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6th Dec 2023 patchnote

Halloween Costumes have been re-enabled indefinitely by popular demand, and we've also fixed an issue where if you tried to use a costume out-of-season it would cause your character to get stuck as Polymorphed

6th Dec 2023 announcement

The Snowball Fight event is about to start again for the season:

  • Snowball Fights are a PVP event that requires no skill and no items, all characters welcome!
  • The event will run every 2 hours, avoiding overlapping with Faction Pillar events & server restarts; Players can also manually start the fight by using the Giant Snowball teleporter at Windemere bank and talking to the Snowball Fight Coordinator (requires at least 4 players from different households to be in the lobby)
  • Before the event starts, portals will be created at each bank that leads to the Snowball Fight Arena waiting area
  • Online characters will be sent a notification that the event is about to start with an option to Teleport To Event; this can be disabled in the Notifications Settings (fixed previous issues with pop-up appearing even when ignored)
  • What's not allowed in the arena: Bandages, Potions, Pets (please bank your resources first, dismount & leave your pets in the waiting area or stables)
  • After a 15 minute waiting period the game will begin and an Entrance Portal will be created for a minute at the entrance to the arena, please enter this portal immediately!
  • After entering the arena there will be a 1 minute cooldown where you will remain hidden while other players load, after which you will become un-hidden and ready to start throwing!
  • Snowball Fights require at least 2 players and no more than 20 players, and the game is Free For All
  • The match will last 20 minutes or until someone gets 20 kills, whichever comes first
  • The objective is to Pick-up & Use snowballs and Throw them at other players
  • Players will automatically receive 1 Snowball when joining and you can find more on the ground
  • Snowballs have a 90% chance to hit your target & they will do 50% damage
  • You can Dodge snowballs by breaking line-of-sight or going out of range from the thrower
  • You will also need to dodge periodic Giant Rolling Snowballs; these will flatten you if they run you over, freezing you in place for a moment, these will dissolve once they reach the water
  • There's a chance to find Ice Bombs on the ground. Ice Bombs can be thrown like a grenade to freeze nearby players for a few seconds
  • The Snow Cannon can be used, with a snowball in your backpack as ammo, to shoot Homing Snowballs that will follow the first player that comes within range and performs a normal Snowball Hit on them, giving credit to the shooter if they die
  • Temporary heal potions can be found in the hidden Chests around the arena that may offer you a lifeline to stay in the game longer
  • Tied matches are settled with a Sudden Death match where all of the tied players will be put into a final match until the last person standing becomes the winner
  • All participants will receive a trophy etched with their game stats
  • During the Xmas Season (dates TBD), participants will also receive Candy Canes that can be traded for Xmas Gifts
  • You can use the command /snowballfight during the match to check your stats, or /leavesnowballfight to leave the match and forfeit

6th Dec 2023 announcement

Santa's Workshop has appeared in the North Pole, SW of Windemere, and the Elves are busy at work on the gifts for this Christmas! Stay tuned in the coming days for more news from the North Pole

5th Dec 2023 announcement

Introducing the Shards of Britannia Advertising Competition!

1st Video: Create a 30 to 60-second ad featuring our official logos, music and links.

2nd Video: Develop a 5 to 10-minute exploration of our world, complete with voiceovers highlighting everything we have to offer.

  • The winners will be awarded donation tokens and in-game items
  • Please register your interest in the video competition thread in our official discord
  • All entries will need to be uploaded by 1st February 2024 (link to be provided)
  • Staff will vote to determine winners

Let your creativity shine and be a part of this exciting competition!

5th Dec 2023 announcement

Winter activities are just around the corner and soon will commence the snowball fight competition as well as holiday popup camps and Santas Workshop. More details to follow in the coming days!

1st Dec 2023 patchnote

  • Faction coin chests have been re-enabled

30th Nov 2023 knownissue

We are investigating an issue with faction coin chests, to be fair to all we are temporarily disabling these items during this time.

30th Nov 2023 patchnote

  • Cloaks of invisibility have been reintroduced to the faction coin vendor.

29th Nov 2023 patchnote

  • Billy Bob, the pig farmer, offers a quest for any brave warriors willing to help. You can find him in Yew.

