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12th Mar 2023 announcement

The server is coming back online now, with a slight rollback of 30~ minutes. We apologize for the inconvenience, please allow a minute or two and you can get to gaming! :)


12th Mar 2023 announcement

Sorry folks, we've run into an issue causing us to require shutting down the server and rolling the save back less than 1 hour. Sorry for the inconvenience, please bear with us while we perform the roll-back and bring the server back up.


7th Mar 2023 announcement

If you have issues staying logged in to Shards of Britannia, make sure you're using the new SoB Launcher as outlined here: https://shardsofbritannia.com/play

If you are using the SoB Launcher to load and play the game and have repeated issues, please contact us so we can help you get back to playing


2nd Mar 2023 announcement

Another update to our launcher has been released. This one lets you launch additional instances of the game from a right click context menu. Simply right click the SoB Launcher icon in your system tray (down near your clock, sound controls etc) and choose 'Launch' to launch another client.

As always, if you have any issues with the launcher automatically updating, or don't see the new menu after exiting and running it again, you can manually download the new launcher at https://cdn.shardsofbritannia.com/launcher/SoB_Launcher.exe - simply replace the copy in your game folder with the freshly downloaded copy and you're good to go!


25th Feb 2023 announcement

We recently introduced a new launcher app that not only serves as a foundation for us to add more features to the game but also acts as an anti-cheat measure. Our team is working hard to fix client bugs and add new features to enhance your gameplay experience.

We want to remind everyone that cheating undermines the integrity of the game and negatively impacts the experience of other players. Therefore, we have a zero-tolerance policy towards cheating, and anyone caught cheating or conspiring to cheat will be removed from our community.

We understand that enforcing these measures takes time and resources away from developing new features and fixing bugs, but it is necessary to maintain the health of our game and community.

We hope all players understand the importance of fair play and integrity in our game. By playing fairly, you contribute to a better gaming experience for all and allow us to focus on improving the game and developing new features.

To ensure a fair and enjoyable gaming experience for all, please familiarize yourself with our rules and privacy policy. You can find our rules at https://shardsofbritannia.com/about/rules, which outlines our expectations for player conduct.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding. We look forward to your participation in the game!


18th Feb 2023 announcement

The server is coming online now. A few points to note:

If you had the client and launcher open already, please close the client (the launcher will auto-close when you do) and start again from the launcher. A small update will download and you'll be good to go.

For anyone wanting to multibox, please refer to https://shardsofbritannia.com/play for details. We are working to improve the method to launch multiple client instances and will advise further when that's done.

Thank you all for your patience once again.


18th Feb 2023 announcement

During our next maintenance window (9am UTC), we will be introducing our new launcher that we posted about recently. For instructions on how to use it, please refer to https://shardsofbritannia.com/play - those instructions will be updated to include the new launcher approximately 5 minutes prior to the restart.

Please note - the server will be offline for up to 3 hours during this maintenance window in order to implement the changes required. It may come online sooner than this, please watch #news for any updates

This launcher is the start of a longer project that will enable us to expand on our current level of client access, add new features, distribute custom sound and music, and also lets us more easily and flexibly troubleshoot issues as they happen.

Please note, as previously mentioned, our launcher is NOT compatible with Steam-based accounts (i.e. accounts that you are currently logging into using Steam). Options for Steam players will be in the new /play page when it is updated.

If you have any issues with the new launcher, ideally log a ticket in #support in Discord, or send us an email at [email protected]


13th Feb 2023 announcement

If you're reading this, the news bot is back online. Yay.


10th Feb 2023 announcement

We are working diligently to address the recent lag issues which causes stuttering and freezes in-game from time to time. We hope to have the issues improved very soon and appreciate your patience through the rough patches!


9th Feb 2023 announcement

This is a reminder of our House Vacation Hold policy. If you or someone you know is unable to attend the game for an extended period and you own a house, please contact us. We will be happy to consider your request to put the house(s) on Vacation Hold to prevent decay over a longer time frame.


8th Feb 2023 announcement

Out of growing interest from the public for the team to do a Q&A or AMA, or a live discussion, we've setup this forum to organize questions and answers: https://qa.shardsofbritannia.com

Communicating there will be more manageable since everyone can engage in their own time. Given the volunteer nature of the team, plus the fact that our community is entirely global, there is no need to worry about schedules with this format.

Please write your questions about the project there and the team will try to answer when we have time. Read more: https://qa.shardsofbritannia.com/d/2-questions-answers-guidelines


8th Feb 2023 announcement

There appears to be an unexpected outage with the Legends of Aria login server, preventing players from logging into the game currently. We've alerted Citadel Studios and hope the issue is resolved quickly, thanks for your patience!


