicking skill Carpentry kegs have been fixed and no longer produce deeds

An issue with Fishing erroneously saying "go outside of town for gains" when you are already outside of town has been resolved. This hotfix will be available after the next scheduled server restart.

  • Healing animation should be fixed, and a 3 Second Cooldown has been added to the Healing Hotkeys of Use Bandage, Bandage Self, and Bandage Last Target.
  • Harpies and other various creatures in the world that were unexpectedly unaffected by Bard skills, should now work properly.
  • Camping bugs were...
  • Murderers who repent will now need to wait 72 hours to resume hostilities.
  • Murderers will now need to pay 200 gold per long term count when resurrecting.
  • Bosses in various high level encounters have gained new tactics and reinforcements based on the number of players engaging them.
  • Fixed a b...

Titles should now be fixed. Upon next login, you should be granted all missing skill titles.

We are still monitoring the issue of titles switching even when "Lock Title" has been selected- if you see this issue, please report it with /bug so we are able to triage. Thanks as always for playing!

  • Mana Vampire can be cast upon thyself again and will properly do a Resist and Gain check, where previously it would prevent it.

Non-faction players can no longer create collision with, heal, or give beneficial spells to faction players

  • Fixed an issue causing non young players being warned about losing their young status.
  • Rare loot table adjustments.
  • Barding pets will no longer offer skill gains however the effects will still work.
  • Ratmen and Lizardmen may now be skinned for hides.
  • Added CAPTCHA to Mining, Lumberjacking, Fishing
  • Private houses can now have 1 vendor
  • Fixed issue with Max Vendor limit on houses being calculated incorrectly (if your house already has too many vendors, they may remain for now but you will be unable to add more)
  • Fixed issue with clockwork...
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes affected the ability to log in with a red character in Britannia
  • Added a barber to assist with remodelling your hair, face, everything! The first visit is free. The barber/stylist will be in Sweet Dreams Inn in Britain
  • After the next restart, the Limbo region wi...
  • Monsters may no longer be provoked onto other players or pets.
  • Fixed incorrect food being created when summoning food.
  • Fixed incorrect asset being used for Acid elementals in Despise.
  • Addressed some issues with players being unable to login.

Relog to fix combat issues. Stackables are being worked on.

  • Updated crafting window Repair button to show how to make a repair deed
  • CAPTCHA improvements
  • Fixed issue with some characters being unable to log in if they were previously unable to complete the transition from Celador
  • Fixed issue with trees being "too far away" in North Minoc area
  • Lo...
  • New "Fall Asleep" right-click ability on Tents grants the Camp/Tent Owner instant logout perk.
  • The "Fall Asleep" ability only functions for the Owner when their Secured Campsite and Tent are close by.
  • The "Rest" right-click ability no longer puts the player inside the tent automatically and in...
  • Fixed an issue preventing players from trading houses saying there are vendors working out of it when there is not
  • Added option to house menu for the plot owner to be able to collect commissions from vendors that have been rented to other players
  • Switching house privacy state from Public to...