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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
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    9/6 Crown Shop Updates

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  7. 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 Release 69 Livestream Today! The Release 69 Livestream is set for Friday September 6 at 3 PM Central Time! All Avatars from around the world are welcome to join us in the livestream activities. We will be having a Crafting deep dive, touring some scenes, answering questions, and handing out prizes. For Release 69 the exclusive monthly rewards are heat themed! 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: Crafting Deep Dive: Grandmaster Enchants/Masterworks, 2-handed Balance, New Categories in Recipe Book, etc. 4:15 PM: Scenes Tour: Ulfheim (sneak peek), Despair, Aether Creature Locations 5 PM: Ending Announcements 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 “Too hot in the Lava Hot Tub” into chat OR by purchasing any item from our webstore during the livestream! Crafting Sigil Tapestry (digital) Crafting Sigil Fur Collared Cloak (digital) Expert Crafting Stations (Pick 1) Commission Free Vendor Pale Blue Female Shopkeeper Pattern Pack (digital) Ornate Three-Story Shogun Crafting Pavilion 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 6 at 3 PM CDT Are You a Livestreamer? Get this exclusive in-game Streamer Camera for being a veteran of our Livestreamer Program! 9/6 Crown Shop Updates Greetings Avatars, This week there are several new Obsidian Order themed decorations to choose from as well as a Bonfire. Also there is still one week left to get items from The Vault that are mostly from the expired Flexible Placement stretch goal store including the Knight’s Tents and the Large Stables! There are also some Obsidian Order themed items from the Obsidian themed livestream. 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! Obsidian Plinth Obsidian Round Dais Obsidian Megalith Obsidian Dragon Sentinel Statue Obsidian Ornate Round Dais Bonfire: We added a new larger fire to decorate with! The Vault: Current round of Vault items are available until Thursday, September 12 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 Garden Shed Small Knight’s Tent Large Knight’s Tent Greenhouse Stables Adobe 2-Story Village Home /evileye Obsidian Wizard Robes Obsidian Plate Armor 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. Dragon Tour & Various Other Livestreams (YouTube) The Dragon Tour Livestream last week was very informative! Here is the livestream from our YouTube channel in case you missed it: Atos and others have also been livestreaming most days 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 he goes live. Here are a few highlights: Upcoming Events Calendar Be sure to check out the Forums Recurring Events section for other events! Sept 6 – Release 69 Livestream 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: Dragon Con Meetups featuring Nefas! [Forum Post by Hemswal The Descended] Players met up at Dragon Con this past weekend and Nefas, the Cabalist of Injustice, (aka Crazy Phil) made an appearance! Here are a few pictures, for more visit the forum thread. Community Event: Welcome Quest Release 69 [Forum Post by Duke Gréagóir] By Appointment to His Majesty Lord British Welcome Quest Makers​ You are invited to join the Welcome Quest in Release 69. This is a Player ran event – Portalarium (makers of Shroud of the Avatar) is not represented. This is NOT a PVP event. Please don’t plan on PVPing at this event. It will be held on Sunday, September 8th, 2019 starting at 12pm (noon) central time/New Britannian time and lasting an hour. It is in your in-game Events book. Greagoir Pendragon will be active 30 minutes before the event and during the event. So you can teleport to Greagoir Pendragon if you wish. We are traveling to the town of New Britannian Market, which is located to the east of Central Brittany. You can also search for the town in the SOTA Map web site – https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/map/ Are you with us? Purpose: The Welcome Quest is a quest for all people to see many towns and establishments. It is created as a way for people to visit many player-ran locations. It involves each town and establishment to give the quest person some information and then instructions to go to the next location (a town or establishment) to do something. The path may be sequential from place to place or in parallel to multiple places at the same time. The goal is for towns and establishments to showcase their places, educate the people, and work with other player-ran towns/establishments. We do the Welcome Quest 4 items a year, one in each season. We are proud to be the first player-ran quest in SotA! We do it for all of you. More information is located at: http://sotawiki.net/sota/Community:Quests/Welcome_Quest#Welcome_Quests_in_Releases Welcome Torch changes – testing and answers due to burnout With Release 38, all torches changed physically. The durability started to decrease when the torch is held onto. This change also affected the Welcome Torch you receive from the Welcome Quest. With Release 41 you now can repair your own Welcome Torches with a carpentry repair kit and a carpentry table. Map: 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
