Category Archives: Update of the Avatar

Avatar’s Update #358: R72 on QA! LUA Livestream Today!


Greetings Fellow Avatars! Here’s what we have for you in this week’s edition of Update of the Avatar:

News Announcements

Community Updates


Release 72 on QA (Live next week)

An early version of Release 72 is on the QA server! Release 72 is full of new content and fixes. An early version of the Release 72 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 week!

  • Krampus Returns
  • LUA Integration (Phase 1)
  • Reagent Agriculture Balance
  • Unicorn Stew Recipes
  • Grilled Wyvern Chops Recipe
  • Fish Sticks Recipe
  • R72 Rewards Program Items: Fall Theme (2nd Round)!
  • December Login Reward: Holly Wreath Hat with Sparklers
  • Performance Improvements
  • More Bug Fixes
  • and more!

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Avatar’s Update #357: R71 Livestream Today with Lava Fishing Contest! Spooky Recurring Items Expire Today!


Greetings Fellow Avatars! Here’s what we have for you in this week’s edition of Update of the Avatar:

News Announcements

Community Updates


Release 71 Livestream Today!

The Release 71 Livestream is set for today: Friday, November 8, at 3 PM Central Time! All Avatars from around the world are welcome to join us in the livestream activities. We will be talking about , answering questions, and handing out prizes.

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: Scenes Tour: Tartarus (new content), Despair (polish)
  • 4:15 PM: Lava Fishing Contest
  • 5 PM: Ending Announcements

To participate in the Lava Fishing Contest go to Oracle Colossus and start fishing at 4:15 PM (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!

  • Runners Up (2): Fishing Sign 9-Pack + Desktop Fish Trophy
  • 3rd Prize: Ornate Fish Pavers + Bronze Fish Trophy
  • 2nd Prize: Viking Village Water Home + Silver Fish Trophy
  • 1st Prize: Player Owned Town Village Water Lot Property Deed (digital) + Gold Fish Trophy

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Avatar’s Update #356: Play Release 71 Now! Q&A Livestream Today!


Greetings Fellow Avatars! Here’s what we have for you in this week’s edition of Update of the Avatar:

News Announcements

Community Updates


Play Release 71 Now!

Release 71 successfully launched Wednesday, October 30, with thousands of backers downloading, patching, and logging in to check out the changes! There’s lots of new content to explore, including:

  • Tartarus Level Polish & New Content
  • Despair Polish
  • Decoration Palette
  • Gold and Silver Scrap
  • Agriculture Economy Balance
  • Batch Crafting Improvement
  • Wyvern Trophy Head
  • Winter Holiday Recurring Items Return
  • R71 Rewards Program Items: Fall Theme!
  • November Login Reward: Turkey Statue
  • Performance Improvements
  • More Bug Fixes
  • and more!

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Avatar’s Update #355: Q4 & 2020 Schedule Updates! Release 71 on QA! Haunted Homes Tour Today!


Greetings Fellow Avatars! Here’s what we have for you in this week’s edition of Update of the Avatar:

News Announcements

Community Updates


Q4 & 2020 Schedule Updates

This weekend we posted some information to the forums about our upcoming schedule including slides we used at our panels at the Shroud of the Avatar International Convention!

[Forum Post by Darkstarr]

Greetings Avatars,

At the recent Shroud Convention we held several panels about Shroud of the Avatar. Most panels followed a similar format. We covered the highlights of what we accomplished over the last 12 months, what we hoped to accomplish in Q4 of 2019, and what our plans were for 2020. After numerous requests we are publishing the slides from those presentations here. Here’s a summary of what we talked about (some of which Atos covered in his recent post):

Q4 2019:

  • LUA Integration (Phase 1)
  • New Overworld for Ep 2 (maybe even allowing POT settling?)
  • Inky Integration (Phase 1)
  • New CS Team Member!
  • Cross Promos with other like minded Projects (Crowfall, Pantheon, etc.)!!! (Phase 1)
  • Paid Ads (Phase 1)

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Avatar’s Update #354: Release 71 on QA this Weekend! Freshwater Fishing Contest Today!


Greetings Fellow Avatars! Here’s what we have for you in this week’s edition of Update of the Avatar:

News Announcements

Community Updates


Release 71 on QA this Weekend (Live at end of Oct)

An early version of Release 71 will be on the QA server this weekend! Be sure to watch the QA Bug Forums for an announcement. Release 71 is full of new content and fixes. An early version of the Release 71 Instructions is also available for review. We could really use everyone’s help to test all of this amazing content before it goes live at the end of October!

  • Tartarus Level Polish & New Content
  • Decoration Palette
  • Gold and Silver Scrap Recipes
  • Agriculture Economy Balance
  • Wyvern Trophy Head
  • Wyvern Haunch Recipe
  • Winter Holiday Recurring Items Return
  • Sword of Midras Rewards
  • R71 Rewards Program Items: Fall Theme!
  • November Login Reward: Turkey Statue
  • Performance Improvements
  • More Bug Fixes
  • and more!

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Avatar’s Update #352: Player Made Quests Livestream Today! Shroud Convention Next Weekend!


Greetings Fellow Avatars! Here’s what we have for you in this week’s edition of Update of the Avatar:

News Announcements

Community Updates


Player Made Quests Livestream Today

Another content packed weekly Community Livestream is this Friday October 4, at 4 PM CT on Twitch!  This week we are going to look at player made quests, highlighting Lilybird’s latest quest: “The Stone Dragon” in the Player Owned Town of Jade Valley.

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Avatar’s Update #351: Play Release 70 Now! R70 Livestream Today! Spooky Crown Shop Items!


Greetings Fellow Avatars! Here’s what we have for you in this week’s edition of Update of the Avatar:

News Announcements

Community Updates


Play Release 70 Now!

Release 70 successfully launched yesterday, September 26, with thousands of backers downloading, patching, and logging in to check out the changes! There’s lots of new content to explore, including:

  • Ulfheim Rework
  • Nightmares
  • Pumpkin Head Returns
  • New Skills: Taming Frenzy, Solar Flare, Rainbow Blast Combo
  • Will-o-Wisp & Phoenix summons balance
  • POT Water Type Changers
  • Spooky Recurring Items Return
  • Skull Masks
  • R70 Rewards Program Items: Spooky Theme!
  • Performance Improvements
  • More Bug Fixes
  • and more!

Check out the Release 70 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 70 Player Instructions

Release 70 Known Issues

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Avatar’s Update #350: Release 70 on QA, Saltwater Fishing Contest Livestream Today


Greetings Fellow Avatars! Here’s what we have for you in this week’s edition of Update of the Avatar:

News Announcements

Community Updates


Release 70 on QA (Live Next Thursday)

An early version of Release 70 is on the QA server. Release 70 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 70 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 September 26!

  • Ulfheim Rework
  • Nightmares
  • Pumpkin Head Returns
  • New Skills: Taming Frenzy, Solar Flare, Rainbow Blast Combo
  • Will-o-Wisp & Phoenix balance
  • Spooky Recurring Items Return
  • Skull Masks
  • R70 Rewards Program Items: Spooky Theme!
  • Performance Improvements
  • More Bug Fixes
  • and more!

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Avatar’s Update #349: Gustballs and Spooky Crown Shop Updates


Greetings Fellow Avatars! Here’s what we have for you in this week’s edition of Update of the Avatar:

News Announcements

Community Updates


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

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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.