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  1. To all our loyal Shroud of the Avatar Backers, There is only one physical reward from the Kickstarter that is still outstanding to deliver. That is a physical copy of the novel written by Tracy Hickman and Richard Garriott entitled the Sword of Midras (originally entitled Blade of the Avatar). Digital copies were delivered as promised but unfortunately we could never reach an agreement with... Sword of Midras Printed Copy Reward ReplacementView the full article
  2. As of October 2019 Austin-based production studio Catnip Games has acquired the operating assets of Portalarium, Inc.; primary of which is Shroud of the Avatar. Portalarium was co-founded in 2009 by Hall of Fame videogame designer Richard Garriott (aka “Lord British”). Portalarium’s most recent game Shroud of the Avatar has a large global community of players which Catnip Games will continue to develop and expand. Catnip Games was established by Chris Spears, who served as CTO of... Catnip Games Acquires Shroud of the Avatar View the full article
  3. Another content packed weekly Community Livestream is this Friday October 11, at 4 PM CT on Twitch! This week we are going to be broadcasting live from the SOTA International Convention! Release 70 Rewards Program Exclusive Items (Spooky Theme!) Halloween is right around the corner so we decided to make the Rewards Program items for Release 70 spooky themed! Reward Program members will receive these exclusive items immediately upon logging in during Release 70! Obsidian Order Altar Executioner’s Mask Baby Black and Orange Spider Pet 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 “Nightmares do come true” 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
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    10/5 Crown Shop Updates

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  5. Greetings Fellow Avatars! Here’s what we have for you in this week’s edition of Update of the Avatar: News Announcements Player Made Quests Livestream Today 10/4 Crown Shop Updates October Login Reward: Skull Mask Release 70 Reward Program Items: Spooky! Lord of the Isle Episode 2 Bundles Fishing Contest & Various Other Livestreams (YouTube) Upcoming Events Calendar Community Updates Community Event: Shroud International Convention Next Weekend! Project to Support – Through the Moongate Part II Kickstarter Resources: Players Helping Players Echoes From the Caverns The post Echoes from the Caverns 10-04-2019 appeared first on Echoes from the Caverns. View the full article
  6. Greetings Fellow Avatars! Here’s what we have for you in this week’s edition of Update of the Avatar: News Announcements Player Made Quests Livestream Today 10/4 Crown Shop Updates October Login Reward: Skull Mask Release 70 Reward Program Items: Spooky! Lord of the Isle Episode 2 Bundles Fishing Contest & Various Other Livestreams (YouTube) Upcoming Events Calendar Community Updates Community Event: Shroud International Convention Next Weekend! Project to Support – Through the Moongate Part II Kickstarter Resources: Players Helping Players Player Made Quests Livestream Today Another content packed weekly Community Livestream is this Friday October 4, at 4 PM CT on Twitch! This week we are going to look at player made quests, highlighting Lilybird’s latest quest: “The Stone Dragon” in the Player Owned Town of Jade Valley. Release 70 Rewards Program Exclusive Items (Spooky Theme!) Halloween is right around the corner so we decided to make the Rewards Program items for Release 70 spooky themed! Reward Program members will receive these exclusive items immediately upon logging in during Release 70! Obsidian Order Altar Executioner’s Mask Baby Black and Orange Spider Pet 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 “Nightmares do come true” 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! 10/4 Crown Shop Updates Greetings Avatars, Spooky Seasonal Recurring items are back for a limited time until November 8! We are continuing the spooky theme for the Vault with another round of expired spooky items and livestream spooky items! Spooky Seasonal Recurring Items: With Halloween coming up we have brought back all of the Spooky Seasonal Recurring items to the Crown Shop for a limited time! Get them before they expire again until next year on November 8! Undead Specimen Vats Giant Lich Statue with Magic Portal Dungeon Entrance Giant Grim Reaper Statue with Magic Portal Dungeon Entrance Ornate Giant Grim Reaper Statue with Magic Portal Dungeon Entrance Ornate Scythe & Pattern Pack Dead Tree with Spider Webs 6-Pack Day of the Dead Masks Spooky Emotes: Breathe Spiders, Rain Spiders, Puke Blood, etc. Woven Spider Web Cloak Spider Web Cloak Ornate Spider Legs Zombie Pets The Vault: Current round of Vault items are available until Thursday, September 26 at 10:30 AM Central Time. At that time, the next round of 9 items will be available for two weeks, and then the next, etc 2016 Spooky Soundtrack – Wax Cylinders Obsidian Throne Headless Mask 2016 Grim Reaper Statue 2016 Grim Reaper Mask Nightmare Statue with flaming mane and glowing eyes 2016 Jack-o-Lantern 6-Pack 2016 Jack-o-Lantern Glowing Mask Obsidian Village Home October Login Reward: Skull Mask Next week is the first week to login and obtain the October login reward! To celebrate Halloween, every player who logs in during the month of October will receive a unique Skull Mask! To receive the rewards simply login to the game before the end of October and check your rewards tab! NOTE: You still have three days left to receive the September login reward (Dragon Statue with Flames)! Release 70 Reward Program Exclusive Items: Spooky Theme! Halloween is right around the corner so we decided to make the Rewards Program items for Release 70 spooky themed! Reward Program members will receive these exclusive items immediately upon logging in during Release 70! Obsidian Order Altar Executioner’s Mask Baby Black and Orange Spider Pet NOTE: You must login during the release to receive each release’s exclusive rewards. The Shroud of the Avatar Rewards Program lets you earn the best rate on purchasing Gold Crowns, AND receive exclusive monthly reward items! For the low price of $9 USD per month you will receive the following: 900 Gold Crowns of the Obsidians every month Exclusive Monthly Reward Items (~ 3 per month) 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 15 Months: Keeper of the Oath 18 Months: Keeper of the Pledge Pick any Dye 12 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 Lord of the Isle Episode 2 Bundles As one of the biggest and earliest supporters of Episode 2 you will be granted the largest lot deed in the land (Castle), the title Lord (or Lady) of the Isle, a tour of the Portalarium Offices, and dinner with the game leaders including Lord British himself! Only 24 of these unique bundles will be sold! Complete List of Rewards: UPDATED: Lord of the Isle Place Anywhere Castle Lot Deed: Tax Free Forever (when placed in a POT) and Tax Free for 1 Year (when placed outside of a