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  2. Greetings Avatars! As many of you might have noticed via our standup notes we have been coordinating moving to a new office for a couple of months now. We were going to originally move slowly over this entire week+ with internet and network overlapping at both offices but AT&T decided to disable our internet 2.5 weeks early on Friday! So we started moving Friday September 14 and we just completed the... Portalarium has moved! (expect some delays) View the full article
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  4. Jack T. Lamplighter

    [RESOLVED] Delayed emails

    Hello, as previously announced we have an internet outage at the Portalarium office, which happened unexpectedly and since we didn't cause it it's also outside of our control, currently. Unfortunately, it also came at a pretty bad timing - Friday afternoon - so given the nature of the outage it most likely won't be resolved before Monday. We are looking into... [RESOLVED] Delayed emails View the full article
  5. Last week we were unable to do our weekly livestream due to an internet outage but we will be back this week for another content packed weekly Community Livestream this Friday September 21 at 4 PM CDT on Twitch! This week we are going to talk about Player Made Books! Joaquin “Wizardsmoke” Del Canto and Scott “Scottie” Jones will be showing you how to make and publish a player made book as well as how to make copies of it using the Printing Press. We will also show off other player customized writing items and uses for them like notes with mail, Bulletin Boards with Flyers, and more! Remember every Friday of the release all purchases from noon to midnight count towards the Release 57 Stretch Goals which are dungeon themed in honor of the upcoming Player Made Dungeon feature which is previewing in Release 57 and going live in Q4! We have already hit four of them, and last week we were only $1000 short of hitting a fifth one! ACHIEVED $10K: /rolldice ACHIEVED $25K: Flame Trap Decorations (non-harmful) ACHIEVED $35K: Candle Helm ACHIEVED $50K: Spike Trap & Arrow Trap Decorations (non-harmful) $65K: Unique Dungeon Entrance Eternal Pattern $80K: Torture Set: Torture Chair, Torture Table, Rack $90K: Key Themed Weapon Set: Sword, Mace, Polearm $100K: Unique Dungeon Room Blueprint As usual we will be giving out prizes at 4:15 and 4:45! To be eligible all you need to do is either make any purchase in the store or log into the game and type “Roll the dice” in the chat window (no purchase necessary). Watch on Twitch this Friday at 4 PM CDT! Are You a Livestreamer? Get this exclusive in-game Streamer Camera for being a veteran of our Livestreamer Program! View the full article
  6. Jack T. Lamplighter

    Delayed emails

    Hello, as previously announced we have an internet outage at the Portalarium office, which happened unexpectedly and since we didn't cause it it's also outside of our control, currently. Unfortunately, it also came at a pretty bad timing - Friday afternoon - so given the nature of the outage it most likely won't be resolved before Monday. We are looking into... Delayed emails View the full article
  7. Jack T. Lamplighter

    No Community Livestream Sep. 14

    There will be no Community Livestream today. Tune in next Friday for our regularly scheduled Community Livestream! See you then! View the full article
  8. Greetings Fellow Avatars! Here’s what we have for you in this week’s edition of Update of the Avatar: News Announcements Collector’s Boxes Shipping Phase 2 Player Made Books Livestream Release 57 Livestream: Dungeon Themed (current progress) Shroud of the Avatar Rewards Program Weekend Flash Sale: Music Upcoming Events Calendar Community Updates Community Event: 4B – Where is Riya? – forum event Community Event: Novia Market R57 Grandmastery Bundles Meretz: Win a Gothic Village Inn Meretz: Win a Pair of SOTACON 2018 Tickets! Project to Support: SotA: New Beginnings Comic No. 2 Project to Support: King’s Dinner at SOTACON Project to Support: AERIE Fund – Cult of Bob – Direct Relief Fundraiser Resources: Players Helping Players Echoes From the Caverns The post Echoes from the Caverns 09-14-2018 appeared first on Echoes from the Caverns. View the full article
  9. Greetings Fellow Avatars! Here’s a direct link to our web update: Avatar's Update #297 Highlights of this week's update include: Collector's Boxes Shipping Phase 2... Avatar's Update #297: Collector's Boxes Shipping Phase 2 & Weekend Music SaleView the full article
  10. Greetings Fellow Avatars! Here’s what we have for you in this week’s edition of Update of the Avatar: News Announcements Collector’s Boxes Shipping Phase 2 Player Made Books Livestream Release 57 Livestream: Dungeon Themed (current progress) Shroud of the Avatar Rewards Program Weekend Flash Sale: Music Upcoming Events Calendar Community Updates Community Event: 4B – Where is Riya? – forum event Community Event: Novia Market R57 Grandmastery Bundles Meretz: Win a Gothic Village Inn Meretz: Win a Pair of SOTACON 2018 Tickets! Project to Support: SotA: New Beginnings Comic No. 2 Project to Support: King’s Dinner at SOTACON Project to Support: AERIE Fund – Cult of Bob – Direct Relief Fundraiser Resources: Players Helping Players Collector’s Boxes Shipping Phase 2 (and printed book update) As of three weeks ago almost 4000 Collector’s Boxes shipped out to eligible backers (Explorer level and above) who supported us during the initial Kickstarter campaign or through our website prior to January 4, 2016! The good news is that these have been arriving as planned! The not so good news is about 700+ of you have yet to receive your boxes. We expect all of these initial 4000 boxes, or what we have been calling internally, Phase 1, to arrive no later than September 21, 2018. There are several reasons for these remaining 700+ boxes not yet being shipped. Please review the following to make sure none of them apply to you BEFORE contacting us about your missing box: Shipping Address Not Confirmed By User: The shipping address provided was not confirmed by the user. This was an extra step that all users had to take after entering a shipping address. Several users missed this step because it was not communicated as well as it could have been. Shipping Address Unable To Be Confirmed: Some addresses when entered by users were unable to be confirmed by the system. There was a message to the user about this but some users simply ignored this message or clicked past it. If you are using Microsoft Edge, please try to confirm your address using a different browser, as we have been having issues with forms on our website not submitting on MS Edge. Shipping Addresses Getting “Un-Confirmed”: The system is sometimes causing user addresses to become “un-confirmed” when a purchase is made or some other account change occurs. This sends users to issue 1 identified above. We are working on trying to resolve this issue. Shipping Address Incomplete: Some users provided an address and the address was marked confirmed but it was incomplete (missing apartment number for example). Shipping Address Not Provided: Some users never provided a shipping address at all. International Shipping Payment Not Provided: Some users never provided international shipping payment for addresses outside the United States. Cutoff Dates Missed: We provided a cutoff date where a shipping address and international shipping payment needed to be provided. If you missed that date your Collector’s Box may not have been in the Phase 1 Shipment. If you have met all of the above requirements (address confirmation, shipping payment) and you still do not have your box by September 21, 2018 then please contact support@portalarium.com before October 19, 2018 and we will do our best to get you your Collector’s Box in our Phase 2 shipment which we hope to begin shipping in Q4 of 2018. Please note we cannot guarantee fulfillment to anyone who does not meet the above requirements (address confirmation, shipping payment) before October 19, 2018 or contacts us after that date. Printed Book: As many of you have noted at the Patron (and above) pledge level one of the rewards is a printed version of the prequel novel “Blade of the Avatar” (aka “Sword of Midras”). Our original plan was to get copies of the book from the book publisher for distribution but we could not work out an equitable deal with them and we were not happy with how they laid out the illustrations in the book. Instead of using the beautiful Denis Loubet illustrations at the beginning of each chapter (as they were designed), they instead put them all lumped together at the beginning of each section of the book. So we have chosen to print the book ourselves and ship them to you directly (or indirectly in the case of the signed versions). This will take some extra time and we will provide an update as soon as we have more information. Player Made Books LivestreamAnother content packed weekly Community Livestream is today (Friday September 14) at 4 PM CDT on Twitch! This week we are going to talk about Player Made Books! Joaquin “Wizardsmoke” Del Canto and Scott “Scottie” Jones will be showing you how to make and publish a player made book as well as how to make copies of it using the Printing Press. We will also show off other player customized writing items and uses for them like notes with mail, Bulletin Boards with Flyers, and more! Remember every Friday of the release all purchases from noon to midnight count towards the Release 57 Stretch Goals which are dungeon themed in honor of the upcoming Player Made Dungeon feature which is previewing in Release 57 and going live in Q4! We have already hit four of them! See below for more details. As usual we will be giving out prizes at 4:15 and 4:45! To be eligible all you need to do is either make any purchase in the store or log into the game and type “Roll the dice” in the chat window (no purchase necessary). Watch on Twitch today (Friday) at 4 PM CDT! Release 57 Livestream: Dungeon Themed (current progress) The Release 57 Livestream was last Friday September 7! We had deep dives about Fishing (which is expanding in upcoming releases) and Player Made Dungeons which are previewing in Release 57 and will go live as soon as Q4! We answered questions, had twelve hours of sales, and handed out tons of prizes! It was also the first appearance of Sharkstarr and Winfield of Paxlair joined us for the fishing livestream. Additionally we managed to hit two more of our dungeon themed stretch goals! Remember every Friday of the release all purchases from noon to midnight count towards the Release 57 Stretch Goals which are dungeon themed in honor of the upcoming Player Made Dungeon feature! ACHIEVED $10K: /rolldice ACHIEVED $25K: Flame Trap Decorations (non-harmful) ACHIEVED $35K: Candle Helm ACHIEVED $50K: Spike Trap & Arrow Trap Decorations (non-harmful) $65K: Unique Dungeon Entrance Eternal Pattern $80K: Torture Set: Torture Chair, Torture Table, Rack $90K: Key Themed Weapon Set: Sword, Mace, Polearm $100K: Unique Dungeon Room Blueprint If you missed the livestream it is now available on YouTube! You can watch it on our channel, along with many of our past livestreams. Fishing Deep Dive with Winfield, Darkstarr, Sharkstarr, and Bzus (right to left): Sharkstarr menaces Darkstarr, Lord British, and Atos (and triggers the secret prize phrase!): Shroud of the Avatar Rewards Program The Shroud of the Avatar Rewards Program lets you earn the best rate on purchasing Gold Crowns, AND receive rare stretch-goal items from our monthly livestreams! This program automatically enrolls you in the monthly livestreams (counts as the $5 minimum purchase) along with other perks. For the low price of $9 USD per month you will receive the following: 