Category Archives: Hangout of the Avatar

Release 44 Postmortem Mini-Telethon


** $67,500 **

Telethon Funds Raised



Telethon Stretch Goal Rewards:

  • ACHIEVED! $10,000: Oracle Eye Sparklers
  • ACHIEVED! $25,000: Oracle Eye Mirror: Home decoration with the Oracle Eye on top
  • ACHIEVED! $35,000: Oracle Eye Helmet: Fencing Mask with Oracle Eye painted on mesh like the Obsidian Cabalist masks
  • ACHIEVED! $50,000: Oracle Eye Throne
  • ACHIEVED! $65,000: Oracle Cable “Wings” + /juggleoracleeyes

Greetings Avatars,

Traditionally our Telethons have been held quarterly and lasted 12 hours (and in some extreme cases 24 hours!). While these lengthy telethons allowed us to cover a very wide range of subjects, they also led to a bit of meandering at the end due to fatigue (and maybe a bit of overindulgence). Recently we had a much shorter telethon (6 hours) for Lord British’s birthday, discovering that we spent more time answering questions and remained much more focused and alert. Your response was also quite positive in both pledges and feedback after the telethon!

So, starting with Release 44, we are going to experiment with extended Postmortems that are also Mini-Telethons. This will increase the frequency of our telethons to monthly but also keep them short (4 hours). We are confident that this will both allow us to focus more time on development while at the same time provide a higher frequency of direct interaction with you, our community.

Since this is a shorter telethon we want to make sure as many people can participate in the stretch goals. We are going to extend the amount of time that your purchases can be eligible for the stretch goals to be 12 hours from 12:00 PM CDT to Midnight. NOTE: We will still stop tracking towards stretch goals at the end of the telethon at 7:00 PM CDT, but everyone will have another 5 hours to spend $5 to get the stretch goals.

We hope you find this change an improvement! Now, onward to this telethon’s details!

TELETHON 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 3pm CT on August 7: Read more…


Reddit AMA with Richard Garriott and Team


Richard “Lord British” Garriott and other team members will be hanging out on Reddit today! Click here for the AMA link.

We are focusing this AMA on questions about the game’s development, though will consider what questions we can take related to our equity crowdfunding campaign currently running through SeedInvest. Please know that we will do our best to get to as many questions as possible, but we may not be able to answer everything in the time allotted.

Thanks Shroud of the Avatar redditors for allowing us to promote the AMA! We can’t wait to have a great chat with you.


Summer Telethon Success! Thank You Community!


** $115,000 **

FINAL Telethon Funds Raised

For the following Telethon Funding Stretch Goal Rewards, we offered them to any backer that pledged a minimum of $5 from the start of the telethon until the end (Spending Store Credit to make $5 minimum purchase does not apply):

  • $10,000: /smokevirtue: blow the virtue symbol in smoke from a pipe
  • $25,000: Balloons: a small cluster of balloons held in your hand. These particular balloons are black with a silver virtue symbol.
  • $35,000: Miner’s Helmet with flame on top (generates light)
  • $50,000: Flame Pattern Stained Glass Oil Table Lamp (3 Pack)
  • $65,000: Fire Elemental Statue with flame effects
  • $80,000: Flame Shaped Shield and Scimitar
  • $100,000: Flame Leather Armor

Click here to see what the complete schedule of the telethon included. Recording of the telethon is currently on Twitch and will be uploaded to YouTube in the next few days.

Thanks again Avatars for making this project possible!


R41 Postmortem Livestream – May 8th @ 3pm CT


We have been extremely happy with the community’s reaction to Release 41 so far, and want to hear more of your valuable feedback. Join us Monday, May 8th at 3:00 PM Central (20:00 UTC) on Twitch for this month’s R41 Postmortem Livestream!

Once you get a chance to check out Release 41, post your questions in the comments section below. Only one post submission per player allowed, and keep questions to 3 or less. This will allow us to get to as many questions as possible.

As always, we will be giving out rare artifacts of immense power and glory. For a chance to win an artifact, or to speak your voice on the latest game changes, please be in Discord chat during the livestream. There will be multiple chances to win throughout the broadcast.

Follow @ShroudofAvatar to keep updated as the postmortem approaches!


Announcing the Summer Telethon 2017 Part 1!


Avatars! Get ready to soak up the summer sun with us. Today, we’re announcing the Summer Telethon 2017 Part 1! Telethons are livestreamed on Twitch and include a complete schedule of developer Deep Dives, answers to your gameplay questions, community activities, prize giveaways, sales on items, and more! See what’s all included below…

Summer “Hot Air” Expirations Sale Begins!

Read more…


Hangout of the Avatar ~ Release 40 Postmortem


We have been extremely happy with the community’s reaction to Release 40 so far, and want to hear more of your valuable feedback! Join us Tuesday, April 11th at 3:00 PM Central (20:00 UTC) on Twitch for our monthly Hangout of the Avatar. We will be answering your questions and looking ahead at what’s on the development schedule in Q2 2017!

