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.

  • Players can now see their Seeds and Soil Counts within the Gardening UI.
    - We recommend using a dedicated Pouch as Toggled Gardening Bag, and do Stack All Gardening.
    - If you decide to use your base backpack, this will work too, but Garden Bag has Stack All Gardening QOL.
    - Link = https://imgur.com/Ty94z0r
  • Faction Tower in Upper Plains should now be on a correct 2 hour respawn. The buff should now display the 25% bonus properly, pending restart for the buff display.

    - New Faction Stones in towns!!

    First test stone is in Moonglow close to the inn.

    If two players of the same faction, and only of that single faction, stand in a circle of roughly a bow's range for 3 minutes the stone will trigger. The faction that triggered it must then keep at least 2 players inside the circle for 10 minutes, regardless of how many other faction are present, unlike for the trigger part where only 2+ of a single faction need to hold for 3 minutes.
    After the 10 minutes the winning faction players in a large radius (4x bow range) around the stone will get a 14% glory buff for 2 hours. This does not stack with the buff from the towers.

    To recap:

    1- 2+ of a faction and ONLY that faction in stone range for 3+ minutes = Stone Triggered, system wide message to call other factions.

    2- 2+ of the faction that triggered the stone in stone range for 10+ minutes = Stone Claimed

    3- Buff given and faction vendor spawned for 2 hours

    NOTE: for now the faction leader spawns in it's place. We will add vendors that sell faction gear for twice the favor compared to crafting them and will add new means of gaining favor.

    Please leave us feedback on the new Faction Stone mechanic so we can add new ones to most towns.
  • Added a simple Vendors List option to plot mailboxes (via right click menu)
    - Added /reloadui command to hopefully alleviate issues where player healthbar(s) and hotbar(s) disappears
    - The 3 new instruments can be equipped and all bard actions can be used while having it equipped
    - Backpack of player vendors will now be updated when renaming them
    - An issue should be resolved causing players to receive multiple backpacks
  • Issue with fame going over the max allowed causing the Dread title to not display when it should
    - Begging record now gets cleared on town vendors periodically allowing beggars to attempt begging them again
    - Escorts now have Dungeons on their Destinations list! They will pay 2x as much for taking them into a Dungeon
  • The Farmer/Chef vendors now purchase Fresh Ingredients for good prices, at 8gp each.

Bards and Carpenters Rejoice: New Instruments
- 3 new instruments have been added to Carpentry: Bamboo Flute, Lute, and Drum
- They all require 45 Musicianship to craft along with Carpentry
- They have progressively increasing durability, in order from Lowest to Highest: Flute (regular), Drum, Lute, Bamboo Flute
- The regular flute recipe and durability remains untouched

Crafting Potions Directly Into Keg
- Potion Kegs can now be toggle as a Crafting Keg
- When you have at least 1 empty bottle and 1 crafting keg in your backpack while crafting potions, the system will try to automatically drop the potion into the keg (note: it is not smart enough to handle multiple kegs/types of potions yet)

  • An issue with fishing Sea Creatures to shore has been resolved; you should now be able to use the Fishing ability and target a sea creature that is spawned in the water and bring it to shore
    - An issue has been resolved with locked down paragon chests or other containers sometimes not receiving the Security options
    - Issue resolved with house trash can not being able to be removed
    - The Farmer/Chef vendor has been fixed and now buys all produce, both wild and from gardens
    - The paperdoll will now show incognito name
    - Paperdoll now hides Guild/Faction/Merchant Guild info on right panel when inspecting someone else + Adds "No Reputation" when we don't have a fame/karma title yet
    - An issue with Tudor Door Pointed deeds not working has been resolved
    - An issue with Paragon chests and Tinkering/Lockpicking boxes getting stuck as Locked after locking it down and releasing it from a plot has been resolved
    - An issue with being able to split some off of a stack of objects on someone else's pack animal has been resolved
  • You no longer need to remove an enchantment on a skill before applying a new one.
    - Enchantments can now be upgraded at any rank directly.

    This means you only need to get lucky once at rank 1, then you can work on that enchantment to bring it up to rank 4.

