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September Community Roundtable

Supreem & Miphon return to Twitch for a Citadel Studios Community Roundtable where we will be answering your questions, discussing our recent developments and revealing our upcoming Aria project.   Join us [...]

September 22nd, 2021|Community News, Main, News|0 Comments

March 2021 Development Update

Greetings adventurers,   Today we bring you an update from our team on our immediate plans as we progress into 2021. We’d like to take this opportunity to wish everyone from our [...]

March 5th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Studio Statement, Season 7 and Server Transfers!

Studio Statement We’d like to take the time to apologise for the teams lack of communication in recent months. In light of the ongoing pandemic, this period has been challenging for the team [...]

December 11th, 2020|Main, News|0 Comments

Outlands Development Update: Part Two

Greetings Celadorians,   We are excited to share some of the awesome progress on the upcoming PR11: Outlands release. The Outlands is shaping up to be a truly unique landmass and we [...]

November 5th, 2020|News|0 Comments

What’s New in the Fall 2020 Arena Season

Greetings Celadorians,   The Fall 2020 Arena Season is nearly upon us! Beginning on Friday, October 16th, players will once again be able to compete for the highest leaderboard rankings and prizes [...]

October 16th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Arenas Summer 2020 Winners List

Greetings adventurers,   Our Summer 2020 Arena Season has officially concluded! We saw a lot of players participating this season, and we're thrilled to share the winners of each bracket with you! Speak to [...]

October 13th, 2020|News|0 Comments

What’s New With Season 6: Toil and Trouble

Greetings Celadorians,    Season 6: Toil and Trouble arrives on October 12th! This upcoming season will take place in the West Valusia region of Southern Rim and will feature haunted cauldrons that [...]

October 9th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Halloween 2020 Deco Competition

Greetings adventurers,   Happy October! We’re pleased to invite all of our players across both servers to participate in our upcoming Halloween Deco Competition! You can decorate your house, a houseless plot, [...]

October 1st, 2020|Community News, News|0 Comments

Outlands: Development Update Part 1

Greetings Celadorians,   In this development blog, we’ll be focusing on the latest updates from our Design and World Building leads. For world building, we’ve been hard at work shaping the treacherous [...]

September 24th, 2020|News|0 Comments

PVP Arenas: Season 1 Update and What’s Coming Next

Greetings Celadorians!   We are excited to announce the conclusion of the Summer 2020 Arena season on October 9th, 2020.  We saw a lot of players participating this season and our team [...]

September 18th, 2020|Community News, News|0 Comments

What’s New in Season 5: Raging Undergrowth

Greetings Celadorians,    Season 5: The Raging Undergrowth arrives on September 10th! This upcoming season will take place in the Black Forest and will feature new dynamic encounters where players are tasked [...]

September 9th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Sneak Preview: Point Release 11

Greetings Adventurers,   Development is in progress for Legends of Aria’s next major update, Point Release 11! In this blog, we’ll be covering our goals for this release, with future installments detailing [...]

September 4th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Free Monolith Weekend and Corrupted Echo Shard Event is Now Live!

Greetings adventurers,   Enter The Monolith, an ancient temple powered by an unstable forgotten magic that threatens to spill out into Celador at any moment. Journey through the dungeon on your quest [...]

September 4th, 2020|Community News, News|0 Comments

Season 4: The Shifting Sands is Coming August 10th

What’s Coming in Season 4: The Shifting Sands     Greetings Celadorians,    Season 4: The Shifting Sands arrives on August 10th! This upcoming season will take place in the Barren [...]

July 31st, 2020|News|0 Comments

Celadorian New Year Deco Competition Winners

Greetings adventurers,   Hundreds of our players voted for their favorite plots this week, and now we’re pleased to announce the winning plots from the Celadorian New Year Decorating Competition!    On [...]

July 15th, 2020|Community News, News|0 Comments

Legends of Aria Launch Festival Schedule

Greetings adventurers,   It’s official - Legends of Aria has officially launched out of Early Access, with version 1.0 now available on both Steam and our Standalone Client!   This milestone is [...]

