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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! 🪄


7th Sep 2023 patchnote

Player Mail:

  • introducing the new Player Mail system
  • mailboxes placed in houses or rentals can be registered with a name & the mailbox will be assigned a unique 5 digit Address, which is attached to your account
  • registered mailboxes are limited to 1 per account
  • there's no limit to the number of registered mailboxes a house or rental property may have
  • mailboxes may be moved with a house, but demolishing a house requires mailboxes to be first be released
  • sending mail can be done by double clicking on your registered mailbox & searching for your recipient; from there you can compose a message with a Subject, Body & optional Attachments, and then a physical letter will be scribed & mailed to your recipient's mailbox
  • sending mail costs 100gp plus 300gp per attached item, up to 3 items per mail
  • sending mail with attached items allows you to use a Cash On Delivery option, requiring the recipient to pay for the items in order to retrieve them
  • un-claimed attachments will be automatically returned to sender after 7 days if they are not claimed; and any items that have been returned-to-sender will automatically decay after 21 days if the sender does not retrieve them
  • the registry has the the following Privacy settings:
    • Public: Visible address on mailbox & public registry. Others can send mail
    • Unlisted: Address hidden on mailbox & public registry. Others can send mail if they know your address, senders have to type in your exact address in order to mail you. You can view your unique address from the Mailbox Menu
    • Private: Address hidden on mailbox & public registry. Others CANNOT send you mail, but you can still send mail
  • players are able to block senders at any time from the Registry list or when reading a letter sent from someone, this ensures that the sender cannot send you any mail at all; Note: blocks do not persist when un-registering your address

Player Vendor Buy Orders:

  • introducing Vendor Buy Orders for player vendors
  • these can be purchased from Banker vendors
  • How to use: Place this on your vendor and mark it as Not For Sale to begin using it. From there, you can target an item that you wish to buy from other players, and then players can sell you items by double clicking the Buy Order, up to a limit of your choosing. Funds will be used from your vendor's balance

Jousting Skill, Betting & Leaderboard:

  • Added Jousting as a Secondary Skill which will have a chance to gain with each round & players' skill will influence the outcome of the round
  • You can now enter a Bet Amount when choosing a Jousting partner (the initiator will choose)
  • Bets will be settled automatically at the end of the round where losers pay the winner if they still have the gold available; rounds will be unable to start unless both parties have the gold to bet with
  • added 10% House Cut (fee) for using Betting
  • improved betting to charge players before the round starts to guarantee that the winnings are paid for; if for any reason the game is interrupted the wagers will be refunded to both players automatically
  • fixed issue with some jousting actions being performed twice causing multiple messages to appear and other unexpected behavior
  • fixed issue with time limit expiry not ending the game and ejecting players as intended
  • added progress bar to display the time limit
  • prevented equipping items to slots that are occupied by a temporary object (jousting spear & helmet) [we may expand on 'Jousting Gear' later]
  • prevented casting spells whilst jousting
  • prevented using Stuck option whilst jousting
  • Jousting Leaderboard added to keep count of wins & losses and total bets won/lost
  • Note: There are 2 jousting arenas and the leaderboard placed at Vesper Crossroads


6th Sep 2023 knownissue

There's a known issue with accounts that were recently transferred not having the Deposit Balance transfer along with it, we will be correcting this as quickly as possible for the affected accounts and will post an update once it's been corrected.

UPDATE: This issue has been corrected now and the Deposit Balances should be updated for all affected accounts, sorry for the issue!


5th Sep 2023 announcement

The server is back online. Thanks for your patience.


4th Sep 2023 announcement

At 9am UTC on September 5th, Shards of Britannia will remain offline for up to 3 hours while some critical maintenance tasks are performed. Please keep an eye on #news in Discord in order to be notified on when the game is available again.

Thank you for your patience.


30th Aug 2023 announcement

This is a reminder of the project's Vacation Hold policy for player houses. If you are in any position where you cannot get to the game for an extended time, whether it be military deployment, natural disasters, or something else please contact us, and we can consider your request to put your house into a Vacation Hold to prevent it from decaying in the normal timeframe.


