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.

  • Containers created by using the option Organize Backpack will now be prevented from leaving your backpack and they will disappear when becoming empty
  • Armor reduction can no longer reduce damage beyond 80% of the damage inflicted when the attacker is a player.
  • Made several improvements to monster difficulty calculations to better reflect their difficulty in preparation for an upcoming PvM overhaul.
  • Fixed a bug with transferring silver.
  • Despise spawns have been adjusted to better suit new players on the upper levels.
  • Fixed an issue with fish not being stackable or usable as a resource since the most recent fishing patch
  • Updated prices for Reflections to be 500k each for the first two reflections and an additional 500k each reflection after

Reflections

  • Character Reflections added, you can save your skills and stats to a reflection to be restored later, for 1,000,000gp
  • Access the Reflections window from the paper doll or skills window

Soulstones

  • A new 5-charge Soulstone has been added for 1,000,000gp to the Jeweler vendor

House Storage Upgrades

  • You can now upgrade your house storage limitations for a fee, see the Upgrade Storage button in the house menu under the Storage tab
  • The cost to upgrade house storage is 100k to start, adding 100k for each subsequent upgrade up to 10 times
  • This does not transfer when relocating houses and does not refund when demolishing a house, it is non-refundable!

Rental Property

  • Rental properties will now have a 25% upcharge when renting a property while also owning a permanent house

Note: We are still finalizing some details with Rental Properties and there are no properties to rent in-game yet, we will make a separate announcement when properties start to become available, occurring gradually.

Digging

  • Added the ability to use shovels at the public farms around towns, the ones that usually spawn cotton
  • Digging in farms will produce various vegetables and even worms, a new type of fishing bait

Fishing & Fishing Bait

  • Added earthworms that can be applied to fishing rods for increased chances of catching fish; these can be found by digging at public farms
  • Added minnows that can be applied to fishing rods for even higher chances of catching fish; these can be caught using fishing nets
  • Added fishing chum that can be thrown into the water to try and lure schools of fish which provide increased yield; this can be obtained by cutting up Prized Fish
  • Using Fishing Nets will now yield minnows
  • Fabled Fishing Net added, can be obtained in both overworld and dungeons and can spawn fantastical sea creatures

General

  • Added Ballot Box house addon to Carpentry crafting recipes
  • Fixed an issue with the dialog not appearing when trying to add pets to the Pet Broker and in some other cases
  • Added /waypoint command to add a map waypoint at your current location
  • All faction pillar control points will now light up when the event is active instead of just the main pillar.
  • Faction players cannot control a pillar if they've recently been hidden.
  • Fixed a bug causing previously allowed dungeon marking locations to be disallowed.
  • Chest spawn times have been adjusted based on dungeon chest level.
  • Lockpicking skill gain factor has been increased.
  • Mage vendors will now buy scrolls.
  • Additional improvements to boss reset mechanics.

Dungeon Chest spawn times have been balanced recently according to difficulty

After the recent patch went live we realized that we had prematurely included a change causing items on vendors to count against your house storage, and there was no time for players to adjust to this beforehand. Not long after that happened we disabled the change and announced that we would re-enable it on 6/1/22. We now have an update regarding this, as follows:

  • Vendor items will NOT be included in house storage limits and instead vendors will begin to charge a daily fee after 6/1/22

Vendor Fees (goes into effect on 6/1/22):

  • Vendors will charge 60gp per day plus an additional fee based on the cost of goods for sale that are listed at more than 2500gp; formula: ( Price / 2500 ) * 3
  • Vendors now have an option for owners to check the current fees and to deposit gold to their bank
  • Vendor fees will be paid out of the vendor's bank, which is also where proceeds from sales are stored; this means that your vendor will use any gold you deposit plus any proceeds from sales to try and fund themselves
  • Vendors that are unable to collect their fees will automatically pack their belongings to your account vault before disappearing (can be retrieved using /getvault); you will also receive a Notification if this happens

Account Vault:

  • Added multiple options to unpack vendor contents from the vault:
    • unpack to bank (places a container in your bank with the items; items must be able to fit due to performance implications)
    • unpack to ground (places a container at your feet with the items)
    • unpack to house container (places a container inside the targeted locked down or secure container on your plot and unpacks the contents to it; house storage limitations still apply)

Bosses will now reset less frequently and will provide warning messages to players in most cases before resetting. Players still need to remain within the boss area when engaging most bosses.

Several performance improvements have been made.

  • Greatly reduced the stutter in the client when streaming additional world assets.
  • Client should no longer load and unload resources along world borders excessively.
  • Improved client network responsiveness.
  • Fixed an issue causing line of sight checks over short objects to not work properly.

Faction Conflict Pillar event locations have received a significant upgrade! Along with altered layouts they now feature 3 control points instead of just one. Events will be disabled for a short time until setup is fully completed. Other patch notes are listed below.

https://wiki.shardsofbritannia.com/en/updates/05-13-2022

Today's update includes some fixes and improvements to help out under populated factions in events.

https://wiki.shardsofbritannia.com/en/updates/05-09-2022

We're excited to announce that factions 1.0 is now live! Players can now join up and begin fighting for True Britannians, Shadowlords, or Minax. Details of this system and the changes brought by this update are in the link below.

https://wiki.shardsofbritannia.com/en/factions-release-notes

Come one, come all! Lord British's League of Honorable Merchants welcomes you to participate in Sosaria's first live auction! Join us at The Guiding Hand in the quiet town of Skara Brae on the night of May the 21st, at 8pm EST! Merchants bring your most valuable wares and buyers unlock your coffers! Spectators Welcome!