July 9th, 2020|Community News, News|0 Comments

Legends of Aria Leaves Early Access July 8th

Greetings adventurers,   Experience Celador in a whole new way on July 8th as Legends of Aria leaves Early Access alongside the addition of a hefty content update. Leaving Early Access does [...]

July 7th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Militia Update

Greetings Adventurers,   We have made the decision to temporarily suspend Militias at the end of this season, which has been extended to July 8th. Instead, going forward we will be focusing [...]

June 26th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Development Update Part 3: The Road Ahead to Point Release 10

Greetings adventurers! We’re back with our final development update for Point Release 10. In our previous installment, we showcased two of the major landmarks players will encounter in Frozen Tundra, the Avalanche [...]

June 10th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Season Two is now Live

Greetings adventurers,   Seasons have brought fresh challenges for PvE, PvP, Harvesting, and Gathering, with exclusive rewards and goals added each month, providing a means for players from various playstyles to work [...]

June 1st, 2020|News|0 Comments

Development Update Part 2: The Road Ahead to Point Release 10

Greetings adventurers! We’re back with another development update for Point Release 10. In our previous installment, we barely scratched the surface on all the new environments and encounters that players can look [...]

May 20th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Development Update: The Road Ahead to Point Release 10

Greetings adventurers! We hope you’re enjoying Patch 9.5 and Season 1: The Undead Horde. Now that our team has delivered this patch, we’re all shifting gears to our next major endeavor, The [...]

May 7th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Patch 9.5 is Available Now

Greetings adventurers!   We’re pleased to announce that Patch 9.5, the latest update for Legends of Aria, is available to play right now! This patch focuses on expanding engagement in core gameplay [...]

May 1st, 2020|News|0 Comments

Development Update: Patch 9.5

Greetings adventurers!   Work is well underway on Patch 9.5, the latest update for Legends of Aria. This patch is all about expanding engagement in core gameplay activities with new opportunities for [...]

April 22nd, 2020|News|0 Comments

Legends of Aria: Dark Sorcery is Available Now

Greetings adventurers,   We’re pleased to announce Legends of Aria: Dark Sorcery is now live! You can purchase Dark Sorcery via the in-game store for $19.99. All players who pre-ordered are able [...]

April 2nd, 2020|Community News, News|0 Comments

Legends of Aria: Dark Sorcery Launch Date and Feature Spotlight

Explore the Monolith and More This Weekend With Your Pre Order!   Dark Sorcery is launching April 2nd as citizens of Celador prepare for the coming of the Monolith and its [...]

March 25th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Letter From the Project Lead

Greetings Adventurers,   We are extremely excited to finally reveal our first Legends of Aria DLC. If you haven’t watched the reveal video, you should go watch it now!    This is [...]

March 12th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Announcing Legends of Aria: Dark Sorcery DLC

Greetings adventurers,   We’re pleased to announce Dark Sorcery, a new upcoming DLC for Legends of Aria, will be releasing later this month and is available to pre-order now through the in-game [...]

March 12th, 2020|News|1 Comment

Point Release 9 is Available Now!

Greetings, adventurers!   We're pleased to announce that Point Release 9 has arrived, bringing with it some significant content additions! This point release features the introduction of Township Keeps, enhancements to our [...]

February 20th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Point Release 9 Feature Spotlight: Scroll of the Artificer

With the introduction of item enchants in PR7 we sought to give players the ability to craft weapons and armor that could be customized to appeal to a specific style of gameplay. [...]

February 14th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Point Release 9 Feature Spotlight: Militia Keeps

Legends of Aria's Point Release 9, coming next week, will bring Militia Keeps to the game! Check out the video for more information on how this new feature shakes up our Militia [...]

February 13th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Point Release 9 Feature Spotlight: Ranked Arenas

Greetings, we’ve been hard at work on features for Point Release 9 and one of those features is the inclusion of ranked arena matches!  Ranked arena matches will allow players to pit [...]