POT). Placeable on water as well as land! Title: Lord of the Isle or Lady of the Isle NEW: Unique Lord of the Isle Home (to be revealed later) UPDATED: PLUS Choice of any 1 House currently available in the store Castle Basement currently available in the store of your choice Castle Wall Set currently available in the store of your choice (with enough for Castle Lot) NEW: Unique Lord of the Isle Dungeon Room (to be revealed later) 1400 Crowns 999 Bank Slots Pick 12 Prosperity Tools 2 Unique in-game items (to be revealed later) Early Access to Episode 2 Episode 1 Box and map signed by the team 1 hour one on one with Chris for design discussion (via video-conference) One real silver ring crafted personally by Lord British: Numbered 1 – 8 In-game version of the Lord British ring: Numbered 1 – 8 (including a place-able decoration version) Tour of Portalarium Offices Fine dinner and drinks with Lord British, Darkstarr, & Atos at a location TBD in Austin or NYC. NOTE: Digital items that are currently available will begin delivery as soon as Release 62 (Jan 31). Other items will be delivered at a future date TBD. NOTE: Travel costs NOT covered by Portalarium for Tour & Dinner. Release 70& Various Other Livestreams (YouTube) The Release 70 Livestream last week was a blast! Here is the livestream from our YouTube channel in case you missed it: Atos and others also sometimes livestream and you can check those out on our YouTube channel (complete with “Mojito the dog” cam). Note that if you subscribe to the channel you will be notified when they go live. Upcoming Events Calendar Be sure to check out the Forums Recurring Events section for other events! Oct 10 – 13 – SOTA International Convention Oct 19 – Release 70 Dance Party Oct 31 – Release 71 Nov 14 – Release 72 Dec 12 – Release 73 Jan 30 – Release 74 Feb 27 – Release 75 Mar 26 – Release 76 Community Event: Shroud International Convention Next Weekend! SOTA International Convention SotACon events are a wondrous time for players to meet players of Shroud of the Avatar. This is an event run completely by the Shroud of the Avatar community and all expenses are paid for by the community, not by Portalarium. Every SotACon is jam packed with events with a robust schedule of deep-dives and discussions about all things Shroud of the Avatar! Players will meet directly with the Portalarium developers hearing first-hand what amazing game features are coming our way! All are welcome, cosplay and LARP’ing is welcome, and expect a fantastical time! Day 1 Friday 10:00 am Keynote Panel (Starr Long “Darkstarr”, Chris Spears “Atos”) 11:00 am Group Photo (All Attendees photo and Special VIP attendees photo) 11:30 am Lunch 1:00 pm Panel: Crafting, Services, and the Economy (Starr Long “Darkstarr”, Joaquin del Canto “wizardsmoke”, Brandon Cotton “Bzus”, Chris Spears “Atos”) 2:30 pm Panel: Player Housing, Player Towns, Player Dungeons (Starr Long “Darkstarr”, Travis Koleski “List Rostov”, Keith Quinn “Sannio”, Chris Spears “Atos”, Damon Waldrip) 4:00 pm Weekly Livestream Live! (Starr Long “Darkstarr”, Travis Koleski “List Rostov”, Keith Quinn “Sannio”, Chris Spears “Atos”) Day 2 Saturday 10:00 am Panel/Discussion: World Building: Towns, Adventuring Areas, Dungeons (Travis Koleski “List Rostov”, Keith Quinn “Sannio”, Chris Spears “Atos”) 11:30 am Lunch 1:00 pm Panel: Combat – PVE and PVP (Travis Koleski “List Rostov”, Brandon Cotton “Bzus”, Chris Spears “Atos”) 2:30 pm Break 3:00 pm Panel/Discussion: The Future of SOTA (Starr Long “Darkstarr”, Chris Spears “Atos”) 4:30 pm Closing Remarks (Ezekiel Cooper) 4:45 pm Closing Ceremonies 5:00 End of day for panels FULL AGENDA Community Event: Release 70 Dance Party Project to Support – Through the Moongate Part II Kickstarter “Through the Moongate – Part II: The story of Richard Garriott, Origin Systems Inc and Ultima – From Wing Commander and Ultima VII to Portalarium” a book by Andrea Contato. Through the Moongate is the ambitious two-volume comprehensive history of the Ultima series, Lord British, and Origin Systems at-large. Part I was successfully Kickstarted on October 16th, 2018 and covered Richard Garriott’s humble beginnings up through Ultima VI. Part II covers Ultima VII to Portalarium and includes Wing Commander and other important Origin titles. Part II, which is already finished in Italian, is currently on Kickstarter to raise funds for translation and printing. If you’re interested in the history of Lord British and Origin Systems, definitely check out this project! Also, if you missed Part I, copies are conveniently available with certain pledges in the Kickstarter. 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
  7. Another content packed weekly Community Livestream is this Friday October 4, at 4 PM CT on Twitch! This week we are going to look at player made quests, highlighting Lilybird’s latest quest: “The Stone Dragon” in the Player Owned Town of Jade Valley. Release 70 Rewards Program Exclusive Items (Spooky Theme!) Halloween is right around the corner so we decided to make the Rewards Program items for Release 70 spooky themed! Reward Program members will receive these exclusive items immediately upon logging in during Release 70! Obsidian Order Altar Executioner’s Mask Baby Black and Orange Spider Pet 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 “Nightmares do come true” 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
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    <RP/SOC> PaxLair Town Manager Hour

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    Join PaxLair's Town Manager Se'an Silverfoot to ask questions about PaxLair, being a Citizen, holding a lot and any other questions concerning PaxLair or any of it's boroughs (Dragons Watch, Tenakill, Lockbrier, Island of Wonders, Knowhere, Sea Nymph Grotto & Serentiy Isle)
  9. Greetings Fellow Avatars! Here’s what we have for you in this week’s edition of Update of the Avatar: News Announcements Play Release 70 Now Release 70 Livestream Today 9/27 Crown Shop Updates October Login Reward: Skull Mask Release 70 Reward Program Items: Spooky! Lord of the Isle Episode 2 Bundles Fishing Contest & Various Other Livestreams (YouTube) Upcoming Events Calendar Community Updates Project to Support – Through the Moongate Part II Kickstarter Resources: Players Helping Players Echoes From the Caverns The post Echoes from the Caverns 09-27-2019 appeared first on Echoes from the Caverns. View the full article
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    9/27 Crown Shop Updates

    Greetings Avatars, The Crown Shop is crammed this... 9/27 Crown Shop UpdatesView the full article
