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.

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!

  • 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 subject to no challenge skill check when successfully casting a spell. This means that any harmful spell casted by a player will result in a skill gain opportunity for Evaluating Intelligence. This is comparable to how Anatomy gains with combat skills.
  • The curve for daily caps has been made less severe at the upper end.
  • Threat generation has been increased for healing and ranged damage.
  • Certain monsters will more aggressively consider targeting players further away from them.

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

  • Blacksmith/Weaponsmith/Armorsmith NPCs will now carry more items for sale with differing stock selections from each other.
  • 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 saying "No Items Available" when there actually is items in your backpack
  • Lumberjacking has been optimized to get a few more chops out of each tree
  • Fixed issue with crafting favorites going to the wrong recipe or none at all
  • Fixed issue with pets not casting
  • Removed the macro interrupted speech when a target is not acquired
  • Fixed issue with being able to over-stuff packhorses
  • Tracking will now be interrupted by damage received and death
  • Fixed issue with Guild security options being available when no guild is assigned to house
  • Fixed issue with stacks of objects not responding to player split requests in some cases
  • Fixed issue with stacks of gold being created over the stack limit size of 60k in some cases, like on monsters
  • Potion kegs have been reworked, fixing the issue with potions being eaten & improving their general performance and behavior, like with auto-filling kegs when crafting potions & you may notice the right-click options look/behave slightly different than before
  • Fixed issue with released pets names staying blue erroneously, they should go back to their wild name color (gray usually); they will also be aggressive once again
  • 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 greater now have a chance to recover materials when Destroying their camps.

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

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

  • 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

  • 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 pet confirmations removed for QOL, and the unstable window will now show the cost to unstable next to each pet
  • Pets will now be fully fed while in the stables

Patch notes for Test Center are being kept track of here: https://forums.legendsofultima.online/d/28-test-center-patch-notes

  • Fixed stackables not stacking when dropping objects onto containers directly
    - Added prevention for dropping objects to healthbars, this is not intended
    - Added prevention for mounting pets you cannot control over 30 difficulty
    - Removed ability to use Stack Contents on containers within player vendors
    - Fixed some stationed guards not responding to combat
    - Added prevention for using Forensic Eval against invalid corpses, or corpses that are part of the world
    - Added Vendor Glue so vendors will stop wandering for short duration while players interact with them

The Vorpal Easter Bunny that spawns when opening an easter egg nest was not intended to be tameable and they have been updated to reflect that, and any existing tames removed. Subsequently, if you had tamed and stored one on a pet broker, the pet broker should now be updated as well. Sorry for the confusion! We'll try to be more careful about things like this in the future. grimacing

An issue was resolved with using the Restock Reagents option with town vendors, if they are sold out of one or more of the items, causing players to be charged without receiving items. Please let us know if you encounter any other issues with the vendors.

  • An issue with torches not behaving consistently has been resolved; torches have all been moved over to a new Torch slot, and a button for it added to the paperdoll
    - Attempting to purchase items from player vendors will no longer only consume gold from the bank if the purchase is over 3000gp, instead all purchases will now check bank for gold or checks
    - Speech prompts, like when setting prices with player vendors, will now automatically activate chat so you can begin typing without needing to press enter first
    - An issue with players not being able to call Guards on players that have become hidden has been resolved
    - Stealing chance bonus added for thieves with 100 Stealing, a spreadsheet with chance calculation added at https://kutt.it/ZvCqDQ
    - An issue causing pack animals to become overfilled in some cases has been resolved
    - An issue has been resolved that was allowing players to mount while hidden and continue moving while mounted & hidden
    - An issue with fishing nets having duplicate tooltips should be resolved
    - An issue with bankers spamming "Guards!" multiple times in a row when a criminal interacts with them has been resolved
    - An issue with disguised name not appearing, instead showing the character's real name in several cases has be resolved
    - The chef/cook vendors should now buy items that they sell, including apples
    - An issue with getting stuck inside of campfires when using Camping skill has been resolved
  • An issue with some players getting stuck inside of the ice fishing huts has been resolved
    - An issue has been solved with adding a large amount of potions to a keg resulting in improper amount of empty bottles being returned
    - Empty bottles have been moved out of potion recipes and instead will consume an empty bottle only upon successful crafting of a potion; this is to help solve edge cases of empty bottles not being refunded sometimes during crafting
    - An issue with mana being overly consumed when using quick-travel spells has been resolved
    - An issue with being unable to cut fish into fillets has been resolved
    - An issue with the pet broker window not re-opening after setting a price has been resolved
    - An issue with some objects not being unequipped on death has been resolved
    - An issue with some effects not ending and cleaning up properly if logging out and back in after the duration has expired has been resolved, most notably Incognito
    - An issue that would sometimes cause mobs to spawn or leash to locations on house plots has been resolved
  • An issue with the winter hair dye not working for female characters has been resolved
  • An issue has been resolved sometimes causing Fishing related actions to report "You are already Fishing"
  • An issue with fishing nets not working when using one from a stack has been resolved
    - An issue with the Macro Creator overriding floating hotbar icons has been resolved
    - The Blacksmith model houses have been retired due to a bug which only affects newly placed houses. If you already have a blacksmith model house and it still works fine then you may keep it. They are no longer utilized or supported by LOA so the blueprints have been removed from architects, but they can be sold back to the vendors for a full refund.
  • Agressive rats should now ignore mobile collision/shove mechanics, if there are other small critters that do not ignore please send bug reports
    - An issue with group messages sometimes referring to payers as "nil" has been resolved
    - Group members should no longer trigger "... has logged in/out" alerts when switching regions
    - Equipment circle buttons will now appear on player vendor paperdolls to allow owners to more easily manage the vendor's worn equipment
    - An issue that sometimes causes vendors/pet brokers to be ejected from the house plot immediately when being hired should be resolved
    - For privacy reasons, whispers are now restricted to friends only, meaning that you will need to have a player on your friends list in order to /tell them or whisper them
    - Known Issue: Some secured objects on plots may not show the "Security" option in the right-click menu, we are investigating. As a workaround, we've added a "Manage Object Security" option to the plot menu to allow you to target a secured object and change it's security level.
    - Known Issue: Some house blueprints are not displaying their dimensions in their tooltips. As a workaround, it will now display the dimensions required in a system message when trying to place a house and it does not fit.
    - To aid with house placements, you can now target the mailbox directly when trying to place a house to attempt placing directly on the center of the plot.