  8. Greetings Fellow Avatars! Here’s what we have for you in this week’s edition of Update of the Avatar: News Announcements Play Release 69 Now Labor Day Crown and Dragon Sale Dragon Tour Livestream Today! 8/30 Crown Shop Updates Release 69 Livestream Make a Difference and Stretch Goal Stores Closed September Login Reward: Dragon Statue with Flames Release 69 Reward Program Items: Hot Stuff! Lord of the Isle Episode 2 Bundles Despair Dungeon Tour & Various Other Livestreams (YouTube) Upcoming Events Calendar Community Updates Meretz: Win a Shogun City Water Home Community Event: Beran’s Reach Market Day Community Event: Welcome Quest Release 69 Resources: Players Helping Players Echoes From the Caverns The post Echoes from the Caverns 08-30-2019 appeared first on Echoes from the Caverns. View the full article
  9. 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. View the full article
  10. Jack T. Lamplighter

    8/30 Crown Shop Updates

    Greetings Avatars, The Vault has a new round of items this week that are mostly from the expired Flexible Placement stretch goal store including the Knight's Tents and the Large Stables! There are also some Obsidian items from the Obsidian themed livestream. Guard and Combat Mannequin 8-Packs: The guard and combat... 8/30 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 69 Now Labor Day Crown and Dragon Sale Dragon Tour Livestream Today! 8/30 Crown Shop Updates Release 69 Livestream Make a Difference and Stretch Goal Stores Closed September Login Reward: Dragon Statue with Flames Release 69 Reward Program Items: Hot Stuff! Lord of the Isle Episode 2 Bundles Despair Dungeon Tour & Various Other Livestreams (YouTube) Upcoming Events Calendar Community Updates Meretz: Win a Shogun City Water Home Community Event: Beran’s Reach Market Day Community Event: Welcome Quest Release 69 Resources: Players Helping Players Play Release 69 Now! Release 69 successfully launched yesterday, August 29, with thousands of backers downloading, patching, and logging in to check out the changes! There’s lots of new content to explore, including: Comet Return Aether Creatures Return: Aether Dragon, Aether Lich, Aether Corpion Despair (New High Tier Dungeon) Polar Mutilator Bear Ferocious Warp Spider Grandmaster Item Enchantments & Masterworks No-Trade Items as Decorations Release 65 Livestream Items: Heroes R69 Rewards Program Items: Heat Theme! Combat Balance Performance Improvements More Bug Fixes and more! Check out the Release 69 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 69 Player Instructions Release 69 Known Issues Labor Day Crown and Dragon Sale In honor of Syndcon (the Syndicate guild’s annual conference) and Dragon Con we are having a Labor Day sale starting today! All Crown Packages on the Web Store are on sale for 20% off the regular prices though Monday September 2! Dragon themed items are also more likely to be on sale in the Crown Shop (in-game) through Labor Day so be sure to login each day and check the sale section of the crown shop! Stone Dragon Statues Topiary Dragon Statues Dragon Mask Wyvern Mask Dragon Pipe Dragon Cane Silver Baby Clockwork Dragon Pet Ornate Dragon Bow Ornate Dragon Helm Dragon Tour Livestream Today! Another content packed weekly Community Livestream is today, Friday August 30, at 4 PM CT on Twitch! This week we are going to give a tour of some of our best dragon encounters including the return of the Aether Dragon in Release 69! 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! 8/30 Crown Shop Updates Greetings Avatars, The Vault has a new round of items this week that are mostly from the expired Flexible Placement stretch goal store including the Knight’s Tents and the Large Stables! There are also some Obsidian items from the Obsidian themed livestream. Guard and Combat Mannequin 8-Packs: The guard and combat themed mannequins are now available in convenient 8-packs! Small Campfire: A small campfire is now available for warming yourself on cold nights. Don’t forget the marshmallows! The Vault: Current round of Vault items are available until Thursday, September 12 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 Garden Shed Small Knight’s Tent Large Knight’s Tent Greenhouse Stables Adobe 2-Story Village Home /evileye Obsidian Wizard Robes Obsidian Plate Armor Release 69 Livestream The Release 69 Livestream is set for Friday September 6 at 3 PM Central Time! All Avatars from around the world are welcome to join us in the livestream activities. We will be having a Crafting deep dive, touring some scenes, answering questions, and handing out prizes. For Release 69 the exclusive monthly rewards are heat themed! 