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7th Oct 2023 patchnote

  • Fixed issue with newly added house addons not being placeable in houses
  • Improved house decoration limitations to allow placing items without collision near doorways, like Wreaths and Door Mats, etc


6th Oct 2023 patchnote

  • Fixed bug with cure on Noxious Decay

  • Necromancers can now travel anywhere.

  • They cannot travel only if they hold zero souls.


5th Oct 2023 patchnote

Utility:

  • undead trap
  • remove trap
  • telekinesis

Offensive:

  • soul drain
  • wrath


4th Oct 2023 patchnote

The following fixes & improvements have been deployed for the Halloween Dungeon:

  • fixed issue with Gravedigging not working with the gravestones
  • fixed issue with jack-o-lanterns not respawning
  • slight increase to chances of candy drops
  • added overhead Time Left countdown display to the Halloween Champ spawn encounter to show how much time is left before the spawn expires; we may work on adding this to other encounters if this works well


4th Oct 2023 patchnote

Exciting news! The Halloween Lottery Vendor has now set up shop near the Halloween Vendor in Britain. Mark your calendars for the drawing on October 31st, and stay tuned as we share details about the prizes soon! Raffle tokens can be found on paragons.


4th Oct 2023 announcement

The new Halloween Dungeon has been opened and is marked on the map: https://map.shardsofbritannia.com

Level 1 of this dungeon includes Halloween Dungeon monsters which have a small chance to drop candy or a costume.

Throughout Levels 1 and 2 there will be jack-o-lanterns and graves for digging.

In the middle of Level 2 there is a Spawn Altar for spawning the Halloween Champion spawn. This encounter can be started with the Skull of Hallows Eve, purchased by the Halloween Witch in exchange for Blood Candles.

Happy Hunting!


3rd Oct 2023 patchnote

The Halloween Candy hoarder vendor has been spawned near each town for you to spend your candy!


2nd Oct 2023 patchnote

Animate Horse:

  • Can now be used on mutilated corpses
  • Fixed Stat loss when summoning from artifact
  • Fixed owner bug when summoning from traded artifact

Animate Dead:

  • Will now raise an undead copy of any mob
  • Health, Mana and Stamina are based on Spirit Speak, Armor is (Spirit Speak / 10)
  • They last 60 seconds, 30 if you have a Skeletal Steed
  • If you have Skeletal Steed in fight, they will attack the same target
  • There is a limit of 5 at the time and will trigger a 60 second timer

Combat:

  • Changed Passive Wrestling to use Spirit Speak + Anatomy instead of Spirit Speak

Torpefy:

  • This spell currently has a bug and we're investigating


2nd Oct 2023 announcement

Hail, valiant adventurers of Shards of Britannia!

We're happy to introduce the Season System, a grand addition that promises thrilling challenges and coveted rewards to enrich your adventures. Dive into this immersive journey where every action counts, and every quest brings you closer to greatness.

Earn Season Points: Embark on quests, conquer challenges, and achieve milestones to accumulate Season Points. These valuable points are your key to unlocking incredible rewards.

The Season System is your gateway to a world of adventure and fortune! Join us in this epic questing adventure and seize the treasures of the Season!


1st Oct 2023 announcement

The Halloween activities are being deployed across Britannia and will be available throughout the month of October!

There will be a Halloween handout for logging in closer to the holiday & staff-run events as time permits.

Pumpkins & Halloween Gravesites will be randomly scattered across the over-world. Smash the pumpkins and kill the monsters for a chance to get a reward or candy that can be spent at the Halloween Vendors

We will continue to add on to the Halloween options throughout the month, stay tuned for future updates.

  • Cleaning Up Britannia - Holiday:

    • You will soon be able to trade your Cleaning Up Britannia points for Halloween candy
  • Halloween Vendors:

    • Candy Hoarder Vendor: collect candy by smashing pumpkins and killing Halloween mobs to buy Halloween goodies
      • last year's candy can be traded for fresh candy
    • Witch Vendor: collect Blood Candles from smashing pumpkins and killing Halloween mobs to trade for Invasion Spawn activator
    • The vendors will be available soon
  • Halloween Paragons:

    • chance for compatible monsters to spawn as a Halloween Paragon that will have a chance to drop a reward or candy that can be spent at the Candy Vendor
    • Paragons have the highest chance to spawn in the Daily Dungeon, the second-highest chance to spawn in other dungeons, and the third-highest chance to spawn in over-world zones
    • Paragons that spawn in the Daily Dungeon will have a higher chance to drop special items
  • Gravediggers will enjoy chances to obtain more goodies & a chance to spawn the Headless Horseman (even more goodies?)

