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Steam Early Access Launch Timeline

Greetings Adventurers! We've received a ton of requests for information regarding exactly when the different stages of this launch will become available. These dates and times are our current targets. While we [...]

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

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 EST, [...]

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|21 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

Server Downtime for CB2

Are you ready for tomorrow?! A freshly wiped server, all the revamped systems, hundreds of dead bugs, and the gorgeous new graphics... However ready we feel, we need some [...]

July 11th, 2018|Main, News|0 Comments

Testing…Testing…Testing CB2!

Our first step to CB2 is live on the Experimental Server!   If you see the bug fix list so far and think, man, I really want to try that, that [...]

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

Time For an Update. A BIG Update.

On July 12, we will be starting a new phase of testing called Closed Beta 2. It will have hundreds of bug fixes, new features, and...an entirely new look for Legends of [...]

June 28th, 2018|Main, News, Roadmap|0 Comments

Guild Beta – Application Now Open!

We've had such great feedback from the Bring a Friend event that we thought we'd turn it up a notch. Bring on...the Guild Beta.   What's that? Easy. Instead of you asking [...]

June 18th, 2018|Events, Main, News|0 Comments

And the Lord Pack Winner Is…

...Fergus of the Order of the Black Rose! If you see him in game, congratulate him on being the lucky player who scored a free upgrade from free trial key to Lord [...]

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

Beta Testers Only: Win a Lord Pack This Weekend!

The Bring a Friend week ends tonight. I will hand out codes to everyone who emails me before 6 PM EDT tonight, though. Hang in there, I'm getting through all the requests as fast [...]

June 8th, 2018|Events, Main, News|5 Comments

The Combat Overhaul

This patch has a wealth of important changes which will change combat in many respects. (Check out the notes here.) These changes have been building over many months internally, and have [...]

June 7th, 2018|Main, News|1 Comment

Bring-A-Friend Week!

We are testing our patch for the week, and if it all goes well, we'll be ready to invite guilds very soon. But...but...but what if you don't have a guild? What if [...]

June 4th, 2018|Main, News|6 Comments

The Updated Road Map is Here!

At long last, our Roadmap has been updated! We are already hard at work on many of the things we need, but the thing we’ll need the most is out of our hands: Feedback [...]

April 24th, 2018|Main, News, Roadmap|6 Comments

Meet Gregg “Zenroth” Williams

Eagle-eyed players stalking the company website may have noticed some new names. I'll be posting their introductions in the coming weeks. This week, meet our newest programmer. Our team has a number of remote [...]

March 21st, 2018|Main, News|9 Comments

End of March Update Plan

Buckle up, buttercups, this is going to be loooooooong. We have been crunching on an update for you!   1.  What's in this update?   HUEING   I'm not sure that's an actual [...]

March 19th, 2018|Main, News|21 Comments

Behind the Walls of the Citadel, an Army Grows

Behind the Walls of the Citadel, an Army Grows Greetings! My name is Sanya Weathers, and this past Monday was my first day at the Citadel. I’ve been lurking, trying to get a [...]

March 9th, 2018|Main, News|11 Comments

Founder’s Pack Rewards Revealed

Founder's Pack Rewards Revealed We are excited to unveil our Founder's Pack Reward items! These exclusive items are available for a limited time only.       [...]

February 23rd, 2018|Main, News|2 Comments

Update from Project Lead Supreem

Update from Project Lead Derek 'Supreem' Brinkmann Greetings Citizens of Aria!   Closed Beta I has been such a blast. Recently, I’ve really enjoyed watching so many people digging up treasure chests [...]

February 23rd, 2018|Main, News|1 Comment

Citadel Studios Is Growing – New Positions Available

Citadel Studios is Growing Citadel Studios is recruiting talented and driven individuals to join our team. If you share a passion for creating living breathing worlds and working in a driven and [...]

February 13th, 2018|Main, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

NDA Update

NDA Lifted, Indefinitely. Players of the Legends of Aria Closed Beta remain free to discuss, stream and share their experiences online.   Many community members, content creators  and fans of Legends of [...]

February 12th, 2018|Main, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Closed Beta I Announcement and Server Update

We are keeping the official server open! Greetings Citizens of Aria!   At our Town Hall event on Friday we announced some big news about our official server, Azure Sky. The sad [...]