9 Gold Crowns of the Obsidians every month Automatic Participation in the Monthly Livestream Stretchgoals (counts as the $5 minimum purchase) Exclusive Title every 3 months 3 Months: Keeper of the Faith 6 Months: Keeper of the Word 9 Months: Keeper of the Vow 12 Months: Keeper of the Flame Pick any Dye Pack every 6 months Pick any three of the 7 Obsidian Potions every month, including: Potion of Capacity: Increases carrying capacity Potion of Conservation: Reduces reagent use chance Potion of Expedience: Swift gathering on all gathering skills Potion of Precision: Increases Meticulous Collection to all gathering skills Potion of Preservation: Reduces armor and weapon damage Potion of Reclamation: Increases Salvage and Repair to all production skills Weekend Flash Sale: Music In Release 57 we added a new musical instrument that channels air to make music: Pipe Organs! To celebrate we are putting all musical items on sale this weekend, including the Countach items in our Breast Cancer Make a Difference store! Ornate Pipe Organ Ornate Recorder Ornate Grand Piano (digital) Ornate Red & Gold Filigree Harpsichord (digital) Ballet Outfit with Ballet Emotes (digital) Ornate Kettle Drum (digital) Large Ornate Cordovan Harp (digital) Ornate Marching Band Shirt & Hat (digital) Cordovan Maple Inlaid Drum (digital) Cordovan Harp (digital) Cordovan Lute (digital) Cordovan Flute (digital) Umber Upright Piano (digital) 5-Piece One-Man Band (digital) Cordovan Ornate Street Organ (digital) Umber Ornate Accordion (digital) Ornate Bagpipes (digital) Shroud of the Avatar Soundtrack Volume 2 – Wax Cylinders (digital) Shroud of the Avatar Soundtrack Volume 3 – Wax Cylinders (digital) Ornate Metal Phonograph (digital) Aether Vibration Amplifier Console (digital) Ornate Automated 16-Cylinder Phonograph (digital) Automated 8-Cylinder Phonograph (digital) Steel Clockwork Armor (digital) (radio in helmet) Black Clockwork Armor (digital) (radio in helmet) Ornate Dual Wax Cylinder Phonograph with Emotes (digital) Countach Package – Breast Cancer Charity (digital) Countach: An Album Cover – Breast Cancer Charity (digital) Countach Wax Cylinders – Breast Cancer Charity (digital) Countach Phonograph – Breast Cancer Charity (digital) Countach Pink Dye 12-Pack – Breast Cancer Charity (digital) Follow the links to learn more about each item. Also, you’ll want to explore the game in detail for there are many more craftable items available! Upcoming Events Calendar Sept 14, 2018 – Weekly Livestream: Player Made Books Sept 27, 2018 – Release 58 Oct 4 (Thur), 2018 – Release 58 Livestream Oct 11-13, 2018 – SOTACON Austin 2018 Oct 25, 2018 – Release 59 Nov 2, 2018 – Release 59 Livestream Nov 15, 2018 – Release 60 Nov 30 or Dec 7, 2018 – Release 60 Livestream Dec 13, 2018 – Release 61 Dec 21 or Jan 4, 2018 – Release 61 Livestream Visit the official Community Calendar to see the great lineup of activities our amazing community has planned for this weekend! And be sure to check out this month’s Release Events thread in the SotA forums for additional events. Community Event: 4B – Where is Riya? – forum event 4B is back At least a little bit. We still try catch up what we missed in the last months, so we start small with a little forum event called:Where is Riya?Yes, where am I? I’m hiding in a maze and your quest is to find me. I’m not lost there. A little bit down you find 4 mazes and I’m in one. To win you have to write me a pm and tell me in which maze and how I’m hiding in the maze. You have to either tell me how you solved the riddle or tell me who got lost .. aehmm is hiding in the other mazes. You have till end of R57. Spoiler: requirement for the proof Prizes: 1. crafted player made dungeon + 10k gold 2. vase with flowers + 5k gold 3. vase with flowers + 2,5k gold 4. – 20. vase with flowers special dev prize: sweets for Christmas from Germany​ maze 1 maze 2 maze 3 maze 4 Community Event: Novia Market R57 Grandmastery Bundles [Forum post by ldykllr] NoMa Grandmastery Bundles (R57) Every month we are offering four professional-grade bundles based on an Avatar’s roles in Novia: Adventurer’s Bundle – some of the highest grade gear available in the land, ready to take a novice adventurer to the journeyman level! This month we are featuring armor from Robyn Hood (@ldykllr) Crafter’s Bundle – Are you an aspiring Blacksmith? The Blacksmith’s Starter Kit comes complete with all the items you will need to get started! Taming Bundle – Have you thought about being a tamer? Since taming is getting some love (and tameable Wyvern’s coming R58), this bundle will help you get started! Consumeable Bundle – Have you heard the news? We can now start dying some furniture! Canvas furniture was first this release, so this bundle will give you all the craftable dyes and a set of furniture/banners to get you started! These bundles will be raffled on September 28th (the day after R58 release). Tickets are on sale now and priced especially for beginners at 500gp each bundle. No matter how many tickets a character purchases, they will only get a single chance at winning that bundle – so purchase only one ticket per bundle! We are hosting the ticket vendors and a display table of what each bundle entails at Market Square, at the south end of NoMa (if you check in with the town crier, it is the only City lot in town and under Governor Robyn Hood’s name). As you wander past all of our merchants, please do some window shopping and take a look at what all of our residents have to offer! The team putting together the inaugural Bundles are the same team who do our Weekend Promos, so please patronize our promos as well! [1], [2] (Screenshots below to help you find your way). Cheers, Ben & Robyn [1] https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/f…ta-stone-to-aid-international-players.127516/ [2] https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/f…ovia-market-this-weekend.120594/#post-1008462 Screenshots Location of the Market Square in Novia MarketR57 Raffle Tickets Meretz: Win a Gothic Village Inn Win a Gothic Village Inn & earn free SotA in-game items daily! Whether you move a little or a lot, as a Meretz user you rack up valuable Meretz Points (MPs). The more MPs you have, the more stuff you can buy! Think: in-game SotA goodies, Sweepstakes entries, Relics by Rild giveaways, and tons more. With Meretz, we launch several sweepstakes every month. This month, we’re giving away a Gothic Village Inn – valued at $100! You can also enter to win a Relics By Rild $50 Gift Card, SOTACON Austin 2018 tickets, and other cool prizes. AND, use your MPs every day for in-game items like potions and emotes. What’re you waiting for? Download Meretz TODAY! Meretz: Win a Pair of SOTACON 2018 Tickets! SOTACON Austin 2018 is giving away a pair of tickets and t-shirts to SOTACON Austin 2018! Enter daily to win! To enter, get the Meretz App: https://www.meretz.com/promo/sotaconaustin Or watch Lunch with Laz & Jack Daily for additional entries, as well a chance to win a weekly prize of a Custom SOTACON t-shirt! Project to Support – SotA: New Beginnings Comic No. 2 Relics by Rild is producing Issue #2 of the official Shroud of the Avatar comic. Kickstarter is being used to fund printing & help pay the artist & writer. SotA: New Beginnings is a graphic adventure set in New Britannia, the world of Lord British’s revolutionary new game, Shroud of the Avatar™. It tells the story of Arianna and Christopher, a young couple who have fled their own cruel world through a magic portal. Separated on their arrival, we follow their journey as they attempt to make sense of this new world and find each other once more. This issue is again illustrated by Indi Martin(Tortoise & Hare Creations), and written in collaboration with Rick Hart aka Elgarion. It will be produced and distributed by Relics by Rild, under official license by Portalarium, Inc. This issue has 32 pages of adventure! (prior to backer-generated content). Our goal is very simple – to bring you this beautiful new issue of New Beginnings, and to continue producing issues going forward. As the publisher of this comic, my aim is to create a viable model to keep releasing issues. Countless hours have been put in by Indi and Rick, and I want to pay them to keep telling the story. To further this end, we sold ad space in Issue #1. A special thank-you to all our previous patrons! The thing is, we want to use this space for more than just ads, and we want it to be relevant. So we’re calling it Content Space, and inviting the entire SotA community to make an impact in this print analog to the game. In the spirit of CrowdSharing, we want to allow our backers to enhance and develop the space just as they have done online in New Britannia. Join the Kickstarter now! Project to Support: King’s Dinner at SOTACON [Forum Post by Winfield] Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Announcing a Spectacular Event to Dine with Lord British and Darkstarr King’s Dinner 2018 Web Page October 12, 2018 at 5-8 PM CDT Tickets on sale through October 8, 2018 Purchase Cloaks, Tickets, and Sponsorships Here Anyone may attend! Anyone may buy exclusive cloaks or be a sponsor! Developers, past developers, family, players, new players, and guests are all welcome! Friends of Ultima, Ultima Online, Shroud of the Avatar and more! Come dine with us!​ This event is in conjunction with SOTACON – Austin 2018 SOTACON tickets are not required to attend this dinner. See SOTACON Schedule This dinner is not included in the SOTACON – Austin 2018 Ticket except for SOTACON VIPs Buy your tickets early before the seats fill up!​ KING’S DINNER 2018 AUSTIN Featuring Richard Garriott “Lord British” and Starr Long “Darkstarr” at a medieval-themed all-you-can-eat BBQ dinner Special Guests David Watson “Iolo” Scottie Jones “Lord Nimrond Ionescu” Stephen Daniele King’s Dinner Web Page Guest List | Sponsor List County Line on the Lake Restaurant 5204 FM 2222, Austin, Texas Can’t attend? See Sponsorship ideas farther down Purchase Cloaks, Tickets, and Sponsorships Here All Attendees and Sponsors get Exclusive Coins and Cloaks Cloaks also sold separately! SPONSORSHIP IDEAS FOR YOU All funds help reduce dinner ticket prices & add SWAG, gifts, and entertainment​ YOU DON’T NEED TO ATTEND THE EVENT TO BE A SPONSOR!​ CAN’T ATTEND THE DINNER AND STILL WANT THE COIN? Sponsor at the Baron level to get your name in the Program, we mail the Coin to you anywhere in the world, and deliver the Cloak in game. Your contribution goes to shipping costs and supporting the event.​ WANT TO BE RECOGNIZED AS A SPONSOR AT THE DINNER? Sponsor at the Baron level for your Dinner ticket, Coin, Cloak, plus your name, guild, player town, or company in the Program (Guest List and Sponsor List). Increase your level of Sponsorship and get more!​ ADVERTISE YOUR GUILD, PLAYER TOWN, OR COMPANY! Sponsor at the Viscount level to get your name, promotional paragraph, and web link in the Program (Guest List and Sponsor List). Also get Dinner, Coin and Cloak. You don’t have to physically attend to Sponsor.