February 12th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Point Release 9 Feature Spotlight: Global Bazaar

Our Economy Problem   One of the most challenging aspects of managing a MMO is monitoring and stabilization of the in-game economy.  In this regard Legends of Aria is no different than [...]

January 24th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Upcoming Events

Greetings, adventurers!   We’re excited to give you a list of events taking place in Legends of Aria in the coming weeks.   House Raffle on Ethereal Moon   Ethereal Moon players [...]

January 23rd, 2020|Community News, News|0 Comments

Development Update: January 7, 2020

Greetings, adventurers!   Our team is back following the holidays, and we wanted to take the time to wish you all a Happy New Year, as well as to give you a [...]

January 7th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Legends of Aria: New Dawn is Live!

Greetings adventurers!    Legends of Aria: New Dawn has arrived and it brings with it some significant content additions! This patch features the return of the Wilderness, new World Boss encounters, the introduction of nine [...]

December 6th, 2019|News|0 Comments

US Server Merge Update

Greetings, adventurers!   Let’s try this again! We’ve been hard at work on a new and improved method of bringing all US players together on a single server. We will be bringing [...]

November 13th, 2019|Community News, News|0 Comments

Point Release 8 Highlights: Part 3

Greetings adventurers! It’s been a little over 2 weeks since our last New Dawn blog and we’d like to share some more updates with you. We’ve all but reached the end of [...]

November 12th, 2019|Community News, News|0 Comments

Ethereal Moon Housing Schedule

Greetings, adventurers!   Last week we announced our plans to get all our US players on a single server. To recap: We are beginning the process of bringing all US players into [...]

October 30th, 2019|Community News, News|0 Comments

Legends of Aria is Adding Free Accounts

Greetings, Adventurers!   A New Dawn is approaching… this November     We’re excited about the future of Legends of Aria and we have a host of new features, improvements, and most importantly, [...]

October 29th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Point Release 8 Highlights: Part 2

Over the past few weeks many of you have been on our Experimental Server, testing our latest features and providing much welcomed feedback on our upcoming systems. Crucially we put the Ruleset [...]

October 25th, 2019|News|0 Comments

US Server Update – Ethereal Moon

Greetings, adventurers!   We’ve spent a lot of time reading through the discussions, debate, and direct feedback from our players regarding the best way to get our US players on a single [...]

October 25th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Letter From the Community Manager – 9/27/2019

Ohai there!   We’ve got a lot of exciting things in the works, both short and long term, so let’s hop right in!   Experimental Server - Point Release 8: Part 1 [...]

September 27th, 2019|Community News, News|0 Comments

Point Release 8 Highlights: Part 1

Point Release 8   Point Release 8 will be a major addition to Legends of Aria and our first feature release post Steam launch. Our goal with the point release is [...]

September 20th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Premium Subscription, In-Game Store, and Permanent Price Reduction

Greetings, adventurers!   We’re thrilled to be bringing our Premium Subscriptions and In-Game Store online for you today, and wanted to highlight the details of exactly what is included.   Premium Subscription [...]

September 19th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Azure Sky-Verdant Earth Cluster & Dead Gate Activation Event

TLDR:   Azure Sky-Verdant Earth Cluster event goes live Thursday, September 5th AS and VE will have a 4-hour downtime, starting at 10am Eastern The new clustered server, Ethereal Mountain, will go [...]

September 4th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Development Update – August 30th, 2019

Greetings adventurers!   I wanted to take a moment to give you all an update on the progress our development team has been making and where we are heading with the project.   [...]

August 30th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Azure Sky – Verdant Earth Cluster Update

Greetings denizens of the Azure Sky and Verdant Earth universes,   We have been in contact with the ancient race of beings who hold the keys to travel between universes, The Strangers. [...]

August 23rd, 2019|Community News, News|0 Comments

Professions Going Forward

The introduction of Professions was a fundamental change to how we distribute abilities. A week into this change we’d like to take the opportunity to go into a little more detail as [...]

August 14th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Letter From the Community Manager – Steam Release & Weekend Events

Greetings adventurers!   Legends of Aria finally arrived on Steam this past Tuesday, August 6,  along with a host of changes, fixes, enhancements, and overall THINGS! We’ve been all hands on deck [...]

