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23rd Jul 2023 announcement

The server is coming back online with the most recent patch notes applied


17th Jul 2023 announcement

Dear Shards of Britannia Community,

We come before you today to unveil significant updates to our rules and guidelines. These changes have been carefully considered, taking into account valuable feedback from our dedicated players, as well as extensive internal discussions. Our goal is to create a clear and enriching experience in Shards of Britannia, fostering a fair and enjoyable environment for all.

Multiboxing, PvP & IP Restrictions, Spy-Camming:

One area that required attention was the rules surrounding multiboxing, PvP, and IP restrictions. We have listened to your concerns and have implemented specific updates to address the ambiguities that existed in the past.

Firstly, it is important to note that using multiple accounts simultaneously, or multiboxing, is now strictly disallowed for PvP combat or other PvP actions, including stealing. To ensure a balanced and fair PvP environment, players who intend to initiate PvP, whether for server events or Player Killing, are not allowed to have more than one character logged in at any given time. This change aims to create a level playing field and promote fair competition.

Again, if you intend to initiate in PvP and want to avoid any accusations of rule violations, please ensure that all other characters/accounts are logged out during such engagements. For players requiring exceptions due to multiple players within the same household, please refer to the 'Account Ownership Limit' section for further assistance.

It is crucial to note that defending yourself from hostile player actions, including those that turn a player criminal (either grey or red), is not subject to the same multiboxing PvP restrictions. Your right to defend yourself against attackers remains intact.

Reporting Rule Violations:

We deeply value the integrity of our community and our commitment to fair gameplay. With this in mind, we encourage all players to promptly report any rule violations they witness. To streamline the reporting process and ensure effectiveness, we have established some guidelines for you to follow:

  • Video evidence is highly encouraged and provides the strongest foundation for reporting rule violations. Whenever possible, please provide video footage to support your claims.
  • While screenshots are considered, additional evidence may be required to take appropriate action against a player and their account(s). We appreciate your understanding as we work diligently to ensure a fair resolution.
  • To facilitate accurate assessment and investigation, please provide exact timestamps of the violation, including the date and time when the incident occurred. This information is vital in our pursuit of a fair and just environment for all players.
  • Accusing another player of violating the rules is taken seriously, and all reports are treated with the utmost seriousness and are thoroughly investigated.
  • We must stress that accusing other players of rules violations when none occurred is considered toxic behavior and will not be tolerated. Our community thrives on respect, trust, and collaboration, and we appreciate your cooperation in maintaining a positive atmosphere.

We sincerely believe that these rules updates mark a significant step forward for Shards of Britannia. By clarifying the guidelines and reducing the gray areas that may have been exploited or caused confusion in the past, we strive to enhance your gaming experience. These changes will also facilitate smoother rules translation for our diverse player base, considering various languages.

As always, we remain committed to delivering a rich and immersive world for your enjoyment. Your feedback has been invaluable in shaping these updates, and we appreciate your ongoing support as we continue to refine and improve Shards of Britannia. Together, let us forge a path of fairness, camaraderie, and unforgettable adventures.

The Shards of Britannia Team


15th Jul 2023 announcement

This is a reminder that the Moonglow Bazaar is ending tonight after the daily restart at 9 am UTC. If you have a vendor rented after the deadline passes, the vendor's gold, equipment & backpack contents will be packed up into your account vault for later retrieval. We will continue to do more Bazaar events going forward. Thanks to everyone for participating, see you at the next Bazaar!


12th Jul 2023 announcement

The login server is now restored


12th Jul 2023 announcement

There's an unexpected outage with the Legends of Aria services preventing players from logging into the game right now. We've alerted those involved and hope the issue is resolved quickly, thanks for your patience!


1st Jul 2023 announcement

The Moonglow Bazaar is being extended to July 14th and we have reduced prices on any remaining vendor spots!


24th Jun 2023 announcement

All, the following Mini Boss Spawns should now all be working again:

Fezzik the Ogre Cook Arch Mage Barracoon


20th Jun 2023 announcement

The Character Reflections Summer Sale that was scheduled to end July 1st has been EXTENDED indefinitely! Enjoy creating your character reflections at the new lower introductory price to get you started.🌞


6th Jun 2023 announcement

We sincerely apologize for the interruption! Due to an unforeseen issue, we were forced to bring the server down temporarily and perform a rollback, resulting in a loss of approximately two hours of progress. We understand the frustration and inconvenience this may have caused, and we deeply regret any loss of time or progress you may have experienced. Our team is actively investigating the situation to prevent similar occurrences in the future. We appreciate your understanding and patience as we work towards providing a more stable gaming experience for all players. Thank you for your continued support and dedication.


25th May 2023 announcement

The server is coming back online. Thanks for your patience.


25th May 2023 announcement

During today's maintenance (9am Thursday UTC/5am Thursday US ET) the server will remain offline for up to 90 minutes while we perform maintenance.

Note that during this time, we will be doing another batch of Steam account migrations. If you are still waiting on your account to be migrated, please double check that you have provided the correct details, which include the EXISTING account ID and the NEW account ID to move your characters to.