  11. Greetings Fellow Avatars! Here’s what we have for you in this week’s edition of Update of the Avatar: News Announcements Play Release 70 Now Release 70 Livestream Today 9/27 Crown Shop Updates October Login Reward: Skull Mask Release 70 Reward Program Items: Spooky! Lord of the Isle Episode 2 Bundles Fishing Contest & Various Other Livestreams (YouTube) Upcoming Events Calendar Community Updates Project to Support – Through the Moongate Part II Kickstarter Resources: Players Helping Players Play Release 70 Now! Release 70 successfully launched yesterday, September 26, with thousands of backers downloading, patching, and logging in to check out the changes! There’s lots of new content to explore, including: Ulfheim Rework Nightmares Pumpkin Head Returns New Skills: Taming Frenzy, Solar Flare, Rainbow Blast Combo Will-o-Wisp & Phoenix summons balance POT Water Type Changers Spooky Recurring Items Return Skull Masks R70 Rewards Program Items: Spooky Theme! Performance Improvements More Bug Fixes and more! Check out the Release 70 Instructions update for detailed information about all the new content. 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 70 Player Instructions Release 70 Known Issues Release 70 Livestream Today The Release 70 Livestream is set for today, Friday September 27, at 3 PM Central Time! All Avatars from around the world are welcome to join us in the livestream activities. We will be talking about all our Spooky Stuff (Pumpkin Head, Nightmares, etc), touring scenes, answering questions, and handing out prizes. In addition we will have a special guest (and old friend) Rustic Dragon on the livestream to talk about the Kickstarter for Through the Moongate Part II! LIVESTREAM SCHEDULE (Central Time Zone) Monthly livestreams are on Twitch and include answers to your gameplay questions, deep dives, prize giveaways, and more! Here is the schedule: 3 PM: Introductions 3:30 PM: Spooky Stuff: Pumpkin Head, Nightmares, Spooky Clothes and Decorations 4:00 PM: Through the Moongate Part II Kickstarter with special guest Rustic Dragon 4:30 PM: Scenes Tour: Ulfheim, Tartarus (new levels) WIN THESE GREAT PRIZES! 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 “Nightmares do come true” into chat OR by purchasing any item from our webstore during the livestream! Ornate Scythe Day of the Dead Mask 6-Pack Skeleton 6-Pack (digital) Undead Specimen Vats Set Gallows Haunted Gothic Village Inn SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS We will be answering questions throughout the livestream, so submit them in Twitch Chat during the event. Watch on Twitch Friday September 27 at 3 PM CDT Are You a Livestreamer? Get this exclusive in-game Streamer Camera for being a veteran of our Livestreamer Program! 9/27 Crown Shop Updates Greetings Avatars, The Crown Shop is crammed this week with tons of new items just in time to dress up for your costume balls and haunted home decoration needs! There are fifteen new colored lights, POT Water Type Changers, a Flaming Skull Mask, a Dyeable Flower Hairpiece, and a Round Heraldry Shield! On top of that Spooky Seasonal Recurring items are back for a limited time until November 8! We are continuing the spooky theme for the Vault with another round of expired spooky items and livestream spooky items! Colored Light Fixtures: We have added a huge variety of light fixtures that cast colored light to the Crown Shop! They come in three colors (Blue, Yellow, and Red) and five types (Wall, Ceiling, Floor, Street, and Table). We plan to create more light colors in the future. POT Water Type Changers: At the request of players, we are adding the ability to change the type of water used when fishing in your Player-Owned Town by placing and using a Saltwater or Fetid Water statue (all POTs are Freshwater by default). These two statues are available in the Crown Shop. Sorry, no switching to lava! Flaming Skull Mask: This Flaming Skull Mask will be sure to haunt the dreams of any who behold your visage. Dyeable Flower Hairpiece: This Dyeable version of the Flower Hairpiece is the perfect complement to any hairstyle. Bats and Bugs Decorations: Inspired by the recent additions of Butterfly and Fog decorations, we have added Bats and Bugs decorations to the Crown Shop, just in time for decorating your Haunted house! Round Heraldry Shield: We have added a new Round Heraldry Shield to the Crown Shop that you can use to display your custom heraldry. Spooky Seasonal Recurring Items: With Halloween coming up we have brought back all of the Spooky Seasonal Recurring items to the Crown Shop for a limited time! Get them before they expire again until next year on November 8! Undead Specimen Vats Giant Lich Statue with Magic Portal Dungeon Entrance Giant Grim Reaper Statue with Magic Portal Dungeon Entrance Ornate Giant Grim Reaper Statue with Magic Portal Dungeon Entrance Ornate Scythe & Pattern Pack Dead Tree with Spider Webs 6-Pack Day of the Dead Masks Spooky Emotes: Breathe Spiders, Rain Spiders, Puke Blood, etc. Woven Spider Web Cloak Spider Web Cloak Ornate Spider Legs Zombie Pets The Vault: Current round of Vault items are available until Thursday, September 26 at 10:30 AM Central Time. At that time, the next round of 9 items will be available for two weeks, and then the next, etc 2016 Spooky Soundtrack – Wax Cylinders Obsidian Throne Headless Mask 2016 Grim Reaper Statue 2016 Grim Reaper Mask Nightmare Statue with flaming mane and glowing eyes 2016 Jack-o-Lantern 6-Pack 2016 Jack-o-Lantern Glowing Mask Obsidian Village Home October Login Reward: Skull Mask Next week is the first week to login and obtain the October login reward! To celebrate Halloween, every player who logs in during the month of October will receive a unique Skull Mask! To receive the rewards simply login to the game before the end of October and check your rewards tab! NOTE: You still have three days left to receive the September login reward (Dragon Statue with Flames)! Release 70 Reward Program Exclusive Items: Spooky Theme! Halloween is right around the corner so we decided to make the Rewards Program items for Release 70 spooky themed! Reward Program members will receive these exclusive items immediately upon logging in during Release 70! Obsidian Order Altar Executioner’s Mask Baby Black and Orange Spider Pet NOTE: You must login during the release to receive each release’s exclusive rewards. The Shroud of the Avatar Rewards Program lets you earn the best rate on purchasing Gold Crowns, AND receive exclusive monthly reward items! For the low price of $9 USD per month you will receive the following: 900 Gold Crowns of the Obsidians every month Exclusive Monthly Reward Items (~ 3 per month) 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 15 Months: Keeper of the Oath 18 Months: Keeper of the Pledge Pick any Dye 12 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 Lord of the Isle Episode 2 Bundles As one of the biggest and earliest supporters of Episode 2 you will be granted the largest lot deed in the land (Castle), the title Lord (or Lady) of the Isle, a tour of the Portalarium Offices, and dinner with the game leaders including Lord British himself! Only 24 of these unique bundles will be sold! Complete List of Rewards: UPDATED: Lord of the Isle Place Anywhere Castle Lot Deed: Tax Free Forever (when placed in a POT) and Tax Free for 1 Year (when placed outside of a POT). Placeable on water as well as land! Title: Lord of the Isle or Lady of the Isle NEW: Unique Lord of the Isle Home (to