February 6th, 2018|Main, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Closed Beta I Patch Notes

Legends of Aria CB1 Patch Notes New City: Helm Large peaceful and very scenic city Mining / Crafting City Conveniently close to many large mining caves Coastline great for fishing Resides in the Eastern Frontier [...]

January 29th, 2018|Main, News|0 Comments

Closed Beta I Update

Greetings Citizens of Aria!   We have lots of information to share with you about our upcoming beta test period, Closed Beta I. Here's the need to know info:   Founder's Pack [...]

January 26th, 2018|Main, News, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Last Chance to Get Crowdfunding Rewards!

Good news everyone!   As we approach Beta, we will be transitioning to Founder's Packs for presales. OnDecember 29, 2017 we will officially close our crowdfunding campaign and the rewards from those tiers [...]

December 15th, 2017|Main, News, Uncategorized|1 Comment

We’ve Reached $500,000!

    We wanted to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has supported us in reaching $500,000! Every dollar is not only a direct pledge towards the development for Legends of [...]

November 20th, 2017|Main, News|1 Comment

Final Alpha Recap

Greetings Citizens of Aria!   I want to start by thanking everyone who participated in our latest “Final Alpha” test. Over 2500 players logged in during the 2 ½ week period and [...]

October 17th, 2017|Main, News|7 Comments

Featured Video: TheHiveLeader Final Alpha Review

October 11th, 2017|Main, News|2 Comments

Alpha Newbie Tips an Tricks with MJ from Massively Overpowered

We joined MJ's stream to give her some tips and tricks for newbies. Check it out and share with your friends!

October 1st, 2017|News, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Legends of Aria Town Hall

Final Alpha Town Hall Supreem and Miphon will be streaming live tonight, September 29th, at 7pm EST on our Twitch.tv channel (add to calendar). We will be doing a town hall in the [...]

September 29th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Final Alpha Is Live!

Legends of Aria Gets Massive Update with Latest Test Hello friends and adventurers,   Today, Citadel Studios is proud to announce that the Final Alpha for their upcoming sandbox MMORPG Legends of Aria is now underway. [...]

September 29th, 2017|Main, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Final Alpha Launching September 28th

  UPDATE: The Final Alpha release date has been pushed to September 28th. See forum post for details. Greetings Travelers!   We are excited to announce that the official Legends of Aria [...]

August 25th, 2017|Main, News, Uncategorized|2 Comments

Development Blog – 3. End of Alpha 2

  Last Monday marked the end of Legends of Aria Alpha 2. Our Alpha was live for a little over 7 weeks and was played by thousands of pledges. We want to [...]

June 27th, 2017|Main, News, Uncategorized|3 Comments

Focused Alpha – Patch 3 is Live!

  Greetings Travelers!   The final content patch for Alpha 2 went live today. Along with all of the great new features, we also have introduced a solution for the stuttering some [...]

June 9th, 2017|Main, News, Uncategorized|2 Comments

Focused Alpha – Patch 1 is Live!

The Legends of Aria Focused Alpha went live this weekend and players have taken their first steps in New Celador. We'd like to take this opportunity to give you an update on what's [...]

May 19th, 2017|Main, News, Uncategorized|2 Comments

Development Blog – 2. The Knight

  Welcome to the second Legends of Aria Development Blog.   Last week we discussed our new vision for Combat. This week we’d like to offer you an introduction to the Knight Prestige Class in [...]

May 2nd, 2017|Main, News|5 Comments

Development Blog – 1. Skills & Combat Primer

    Welcome to the first edition of the Legends of Aria Development Blog.   We’ll be posting updates bi-weekly, keeping you up to date with our developments and designs [...]

March 31st, 2017|Main, News, Uncategorized|3 Comments

Legends of Aria: Announcement for Alpha 2

Today we are announcing the date for the start of Legends of Aria - Alpha 2 and a change to how we conduct play-testing.   Shards Online has evolved and Legends of Aria [...]

March 20th, 2017|Main, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Derek ‘Supreem’ Brinkmann Addressed Community Regarding Legends of Aria Announcement


March 8th, 2017|News, Uncategorized|5 Comments

PAX East 2017 Teaser Released


March 8th, 2017|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Steam Head Start!

We are very excited to launch Legends of Aria on Steam in the upcoming months. A topic of discussion that has come up frequently amongst the team is how do we wipe the slate [...]

February 21st, 2017|News, Uncategorized|8 Comments