We are unable to migrate you if you do not provide the correct details. After this maintenance, any grandfathered Steam accounts that were able to play on our server will no longer be able to connect. This is a vital step to move forward with our other client-related projects and we cannot wait any longer.

This doesn't mean you won't still be able to transfer any Steam accounts if you missed the boat - please visit https://shardsofbritannia.com/play and make sure you fill out the form and we will do what we can to cater for your request in the future.

Please keep an eye on #news in Discord to see when the server will be available again, and thank you as always for your patience.


24th May 2023 announcement

We're excited to announce that Shroud has joined the team! Shroud has volunteered to help out with Development & Coding duties. Shroud will be starting out helping to fix awful BUGS! So in the future you may see them assisting players in-game from time to time and asking & answering questions in chat. Please give Shroud a warm welcome to the team and thanks for offering to share your free time with us! <3


23rd May 2023 announcement

We're writing to inform you that Discord Support Tickets are AVAILABLE again now for emergency issues

Please continue to submit bug reports and general feedback in-game using the /feedback command (also known as /bug), we constantly monitor in-game reports

If you have an issue accessing the game, or a complex issue that cannot be easily described from in-game, please feel free to write us from our website at https://shardsofbritannia.com/contact OR create an Emergency Support Ticket in Discord if available

If your issue requires a response then we will do our best to get back to you in a timely manner. Thanks for your understanding!

Reminder: Please do not DM staff, we do not accept or reply to DMs in most cases


22nd May 2023 announcement

We're excited to announce that Milamber has joined the team! Milamber has volunteered to help out with Community Management & Counselor duties so you will see them around in chat quite a bit, and in the future you may see them assisting players in-game from time to time. Please give Milamber a warm welcome to the team and thanks for offering to share your free time with us! <3


10th May 2023 announcement

It's time for another Bazaar! We're back at Moonglow Lyceaum again this time, and vendor spots can be rented until July 1st. We've installed a separate Vendor Search stone at the Lyceaum as well. Happy buying & selling!

PS: There's a new rental property available next to the Lyceaum now as well.


8th May 2023 announcement

Happy Monday! We hope you're having a great day. We have just a few reminders and clarifications for you today:

  • Discord Support Tickets are currently on Vacation, see: https://shardsofbritannia.com/news/support-options-update

  • Britain Moat Fishing: We have fixed the issue with not obtaining uncommon items and tokens from the Britain Moat. Please be aware, it is against the rules to use multiple characters to fish at the same time & you should not be using a Young character for Moat Fishing (this will be patched out soon)


3rd May 2023 announcement

Recently we identified and resolved an issue with Rental Properties. Specifically, if you rented a property and the rent expired from not paying, you probably received notice that your rental property belongings have been packed up and can be retrieved from the Account Vault. If you had a rental property prior to March 3rd, 2023 and the items from your rental were not recoverable, your items may still be stored and can be retrieved by staff. If you had this happen, please contact us for assistance and we will do our best to try to recover your items.


1st May 2023 announcement

It is intended for all characters to be able to enter, traverse and hang out in towns no matter their notoriety state. To be clear, murderers are allowed to enter protected towns and hangout, but they are unable to use any vendors in town, and they are subject to being attacked by anyone as well as being Guard whacked if they commit any crimes. Furthermore, it's intended for all characters to be able to enter the West Britain Bank rooftop hangout, even murderers. Combat is prevented from this space, as well as using the ladders/teleporters to the roof after engaging in combat, so there should be no concern about this. To learn more about how the Criminal System & Guards work, check out the Notoriety wiki page: https://wiki.shardsofbritannia.com/en/notoriety


25th Apr 2023 announcement

The Easter egg hunt has officially ended for the season, we hope you had fun hopping around collecting carrots and smashing eggs! Reminder: The Easter Vendor will remain until June 1st!


10th Apr 2023 announcement

The first wave of Steam account to regular account transfers has been completed. Please check the email address you used on the form for details.

If you did not receive an email and you had previously submitted a transfer request, it means you did not fill out the form correctly. Please visit the form via https://shardsofbritannia/play and try again. Please do use the video that we have shared on the process to ensure you give us the correct details.


8th Apr 2023 announcement

The Easter Egg hunt has commenced! Easter Egg Nests will be scattered throughout the overworld for you to find. Double click the eggs to try opening them for fun surprises and goodies! Monsters also have a chance to spawn as Easter Paragon which can also drop Easter carrots and goodies.

Collect Fabled Carrots to spend at the Easter Vendor who can be found on the Britain Bank Roof. They will also buy some of the items you may get from the eggs in exchange for more Fabled Carrots.

The Carrot & Egg Hunt will be live until April 24th and we will try our best to do some planned and/or spontaneous events throughout the week. The Easter vendor will be available until June 1st

Happy Easter!


8th Apr 2023 announcement

We are aware of an issue with patron benefits reflecting in game at the moment and are working to resolve the issue. Apologies for the inconvenience, and thanks for your patience.

Update: This issue has been resolved (again) and Patron Benefits should start updating again momentarily, sorry for the interruption!


