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27th Jan 2022 announcement

As a reminder of a couple of key server rules:

  • If you encounter what is obviously a bug, for example, a mob you can hit endlessly that does not fight back, do not exploit the bug. Please report it using /bug in game and we will address it.
  • Tools which help you macro by injecting into the client are prohibited. Tools which do not inject, such as LOUHelper, are permitted.

These rules are in place, ultimately, for the long-term health of the server. Violating these rules may result in a jail sentence or being banned from the server. Thanks for playing fair.


27th Jan 2022 patchnote

  • Basic Fishing Leaderboard feature added
  • Talk to any Fisher vendor to view & have your fish weighed and added to the leaderboard
  • The leaderboard is global and results are shared across all regions
  • Only the top 30 results will be shown
  • There are no rewards or benefits right now, this is just for bragging rights


27th Jan 2022 patchnote

  • You can now add Exceptional equipment to Non-Exceptional Small Bulk Orders
  • Fixed issue with Fruit Pie Platter being crafted as a deed
  • Removed the "Booze" crafting category for Cooking since there are no active recipes for it right now
  • Sewing Kits added to Tailor & Tanner vendors
  • Sewing Kits added to new character start items
  • Renamed Platemail to Platemail Tunic
  • Fixed issue with the incorrect crafting tool being used in some cases
  • Fixed issue with Cooking not requiring a Cooking Pot
  • Fixed not being able to place Large Green Rug (warning: this rug will not fit in a small house)
  • Fixed issue with the "Total Items" tooltip not appearing on locked down containers
  • Fixed issue with Sentinel monsters AI becoming stalled in some cases
  • Pets should have their faction icon cleared if the owner is not in a faction now


24th Jan 2022 announcement

Housing has been enabled on Dagger Isle, on both the island containing the Honesty shrine and the island northeast of the city.


24th Jan 2022 patchnote

The Item Fixer NPC was added recently as a temporary on-demand fixer but they have been promoted to full-time and relocated to Counselor Hall buildings in Britain, Minoc and Yew, to remain permanently.

They can now fix the following issues:

  • Cloaks fitting in the wrong slot
  • MLK Book handout not opening
  • Halloween Masks fitting in the wrong slot


24th Jan 2022 knownissue

If you had crafted any pieces of equipment (armor, weapons, clothing) anytime between today's restart 9 am UTC until about 11:25 AM UTC, these items are unfortunately bugged and cannot be accepted by a Bulk Order Deed even though they match.

Apologies for the issue! This is related to an issue that has been resolved, newly crafted items will work as expected.


24th Jan 2022 patchnote

  • Fixed an issue with not being able to harvest stone with a normal pickaxe & new pickaxes not having the toggle option
  • Fixed issue with crafting equipment not applying any properties like Exceptional or others
  • Fixed a few Crafting recipe issues for:
    • Cooking: Apple Pie Slice & Cooked Fish: issue fixed prevented cooking these items
    • Carpentry: Hitching Post: removed as this is moved to Veteran Rewards
  • Added improvements to player vendor's Recent Sales tracking; the list will now keep track of how many similar items were sold instead of printing a new line for each individual item & improved the interface readability
  • CAPTCHA has been added to plant picking (cotton harvesting)
  • Added missing Spinning Wheels to all towns
  • Fixed issue with Stone Masonry books being locked down in the backpack (if you have one stuck in your backpack please page for help)
  • Fixed issue with older crafting tools not working in some cases since the addition of Bulk Orders


23rd Jan 2022 patchnote

  • Fixed an issue with not being able to add Ornate Rugs or possibly other items to matching Small Bulk Orders
  • Fixed an issue with loot from monsters or treasure chests being off slightly
  • Fixed an issue with the "Linen Helm" Tailoring recipe not being available


23rd Jan 2022 knownissue

  • We're aware of and investigating issues with some items like rugs that cannot be added to matching Small Bulk Orders

  • We're aware that the Cloth stack is missing an icon so when you see Cloth in the inventory list, like in your backpack, it may show the icon of another object. This does not affect the ability to use the Cloth, however. This is currently out of hands to resolve, and there are many other items missing icons as well, one day we hope to have the ability to fix that in the client.


23rd Jan 2022 patchnote

Ok, apologies for the earlier false start all. Please log in to your clients again - you should again get a new 'britanniamain' asset downloaded and the trees should be working.

Thanks as always for your patience.


23rd Jan 2022 patchnote

  • Trees should now be properly harvestable again. Log out and back into the game and it should download a new 'britanniamain' asset


22nd Jan 2022 patchnote

  • Fixed an issue causing only gold to drop on monsters and treasure chests
  • Fixed an issue with scissors not working when trying to cut some items
  • Fixed a display issue with the Bulk Order window
  • Fixed spinning wheels in Tailor shops not being usable
  • Pre-existing ingots and ore will now be updated to their new colors following the recent changes outlined here: https://shardsofbritannia.com/news/bulk-orders-crafting-updates


22nd Jan 2022 announcement

Dagger Isle is live in Britannia!

  • The island may be accessed by visiting a Ferrymaster at any city's docks.
  • A faction pillar has been added on one of the islands.
  • A new city, Windemere, is present on the island
  • A new questline has opened up in the area
  • New mobs and animals have appeared


22nd Jan 2022 announcement

Thanks for your patience! The server is coming back online with the recent updates outlined here: https://shardsofbritannia.com/news/bulk-orders-crafting-updates


22nd Jan 2022 patchnote

The following updates are now live!