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: Crafting Deep Dive: Grandmaster Enchants/Masterworks, 2-handed Balance, New Categories in Recipe Book, etc. 4:15 PM: Scenes Tour: Ulfheim (sneak peek), Despair, Aether Creature Locations 5 PM: Ending Announcements 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 “Too hot in the Lava Hot Tub” into chat OR by purchasing any item from our webstore during the livestream! Crafting Sigil Tapestry (digital) Crafting Sigil Fur Collared Cloak (digital) Expert Crafting Stations (Pick 1) Commission Free Vendor Pale Blue Female Shopkeeper Pattern Pack (digital) Ornate Three-Story Shogun Crafting Pavilion 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 6 at 3 PM CDT Are You a Livestreamer? Get this exclusive in-game Streamer Camera for being a veteran of our Livestreamer Program! Make a Difference and Stretch Goal Stores Closed We are very proud of the contributions by our community to our Make a Difference stores over the last four years. Over that four year period we have collected over $50,000 for various charities including Water.org, Autism Awareness, Breast Cancer, Movember, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Doctors Without Borders. Earlier this year for the convenience of our players we moved all of the game commerce inside the game. The only big outstanding groups of items were Make a Difference and Stretch Goals. To keep as much as possible focused inside the game we are closing the Make a Difference Store at this time. At the same time, and for the same reasons, we are discontinuing the Stretch Goal Store and the tracking of stretch goals via item purchase. 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. Despair Dungeon Tour & Various Other Livestreams (YouTube) The Despair Dungeon Tour Livestream last week was quite the sneak peek! Here is the livestream from our YouTube channel in case you missed it: Atos and others have also been livestreaming most days 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 he goes live. Here are a few highlights: Upcoming Events Calendar Be sure to check out the Forums Recurring Events section for other events! Sept 6 – Release 69 Livestream 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 Meretz: Win a Shogun City Water Home Win a Shogun City Water Home & 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 Shogun City Water Home ! You can also enter to win a Relics By Rild $50 Gift Card 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! Community Event: Beran’s Reach Market Day [Forum Post by Duke Vallas [BEAR]] To all! The Bear Tavern and the Municipality of Beran’s Reach are pleased to announce our first-ever market day, scheduled to begin this Sunday at 1400 NBT. We will be running our market in our brand new castle plot-sized central market, purpose built to host a series of markets. With 32 stalls, there is plenty of space for everyone. That’s why we are offering these stalls FREE for use to anyone who fancies coming along to sell their wares, with the ability to decorate their stalls and show off what they have on offer! As this is our first such event, we expecting a few hiccups along the way, so we beg your patience and understanding while we make a few adjustments as we go. All are welcome, so If you fancy hunting down a potential bargain please come along. *** If you’re looking to set up a stall and want to let people know you’ll be there, feel free to advertise in this thread. *** Community Event: Welcome Quest Release 69 [Forum Post by Duke Gréagóir] By Appointment to His Majesty Lord British Welcome Quest Makers​ You are invited to join the Welcome Quest in Release 69. This is a Player ran event – Portalarium (makers of Shroud of the Avatar) is not represented. This is NOT a PVP event. Please don’t plan on PVPing at this event. It will be held on Sunday, September 8th, 2019 starting at 12pm (noon) central time/New Britannian time and lasting an hour. It is in your in-game Events book. Greagoir Pendragon will be active 30 minutes before the event and during the event. So you can teleport to Greagoir Pendragon if you wish. We are traveling to the town of New Britannian Market, which is located to the east of Central Brittany. You can also search for the town in the SOTA Map web site – https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/map/ Are you with us? Purpose: The Welcome Quest is a quest for all people to see many towns and establishments. It is created as a way for people to visit many player-ran locations. It involves each town and establishment to give the quest person some information and then instructions to go to the next location (a town or establishment) to do something. The path may be sequential from place to place or in parallel to multiple places at the same time. The goal is for towns and establishments to showcase their places, educate the people, and work with other player-ran towns/establishments. We do the Welcome Quest 4 items a year, one in each season. We are proud to be the first player-ran quest in SotA! We do it for all of you. More information is located at: http://sotawiki.net/sota/Community:Quests/Welcome_Quest#Welcome_Quests_in_Releases Welcome Torch changes – testing and answers due to burnout With Release 38, all torches changed physically. The durability started to decrease when the torch is held onto. This change also affected the Welcome Torch you receive from the Welcome Quest. With Release 41 you now can repair your own Welcome Torches with a carpentry repair kit and a carpentry table. Map: 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
