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17th Jul 2023 announcement

Dear Shards of Britannia Community,

We come before you today to unveil significant updates to our rules and guidelines. These changes have been carefully considered, taking into account valuable feedback from our dedicated players, as well as extensive internal discussions. Our goal is to create a clear and enriching experience in Shards of Britannia, fostering a fair and enjoyable environment for all.

Multiboxing, PvP & IP Restrictions, Spy-Camming:

One area that required attention was the rules surrounding multiboxing, PvP, and IP restrictions. We have listened to your concerns and have implemented specific updates to address the ambiguities that existed in the past.

Firstly, it is important to note that using multiple accounts simultaneously, or multiboxing, is now strictly disallowed for PvP combat or other PvP actions, including stealing. To ensure a balanced and fair PvP environment, players who intend to initiate PvP, whether for server events or Player Killing, are not allowed to have more than one character logged in at any given time. This change aims to create a level playing field and promote fair competition.

Again, if you intend to initiate in PvP and want to avoid any accusations of rule violations, please ensure that all other characters/accounts are logged out during such engagements. For players requiring exceptions due to multiple players within the same household, please refer to the 'Account Ownership Limit' section for further assistance.

It is crucial to note that defending yourself from hostile player actions, including those that turn a player criminal (either grey or red), is not subject to the same multiboxing PvP restrictions. Your right to defend yourself against attackers remains intact.

Reporting Rule Violations:

We deeply value the integrity of our community and our commitment to fair gameplay. With this in mind, we encourage all players to promptly report any rule violations they witness. To streamline the reporting process and ensure effectiveness, we have established some guidelines for you to follow:

  • Video evidence is highly encouraged and provides the strongest foundation for reporting rule violations. Whenever possible, please provide video footage to support your claims.
  • While screenshots are considered, additional evidence may be required to take appropriate action against a player and their account(s). We appreciate your understanding as we work diligently to ensure a fair resolution.
  • To facilitate accurate assessment and investigation, please provide exact timestamps of the violation, including the date and time when the incident occurred. This information is vital in our pursuit of a fair and just environment for all players.
  • Accusing another player of violating the rules is taken seriously, and all reports are treated with the utmost seriousness and are thoroughly investigated.
  • We must stress that accusing other players of rules violations when none occurred is considered toxic behavior and will not be tolerated. Our community thrives on respect, trust, and collaboration, and we appreciate your cooperation in maintaining a positive atmosphere.

We sincerely believe that these rules updates mark a significant step forward for Shards of Britannia. By clarifying the guidelines and reducing the gray areas that may have been exploited or caused confusion in the past, we strive to enhance your gaming experience. These changes will also facilitate smoother rules translation for our diverse player base, considering various languages.

As always, we remain committed to delivering a rich and immersive world for your enjoyment. Your feedback has been invaluable in shaping these updates, and we appreciate your ongoing support as we continue to refine and improve Shards of Britannia. Together, let us forge a path of fairness, camaraderie, and unforgettable adventures.

The Shards of Britannia Team


15th Jul 2023 patchnote

Unwavering Stance, Unyielding Might

  • Attention all valiant tanks of Britannia! Prepare to fortify your defenses and become an unstoppable force on the battlefield. We're thrilled to announce Phase 2 of the Tank Build overhaul, packed with incredible improvements that will revolutionize your tanking experience.
  • Prepare to ascend to new heights of tanking prowess as we unveil the latest enhancements to empower your playstyle. Experience the thrill of unyielding protection with the newly unending Unwavering Stance ability, ensuring that no foe can escape your attention. Say farewell to sluggish movements and taunts as the penalties have been reduced, enabling you to assert your dominance on the battlefield.

Camping: A Group Endeavor!

  • Gather your comrades around the campfire, for we have exciting news to share. Camping has undergone a remarkable improvement, providing benefits not just to the campfire creator but to all nearby group members as well. Basic campfires now extend their bonuses to every member of the group, forging stronger bonds of camaraderie. And for those who seek the utmost security, secured campfires will grant additional bonuses when shared among group members.

Join the Vanguard of Tank Builds Today! With these incredible enhancements, the Tank Build in Shards of Britannia has reached new heights. Embrace the power of Runic Shields, utilize Unwavering Stance, and lead your group to victory. As tanks, you are the embodiment of resilience and strength, ensuring the survival of your allies in the face of overwhelming odds.

Remember, these changes are just the beginning! We are committed to continually improving your gaming experience in Shards of Britannia. Stay tuned for more exhilarating updates as we expand the boundaries of adventure and deliver thrilling content. Sharpen your blades, rally your companions, and let the legends of your tanking prowess resound throughout Britannia!


15th Jul 2023 announcement

This is a reminder that the Moonglow Bazaar is ending tonight after the daily restart 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!


