Category Archives: Hangout of the Avatar

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!

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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!

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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!

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Release 45 Postmortem Mini-Telethon


** $52,000 **

Telethon Funds Raised

Watch live video from shroudoftheavatar on www.twitch.tv

Telethon Stretch Goal Rewards:

  • ACHIEVED! $10K: Virtue Bierkrug (aka Beer Stein) (NOTE: image is placeholder)
  • ACHIEVED! $25K: Virtue Oktoberfest Beer/Pretzel/Sausage Banner
  • ACHIEVED! $35K: Virtue Oktoberfest Tent with Garland Decoration hanging from ceiling
  • ACHIEVED! $50K: Virtue Dirndl: traditional female Bavarian outfit
  • $65K: Virtue Lederhosen: traditional male Bavarian outfit
  • $80K: Virtue Flaming Tuba

Greetings Avatars,

Release 45’s Postmortem Mini-Telethon is going to be Oktoberfest themed in honor of our new Munich, Germany based publishing partners – Travian Games! They will be helping us kick off the livestream. As we announced last month, they are partnering with us to bring Shroud of the Avatar to other regions around the world. Travian Games is lucky enough to be headquartered where THE Oktoberfest happens every year in September, hence our choice of the theme.

This latest telethon continues our new monthly Postmortem Mini-Telethon format, as announced for Release 44 last month. See below for the details!

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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…