  • Fishers will enjoy a small chance to find candy as they fish & we will work to add some Fishing related Halloween encounters soon


30th Sep 2023 patchnote

Necromancer Updates:

These changes to the Necromancer are to align its mechanics more closely with Magery, aiming to encourage its wider adoption and acceptance.

  • Fixed Cursed Crook for Herding
  • Changed Haunt: Increased damage in PvE
  • Changed Transfusion and Greater Transfusion:
    • Now they will heal percentage of missing health instead of total health
    • The lower the missing health the higher will be the heal
    • Heals are capped to (Transfusion/Great Transfusion): 50/100 in PvP/PvE, 75/150 for Pets
  • Changed Noxious Decay:
    • 80% Chance of Greater Poison if Spirit Speak >= 80
    • 20% chance of Deadly Poison if TasteID and Poisoning = 100
    • Adjusted to scale Poison on Spirit Speak and Cure to use Forensic Eval only
  • Changed Torpefy:
    • Removed single target and added AOE
    • Removed disarm
    • Will slow everyone within 10 steps radius
    • Does not affect the caster (Will affect pets)
  • Defensive Spells:
    • Changed Death Ward to require only Forensic to 100 and not Spirit Speak
    • Changed Spiritual Touch to scale only with Forensic and not Spirit Speak
    • Changed Vampiric Touch to scale only with Forensic and not Spirit Speak
    • Changed Bone Armor to scale only with Forensic and not Spirit Speak
    • Changed Cocoon to scale only with Forensic and not Spirit Speak
    • Changed Contagion to scale only with Forensic and not Spirit Speak

If you come across any issues, kindly report them in game (/bug), or feel free to suggest in game improvements (/feedback) before jumping to conclusions.

Thank you and stay Undead! :)


29th Sep 2023 announcement

🎃🦇👻 Attention, zombies and witches! 🎃🦇👻

We are excited to spook-tacularly announce that our "ghoul" is to get Halloween festivities started by Oct 1st! 🌙🕷️🕸️(subject to monster availability)

We're stirring up some wickedly good fun, including candy "haunts" 👀🍬 and other bone-chilling activities! 💀🎉 Now, while we're trying to brew up some fresh enchantments, at first, it may be a cauldron of similar items as last year. 🧙‍♀️🔮

As everyone knows, Halloween is one of our favorite holidays, so we will keep working on it throughout the season, conjuring up new surprises and eerie delights! 🎃🌕🦉

Stay tuned for more thrilling updates, and let's make this Halloween a scream! 🎃👻🌟

🦇 Bats wishes and cobweb kisses! 🕸️🦇


28th Sep 2023 patchnote

  • Undead pets skill cap has been fixed, they can now reach 900.
  • New page about Undead Creatures has been published in wiki.


21st Sep 2023 patchnote

Greetings, Adventurers,

We're excited to announce a recent update that brings enhancements to your gear chests:

(1) Runic Shields' Magical Attributes: Your gear chest now preserves the magical attributes of Runic Shields! No more worry about losing those precious enchantments.

(2) Exceptional Quality and Maker's Marks: We've also made sure that GM exceptional quality and Maker's Marks are now safeguarded within your gear chests.

As always, your feedback is important to us. If you encounter any issues or have suggestions, don't hesitate to share them through in-game /suggestion or bug reports.

Happy adventuring!


20th Sep 2023 announcement

The Bounty Hunter NPC & PVP Leaderboard have moved slightly SW into the small Guard Shack by West Britain Bank. The Cleaning Up Britannia vendor has taken up shelter inside the bank. The Rock Collector vendor has pitched a tent behind the Guard shack & the Fisherman has launched a boat in the moat!


19th Sep 2023 knownissue

We inadvertently added a sparkle effect to the existing Wizard Hat. We understand some of you might have grown fond of the shimmer, but it's intended for a new Wizard Hat coming soon. The original hat will be restored to its classic look, but stay tuned for the sparkling version in the near future. Thanks for your understanding!


18th Sep 2023 announcement

Whispers amidst the waves: In tribute to the late, great Jimmy Buffett, a melodious pirate now sails the deep seas. Honor his legacy and set out on a quest!

For those cherishing every note: An NPC, Jimmy the Pirate, celebrates Buffett's spirit. He waits in the vast oceans, bearing a special gift for those who find him, one per account. As you embark on this homage, kindly give him ample space to journey; Jimmy changes his course every few hours, honoring the free spirit of his namesake.


