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.

  • Added abandoned pet alerts for owners, if your pet is abandoned and wandering you will receive periodic alerts
  • Balanced decipher chance for treasure maps
  • Fixed issue with Upgrade Plainly Drawn Treasure map recipe not detecting maps in backpack
  • Fixed issue with treasure maps not being detected while digging if they are nested in other containers in the backpack
  • Fixed issue with Shovel not being able to be used from the hotbar consistently
  • Fixed issue with Sturdy Shovel not having the Dig ability while equipped
  • Improve treasure map digging from a distance, now you will see "the treasure appears to be nearby" and a sparkle effect will play at the treasure's location
  • Fixed issue with some treasure map monsters not being aligned causing them to attack each other
  • Balanced chance for monsters to spawn from treasure chest while looting it
  • Map waypoints will now be shown in all regions instead of the region you added them from
  • Fixed issue with not being able to craft Exceptional tools
  • Exceptionally crafted items now have "Exceptional" tooltip applied
  • Added /changeprice command to be able to quickly change prices of your vendor for sale items
  • Reworked the /mount or /remount command to be consistent with double clicking your mount
  • Fixed issue with Spellbook spell count tooltip being inaccurate in some cases
  • Fixed issue with Runebook showing "0 charges were consumed" when using a regular runebook versus a sacred runebook
  • Fixed issue with some Full Spellbooks not being detected for crafting recipes
  • Prevented edge cases of non-Young players being able to use or manipulate objects from the Young player chests
  • Attempted to resolve Overweight becoming stuck on players in some cases after dropping items
  • Improved dropping items inside of house to be able to place objects on top of other objects as well as prevent dropping inside of walls causing them to get stuck
  • Fixed issue with players not being able to use/move items in Mailboxes placed in a house
  • Decreased Daily BoD timer from 24 hours to 23 hours
  • Fixed issue with Arch Protection and possibly other spell effects not being refreshed persistently when re-casting them
  • Fixed issue with Tinker Traps not triggering when using Auto Loot on a container
  • Additional balancing for inscription item loot tables.
  • Sacred Runebooks will now properly consume Radiant Shards when crafted if found in the crafter's pack and apply lucky bonuses.
  • Sacred Runebook charge cost decreased to 75 gold per charge.
  • Sacred Runebook recall bonus trait range increased to 20-50% from 15-30%.
  • Fixed an issue causing Radiant Shard Clusters to appear more frequently than intended.
  • Carbon rarity has been increased from mining and drops.
  • Gem rarity has been increased.
  • Treasure hunting chests have increased gem drop chances vs dungeon chests.
  • Additional magic book resources added to treasure hunting chests.

The recent fishing changes, including dungeon fishing, have been temporarily reverted due to an issue. We will work to restore the update ASAP while also working to refresh the Ice Fishing feature.

  • Fixed an issue preventing users from crafting items after the recent patch went live
  • Fixed an issue with not being able to disenchant some items

The updates outlined here have been now been deployed: https://wiki.shardsofbritannia.com/en/inscription-overhaul-patch-notes

Thanks to everyone that has helped to test the changes and provide feedback! We will work on drawing a winner for the Tester Reward as we described in the call-to-action for this patch here: https://shardsofbritannia.com/news/testers-needed-inscription-treasure-hunting and will announce the winner at a later time.

General notes:

  • Dagger Isle terrain texture improved & snowy roofs added to Windemere buildings
  • Fixed issue with new Miner's Aprons not having a tooltip
  • Removed Tailoring recipes due to missing artwork: Blue Shirt, Blue Pants, Judge's Cloth Shirt
  • Fixed issue with cloth Priest Legs recipe not working
  • Random Orc Camps have been suspended temporarily
  • Improved fishing from docks, should be able to fish from town docks again

Bulk Order balancing:

  • corrected the gold value of low-end orders, was previously too low
  • corrected Fame value of orders, was previously too high
  • added option to receive 3 orders now with 24 hour cooldown, or you can still opt to receive 1 every 6 hours if desired

Fishing balancing:

  • balanced availability of higher end fish types
  • balanced chances to get fishing nets and MIBs while fishing & added fishing net chance to SOS treasure loot

Dungeon fishing:

  • increased chance to receive general loot & MIBs in dungeons
  • added special loot only available from fishing in dungeons (must be level 90 Fishing or higher)
  • fishing in a dungeon may disturb monsters in the water now

Ice Fishing (coming soon):