  12. Avatars, Please read this entire message, as well as the linked Player Guide and Known Issues. Release 69 of Shroud of the Avatar goes live this Thursday, August 29, at 10:30 AM US Central Time (15:30 UTC). Release 69 includes lots of... Release 69 Instructions (UPDATED)View the full article
  13. We have some bugs related to updating the skin color when swapping gear we are still working through. These will be delivered in a patch to R69 soon. View the full article
  14. The Release 69 Livestream is set for Friday September 6 at 3 PM Central Time! All Avatars from around the world are welcome to join us in the livestream activities. We will be having a Crafting deep dive, touring scenes, answering questions, and handing out prizes. For Release 69 the exclusive monthly rewards are heat themed! 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: Crafting Deep Dive: Grandmaster Enchants/Masterworks, 2-handed Balance, New Categories in Recipe Book, etc. 4:15 PM: Scenes Tour: Ulfheim (sneak peek), Despair, Aether Creature Locations 5 PM: Ending Announcements 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 month’s exclusive rewards. 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 “Too hot in the Lava Hot Tub” into chat OR by purchasing any item from our webstore during the livestream! Crafting Sigil Tapestry (digital) Crafting Sigil Fur Collared Cloak (digital) Expert Crafting Stations (Pick 1) Commission Free Vendor Pale Blue Female Shopkeeper Pattern Pack (digital) Ornate Three-Story Shogun Crafting Pavilion 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 6 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
  15. We are very proud of the contributions by our community to our Make a Difference stores over the last four years. Over that four year period we have collected over $50,000 for various charities including Water.org, Autism Awareness, Breast Cancer, Movember, Children’s... Make A Difference and Stretch Goal Stores Closed View the full article
  16. Jack T. Lamplighter

    Release 69 Instructions

    Avatars, Please read this entire message, as well as the linked Player Guide and Known Issues. Release 69 of Shroud of the Avatar goes live this Thursday, August 29, at 10:30 AM US Central Time (15:30 UTC). Release 69 includes lots of... Release 69 InstructionsView the full article
  17. Jack T. Lamplighter

    SOTA NewsRelease 69 Instructions

    [From a forum post by Starr “Darkstarr” Long] Avatars, Please read this entire message, as well as the linked Player Guide and Known Issues. Release 69 of Shroud of the Avatar goes live this Thursday, August 29, at 10:30 AM US Central Time (15:30 UTC). Release 69 includes lots of exciting updates including the return of the Comet (as well as the associated Aether Creatures), a new dungeon: Despair, Grandmaster Item Enchantments / Masterworks, Performance Improvements, Maps Stored Locally (for stability and performance), No-Trade Items placeable on Player Lots, and more! As mentioned in the Release 67 post we have transitioned our development to a continuous integration model of development where we are pushing content out weekly, sometimes even daily. This of course disrupts the concept of a regular monthly update and is why you will see many items below with tags like “This was patched into Release 68.” This also means we will no longer be releasing a Quarterly Schedule Update because our schedule is so flexible that it no longer makes sense to present that forecast when so many things are changing on a constant basis. 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 69. RELEASE 69, August 29, 2019 Story and Scenes: Despair: Our newest dungeon is rumored to be the most challenging area in the game. It is full of the highest tier Spiders, Polar Bears, Dragons, and Obsidians. This includes two new variants: Polar Mutilator Bears and Ferocious Warp Spiders! You have been warned! Despair can be reached via boats in Dysborg Ruins, Fishing Expedition, Fortus End, Mud, or Noreach. Comet: The comet has returned and with it a number of unusual side effects on local fauna. The creatures of many regions have become bolder and more ferocious, including unicorns, wyverns, and the like. Further, several variant anomalies have appeared including Aether Dragons, Aether Liches, and Aether Corpions. If traveling across the wilderness was mildly dangerous before, now it will be swiftly fatal for most adventurers! Various townsfolk are talking about this phenomena now. Etceter: The Satyrs here now have additional common responses to conversations about the region, pilgrims, Xenos, etc. Quest Bug Fixes: Fixed various bugs with quests including a blocker with the Lens quest, some issues in Valhold Palace in the Courage quest line, typos, and more! Scene Bug Fixes: Fixed various bugs with pathfinding, floating assets, inaccessible resource nodes, and more! Combat: Aether Creatures: The return of the comet has triggered the return of the Aether Liches, Aether Corpions, and Aether Dragons! Aether Corpion: Desert Encounter, Northwest Blackblade