Category Archives: Hangout of the Avatar

UPDATED Release 63 Livestream – Mar 8, 2019 (Darkstarr)


The Release 63 Livestream is set for Friday March 8! All Avatars from around the world are welcome to join us in the livestream activities. We will be doing deep dives, answering questions, handing out prizes, and tracking towards stretch goals. To celebrate Spring and the arrival of the Envy Angel our theme for Release 63 is Dark Spring! UPDATE: To celebrate Darkstarr’s (aka Starr Long) birthday the theme for the stretch goals is Darkstarr!

NOTE: We will do the Dark Spring stretch goals next month.

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: Player Dungeon Encounters
  • 4:00 PM: Saltwater Fishing Contest
  • 5 PM: Ending Announcements

Read more…


Community Livestream – Envy Angel (Mar 1)


Another content packed weekly Community Livestream is this Friday March 1 at 4 PM CT on Twitch!

This week we are going to show off The Envy Angel! Our latest seasonal boss monster missed Valentine’s Day—or Sequanna’s Day, as it is known in Novia—and she’s not happy about it. Well, The Envy Angel is never quite happy about anything really, except perhaps attention from her admirers. Rumor has it that her bow is a powerful artifact. Anyone who wants more information about her, should find Hyun the courier in the Necropolis Barrens. People say he was supposed to be delivering love letters but was waylaid as he tried to take a shortcut through the Envy Angel’s home! The courier offers a quest to recover the letters for him. In fact, he may ask avatars to perform a similar quest on a daily basis!

This Thursday will be the first time you can start earning Release 63 Darktarr stretch goals by making a purchase or by participating in the Rewards program!

  • $15K: Darkstarr Wand
  • $30K: Darkstarr Throne (Reverse Colors)
  • $45K: Darkstarr 1h Sword
  • $60K: Darkstarr Clock Tower (Reverse Colors)
  • $75K: Darkstarr Coronated Leather Helm and Darkstarr Longow
  • $90K: Darkstarr Dungeon Room with Clock
  • $105K: Darkstarr Trident and Darkstarr 2h Axe
  • $125K: Darkstarr Black Leather Armor

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 “Happy birthday Darkstarr” 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!

Read more…


Community Livestream – Side Quests 2 (Aug 17)


Another content packed weekly Community Livestream is this Friday August 17 at 4 PM CDT on Twitch!

Last week’s livestream focused on Side Quests! Keith “Sannio” Quinn and Travis “Vas Corp Por” Koleski started taking us through a “greatest hits” of all the side quests in Shroud of the Avatar. However there are so many side quests in Shroud that we barely scratched the surface last week! Crushing Atavists of Purity, navigating creepy clocks and zombie children in the House on the Hill, finding all the Banners of Virtue, defeating all the Obsidian Cabalists, daily confirmations with the Oracle, fetching lost mail, finding all the virtue armor, retrieving the companion gear, learning every emote, there are just so many! So we are returning to Side Quests again this week so we can show off more including the mysterious happenings in Crooked Shank!

And remember all purchases from noon to midnight on Friday count towards the Release 56 Stretch Goals!

Watch on Twitch this Friday at 4 PM CDT!

Read more…


Community Livestream – Side Quests (Aug 10)


Another content packed weekly Community Livestream is this Friday August 10 at 4 PM CDT on Twitch!

This week’s livestream will focus on Side Quests! Keith “Sannio” Quinn will taking us through a “greatest hits” of all the side quests in Shroud of the Avatar. There are so many side quests in Shroud that it is hard to choose which ones to pick from in order to augment your Avatar! Crushing Atavists of Purity, navigating creepy clocks and zombie children in the House on the Hill, finding all the Banners of Virtue, defeating all the Obsidian Cabalists, daily confirmations with the Oracle, fetching lost mail, finding all the virtue armor, retrieving the companion gear, learning every emote, there are just so many!

And remember all purchases from noon to midnight on Friday count towards the Release 56 Stretch Goals!

Watch on Twitch this Friday at 4 PM CDT!

Read more…


GOALS UPDATED: Release 56 Livestream – August 3, 2018 (Cosmos Themed)


Another release livestream is upon us! The Release 56 Livestream is set for Friday August 3!

All Avatars from around the world are welcome to join us in the livestream activities. We will be doing deep dives, answering questions, having sales, handing out prizes, and tracking towards stretch goals. At the suggestion of one of our players (Redfish) the theme for this livestream is Cosmos in honor of the comet which is making its closest approach during Release 56! All of the items will prominently display our Sun Magic, Moon Magic, or some other celestial symbol like stars.

LIVESTREAM SCHEDULE (Central Time Zone)

Monthly livestreams are on Twitch and include answers to your gameplay questions, world building tours, prize giveaways, sales on items, and more! Here is the schedule:

  • 3PM: Introductions
  • 3:30PM: Deep Dive 1: Player Owned Towns
  • 4:30PM: Q&A (+ more Ep 2 goodies)
  • 5:30PM: Deep Dive 2: Combat with Bosses (Aether Creatures, Unicorns, oh my!)
  • 6:30PM: Q&A
  • 7PM: Ending Announcements

Read more…


Release 55 Livestream – July 6, 2018 (Lord British’s Birthday Themed!)


