Category Archives: Update of the Avatar

Avatar’s Update #383: Play Release 78 Now! Dynamically Scaled Difficulty! Shadow Creatures Preview! Latest News Q&A Friday Livestream!


Greetings Fellow Avatars!

This week’s update brings you some great news about a new concept coming to Episode 2 adventure scenes called Dynamically Scaled Difficulty! Soon after release, players will be able to experience the first scene enabled with this new tech. Also, take a sneak peek into the new Shadow Creatures effects coming to encounters near you! For those wishing to participate in any community activities, upcoming one-time and recurring community events have been announced! Be sure to also review the Players Guide and Known Issues list for additional information on recent changes and upcoming fixes. Now, let’s see what we have for you in this week’s edition of Update of the Avatar:

News Announcements

Community Updates


Dynamically Scaled Difficulty!

Adventurers, rejoice! A new concept for Shroud of the Avatar, called Dynamically Scaled Difficulty, brings a variety of user selectable difficulty levels to a single adventure scene. Here is a breakdown of the difficulty levels available in the first iteration of the new tech:

  • Easy (Tier 7)
  • Medium (Tier 10)
  • Hard (Tier 12)
  • Epic (Tier 18)

Dynamically Scaled Difficulty will not only scale the tier level of spawns, but also the experience awarded for each opponent defeated. After further testing occurs, loot will also scale accordingly. Every new scene added to the game will feature scaled difficulty options, but not every scene will be broken down identically.

The first scene to feature this new tech is a cloned version of the beautiful yet underutilized Tier 2 location known as South Midmaer Way. Of late, in addition to adding entirely new scenes, the team has routinely revamped old underutilized low tier scenes such as this to feature greater challenges for higher level players. Some of these updates included the revamp of Spectral Peaks, Owls Head Sewers, Ravensmoor, Ruins of Ravensmoor, Mysterious Swamp, Deep Ravenswood and Ulfheim.

We learned a valuable lesson when the original version of Ulfheim was removed, because some fans of the old clone longed to see their favorite hunting grounds restored, hence the Ruins of Utheim appeared. So, to head off a similar concern, we’ve decided to leave in South Midmaer Way at its original location and difficulty, and the new scaled version of this scene will be placed in Mistrendur in a patch shortly after the release.

Known as Lachem’s Bazaar, the location now features revamped spawns and NPC dialogue adjustments and is fully integrated into the new dynamic system. The 3-day puzzle buff (+30 Agility, -10 Strength) which also resides in South Midmaer Way will temporarily be available in Lachems Bazaar, but soon that puzzle will yield entirely unique yet undetermined benefits.

Spindelskog, an Episode 2 adventure scene nearing completion, will likely be the next scaled adventure scene coming your way. Dynamically Scaled Difficulty adventure scenes are just some of the exciting features to arrive this year. Read more about what’s on the horizon in the Shroud of the Avatar 2020 Vision!


Latest News Q&A Friday Livestream!

Another weekly Community Livestream is this Friday, May 29th at 4PM CT on Twitch! Join Chris “Atos” Spears and other development team members for a community 1 hour livestream!

To enter the prize drawings, type “may the fourth be with you” into any in-game chat channel OR make a purchase on the website add-on store. Please submit questions into Twitch Chat by inserting !question at the beginning of your text. Watch on Twitch, Friday at 4 PM CT!


Shadow Creatures Preview!


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June Login Reward: Floppy Hat!

Just in time to hit the beaches, this floppy hat is perfect for abating the sun during shoreline festivities. Simply log in during the month of June, and the hat will become available in the Rewards Window. Time to catch some rays, beachgoers!


Release 78 Reward Program Login Reward Items: Beach Theme!

Avatars! Rewards Program login reward items for Release 78 are beach themed! Reward Program members will receive these items immediately upon logging in during Release 78! Surf’s up, Avatars!

  • Beach Towels (4-Pack, Dyeable)
  • Male Swimsuit (1-Piece, Uses Chest & Legs Slots, Dyeable, Also fits females)
  • Female Swimsuit (2-Piece, Dyeable, Also fits males)

NOTE: You must login during the release to receive each release’s rewards.

The Shroud of the Avatar Rewards Program lets you earn the best rate on purchasing Crowns, AND receive monthly reward items!