Auction Rules:

Limit 5 Items per person. May be extended depending on number of submissions.

Minimum reserve is 10k. This means Items must be worth 10k or more. No Junk please!

A 10% tax will be assessed to Lord British at the time the item is received.

Submission cutoff on 5/20/22 at 11:00pm.

What to do: Submit your Items via the Auctioneer's Asstant at The Guiding Hand in Skara Brae and make sure to include your reserve price! If your item isn't sold, the item can be immediately returned to you or you will have the option to roll it into the next auction. Gold and Items will be exchanged by Lord British himself after each item is sold! Let the bidding wars commence!

The following patch is scheduled to go out later today on 5/5/22

House Storage & Decorations Out of Bounds:

  • Fixed an issue causing house Max Storage/Lockdown calculations to be incorrect in some cases reducing the total storage allowed by error
  • Fixed an issue causing house Used Storage/Lockdown calculations to be incorrect in some cases, allowing players to add items to containers even if it would put the house over it's storage limit
    • Note: this may cause your storage amount to be updated and over the limit after this has update if you have too many items in your house
  • Fixed issues with house decorations being able to be placed out of bounds in some cases
    • As a result of this correction, objects that are out of bounds may be moved to the House Moving Crate that can be retrieved from the house menu
    • Houses placed before this change are considered Grandfathered and any pre-existing objects that are within a 1-unit radius around the house will remain, however newly placed objects will not be able to be decorated out of bounds & moving the house may cause them to be corrected after
  • Objects for sale on player vendors are now counted towards your house's storage total

Rental Properties

  • Added the ability for staff to setup rental properties in-game, so you may start to see some buildings have signs on them with prices at some point.
  • Rental properties will work exactly the same as a house except:
    • are exempt from House Decay
    • may come pre-furnished with static furniture (doesn't count against limit)
    • cannot have a Guild assigned nor do Guild features work with it (we may look into creating Guild Rentals as a new feature? no promises)
  • Rental properties are tied to your account, but you may own a house and rent property at the same time as they are treated separately
  • Rental properties are paid for in 1-week increments and you can pre-pay up to 4 weeks in advance, starting the first day you rent the unit
  • Failure to renew rent before the Rental Agreement expires will force eviction after a 3-day grace period
  • Rental property evictions will cause the property to be re-listed for renting & the evicted tenant's objects will be packed into storage for later retrieval, but for a cost (we may consider auctions or something if the owner doesn't retrieve their stuff after a time, no promises)
  • Rental properties may be located inside of Guards Protection but the interior of the rental property might be Unprotected, depending on the decision of staff for that property

Auctions

  • Added a new Auctioneer's Assistant tool for staff to be able to manually run in-game auctions with players (this should not be confused with an automated auction-house system)
  • This new tool will be available for players in the form of an NPC titled the Auctioneer's Assistant. Interacting with this NPC will allow players to view upcoming auctions as well as list items for sale or manage their listed items.
  • More Details here: https://wiki.shardsofbritannia.com/en/Auctions
  • a new Tailoring recipe has been added allowing you to craft the new Bear Mask rawr
  • Fixed an issue with the new Item Preview feature not working for players

Today's Hotfixes:

  • Hedge Maze is now off-limits for quick travel, and you will not be able to mark runes inside of, nor will you be able to recall/gate to existing runes inside Hedge Maze
  • Fixed an issue preventing digging for Treasure Chests from completing in some cases
  • Fixed an issue with trying to create a guild not working in some cases; if for some reason the creation of a guild fails going forward, subsequent re-tries should work successfully
  • Should be able to engrave items on your vendors now

Hotfix from earlier:

  • Bonded Pet skill loss from death has been reduced from 1.0 points to 0.1 when being resurrected by a Player, or 0.2 when being resurrected by an NPC
  • Slightly increased payout of fabled carrots inside egg nests & on vorpal bunnies
  • Vorpal bunnies will now have a chance to spawn as Enraged which will be tougher and have a chance to drop some easter items and more carrots
  • Easter Paragons are now enabled and some mobs, mainly in dungeons, will have a chance to spawn as a Paragon which will have chances to drop easter items and carrots
  • Fixed an issue with Vorpal Bunnies spawning in water or out of bounds in some cases
  • Fixed an issue with Easter Egg Nest riddle answers not being accepted in some cases
  • Each Easter riddle will now only need to be answered correctly once per character
  • Note: Most riddles accept multiple correct answers to account for spelling or gramma variations

We will do our best to setup an Easter Invasion that can be self-activated by players using an item bought from the Easter Vendor, depending on available time.

We've added a new Item Preview option to the Veteran Rewards and Vendor Buy windows. Clicking this button will open a container with the object in it briefly so you can see what you will receive. Large items like hearthstones may not appear completely inside the container, we'll try to improve that at some point also.