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29th Nov 2022 announcement

This is a reminder that the Autumn Bazaar at Britain Bank is ending on December 1st 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!


24th Nov 2022 announcement

Happy Thanksgiving to those of you in the US, and happy belated Thanksgiving to our northerly neighbors in Canada. Make sure to log in tomorrow to receive a Thanksgiving Cornucopia with a chance to receive some special goodies. We're very thankful for you all! Hope you have a good holiday 🦃


23rd Nov 2022 announcement

Shards of Britannia is now Free to Play for everyone! Invite your friends and family :)

Due to this change, and in order to keep things fair for everyone, we are now limiting the number of accounts that players are allowed to use, per household, effective immediately. Going forward, players are allowed to use up to 4 accounts per household. Accounts created prior to 11/22/22 should be considered grandfathered and will not be subject to limitations at this time. Patron Benefits will continue to provide the same benefits to the advertised amount of accounts, but we may amend the Patron Benefits in the future to better reflect the new limit, without affecting grandfathered accounts.

In order to determine which accounts you are allowed to use, all of your related accounts are considered by the date in which you first logged into Shards of Britannia. If you log in to a new account or an existing account that is beyond the limit, in order of creation date, you would be prevented from playing any characters on that account.

We will be amending the rules page to reflect this new limit as well. Thanks for playing fair!


19th Nov 2022 announcement

As previously announced, we are going to be deploying the Patron Benefits & Donations updates today. In less than 2 hours from the time of this post, at 2AM UTC Nov 19th, we will restart the server briefly to deploy these updates. Please read all about the updates here: https://wiki.shardsofbritannia.com/en/donations


18th Nov 2022 announcement

We're finally ready to deploy the Patron Rewards & Donations updates!

We've set aside some time to deploy the updates tomorrow, on Sat Nov 19th, between 1AM UTC and 4am UTC. We will announce a more specific time as we get closer to the timeframe. Downtime is expected to be 15 minutes or less.

Thanks to everyone who has contributed to testing efforts & thanks to our Patrons for supporting the project! <3


12th Nov 2022 announcement

This is just a reminder about Patron Benefits & Donation features are currently in testing on our Test Center server and all current Patrons have been granted permission to Test Center.

If you haven't yet, please take the time to read over the pinned message in the testing thread and test the new features out: https://discord.com/channels/369023244038045697/1038158241873535108

We hope to have Patron Benefits & Donation features deployed to the live server by the end of the month as long as testing goes well. Thanks to those of you that have been helping so far :)


12th Nov 2022 announcement

The team has reviewed the Halloween House Decoration Contest entries, and we've decided on the winners. This was a difficult decision because you all have such creative ideas and did a great job, so thank you for your time and effort in participating.

The top three entries that the team selected were submitted by: Hammer, Lolo & Zarnack

Congratulations to the winners! We will be in touch soon to fulfill the awards, please keep an eye out for a ping from staff in Discord.

Thanks, once more, for participating, we had fun looking at your houses and hope you had fun this Halloween season. ^_^


9th Nov 2022 announcement

The deadline has now passed for the House Decoration Contest and no more entries will be accepted. The team will review all the entries and decide on the winners, to be announced on Friday evening, US time zone. Thanks to everyone who is participating and excellent work on all of the detailed & creative decorating!


6th Nov 2022 announcement

An issue has been fixed causing some Halloween activities to end prematurely. Pumpkins and Halloween Camps have been respawned in the overworld and the Sewers. Costumes can now be worn until Dec 1st this year since we added them late in the season, they can be worn again after the daily restart on Nov 6th 9am UTC.

Reminder: Halloween activities will end for the season on Nov 8th at 9am UTC, the Candy Vendor at Britain Bank will be available until Dec 1st allowing you more time to finalize any trades & purchases.


5th Nov 2022 announcement

This is a reminder of the House Deco Contest and there are only a few days left until the deadline on November 8th!

See the original announcement: https://shardsofbritannia.com/news/halloween-house-decoration-contest


5th Nov 2022 announcement

It's time for another House Deco Contest! This time the theme is Halloween. Use some of the items you've been collecting this month to decorate your house.