For the low price of $9 USD per month you will receive the following:

    • 900 Crowns of the Obsidians every month
    • Monthly Login 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

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Avatar’s Update #382: Official PvP Event Trophies! Crowns, Deed Upgrades & Two Hour Flash Sales! Latest News Q&A Friday Livestream!


Greetings Fellow Avatars!

This week’s update brings you some great news about new PvP trophies slated as unique rewards for upcoming Official Catnip Games PvP related events. Also, 3 types of sales will be active over the holiday weekend! For those wishing to participate in any community activities, upcoming one-time and recurring community events have been announced! Be sure to also review the Players Guide and Known Issues list for additional information on recent changes and upcoming fixes. Now, let’s see what we have for you in this week’s edition of Update of the Avatar:

News Announcements

Community Updates


Official PvP Event Trophies!


For nearly a month, the development team has hosted an official weekly fishing tourney and provided unique trophies and other prizes to the dedicated anglers of New Britannia. Soon, a revival of official decoration contests will be announced, and the unique decoration contest trophies will get some use once again! But now, its time to provide some love to the PvP community!

The team is now planning officially hosted events to the PvP’ers of New Britannia! To do this properly, we desired to create some high quality unique trophies related to PvP lore concepts within the game. A new variety of shards, remnants of the moons which collided during The Fall, blanket the twisted landscapes of the Shardfalls/PvP zones throughout New Britannia. Amongst the litter of moon fragments, a new variety of Shards have been discovered, but they will only be awarded to participants of Avatar vs. Avatar combat during official Cantip Games PvP events.

Master artist Damon a.k.a. @enalNomad on the forums, has designed these amazing shard PvP trophies to function as a light source, rotate and occasionally have sparks of electricity amongst the glowing ethereal mist which coats the stone’s surface. The set includes 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place versions as well as a small tabletop Participation Trophy version. As the official PvP events begin to unfold, the community manager will distribute these wondrous trophies (amongst the other prizes provided) to further inspire PvP combat within the game. More announcements about PvP concepts are just around the corner, to include a PvP Queuing system and a Developer-Owned PvP Town as an optional venue for official and community sponsored PvP events. Happy adventures, Avatars!


Latest News Q&A Friday Livestream!

Another weekly Community Livestream is this Friday, May 22nd at 4PM CT on Twitch! Join Chris “Atos” Spears and other development team members for a community 1 hour livestream!

To enter the prize drawings, type “may the fourth be with you” into any in-game chat channel OR make a purchase on the website add-on store. Please submit questions into Twitch Chat by inserting !question at the beginning of your text. Watch on Twitch, Friday at 4 PM CT!


Crowns, Deed Upgrades & Two Hour Flash Sales!

The Crowns Sale continues, Avatars! Still at 20% off, players will have the entire holiday weekend to enjoy the discount. Deed Upgrades are ALSO 20% off! To upgrade a deed, place the deed into your inventory, then right-click the deed to reveal upgrade options. But that’s not all! Starting on Saturday at 1PM CST, the Two Hour Flash Sales event returns for another round! So watch your clocks, Avatars! A new batch of 9 sale items will rotate into the in-game Crown Store every 2 hours!

Players have until Wednesday, May 27th at 1PM CST to take advantage of these great discounts, at which time all 3 sales events expire. Happy shopping, Avatars!


Obsidian & Island Vault Round!

The current round of Vault items are available until Thursday, June 4th at 10:30 AM CST. At that time, the next round of 9 items will be available for two weeks, and then the next, etc.

  • Obsidian Tower (Town Home)
  • Obsidian Sarcophagus
  • Obsidian Order Throne
  • Obsidian Order Plate Armor Set
  • Island Dress
  • Island Flower Crown
  • Island Spear
  • Large Tiki Statue
  • Hula Emote

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Avatar’s Update #381: Female Shopkeeper Outfit Preview! Two Hour Flash Sales! Latest News Q&A Friday Livestream!


Greetings Fellow Avatars!

Check out what’s new this week! Flash Sales! These new short duration sale frenzies will be going live this weekend! Also, we’re providing a sneak peek of the new Shopkeeper Outfits due into the store soon. For those searching for social activities, new one-time and recurring community events have been announced! Be sure to also review the Players Guide and Known Issues list for additional information on recent changes and upcoming fixes. Now, let’s see what we have for you in this week’s edition of Update of the Avatar:

News Announcements

Community Updates


Female Shopkeeper Outfit Preview!

