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21st Mar 2023 patchnote

  • Fixed an issue with multiple Passive Animal Taming chances occurring at once when killing beings with multiple pets, this was only intended to happen once per kill, not once per pet
  • Fixed an issue with Passive Animal Taming gains from killing beings not being attempted at all if one of your pets is out of points


21st Mar 2023 patchnote

In-game Macro Tool improvements:

  • removed icons from Macro Option buttons for legibility
  • adds new options: Use Object, Use Object by Type, Target Object & Target Object by Type
  • fixes issue with the default Sleep delay input field not matching the global macro cooldown (currently 750)


18th Mar 2023 patchnote

Please logout and restart the launcher to fetch the latest updates.

  • We have added Ping Milliseconds display in the debug window when you press F12. This will display your ping return time in milliseconds to the server and will help to identify actual network lag issues and separate them from client or server issues.

  • Now you can set the radius for the objects to be displayed when you hold CTRL. Just use the command "/setobjhandleradius 5" and you can set a number between 1 and 30 (Default is 5). NOTE: This can be overridden by the server for certain areas.


18th Mar 2023 patchnote

We've added Location-based Releasing for houses, so now when you use "i wish to release this" you can target the ground, and you will be presented with a list of locked down objects at the location you've targeted to be able to release them. This is especially useful for objects that cannot be targeted directly.


18th Mar 2023 patchnote

  • fixed a rare case with trades sometimes becoming interrupted potentially causing a loss of some or all of the items being traded; going forward if there are ever any issues with trades, all items will end up going back to their owner so there should never be any losses
  • fixed an issue with being able to interrupt another person's trade in some cases, now it should always prevent trade attempts if someone is already trading


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!


16th Mar 2023 patchnote

Bank Check features being added:

  • bank checks are now gold colored
  • dropping checks onto another check will now give you the option to combine them
  • dropping gold coins onto a check will now give the option to combine the gold with the check
  • right click option "Split" added to split the check into two without having to deposit it first
  • attempting to deposit a check now gives the option of depositing as coins to bank box or directly to secure deposit account, for convenience


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


15th Mar 2023 patchnote

We're adding a couple of convenience features, and have more planned, to help players overcome some common issues:

Stuck/Decaying Item Ejection:

  • now when you release an item in a house, if the item cannot be picked up by your character, you will now see a prompt asking if you'd like the item to be moved directly to your position for easier retrieval
  • at any time, you can say "Remove Thyself" or use the Eject option in the house menu and target a decaying object to eject the object outside of the house

Change All Security Option:

  • found under the house menu's Customize & Ownership tab in the Privacy & Security section
  • this option will change all of the security options for each secured item in a house like doors, containers, etc.


12th Mar 2023 knownissue

We're aware that many users are experiencing intermittent game client freezes and we're working to resolve it as quickly as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience through the rough patches!


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


7th Mar 2023 patchnote

We've deployed another minor update to try and improve the recent lag issues surrounding pets. Please help us stress test again when you can and help us determine if the problem persists or not & we appreciate your patience through the challenges. Please let us know if you continue to encounter lag spikes when using pets.


6th Mar 2023 patchnote

An issue causing Passive Animal Taming gains not to occur at all has been resolved


5th Mar 2023 patchnote

Please logout and restart the launcher to receive latest updates and avoid issues in game.

  • We have added the feature to remember credentials on login.
  • We have improved login code to avoid false prompts to download the launcher.
  • We have improved some features to implement the music/sounds coming very soon.

Thank you for your patience!


2nd Mar 2023 knownissue

We're still working on identifying the exact cause of the recent lag that occurs sometimes. It's been narrowed down recently to an issue with pets, we've done several optimizations and fixes but there still seems to be a problem. We're working on narrowing it down even further, as it seems to be related to one or more of the following details:

  • might be related to Bake Kitsunes specifically
  • might be related to commanding pets to Guard and those pets engaging in combat
  • might be related to pets being in combat in general, over a period of time
  • might be related to healing pets or pets healing themselves

A temporary workaround has been identified where you can stable the pets to reset their AI and the lag seems to go away.