be revealed later) UPDATED: PLUS Choice of any 1 House currently available in the store Castle Basement currently available in the store of your choice Castle Wall Set currently available in the store of your choice (with enough for Castle Lot) NEW: Unique Lord of the Isle Dungeon Room (to be revealed later) 1400 Crowns 999 Bank Slots Pick 12 Prosperity Tools 2 Unique in-game items (to be revealed later) Early Access to Episode 2 Episode 1 Box and map signed by the team 1 hour one on one with Chris for design discussion (via video-conference) One real silver ring crafted personally by Lord British: Numbered 1 – 8 In-game version of the Lord British ring: Numbered 1 – 8 (including a place-able decoration version) Tour of Portalarium Offices Fine dinner and drinks with Lord British, Darkstarr, & Atos at a location TBD in Austin or NYC. NOTE: Digital items that are currently available will begin delivery as soon as Release 62 (Jan 31). Other items will be delivered at a future date TBD. NOTE: Travel costs NOT covered by Portalarium for Tour & Dinner. Fishing Contest & Various Other Livestreams (YouTube) The Saltwater Fishing Contest Livestream last week was a blast! Here is the livestream from our YouTube channel in case you missed it: Atos and others also sometimes livestream and you can check those out on our YouTube channel (complete with “Mojito the dog” cam). Note that if you subscribe to the channel you will be notified when they go live. Upcoming Events Calendar Be sure to check out the Forums Recurring Events section for other events! Sept 27 – Release 70 Livestream Oct 10 – 13 – SOTA International Convention Oct 31 – Release 71 Nov 14 – Release 72 Dec 12 – Release 73 Jan 30 – Release 74 Feb 27 – Release 75 Mar 26 – Release 76 Project to Support – Through the Moongate Part II Kickstarter “Through the Moongate – Part II: The story of Richard Garriott, Origin Systems Inc and Ultima – From Wing Commander and Ultima VII to Portalarium” a book by Andrea Contato. Through the Moongate is the ambitious two-volume comprehensive history of the Ultima series, Lord British, and Origin Systems at-large. Part I was successfully Kickstarted on October 16th, 2018 and covered Richard Garriott’s humble beginnings up through Ultima VI. Part II covers Ultima VII to Portalarium and includes Wing Commander and other important Origin titles. Part II, which is already finished in Italian, is currently on Kickstarter to raise funds for translation and printing. If you’re interested in the history of Lord British and Origin Systems, definitely check out this project! Also, if you missed Part I, copies are conveniently available with certain pledges in the Kickstarter. 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
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    Release 70 Instructions

    Avatars, Please read this entire message, as well as the linked Player Guide and Known Issues. Release 70 of Shroud of the Avatar goes live this Thursday, September 26, at 10:30 AM US Central Time (15:30 UTC). Release 70 includes lots of exciting updates including the return of Pumpkin Head, Ulfheim scene rework,... Release 70 Instructions View the full article
  13. Jack T. Lamplighter

    SOTA NewsRelease 70 Instructions

    Avatars, Please read this entire message, as well as the linked Player Guide and Known Issues. Release 70 of Shroud of the Avatar goes live this Thursday, September 26, at 10:30 AM US Central Time (15:30 UTC). Release 70 includes lots of exciting updates including the return of Pumpkin Head, Ulfheim scene rework, Nightmares (new creature), new decorations, Spooky recurring items, new skills, and more! I want to express a huge amount of gratitude to the players who tested the items listed below on our QA server. They found many bugs and also provided editorial feedback on this post so that it is easy to read and actually matches what is in the game. Before offering feedback and/or reporting a bug, we kindly ask that you read this whole message and the linked Player Guide and Known Issues to get up to date on the current game state. To keep up to date, please check out the Patch Notes. By taking a few moments to read through this information, a great deal of our time and effort can be focused on new “unanswered” questions and addressing critical issues that impact each release. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to review this post and for all the truly valuable feedback you continue to provide. Also, remember that while we are providing new content with each release, our community is also working overtime to make new events for you to enjoy. Be sure to check the schedule for player-run events (via the player-run websites: NBNN Community Calendar & Avatars Circle). You can also get the latest official events on the Main Website. Without further ado, here is a list of what you can expect to see in RELEASE 70, September 26, 2019. Story and Scenes: Ulfheim: Ulfheim is now a completely original Tier 8+ scene (i.e. no longer a clone of another scene with slightly different enemies)! It is now a proper home for the barbarians (like New Britannians have Brittany, Norgarders have Valhold, and plunderers have Penmawr Island). They have got living spaces, crafting areas, tree houses, and even a full village with viking-style buildings. There are three multi-stage wave battles designed for repeat play by high-end players. Enterprising players may discover the “side activities” that can change some of the enemies in the “boss fight,” and increase the number of enemies on the way to that final battle. As a bonus, all the special enemies from the classic Ulfheim are there including high tier wolves, bears, boars, wyverns, and the Reapers. Additionally, it has all the same resources plus additional resource types (such as crystals) and nodes. Pumpkin Head and his Minions Return: Pumpkin Head returns! Each harvest season, Novians warn their children not to go into the fields at night because of Pumpkin Head! Kinga or Ronin in Castle Brittany have two quests: slay Pumpkin Head and steal a pumpkin head item from him or his foot soldiers. This heinous villain and his minions are rumored to dwell in a pumpkin patch in East Vauban Foothills. Slay Pumpkin Head and you might gain a powerful Skull Staff artifact. Luminous Atavist in Hiding: The Atavists of Purity have put their leader, the Luminous Atavist, into hiding after repeated successful assassinations by Outlanders. Nightmares: Arriving just in time for Halloween, these new rare boss level equines are full of fire and death! Beware unwary Avatars, for your doom may await! You’ll find these rare enemies in some random encounters in Novia and Hidden Vale. Combat: Taming Frenzy (new skill): This is a new active skill in the Taming skill tree. Using it gives your pet a short combat buff. Solar Flare (new skill): The Sun Magic School was lacking a second attack of any type until now. Solar Flare is a new Area of Effect cone attack spell in the Sun Magic School. Rainbow Blast Combo (new combo): This is a new combo created from Solar Flare and Douse. It has effects similar to the Unicorn’s rainbow attack. Combo Attunement: Combos previously ignored attunement. They will now use the higher attunement of the two spells used to create it. Summoned Will-o-Wisp Balance: The Will-o-Wisp in the Moon Magic School was sorely lacking in usefulness. For Release 70, it gains the ability to hit enemies with a critical hit damage debuff similar to the “Fireflies” spell and also a longer mesmerize effect.