4th Feb 2023 announcement

If you play Shards of Britannia from Steam and have either:

  1. not yet migrated your LOA Steam account to a standalone account where you log into the game with your email address and password instead of Steam
  2. have attempted to migrate your LOA Steam account but have had issues or it is incomplete

If you meet either of the above conditions, please fill out this form https://forms.gle/gMkPMmFS8fw2ep4r8 and we will help assess any available options to try and assist you.

Please Note: You will not hear from us immediately after submitting this form, but we will reach out after we've had time to assess the situation, determine what options are available, and what the best course of action would be. We appreciate your patience!


31st Jan 2023 announcement

We're aware of ongoing lag issues, particularly in the Britain region. Please bear with us while we work through identifying the root cause and hopefully finding a fix ASAP. At this time, leaving the affected region and returning ~15 minutes later should result in a better experience in most cases.

Thank you for your patience.


28th Jan 2023 announcement

We have some exciting changes planned for Shards of Britannia, and as a first step, we will soon be 'launching' our own customised game launcher. More details on that will follow when it is time (When It's Done!).

Due to this change, Steam accounts will no longer work. If you are still using Steam to log into any of your accounts, then please read the following:

  1. You need to be able to log into your account from the standard (non-Steam) client. If you can do this already, you can stop reading!
  2. If you're not sure, log in to Shards of Britannia using Steam and type /accountid - it should show you an ID in the format "xx-xxxx"
  3. Download the non-Steam client. We have a direct link available at https://shardsofbritannia.com/play - follow those instructions to get up and running
  4. Try logging in using your account ID (the ID you found in step #2 above) and your password.
  5. If none of this works, you will need to contact Citadel Studios to properly migrate your account. More details are available in our news article here: https://shardsofbritannia.com/news/legends-of-aria-steam-de-listing

Please help spread the word about this pending change with your guilds and other friends that play. We don't want anyone to be left behind on the Steam client! These are exciting times for us and this new launcher and associated technologies will open up many possibilities. Onwards and upwards!


26th Jan 2023 announcement

This is a reminder that Santa will officially be going on vacation starting on Feb 1st, 2023. Make sure to wrap up any pending trades or purchases, as Santa will be at his beach house until next season!


25th Jan 2023 announcement

All of the awards have been delivered to winners & participants of the Winter House Decoration Contest of 2022. Thanks again to everyone for participating! We can't wait to see what you come up with next time. Until then, happy decorating!


22nd Jan 2023 announcement

The vote is in for the Winter House Decoration Contest!

Firstly, we loved ALL of your creations! You all have some fantastic scenes and designs and it was a blast to look through all the houses and decorations. Thanks for sharing your time with us and participating. Now let's get down to business.

The staff and the public have voted and here are the winners:

  • Taria: Staff Choice (holiday)
  • Spacestripe: Staff Choice (general)
  • Goldfinger: People's Choice (holiday)
  • Zarnack: People's Choice (general)

Participants get:

  • special house sign with engraving

And winners get their choice of ONE of the following:

  • Customized Reindeer Antlers, three special colors to pick from (wearable deer mask with engraving)
  • Customized Santa Chair (candy cane chair furniture deed with engraving)
  • choice of 1 item from Santa vendor, not customized

Winners: The staff will open a private thread with you in Discord to arrange the award of your choice

Participants: The staff will lock down your custom sign at your house soon!


21st Jan 2023 announcement

This faction pillar has been split into its own region as a test case. It's in the same location, however you'll now transition out of Minoc proper and into this new region when going to this Faction Pillar.

Please let us know of any weirdness, however we expect this should greatly improve the performance of this pillar. All going well, we will look to do the same for other pillars in the future.


20th Jan 2023 announcement

Winter Holiday House Decoration Contest voting has begun for the People's Choice categories, please cast your votes in https://discord.com/channels/369023244038045697/1054518657411190864/1065067764458467388


14th Jan 2023 announcement

This is a reminder that the following events are coming to an end at 9:00 AM UTC on Jan 15th:

  • Winter Bazaar (vendors next to Windemere bank)
  • Christmas Candy Cane Conundrum (Elf camps & Xmas Paragons)
  • House Decoration Contest (deadline)

If you still have a vendor rented at the Bazaar when the deadline passes, the vendor's equipment, gold & contents will be moved to your account vault, and you will receive a notice in-game to retrieve it.

Santa will remain at his workshop until the end of the month to give players time to wrap up any pending trades & purchases, however, the Elf Camps and Christmas Paragons will no longer spawn.

The staff will take 1 week after the House Deco Contest deadline to vote on the winners & to do a public People's Choice vote, please stay tuned for more about that.