12th Jul 2023 announcement

The login server is now restored


12th Jul 2023 announcement

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!


1st Jul 2023 patchnote

We've [again] fixed the issue causing the 'add target' not to repeat properly when selecting small BODs to combine with larges, or when adding single items to small BODs.


1st Jul 2023 patchnote

A hotfix has been deployed for an issue with the Character Reflections window not opening in some cases


1st Jul 2023 announcement

The Moonglow Bazaar is being extended to July 14th and we have reduced prices on any remaining vendor spots!


28th Jun 2023 patchnote

Tired of typing username and password for every account?

Now you can save accounts directly into the launcher and switch between them.

Make sure you close completely the launcher and reopen it to download the update.


27th Jun 2023 patchnote

Recent hotfixes, additions, changes & fixes:

  • Added a new 'Toggle Hotbar Labels' option on the updated Mini-map Hotbar Options button (dropdown arrow)
  • Added Taxidermy Kit for sale on Carpenters and Tinkers
  • Added ability to 'minimize' the Macro Playing window. Now when you click the X to close it, it will minimize to a Progress Bar that appears under your character, you can click the X next to the progress bar to stop the macro from playing
  • Prevented adding Fabled & Special Fishing Nets to the House Resource Chest
  • Prevented use of Soulstones while you have any Character Reflections stored
  • Prevented Stealing for 2 minutes after being resurrected
  • Fixed issue with the Donation Resurrection Ankh not being usable for characters on a Patron-linked account
  • Fixed issue with player characters that are banned from a house not being ejected from the house when they enter as a ghost in some cases
  • Fixed issue with being able to remove from a stack of items inside a buried Treasure Chest to avoid triggering the spawn
  • Fixed issue with the Repeat option not working in Macros
  • Fixed issue with attempting to teleport to a ship from it's key causing a cooldown to apply even if you are not able to teleport right away, now it will only apply once you've teleported
  • Fixed issue with summoned Blade Spirits & Energy Vortex not aggroing 100% of the time
  • Fixed issue with sandals that were obtained originally as Black that are also dyable; the sandals have had the Dyable flag removed and their color restored, it is not intended for any Sandals to be Dyable at this time
  • Fixed issue with the Golden Fishing Rod being salvageable, this also fixed an issue with the rods being repairable—tools in general, like fishing rods, are not intended to be repaired at this time
  • Fixed an issue with house Mannequins when using the Select Location option and hitting escape causing the mannequin to be moved to 0x0
  • Fixed the Friends button on the Button Bar not doing anything

Note: Some or all of these changes may require a server reboot to take effect.


27th Jun 2023 knownissue

Recently we've received multiple reports of players complaining about receiving multiple murder counts after killing players while the murderer is in a group with other murderers. This is not a bug, this is the intended mechanic as outlined on our Notoriety wiki here https://wiki.shardsofbritannia.com/en/notoriety#:~:text=%C2%B6-,Murder,-Committing%20a%20murder Multiple murderers participating in a murder will receive counts equal to the total number of participants with a maximum of 5 counts each instead of 1. Blue participants will only receive one count.

We hope this helps clear up some confusion around the multiple murder counts.


26th Jun 2023 patchnote

Important Bulk Order updates:

  • Completed Bulk Order Deeds now have a numeric Point value in addition to it's Gold value
  • Instead of receiving a random, sometimes junky reward, when turning in BODs, now you will receive Bulk Order Points to spend in the new Bulk Order Reward menu
  • You can now talk to Tailor & Blacksmith vendors to invoke the Bulk Order Reward menu at any time
  • Bulk Order Points are saved to your character and points are separated by skill and do not combine
  • The point & gold values for all BODs and Reward items have been re-balanced to be more in line with the new point system & our current economy

Additional BOD changes:

  • Added 'Auto-collect' option to BOD Books to have BODs try to go to designated books when obtaining them from shopkeepers (right click book to use)
  • Added Sandals to Tailoring BOD reward list
  • Added random reward color to the Aprons, Kilts & Sandals
  • Added missing Tier 5 random reward color clothing options (previously could only get clothes with color up to T4)
  • Added missing Tier 5 random reward color single use clothing dye bottle (previously could only get dyes with color up to T4)
  • Added new Heraldry Banners to Tailoring BOD reward list
  • Added Blacksmith & Tailoring Kilts to rewards lists
  • Skill Bonus equipment: If you wear multiple items that have a skill bonus, of the same skill, the highest bonus will be applied and that item used for consuming charges if applicable, instead of stacking the bonuses (for example, if you have a +15 Apron equipped and you put on a +20 Kilt, then only the +20 Kilt will apply and charges would only be consumed from the Kilt)
  • Added 25 charges to Miner's Apron/Kilt and a small chance for charges to be consumed while Mining when the Miner's Apron/Kilt is worn (retroactive)
  • Removed plain cloak from the Tailoring BOD reward list
  • Removed Bedroll from the Tailoring BOD recipes list (affects new BODs only)