27th Nov 2023 patchnote

Patch notes for the PvP changes and bug fixes implemented:

  • Season's refresh adjustment.
  • Hearthlight Torch buff persistence while zoning.
  • Bug fix: Tents crafted correctly in groups.
  • Bug fix: weapon equipped while holding a spell.
  • Ranged weapons require weapon delay to fire after equip.
  • Bug Fix: Faction death occasionally resulting in MurderCount.

Work in Progress / Experimental Changes:

  • Faction Events Team buff: This feature is still in development and requires further refinement. More information on this in soon.

Please keep sharing your thoughts, and thanks for being part of Shards of Britannia!

27th Nov 2023 announcement

This is just a reminder that the Thanksgiving activities are coming to an end after the daily restart. Mr Gobbles will go back to his nest and Autumna Leafwhisperer thanks you for helping save the feast! Thanks for participating, we hope you've had fun! We look forward to expanding on the features we've experimented with in future events.

27th Nov 2023 announcement

Dear Adventurers,

We've got some important updates regarding PvP changes and bug fixes. Your patience and feedback have been crucial, and we appreciate your understanding as we work to enhance your Shards of Britannia experience.

Here's what's coming:

  • More adjustments to address Season's refresh issues. Thank you for your continued patience.
  • Hearthlight Torch buff persistence when changing zones. Tents can be crafted correctly in groups.
  • Faction Events will buff teams with fewer players, aiming to balance the damage received.
  • Fix the bug allowing weapons to be equipped while holding a spell.
  • Ranged weapons will require the full weapon-draw delay to fire after equipping.
  • Fix murder counts occasionally given to opposing members of faction teams.

Please note that Faction Event adjustments are an experiment and will be fine-tuned based on your feedback. Your voices matter, and your troubles are being addressed. Thanks for being part of Shards of Britannia!

25th Nov 2023 patchnote

Turkey Cannons have been added as a for-sale object on the Thanksgiving Vendors, these can be used in conjunction with the Turkey Ammo that will drop on Turkeys (plain turkey, enraged turkey, and turkey boss)

Mr. Gobbles, the turkey boss, has been witnessed complaining about the recent Thanksgiving activities and may show up in town to express his ingratitude, he may be hostile watch out!

UPDATE: Mr Gobbles the Turkey Boss has been spotted outside of Britain in Paws. Bring your turkey cannons and turkey ammo, this will be the best way to damage him. Good luck!

25th Nov 2023 announcement

Happy Thanksgiving, we are thankful for you all!

Update: Nov 25th @ 5:45AM UTC:

  • We're working on a Thanksgiving style boss encounter that will require teamwork and a Turkey Cannon to complete, we'll try to have it launched by the next daily restart on Nov 25th
  • Note: Please make sure to use the Quest Log to keep track of your progress on the Thanksgiving Quest -- this can be opened on the Menu Bar or by pressing L (by default), this is how you will keep track of what exactly you need to do for the quest

Update: Nov 24th @ 5AM UTC:

  • We've added a brand new Thanksgiving Quest, where you can help save the Thanksgiving Feast for the townspeople!
  • Autumna Leafwhisper, the Thanksgiving Organizer, will be stationed on top of Empath Abbey bank in Yew to recruit your help until Mon at 9am UTC
  • This quest can be completed once per character and offers a chance at some unique handouts, including:
    • Not-a-Turkey Mount (Chicken Ethereal Mount)
    • Autumn Vines House Add-on (3 varieties)
    • Pilgrim Hat (+2 other hats)
    • Festive Food & Alcohol

Happy Thanksgiving! Thanks for sharing some time with us 🦃

24th Nov 2023 patchnote

We're deploying the following minor hotfixes:

  • fixed issue with vendor prompts not appearing in some cases
  • fixed issue with pet broker not working in some cases
  • increased Thanksgiving Quest timeout duration from 8hr to 72hr (was intended to be set to 72hr originally, sorry!)

23rd Nov 2023 patchnote

  • Greetings, valiant adventurers!

It is with great excitement that we announce the arrival of the long-awaited 4-year veteran rewards, now available for all esteemed veterans! Engage in the festivities by using /vetreward in-game to explore these exclusive offerings: behold 3 stunning new ethereal mounts and the mesmerizing shadow dragon dye.