We hope you've enjoyed this season's activities, and thanks to everyone who has participated.


4th Jan 2023 announcement

Citadel Studios has pushed a new client update, and we understand that a few folks are having trouble updating. The client update is not mandatory, so you can simply run ‘Legends of Aria.exe’ directly from the game folder to bypass the launcher, and create a shortcut icon to make this easier.

Our guide at https://wiki.shardsofbritannia.com/play recommends this method and has more detail. If pain persists, you can download a full version of the client here: https://cdn.legendsofaria.com/Legends%20of%20Aria-1.4.1.0.zip - this same link is also available on the Legends of Aria dashboard, under the 'Problems running the patcher?' link, though we expect this to be updated to 1.4.11 in the coming days.


1st Jan 2023 announcement

There appears to be an outage with the LOA Login Server and we've alerted Citadel Studios of the issue. We hope it's resolved quickly, but in the meantime, players will be unable to connect to any servers. We'll alert you as soon as it's been restored, thanks for your patience


24th Dec 2022 announcement

The Necromancer vendor and Krampus, they did team, To bring some spooky creatures to the scene. But don't miss out, on these limited-edition beasts, The undead reindeer mounts, they're sure to feast, On your desire for adventure and thrill.

Act fast, for these mounts won't stay around, For long, they'll be gone, without a sound. Don't let this chance pass you by, To ride on the back of an undead reindeer mount, high.

So visit the Necromancer vendor's shop, And don't let these beasts come to a stop, From being yours, for a limited time, Don't miss out, on these fearsome beasts of mine.


24th Dec 2022 announcement

It's time for a Winter House Decorating Contest, Snow us what you've got! Winners will be picked for the following categories: 1) Best Holiday decorations 2) Best non-holiday decorations 3) People's choice

View & Post entries in Discord: https://discord.gg/c4pWJPyrcW

Awards will be revealed in the coming days, stay tuned!

The deadline to enter is Jan 1st, 2023 & winners will be announced by Jan 8th

UPDATE: The deadline has been changed from Jan 1st to Jan 8th, winners announced the 15th


24th Dec 2022 announcement

Santa's grateful for your help this year, The elves and candy canes, you've made it clear, That you'll do what it takes to save the day, And so, as a thank-you, Santa's lowering the price, hurray!

But oh no, a gust of wind has blown, Some gifts away, they're now scattered and sown, Throughout Dagger Isle, they're hard to find, But with your help, we'll gather them, that's no lie.

Beware the Paragon monsters too, They're spreading out, that much is true, But don't be afraid, have courage and might, Together we'll defeat them, it'll be all right.

So come on, let's search high and low, For the scattered gifts, let's make them grow, In number once more, let's make them shine, Thanks to you, it'll all work out just fine.


23rd Dec 2022 announcement

Winter monsters, mean and cold, Have come to take the candy canes, so bold. They've taken all the sweets, it's quite a feat, But fear not, for we can save Christmas, complete.

The Elves, they need the candy canes to make presents bright, But without them, Santa's workshop won't be right. The monsters have set up encampments all around, On Dagger Isle, the players must be found.

Beware the Paragon monsters in the Daily Dungeon too, They'll try to stop you, there's no doubt it's true. But don't be afraid, have courage and might, Slay the monsters, retrieve the candy canes, and all will be right.

Bring the candy canes to Santa at his workshop with glee, He'll trade them for gifts, just wait and see. Thanks to you, the Elves can work once more, And presents will be made, that's for sure.

So go forth, brave players, and do your part, Retrieve the candy canes and bring them to Santa's heart. The monsters may be mean, but you are strong, You'll defeat them, and all will be right before too long.

Happy holidays and merry Christmas to you all, Thanks for your help, we'll have a ball. Saving Christmas may be tough, but we'll do our best, With your help, we'll pass this wintery test.


21st Dec 2022 announcement

In order to make room for the Snowball Fight arena Santa's Workshop has been moved to the bigger island nearby, but not attached to, Dagger Isle. You can get to this island from the Dagger Mountains tunnel.

Wondering when you'll get gifts? More news coming soon regarding more holiday treats and activities!


6th Dec 2022 announcement

Santa's Mailbox has popped up at Windemere bank. Players can write a Note and place it in the mailbox to be delivered to Santa's Workshop at the North Pole! Santa may write you back, and you may be able to visit his workshop in the coming days if you've been good this year!


2nd Dec 2022 announcement

Autumn has ended & winter has arrived! Bazaar vendor deeds have been placed around Windemere bank, on Dagger Isle, for the Winter Bazaar. Winter Bazaar vendors will be available until 1/15/23. A snowy tunnel has been dug between Windemere and West Britain for easy access throughout the event. Happy trading!