  • ice fishing is making a comeback and will be available on parts of Dagger Isle, more details soon
  • Bulk Order Books re-enabled with back-end improvements
  • Added notification category for Casino Alerts
  • Fixed an issue with Granite statuettes being the same model
  • Fixed an issue with salvaging tailored items with scissors not returning the correct amount of resources in some cases
  • Fishing Leaderboard re-enabled
  • The maximum amount of fishing nets required to fish up an SOS treasure has been reduced slightly
  • The chance to find SOS maps while fishing has been increased slightly
  • Basic Fishing Leaderboard feature added
  • Talk to any Fisher vendor to view & have your fish weighed and added to the leaderboard
  • The leaderboard is global and results are shared across all regions
  • Only the top 30 results will be shown
  • There are no rewards or benefits right now, this is just for bragging rights
  • You can now add Exceptional equipment to Non-Exceptional Small Bulk Orders
  • Fixed issue with Fruit Pie Platter being crafted as a deed
  • Removed the "Booze" crafting category for Cooking since there are no active recipes for it right now
  • Sewing Kits added to Tailor & Tanner vendors
  • Sewing Kits added to new character start items
  • Renamed Platemail to Platemail Tunic
  • Fixed issue with the incorrect crafting tool being used in some cases
  • Fixed issue with Cooking not requiring a Cooking Pot
  • Fixed not being able to place Large Green Rug (warning: this rug will not fit in a small house)
  • Fixed issue with the "Total Items" tooltip not appearing on locked down containers
  • Fixed issue with Sentinel monsters AI becoming stalled in some cases
  • Pets should have their faction icon cleared if the owner is not in a faction now

The Item Fixer NPC was added recently as a temporary on-demand fixer but they have been promoted to full-time and relocated to Counselor Hall buildings in Britain, Minoc and Yew, to remain permanently.

They can now fix the following issues:

  • Cloaks fitting in the wrong slot
  • MLK Book handout not opening
  • Halloween Masks fitting in the wrong slot
  • Fixed an issue with not being able to harvest stone with a normal pickaxe & new pickaxes not having the toggle option
  • Fixed issue with crafting equipment not applying any properties like Exceptional or others
  • Fixed a few Crafting recipe issues for:
    • Cooking: Apple Pie Slice & Cooked Fish: issue fixed prevented cooking these items
    • Carpentry: Hitching Post: removed as this is moved to Veteran Rewards
  • Added improvements to player vendor's Recent Sales tracking; the list will now keep track of how many similar items were sold instead of printing a new line for each individual item & improved the interface readability
  • CAPTCHA has been added to plant picking (cotton harvesting)
  • Added missing Spinning Wheels to all towns
  • Fixed issue with Stone Masonry books being locked down in the backpack (if you have one stuck in your backpack please page for help)
  • Fixed issue with older crafting tools not working in some cases since the addition of Bulk Orders
  • Fixed an issue with not being able to add Ornate Rugs or possibly other items to matching Small Bulk Orders
  • Fixed an issue with loot from monsters or treasure chests being off slightly
  • Fixed an issue with the "Linen Helm" Tailoring recipe not being available

Ok, apologies for the earlier false start all. Please log in to your clients again - you should again get a new 'britanniamain' asset downloaded and the trees should be working.

Thanks as always for your patience.

  • Trees should now be properly harvestable again. Log out and back into the game and it should download a new 'britanniamain' asset
  • Fixed an issue causing only gold to drop on monsters and treasure chests
  • Fixed an issue with scissors not working when trying to cut some items
  • Fixed a display issue with the Bulk Order window
  • Fixed spinning wheels in Tailor shops not being usable
  • Pre-existing ingots and ore will now be updated to their new colors following the recent changes outlined here: https://shardsofbritannia.com/news/bulk-orders-crafting-updates

The following updates are now live!

Bulk Orders Added

Mining & Blacksmithy Changes

Tailoring Changes

  • Sewing Kits added as the primary tool for Tailoring
  • Scissors are now only used for cutting fabric and items
  • Cutting cloth items will now retain the color of the item being cut, resulting in colored material returns, allowing you to turn that material into something else
  • Spinning wheel added as a workbench for spinning cotton (cannot be crafted, received as loot for Tailoring BODs, also exists in tailoring shops)
    • Cotton now requires being spun on a spinning wheel, which will spin it to thread, which can then be woven into Bolts of Fabric on the Loom via Tailoring
    • Bolts of Fabric can no longer be used to craft with, instead, they need to be cut into sheets of fabric
    • Bolts & sheets of fabric now retain their color when working with them, meaning if you have a pile of fabric that is Green, then the shirt you craft will be Green also
    • Clothes can now be crafted as Exceptional

The Item Fixer vendor has been spawned outside of Skara Brae Bank. For the next week, if you bring them your bugged MLK day handout book, right click and select Fix Item, then target the book, they'll take it and give you a new, functional one.

  • Vendors in Skara Brae have sorted out their supply line issues to the mainland and will now continually restock their goods after a short period of time.

After a nightly restart:

  • Players will no longer be able to stealth in full plate.
  • Wearing anything heavier than leather armor (> 10% Armor Penalty) will cause a penalty to stealth / increased chance to reveal (even at GM Stealth), with the chance to reveal increased based on the armor penalty of what you're wearing (see your paperdoll for armor penalty information)
  • There is no penalty whatsoever for stealthing in cloth or leather.

This change has been made in order to be more in-line with UO's stealth mechanics around heavier armors.

Pending nightly restart:

  • Tamed dragons will not be True Britannians faction
  • The GM spells Dark Guardian and Death Ward will not be castable unless you have GM in the skills required to unlock them
  • Faction Pillars have their timers randomized a bit- 80 hours plus or minus 8 hours