​ Summoned Phoenix Balance: The Phoenix in the Sun Magic School received some much needed balance. An additional Damage over Time effect has been added to the Phoenix’s primary attack. Additionally, the Phoenix’s death explosion effect has been more than doubled in strength. Warp Spiders: This creature variant that was added last release now has unique visuals. /point: This emote will no longer face players flagged as PvP. Teleporters: By default, you can no longer use teleporters and ladders while in combat. Attenuation and Experience Bugs: We fixed some issues with how experience and attenuation were being calculated. Gust Bugs: We fixed some issues with the Gust spell with range checking and where it was sometimes moving the caster. Crafting and Economy: Nightmare Trophy: Craft the head of the Nightmare (assuming you are able to kill the powerful beast) into an amazing trophy! Dungeon Stone to Ancient Stone Dungeon Transition Recipe: At the request of players we have added this much needed transition piece recipe for Player Owned Dungeons. It can be found on Decoration Merchants in the Midmaer region. Fruit, Vegetable and Seed Supplies: The numbers of Fruit, Vegetable and Seed Supplies on NPC Merchants has been increased to 100,000 each at the request of players. The end of scarcity will be celebrated for years to come! Player Towns and Player Housing: POT Water Type Changers: At the request of players, we are adding the ability to change the type of water used when fishing in your Player-Owned Town by placing (and then using) a Saltwater or Fetid Water statue (all POTs are Freshwater by default). These two statues are available in the Crown Shop. Sorry, no switching to lava! Global Limit For Containers: There is now one global container limit for properties instead of separate limits for interior and exterior containers. Container placement is no longer restricted based on location, so property owners are free to place all of their containers wherever they like! Bats and Bugs Decorations: Inspired by the recent additions of Butterfly and Fog decorations, we have added Bats and Bugs decorations to the Crown Shop, just in time for decorating your Haunted house! Colored Light Fixtures: We have added a huge variety of light fixtures that cast colored light to the Crown Shop! They come in three colors (Blue, Yellow, and Red) and five types (Wall, Ceiling, Floor, Street, and Table). We plan to create more light colors in the future. Double Sized Ornate Gustball Field: At the request of players we have added a double sized Ornate Gustball field to the Crown Shop! NOTE: This was patched into Release 69. Obsidian Order Decorations: There are five new Obsidian Order themed items in the Crown Shop. Since many of these items were used in The Epitaph they are perfect for decorating your own Player Dungeon! NOTE: This was patched into Release 69. Obsidian Plinth Obsidian Round Dais Obsidian Megalith Obsidian Dragon Sentinel Statue Obsidian Ornate Round Dais Small Campfire & Bonfire: A small campfire and a large Bonfire are now available in the Crown Shop for warming yourself on cold nights. Don’t forget the marshmallows! NOTE: This was patched into Release 69. Updated Player Owned Towns: Arigatou: Changed biome to Forest 01a. Dragons Watch: Changed to non-PvP. Saint Mary’s Island: Renamed from Borderland. Performance: Unity Upgrade: The team has moved to a much newer version of Unity. This should include minor performance and stability updates. Stability Work: A handful of users still struggle with stability issues. To try and address these, a few optimizations for load time were removed. This will add a small amount of additional load time but should improve overall stability. Spooky Seasonal Recurring Items & Reward Program Items: Spooky Seasonal Recurring Items: With Halloween coming up we have brought back all of the Spooky Seasonal Recurring items to the Crown Shop for a limited time! Get them before they expire on November 8, when they will go into hiding again until next year!​ Undead Specimen Vats Giant Lich Statue with Magic Portal Dungeon Entrance Giant Grim Reaper Statue with Magic Portal Dungeon Entrance Ornate Giant Grim Reaper Statue with Magic Portal Dungeon Entrance Ornate Scythe & Pattern Pack Dead Tree with Spider Webs 6-Pack Day of the Dead Masks Spooky Emotes: Breathe Spiders, Rain Spiders, Puke Blood, etc. Woven Spider Web Cloak Spider Web Cloak Ornate Spider Legs (back slot wearable) Zombie Pets Release 70 Rewards Program Items: To receive these exclusive rewards, all you need to do is join the Rewards Program during Release 70 and login to the game during Release 70. NOTE: The rewards delivery is tied to the start of your billing cycle. Obsidian Order Altar Executioner’s Mask Baby Black and Orange Spider Pet Character: Skull Mask (October Login Reward): To celebrate Halloween every player who logs in during the month of October will receive a unique Skull Mask! To receive the rewards simply login to the game before the end of October and check your rewards tab! Flaming Skull Mask: This Flaming Skull Mask will be sure to haunt the dreams of any who behold your visage. It can be found in the Crown Shop. Dyeable Flower Hairpiece: This Dyeable version of the Flower Hairpiece is the perfect complement to any hairstyle. It can be found in the Crown Shop. Round Heraldry Shield: We have added a new Round Heraldry Shield to the Crown Shop that you can use to display your custom heraldry. Colored Gustballs: For the first time ever gustballs are available in a variety of eye-catching colors! NOTE: This was patched into Release 69. Dragon Bow Bug: We fixed an issue with alignment on the Dragon Bow. Paper Doll Issues: We fixed various issues with the Paper Doll / Character Sheet including some equipment not being visible and the sheet looking very dark. Thank you so much for reading all the way here to the end! The rest of 2019 will continue to be an amazing year for Shroud of the Avatar players! More loot improvements, better boss fights and more. Join us for Episode 2 which will have a new story, new lands, a revamp of the Quest and Journal system, a Theater System, Treasure Hunting with treasure maps that show up as loot, Item Affinity, Taming system expansions, Customizable NPCs, and expanded permissions for containers and doors! As a reminder, here are links to Player Instructions and Known Issues. Thank you again for your continued support. This is truly the most amazing community we have ever worked with, and we are proud to be on this journey with you. Sincerely, Starr Long aka Darkstarr Executive Producer View the full article