Merchants of New Britannia! Make room in your wardrobes for these upcoming new outfits, perfect for shop owners throughout the lands! Soon to arrive to the game is the Female Shopkeeper Outfit! Coming in soon after will be a Male Shopkeeper Outfit modelled after some of the NPC merchant styles currently available.

These new Female Shopkeeper Outfits (functional on male characters as well) will feature a dyeable bodice and a dyeable aproned skirt. In fact, this set includes TWO dyeable bodice pieces, one with a pendant necklace and one with a choker. Long leather gloves and high leather boots also accompany the outfit. All these splendid wearable items are perfect fit for any up-and-coming or veteran merchant players. Happy vending, shopkeepers!


Latest News Q&A Friday Livestream!

Another weekly Community Livestream is this Friday, May 15th at 4PM CT on Twitch! Join Chris “Atos” Spears and other development team members for a community 1 hour livestream!

To enter the prize drawings, type “may the fourth be with you” into any in-game chat channel OR make a purchase on the website add-on store. Please submit questions into Twitch Chat by inserting !question at the beginning of your text. Watch on Twitch, Friday at 4 PM CT!


Two Hour Flash Sales!

Watch your clocks, Avatars! A new Crown Store sales event is launching and will last throughout the weekend — Flash Sales! Starting on Friday, May 15th at 1PM CST, a new batch of 9 sale items will rotate into the Crown Store every 2 hours! This fast-paced new sales concept provides community members a total of 108 sale items to consider for purchase each full day of the event opposed to the 9 normally offered.

Players have until Monday, May 18th at 1PM CST before the Flash Sale event expires. Flash Sale events are just one of the many exciting changes to arrive this year. Happy shopping, Avatars!

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Avatar’s Update #380: Gathering & Meticulous XP Rewards Update! Latest News Q&A Friday Livestream!


Greetings Fellow Avatars!

Check out what’s new this week! Gathering XP has received a HUGE update! A new Vault round has arrived — Riding Outfits & Pack Animals! New one-time and recurring community events have been announced! Also, be sure to also review the Players Guide and Known Issues list for additional information on recent changes and upcoming fixes. Now, let’s see what we have for you in this week’s edition of Update of the Avatar:

News Announcements

Community Updates


Gathering & Meticulous XP Rewards Update!

Gatherers of New Britannia… Rejoice! Experience awarded for gathering has been significantly increased at various tiers. This change was implemented to ensure players could obtain crafting XP in a more efficient manner. The more efficiently players can increase the amount of XP in their crafting pool through gathering, the more quickly they can raise their refining and production skills. New players might find crafting to be a little less daunting, and veteran players will be able to increase their crafting skills even further! Experience from Tier 4, 5 and 6 gathering nodes were affected in the following way:

  • Tier 4 Nodes: Increased from 600 to 1,000 per node
  • Tier 5 Nodes: Increased from 1,000 to 2,500 per node
  • Tier 6 Nodes: Increased from 2,000 to 5,000 per node

Currently, Tier 6 mining nodes only reside in Tartarus, so be sure to delve downward into the more dangerous levels of that adventure scene to reap those increased rewards!

Also, there has been a significant change to how meticulous results award experience while gathering. For each and every meticulous success within a single gathering attempt, you’ll now be awarded an XP amount equivalent to that node’s tiered reward. For instance, if you are mining a T5 Iron Node, which results in a Meticulous x3, the player will receive 7,500 XP. This is just one of the many exciting changes to arrive this year. Happy gathering, Avatars!


Latest News Q&A Friday Livestream!

Another weekly Community Livestream is this Friday, May 8th at 4PM CT on Twitch! Join Chris “Atos” Spears and other development team members for a community 1 hour livestream!

Expect a little extra fun and prizes this time around. While we answer questions from the community, Atos will teleport around the world displaying subtle views of various scenes. The first player to find him in-game will win a prize! This is IN ADDITION TO the prize drawings normally present during the Friday livestream.

To enter the prize drawings, type “may the fourth be with you” into any in-game chat channel OR make a purchase on the website add-on store. Please submit questions into Twitch Chat by inserting !question at the beginning of your text. Watch on Twitch, Friday at 4 PM CT!