Mountains, Sunless Barrens, The Fall, The Rise, Wynton’s Folly Aether Dragon: Plains Encounter, Southern Grunvald Barrens, Northwest Blackblade Mountains Aether Lich: Penmawr Island, Deep Ravenswood, Sawtooth Thicket, The Fall Polar Mutilator Bear: This is a faster, meaner polar bear with glowing red eyes that has Moon and Water Magic resistance and plus two levels of Enrage! They can be found in Despair. Ferocious Warp Spider: This tougher spider has a teleport attack and a massive focus drain attack! They can be found in Despair. Crafting and Economy: Grandmaster Item Enchantments and Item Masterworks: Achieving Grandmaster status in Item Enchantment and Item Masterworking (100+) unlocks major item stat effects that are +3. Alchemy: Armor and Weapon Enchantment Blacksmithing: Blade, Plate, Chain, and Shield Masterwork Carpentry: Bludgeon, Polearms, and Ranged Masterwork Tailoring: Leather and Cloth Masterwork Rings & Necklaces Category: Rings and Necklaces now have their own category in the Blacksmithing section of the Recipe Book. Clothing Recipes in Armor Section: We consolidated the Clothing recipes into the Armor section of the Recipe Book. Two-Handed Weapon Enchantment & Masterwork Balance: We have done a balance pass on the Enchantments and Masterworks related to Two-Handed weapons to make sure they are balanced well against the effects combinations of two one-handed weapons. Loot Mode: We have decreased the minimum value for Roll to 1. The default Loot Mode is now Roll with a value of 1. Tavern Counter (Flipped Version) Recipe: There is now a recipe for a flipped version of the craftable Tavern Counter. This recipe can be found on the Decoration Merchant in Etceter (Quel region) with the other Tavern decoration recipes. Updated Artifacts: More legacy artifacts have been updated to the new tiered system: Frozen Tear of Titans Gaia’s Heart Heart of Vrul Maple Band Ring of Air Ring of Chrysopoeia Ring of Death Ring of Earth Ring of Fire Ring of Jones Ring of Life Ring of the Moon Ring of the Sun Ring of Water Sage’s Sash Shard of Night Shield of Attraction Shield of the Wicked King Thimble of Evelyn Thunder Branch Vexlyn’s Ember of Conflagration Warlock’s Chain Wayland Loop Player Towns and Player Housing: No-Trade Items placeable on Lots: Items that are marked as “No-Trade” can now be placed as decorations on Player-Owned Lots! Battle Banners & Capacitor Default Settings: We continue to expand which items have the “Set As Default State” menu option. For Release 69 this feature has been added to the context menu for Capacitors and Battle Banners. Foyer Dragon Statue with Flames: 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! Campfires: A variety of campfires are now available in the Crown Shop for warming yourself on cold nights. Don’t forget the marshmallows! Butterfly Decoration: These Crown Shop decorations will add the perfect butterfly garden effect to your home! NOTE: This was patched into Release 68. Empty Land Row Home: Row Lots come with a free default home that blocks access to the ground that it is built on. This Empty Land Row Home allows a Row Lot to be free of any structure, so that decorations may be placed on bare ground. This opens up the lot for agriculture, gardens, parties, and other uses previously unavailable unless you upgraded to a village lot or higher. NOTE: This was patched into Release 68. Fog Decorations: Looking for that perfect moody setting but thinking to yourself that things are just not foggy enough? Well now you can place bits of fog around to make things just a bit more mysterious! Available in the Crown Shop. NOTE: This was patched into Release 68. Creature Paintings: Six new paintings depicting creatures, including Unicorns, have been added to the Crown Shop. NOTE: This was patched into Release 68. Portrait Paintings: Eight new paintings depicting depicting characters in different clothing and armor have been added to the Crown Shop. NOTE: This was patched into Release 68. Guard and Combat Mannequins: Over 25 new guard and combat themed mannequins are now available in the Crown Shop to better display your weapons! There are even specialty poses for one-handed weapons, two-handed weapons, ranged weapons, and more! For Release 69 we have put these into convenient packs of 8. NOTE: The individual mannequins were patched into Release 68. Player Vendor Access List: Open the list via the player vendor’s context menu. Add players to the list to allow them to place listings. NOTE: This was patched into Release 68. Strict Deco Move Permission: Option added to the Lot Access Permissions UI. When enabled, a player must also have permission to take a decoration in order to move it. NOTE: This was patched into Release 68. Updated Dynamic POTs: Rinzai: Upgraded to Municipality. Performance: Local Maps: The map system has been rewritten so that maps are now stored locally. This will greatly improve performance (maps should come up much faster) and stability of the map system overall. Previously the maps were streamed to the client causing bandwidth issues, long load times, and stability issues. Load Time Graphics Batching: This feature was turned on for a handful of maps