  14. Halloween is right around the corner so we decided to make the Rewards Program items for Release 70 spooky themed! Reward Program members will... Release 70 Reward Program Exclusive Items: Spooky Theme!View the full article
  15. Jack T. Lamplighter

    October Login Reward: Skull Mask

    To celebrate Halloween, every player who logs in during the month of October will receive a unique Skull Mask! To receive the rewards simply login to the game before the end of October and check your rewards tab!View the full article
  16. The Release 70 Livestream is set for this Friday, September 27, at 3 PM Central Time! All Avatars from around the world are welcome to join us in the livestream activities. We will be talking about all our Spooky Stuff (Pumpkin Head, Nightmares, etc), touring scenes, answering questions, and handing out prizes. In addition we will have a special guest (and old friend) Rustic Dragon on the livestream to talk about the Kickstarter for Through the Moongate Part II! If you have any questions about the Through the Moongate Kickstarter please submit them in the forum post. LIVESTREAM SCHEDULE (Central Time Zone) Monthly livestreams are on Twitch and include answers to your gameplay questions, deep dives, prize giveaways, and more! Here is the schedule: 3 PM: Introductions 3:30 PM: Spooky Stuff: Pumpkin Head, Nightmares, Spooky Clothes and Decorations 4:00 PM: Through the Moongate Part II Kickstarter with special guest Rustic Dragon 4:30 PM: Scenes Tour: Ulfheim, Tartarus (new levels) Release 70 Rewards Program Exclusive Items (Spooky Theme!) Halloween is right around the corner so we decided to make the Rewards Program items for Release 70 spooky themed! Reward Program members will receive these exclusive items immediately upon logging in during Release 70! Obsidian Order Altar Executioner’s Mask Baby Black and Orange Spider Pet WIN THESE GREAT PRIZES! 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 “Nightmares do come true” into chat OR by purchasing any item from our webstore during the livestream! Ornate Scythe Day of the Dead Mask 6-Pack Skeleton 6-Pack (digital) Undead Specimen Vats Set Gallows Haunted Gothic Village Inn SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS We will be answering questions throughout the livestream, so submit them in Twitch Chat during the event. Watch on Twitch Friday September 27 at 3 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
  17. Greetings Fellow Avatars! Here’s what we have for you in this week’s edition of Update of the Avatar: News Announcements Release 70 on QA (Live Next Thursday) Saltwater Fishing Contest Livestream Today 9/20 Crown Shop Updates September Login Reward: Dragon Statue with Flames Release 69 Reward Program Items: Hot Stuff! Lord of the Isle Episode 2 Bundles Dragon Tour & Various Other Livestreams (YouTube) Upcoming Events Calendar Community Updates Project to Support – Through the Moongate Part II Kickstarter Resources: Players Helping Players Echoes From the Caverns The post Echoes from the Caverns 09-20-2019 appeared first on Echoes from the Caverns. View the full article
  18. Greetings Fellow Avatars! Here’s what we have for you in this week’s edition of Update of the Avatar: News Announcements Release 70 on QA (Live Next Thursday) Saltwater Fishing Contest Livestream Today 9/20 Crown Shop Updates September Login Reward: Dragon Statue with Flames Release 69 Reward Program Items: Hot Stuff! Lord of the Isle Episode 2 Bundles Dragon Tour & Various Other Livestreams (YouTube) Upcoming Events Calendar Community Updates Project to Support – Through the Moongate Part II Kickstarter Resources: Players Helping Players Release 70 on QA (Live Next Thursday) An early version of Release 70 is on the QA server. Release 70 is full of new content and fixes, some of which is now on the QA server for early testing. An early version of the Release 70 Instructions is also available for review. We could really use everyone’s help to test all of this amazing content before it goes live next Thursday September 26! Ulfheim Rework Nightmares Pumpkin Head Returns New Skills: Taming Frenzy, Solar Flare, Rainbow Blast Combo Will-o-Wisp & Phoenix balance Spooky Recurring Items Return Skull Masks R70 Rewards Program Items: Spooky Theme! Performance Improvements More Bug Fixes and more! Please join us in testing on the QA server (instructions are posted each release in the bug forums) so we can make each release the best it can be. By helping us test prior to the release we can insure there are less bugs, more stability, and more balance. Participating qualifies you for the Testing Incentives Program! We will reward you for your efforts because we do understand that time spent on QA is time lost on advancing your character on live. Each release we will randomly reward the following rewards (one prize per player): 500 Gold Crowns (4 prizes) Ant Farm (4 prizes) Antennae (4 prizes) Bug Cloak (4 prizes) Set of Bug Paintings (4 prizes) Bug Sprayer with emote (1 prize) Insect Leg Table (1 prize) Corpion Chair (1 prize) In order to qualify you must meet the following requirements: Install the QA version of the game Login and play on QA for at least 4 hours per release Report at least 1 bug in the QA section of the forums Note that players will only be submitted for the lottery once per QA cycle. Continued bug reporting will not count toward additional submissions into the lottery. Thanks Avatars! Saltwater Fishing Contest Livestream Today Another content packed weekly Community Livestream is today, Friday September 20, at 4 PM CT on Twitch! This week we are going to have a Saltwater Fishing Contest in the Fishing Expedition! To participate in the contest go to The Fishing Expedition and start fishing at 4:15 PM. Boats in various coastal cities (Aerie, Ardoris, Kingsport, Mud and Port Graff) will take you to the Fishing Expedition Scene (you can also try whispering one of the devs for a teleport). The best trophy fish (longest) caught by 5 PM will win a prize! NOTE: We will be verifying location and time! FISHING CONTEST PRIZES: Runners Up (2): Fishing Sign + Desktop Fish Trophy 3rd Prize: Ornate Water Platform + Bronze Fish Trophy 2nd Prize: Watermill Village House + Silver Fish Trophy 1st Prize: Player Owned Town Village Water Lot Property Deed + Gold Fish Trophy 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 “Too hot in the Lava Hot Tub” in the chat window (no purchase necessary). Watch on Twitch today, Friday at 4 PM CDT! Are You a Livestreamer? Get this exclusive in-game Streamer Camera for being a veteran of our Livestreamer Program! 