August 8th, 2019|Community News, News|0 Comments

Legends of Aria Steam Release and Launch Discount

Greetings adventurers!   It’s been a long time coming, but we’re thrilled to announce that Legends of Aria is now available on Steam!    This release brings with it a host of [...]

August 6th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Feature Spotlight: Professions

Professions marks a paradigm shift in how both new and old players experience Legends of Aria. From the first moments you arrive in game you can now expect entirely new and meaningful [...]

July 31st, 2019|News|0 Comments

Feature Spotlight: Bards

Bards have arrived! Today's post is going to detail the new Bard profession, which brings 2 new skills, 9 new bard abilities, and a host of new possibilities to Legends of Aria. [...]

July 30th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Legends of Aria Ambassador Program

Greetings, Adventurers,   In February, we pressed pause on our Ambassador Program in order to reevaluate the ways in which we were selecting, maintaining, empowering, and directly supporting our Ambassadors. Ambassadors are [...]

July 30th, 2019|Community News, News|0 Comments

Feature Spotlight: New Housing Blueprints and Currency Changes

New Housing Blueprints   We have worked hard to make sure that crafters feel rewarded for completing crafting orders in this update. It’s also important that they feel like they have [...]

July 29th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Feature Spotlight: Enchanting & Item Properties

This one is a big deal and it going to change how and why many of us play Legends of Aria.   We have engaged in a large expansion of our item [...]

July 26th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Feature Spotlight: Combat & Skill Changes

We have some big new features coming with our Steam launch update, from new item properties, enchantment, the professions system and more. We’ve some big posts coming detailing these systems, but today [...]

July 25th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Feature Spotlight: Ruleset Changes

------------------ Why   With the move from Shards Online to Legends of Aria, we tasked ourselves with the goal of attempting to bring a return to open PvP in a full [...]

July 24th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Legends of Aria Steam Early Access Launch Date – August 6, 2019

Greetings Adventurers!    It’s been a long road, but we’re excited to let you know that Legends of Aria will finally be launching on Steam on August 6th, 2019. View the latest trailer [...]

July 23rd, 2019|News|0 Comments

Today’s Hotfix and Free Catacombs Weekend

Greetings adventurers!   We released a hotfix today that addresses a number of issues, including balance changes to pets, changes to gain rates for several skills, adding salt back to King of [...]

June 14th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Introducing: Colossals

Ben again here guys!  This time I am coming to you with a new set of PvE encounters that we have been designing and prototyping internally.  One of our senior developers, Kade, [...]

May 24th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Feature Highlight: Guild Wars

Guild wars is part of our team’s larger effort to give players more ways to participate in consensual PvP. The basic goal of the system is to allow guilds to directly war [...]

May 10th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Feature Highlight: Cooking and Gardening

Hello guys, this is Ben!  I am one of the game designers here at Citadel Studios and have some information for you on the newly released cooking revamp and gardening system.  First [...]

May 10th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Allegiance Revamp Preview

First, a short introduction. I need to apologize that this is my first formal introduction. My name is Brandon, and I joined the Citadel Studios team in late February as a game [...]

May 3rd, 2019|News|0 Comments

Mount System Changes + Free Ethereal Mounts

On Tuesday, April 23rd, we released Point Release 5, which featured changes to our Tax, Death, and Mount Systems.   One major topic of discussion in our community is the Mount System. [...]

April 26th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Weekly Wednesday Events – Play With GM Kai

Thank you for those that joined me Wednesday night on the Experimental Server. The best news is that we identified a new bug, and had some fun while doing so. Nothing spells [...]

April 19th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Letter From the Community Manager – April Community Schedule

Greetings!   I’m happy to outline the community engagement events we have scheduled for this month! More may be added based on how these ones go, but for now we wanted to [...]

April 3rd, 2019|News|0 Comments

Letter From the Community Manager – March 25th, 2019

Ohai there!   I’ve got a few updates for you wonderful folks, so let’s dive right in!   Experimental Server   Last week we launched our new Experimental Server, where you can [...]