5th Apr 2023 announcement

For those of you that are still waiting for a Steam account transfer we have not yet completed it and don't have an ETA for you. If you are using a steam account please continue to play the Steam account until we have advised you otherwise thank you


4th Apr 2023 announcement

Hello everyone,

We wanted to take a moment to reach out to our wonderful community of players and express our gratitude for your continued support of our video game project. We know that many of you have been patiently waiting for updates and improvements, and we wanted to address some of the concerns that have been circulating recently.

First and foremost, we want to remind everyone that we are a team of volunteers who work on this project in our free time. We don't have the luxury of spending every waking moment on it, but we are doing the best we can with the time we have. We appreciate your understanding and patience as we work to make this game the best it can be.

We also want to remind everyone that if you experience any issues or bugs while playing, please be sure to report them appropriately, if you're not sure check our Contact Us page for details https://shardsofbritannia.com/about/contact. We value your feedback and take all reports seriously. Please understand that it may take us some time to sort through and process all of the feedback we receive, but we promise to take action on anything that requires it.

We understand that some of you may be feeling frustrated or disappointed with the pace of our progress or perceived lack of action or progress, but we want to assure you that we are committed to making this game a success. We ask for your patience and understanding as we continue to work on it, and we promise to keep you updated on any major developments.

Finally, we want to thank you all for your passion and continued support of our project. Your enthusiasm and dedication inspire us to keep working hard and pushing forward. Please continue to be patient with us and know that we are doing everything we can to make this game the best it can be.

Thank you all, and happy gaming!


29th Mar 2023 announcement

Apologies for the extended maintenance window, the server is now back online.


29th Mar 2023 announcement

The server will be offline for up to an hour during the next maintenance window at 9am UTC. Thanks for your patience.


23rd Mar 2023 announcement

From the 1st April 2023, we will no longer support Steam accounts. Those of you currently using them will get a message to that effect when logging into the game, directing you to this form:

https://forms.gle/gMkPMmFS8fw2ep4r8

The good news is we have a process now to transfer your Steam accounts to regular standalone accounts! April 1st is not the deadline for this, and we will continue to accept Steam transfer requests after that time - however note that you will not be able to log in using your Steam account from April 1st.

Please note that while you may have seen the form before, some of the fields have changed. Please review the form again and ensure we have details of both your existing Steam account, AND your new, clean, empty account with NO CHARACTERS to transfer it to.

Please also note we will ONLY be conducting these transfers for Steam accounts. It's a colossal amount of work, and not viable at this time to handle any other transfer requests.

As per the form, once you have submitted a transfer request, it may take a day or two to finalise as it needs to be done during the nightly maintenance window and relies on the availability of staff to do this. Please be patient with us during this time.

This will be the final step we need to take before we introduce our new features. Sound and music will be first off the rank early in April! We hope you're all looking forward to that as much as we are.


17th Mar 2023 announcement

Dear citizens, we have some great news to share with you today!

We have been working hard on developing a method for transferring characters from your Steam accounts to new standalone accounts. We understand how frustrating it can be to have an account that is stuck on Steam, so we're here to help.

If you are still using a Steam account and cannot login with the Shards of Britannia launcher please continue reading:

Firstly, only new & unused accounts can be used to transfer to, any pre-existing accounts will not be eligible

If you have a new & unused account ready, please continue the following:

  1. Make sure you have filled out the Steam Account Issues Form
  2. Some of you have filled out the form already but have filled out the Transfer-To part with an account that already has characters, please make sure you update that with a brand new account instead
  3. Contact Us after you have filled out or updated the form to let us know you are ready for the transfer

A few things to keep in mind:

  • Account age, veteran rewards, and all other account-related information will carry over
  • Patrons will need to update the Patron Registration form to reflect the new Account ID there, if applicable: https://forms.gle/5gdsrX13PVYHnv9QA
  • We will only be transferring characters that are coming from Steam accounts

Transfers will need to be completed during server down-time and will be coordinated during a time when staff is available to complete the transfers. We kindly ask for your patience and understanding throughout this process, thank you!

FINAL THOUGHTS: We will allow several days for everyone to update the Form and also to perform some testing. We will be reaching out to some of you to help us test soon


17th Mar 2023 announcement

We've setup a clean Forum instance again at https://forum.shardsofbritannia.com/

It's currently setup for players to post picture of their house decorations. Periodically, as you know, we run House Decoration Contests, and often the decorations go on display for a few weeks and then they get put into the Recycle Bin.

Let's change all that! From now on, we're going to encourage players to post their creations on the forum, at any time, even when we're not doing a contest.

You all put so much time and effort into designing your spaces, we want to make sure your work can be seen by all, and stays around indefinitely if you decide to change things later.

We will probably organize future House Decoration Contests on this forum as well to keep it all in a central place. Discord gets too crowded over time to hold everything, so we hope this works well.

Thanks for spending your free time with us and for sharing your creations. Happy decorating!


15th Mar 2023 announcement

We've updated the web map found at https://map.shardsofbritannia.com with the version originally designed by Duck and you can begin contributing to the waypoints immediately. We've also added a direct link to the map from our website. For those wishing to use the old map still, it's still available at https://oldmap.shardsofbritannia.com