in R68 and showed great improvements. For several players, this increased overall frame rate by more than 10 fps and all saw some gains. This comes with a small memory trade off so it will be disabled for low memory systems. It also introduces a few seconds of additional load time so players who believe their frame rate is already great can choose to turn it off. Release 65 Livestream Items: The Hero Livestream items are complete! Login and check your Rewards button. Replenishing Box of Green Growth Potions Set of Six Glowing Cube Decorations Red Face Mask w/ Forehead Jewel Mighty Winged Helm Lightning Hammer Release 69 Rewards Program Items: Reminder to receive these exclusive rewards all you need to do is join the Rewards Program during Release 69 and login to the game during Release 69. Lava Hot Tub Flaming Top Hat Mini Flame Elemental Pet Character: Gustball: Polished position of the gustball synching between networked players. Arabella Cloak Pattern: The Arabella Pattern Pack in the Crown Shop now comes with a Cloak pattern (we did not have cloak patterns when this pattern pack was first made!). Female Mannequin: Fixed issue where female mannequins were counting as six containers instead of just one. Ornate Viking Crossbow: This Ornate Viking Crossbow in the Crown Shop is perfect for taking out enemies at range in true Viking style. NOTE: This was patched into Release 68. 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
  18. 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... Release 69 Reward Program Exclusive Items: Heat Theme!View the full article
  19. 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!View the full article
  20. Another content packed weekly Community Livestream is this Friday August 30, at 4 PM CT on Twitch! This week we are going to give a tour of some of our best dragon encounters including the return of the Aether Dragon in Release 69! 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. Greetings Fellow Avatars! Here’s what we have for you in this week’s edition of Update of the Avatar: News Announcements Labor Day Crown and Dragon Sale Release 69 on QA (Live Next Thursday) Despair Dungeon Tour Livestream Today! 8/23 Crown Shop Updates Lord British’s Birthday Make a Difference and Episode 2 Stretch Goal Stores 50% Price Drop! August Login Reward: Fire Potions Release 68 Reward Program Items: Lord British! Lord of the Isle Episode 2 Bundles Fetid Water Fishing Contest & Various Other Livestreams (YouTube) Upcoming Events Calendar Community Updates Meretz: Win a Shogun City Water Home Community Event: CHAOS CHECKERS Tournament Community Event: Welcome Quest Release 69 Resources: Players Helping Players Echoes From the Caverns The post Echoes from the Caverns 08-23-2019 appeared first on Echoes from the Caverns. View the full article
  22. Jack T. Lamplighter

    Labor Day Crown and Dragon Sale

    In honor of Syndcon (the Syndicate guild's annual conference) and Dragon Con we are having a Labor Day sale starting today! All Crown Packages on the Web Store are on sale for 20% off the regular prices though Monday September 2! Dragon themed items are... Labor Day Crown and Dragon SaleView the full article
  23. Greetings Fellow Avatars! Here’s what we have for you in this week’s edition of Update of the Avatar: News Announcements Labor Day Crown and Dragon Sale Release 69 on QA (Live Next Thursday) Despair Dungeon Tour Livestream Today! 8/23 Crown Shop Updates Lord British’s Birthday Make a Difference and Episode 2 Stretch Goal Stores 50% Price Drop! August Login Reward: Fire Potions Release 68 Reward Program Items: Lord British! Lord of the Isle Episode 2 Bundles Fetid Water Fishing Contest & Various Other Livestreams (YouTube) Upcoming Events Calendar Community Updates Meretz: Win a Shogun City Water Home Community Event: CHAOS CHECKERS Tournament Community Event: Welcome Quest Release 69 Resources: Players Helping Players Labor Day Crown and Dragon Sale In honor of Syndcon (the Syndicate guild’s annual conference) and Dragon Con we are having a Labor Day sale starting today! All Crown Packages on the Web Store are on sale for 20% off the regular prices though Monday September 2! Dragon themed items are also more likely to be on sale in the Crown Shop (in-game) through Labor Day so be sure to login each day and check the sale section of the crown shop! Stone Dragon Statues Topiary Dragon Statues Dragon Mask Wyvern Mask Dragon Pipe Dragon Cane Silver Baby Clockwork Dragon Pet Release 69 on QA (Live Next Thursday) An early version of Release 69 is on the QA server. Release 69 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 69 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 August 29! Comet Return Aether Creatures Return: Aether Dragon, Aether Lich, Aether Corpion Despair: New High Tier Dungeon Polar Mutilator Bear Ferocious Warp Spider Grandmaster Enchantments Deco Palettes No-Trade Items as Decorations Release 65 Livestream Items: Heroes R69 Rewards Program Items: Heat 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! Despair Dungeon Tour Livestream Today! Another content packed weekly Community Livestream is today, Friday August 23, at 5 PM CT on