Category Archives: Hangout of the Avatar

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!

In honor of the waves of hot air that will be blowing over us this summer we are expiring all of our hot air Aeronaut items. At Midnight CST, May 31, 2017 (5:00 UTC, June 1, 2017), we are expiring the following content from the Add On Store (and the in-game Crown Merchants). This means that these items will no longer be available at all after this date.

Before the following items expire for good, we have put them on sale at approx. 20% off*. Check out what’s now on sale:

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 Summer Telethon 2017 Part 1 Funding Stretch Goal Rewards are:

  • $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
  • and more to be revealed if we hit these goals…

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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 started at 12pm CT (Noon) on Thursday, March 9th. We streamed for 12 hours with deep dives into game systems and answering your questions. There were lots of flash sales, items will be expiring, and tons of cool prizes will be given out!

** $142,000 **

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

As a special bonus, we also offered Telethon Funding Stretch Goal Rewards to any backer that pledged 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
  • Achieved!  $100,000: Large Spring Themed Fountain with Floating Candles
  • Achieved!  $130,000: Thorn Bow and Thorn Sword
  • Achieved!  $140,000: Thorn Wand, Thorn Staff, Thorn Mace, and Thorn 2-Handed Sword
  • $150,000: Mini-Mushroom Psilocybin Monster Pet (sends out cloud of spores that makes avatars drunk)


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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Hangout of the Avatar ~ Release 35 Postmortem


Join us Thursday, November 10th at 3:00 PM Central (21:00 UTC) for our monthly Hangout of the Avatar! The team will be chatting about Release 35 and looking ahead to the Fall into Winter telethon later in the month!

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!

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

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Hangout of the Avatar ~ Release 34 Postmortem


Join us Tuesday, October 11th at 3:00 PM Central (20:00 UTC) for our monthly Hangout of the Avatar! The team will be chatting about Release 34 and looking ahead to Release 35.

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!

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

Tweet with us @ShroudofAvatar to keep updated on the latest SotA livestreams and game news!


Hangout of the Avatar ~ Release 33 Postmortem


Join us Friday, September 9th at 3:00 PM Central (20:00 UTC) for our monthly Hangout of the Avatar! The team will be chatting about Release 33 and looking ahead to Release 34.

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, be in Discord chat during the livestream. There will be multiple chances to win throughout the broadcast!

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

You will also be able to watch directly on YouTube: www.youtube.com/portalarium! The final recording will be archived on YouTube after the event as well.

If you wish to win prizes, be in Discord or IRC chat during the livestream! Post your questions in the comments below. Only one post submission allowed, and keep questions to 3 or less. This will allow us to get to as many players as possible.

Questions and feedback related to this release’s specific topics will be given priority and really verbose questions may be skipped, as they can be a challenge to shorten and summarize live on the air. In brief… please keep your questions… brief.

Tweet with us @ShroudofAvatar during the Hangout!


The Summer Telethon of the Avatar Part 2


Summer Telethon Part 2Avatars! Are you ready to continue celebrating with us the biggest event to hit New Britannia since the great cataclysm?

At Midnight CDT (5:00 UTC) on August 22, 2016, we are expiring ALL remaining pledges, including: Adventurer, Founder, Royal Artisan, Explorer, Ancestor, Edelmann, Knight Marshal, Lord Marshal, Duke, and Lord of the Manor 2. To commemorate the final expiration of all remaining pledges, we are holding the 12-hour Summer Telethon Part 2, starting at 12:00 pm CDT (17:00 UTC) and running right up to the Final Pledge Expirations at Midnight CDT (5:00 UTC).

You can pre-post your questions right here in the article’s comments section, or post questions during the telethon in Discord chat.*

What exciting events can you expect throughout the day? An array of fun activities and engaging content, many of which you can directly participate in with us in-game! We will also be giving away a ton of fabulous prizes*, and if the following stretch goals are met, we will be adding amazing new content into the game.

Did you see what was unlocked during last month’s telethon? Let’s make it happen again in Part 2!

Help us to achieve the following goals during the telethon!QuestionMark_

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 Summer Telethon of the Avatar Funding Stretch Goal Rewards are:Exclamation_Point

  • Achieved!  $10,000: /aeroplane emote
  • Achieved!  $25,000: ? and ! Hats
  • Achieved!  $35,000: Aeronaut Outfit
  • Achieved!  $50,000: Accordion musical instrument
  • Achieved!  $65,000: Mini Automaton Pet
  • Achieved!  $80,000: Baby Clockwork Dragon Pet
  • Achieved!  $100,000: /camera emote with Tin Type Camera (takes tin type black & white screenshots)
  • Achieved!  $130,000: Clockwork Armor (helmet has built in radio)
  • Achieved!  $150,000: Flaming Bagpipes (musical instrument) with Metal and Leather Kilt
  • Achieved!  $175,000: Weather Changing Clockwork Umbrella
  • Achieved! $200,000: /firedance emote with Leather Outfits

Aeronaut Outfit


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