March 25th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Letter from the Community Manager – March 14th, 2019

Ohai guys!   I can’t believe it’s already been two weeks since I first introduced myself! You’ve all made me feel incredibly welcome, and I hope you know how sincerely I appreciate [...]

March 14th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Letter from the Community Manager – February 28th, 2019

Hello there!   My name is Liz, and I’m thrilled to tell you that I am the new Community Manager for Legends of Aria!   I’ve spent the past week in-game, and [...]

February 28th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Letter from the Executive Producer – February 14th, 2019

Greetings!   It's been a little while since I addressed the community so I'd like to take this opportunity to greet you all once again and let you in on what's been [...]

February 14th, 2019|Main, News|0 Comments

Live Event Weekend: Relics of the Ancients

Greetings Adventurers,   We are happy to announce that we will be running our first (of many) server-wide scripted event on official servers ALL next weekend! (February 15th-17th) More details to come! [...]

February 9th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Point Release 2 – Dungeon Expansion Update is Live!

Greetings Adventurers,   We are happy to announce that our wilderness dungeons finally got the love that they deserve. Not only are they twice the size, they each have a style that [...]

January 31st, 2019|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Release Schedule Update and Development Blog

Release Schedule Update We have a few updates for you regarding our plans for the next two content updates and our launch on the Steam store.   On January 17th, we will [...]

January 16th, 2019|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Letter from the Project Lead – January 3rd 2019

Greetings Adventurers,   First we want to wish everyone a Happy New Year and we sincerely hope you all have a great 2019. I'm sure you have all read the patch notes [...]

January 3rd, 2019|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Early Access Hotfix – December 28th 2018

Greetings Adventurers,   We aren't letting the holidays slow us down! Our live team has been smashing bugs left and right. Here is a highlight of some of the fixes coming to [...]

December 28th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Early Access Patch – December 21st 2018

Greetings Adventurers,   We've been going over the 1000s of bug reports we've received since Early Access launch and have been working tirelessly to smash as many of them as possible. This [...]

December 21st, 2018|News|6 Comments

Server Maintenance 12/06/2018

  All servers are being brought down until further notice.   As discussed in our last update, problems experienced with our data synchronization occur during unexpected crashes. Whilst we obviously keep [...]

December 6th, 2018|Main, News|1 Comment

Early Access Begins Tomorrow, Steam Must Wait

Early Access Begins Tomorrow! Our Headstart is officially ending at midnight tonight, ushering in Early Access as thousands of you have already made Aria your home. Our servers are growing [...]

December 3rd, 2018|Main, News|28 Comments

Karma Reset, Account Rewards, and Headstart Hotfix Notes

Greetings Adventurers,   First, I want to say how amazing it is to watch our community fill out the world of Celador on our official servers. If you haven't gotten a chance [...]

December 1st, 2018|Main, News, Uncategorized|1 Comment

The Headstart is Live!

Greetings Adventurers,   This is a big moment for Legends of Aria! We have performed the final character wipe and all of our Founder's Pack owners can finally begin making their homes [...]

November 27th, 2018|Main, News, Uncategorized|7 Comments

Steam Early Access Launch Timeline

UPDATED: We've just posted an announcement to our site that we will be delaying our arrival on the Steam store to after the holidays. The post goes into detail about why and what [...]

November 20th, 2018|Main, News|1 Comment

Join The Open Beta Weekend – November 23rd 5pm EST

Join The Open Beta Weekend - Nov 23rd 5pm EST   We are happy to announce a special Thanksgiving weekend treat for all of our fans! Starting Nov 23rd at 5pm [...]

November 19th, 2018|Main, News|0 Comments

Legends of Aria + MMORPG.com GeForce GTX 1080 Sweepstakes

Legends of Aria has teamed up with MMORPG.com to get you a second chance to win a GTX1080 and a Lord Pack! Good luck everyone!!   Enter Now Discover [...]