Another release livestream is upon us! The Release 55 Livestream is set for July 6, just a couple of days after Lord British’s birthday!

All Avatars from around the world are welcome to join us in the livestream activities. We will be doing deep dives, answering questions, having sales, handing out prizes, and tracking towards stretch goals. In honor of our sovereign’s day of birth, this event’s stretch goals are all Lord British themed!

LIVESTREAM SCHEDULE (Central Time Zone)

Monthly livestreams are on Twitch and include answers to your gameplay questions, world building tours, prize giveaways, sales on items, and more! Here is the schedule:

  • 3PM: Introductions
  • 3:30PM: Deep Dive 1: Episode 2 Sneak Peek!
  • 4:30PM: World Building Tour: East Vauban Foothills, Norgard Fens, Encounters
  • 5:30PM: Deep Dive 2: Combat & Obsidian Trials (w/ Scottie!)
  • 6:30PM: Q&A
  • 7PM: Ending Announcements

Read more…


Release 54 Livestream – June 4, 2018 (Tropical Themed!)


** $47,500 **

R54 Livestream Funds Raised

  • ACHIEVED! $10K: /rainbow
  • ACHIEVED! $20K: /wardance & /hula
  • ACHIEVED! $30K: Leaf Backpack
  • ACHIEVED! $40K: Palapa

Another release livestream is upon us! The Release 54 Livestream is set for June 4, just a few days after Release 54 goes live on May 31 next week.

All Avatars from around the world are welcomed to join us in the livestream activities. We will be doing deep dives, answering questions, having sales, handing out prizes, and tracking towards stretch goals. In honor of spring time here in the north, this event’s stretch goals are entirely tropical themed!

LIVESTREAM SCHEDULE (Central Time Zone)

Monthly livestreams are on Twitch and include answers to your gameplay questions, world building tours, prize giveaways, sales on items, and more! Here is the schedule:

  • 3PM: Introductions and Q&A
  • 3:45PM: Deep Dive 1: PVP
  • 4:30PM: World Building Tour: New Scenes & Quests
  • 5:30PM: Deep Dive 2: Heraldry
  • 6:15PM: Q&A Continues
  • 7PM: Ending Announcements

Read more…


Release 48 Postmortem Telethon


** $75,000 **

Telethon Funds Raised

 

Telethon Stretch Goal Rewards:

  • ACHIEVED! $10K: Icicles Pattern Cloak
  • ACHIEVED! $25K: Ice Hot Tub
  • ACHIEVED! $35K: Ice Elemental Statue with icy effects
  • ACHIEVED! $50K: Ice Sword & Ice Shield
  • ACHIEVED! $65K: Ice Crown, Ice & Snow Themed Gown, and Ice Wand
  • $80K: Ice Dragon Statue with icy effects

Greetings Avatars,

The next Postmortem Telethon, for Release 48, is already fast approaching! The winter season has fully set in and we’re celebrating with holiday stretch goal items ready to be achieved. This telethon is coming up fast on December 1!

This telethon is going to mark a new format for some items. We will be somewhat going back to briefer Deep Dives. Also, we will be focusing more on related questions to those Deep Dives. Please see below on what questions we will and will not be taking.

Read more…


Release 47 Postmortem Telethon


** $60,000 **

Telethon Funds Raised

Telethon Stretch Goal Rewards:

  • ACHIEVED! $10K: Snowflake Pattern Cloak
  • ACHIEVED! $25K: Big Silver Fur Hat
  • ACHIEVED! $35K: Winter Pattern Stained Glass Oil Table Lamp (3 Pack)
  • ACHIEVED! $50K: Ice Staff & Ice Bow
  • $65K: Ice Elemental Statue with icy effects
  • $80K: Ice Dragon Statue with icy effects

LIVESTREAM SCHEDULE (Central Time Zone)

Telethons are livestreamed on Twitch and include answers to your gameplay questions, world building tours, prize giveaways, sales on items, and more! See what we have planned below beginning at 3:00 PM CT on November 3:

  • 3:00 PM: Introductions
  • 3:30 PM: Postmortem Q&A
  • 4:30 PM: World Building Tour
  • 5:30 PM: Postmortem Q&A Continues
  • 7:00 PM: End of Telethon!

Read more…


Release 46 Postmortem Telethon


** $80,000 **

Telethon Funds Raised


Telethon Stretch Goal Rewards:

  • ACHIEVED! $10K: Skull Cloak
  • ACHIEVED! $25K: Prisoner’s Mask
  • ACHIEVED! $35K: Torn & Tattered Wedding Dress & Tuxedo
  • ACHIEVED! $50K: Spooky Fountain
  • ACHIEVED! $65K: Dead Hedge Fence Set
  • ACHIEVED! $80K: Nightmare Statue with flaming mane and glowing eyes

Greetings Avatars,

This release’s Postmortem Telethon is going to be Halloween themed! Expirations are back, new stretch goal items are ready to be achieved, and themed contests are kicking off this month to celebrate Release 46!

Read more…