​ SPONSOR AT HIGHER LEVELS FOR MORE RECOGNITION, MEMENTOS, AND THANKS! Purchase Cloaks, Tickets, and Sponsorships Here Hosted by Winfield of PaxLair Winfield Gatherings ​ SPECIAL NOTICE: After Dinner on October 12, many of us (including Lord British) will drive 8 minutes to Richard Garriott’s Curtain Theater to see the Baron’s Men Theatrical Production of Shakespearean “Henry IV Part 1”. Ticket box office opens at 7:00 PM, Theater opens at 7:30 PM, Play starts at 8:00 PM. Get tickets ahead of time or at the box office there. Continue a Grand Evening with us! Scene from “Dead of Winter” (October 13, 2017) Featuring our friend Scottie Jones (audience left in the chair) Project to Support: AERIE Fund – Cult of Bob – Direct Relief Fundraiser [Forum Post by Thexedor Markhamm] Cult of Bob – Direct Relief Fundraiser​ Hail Avatars! As many of you know, the AERIE Fund provides members of our community relief for catastrophic medical, financial, and natural disaster events. Thanks to your support we’ve raised funds for emergency chemotherapy, Hurricane Harvey disaster relocation, and even helped a fellow Avatar’s family get through the winter months when their heating system went out. You never know when bad things are gonna happen, and we try to be there to help when they do. Now, we have a new call to action: Bob Cooksey (a.k.a Bob the Builder) who was part of the Portalarium team for many years recently had a horrible fall. This fall led to Bob breaking nine of his ribs. This incident sent Bob the Builder to the emergency room. The good news is Bob is going to make a full recovery. The bad news: being between medical insurance plans turned a nasty fall into a swallowing hole of debt owed to the ambulance company, emergency room, and additional clinics. The bright side: AERIE Fund intervened and paid off a significant amount of Bob’s medical bills related to the fall. Again, thanks to all of your support, we were able to help Bob worry less about finances and focus on what matters: healing and moving onto the next phase of his life. But there’s still more to do! Here’s how you can help: We’d like to make Bob whole again (and 100% wipe away the financial burden of the fall), so we’re going to help Bob do a little bit of community fundraising. We encourage all of our supporters to chip in (what you can) and support the Cult of Bob initiative all September-long. Any (and all) financial assistance will go directly to Bob Cooksey to help him get back on his feet again. 1: visit Bob’s GoFundMe page and pledge some support. Don’t forget to leave your avatar’s name in the comments (unless you prefer anonymous) so we can say thanks! 2: we invite you to share this initiative with your friends, guilds, and community orgs in-game. Help spread the word and good works! 3: Feel free to host in-game events to spread awareness, celebrate Bob’s work (its everywhere), and help drive some fundraising. Together, we can play for a cause and help a great guy recover from an unfortunate circumstance. About Bob the Builder:​ The man in the infamous bunny suit, Bob joined Portalarium in 2011. He was responsible for building most of the in-game homes (we live in) and designing the decorations (especially the furniture) that make our homes unique and beautiful across New Britannia! Bob is a very humble and helpful person, and we’re super-thrilled to lend him a hand. To quote Bob directly: “I’m humbled and speechless. This is the best community in the world. Thank you, thank you, thank you.” Thank YOU, Avatars! Resources – Players Helping Players The official SotA New Player Welcome Forum and the Player Created Resources Forum have the best player created resources for Shroud of the Avatar, whether it’s a Player Written Guide, a Video Walk-through, or a Wiki-type Website. Visit the official Community Resources page for a complete listing of all things community. View the full article
  11. Greetings Avatars, As of three weeks ago almost 4000 Collector’s Boxes shipped out to eligible backers (Explorer level and above) who supported us during the initial Kickstarter campaign or through our website prior to January 4, 2016! The good news is that these have been arriving as planned! The not so good news is... Collector's Boxes Shipping Phase 2 (and printed book update) View the full article
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  13. Jack T. Lamplighter

    Stacked planter beds and pots

    So we've recently been alerted to a number of unplanned features that allow players to stack a significant number of beds or pots one over each other. We've also been shown a way to rotate a planter bed through a bug. I'm pretty sure that everyone knows that this is NOT by design. Starting in R58, plants that are covered like this will no longer be plantable, waterable, or harvestable. While we appreciate the creative ways players are finding to stack planters and beds, doing this makes... Stacked planter beds and pots View the full article
  14. Another content packed weekly Community Livestream is this Friday September 14 at 4 PM CDT on Twitch! This week we are going to talk about Player Made Books! Joaquin “Wizardsmoke” Del Canto and Scott “Scottie” Jones will be showing you how to make and publish a player made book as well as how to make copies of it using the Printing Press. We will also show off other player customized writing items and uses for them like notes with mail, Bulletin Boards with Flyers, and more! Remember every Friday of the release all purchases from noon to midnight count towards the Release 57 Stretch Goals which are dungeon themed in honor of the upcoming Player Made Dungeon feature which is previewing in Release 57 and going live in Q4! We have already hit four of them! ACHIEVED $10K: /rolldice ACHIEVED $25K: Flame Trap Decorations (non-harmful) ACHIEVED $35K: Candle Helm ACHIEVED $50K: Spike Trap & Arrow Trap Decorations (non-harmful) $65K: Unique Dungeon Entrance Eternal Pattern $80K: Torture Set: Torture Chair, Torture Table, Rack $90K: Key Themed Weapon Set: Sword, Mace, Polearm $100K: Unique Dungeon Room Blueprint As usual we will be giving out prizes at 4:15 and 4:45! To be eligible all you need to do is either make any purchase in the store or log into the game and type “Roll the dice” in the chat window (no purchase necessary). Watch on Twitch this Friday at 4 PM CDT! Are You a Livestreamer? Get this exclusive in-game Streamer Camera for being a veteran of our Livestreamer Program! View the full article
  15. Greetings Fellow Avatars! Here’s what we have for you in this week’s edition of Update of the Avatar: Game Development Release 55 Livestream Items (cont.) News Announcements Shroud at Dragon Con Commission Free Vendors, Expert Crafting Stations (+ more) in the Store! Water Lot Conversions Spooky Recurring Items Are Back! Community Livestream (Aug 31): Tier Markers Release 57 Livestream: Dungeon Themed (current progress) Shroud of the Avatar Rewards Program Weekend Flash Sale: Dungeons Upcoming Events Calendar Community Updates Community Event: Wylde Safari presents “My Song of the Day” Community Event: Novia Market R57 Grandmastery Bundles Community Event Recap: R57 Dance Party Meretz: Win a Gothic Village Inn Meretz: Win a Pair of SOTACON 2018 Tickets! Project to Support: SotA: New Beginnings Comic No. 2 Project to Support: King’s Dinner at SOTACON Project to Support: AERIE Fund – Cult of Bob – Direct Relief Fundraiser Resources: Players Helping Players Assorted rabble and Show and Tell Echoes From the Caverns The post Echoes from the Caverns 09-07-2018 appeared first on Echoes from the Caverns. View the full article
  16. Jack T. Lamplighter

    DJ Darkstarr - Release 57 Dance Party

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    It is time to put down your weapons and put on your dancing shoes, DJ Darkstarr is taking to the turn tables again and pumping out the beats to move your feet all across Krabnevir! Today we celebrate 57 full releases of Shroud of the Avatar and living our lives in New Britannia. OurHost Grumpy Krabnevir invites us to partake in his town of Krabnevir. Avatars Radio and Darkstarr will be keeping the chaos at an all time high. This is a party we do not want to miss! And what a way to celebrate labour day!
  17. Greetings Fellow Avatars! Highlights of this week's update include: Game Development​ Release 55 Livestream Items (cont.) News Announcements Shroud at Dragon Con... Avatar’s Update #296: R57 Livestream Today, Commission Free Vendors & Expert Crafting Stations For SView the full article
  18. Greetings Fellow Avatars! Here’s what we have for you in this week’s edition of Update of the Avatar: Game Development Release 55 Livestream Items (cont.) News Announcements Shroud at Dragon Con Commission Free Vendors, Expert Crafting Stations (+ more) in the Store! Water Lot Conversions Spooky Recurring Items Are Back! Community Livestream (Aug 31): Tier Markers Release 57 Livestream: Dungeon Themed (current progress) Shroud of the Avatar Rewards Program Weekend Flash Sale: Dungeons Upcoming Events Calendar Community Updates Community Event: Wylde Safari presents “My Song of the Day” Community Event: Novia Market R57 Grandmastery Bundles Community Event Recap: R57 Dance Party Meretz: Win a Gothic Village Inn Meretz: Win a Pair of SOTACON 2018 Tickets! Project to Support: SotA: New Beginnings Comic No. 2 Project to Support: King’s Dinner at SOTACON Project to Support: AERIE Fund – Cult of Bob – Direct Relief Fundraiser Resources: Players Helping Players Release 55 Livestream(s) Items (cont.) The Release 55 Livestream(s) items were all Lord British themed in honor of his birthday which falls on July 4th. In honor of his birthday the items either have the silver serpent or the Lord British full crest on them. They are also themed around things that Lord British loves like fireworks, space, and magic! Almost all of the items went live in Release 57. This week we are revealing the The Silver Serpent Wand made by our very own Scott “Scottie” Jones! This final R55 item will go live in Release 58. Lord British Silver Serpent Wand: Shroud at Dragon Con Richard “Lord British” Garriott attended Dragon Con once again this year. As some of you may know he has attended every Dragon Con since the very first! Richard gave a talk entitled “All Things Lord British” and also served on a panel about early programming on the Mac with Steve Wozniak! Lord British then attended a few player gatherings including Karaoke! Commission Free Vendors, Expert Crafting Stations (+ more) in the Store! At the request of players we are making several items, previously exclusive to Bundles, available for individual purchase in the Add On Store! These include Commission Free Vendors, Expert Crafting Stations, themed pets, themed weapons, and themed decorations! Please note that purchasing the Bundles is still a very steep discount versus buying all of these items individually and currently Bundles are still the only way to purchase a tax free lot deed. Here is a complete list of these items now available for purchase: Weapons & Shields: Ornate Vile Mace Ornate Elven Longsword Ornate Elven Longbow Ornate Katana Viking Brynhildr Shield Viking Tyr Shield Viking Guor Shield Ornate Norgard Axe Ornate Vile Mace Pattern Pack Ornate Elven Longsword Pattern Pack Ornate Elven Longbow Pattern Pack Ornate Katana Pattern Pack Viking Brynhildr Shield Pattern Pack Viking Tyr Shield Pattern Pack Viking Guor Shield Pattern Pack Ornate Norgard Axe Pattern Pack Vendors, Crafting Stations, & Decorations: Expert Crafting Stations (Pick 1) Expert Crafting Stations (Pick 5) Expert Crafting Stations (Pick 10) Commission Free Vendor Ornate Tansu Chest Tansu Chest Large Elven Tent Elven Wardrobe Ornate Elven Wardrobe Viking Chest Ornate Viking Chest Ornate Obsidian Sarcophagus Obsidian Sarcophagus Ornate Kobold Metal Storage Chest Kobold Metal Storage Chest Pets: Pallas’s Cat Shiba Inu Dog Mandarin Duck Black Stag Golden Dragonfly Pet Monarch Butterfly Pet Winter Rottweiler Pet Winter Lynx Pet Bloodraven Pet Water Lot Conversions At the request of our players and to support the new “Full Water Lots” we added in Release 57 we have added the ability to upgrade land lots to Player Owned Town (taxed) Water Lots via a service token! Village, Town, and City lots can be converted and we will begin processing these requests as soon as Release 58! So if you have been wishing to live in a ship, lighthouse, watermill, etc. now is your chance! Player Owned Town Village Water Lot Conversion Player Owned Town Town Water Lot