Riding Outfits & Pack Animals Vault Round!

 The current round of Vault items are available until Thursday, May 21st at 10:30 AM CST. At that time, the next round of 9 items will be available for two weeks, and then the next, etc.

  • Saddlebags Decoration
  • Grey Donkey
  • Cria (Baby Llama)
  • Saddle Stand Decoration
  • Lady’s Riding Outfit
  • Gentleman’s Riding Outfit
  • Black Foal
  • White Foal
  • Adobe Brick 2-Story with Roof Access Village Home

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Avatar’s Update #379: Play Release 77 Now! New Adventure Scene: Bunker C! Dark Shogun Outfit! New Store Items: Electric Katanas, Ivy & More! Latest News Q&A Friday Livestream!


Greetings Fellow Avatars!

Lots of exciting changes have occurred this week! A new adventure scene rolled in from world builder Sannio! A new armor set fashioned in the shogun style just arrived! Awesome new decorations such as Ivy and Electric Katanas are now in-game!  Also, be sure to also review the Players Guide and Known Issues list for additional information on changes and upcoming fixes. Now, let’s see what we have for you in this week’s edition of Update of the Avatar:

News Announcements

Community Updates


New Adventure Scene: Bunker C!

Keith “Sannio” Quinn has completed “Bunker C” which is now available for adventurers in R77 to explore! “Bunker C” is a new underground scene accessible from the caves underneath the Northwest Blackblade Mountains. Players are directed to this crumbling underground shelter as part of a quest that starts in Novia’s Far Hinterlands. The bunker challenges players with deadly lava in addition to undead and elemental threats. This bunker also includes a vault door puzzle, multiple traps and even lava fishing!

“An unusual doe wandering near the entrance of the Far Hinterlands needs your help to remove the curse that has turned her into an animal! Along the way, you’ll venture into the newly uncovered “Bunker C” and brave the high-threat dangers that lurk underground!”

This new adventure scene is just one of many to arrive this year. Read more about what’s on the horizon in Shroud of the Avatar’s 2020 Vision!


Latest News Q&A Friday Livestream!

Another weekly Community Livestream is this Friday, May 1st at 4PM CT on Twitch! Join Chris “Atos” Spears and other development team members for a community 1 hour livestream!

To enter the prize drawings, type “may the fourth be with you” into any in-game chat channel OR make a purchase on the website add-on store. Please submit questions into Twitch Chat by inserting !question at the beginning of your text. Watch on Twitch, Friday at 4 PM CT!


New Dark Shogun Outfit!

An exciting new addition arriving soon to the Crown Store is the Dark Shogun Outfit. This bold and shadowy armor set is a must have for any players venturing down the path of anti-virtue. If this plate armor set is salvaged to obtain eternal patterns, the patterns can be applied to player-crafted plate armor to take on the appearance of this new armor set. The outfit also features an emblemed black cloth cloak which also yields an eternal pattern when salvaged for application onto cloaks. The Dark Shogun Outfit is one of many additions this release recognizing “May the Fourth” and Japan’s “Golden Week” seasonal celebrations. (The armor set is still in design and testing but should arrive shortly after release.)



New Store Items: Electric Katanas, Ivy & More!

Exciting new additions arriving to the Crown Store are the Electric Katanas coming in three colors (Pink, Red and Green). These “electrifying” new 2-handed swords, if salvaged, will yield eternal patterns which can be applied to player-crafted 2-handed swords. Also arriving to the store is a pack of English ivy to adorn the deco surfaces of building sides — perfect for making that knight’s keep a little more rustic! Last but certainly not least — plants! Many plants! The Cherry Pie Plant, the Potted Banana Plants (3-Pack) and the Potted Chusan Palm Plants (3-Pack) will all offer much more variety to the plant-type deco throughout your homes and gardens. These decorations, to include the Dark Shogun Armor previously spotlighted in these release notes, were inspired by “May the Fourth,” Japan’s Golden Week and Greenery Day!

  • Pink Electric Katana (Breast Cancer Awareness Charity Item)
  • Red Electric Katana
  • Green Electric Katana
  • Ivy Wall Decoration Set
  • Cherry Pie Plant (Heliotrope)
  • Potted Banana Plants (3-Pack)
  • Potted Chusan Palm Plants (3-Pack)




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Avatar’s Update #378: Bunker C Update! Latest News with Atos & Darkstarr Livestream!