Other fixes & additions:

  • Added Fame reward to completing Escort quests
  • Added support for Mining with shovels
  • Corrected invalid shovel tooltip from saying they can be used for Gardening and Sand Digging
  • Fixed issue with fabric color not being retained with crafting with colored cloth
  • Fixed issue with normal crafted Aprons not being blessable
  • Fixed Fame not being obtained from killing monsters
  • Fixed issue with toggling backpack sometimes opening the Preview Item backpack instead
  • Fixed issue with descriptor of Fame reward erroneously taking the player's current fame into account causing confusion with the resulting message
  • Fixed issue with Prospector's Tool not having a descriptive tooltip
  • Fixed issue with 'Clothing Bless Deed: Legs' not being able to bless aprons, kilts & sandals


26th Jun 2023 patchnote

  • Unique Housing Decorations Vendor Unveiled at East Britain Pavilion: Attention, noble adventurers! A new vendor has set up shop at the prestigious East Britain Pavilion, offering an exquisite range of housing decorations. These unique items are exclusively available for purchase using noble coins, a rare form of currency. While noble coins can be obtained from chests found in Orc camps, they are indeed a rare find. Players are encouraged to embark on daring quests and conquer challenging encounters to amass these valuable coins. Bring a touch of elegance and grandeur to your virtual abode with these remarkable housing decorations! Be sure to check in regularly for new items.

  • Exciting Updates to Fishing Loot: For avid anglers and aspiring fishermen, new loot has been added! Cast your virtual fishing lines into the picturesque waters and prepare to reel in a bountiful haul. The updated fishing loot promises an enhanced variety of valuable treasures, rare items, and even potential surprises. Cast your lines strategically, hone your fishing skills, and uncover the secrets that lie beneath the surface of Britannia's lakes and rivers.

  • Little Rock Vendor's Inventory Gets an Upgrade: Good news for those who frequent the Little Rock Vendor! This beloved merchant, known for their diverse assortment of wares, has received a substantial inventory update. Prepare to be dazzled by a few new selections of items!


26th Jun 2023 patchnote

  • All-New Dungeon Stealing System for Thieves Calling all cunning thieves! Prepare to put your skills to the test with the introduction of an exciting dungeon stealing system. Brace yourself as rare treasures will now randomly spawn throughout various dungeons, enticing thieves to sneak in and attempt to steal them. Take on the challenge and prove your mastery in the shadows of Britannia!

  • Enhancements to Lumberjack Skill and Heavy Weapons The lumberjacks of Britannia are in for a treat with improved skill gain mechanics. As you swing your trusty axes, the Lumberjack skill will now progress at an accelerated pace. Furthermore, both the Large Battle Axe and Two-handed Axe will be classified as heavy weapons, granting lumberjacks a unique advantage. At the pinnacle of their craft, Grandmaster lumberjacks will enjoy increased damage. Embrace the call of the forests and excel as a true lumberjack!

  • Tanking Overhaul Phase 1: Superior Shields with Magical Enhancements Blacksmiths, the time has come to wield even greater power on the battlefield! With the Tanking Overhaul, you can now utilize Runic hammers to forge shields of superior quality, surpassing any previous creations. But that's not all – the material or metal type used in the shield's construction will directly impact the nature and strength of the magical properties imbued within. Explore different materials and unleash shields with unique and powerful magical effects, tailoring your tanking style to match your playstyle.

The introduction of Phase 1 of the Tanking Overhaul ushers in a new era of tanking gameplay in Shards of Britannia. Blacksmiths will play a crucial role in fortifying their allies and standing as the last line of defense against formidable foes. With the ability to craft shields with material-based magical properties, tanks will possess an unmatched level of protection and versatility in battle.

Stay tuned for further updates and surprises as we continue to expand the realm of Britannia and bring you even more exciting content. Sharpen your blades, gather your guild, and venture forth into the immersive world of Shards of Britannia!


24th Jun 2023 announcement

All, the following Mini Boss Spawns should now all be working again:

Fezzik the Ogre Cook Arch Mage Barracoon


20th Jun 2023 announcment

All, just a little reminder that multibox harvesting the same resource types is not allowed here, if you are caught doing so you may be jailed on all involved accounts for a time.

Please keep this in mind and re familiarise yourselves with the rules page:

https://shardsofbritannia.com/about/rules


20th Jun 2023 announcement

The Character Reflections Summer Sale that was scheduled to end July 1st has been EXTENDED indefinitely! Enjoy creating your character reflections at the new lower introductory price to get you started.🌞


11th Jun 2023 patchnote

Undead pets and Necromancer taming are now live. Get to work and explore to figure out how to awaken them.