26th Aug 2023 patchnote

The following upcoming changes are available for testing on our Test Center server:

Jousting Skill, Betting & Leaderboard:

  • Added Jousting as a Secondary Skill which will have a chance to gain with each round & players' skill will influence the outcome of the round
  • You can now enter a Bet Amount when choosing a Jousting partner (the initiator will choose)
  • Bets will be settled automatically at the end of the round where losers pay the winner if they still have the gold available; rounds will be unable to start unless both parties have the gold to bet with
  • Leaderboard added to keep count of wins & losses and total bets won/lost
  • Note: There are 2 jousting arenas and the leaderboard placed at Vesper Crossroads, shown on the universal moongate as (Housing: Minoc/Jousting)


25th Aug 2023 announcement

Cleaning Up Britannia vendors have been spawned around most of the Banks for spending your CUB points. Thanks for keeping Britannia clean!


22nd Aug 2023 patchnote

The following upcoming changes are available for testing on our Test Center server:

Player Mail:

  • introducing the new Player Mail system
  • mailboxes placed in houses or rentals can be registered with a name & the mailbox will be assigned a unique 5 digit Address, which is attached to your account
  • registered mailboxes are limited to 1 per account
  • there's no limit to the number of registered mailboxes a house or rental property may have
  • mailboxes may be moved with a house, but demolishing a house requires mailboxes to be first be released
  • sending mail can be done by double clicking on your registered mailbox & searching for your recipient; from there you can compose a message with a Subject, Body & optional Attachments, and then a physical letter will be scribed & mailed to your recipient's mailbox
  • sending mail costs 100gp plus 300gp per attached item, up to 3 items per mail
  • sending mail with attached items allows you to use a Cash On Delivery option, requiring the recipient to pay for the items in order to retrieve them
  • un-claimed attachments will be automatically returned to sender after 7 days if they are not claimed; and any items that have been returned-to-sender will automatically decay after 21 days if the sender does not retrieve them
  • the registry has the following Privacy settings:
    • Public: Visible address on mailbox & public registry. Others can send mail
    • Unlisted: Address hidden on mailbox & public registry. Others can send mail if they know your address, senders have to type in your exact address in order to mail you. You can view your unique address from the Mailbox Menu
    • Private: Address hidden on mailbox & public registry. Others CANNOT send you mail, but you can still send mail
  • players are able to block senders at any time from the Registry list or when reading a letter sent from someone, this ensures that the sender cannot send you any mail at all; Note: blocks do not persist when un-registering your address

Player Vendor Buy Orders:

  • introducing Vendor Buy Orders for player vendors
  • these can be purchased from Banker vendors
  • How to use: Place this on your vendor and mark it as Not For Sale to begin using it. From there, you can target an item that you wish to buy from other players, and then players can sell you items by double clicking the Buy Order, up to a limit of your choosing. Funds will be used from your vendor's balance

2. What/how to test:

Mail:

Place a house & a Mailbox (can get placement tool & mailbox deed from Test Center - Housing vendor) 1) send mail to a mailbox in another region 2) send mail to a mailbox in the same region 3) try sending mail without attachment 4) try sending mail with attachment(s) without Cash on Delivery 5) try sending mail with attachment(s) & Cash On Delivery 6) make sure you can claim items for mail without a Cash on Delivery 7) make sure you can claim items for mail WITH Cash on Delivery and paying for it 8) try returning mail to sender (mail sent to you needs to have attachments) 9) try registering multiple mailboxes on one account 10) change your registration to Unlisted and try to send mail to that box from another account by typing in the Address of your Unlisted mailbox 11) change your registration to Private and try to send mail to that box, it should be impossible 12) try Blocking a sender and then try to send/receive mail from them (try from both sides)

Buy Orders:

1) place a vendor & place a Vendor Buy order on them (can get vendor & buy order from Banker vendor) 2) set the Buy Order to Not For Sale and then double click it to set it up 3) target an item, like a resource or object you can easily test with, and finish setting up the Buy Order by choosing a price per item you wish to pay 4) deposit some gold to your vendor to make sure they have funds to buy items 5) try changing the Limit on the buy order to make sure that works well