Everyone is invited to participate, and some of you have already been decorating your houses and they look great!

Submit screenshots & coordinates of your house in the designated Discord thread: https://discord.com/channels/369023244038045697/1034579945260855296

Even if you don't expect to win or don't necessarily want to compete, we encourage everyone that has decorated their homes with Halloween goodies to submit entries.

On Nov 8th, we will pick the winners of the following categories: Creativity, Organization & Unique Item Combinations


3rd Nov 2022 announcement

We just want to let you know that we're working on the final touches for the Patron Benefits & Donation updates. Very soon we will begin testing with Patrons and hope to have the patch deployed to the live server as quickly as possible, hopefully by the end of November at the latest.

If you are a Patron please be sure to fill out the Patron Registration form in advance so that when the patch goes live you will automatically begin receiving the benefits on your registered accounts. See the wiki page for details and the link to the form: https://wiki.shardsofbritannia.com/en/donations

Thanks for your support & patience!


31st Oct 2022 announcement

We want to wish everyone a Happy Halloween! We hope your trick-or-treating season has been full of adventure and fun. Halloween activities & vendors will be available until Nov 8th at 9am UTC.

Starting today, we have kicked off a new Bazaar at Britain Bank! You can begin renting vendors on top of the West Britain Bank immediately and selling your holiday wares until Dec 1st. There is a new ladder on the NE side of the bank to climb up to the roof.

Don't forget, we've got a Halloween House Decoration contest going, see details and enter here: https://discord.gg/CuwaP9sbep?event=1033998255681437746


27th Oct 2022 announcement

Hail citizens,

We are writing to inform you of some updates regarding the Patron Benefits we announced recently.

A summary of the changes:

  • Modifying the in-game benefits received by Patrons, adding some new benefits & adjusting some previously mentioned
  • Adding more Patron Tiers & renaming some existing ones
  • Adding in-game Britannia Tokens
  • Adding Donation Vendors

The full details are outlined on our wiki page: https://wiki.shardsofbritannia.com/en/donations


Following this announcement, we will begin updating our websites to include the new donation options, and in the coming days we will work on deploying the Patron Benefits & Donation Vendors and then begin allowing transactions

Once again we want to thank all of you for your continued support and contributions to the project, we appreciate you very much!


10th Oct 2022 announcement

The server is coming back online shortly! Unfortunately, there was an issue we could not recover from and the world-save needs to be rolled back 24 hours to Oct 9th at 9am UTC. We've tried everything in our power to prevent the roll-back, but it was beyond recovery. We apologize for the lost time and appreciate your patience and support through the rough patches.


10th Oct 2022 announcement

We've identified an issue with the server and are working to get it back online ASAP. No ETA at this time. Thank you for your patience.


7th Oct 2022 announcement

We've identified an issue causing a server crash sometimes in relation to in-game alerts being sent to Discord. Due to this, we will be turning off the Discord #server-alerts for a short time. We will soon be changing how alerts are delivered to Discord from in-game to resolve this. After the fix has been applied, you will notice that there may be a short delay before alerts are delivered to Discord, but otherwise, they will continue to work as usual. Thanks for your patience through the rough patches!


6th Oct 2022 announcement

Legends of Aria recently announced that the game is being removed from Steam, but it remains listed for a time 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 that have not yet migrated your account(s) from Steam to a standalone account should fill out the form provided by Legends of Aria staff: https://forms.gle/fHocUY2TNfmz8f9U7

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


30th Sep 2022 announcement

Hail citizens,

We are writing to inform you of some updates regarding project funding. Firstly, thanks to everyone that contributes or has contributed to the project’s funding. We can’t thank you enough for your continued support and passion for the project.

While many of you already contribute regularly, there is a more substantial need today, more than ever, to ensure the project's financial needs are met. As we’ve mentioned previously, it isn’t cheap to host the variety of services that make this project possible.

To thank you for your contributions and to help try to incentivize patronage, we are excited to announce that starting in October 2022, we will begin rolling out updates for new Patron Benefits

What is Patron Benefits, you ask?