  • Known issue: If you have any problem with existing Nightmare pets, open a support ticket.


6th Jun 2023 knownissue

  • We're aware of and working to resolve the following recently reported issues:
  • lag (always working on performance)
  • issues with Macro: Repeat option
  • Outfitter not working in some/all cases
  • Grey Screen or, "Invisible" below character, not disappearing after being revealed from Loading Cloak consistently
  • Resurrection Ankh behavior
  • skeletal steeds showing incorrect stats/skills upon immediate resurrecting but then later they self-correct showing the correct values
  • Resource/Gear Chest sorting or other behavior
  • pack animals stop following when double clicking them
  • crafting while tools that have limited uses (stoneworking mallet, granite pickaxe, blowpipe, etc.) will pick a random valid tool in your backpack to consume the charge from rather than the tool being used
  • possible edge cases with Notoriety systems (criminal/murder)
  • possible edge cases with house banning or ejection

Note: There may be some items not mentioned here that were reported or that we're working on


6th Jun 2023 announcement

We sincerely apologize for the interruption! Due to an unforeseen issue, we were forced to bring the server down temporarily and perform a rollback, resulting in a loss of approximately two hours of progress. We understand the frustration and inconvenience this may have caused, and we deeply regret any loss of time or progress you may have experienced. Our team is actively investigating the situation to prevent similar occurrences in the future. We appreciate your understanding and patience as we work towards providing a more stable gaming experience for all players. Thank you for your continued support and dedication.


4th Jun 2023 patchnote

We have implemented AI enhancements to specific bosses, aiming to provide a greater challenge. This process is ongoing, and we continuously refine and adjust these modifications. Your feedback is highly valued and significantly influences our decision-making.

Moreover, there are new magical loot items available from various MOBs. These items can either enhance or counter specific abilities or spells used by our new AI. Brave warriors, go forth and seek them out!


25th May 2023 announcement

The server is coming back online. Thanks for your patience.


25th May 2023 announcement

During today's maintenance (9am Thursday UTC/5am Thursday US ET) the server will remain offline for up to 90 minutes while we perform maintenance.

Note that during this time, we will be doing another batch of Steam account migrations. If you are still waiting on your account to be migrated, please double check that you have provided the correct details, which include the EXISTING account ID and the NEW account ID to move your characters to.

We are unable to migrate you if you do not provide the correct details. After this maintenance, any grandfathered Steam accounts that were able to play on our server will no longer be able to connect. This is a vital step to move forward with our other client-related projects and we cannot wait any longer.

This doesn't mean you won't still be able to transfer any Steam accounts if you missed the boat - please visit https://shardsofbritannia.com/play and make sure you fill out the form and we will do what we can to cater for your request in the future.

Please keep an eye on #news in Discord to see when the server will be available again, and thank you as always for your patience.


24th May 2023 announcement

We're excited to announce that Shroud has joined the team! Shroud has volunteered to help out with Development & Coding duties. Shroud will be starting out helping to fix awful BUGS! So in the future you may see them assisting players in-game from time to time and asking & answering questions in chat. Please give Shroud a warm welcome to the team and thanks for offering to share your free time with us! <3


23rd May 2023 announcement

We're writing to inform you that Discord Support Tickets are AVAILABLE again now for emergency issues

Please continue to submit bug reports and general feedback in-game using the /feedback command (also known as /bug), we constantly monitor in-game reports

If you have an issue accessing the game, or a complex issue that cannot be easily described from in-game, please feel free to write us from our website at https://shardsofbritannia.com/contact OR create an Emergency Support Ticket in Discord if available

If your issue requires a response then we will do our best to get back to you in a timely manner. Thanks for your understanding!

Reminder: Please do not DM staff, we do not accept or reply to DMs in most cases


22nd May 2023 announcement

We're excited to announce that Milamber has joined the team! Milamber has volunteered to help out with Community Management & Counselor duties so you will see them around in chat quite a bit, and in the future you may see them assisting players in-game from time to time. Please give Milamber a warm welcome to the team and thanks for offering to share your free time with us! <3


22nd May 2023 patchnote

Fixed an issue with Level 5 Treasure Maps not being diggable


16th May 2023 patchnote

We've fixed an issue with the Necromancer Death Ward spell not being interrupted properly when being killed by Town Guards, it is not an intended mechanic to avoid town-guard-punishment


16th May 2023 knownissue

The issue causing delays with one-time donations has been resolved, thanks again for your patience through the delays


15th May 2023 patchnote

  • Introduced more challenging MOBs into Deviously Drawn T-Maps.
  • Added new loot within Deviously Drawn T-Maps.
  • Enhanced the drop rate of dungeon tokens in Shame.