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Legends of Aria
 
 
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Release date: Late 2016 (Early Access)
WHAT IS LEGENDS OF ARIA?

The former leads of Ultima Online invite you to the next chapter in living Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Game worlds.

Become a creator of worlds. It’s the first MMO that legitimately allows you to host and create customised player run shards. Customize every aspect of your servers’ gameplay experience from character development, to combat, to items and equipment, to monsters and AI.

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Legends of Aria is breaking away from the modern MMO conventions of levels, classes and quest grinds. Instead, we are returning to living virtual worlds where stories emerge naturally as players explore the worlds laid out before them. Whether you wish to build an empire, delve into the darkest dungeons or build a thriving roleplay community, Aria is a land of endless opportunities to truly live in our world.

Lawful lands and well travelled roads offer sufficient protection for those who choose a lawful existence. Those who venture into the lawless lands seeking plunder and precious materials risk the slight hand of thieves, or worse... The land of Aria offers a home be you good or evil.

We are initially targeting the PC platform, and plans for a Mac and Linux launch are in the works. When you purchase the game, you will be able to play on official or player run servers and run a single ‘shard’ with no additional cost or subscription fees. Players will be able to form massive servers by connecting their self-hosted worlds together using a ‘cluster server’ hosted by Citadel Studios. These servers, when marked public, are listed in-game for all players to see and join.

Legends of Aria is the first game that legitimately allows you to run and moderate your own game worlds with the potential to support thousands of users at one time. Ultimately, Citadel Studios isn’t just creating game that fosters a player community, instead, they are giving our players the tools to create their own in-game communities.

Early Access Feature Highlights (late 2016)

Player Housing – Claim you house plot anywhere in the world by obtaining one of the 13 housing blueprints currently available in the game. You have complete control over the items placed in and around your house including furniture, crafting tools, and lockable storage containers.

Skill Based Character Development - Your skills gain naturally as you use them. With over 20 skills already in the game and more being added each release.

Deep Storylines and Lore - The inhabitants of the worlds in Legends of Aria are full of knowledge and stories of the struggles between mortals and the many races of gods.

Crafting – Metalsmithing, Woodsmithing, Fabrication and Alchemy are functionally complete. A grand total of 144 recipes are available for crafters to use to create items!

Animal Taming – We currently have 20+ tameable creatures that not only respond to your commands but also age and gain skill the longer you keep them.

Combat – We have a completely tactical and skill based combat system with 15+ combat abilities, 20+ spells, and 10+ skill based abilities.

PvP - Outside of the guard protected areas of the world, PvP is completely unrestricted and players must stick together to protect each other from the forces of evil. The penalty for death ranges by server rules from a slap on the wrist to full loot.

Catacombs Dungeon - Catacombs is a massive 3 level dungeon that changes configurations every few hours. The dungeon is filled with traps, terrors and epic loot for players to explore and hunt.

Boss Battles – Test your mettle against one of our many nasty bosses: Forest Ogres, The Cultist King, The Spider Queen, The Greater Demon of Kho, The Greater Dragon, The Guardian of the Void, and Death.

Titles – In addition to the title you earn from your pledge level, players can also earn in-game titles. There are currently 150+ titles available including titles like “Leader of the Revolution” and “Bane of the Dragon Age”.

Faction System – There are two factions struggling for control of Celador, The Villagers and The Cultists, by completing tasks for them you can gain faction which gives you access to titles, additional tasks and access to special areas of the map.

Guilds – Players can come together to form guilds that can claim their own lands and even go to war with other guilds.

Character Customization – The first pass on character customization is complete which allows you to choose from several skin types and hair styles for both male and female. You can also change your hair color.

Community Servers and Modding – 24/7 community servers running with custom created content. (NOTE: Some aspects of modding will not be available until after Early Access release)

Learn more and pledge for instant access at http://legendsofaria.com
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473 Comments
Zohan Oct 3 @ 1:22pm 
some peebs are calling this as uo 2. its not uo not even similar.
I just threw my 40 bucks!

Also most braindead community i ever saw. All of them hardcore realistic rp players :D
you could understand what i want to mean if you talk with the community.

Crafting is totally bullshit at alpha 3. And keep it in mind if you want to play with a tank knight ne ready to crawl coz heavy armour decreased good amount of walking speed.
d1xx. Sep 26 @ 12:01pm 
Hey whats up all ppl. I have a quick ask.. So Ill be glad if anyone could reply me. Final alpha will be released in 1 day and 18 hours and i honestly cannot wait when i will test this game, im ex UO player and im really curious what this game be like... I pleged for 40 dollars so i hope its not wasted money LOL. My second ask is: When i actually bought it over their official site, will be I able to play it thru the Steam without buying it again over Steam? Thank you for your answer
DaggeRnaut Aug 21 @ 2:45pm 
release it!
Asriel Jul 25 @ 6:37am 
Omfg, I'm so hyped about this game. I started playing either back in 2000 or 2001 on UO.
Man, I was so excited while reading the description that I started squeaking and kicking around while laying on my bed. Omfg, I love all the previews and it looks so good.
I can't wait to tame dragons 🐲🐉 or be a bard 🎻🎸🎤 or a healer 💊💉🌡or a mage! ✨🔥💫
It's going to be AMAZING!
Billy Bad Ass Jun 27 @ 5:46pm 
There are protected areas but where is the fun in that. Bottom line, Shards Online was great, I'm disappointed that my character progress got wiped. That's why I stopped playing immediately once I found out they would in fact wipe all progress. I will not play again until its released in early access on steam. Not because I don't like the game but because I don't want to waste time on a game that will be wiped when there are so many other games that I can play in the meantime to hold me off until the big day. I loved the game and I look forward to diving into what I call Ultima Online 5.0 aka Legends of Aria. Keep at development team!!!
Billy Bad Ass Jun 27 @ 5:46pm 
Players who supported Shards Online are salty cry babies. Get the fk over it. The developers said they would do their best not to wipe progress into the steam launch. Due to people taking advantage of game breaking bugs they were forced to wipe character progress and made the decision that all progress will be wiped for the steam release. So BarryChonger STFU ya fking cry baby and all you other whiny mother fkers. If they didn't wipe progress before steam then a bunch of whiny nerds would be bitching about that. This is going to be a great game. I played when the game was called Shards Online, it is the Ultima Online 2 I've been waiting on since 1997. There is no other mmo that captures the magic of player interaction, good/bad karma. Its hard to explain but my heart is beating though my chest when everything I have on me is on the line during a pvp encounter. Simple tasks such as mining become extremely fun because you could get robbed at anytime.
RobinHood Jun 27 @ 3:19pm 
Steam Release date is probably 2-3 months out.
JaKa Jun 6 @ 9:47am 
When is the release date on Steam?
Ludio Ex May 29 @ 4:16am 
When is the release date on Steam?.TY
The Dude May 23 @ 11:36am 
Alpha 2 is going great! It's shaping up to be an amazing MMORPG!

Buyers interested in supporting a spiritual successor to Ultima Online should definitely look further into the game and the community following it. Citadel Studios is doing a great job for a team of 8 people.

Be warned other players are still 'salty' because their characters wiped in alpha stage. Come join the fun and ask any questions in the community-run discord:

https://discord.gg/Cn7376w