Patron Benefits will offer monthly donors in-game benefits such as:

  • Extended House Decay (completed)

  • Cosmetic items like wearables & house decor (work in progress)

  • Resource Box/NPC Butler (planned feature)

  • More to come later!

Note: Patron benefits are not intended to, nor do we plan to, offer options that would provide a gameplay advantage to patrons over other players.

Patron Benefits requires a registration process, so be sure to get your registration completed as quickly as possible!

To register and read more about Patron Benefits, check out all the details on our wiki page here: https://wiki.shardsofbritannia.com/en/donations

Once again, we want to thank each of you for being here with us & we hope to continue to provide you with entertainment and new memories for years to come. We hope you enjoy the new Patron Benefits!


29th Sep 2022 announcement

The Legends of Aria outage has been resolved and the Shards of Britannia server is coming online now. Thanks again for all of your patience through the unexpected downtime!


1st Aug 2022 announcement

The Moonglow Bazaar has officially ended. Don't worry, we will do more Bazaar events again in the future in different locations.

If you had a vendor rented at the Bazaar, the vendor's equipment & contents will be safely packed into the account vault. See the original announcement for details: https://shardsofbritannia.com/news/moonglow-bazaar

Thanks to those that have participated and made the Moonglow Bazaar a success! See you at the next event.


22nd Jul 2022 announcement

If you are a new player and are having trouble accessing the "Create Account" or "Buy Citizen Pass" buttons from our website, please try once more.

Recently Legends of Aria moved their website to https://classic.legendsofaria.com which caused the links on our website to become outdated & taking visitors to the wrong address.

These links have now been updated on our website, but here's the new link for the Citizen Pass purchase portal if you still need it: https://classic.legendsofaria.com/checkout/?itemId=CitizensPass


15th Jul 2022 announcement

For those of you in Discord, we have added a new voice channel called UO Music where you can listen to a loop of UO music from YouTube while you play. Stay a while and listen! :)


11th Jul 2022 announcement

Citadel Studios has completed the necessary migration for community servers to restore service and we are coming back online now. Thanks to CS for the timely updates!


8th Jul 2022 announcement

The Moonglow Bazaar has been extended to August 1st at 9am UTC due to the upcoming LoA scheduled maintenance for next week


8th Jul 2022 announcement

The Moonglow Bazaar has been extended to August 1st at 9:00am UTC.

There are currently only a few vendor spots left! The prices on these remaining spots have been reduced to 5,000gp for quick sale.

Happy buying and selling!


8th Jul 2022 announcement

Citadel Studios posted an announcement on the Legends of Aria Discord server today indicating Scheduled Maintenance that will start next week on Mon July 11th going to Fri July 15th with no specific times stated.

The downtime is expected to affect all LoA services including services required to run community servers. This means that SoB will be inaccessible during the downtime.

Citadel Studios has indicated that they will prioritize Web Services & Login Server first so that community server downtime is minimized. As soon as more information is available we will share it with you all.

See the announcement from Citadel Studios here: https://discordapp.com/channels/120933389929807872/194889383701250048/995050723681255484


31st May 2022 announcement

Hail citizens of Britannia, we hope you're excited to step foot on Verity Isle and check out Moonglow starting at 2:00 PM UTC on June 1st, 2022.

Shortly before then, we will bring the server offline to commence the updates. Moonglow will become available as an option on the Public Moongate as well as the Ferrymaster destinations.

Fireworks will be provided to visitors of Moonglow during the launch day to help celebrate.

Maybe you'll call this place your new home and put your stake in the ground by placing a house there. Check out the Territory Map on our wiki: https://wiki.shardsofbritannia.com/en/housing#moonglow-territory

We will also be hosting a Bazaar at Moonglow's Lycaeum that will allow players to rent vendors in a public space for a period of time, stay tuned for more updates about that coming soon.

See you in Moonglow!


28th May 2022 patchnote

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


22nd May 2022 announcement

The auction is about to start! Head to Skara Brae's The Guiding Hand directly next to the bank (west) to attend! Hope to see you there :)