Once you get a chance to check out Release 40, post your questions in the comments section below. Only one post submission per player allowed, and keep questions to 3 or less. This will allow us to get to as many questions as possible.

As always, we will be giving out rare artifacts of immense power and glory. For a chance to win an artifact, or to speak your voice on the latest game changes, be in Discord chat during the livestream. There will be multiple chances to win throughout the broadcast!

Follow @ShroudofAvatar to keep updated as the postmortem approaches!


Spring 2017 Telethon Livestreamed on Twitch


The Spring Telethon of the Avatar starts at 12pm CT (Noon) today! We will be streaming for 12 hours with deep dives into game systems and answering your questions. There will be lots of flash sales, items will be expiring, and tons of cool prizes will be given out!

** $87,500 **

Current Telethon Funds Raised
(Dev Team shots/songs/dance every $2500 increment)

Watch on Twitch from 12pm-Midnight CT:

Watch live video from shroudoftheavatar on www.twitch.tv
To win great prizes and participate in asking questions in chat, join the community on Discord chat!

As a special bonus, we are offering Telethon Funding Stretch Goal Rewards to any backer that pledges a minimum of $5 from the start of the telethon, until Midnight (Spending Store Credit to make $5 minimum purchase does not apply). The Spring Telethon of the Avatar 2017 Funding Stretch Goal Rewards are:

    • Achieved!  $10,000: /flowerleap emote (leap into the air and throw flowers)
    • Achieved!  $25,000: Butterfly Mask
    • Achieved!  $35,000: Stained Glass Hand Lantern
    • Achieved!  $50,000: Floral Pattern Stained Glass Oil Table Lamp (3 Pack)
    • Achieved!  $65,000: White Flowered Topiary Creature Statues (3 Pack of Dragon, Bear, Satyr)
    • Achieved!  $80,000: Leaf Shield and Leaf Spear
    • $100,000: Large Spring Themed Fountain with Floating Candles
    • $130,000: Thorn Bow and Thorn Sword


Hangout of the Avatar ~ Release 37 Postmortem


UPDATE! Livestream has concluded. You can now watch the recording on YouTube here:

Original Announcement:

Join us Tuesday, December 20th at 3:00 PM Central (21:00 UTC) on Twitch for our monthly Hangout of the Avatar! The team will be chatting about the upcoming Release 37, the recent holiday events, and looking ahead to what’s going on in the next year!

As always, we will be giving out rare Lord British artifacts of immense power and glory, and answering your latest questions. For a chance to win an artifact, or to speak your voice on the latest game changes, be in Discord chat during the livestream. There will be multiple chances to win throughout the broadcast!

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Fall into Winter Telethon of the Avatar


Fall into Winter TelethonAvatars! Are you ready to join us on Twitch and continue celebrating the biggest event to hit New Britannia since the great cataclysm itself? Today, we’re announcing the ‘Fall Into Winter’ Telethon!


At Midnight CST, November 28, 2016 (6:00 UTC, November 29, 2016), we are expiring the following content / features:sota_grim_reaper_mask2

  • House Stacking in Bundles (only 1 House per Bundle going forward)
  • Adobe 2-Story with Upper Deck Village Home
  • Adobe 2-Story with Patio & Balcony Village Home
  • Adobe 2-Story Village Home
  • Adobe Brick 2-Story with Roof Access Village Home
  • All Kobold Masks (some will still be exclusively available in Kobold Bundles)
  • All Prosperity Tool Packs (will still be available as part of Bundles)
  • Wax Cylinder Soundtrack Vol 1
  • Battle Banner
  • 2016 Jack O Lanternsjuggle-jack-o-lanterns
  • 2016 Jack O Lantern Mask
  • 2016 Jack O Lantern Mask with Glow
  • 2016 Grim Reaper Statue
  • 2016 Grim Reaper Mask
  • 2016 Rotten Armor
  • 2016 Rotten Flesh Cloak
  • /juggleseveredheads
  • /jugglezombieheads
  • /jugglejackolanterns
  • 2016 Spooky Soundtrack

Help us to achieve the following goals during this next event!

As a special bonus, we are offering Telethon Funding Stretch Goal Rewards to any backer that pledges a minimum of $5 from the start of the telethon, until Midnight (Spending Store Credit to make $5 minimum purchase does not apply). The Fall Into Winter Telethon of the Avatar Funding Stretch Goal Rewards are:

  • Achieved!  $10,000: Rain Autumn Leaves Emote (/rainautumnleaves)
  • Achieved!  $25,000: Autumn Leaf Crown (increases length of /rainautumnleaves emote)
  • Achieved!  $35,000: Autumn Fairy Leaf Dress + Autumn Leaf Wings
  • Achieved!  $50,000: Red Tufted Squirrel Pet
  • Achieved!  $65,000: 2016 Snowball Box (100 Snowballs!) + Ice Wings
  • Achieved!  $80,000: Ice & Snow Shooting Bagpipes
  • Achieved!  $100,000: Frozen Fountain
  • $130,000: Ice Titan Statues

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