Conversion Player Owned Town City Water Lot Conversion Spooky Recurring Items Are Back! It is that time of year again when spooky holidays like Halloween and Dia de los Muertos are celebrated! That means it is time for us to bring back recurring rare items to the Add On Store like Day of the Dead Masks, Spider Web Cloaks, and Zombie Pets! Get them while you can because they will expire until next year on November 30, 2018! As a bonus these items are part of the Dungeon Weekend sale! Here’s the complete list of Spooky Recurring items that went live this week: Dead Tree with Spider Webs 6-Pack (digital) Day of the Dead Mask 6-Pack (digital) Day of the Dead Mask (digital) Day of the Dead Mask with Top Hat (digital) Day of the Dead Mask with Veil (digital) Day of the Dead Colorful Mask (digital) Day of the Dead Colorful Mask with Top Hat (digital) Day of the Dead Colorful Mask with Veil (digital) Breathe Spiders Emote (digital) Rain Spiders Emote (digital) Puke Blood Emote (digital) Juggle Zombie Arms Emote (digital) Juggle Severed Arms Emote (digital) Woven Spider Web Cloak (digital) Spider Web Cloak (digital) Ornate Spider Legs (digital) Zombie Dog (digital) Zombie Cat (digital) Zombie Raven (digital) Headless Mask (digital) PS Stay tuned for our annual exclusive 2018 Jack O Lanterns and masks in Release 58! Community Livestream (Aug 31): Tier Markers Last Friday we talked about Tier Markers. We explained how we label each scene with a Tier Marker to indicate the level of challenge of that scene. We used our existing scenes like Hallowed Plains to illustrate how the system works and highlighted some of our recent changes to the system including the addition of the “+” to indicate varying degrees of challenge and the addition of Tiers 6-10 (was previously only 1-5) to better indicate higher levels of challenge for our top level players. If you missed the livestream it is available for viewing on YouTube: It was also the first Friday we started tracking the Release 57 stretch goals and we hit two of them already! See below for more details. For more livestreams and gameplay videos, be sure to subscribe to www.youtube.com/portalarium! Release 57 Livestream: Dungeon Themed (current progress) The Release 57 Livestream is today Friday September 7! All Avatars from around the world are welcome to join us in the livestream activities. We will be doing deep dives, answering questions, having sales, handing out prizes, and tracking towards stretch goals. In honor of the upcoming Player Made Dungeons feature the theme for this livestream is Dungeons which are previewing in R57 and will go live as soon as Q4! LIVESTREAM SCHEDULE (Central Time Zone) Monthly livestreams are on Twitch and include answers to your gameplay questions, world building tours, prize giveaways, sales on items, and more! Here is the schedule: 3PM: Introductions 3:30PM: Deep Dive 1: Player Made Dungeons 4:30PM: Q&A 5:30PM: Deep Dive 2: Fishing 6:30PM: Q&A 7PM: Ending Announcements STRETCH GOALS (Dungeon Themed!) As a special bonus, we are offering funding rewards to any player that makes a minimum purchase of $5 during a twelve hour window during the day of the livestream, on September 7 from 12:00 PM to 11:59 PM CDT (September 7 17:00 to September 8 05:00 UTC). In honor of the upcoming Player Made Dungeons feature the theme for this livestream is Dungeons which are previewing in R57 and will go live as soon as Q4! All purchases during the twelve hour window will count towards the stretch goals, not just the four hours of the livestream! Also participation in the Rewards Program counts towards our stretch goal totals! Please note that we have extended availability of the stretch goals to every Friday of the release for 12 hours per the new Stretch Goal Tracking Changes. Last Friday was the first day of tracking and we already hit two stretch goals! ACHIEVED $10K: /rolldice ACHIEVED $25K: Flame Trap Decorations (non-harmful) $35K: Candle Helm $50K: Spike Trap & Arrow Trap Decorations (non-harmful) $65K: Unique Dungeon Entrance Eternal Pattern $80K: Torture Set: Torture Chair, Torture Table, Rack $90K: Key Themed Weapon Set: Sword, Mace, Polearm $100K: Unique Dungeon Room Blueprint *Please keep in mind that stretch goal rewards take time to develop and will most likely not be available until Release 60 at the earliest. We will keep you updated! 12 HOURS OF SALES: We will be having twelve hours of sales around the livestream from 12:00 PM to 11:59 PM CDT (Septermber 7 17:00 to September 8 05:00 UTC)! Items in the following categories will be on sale at approx. 20% off. As noted above, all purchases during this time will count towards the stretch goals! Viking Bundles Obsidian Bundles Kobold Bundles Elven Bundles Shogun Bundles Make a Difference Home Decorations Outdoor Decorations Lot Deeds, POT Upgrades, Homes and Basements Pets and Music Emotes and Fireworks Dyes, and Patterns WIN THESE GREAT PRIZES! Ancient Tome Dungeon Entrance plus 50 Point Dungeon Magic Mirror Dungeon Entrance plus 75 Point Dungeon Ruined Stone Arch Dungeon Entrance plus 100 Point Dungeon Circle of Stones Rift Dungeon Entrance plus 125 Point Dungeon Shroud of the Avatar: Episode 2 Early Access + Ornate Brass Darklamp (digital) Row Lot Property Deed (digital) + Row Prison 5-Story Basement (digital) Skeleton Dungeon Prop Set: Skeletons & Dungeon Iron Cages Spider Dungeon Prop Set: Spider Webs & Spiders We will be giving prizes away on an hourly basis with many being given away multiple times. Enter for a chance to win a prize by either logging into the game and typing “Roll the dice” into chat OR by purchasing any item from our store during the livestream! SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS We will be answering questions throughout the livestream, so submit them in the comments section of the original post or on Discord chat during the event. Please do NOT post questions containing: More than 3 questions in total (post all three in a single reply) Bugs or other problems best posted in the bug forums “When is this coming” or anything related to schedule (for those answers please refer to our quarterly updates or our post release plans) Questions with more than a couple of sentences. Please keep them brief! We will likely understand the context of your interest, so just ask the question and we’ll be able to respond. For bug reports and extra idea suggestions, please use the forums for this purpose. A Final Thought: We see a LOT of repeat questions. Please consider reviewing one of the other missed question posts, previous monthly livestreams, livestream transcripts, and/or reading our Post Episode 1 plan post before posting a question. Your question might have already been answered. Watch @ShroudofAvatar updates throughout the day of the livestream. See you on Twitch! Shroud of the Avatar Rewards Program The Shroud of the Avatar Rewards Program lets you earn the best rate on purchasing Gold Crowns, AND receive rare stretch-goal items from our monthly livestreams! This program automatically enrolls you in the monthly livestreams (counts as the $5 minimum purchase) along with other perks. For the low price of $9 USD per month you will receive the following: 9 Gold Crowns of the Obsidians every month Automatic Participation in the Monthly Livestream Stretchgoals (counts as the $5 minimum purchase) Exclusive Title every 3 months 3 Months: Keeper of the Faith 6 Months: Keeper of the Word 9 Months: Keeper of the Vow 12 Months: Keeper of the Flame Pick any Dye Pack every 6 months Pick any three of the 7 Obsidian Potions every month, including: Potion of Capacity: Increases carrying capacity Potion of Conservation: Reduces reagent use chance Potion of Expedience: Swift gathering on all gathering skills Potion of Precision: Increases Meticulous Collection to all gathering skills Potion of Preservation: Reduces armor and weapon damage Potion of Reclamation: Increases Salvage and Repair to all production skills Weekend Flash Sale: Dungeons In Release 57 we previewed the upcoming Player Made Dungeon feature with 5 example static dungeons that can be placed on your property. To celebrate we are putting the four dungeon entrance patterns (that come with example dungeons), dungeon related items, torture items, and spooky items are on sale this weekend! Ancient Tome Dungeon Entrance plus 50 Point Dungeon Magic Mirror Dungeon Entrance plus 75 Point Dungeon Ruined Stone Arch Dungeon Entrance plus 100 Point Dungeon Circle of Stones Rift Dungeon Entrance plus 125 Point Dungeon Ornate Brass Darklamp (digital) Row Prison 5-Story Basement (digital) Tabletop Skeleton 6-Pack (digital) Tabletop Grim Reaper Statue (digital) Tabletop Lich Statue (digital) Tabletop Zombie Statue (digital) Skeleton 6-Pack (digital) Spider Web 6-Pack (digital) Spider 9-Pack (digital) Dungeon Iron Cage (digital) Dungeon Iron Cage with Skeleton (digital) Obsidian Wall Light 3-Pack (digital) Obsidian Chandelier 3-Pack (digital) Obsidian Floor Lamp 3-Pack (digital) Obsidian Streetlamp 6-Pack (digital) Ornate Pillory (digital) Wheel of Pain (digital) Ornate Bone Chimes (digital) Gallows (digital) Gallows with Skeleton (digital) Rectangular Tombstone Ornate Prison Cage (digital) Stone Crypt (digital) Medium Stone Ruins (digital) Large Stone Ruins (digital) Dead Tree 6-Pack (digital) Epic Dead Tree (digital) Epic Webbed Dead Tree (digital) Giant Grim Reaper Statue (digital) Ornate Giant Grim Reaper Statue (digital) Lich Statue (digital) Giant Lich Statue (digital) Death Magic Sign 9-Pack (digital) Prison Sign 9-Pack (digital) Stone 3-Story Prison Row House (digital) Dead Tree with Spider Webs 6-Pack (digital) Day of the Dead Mask 6-Pack (digital) Day of the Dead Mask (digital) Day of the Dead Mask with Top Hat (digital) Day of the Dead Mask with Veil (digital) Day of the Dead Colorful Mask (digital) Day of the Dead Colorful Mask with Top Hat (digital) Day of the Dead Colorful Mask with Veil (digital) Breathe Spiders Emote (digital) Rain Spiders Emote (digital) Puke Blood Emote (digital) Juggle Zombie Arms Emote (digital) Juggle Severed Arms Emote (digital) Woven Spider Web Cloak (digital) Spider Web Cloak (digital) Ornate Spider Legs (digital) Zombie Dog (digital) Zombie Cat (digital) Zombie Raven (digital) Headless Mask (digital) Follow the links to learn more about each item. Also, you’ll want to explore the game in detail for there are many more craftable items available! Upcoming Events Calendar Sept 7, 2018 – Release 57 Livestream Sept 27, 2018 – Release 58 Oct 5, 2018 – Release 58 Livestream Oct 11-13, 2018 – SOTACON Austin 2018 Oct 25, 2018 – Release 59 Nov 2, 2018 – Release 59 Livestream Nov 15, 2018 – Release 60 Nov 30 or Dec 7, 2018 – Release 60 Livestream Dec 13, 2018 – Release 61 Dec 21 or Jan 4, 2018 – Release 61 Livestream Visit the official Community Calendar to see the great lineup of activities our amazing community has planned for this weekend! And be sure to check out this month’s Release Events thread in the SotA forums for additional events. Community Event: Wylde Safari presents “My Song of the Day” [Forum post by Fionwyn Wyldemane] Please join me (aka Sister Love) in celebration of the musical wonders contributed by the SOTA community for over two years! Once again I’ll be playing songs from this thread in the order they were submitted: https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/f…my-song-of-the-day-whats-yours.43823/page-159 (I may get up to page 30…lol ) I will be announcing the song title, the name of the Avatar who submitted the song, and the date it was submitted. Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018 from 6PM to 8PM NBT (CST) Tune in to avatarsradio.com or listen in-game on your Aether Vibration Amplifier. I am proud to be a member of this awesome community! PS – This is not a dance party, it is strictly a radio event you won’t want to miss!