Twitch! Please note the later starting time! This week we are going to give a tour our newest dungeon which is going live as soon as Release 69: Despair! It is rumored to be the most challenging area in the game! It is full of the highest tier Spiders, Polar Bears, Dragons, and Obsidians! You have been warned! Release 68 Rewards Program Exclusive Items (Lord British!) This month’s exclusive items for the Rewards Program are Lord British themed! Just be part of the Rewards Program during Release 68 to receive these exclusive rewards. NOTE: You must login during the release to receive each month’s exclusive rewards. Lord British Round Shield Lord British Leather Helm Lord British Silver Serpent Spear As usual we will be giving out prizes at 5:15 and 5:45! To be eligible all you need to do is either make any purchase in the store or log into the game and type “Happy Belated Birthday Lord British” in the chat window (no purchase necessary). Watch on Twitch this Friday at 5 PM CDT! Are You a Livestreamer? Get this exclusive in-game Streamer Camera for being a veteran of our Livestreamer Program! 8/23 Crown Shop Updates Greetings Avatars, One more week to get the Elven items that are mostly from the expired Elven stretch goal store including the original Elven Outfits and the Elven House in a Hill! The Vault: Current round of Vault items are available until Thursday, August 29 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. Elven Cloak Ancient Elven Bow Elven Warrior Armor Elven Archer Armor Elven Mage Robes Elven House in a Hill Monarch Butterfly Pet Golden Dragonfly Pet Black Stag Pet Lord British’s Birthday Make a Difference and Episode 2 Stretch Goal Stores 50% Price Drop! To celebrate Lord British’s birthday on July 4 we have reduced the prices on every item in the Make a Difference and Episode 2 Stretch Goal Store by 50%! Check out the stores for all the amazing items including the Reaper Sapling Pet, Water.org Glowing Mug, Pink Dual Wax Cylinder Phonograph with Emotes, Barn Two-Story Village Home and more! Episode 2 Stretch Goal Store Nature Charity Safe Water and Sanitation Charity Breast Cancer Charity Autism Awareness Charity Movember Children & Family Charities August Login Reward: Fire Potions We are excited to announce the the August login reward! To celebrate the heat of the summer every player who logs in during the month of August will receive a set of Fire Potions that when consumed convey a unique buff! To receive the rewards simply login to the game before the end of August and check your rewards tab! Release 68 Reward Program Exclusive Items: Lord British! Lord British’s birthday was July 4th so we decided to make the Rewards Program items for Release 68 be Lord British themed in his honor! Reward Program members will receive these exclusive items immediately upon logging in during Release 68! Lord British Round Shield Lord British Leather Helm Lord British Silver Serpent Spear 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. New Scenes & Various Other Livestreams (YouTube) The Fetid Water Fishing Contest Livestream last week was a blast! Here is the livestream from our YouTube channel in case you missed it: Atos and others have also been livestreaming most days 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 he goes live. Here are a few highlights: Upcoming Events Calendar Be sure to check out the Forums Recurring Events section for other events! Aug 29, 2019 – Release 69 Sept 6 – Release 69 Livestream 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 Meretz: Win a Shogun City Water Home Win a Shogun City Water Home & 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 Shogun City Water Home ! You can also enter to win a Relics By Rild $50 Gift Card 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! Community Event: CHAOS CHECKERS Tournament [Forum Post by Lace] By Royal Warrant Diamond Fields / Prism Presents a Chaos Checkers Tourney Saturday August 24th 12pm NBT at the ‘Gamestop’ in Diamond Fields. (located just east of the crafting pavilion) You can pick up your copy of the rule book on the 4th floor public cache at this venue. Single Elimination This will be a single elimination bracket run with 4 games simultaneously running with a 15 minute max time limit. We will allow up to 16 players total to compete, meaning that the event will last approximately 1.5 hours for shift changes and awards. First round will be ANTI checkers, followed by regular and depending on the number of participants this will rotate, BUT, the final round will be ANTI-checkers no matter what cause you know .. CHAOS! Prizes First place is your own checker themed outfit including crown and golden goblet proclaiming your victory. Also included is your own tabletop checkers set and 1500 cotos. Second place is your own checker themed outfit including crown and ceramic goblet proclaiming your near victory. Also included is your own tabletop checkers set and 500 cotos. (first place picks style of outfit and appropriate cup will be awarded, and note while these are on a male and female mannequin they are unisex outfits) Referees We will be playing 4 games simultaneously until the finals, and referees