We will continue to investigate and narrow this down if you notice any specific patterns please let us know and thanks very much for your patience.


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!


22nd Feb 2023 patchnote

The issue causing passive Animal Taming gains to max out at 0.1 per day has been resolved.


21st Feb 2023 patchnote

As previously announced, the Taming Updates are now live! PS: Bake Kitsune's combat is re-enabled now as well. :)

Update: Skill loss applied to creatures when they become tamed has been reduced from 30% to 10%, or when affected by the Paralyze spell the loss will be 14% (we have ideas in motion to add more depth to this area in the future as well)

Taming changes overview:

When taming creatures, you will earn 0.5 passive taming points for every skill gain that you get in Animal Taming, up to a maximum of 5 points.

These points can be used by killing monsters with your pets. Chances of earning a gain from killing a being is based on the beings difficulty, the more difficult the beings you kill with your pets, the higher the chance you will gain passively. Your pets need to do damage to beings in order for you to earn a gain.

The Active Gain system is used to limit the number of passive gains you can obtain per day from killing monsters. If you have reached your daily limit, you will receive a message indicating that you have exhausted your daily gains for passive taming.

Each creature contains a maximum pool of available points which can be cumulatively earned as skill gain to the totals shown below:

Skill Range Points Per Creature
0-50 5.0
50-70 1.0
70-90 0.5
90-100 0.2


19th Feb 2023 patchnote

We've corrected some issues regarding the SoB Launcher:

  • fixed an issue logging into some characters or accounts while using the SoB launcher but you still get disconnected after a short time
  • fixed an issue with a Cloak icon and tooltip explaining you will be disconnected, becoming stuck at the top of the screen after logging in, in some cases


19th Feb 2023 knownissue

We're working on tracking some trending issues with the SoB Launcher and will update this post to include any additions or changes:

  • Clicking the Back button from Character Selection will go to a blank screen for several seconds until seeing "Login Server Disconnected," after which clicking OKAY will take you back to the login screen
  • Sometimes after logging out or closing the game, and then attempting to log in again later, or even on your first time using the SoB Launcher, it may go to a blank screen for several seconds until seeing "Login Server Disconnected," after which clicking OKAY will take you back to the login screen
  • Double-clicking the SoB Launcher in the system tray restores the window but the window appears in the background or minimized forcing you to click the taskbar to re-focus the window again
  • Launching the game client directly from EXE with the SOB Launcher running may cause issues, make sure to run the executables as administrator if needed


19th Feb 2023 patchnote

Currently on Test Center for public testing is the Outfitter system for Duels & Faction events, with the following updates.

Resource/Durability Consumption:

  • Resources are no longer consumed in duels, including potions (now includes faction pillars), but players will still need to carry resources in order to use them
  • Durability is no longer consumed in duels

Outfitter:

  • Players can invoke the /outfitter command at any time to open the Outfitter menu, where you can manage the Outfitter system
  • Enabling the Outfitter system will attempt to use the selected custom skills & stats temporarily during Duels & Faction Events, for a small fee

What to test:

  • Test consuming/using resources both IN and OUT of duels & events. Ensure resources still consume when they should, and not during the events. Also, ensure you don't get free empty bottles in return for using potions.
  • Test the Outfitter system for BOTH duels & faction events, please!!! (see notes above)
  • Test trying to use custom skills & stats in ways other than intended. For example, crafting & harvesting should ignore custom skills & stats, and you should be prevented from doing anything that you could benefit from while your skills are transformed.
  • Test durability loss during duels & faction events

How to test:

  • Connect via test.uo4.life:5002
  • A Faction Event Test Stone has been placed at Britain Bank. Double click when ready to start the Vraal's Mausoleum faction pillar event, which can be triggered once every 20m

If you need anything to help test, encounter an issue, or have a question please reach out to #🐛test-duel-faction-outfitter


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]


17th Feb 2023 patchnote

If you are an Animal Tamer and have Bake Kitsune's please stable them immediately. Combat for these pets is now prevented temporarily, but they will still be able to follow you. Sorry for the inconvenience, we will return them to normal behavior ASAP.


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!