18th Sep 2023 patchnote

Annual Pigment & Enamels (Donation Dyetubs)

We're excited to share our annual dyes lineup:

  • Garnet Dyetubs: Available every year from December 25th to January 9th, aligning with Christmas and New Year celebrations.
  • Azurite Dyetubs: Available from February 11th to February 26th.
  • Ivory Dyetubs: Available from March 25th to April 9th, typically covering the Easter holiday.
  • Red Obsidian Dyetubs: Available from June 1st to June 15th, marking the start of summer.
  • Tourmaline Dyetubs: Available from August 11th to August 26th.
  • Serpentine Dyetubs: Available from October 20th to November 5th, embracing the Halloween season.

We apologize for the delay in releasing the remaining hues this year. Our intention was to roll them out in a timely manner, but unforeseen real-life commitments took precedence. We're committed to ensuring that the original plans are honored, and as such, the next available enamel/pigment tubs will be the Serpentine Dyetubs from October 20th to November 5th.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support.


17th Sep 2023 announcement

Rumors swirl: a salty pirate sings in deep waters. Seek the melody!


17th Sep 2023 patchnote

From now you will not be able to equip a ranged weapon if you have any spell loaded.


15th Sep 2023 patchnote

We've added safeguards to prevent innocent players from evading a PK and then committing suicide in order to give the offender Murder Counts even if they did not actually kill the victim. Please note: you immediately qualify to receive murder counts if you do ANY damage to an innocent player, however should they escape and intentionally die, the likelihood of the murderer being able to receive Murder Counts for that death are much lower or negated completely. If you are an innocent player and you intentionally evade a PK but then are still able to and proceed with giving them a murder count, this is now considered inappropriate and abuse of mechanics. Please don't abuse the game mechanics, it may result in punishment!


13th Sep 2023 announcement

This is a reminder that the August Bazaar will be ending Sept 15th, any remaining vendors will have their goods packed up that day. We are already planning the Autumn Bazaar to begin at the start of October, see you there!


12th Sep 2023 announcement

We are excited to introduce the new Faction Coin System. This system allows members of opposing factions to engage in PVP combat and earn Faction Coins. Before you jump into the action, please familiarize yourself with the rules governing this system:

  1. Eligibility for Earning Faction Coins:

    • You can only earn Faction Coins by defeating members of opposing factions in combat (Coins will not be received while participating in Pillar events).
    • If you kill the same player within a 30-minute period, you will not receive additional coins.
  2. Bonus Coins in Towns:

    • Engaging in combat with a faction member within a town will grant you double the amount of Faction Coins.

Exploitation Warning: Any attempt to exploit or abuse the system to gain coins unfairly will not be tolerated. Exploitative actions may include, but are not limited to:

  • Organizing fake battles to farm coins.
  • Using alternate accounts or collaborating with opposing faction members to gain an unfair advantage.

Consequences for Exploitation: Players found exploiting the Faction Coin System will face severe consequences, which may include:

  • Temporary jailing of your character.
  • Permanent banning of your account.

Using Faction Coins:

  • Faction Coins can be exchanged for rare and unique in-game items.
  • Participate in faction-based lotteries, where you can use your Faction Coins to enter for a chance to win valuable prizes, including rare items.


10th Sep 2023 patchnote

Starting from September 24th, dragon skull and zombie masks will no longer be available for purchase from vendors.


10th Sep 2023 patchnote

We've improved Player Buy Orders compatibility with commodity deeds, now you can simply set the target resource (example ore, boards) as your Buying item, and players can sell you the raw resources themselves or a filled commodity deed of the resources. If you have already setup any Buy Orders, please re-establish them by removing them from the sale and then re-adding it to the sale and double clicking it to target the resource you wish to buy.


8th Sep 2023 patchnote

We've fixed an issue causing the testing time-limits to still apply to sent mail by error, causing some attachments to be destroyed prematurely.

Don't worry, we have a record of these transactions and soon we will recover the items and have them sent back to the original owner for recovery.

Meanwhile, the root cause of this has been resolved and you can send mail safely again.


7th Sep 2023 patchnote

Many crates within Dungeon Deceit that were previously inaccessible due to being locked down or out of sight have now been fixed.


7th Sep 2023 knownissue

Please release & re-place any pre-existing mailboxes if you have any trouble with registering them


7th Sep 2023 announcement

The server will be restarting briefly at the top of the hour to deploy some updates, roughly 20 minutes from the time of this post. Patch notes will be posted soon

The server is back online now with the most recent patches applied:


7th Sep 2023 patchnote

Mages with 80+ skill will now cast a brighter Night Sight orb over beings! 🪄