are only there to rule on disputes/draws, players need to be respectful and try at all costs to police themselves. Intentional disruption will result in disqualification, lot/pot bans etc. If you would like to help with this tournament by being a referee please contact Lace Delamorte in game, or via Lace on the forums. (note you will get a nifty black/white/zebra outfit for your aid.) Join us in Diamond Fields to celebrate the grand opening of Gamestop, your one stop shop for taming supplies, rugs and mounted trophies along with publicly usable chess and checkers sets. We are a no kill shelter and will not adopt out our pets for any planning to endanger them. These pets are looking for their furever home and along your side at dance parties and rp events as part of your extended family with their unique dancing styles. Other Gamestop amenities include a full service bar, luncheonette, private tea parlor with piano and rotating playable sheet music, along with a whiskey tasting lounge on the first floor. *Please note all rugs and head mounts were obtained from animals too severley injured by hunters to be rehabilitated and had to be euthanized. Community Event: Welcome Quest Release 69 [Forum Post by Duke Gréagóir] By Appointment to His Majesty Lord British Welcome Quest Makers​ You are invited to join the Welcome Quest in Release 69. This is a Player ran event – Portalarium (makers of Shroud of the Avatar) is not represented. This is NOT a PVP event. Please don’t plan on PVPing at this event. It will be held on Sunday, September 8th, 2019 starting at 12pm (noon) central time/New Britannian time and lasting an hour. It is in your in-game Events book. Greagoir Pendragon will be active 30 minutes before the event and during the event. So you can teleport to Greagoir Pendragon if you wish. We are traveling to the town of New Britannian Market, which is located to the east of Central Brittany. You can also search for the town in the SOTA Map web site – https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/map/ Are you with us? Purpose: The Welcome Quest is a quest for all people to see many towns and establishments. It is created as a way for people to visit many player-ran locations. It involves each town and establishment to give the quest person some information and then instructions to go to the next location (a town or establishment) to do something. The path may be sequential from place to place or in parallel to multiple places at the same time. The goal is for towns and establishments to showcase their places, educate the people, and work with other player-ran towns/establishments. We do the Welcome Quest 4 items a year, one in each season. We are proud to be the first player-ran quest in SotA! We do it for all of you. More information is located at: http://sotawiki.net/sota/Community:Quests/Welcome_Quest#Welcome_Quests_in_Releases Welcome Torch changes – testing and answers due to burnout With Release 38, all torches changed physically. The durability started to decrease when the torch is held onto. This change also affected the Welcome Torch you receive from the Welcome Quest. With Release 41 you now can repair your own Welcome Torches with a carpentry repair kit and a carpentry table. Map: 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. Another content packed weekly Community Livestream is this Friday August 23, at 5 PM CT on Twitch! Please note the later starting time! This week we are going to give a tour our newest dungeon which is going live as soon as Release 69: Despair! It is rumored to be the most challenging area in the game! It is full of the highest tier Spiders, Polar Bears, Dragons, and Obsidians! You have been warned! Release 68 Rewards Program Exclusive Items (Lord British!) This month’s exclusive items for the Rewards Program are Lord British themed! Just be part of the Rewards Program during Release 68 to receive these exclusive rewards. NOTE: You must login during the release to receive each month’s exclusive rewards. Lord British Round Shield Lord British Leather Helm Lord British Silver Serpent Spear As usual we will be giving out prizes at 5:15 and 5:45! To be eligible all you need to do is either make any purchase in the store or log into the game and type “Happy Belated Birthday Lord British” 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
  25. Greetings Fellow Avatars! Here’s what we have for you in this week’s edition of Update of the Avatar: News Announcements Fetid Water Fishing Contest Livestream Today! 8/16 Crown Shop Updates Lord British’s Birthday Make a Difference and Episode 2 Stretch Goal Stores 50% Price Drop! August Login Reward: Fire Potions Release 68 Reward Program Items: Lord British! Lord of the Isle Episode 2 Bundles Release 68 & Various Other Livestreams (YouTube) Upcoming Events Calendar Community Updates Meretz: Win a Shogun City Water Home Community Event: Release 68 Dance Party Community Event: CHAOS CHECKERS Tournament Resources: Players Helping Players Echoes From the Caverns The post Echoes from the Caverns 08-16-2019 appeared first on Echoes from the Caverns. View the full article
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