Citadel Studios is clearly hoping that the next update for Legends of Aria brings people to the game to stay, but there’s a bit of a problem there. See, if you’ve lost your land due to unpaid taxes, you’re going to be disinterested in going back even if you like the system changes, right? That’s why the developers have opted to disable taxes and auctions until the update in November, with any current auctions ending and reverting to the ownership of the current landholder. So if you’re taking a break, come back with the next patch and everything will still be there!
This coincides with a push by the developers to change the game’s PvP balancing once more after an adjustment to PvP penalties and permissions back with the game’s Steam early access launch. Whether or not the latest change will be enough to bring players into the game is an open question, but it seems likely that ensuring returning players needn’t worry about having lost valuable land is at least a step in the right direction there.
As we approach the release of Point Release 8 in November, we have made the decision to temporarily halt taxes and auctions.
— Legends of Aria (@LegendsOfAria) October 23, 2019