From another account: 1) go to the vendor and double click the Buy Order 2) target the matching object in your backpack to try to sell it to the vendor 3) if the vendor has enough gold then you will receive gold and your items will be moved to the vendor

After your vendor has bought some items, go back to the owner account: 1) go back to your vendor 2) right click the Buy Order to choose "Claim Items" to gather the items that the vendor has bought

The state of the Test Center:

  • Test Center is online and available with the following regions: Minoc, Britain, Shame
  • a universal moongate has been added to the towns & dungeon for quick travel
  • there are no existing houses placed & you should be able to place one
  • added a few Rental Properties around Britain & Minoc for testing
  • please discuss in Discord #test-center-chat and report bugs in-game as usual or in Discord


21st Aug 2023 patchnote

  • Shards of Britannia Homestead Haven Lottery Has Begun!
  • The Fishing Lottery boxes have had new items added.
  • Limited Time Alert: Rare Hue Masks now at the Shame Dungeon Token Vendors!
  • The Noble Coin Vendor is back with a range of fresh items.


16th Aug 2023 announcement

The August Bazaar end-date is being extended from September 1st to September 15th. There's still plenty of vendor spots available, and they can be rented until September 1st.

The following Bazaar will be Autumn related as we enter into October, our favorite time of year!


16th Aug 2023 patchnote

We've reset the mining caves due to an issue where they did not clear their "currently in-use" state after players exited. We will continue to monitor for further issues


16th Aug 2023 patchnote

~~ The Yew Crypts & Britain Sewers regions are currently undergoing maintenance and their entrances have been temporarily disabled. Expected downtime is less than 2 hours ~~

The Yew Crypts & Britain Sewers regions are now open again


16th Aug 2023 patchnote

Some or all undead pets may have skills that exceed the normal skill-cap of 700.0 due to those pets gaining Spirit Speak and Forensic Eval which will prevent players from training their pets beyond a certain limit once they reach the cap. To work around this issue, we've updated the Skill Cap for Undead pets to 900 to account for the additional 2 skills being trained on them. Note: This may be subject to change in the future.


16th Aug 2023 knownissue

~~ We've received multiple reports of an issue with players experiencing delays with being able to perform actions immediately after region-transfers in some cases. We're investigating and working to resolve it as quickly as possible ~~

UPDATE: This is now marked as resolved


11th Aug 2023 knownissue

If you still encounter an issue where your pet(s) did not leave a Mining Cave with you then Stablemasters will retrieve any pets from inside mining caves for free until we resolve the root cause.


7th Aug 2023 announcement

Shards of Britannia is no longer accepting Steam Account transfer requests.

If you are new or returning to the game, please create a new account following the instructions on our website: https://shardsofbritannia.com/play

If you already submitted a transfer, we are still working on processing the requests, but it may take some more time, so please continue to be patient and we will reach out to you via email when necessary. Batches of transfers are usually completed once a month due to the time it takes to complete them.

Please Note: If you recently returned to SOB and submitted a Steam transfer request, it may not be required. If you did not play on SOB prior to June 2021 then you will have no prior progress to transfer over, and thus you should continue playing on your new account(s)


6th Aug 2023 patchnote

We've deployed a few more hotfixes to try to improve some things.

Guards:

  • fixed edge cases with Guards attacking innocent players/pets erroneously
  • fixed Guards continuing to follow targets after they have died
  • when players & pets resurrect going forward, the resurrector will have their current-target cleared to avoid accidentally attacking the being they are resurrecting & ultimately getting guard-whacked

Mining Caves:

  • fixed issue with Mining Caves ejecting players too early
  • fixed issue with pets/objects not being transported out of the cave when you leave
  • added forges & lighting to the caves with a Mining Cave Tip sign; the sign explains that if you become over-encumbered in the cave, simply put excess resources on the ground and when you leave, the items will be transported to the entrance with you


5th Aug 2023 towncrier

Vesper Crossroads has been refreshed & new Jousting grounds have been added. Try jousting today! You can travel there directly now via the Ferrymasters.


5th Aug 2023 towncrier

The Bounty Hunter & PVP Leaderboard have been spotted on the south side of the West Britain Bank