November 17th, 2018|Main, News|0 Comments

Feature Highlight: Housing (with VIDEO)

https://youtu.be/VCkRSe6m8Ww Housing in Legends of Aria Embraces the Sandbox Derek "Supreem" Brinkmann   Housing is a cornerstone of the feature-set in Legends of Aria because it serves so many [...]

November 12th, 2018|Main, News|0 Comments

Feature Highlight: Karma System (with VIDEO)

https://youtu.be/tLT0hNbcIXc Avoiding the "gankbox" in an open PvP MMORPG Jeffrey "Miphon" Edwards   Part of achieving a true virtual world involves incorporating elements of good and evil, risk and [...]

October 30th, 2018|Main, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Legends of Aria Launches on Steam This December

Legends of Aria Launches on Steam This December Citadel Studios is celebrating the milestone with an ASUS GTX 1080 Giveaway!   Washington DC - October 4th, 2018 | Today, Citadel Studios [...]

October 3rd, 2018|Main, News|22 Comments

Road to Launch: September Update

Greetings adventurers!     I know we’ve been a bit quiet these past few weeks and it’s for good reason. We are brewing something BIG! On October 4th we are announcing our [...]

September 20th, 2018|Main, News|0 Comments

Community Admin Program Expansion

Greetings!   Many of you have asked about when the community admin program would be accepting new members, and we are happy to say that we are now looking to expand [...]

September 17th, 2018|Main, News|0 Comments

Final Closed Beta Weekend Scrapbook

It's the last weekend of LOA beta testing before we close our doors to focus test and get ready for Steam Early Access. Party like it's the end of the world, because [...]

August 31st, 2018|Main, News|0 Comments

The Permadeath Mod Event

Another week, another live event! For this one, you are invited to try out a modded ruleset, a thing for those who helped us reach a stretch goal on Kickstarter. This is [...]

August 29th, 2018|Events, Main, News|0 Comments

Valus Invasion Event, This Saturday!

We got some great data from the 6xGM event, and now we want to see how many players a single region of the world can handle. We’ve decided that we will run [...]

August 21st, 2018|Events, Main, News|0 Comments

Thanks For a Great Test!

Thank you all so much for turning out to the 6XGM event last week! We had a BLAST, even if most of us did die horribly.   Just wanted to let you [...]

August 20th, 2018|Main, News|0 Comments

Stress Test August 17

If you missed our big announcement last week, then you don't know about the 6XGM Stress Test this Friday at 7 PM EDT. Read on!   We'd like all of you to [...]

August 13th, 2018|Events, Main, News|0 Comments

Town Hall Transcript

We had a great turnout at the last Twitch stream (you should check it out, if you missed it!) and covered a lot of material. We also had an in game event [...]

August 10th, 2018|Events, News|0 Comments

The Road To Launch: The Plan So Far

This summer has been very exciting for us, and it’s time to take what we learned and go forward. We need to implement a list of features (like fixing the map, adjusting [...]

August 7th, 2018|Main, News, Roadmap|0 Comments

Twitch Stream Tonight!

Tonight's the night!  7 PM EDT/midnight UTC on Twitch (https://twitch.tv/legendsofaria) is where the action will be - Derek "Supreem" Brinkmann will be talking Road to Launch, what we're working on, and more. Join [...]

August 7th, 2018|Events, Main, News|0 Comments

The Road To Launch

Mark your calendars for next Tuesday! We'll be live next Tuesday at 7 PM EDT/midnight UTC on Twitch (https://twitch.tv/legendsofaria) for a first look at the final plan to get LOA to the [...]

August 3rd, 2018|Main, News|0 Comments

Break the Server…I Mean, Stress Test This Weekend!

Could we ask a big favor? It's so big, we're reactivating every trial code we've ever given away.   We need to crash our server.   No, we’re not kidding - we’ve [...]

July 19th, 2018|Events, Main, News|0 Comments

From the Project Lead: Welcome to Closed Beta 2!

Greetings, Adventurers!   We have been so excited to show off Legends of Aria’s new look, and it has been great to read all your positive feedback. These next few months are [...]

July 12th, 2018|Main, News|0 Comments