9/20 Crown Shop Updates Greetings Avatars, You have one more week to get the first round of this year’s Vault spooky items including the very first Jack-o-Lanterns and various livestream items! The Vault: Current round of Vault items are available until Thursday, September 26 at 10:30 AM Central Time. At that time, the next round of 9 items will be available for two weeks, and then the next, etc Skull Cloak Prisoner’s Mask Torn & Tattered Wedding Dress Torn & Tattered Wedding Tuxedo Spooky Fountain Dead Hedge Fence Set 2015 Jack-o-Lantern Glowing Mask (digital) 2015 Jack-o-Lantern 6-Pack (digital) Obsidian Four-Story Row Home September Login Reward: Dragon Statue with Flames Next week is the first week to login and obtain the September login reward! To celebrate Dragon Con, and the imminent end of the heat of the summer, every player who logs in during the month of September will receive a unique foyer sized Dragon Statue with flame visual effects! To receive the rewards simply login to the game before the end of September and check your rewards tab! NOTE: You still have two days left to receive the August login rewards (Fire Potions)! Release 69 Reward Program Exclusive Items: Heat Theme! Record temperatures mean hot times so we decided to make the Rewards Program items for Release 69 heat themed! Reward Program members will receive these exclusive items immediately upon logging in during Release 69! Lava Hot Tub Flaming Top Hat Mini Flame Elemental Pet NOTE: You must login during the release to receive each release’s exclusive rewards. The Shroud of the Avatar Rewards Program lets you earn the best rate on purchasing Gold Crowns, AND receive exclusive monthly reward items! For the low price of $9 USD per month you will receive the following: 900 Gold Crowns of the Obsidians every month Exclusive Monthly Reward Items (~ 3 per month) 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 15 Months: Keeper of the Oath 18 Months: Keeper of the Pledge Pick any Dye 12 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 Lord of the Isle Episode 2 Bundles As one of the biggest and earliest supporters of Episode 2 you will be granted the largest lot deed in the land (Castle), the title Lord (or Lady) of the Isle, a tour of the Portalarium Offices, and dinner with the game leaders including Lord British himself! Only 24 of these unique bundles will be sold! Complete List of Rewards: UPDATED: Lord of the Isle Place Anywhere Castle Lot Deed: Tax Free Forever (when placed in a POT) and Tax Free for 1 Year (when placed outside of a POT). Placeable on water as well as land! Title: Lord of the Isle or Lady of the Isle NEW: Unique Lord of the Isle Home (to be revealed later) UPDATED: PLUS Choice of any 1 House currently available in the store Castle Basement currently available in the store of your choice Castle Wall Set currently available in the store of your choice (with enough for Castle Lot) NEW: Unique Lord of the Isle Dungeon Room (to be revealed later) 1400 Crowns 999 Bank Slots Pick 12 Prosperity Tools 2 Unique in-game items (to be revealed later) Early Access to Episode 2 Episode 1 Box and map signed by the team 1 hour one on one with Chris for design discussion (via video-conference) One real silver ring crafted personally by Lord British: Numbered 1 – 8 In-game version of the Lord British ring: Numbered 1 – 8 (including a place-able decoration version) Tour of Portalarium Offices Fine dinner and drinks with Lord British, Darkstarr, & Atos at a location TBD in Austin or NYC. NOTE: Digital items that are currently available will begin delivery as soon as Release 62 (Jan 31). Other items will be delivered at a future date TBD. NOTE: Travel costs NOT covered by Portalarium for Tour & Dinner. Q&A & Various Other Livestreams (YouTube) The Q&A Livestream last week was very informative! Here is the livestream from our YouTube channel in case you missed it: Atos and others also sometimes livestream and you can check those out on our YouTube channel (complete with “Mojito the dog” cam). Note that if you subscribe to the channel you will be notified when they go live. Upcoming Events Calendar Be sure to check out the Forums Recurring Events section for other events! Sept 26 – Release 70 Oct 10 – 13 – SOTA International Convention Oct 31 – Release 71 Nov 14 – Release 72 Dec 12 – Release 73 Jan 30 – Release 74 Feb 27 – Release 75 Mar 26 – Release 76 Project to Support – Through the Moongate Part II Kickstarter “Through the Moongate – Part II: The story of Richard Garriott, Origin Systems Inc and Ultima – From Wing Commander and Ultima VII to Portalarium” a book by Andrea Contato. Through the Moongate is the ambitious two-volume comprehensive history of the Ultima series, Lord British, and Origin Systems at-large. Part I was successfully Kickstarted on October 16th, 2018 and covered Richard Garriott’s humble beginnings up through Ultima VI. Part II covers Ultima VII to Portalarium and includes Wing Commander and other important Origin titles. Part II, which is already finished in Italian, is currently on Kickstarter to raise funds for translation and printing. If you’re interested in the history of Lord British and Origin Systems, definitely check out this project! Also, if you missed Part I, copies are conveniently available with certain pledges in the Kickstarter. 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
  19. Jack T. Lamplighter

    <RP/SOC> PaxLair Town Manager Hour

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    Join PaxLair's Town Manager Se'an Silverfoot to ask questions about PaxLair, being a Citizen, holding a lot and any other questions concerning PaxLair or any of it's boroughs (Dragons Watch, Tenakill, Lockbrier, Island of Wonders, Knowhere, Sea Nymph Grotto & Serentiy Isle)
  20. Another content packed weekly Community Livestream is this Friday September 20, at 4 PM CT on Twitch! This week we are going to have a Saltwater Fishing Contest in the Fishing Expedition! To participate in the contest go to The Fishing Expedition and start fishing at 4:15 PM. Boats in various coastal cities (Aerie, Ardoris, Kingsport, Mud and Port Graff) will take you to the Fishing Expedition Scene (you can also try whispering one of the devs for a teleport). The best trophy fish (longest) caught by 5 PM will win a prize! NOTE: We will be verifying location and time! (UPDATE) FISHING CONTEST WINNERS: Runners Up (2): Fishing Sign + Desktop Fish Trophy 3rd Prize: Ornate Water Platform + Bronze Fish Trophy 2nd Prize: Watermill Village House (digital) + Silver Fish Trophy 1st Prize: Player Owned Town Village Water Lot Property Deed (digital) + Gold Fish Trophy Release 69 Rewards Program Exclusive Items (Heat Theme!) Record temperatures mean hot times so we decided to make the Rewards Program items for Release 69 heat themed! Reward Program members will receive these exclusive items immediately upon logging in during Release 69! Lava Hot Tub Flaming Top Hat Mini Flame Elemental Pet NOTE: You must login during the release to receive each release’s exclusive rewards. 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 “Too hot in the Lava Hot Tub” 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
  21. The new +3 Stat Effects for Grandmaster Masterwork Weapons are not showing up due to a bug. We will have this fixed for a patch early next week. Our apologies for the delay. UPDATE: A fix for this went in on Friday Sept 13 in an evening patch. A first round of these effects should now be appearing. Our apologies for the delay. View the full article