​ Community Event: Novia Market R57 Grandmastery Bundles [Forum post by ldykllr] NoMa Grandmastery Bundles (R57) Every month we are offering four professional-grade bundles based on an Avatar’s roles in Novia: Adventurer’s Bundle – some of the highest grade gear available in the land, ready to take a novice adventurer to the journeyman level! This month we are featuring armor from Robyn Hood (@ldykllr) Crafter’s Bundle – Are you an aspiring Blacksmith? The Blacksmith’s Starter Kit comes complete with all the items you will need to get started! Taming Bundle – Have you thought about being a tamer? Since taming is getting some love (and tameable Wyvern’s coming R58), this bundle will help you get started! Consumeable Bundle – Have you heard the news? We can now start dying some furniture! Canvas furniture was first this release, so this bundle will give you all the craftable dyes and a set of furniture/banners to get you started! These bundles will be raffled on September 28th (the day after R58 release). Tickets are on sale now and priced especially for beginners at 500gp each bundle. No matter how many tickets a character purchases, they will only get a single chance at winning that bundle – so purchase only one ticket per bundle! We are hosting the ticket vendors and a display table of what each bundle entails at Market Square, at the south end of NoMa (if you check in with the town crier, it is the only City lot in town and under Governor Robyn Hood’s name). As you wander past all of our merchants, please do some window shopping and take a look at what all of our residents have to offer! The team putting together the inaugural Bundles are the same team who do our Weekend Promos, so please patronize our promos as well! [1], [2] (Screenshots below to help you find your way). Cheers, Ben & Robyn [1] https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/f…ta-stone-to-aid-international-players.127516/ [2] https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/f…ovia-market-this-weekend.120594/#post-1008462 Screenshots Location of the Market Square in Novia MarketR57 Raffle Tickets Community Event Recap: R57 Dance Party This Monday was our monthly dance party that traditionally follows each release. These are organized by Amber Raine of Avatars Radio, our community run radio station. Each month a governor of one of our Player Owned Towns hosts the party in a different location and our very own DJ Darkstarr spins tunes. He is just one of many community DJ’s and the radio station is completely funded by the community so please consider supporting their Patreon! After each dance party DJ Darkstarr posts his playlist in the Avatar’s Radio thread in the Fire Lotus Tavern section of the Forums. That same thread contains the latest dance party schedule and updates about other DJ’s parties and sets. [Forum Post by Starr “Darkstarr” Long] Here is the set list for the Release 57 Dance party. Thank you so much to Grumpy Krabnevir for hosting! Thank you to Amber Raine of Avatars Radio for having me DJ! This set includes a song I discovered during the Alamo Drafthouse preshow (birthmoviesdeath.com) for Mission Impossible Fallout. They played this amazing video for a song called Soul Train that had amazing animation and such a groovy sound that I knew I had to use it in my next gig. Plus Debbie Harry does some vocals in it! Here’s a link to the playlist on Spotify, minus the mashups (in italics). If you want the mashups go to http://bootiemashup.com/best-of-bootie/ David Byrne: Dance On Vaseline Thievery Corporation Feat. Seu Jorge: Hare Krishna YACHT: Tripped and Fell In Love M83: Laser Gun (feat. Mai Lan) MSTRKRFT: She’s Good for Business LCD Soundsystem: Home Brazilian Girls: Balla Balla Ibibio Sound Machine: Give Me a Reason David Bowie: Modern Love A Certain Ratio: Dirty Boy (feat. Barry Adamson) [Single Edit] Jungle: Heavy, California Scissor Sisters: Comfortably Numb Earth Wind & Fire: Boogie Wonderland Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams: Lose Yourself to Dance Bee Gees: You Should Be Dancing Michael Jackson: Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough The Dramatics: Get Up And Get Down K.C. & The Sunshine Band: Get Down Tonight Rick James: Super Freak Prince: Kiss Mark Ronson: Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars) Just Loud: Soul Train (Feat. Debbie Harry of Blondie) The Heavy: How You Like Me Now M.I.A.: Bad Girls The Ting Tings: That’s Not My Name Emily: Blue Microscope Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Sacrilege Ghostland Observatory: Freeheart Lover LCD Soundsystem: Tribulations Digitalism: Pogo BONES (UK): I’m Afraid of Americans My Brightest Diamond: Champagne FR Ghostland Observatory: Sad Sad City Lobsterdust: It’s Fun To Smoke Dust (Queen vs. Pastor Gary Greenwald vs. Midfield General) BilljDJ: Adventure Of Me A 1999 Let’s Alive (Coldplay vs. Roxette vs. Muse vs. Katy Perry vs. Eiffel 65 vs. Usher vs. Prince vs. MØ vs. Bee Gees vs. David Bowie) DJ Axel: Real Back Poppin’ (Cheryl Lynn vs. Fat Joe & Nelly) Earworm: Funky Goes To Hollywood (Wild Cherry vs. Frankie Goes To Hollywood) DJ Riko: P-Funk Is Playing At My House (LCD Soundsystem vs. Gerald A. vs. Katie Enlow) Rhythm Scholar: Any Way You Want It (Syntax Error Remix) (Journey vs. Rhythm Scholar) DJs From Mars: Show Me In The Deep (Adele vs. Robin S.) Titus Jones: We Love Hustlin’ Drugs (Weezer vs. Rick Ross vs. Ke$ha vs. Katy Perry vs. Afroman) DJ Schmolli: Only Imagine This City (Starship vs. David Guetta) Robin Skouteris: Rhythm Is A Mashup (Snap! vs. Spice Girls vs. David Bowie vs. C&C Music Factory & more) MashMike: Pump Up The Party Rock (LMFAO vs. Pink vs. Kraze vs. Danzel vs. C&C Music Factory vs. Salt-N-Pepa vs. Diddy Dirty Money) Meretz: Win a Gothic Village Inn Win a Gothic Village Inn & earn free SotA in-game items daily! Whether you move a little or a lot, as a Meretz user you rack up valuable Meretz Points (MPs). The more MPs you have, the more stuff you can buy! Think: in-game SotA goodies, Sweepstakes entries, Relics by Rild giveaways, and tons more. With Meretz, we launch several sweepstakes every month. This month, we’re giving away a Gothic Village Inn – valued at $100! You can also enter to win a Relics By Rild $50 Gift Card, SOTACON Austin 2018 tickets, and other cool prizes. AND, use your MPs every day for in-game items like potions and emotes. What’re you waiting for? Download Meretz TODAY! Meretz: Win a Pair of SOTACON 2018 Tickets! SOTACON Austin 2018 is giving away a pair of tickets and t-shirts to SOTACON Austin 2018! Enter daily to win! To enter, get the Meretz App: https://www.meretz.com/promo/sotaconaustin Or watch Lunch with Laz & Jack Daily for additional entries, as well a chance to win a weekly prize of a Custom SOTACON t-shirt! Project to Support – SotA: New Beginnings Comic No. 2 Relics by Rild is producing Issue #2 of the official Shroud of the Avatar comic. Kickstarter is being used to fund printing & help pay the artist & writer. SotA: New Beginnings is a graphic adventure set in New Britannia, the world of Lord British’s revolutionary new game, Shroud of the Avatar™. It tells the story of Arianna and Christopher, a young couple who have fled their own cruel world through a magic portal. Separated on their arrival, we follow their journey as they attempt to make sense of this new world and find each other once more. This issue is again illustrated by Indi Martin(Tortoise & Hare Creations), and written in collaboration with Rick Hart aka Elgarion. It will be produced and distributed by Relics by Rild, under official license by Portalarium, Inc. This issue has 32 pages of adventure! (prior to backer-generated content). Our goal is very simple – to bring you this beautiful new issue of New Beginnings, and to continue producing issues going forward. As the publisher of this comic, my aim is to create a viable model to keep releasing issues. Countless hours have been put in by Indi and Rick, and I want to pay them to keep telling the story. To further this end, we sold ad space in Issue #1. A special thank-you to all our previous patrons! The thing is, we want to use this space for more than just ads, and we want it to be relevant. So we’re calling it Content Space, and inviting the entire SotA community to make an impact in this print analog to the game. In the spirit of CrowdSharing, we want to allow our backers to enhance and develop the space just as they have done online in New Britannia. Join the Kickstarter now! Project to Support: King’s Dinner at SOTACON [Forum Post by Winfield] Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Announcing a Spectacular Event to Dine with Lord British and Darkstarr King’s Dinner 2018 Web Page October 12, 2018 at 5-8 PM CDT Tickets on sale through October 8, 2018 Purchase Cloaks, Tickets, and Sponsorships Here Anyone may attend! Anyone may buy exclusive cloaks or be a sponsor! Developers, past developers, family, players, new players, and guests are all welcome! Friends of Ultima, Ultima Online, Shroud of the Avatar and more! Come dine with us!​ This event is in conjunction with SOTACON – Austin 2018 SOTACON tickets are not required to attend this dinner. See SOTACON Schedule This dinner is not included in the SOTACON – Austin 2018 Ticket except for SOTACON VIPs Buy your tickets early before the seats fill up!​ KING’S DINNER 2018 AUSTIN Featuring Richard Garriott “Lord British” and Starr Long “Darkstarr” at a medieval-themed all-you-can-eat BBQ dinner Special Guests David Watson “Iolo” Scottie Jones “Lord Nimrond Ionescu” Stephen Daniele King’s Dinner Web Page Guest List | Sponsor List County Line on the Lake Restaurant 5204 FM 2222, Austin, Texas Can’t attend? See Sponsorship ideas farther down Purchase Cloaks, Tickets, and Sponsorships Here All Attendees and Sponsors get Exclusive Coins and Cloaks Cloaks also sold separately! SPONSORSHIP IDEAS FOR YOU All funds help reduce dinner ticket prices & add SWAG, gifts, and entertainment​ YOU DON’T NEED TO ATTEND THE EVENT TO BE A SPONSOR!​ CAN’T ATTEND THE DINNER AND STILL WANT THE COIN? Sponsor at the Baron level to get your name in the Program, we mail the Coin to you anywhere in the world, and deliver the Cloak in game. Your contribution goes to shipping costs and supporting the event.​ WANT TO BE RECOGNIZED AS A SPONSOR AT THE DINNER? Sponsor at the Baron level for your Dinner ticket, Coin, Cloak, plus your name, guild, player town, or company in the Program (Guest List and Sponsor List). Increase your level of Sponsorship and get more!​ ADVERTISE YOUR GUILD, PLAYER TOWN, OR COMPANY! Sponsor at the Viscount level to get your name, promotional paragraph, and web link in the Program (Guest List and Sponsor List). Also get Dinner, Coin and Cloak. You don’t have to physically attend to Sponsor.