Snooping, Stealing, Disarm, Hotbars QOL Mega Update
- New Skills: Snooping and Stealing (https://legendsofultima.gamepedia.com/Stealing & https://legendsofultima.gamepedia.com/Snooping)
- New Combat Ability: Disarm, replaces Meditation on the Q hotbar icon (https://legendsofultima.gamepedia.com/Disarm)
- New Vendor: Thief Guildmaster, to join the Thieves Guild, also sells Disguise Kits
- Pre-existing decorative containers in towns will now spawn loot allowing thieves to train their stealing and get a little loot in the process

Hotbars QOL Additions
- The left-side hotbar is now draggable
- Hotbars and their icons can now be locked to prevent accidental dragging
- A new Lock button has been added to the bottom-center of the MiniMap to quickly toggle hotbar options
- The Player Settings (minimap gear-icon or /settings command) now has options to toggle Locking of all of the hotbars AND their icons

Various Fixes
- Player names have been removed from backpacks, they will simply be called "a backpack" now
- Pet titles showing "Name's Pet" will now be updated periodically when the owner's name changes
- Players' current target will be cleared automatically when dying and resurrecting
- Players will now be taken out of warmode automatically when dying and resurrecting
- An issue has been resolved with Guards attacking gray and red players on sight even though they have not committed a crime recently -- now they will only kill you if you recently committed a crime or are witnessed committing a crime, and either NPCs or player calls the Guards
- An issue has been resolved with Guards attacking and killing nearby gray and red players that were not their original target
- Fixed Magic Untrap spell to work with lower level traps on containers
- Fixed range on Telekinesis breaking traps to avoid damage
- Fixed an issue with being unable to equip an item from the hotbar when the item is nested in containers in the backpack

  • Forestry Broker has arrived in Yew, buys and sells fletching/lumberjacking/carpentry items, including buying boards, at better value
    - Mining Broker has arrived in Magincia, buys and sells blacksmithing/mining items, including buying ingots, at better value
    - Treasure Hunting Broker has arrived in Nujel'm, buys and sells cartography/lockpicking items at better value
    - Kindling can now be sold to traders for 1gp each, or to the forestry broker for 2gp each
  • Veterinary now follows UO formulas for pet healing scaled to the Pet Health.
    - Bandage Slip now reduces Heal Amount by 10% per hit taken, following UO formulas.
    - Lich mobs have been tweaked with new Voice/Animation/Speech and have been re-balanced to be more like UO.
  • Players can now successfully Add Fertilizer during any stage of the planting process where it is a valid option.
  • Hunger now shows on the Paperdoll, and updates in real time when eating, or progressing to a hangry state.
    - Starvation, Hungry, Peckish, and Full now have unique Chat Window messages, so players can focus on those.
    - Starvation is the only Hunger state that causes the Stats Debuff, but eating until Full is the smartest approach.
    - Pet Slots now show on the Paperdoll, and updates in real time when Taming, Releasing, or Transferring pets.
    - Several QOL updates to the existing Paperdoll, with expanded descriptions and some new ones too.
  • All treasure chest spawned mobs have been adjusted to allow for Bard skills to function properly. (Thanks for the bug report, Rezo!)
  • Farmers/Chefs now correctly sell potatoes and tomatoes (thanks for the bug report FahQ!)
    - Farmers/Chefs loved that very quick bug report so much that they now also buy and sell broccoli, cucumbers and onions as well.
    - The Ethereals and Event Tokens vendors have moved nearby Magincia bank, city of riches and pride!
    - Fixed bug with Elegant Small and Elegant Tall Glass craftables in Tinkering
    - The crafted alcohol component of Elegant Small and Elegant Tall Glass craftables in Tinkering has been removed
  • Farmers and Chefs now sell bread, fruit and vegetables
    - Farmers and Chefs now buy grown fruit and vegetables, including apples, oranges, pears, lemons, potatoes and tomatoes.
    - You say tomato, I say tomato, you say potato, I say potato.
    - New Farmers and Chefs have shown up in certain towns where there's more demand for food

Thank you to all of our armed service members who made the ultimate sacrifice for us. We remember you and your sacrifice today. Thanks to all of our active duty and retired military as well! We appreciate you and your service! Happy Memorial Day!

With the fall of the Orc Warchief and his legions, the orcs have retreated back to their main camp, leaving Vesper in peace and its surrounds available for housing and expansion. Huzzah!

  • Added 30 Second Cool-down timer on newly made Garden Beds/Plants, preventing quick Destroys of Beds/Plants.
    - Added Toggle Defaults to the Gardening Scythe, allowing players to set the Default to Mow Grass or Kill Plant.