Bulk Orders Added

Mining & Blacksmithy Changes

Tailoring Changes

  • Sewing Kits added as the primary tool for Tailoring
  • Scissors are now only used for cutting fabric and items
  • Cutting cloth items will now retain the color of the item being cut, resulting in colored material returns, allowing you to turn that material into something else
  • Spinning wheel added as a workbench for spinning cotton (cannot be crafted, received as loot for Tailoring BODs, also exists in tailoring shops)
    • Cotton now requires being spun on a spinning wheel, which will spin it to thread, which can then be woven into Bolts of Fabric on the Loom via Tailoring
    • Bolts of Fabric can no longer be used to craft with, instead, they need to be cut into sheets of fabric
    • Bolts & sheets of fabric now retain their color when working with them, meaning if you have a pile of fabric that is Green, then the shirt you craft will be Green also
    • Clothes can now be crafted as Exceptional


22nd Jan 2022 announcement

At approximately 5:00 AM UTC (about an hour from now), the server will come down for a few major updates. We expect the server will be offline for less than an hour. Thanks for your patience as always, and we're excited to share some new content with you!


19th Jan 2022 patchnote

The Item Fixer vendor has been spawned outside of Skara Brae Bank. For the next week, if you bring them your bugged MLK day handout book, right click and select Fix Item, then target the book, they'll take it and give you a new, functional one.


19th Jan 2022 patchnote

  • Vendors in Skara Brae have sorted out their supply line issues to the mainland and will now continually restock their goods after a short period of time.


18th Jan 2022 patchnote

After a nightly restart:

  • Players will no longer be able to stealth in full plate.
  • Wearing anything heavier than leather armor (> 10% Armor Penalty) will cause a penalty to stealth / increased chance to reveal (even at GM Stealth), with the chance to reveal increased based on the armor penalty of what you're wearing (see your paperdoll for armor penalty information)
  • There is no penalty whatsoever for stealthing in cloth or leather.

This change has been made in order to be more in-line with UO's stealth mechanics around heavier armors.


17th Jan 2022 patchnote

Pending nightly restart:

  • Tamed dragons will not be True Britannians faction
  • The GM spells Dark Guardian and Death Ward will not be castable unless you have GM in the skills required to unlock them
  • Faction Pillars have their timers randomized a bit- 80 hours plus or minus 8 hours


17th Jan 2022 patchnote

Pending nightly restart, Detect Hidden has had an action added to it in the skillbook- Disarm Trap, used to disarm trapped, unlocked chests. Details are as follows:

  • To disarm a trap, the player must have at least 80.1 Lockpicking and Detect Hidden. Disarm Trap provides a chance to disable traps on chests that are not locked (e.g. have been lockpicked). The success chance is based on both Lockpicking and Detect Hidden skills.
  • While 80.1 will allow you to disarm chests up to level 4 (Cleverly), to disable traps on level 5 (Devious) chests, you must have 94.1 in both skills.

https://wiki.shardsofbritannia.com/en/skills/detect-hidden


16th Jan 2022 announcement

Due to the nature of the issue that caused the recent downtime, we have had to roll the server back to 9pm UTC/4pm US eastern in order to preserve data integrity. We apologise for this and do not do it lightly - however we have identified the bug and do not expect a recurrence at this time.

The server will be online again shortly, and we will be monitoring things closely. Thank you as always for your patience.


16th Jan 2022 announcement

The server will remain offline while we track down an elusive bug. We are working on it and will restore service ASAP. There is no ETA at this time.

Thank you for your patience.


15th Jan 2022 announcement

Britannia's first Housing Deco competition is underway for the next two weeks! If you think your house decorations are killer, check out the events channel for details and post your screenshots in the house-deco-contest channel. The winner gets a one-of-a-kind piece of deco! Show us what you got!


13th Jan 2022 knownissue

We've received reports of some pets not casting spells that you would expect them to. What we've found is that when pets spawn they are currently only receiving spells within their ability to cast them. For example, if a nightmare spawns with really low Magery it will only receive the spells that it can cast, forever, and will never be able to cast higher-level spells even if it gains enough Magery to. We're looking into improving this and don't need any further bug reports for this issue. Thank you!


11th Jan 2022 patchnote

After the nightly restart:

  • All trees in all regions have been 'rebuilt' and should now be choppable
  • Some issues with mobs spawning in certain areas that they should not should be resolved, for example in the water in Britain Graveyard
  • Mining the southern mountains in the Skara Brae region should now be working


10th Jan 2022 announcement

The Skara Brae faction town stone is now active! While holding the sigil, you can use the boats at the docks to teleport back to the mainland and run to your faction stone. Go capture it!


10th Jan 2022 patchnote

  • Added the ability to dye the deeds of dyeable furniture, and placing and re-deeding the objects will retain their color
  • Fixed an issue preventing player vendor owners from removing items from them, saying "you can't see that"


10th Jan 2022 patchnote

After tonight's restart:

  • Lantern lines and mining canopies, a house deco item which some players used to block off passages and decorate outside of their house bounds, will be removed from the world.
  • Items received via an exploit involving taking them from an NPC's paperdoll before the exploit was patched will be removed from the world.


10th Jan 2022 patchnote

The Minax faction stone has been moved nearer to its traditional location in the south of the Skara Brae region. Please visit https://map.shardsofbritannia.com/ and filter by Faction to find its new location.