​ SPONSOR AT HIGHER LEVELS FOR MORE RECOGNITION, MEMENTOS, AND THANKS! Purchase Cloaks, Tickets, and Sponsorships Here Hosted by Winfield of PaxLair Winfield Gatherings ​ SPECIAL NOTICE: After Dinner on October 12, many of us (including Lord British) will drive 8 minutes to Richard Garriott’s Curtain Theater to see the Baron’s Men Theatrical Production of Shakespearean “Henry IV Part 1”. Ticket box office opens at 7:00 PM, Theater opens at 7:30 PM, Play starts at 8:00 PM. Get tickets ahead of time or at the box office there. Continue a Grand Evening with us! Scene from “Dead of Winter” (October 13, 2017) Featuring our friend Scottie Jones (audience left in the chair) Project to Support: AERIE Fund – Cult of Bob – Direct Relief Fundraiser [Forum Post by Thexedor Markhamm] Cult of Bob – Direct Relief Fundraiser​ Hail Avatars! As many of you know, the AERIE Fund provides members of our community relief for catastrophic medical, financial, and natural disaster events. Thanks to your support we’ve raised funds for emergency chemotherapy, Hurricane Harvey disaster relocation, and even helped a fellow Avatar’s family get through the winter months when their heating system went out. You never know when bad things are gonna happen, and we try to be there to help when they do. Now, we have a new call to action: Bob Cooksey (a.k.a Bob the Builder) who was part of the Portalarium team for many years recently had a horrible fall. This fall led to Bob breaking nine of his ribs. This incident sent Bob the Builder to the emergency room. The good news is Bob is going to make a full recovery. The bad news: being between medical insurance plans turned a nasty fall into a swallowing hole of debt owed to the ambulance company, emergency room, and additional clinics. The bright side: AERIE Fund intervened and paid off a significant amount of Bob’s medical bills related to the fall. Again, thanks to all of your support, we were able to help Bob worry less about finances and focus on what matters: healing and moving onto the next phase of his life. But there’s still more to do! Here’s how you can help: We’d like to make Bob whole again (and 100% wipe away the financial burden of the fall), so we’re going to help Bob do a little bit of community fundraising. We encourage all of our supporters to chip in (what you can) and support the Cult of Bob initiative all September-long. Any (and all) financial assistance will go directly to Bob Cooksey to help him get back on his feet again. 1: visit Bob’s GoFundMe page and pledge some support. Don’t forget to leave your avatar’s name in the comments (unless you prefer anonymous) so we can say thanks! 2: we invite you to share this initiative with your friends, guilds, and community orgs in-game. Help spread the word and good works! 3: Feel free to host in-game events to spread awareness, celebrate Bob’s work (its everywhere), and help drive some fundraising. Together, we can play for a cause and help a great guy recover from an unfortunate circumstance. About Bob the Builder:​ The man in the infamous bunny suit, Bob joined Portalarium in 2011. He was responsible for building most of the in-game homes (we live in) and designing the decorations (especially the furniture) that make our homes unique and beautiful across New Britannia! Bob is a very humble and helpful person, and we’re super-thrilled to lend him a hand. To quote Bob directly: “I’m humbled and speechless. This is the best community in the world. Thank you, thank you, thank you.” Thank YOU, Avatars! Resources – Players Helping Players The official SotA New Player Welcome Forum and the Player Created Resources Forum have the best player created resources for Shroud of the Avatar, whether it’s a Player Written Guide, a Video Walk-through, or a Wiki-type Website. Visit the official Community Resources page for a complete listing of all things community. View the full article
  19. Well it turns out that we had another automated test fail! The Aether Orb and Creepy Dolly both showed up in our tests as dropping from monsters in scenes but like the bear incident it turns out that this was a false positive. In the case of the the Aether Orb it was dropping from the incorrect Lich type (the Lich boss in the Rise) due to an incorrect loot bundle... We finally got our (arti) Facts Straight!!! (Aether Orb & Creepy Dolly)View the full article
  20. So funny thing about bears is that they are very clever about seeming to be where they are not. When we did the confirmation and regression test to make sure all the new bears had spawners in the game the test we ran came back with positive results. This means that the test said that there was at least one spawner for each of these bears in at least one scene in the game. As we were quickly solving other... UPDATED: We Are Beary Beary SorryView the full article
  21. Jack T. Lamplighter

    We Are Beary Beary Sorry

    So funny thing about bears is that they are very clever about seeming to be where they are not. When we did the confirmation and regression test to make sure all the new bears had spawners in the game the test we ran came back with positive results. This means that the test said that there was at least one spawner for each of these bears in at least one scene in the game. As we were quickly solving... We Are Beary Beary SorryView the full article
  22. Greetings Fellow Avatars! Here’s what we have for you in this week’s edition of Update of the Avatar: Game Development Play Release 57 Now! Release 54 Livestream Items (cont.) News Announcements Collector’s Boxes Shipping & Arriving! Shroud at Gamescom Release 56 Stretch Goals: Final Results Community Livestream (Aug 24): Player Made Dungeons Release 57 Livestream: Dungeon Themed Shroud of the Avatar Rewards Program: Titles Announced Weekend Flash Sale: Water Items Upcoming Events Calendar Community Updates Community Event: shawn’s “Sell and/or buy all the things” Challenge!!! Community Event: **Royal Warrant** Avatars Radio – Traditional Release 57 Dance Party Meretz: Win a Topiary Town Dragon Statue Meretz: Win a Pair of SOTACON 2018 Tickets! Project to Support: SotA: New Beginnings Comic No. 2 Resources: Players Helping Players Assorted rabble and show and tell Video here: Echoes From the Caverns The post Echoes from the Caverns 08-31-2018 appeared first on Echoes from the Caverns. View the full article
  23. Greetings Fellow Avatars! Here’s what we have for you in this week’s edition of Update of the Avatar: Game Development Play Release 57 Now! Release 54 Livestream Items (cont.) News Announcements Collector’s Boxes Shipping & Arriving! Shroud at Gamescom Release 56 Stretch Goals: Final Results Community Livestream (Aug 24): Player Made Dungeons Release 57 Livestream: Dungeon Themed Shroud of the Avatar Rewards Program: Titles Announced Weekend Flash Sale: Water Items Upcoming Events Calendar Community Updates Community Event: shawn’s “Sell and/or buy all the things” Challenge!!! Community Event: **Royal Warrant** Avatars Radio – Traditional Release 57 Dance Party Meretz: Win a Topiary Town Dragon Statue Meretz: Win a Pair of SOTACON 2018 Tickets! Project to Support: SotA: New Beginnings Comic No. 2 Resources: Players Helping Players Play Release 57 Now! Release 57 successfully launched yesterday, August 30, with thousands of backers downloading, patching, and logging in to check out the changes! There’s lots of new content to explore, including: Player Made Dungeons Preview Dyeable Decorations Hide Helm Option Quality of Life Improvements: Siege & Control Point Skipping, Global Banks User Interface Polish: Health & Focus Bars, Vendor Button “Full Water” Lots Tons of Bug Fixes Combat Balance R54 Livestream Items: Tropical & Polynesian! R55 Livestream Items: Lord British! R57 QA Testing Incentive Winners R56 Lot Deed Raffle Winners …and much more! Check out the Release 57 Instructions update for detailed information about all the new content. We need all your help with testing the new patches, putting more stress on our multiplayer servers, and testing the new game content, so please join us in playing this Release! If you have not downloaded the game yet, go to www.shroudoftheavatar.com and click the “Play Now” button. The game is also available on Steam. Release 57 Player Instructions Release 57 Known Issues Here are what some players are saying about the release so far: Sean Silverfoot: Great Release Port! Truly appreciate your efforts! Steevodeevo: Wow. Just Wow. The biggest and best monthly patch ever maybe? How did you achieve all this? Huge kudos to you all. Can’t wait to play it. Daxxe Diggler: Oh, and to @DarkStarr and the entire Port crew… WOW! I can’t believe all the new stuff you squeezed into this release. My confidence in this game just jumped way up again. Elgarion: What a crazy long list of game updates! Great work, Portalarium! Moussaka: FREAKING AWESOME! Greyfox: Wow! Is the one word description. The quality of life improvements are significant. Little changes like the new loot inventory screen is amazing. So many significant and minor additions have created a wonderful experience. Lord Trady of Blix: Just got and opened my box. What an amazing feeling! Beautiful cloth map – I felt like I was 10 years old again and opening the Ultima IV box for the first time. I just want to send a big thank you to Portalarium for making this box as nice as it is, an amazing collectors piece I’ll treasure for years! Thank You!!! Elay: What a fantastic release, so much stuff, absolutely brilliant. This game gets better and better every month, loving it. Really well done Port, you’ve excelled yourselves. Release 54 Livestream(s) Items (cont.) The Release 54 Livestream(s) items were all Tropical and Polynesian themed in honor of the summer months. Damon “enalNomad” Waldrip, Reid Rollo and Scott “Scottie” Jones have been busily working on creating them this release and they are turning out amazing! This week we are revealing the final remaining item: the Leaf Backpack, which will go live in Release 58. Leaf Backpack (Scott “Scottie” Jones): Collector’s Boxes Shipping & Arriving! Great news Avatars! The Collector’s Boxes are shipping from the manufacturer and have already started arriving! We have multiple confirmations of them arriving at our backers’ homes complete with all sorts of beautiful goodies! (photos courtesy of @Lazarus Long) As noted earlier we will post when the Retail Boxes are available on Amazon. Please note that the manufacturer was supposed to send an email to each backer when their item shipped unfortunately this appears not to have happened and we are following up to find out why this failed. Additionally the invoice mistakenly lists “Lord of the Manor” on all boxes in one place but does correctly list the pledge type in a second, lower place. Shroud at Gamescom Shroud of the Avatar was at Devcom and Gamescom last week in Cologne, Germany. Richard “Lord British” Garriott was there to support the Travian team and it was the first public appearance of the Retail Version of the box! [From a forum post by Cerus] Greetings Avatars, We are now back from Gamescom 2018! A truly amazing experience for hundreds of thousands of gamers not only from Germany but from all around the world. We were happy to participate and to present Shroud of the Avatar at the Travian Games booth. Lord British himself came by to inspect and approve our setup. We had a great time connecting, engaging, discussing and having fun with hundreds of roleplay gamers at our booth. Additionally, every day we launched an interactive trivia event, in which our Grand Duke challenged the Seekers and Avatars who visited us. Those of them, who were able to prove their knowledge about the Ultima lore, mythology, role-playing and medieval times, were greatly rewarded. It was an amazing experience for us to engage with Lord British and the veteran Avatars. Also, new Avatars have now found their way to New Britannia and will join us on this journey. Thank you, Community, for making this journey possible. Cerus & the Grand Duke Release 56 Stretch Goals Final Results Congratulations! This past Friday, August 24, we met another Release 56 Stretch Goal: the Aether Dragon Statue! Reminder we have updated the way we track stretch goals, which now happens every Friday of the release versus just once (or sometimes twice) as we have done in the past. This means that each Friday of the Release at noon we will turn on the big mega “everything” sale and start tracking the stretch goals where we last left off from the previous Friday (plus any additional Rewards Program participants). We will then track the totals until midnight of that Friday and then repeat for each Friday of the Release. This will give us an entire Release to build up to the