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!
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
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
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):
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)
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!
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.
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!
Pumpkin Head Returns
New Skills: Taming Frenzy, Solar Flare, Rainbow Blast Combo
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
Torn & Tattered Wedding Dress
Torn & Tattered Wedding Tuxedo
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.
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)
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.
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.