  22. Greetings Fellow Avatars! Here’s what we have for you in this week’s edition of Update of the Avatar: News Announcements 9/13 Crown Shop Updates September Login Reward: Dragon Statue with Flames Release 69 Reward Program Items: Hot Stuff! Lord of the Isle Episode 2 Bundles Dragon Tour & Various Other Livestreams (YouTube) Upcoming Events Calendar Community Updates Community Event: Release 69 Dance Party Resources: Players Helping Players 9/13 Crown Shop Updates Greetings Avatars, This week we have Colored Gustballs and a Double Sized Ornate Gustball Field. The Vault has also been updated with a bunch of spooky items including the very first Jack-o-Lanterns and various livestream items! Colored Gustballs: For the first time ever gustballs are available in a variety of eye-catching colors! Double Sized Ornate Gustball Field: At the request of players we have provided a double sized Ornate Gustball field! The Vault: Current round of Vault items are available until Thursday, September 26 at 10:30 AM Central Time. At that time, the next round of 9 items will be available for two weeks, and then the next, etc Skull Cloak Prisoner’s Mask Torn & Tattered Wedding Dress Torn & Tattered Wedding Tuxedo Spooky Fountain Dead Hedge Fence Set 2015 Jack-o-Lantern Glowing Mask (digital) 2015 Jack-o-Lantern 6-Pack (digital) Obsidian Four-Story Row Home September Login Reward: Dragon Statue with Flames Next week is the first week to login and obtain the September login reward! To celebrate Dragon Con, and the imminent end of the heat of the summer, every player who logs in during the month of September will receive a unique foyer sized Dragon Statue with flame visual effects! To receive the rewards simply login to the game before the end of September and check your rewards tab! NOTE: You still have two days left to receive the August login rewards (Fire Potions)! Release 69 Reward Program Exclusive Items: Heat Theme! Record temperatures mean hot times so we decided to make the Rewards Program items for Release 69 heat themed! Reward Program members will receive these exclusive items immediately upon logging in during Release 69! Lava Hot Tub Flaming Top Hat Mini Flame Elemental Pet NOTE: You must login during the release to receive each release’s exclusive rewards. The Shroud of the Avatar Rewards Program lets you earn the best rate on purchasing Gold Crowns, AND receive exclusive monthly reward items! For the low price of $9 USD per month you will receive the following: 900 Gold Crowns of the Obsidians every month Exclusive Monthly Reward Items (~ 3 per month) 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 15 Months: Keeper of the Oath 18 Months: Keeper of the Pledge Pick any Dye 12 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 Lord of the Isle Episode 2 Bundles As one of the biggest and earliest supporters of Episode 2 you will be granted the largest lot deed in the land (Castle), the title Lord (or Lady) of the Isle, a tour of the Portalarium Offices, and dinner with the game leaders including Lord British himself! Only 24 of these unique bundles will be sold! Complete List of Rewards: UPDATED: Lord of the Isle Place Anywhere Castle Lot Deed: Tax Free Forever (when placed in a POT) and Tax Free for 1 Year (when placed outside of a POT). Placeable on water as well as land! Title: Lord of the Isle or Lady of the Isle NEW: Unique Lord of the Isle Home (to be revealed later) UPDATED: PLUS Choice of any 1 House currently available in the store Castle Basement currently available in the store of your choice Castle Wall Set currently available in the store of your choice (with enough for Castle Lot) NEW: Unique Lord of the Isle Dungeon Room (to be revealed later) 1400 Crowns 999 Bank Slots Pick 12 Prosperity Tools 2 Unique in-game items (to be revealed later) Early Access to Episode 2 Episode 1 Box and map signed by the team 1 hour one on one with Chris for design discussion (via video-conference) One real silver ring crafted personally by Lord British: Numbered 1 – 8 In-game version of the Lord British ring: Numbered 1 – 8 (including a place-able decoration version) Tour of Portalarium Offices Fine dinner and drinks with Lord British, Darkstarr, & Atos at a location TBD in Austin or NYC. NOTE: Digital items that are currently available will begin delivery as soon as Release 62 (Jan 31). Other items will be delivered at a future date TBD. NOTE: Travel costs NOT covered by Portalarium for Tour & Dinner. Release 69 & Various Other Livestreams (YouTube) The Release 69 Livestream last week was very informative! Here is the livestream from our YouTube channel in case you missed it: Atos and others also sometimes livestream and you can check those out on our YouTube channel (complete with “Mojito the dog” cam). Note that if you subscribe to the channel you will be notified when they go live. Upcoming Events Calendar Be sure to check out the Forums Recurring Events section for other events! Sept 14 – Release 69 Dance Party Sept 26 – Release 70 Oct 10 – 13 – SOTA International Convention Oct 31 – Release 71 Nov 14 – Release 72 Dec 12 – Release 73 Jan 30 – Release 74 Feb 27 – Release 75 Mar 26 – Release 76 Community Event: Release 69 Dance Party [Forum Post by Darkstarr] Join us for the Release 69 Dance Party at the Legendary Nightclub Adultima in Ordinis Mortis, live on Avatars Radio with host DJ @DarkStarr! Saturday September 14 2:00 – 4:00 Central! 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
  23. Another content packed weekly Community Livestream is this Friday September 13, at 4 PM CT on Twitch! This week we are going to focus on answering questions! Release 69 Rewards Program Exclusive Items (Heat Theme!) Record temperatures mean hot times so we decided to make the Rewards Program items for Release 69 heat themed! Reward Program members will receive these exclusive items immediately upon logging in during Release 69! Lava Hot Tub Flaming Top Hat Mini Flame Elemental Pet NOTE: You must login during the release to receive each release’s exclusive rewards. 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 “Too hot in the Lava Hot Tub” 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
  24. Greetings Fellow Avatars! Here’s what we have for you in this week’s edition of Update of the Avatar: News Announcements Release 69 Livestream Today! 9/6 Crown Shop Updates September Login Reward: Dragon Statue with Flames Release 69 Reward Program Items: Hot Stuff! Lord of the Isle Episode 2 Bundles Dragon Tour & Various Other Livestreams (YouTube) Upcoming Events Calendar Community Updates Community Event: Dragon Con Meetups featuring Nefas! Community Event: Welcome Quest Release 69 Community Event: Release 69 Dance Party Resources: Players Helping Players Echoes From the Caverns The post Echoes from the Caverns 09-06-2019 appeared first on Echoes from the Caverns. View the full article
  25. Jack T. Lamplighter

    9/6 Crown Shop Updates

    ... 9/6 Crown Shop UpdatesView the full article
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