20th Nov 2023 patchnote

Camping Update (Tanking Phase 2.5):

  • GM camping skill creates campsites a little faster.
  • New buff 'Rested', replaced the previous camping tent buff, maintains the same level of stat bonus, but persists when zoning if camping skill is over 75.
  • Introducing new craftable 'Hearthlight Torch': Grants campsite regeneration effects for the wielder while on the move. Requires minimum 80.0 Camping skill.

Tactics Update:

  • New ability: 'Shield Bash' stuns enemies for 6 seconds (3 seconds in PvP), costs 15 stamina, generates small amount of threat. Higher intelligence improves resist to stun. Cooldown 20 seconds.

This update is just the beginning! Expect more updates soon! Your feedback is being heard. Faction event issues and critical bug fixes are in the pipeline.

See you in-game, Shroud

19th Nov 2023 patchnote

  • Fixed an issue with the Season's Window that now correctly toggles (with ] key) and loads while changing zones.
  • Resolved an obscure issue where Season Challenges occasionally provided incorrect refresh times.

Thank you for your patience and continued support. See you in-game, Shroud

18th Nov 2023 patchnote

  • We are currently aware of an issue with the invisibility cloaks and are working on fixing it.

17th Nov 2023 patchnote

  • A couple of new items have been added to the faction coin vendor.

17th Nov 2023 patchnote

  • The probability of fishing up rare loot in dungeons has been increased.

16th Nov 2023 announcement

UPDATE: The outage has been resolved and the Shards of Britannia server should be available again shortly

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!

13th Nov 2023 announcement

This is an update that Halloween activities are coming to an end!

Halloween spawns have ceased and the Halloween Dungeon is now closed.

The Halloween Candy vendors will remain until the end of the month so you can complete any final candy trades or purchases

The Bazaar vendors on Yew bank will remain until the end of the month

Thanks to everyone for participating and we hope you've had as much fun as we did!

(Note: end of the month time is Dec 1st 9am UTC)

13th Nov 2023 patchnote

  • Faction coin vendors have now been introduced at each faction base, offering a variety of items. This is just the beginning of what's to come. Players are encouraged to explore these new additions and stay tuned for a range of exciting goodies planned for the future. Enjoy your adventures!

  • Loot in faction event dungeon chests has been increased.

  • Spawn rates in the faction dungeon have been increased.

13th Nov 2023 announcement

The results are in for the Halloween 2023 House Decoration Contest!

The staff has voted and ranked the following winners:

  1. International House of Mojo by Guybrush
  2. Halloween House designed by Taria
  3. Halloween Deco 2023 by Zarnack

The winners will receive a Toxic Kettle filled with some Halloween Candy for spending, and some customized Halloween goodies 🎃

We will drop your gifts off shortly!

Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to all participants! You all made some amazing creations and we can't wait to see what you come up with next!

12th Nov 2023 patchnote

Fixed an issue with the House Resource/Gear Chest "Manage Friends" option not appearing to the owner of the chest in some cases

12th Nov 2023 announcement

The server is coming back online now.

12th Nov 2023 patchnote

We're excited to share some recent updates that enhance your gameplay experience:

  1. Season Challenges Refresh Fix: Season challenges should now refresh correctly, eliminating issues with incorrect statuses.
  2. BuffIcons Persistence: BuffIcons will now persist as expected during combat and when added or removed.
  3. Combat State Correction: Blue players attacking Red characters will now correctly enter the "In-Combat" state, ensuring a fair fight.

These changes aim to improve your adventure, and more enhancements are on the horizon. Your continued support is appreciated!

See you in-game, Shroud

11th Nov 2023 announcement

During the next restart, the server will remain offline for up to an hour to conduct additional maintenance tasks. Please keep an eye on #news in Discord for an announcement as to when the server will be available again.

Thank you for your patience.

Update: As some of you may have noticed, this didn't go ahead - it will now happen during the next maintenance window.

11th Nov 2023 patchnote

  • Treasure chests within the faction dungeon now have a chance to yield faction coins and other rewards.