stretch goals! During the weekly one-hour Community Livestream we will remind everyone about the stretch goals but those livestreams will remain in the same format: 30 minutes of news and then 30 minutes on a topic (housing, new scene, new feature, etc.). Here are the Release 56 stretch goals we are tracked during the release: ACHIEVED $10K: Aether Lich Statue (Foyer Size) ACHIEVED $25K: Aether 1H Sword and Aether Shield ACHIEVED $35K: Double XP Every Weekend in August ACHIEVED $50K: Aether Bow & Aether Crossbow ACHIEVED $65K: Box of Replenishing Aether Dye ACHIEVED $80K: Aether Dragon Statue (Village size) $90K: Aether Axe, Aether 1H Spear, Aether 2H Bludgeon $100K: Celestial Themed Wizard Robes Community Livestream (Aug 24): Player Made Dungeons Last Friday we talked about the upcoming Player Made Dungeons feature which is getting previewed in Release 57 with some example dungeons players can place on their properties along with some customizable entrances! In Q4 we will launch the system where players can modify and expand the dungeons themselves through adventuring, crafting, and purchase! Join us to see some of the new dungeon kits and rooms we have built to support the system and learn more about how the system will work. If you missed the livestream it is available for viewing on YouTube: For more livestreams and gameplay videos, be sure to subscribe to www.youtube.com/portalarium! Release 57 Livestream: Dungeon Themed The Release 57 Livestream is set for Friday September 7! All Avatars from around the world are welcome to join us in the livestream activities. We will be doing deep dives, answering questions, having sales, handing out prizes, and tracking towards stretch goals. In honor of the upcoming Player Made Dungeons feature the theme for this livestream is Dungeons which are previewing in R57 and will go live as soon as Q4! LIVESTREAM SCHEDULE (Central Time Zone) Monthly livestreams are on Twitch and include answers to your gameplay questions, world building tours, prize giveaways, sales on items, and more! Here is the schedule: 3PM: Introductions 3:30PM: Deep Dive 1: Player Made Dungeons 4:30PM: Q&A 5:30PM: Deep Dive 2: Fishing 6:30PM: Q&A 7PM: Ending Announcements STRETCH GOALS (Dungeon Themed!) As a special bonus, we are offering funding rewards to any player that makes a minimum purchase of $5 during a twelve hour window during the day of the livestream, on September 7 from 12:00 PM to 11:59 PM CDT (September 7 17:00 to September 8 05:00 UTC). In honor of the upcoming Player Made Dungeons feature the theme for this livestream is Dungeons which are previewing in R57 and will go live as soon as Q4! All purchases during the twelve hour window will count towards the stretch goals, not just the four hours of the livestream! Also participation in the Rewards Program counts towards our stretch goal totals! Please note that we have extended availability of the stretch goals to every Friday of the release for 12 hours per the new Stretch Goal Tracking Changes. $10K: /rolldice $25K: Flame Trap Decorations (non-harmful) $35K: Candle Helm $50K: Spike Trap & Arrow Trap Decorations (non-harmful) $65K: Unique Dungeon Entrance Eternal Pattern $80K: Torture Set: Torture Chair, Torture Table, Rack $90K: Key Themed Weapon Set: Sword, Mace, Polearm $100K: Unique Dungeon Room Blueprint *Please keep in mind that stretch goal rewards take time to develop and will most likely not be available until Release 60 at the earliest. We will keep you updated! 12 HOURS OF SALES: We will be having twelve hours of sales around the livestream from 12:00 PM to 11:59 PM CDT (Septermber 7 17:00 to September 8 05:00 UTC)! Items in the following categories will be on sale at approx. 20% off. As noted above, all purchases during this time will count towards the stretch goals! Viking Bundles Obsidian Bundles Kobold Bundles Elven Bundles Shogun Bundles Make a Difference Home Decorations Outdoor Decorations Lot Deeds, POT Upgrades, Homes and Basements Pets and Music Emotes and Fireworks Dyes, and Patterns WIN THESE GREAT PRIZES! Ancient Tome Dungeon Entrance plus 50 Point Dungeon Magic Mirror Dungeon Entrance plus 75 Point Dungeon Ruined Stone Arch Dungeon Entrance plus 100 Point Dungeon Circle of Stones Rift Dungeon Entrance plus 125 Point Dungeon Shroud of the Avatar: Episode 2 Early Access + Ornate Brass Darklamp (digital) Row Lot Property Deed (digital) + Row Prison 5-Story Basement (digital) Skeleton Dungeon Prop Set: Skeletons & Dungeon Iron Cages Spider Dungeon Prop Set: Spider Webs & Spiders We will be giving prizes away on an hourly basis with many being given away multiple times. Enter for a chance to win a prize by either logging into the game and typing “Roll the dice” into chat OR by purchasing any item from our store during the livestream! SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS We will be answering questions throughout the livestream, so submit them in the comments section of the original post or on Discord chat during the event. Please do NOT post questions containing: More than 3 questions in total (post all three in a single reply) Bugs or other problems best posted in the bug forums “When is this coming” or anything related to schedule (for those answers please refer to our quarterly updates or our post release plans) Questions with more than a couple of sentences. Please keep them brief! We will likely understand the context of your interest, so just ask the question and we’ll be able to respond. For bug reports and extra idea suggestions, please use the forums for this purpose. A Final Thought: We see a LOT of repeat questions. Please consider reviewing one of the other missed question posts, previous monthly livestreams, livestream transcripts, and/or reading our Post Episode 1 plan post before posting a question. Your question might have already been answered. Watch @ShroudofAvatar updates throughout the day of the livestream. See you on Twitch! Shroud of the Avatar Rewards Program: Titles Announced This week we announced the first set of exclusive titles for the Shroud of the Avatar Rewards Program that will be awarded for every 3 months of participation. These titles are all themed around supporting Shroud of the Avatar under the broad umbrella name of “Keepers of the Shroud” (as in “Keeping the Faith”) so the broad naming convention will be “Keeper of the <insert>”. Here is the first set of titles: 3 Months: Keeper of the Faith 6 Months: Keeper of the Word 9 Months: Keeper of the Vow 12 Months: Keeper of the Flame The Shroud of the Avatar Rewards Program lets you earn the best rate on purchasing Gold Crowns, AND receive rare stretch-goal items from our monthly livestreams! This program automatically enrolls you in the monthly livestreams (counts as the $5 minimum purchase) along with other perks. For the low price of $9 USD per month you will receive the following: 9 Gold Crowns of the Obsidians every month Automatic Participation in the Monthly Livestream Stretchgoals (counts as the $5 minimum purchase) Exclusive Title every 3 months Pick any Dye Pack every 6 months Pick any three of the 7 Obsidian Potions every month, including: Potion of Capacity: Increases carrying capacity Potion of Conservation: Reduces reagent use chance Potion of Expedience: Swift gathering on all gathering skills Potion of Precision: Increases Meticulous Collection to all gathering skills Potion of Preservation: Reduces armor and weapon damage Potion of Reclamation: Increases Salvage and Repair to all production skills Weekend Flash Sale: Water Items In Release 57 we introduced a new POT lot marker type for “Full Water Lots” that can be placed completely offshore. These markers create lots similar to the Keep and Castle Island lots when “No Land” is selected and provide a small dock area in the water to connect water homes to (Ships, Lighthouses, etc.). In honor of this new marker type all water homes, water lots, water decorations, and water related items are on sale this weekend, including the entire Water.org Make a Difference Store! Wood Duck (digital) Ornate Umbrella (digital) Ornate Tile Hot Tub (digital) Ornate Wooden Hot Tub (digital) Copper Bathtub Marble Bathtub Kobold Bathtub Obsidian Bathtub Shogun Bathtub Elven Bathtub Viking Bathtub Wooden Outhouse (digital) Ornate Watering Can (digital) Longboat Water Decoration (digital) Gondola Water Decoration (digital) Small Longboat Water Decoration (digital) Gondola Dry Dock Decoration (digital) Small Longboat Dry Dock Decoration (digital) Ornate Water Platform (digital) Cinereous Stone 2-Tier Outdoor Pedestal Fountain (digital) Isabelline Stone 2-Tier Outdoor Fountain (digital) Carved Decoration Fountain (digital) Ornate Post & Rope Water Fence Set (digital) Watermill Village House (digital) Shogun Lighthouse Village Water Home (digital) Rustic 3-Story Village Water Home (digital) Obsidian Tower Village Water Home (digital) Viking Village Water Home (digital) Pirate Galleon Dry Dock Town Home (digital) Pirate Galleon Town Water Home (digital) Elven 3-Story with Dual Cabanas Town Water Home (digital) Obsidian Tower Town Water Home (digital) Pristine Gothic Mansion Town Water Home (digital) Shogun Ship City Water Home (digital) Shogun Ship City Dry Dock Home (digital) Pirate Galleon City Water Home (digital) Pirate Galleon Dry Dock City Home (digital) Shipwrecked Haunted Pirate Galleon City Home Haunted Pirate Galleon City Water Home Player Owned Town Village Water Lot Property Deed (digital) Player Owned Town Town Water Lot Property Deed (digital) Player Owned Town City Water Lot Property Deed (digital) Water.org Glowing Mug Water.org Fur Collared Cloak Water.org Charity Mega Set (digital) Kobold Indoor Toilet – Water.org Charity (digital) Ornate Outhouse – Water.org Charity (digital) Wishing Well – Water.org Charity (digital) Water Magic Cloak – Water.org Charity (digital) Rain Emote – Water.org Charity (digital) Water Package – Water.org Charity (digital) Follow the links to learn more about each item. Also, you’ll want to explore the game in detail for there are many more craftable items available! Upcoming Events Calendar Aug 30 – Sept 1 – Dragon Con Aug 31 – Weekly Livestream: Tier Markers Sept 3, 2018 – Release 57 Dance Party Sept 7, 2018 – Release 57 Livestream Sept 27, 2018 – Release 58 Oct 5, 2018 – Release 58 Livestream Oct 11-13, 2018 – SOTACON Austin 2018 Oct 25, 2018 – Release 59 Nov 2, 2018 – Release 59 Livestream Nov 15, 2018 – Release 60 Nov 30 or Dec 7, 2018 – Release 60 Livestream Dec 13, 2018 – Release 61 Dec 21 or Jan 4, 2018 – Release 61 Livestream Visit the official Community Calendar to see the great lineup of activities our amazing community has planned for this weekend! And be sure to check out this month’s Release Events thread in the SotA forums for additional events. Community Event: shawn’s “Sell and/or buy all the things” Challenge!!! [From a Forum Post by that_shawn_guy“] Thanks to the new receipt files in release 55 and some terrific work by @Titania Xylia on the new vendor tool at https://shroudoftheavatar.net/sotaItemPriceList, we now have a great way to track our sales and find good prices for all the things. To celebrate this new tool I am running a merchant challenge during release 56. shawn’s “Sell and/or buy all the things” Challenge!!! Think your the best merchant in all of New Britannia? Think you move more Iron Ore that anyone else? Bet you can get the best price for that Unicorn recipe? Well, now’s your chance to prove it and win some great prizes! Don’t own a lot and only have access to guild or public vendors? You can win massive gold!!!!! Got a spot in an NPC/PRT? One of these prizes could be your!! Governors!!!! Help you’re residents get more traffic and you could win big too!!!! Player Owned Town with the top Total Sales Rank (Governor’s Prize): 1st Place: 100 Gold COTOs 2nd Place 50 Gold COTOs 10th Place 10 Gold COTOs Player with the Top Sales Rank in any Player Owned Town: 1st Place: 100 Gold COTOs 2nd Place 50 Gold COTOs 10th Place 10 Gold COTOs Player with the Top Sales Rank in any PC/Player Run Town: 1st Place: 100 Gold COTOs 2nd Place 50 Gold COTOs 10th Place 10 Gold COTOs Make a Random Avatar More Richerer: One lucky merchant will receive 333,333 gold Rules: The challenge runs from the 11:59pm NBT Friday July 27th until the 11:59pm NBT Friday August 31st. No cheating Your data and player name must be in the public reports You can only win one prize If there is a tie, the prize will be split Obviously, Titania Xylia and myself are disqualified We will have a running leader board setup and the link will be here. How many of you are up to the challenge? You have more than a month. Now get out there and move some inventory!!!! You can find the Scoreboard at https://shroudoftheavatar.net/shawns-buy-and-sell-challenge Community Event: **Royal Warrant** Avatars Radio – Traditional Release 57 Dance Party It is time to put down your weapons and put on your party shoes, Give yourself one last day to summer before falling into the “back to school” blues Stop bickering about combat, the grind and PvP Come join the party and celebrate in the festivities. DJ Darkstarr is taking to the turn tables again and pumping out the beats Avatars it is time to show outlanders everywhere how to move your feet Today we celebrate 57 on time full releases of Shroud of the Avatar Hosted on the docks of the bay in the wonderful town of Krabnevir What: Release 57 Dance Party — DJ Darkstarr Where: Docks of Krabnevir (POT When: September 3rd 2018, 5pm – 7pm NBT Directions: Krabnevir is a POT located east of Resolute in the South Paladis region, due South of the Sanctus Spine control point. Added Contest from Avatars Radio: Get your bad humour out one last time and let us make everyone roll their eyes. For this party we are celebrating Release 57, which made Amber think of Heinz 57.. which made her think of hotdogs and memes… Don’t ask , she’s weird! With that said, she wants to see how creative you can get and how many eyes you can make roll with your sense of humour.. Best “57 meme” contest — 3 places… winners will be announced at the party. Need an example (see below at Amber making people roll their eyes).. One entry per person. Entries will stop being accepted Sunday and will be announced Monday. Like Heinz you are going to want to hurry up and Ketchup… It is Release 57, might just be the sauciest release to date! Meretz: Win a Topiary Town Dragon Statue Whether you move a little or a lot, as a Meretz user you rack up valuable Meretz Points (MPs). The more MPs you have, the more stuff you can buy! Think: in-game SotA goodies, Sweepstakes entries, Relics by Rild giveaways, and tons more. With Meretz, we launch several sweepstakes every month. This month, we’re giving away a Topiary Town Dragon Statue – valued at $134! You can also enter to win a Relics By Rild $50 Gift Card, SOTACon t-shirt, and SOTACon tickets. AND, use your MPs every day for in-game items like potions and emotes. What’re you waiting for? Download Meretz TODAY! Meretz: Win a Pair of SOTACON 2018 Tickets! SOTACON Austin 2018 is giving away a pair of tickets and t-shirts to SOTACON Austin 2018! Enter daily to win! To enter, get the Meretz App: https://www.meretz.com/promo/sotaconaustin Or watch Lunch with Laz & Jack Daily for additional entries, as well a chance to win a weekly prize of a Custom SOTACON t-shirt! Project to Support – SotA: New Beginnings Comic No. 2 Relics by Rild is producing Issue #2 of the official Shroud of the Avatar comic. Kickstarter is being used to fund printing & help pay the artist & writer. SotA: New Beginnings is a graphic adventure set in New Britannia, the world of Lord British’s revolutionary new game, Shroud of the Avatar™. It tells the story of Arianna and Christopher, a young couple who have fled their own cruel world through a magic portal. Separated on their arrival, we follow their journey as they attempt to make sense of this new world and find each other once more. This issue is again illustrated by Indi Martin(Tortoise & Hare Creations), and written in collaboration with Rick Hart aka Elgarion. It will be produced and distributed by Relics by Rild, under official license by Portalarium, Inc. This issue has 32 pages of adventure! (prior to backer-generated content). Our goal is very simple – to bring you this beautiful new issue of New Beginnings, and to continue producing issues going forward. As the publisher of this comic, my aim is to create a viable model to keep releasing issues. Countless hours have been put in by Indi and Rick, and I want to pay them to keep telling the story. To further this end, we sold ad space in Issue #1. A special thank-you to all our previous patrons! The thing is, we want to use this space for more than just ads, and we want it to be relevant. So we’re calling it Content Space, and inviting the entire SotA community to make an impact in this print analog to the game. In the spirit of CrowdSharing, we want to allow our backers to enhance and develop the space just as they have done online in New Britannia. Join the Kickstarter now! Resources – Players Helping Players The official SotA New Player Welcome Forum and the Player Created Resources Forum have the best player created resources for Shroud of the Avatar, whether it’s a Player Written Guide, a Video Walk-through, or a Wiki-type Website. Visit the official Community Resources page for a complete listing of all things community. View the full article
  24. The R57 Lot Deed Raffle is complete, and deeds have been awarded to winners' accounts. Two drawings are complete, one for each type of deed: Place Anywhere Deeds (15): Village: 8 Town: 5 City: 2 Player-Owned Town Deeds (30): Village: 15 Town: 10 City: 5 Raffle tickets grant the holder a chance to win deeds of varying size (Village, Town, or City). Raffles... Release 57 Lot Deed Raffle Complete, R58 Raffle Tickets Now AvailableView the full article
  25. We are experiencing an issue with our mail server associated with a failed update application. This is resulting in delays in delivery of confirmation emails for purchases, registrations, support, etc. Please note that all purchases and registrations are still going through properly. View the full article
  26. The Release 57 Livestream is set for Friday September 7! All Avatars from around the world are welcome to join us in the livestream activities. We will be doing deep dives, answering questions, having sales, handing out prizes, and tracking towards stretch goals. In honor of the upcoming Player Made Dungeons feature the theme for this livestream is Dungeons which are previewing in Release 57 and will go live as soon as Q4! LIVESTREAM SCHEDULE (Central Time Zone) Monthly livestreams are on Twitch and include answers to your gameplay questions, world building tours, prize giveaways, sales on items, and more! Here is the schedule: 3PM: Introductions 3:30PM: Deep Dive 1: Player Made Dungeons 4:30PM: Q&A 5:30PM: Deep Dive 2: Fishing 6:30PM: Q&A 7PM: Ending Announcements STRETCH GOALS (Dungeon Themed!) As a special bonus, we are offering funding rewards to any player that makes a minimum purchase of $5 during a twelve hour window during the day of the livestream, on September 7 from 12:00 PM to 11:59 PM CDT (Sept 7 17:00 to Sept 8 05:00 UTC). In honor of the upcoming Player Made Dungeons feature the theme for this livestream is Dungeons which are previewing in Release 57 and will go live as soon as Q4! All purchases during the twelve hour window will count towards the stretch goals, not just the four hours of the livestream! Also participation in the Rewards Program counts towards our stretch goal totals! Please note that we have extended availability of the stretch goals to every Friday of the release for 12 hours per the new Stretch Goal Tracking Changes. $10K: /rolldice $25K: Flame Trap Decorations (non-harmful) $35K: Candle Helm $50K: Spike Trap & Arrow Trap Decorations (non-harmful) $65K: Unique Dungeon Entrance Eternal Pattern $80K: Torture Set: Torture Chair, Torture Table, Rack $90K: Key Themed Weapon Set: Sword, Mace, Polearm $100K: Unique Dungeon Room Blueprint *Please keep in mind that stretch goal rewards take time to develop and will most likely not be available until Release 60 at the earliest. We will keep you updated! 12 HOURS OF SALES: We will be having twelve hours of sales around the livestream from 12:00 PM to 11:59 PM CDT (Sept 7 17:00 to Sept 8 05:00 UTC)! Items in the following categories will be on sale at approx. 20% off. As noted above, all purchases during this time will count towards the stretch goals! Viking Bundles Obsidian Bundles Kobold Bundles Elven Bundles Shogun Bundles Make a Difference Home Decorations Outdoor Decorations Lot Deeds, POT Upgrades, Homes and Basements Pets and Music Emotes and Fireworks Dyes, and Patterns WIN THESE GREAT PRIZES! Ancient Tome Dungeon Entrance plus 50 Point Dungeon Magic Mirror Dungeon Entrance plus 75 Point Dungeon Ruined Stone Arch Dungeon Entrance plus 100 Point Dungeon Circle of Stones Rift Dungeon Entrance plus 125 Point Dungeon Shroud of the Avatar: Episode 2 Early Access + Ornate Brass Darklamp (digital) Row Lot Property Deed (digital) + Row Prison 5-Story Basement (digital) Skeleton Dungeon Prop Set: Skeletons & Dungeon Iron Cages Spider Dungeon Prop Set: Spider Webs & Spiders We will be giving prizes away on an hourly basis with many being given away multiple times. Enter for a chance to win a prize by either logging into the game and typing “Roll the dice” into chat OR by purchasing any item from our store during the livestream! SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS We will be answering questions throughout the livestream, so submit them in the comments section below or on Discord chat during the event. Please do NOT post questions containing: More than 3 questions in total (post all three in a single reply) Bugs or other problems best posted in the bug forums “When is this coming” or anything related to schedule (for those answers please refer to our quarterly updates or our post release plans) Questions with more than a couple of sentences. Please keep them brief! We will likely understand the context of your interest, so just ask the question and we’ll be able to respond. For bug reports and extra idea suggestions, please use the forums for this purpose. A Final Thought: We see a LOT of repeat questions. Please consider reviewing one of the other missed question posts, previous monthly livestreams, livestream transcripts, and/or reading our Post Episode 1 plan post before posting a question. Your question might have already been answered. Watch @ShroudofAvatar updates throughout the day of the livestream. See you on Twitch! View the full article
  27. Great news Avatars! The Collector's Boxes are shipping from the manufacturer and have already started arriving! We have multiple confirmations of them arriving at our backers' homes complete with all sorts of beautiful goodies! (photos courtesy of @Lazarus Long)... Collector's Boxes Shipping & Arriving! View the full article
  28. I am excited to announce the first set of exclusive titles for the Rewards Program that will be awarded for every 3 months of participation. These titles are all themed around supporting Shroud of the Avatar under the broad umbrella name of "Keepers of the Shroud" (as in "Keeping the Faith") so the broad naming convention will be "Keeper of the <insert>". Here is the first set of titles: 3 Months: Keeper of the Faith... Rewards Program Titles: Keepers of the ShroudView the full article
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