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

News Announcements

Community Updates


Adventure Scene Update: Bunker C!

Keith “Sannio” Quinn, one of the master world builders and quest designers here at Catnip Games, is hard at work on “Bunker C” and decided to give us another sneak peek into his progress!  “Bunker C” is a new underground scene accessible from the caves underneath the Northwest Blackblade Mountains. Players will be directed to this crumbling underground shelter as part of an upcoming quest that will start in Novia’s Far Hinterlands. The bunker will challenge players with deadly lava in addition to undead and elemental threats. This bunker also includes a vault door puzzle, multiple traps and even lava fishing!

“An unusual doe wandering near the entrance of the Far Hinterlands needs your help to remove the curse that has turned her into an animal! Along the way, you’ll venture into the newly uncovered “Bunker C” and brave the high-threat dangers that lurk underground!”

Read more about what’s on the horizon in Shroud of the Avatar’s 2020 Vision!


Friday Livestream: Atos Haircut! Darkstarr Update! Bunker C!

Another weekly Community Livestream is this Friday, April 24th at 4PM CT on Twitch! Join Chris “Atos” Spears, Starr “Darkstarr” Long and Keith “Sannio”Quinn for a community 1 hour livestream!

To enter the prize drawings, type “April showers bring May flowers” into any in-game chat channel OR make a purchase on the website add-on store. Please submit questions into Twitch Chat by inserting !question at the beginning of your text. Watch on Twitch, Friday at 4 PM CT!


Extra POT NPC’s, Buildings & Devotionals Available Soon!

Exciting news for Player Owned Town Governors and Stewards! Coming soon to the Crown Store, nearly all of the Player Owned Town NPC’s, NPC Buildings, Statues, Decorations and Devotionals will be available for purchase separately. Upon purchase of a new town, players already receive a large variety of these items automatically, but through the years, Player Owned Towns have received additional slots for placement of these items. With the new Megalopolis sized town, it became very clear to us that we simply haven’t provided a way for town Governors and Stewards to acquire additional items to fill these available slots, nor did we provide the flexibility town owners would prefer in utilizing a larger number of a particular asset. Soon, these concerns will be alleviated! These items can only be placed as decoration by town Governors and Stewards. Check out this amazing list of items soon to be available separately from a town purchase:

  • Armor Merchant NPC (female)
  • Armor Merchant NPC (male)
  • Banker NPC (female)
  • Banker NPC (male)
  • Bartender NPC (female)
  • Bartender NPC (male)
  • Caretaker NPC (female)
  • Caretaker NPC (male)
  • Combat Merchant NPC (female)
  • Combat Merchant NPC (male)
  • Cooking Merchant NPC (female)
  • Cooking Merchant NPC (male)
  • Crafting Merchant NPC (female)
  • Crafting Merchant NPC (male)
  • Decorations Merchant NPC (female)
  • Decorations Merchant NPC (male)
  • Fishing Merchant NPC (female)
  • Fishing Merchant NPC (male)
  • Guard NPC (female)
  • Guard NPC (male)
  • Homes Merchant NPC (female)
  • Homes Merchant NPC (male)
  • Magic Merchant NPC (female)
  • Magic Merchant NPC (male)
  • Pet Merchant NPC (female)
  • Pet Merchant NPC (male)
  • Tavern Customer NPC (female)
  • Tavern Customer NPC (male)
  • Town Crier NPC (female)
  • Town Crier NPC (male)
  • Weapon Merchant NPC (female)
  • Weapon Merchant NPC (male)
  • Armor Shop (NPC Building)
  • Bank (NPC Building)
  • Cemetery (NPC Building)
  • Combat Shop (NPC Building)
  • Cooking Shop (NPC Building)
  • Crafting Shop (NPC Building)
  • Dragon Bones (NPC Building)
  • Fishing Shop (NPC Building)
  • Guard Tower (NPC Building)
  • Home Shop (NPC Building)
  • Magic Shop (NPC Building)
  • Moon Tower (NPC Building)
  • Oracle Confirmatory (NPC Building)
  • Oracle Guardian Statue (NPC Building)
  • Stables (NPC Building)
  • Tavern (NPC Building)
  • Titan of Courage Statue (NPC Building)
  • Titan of Love Statue (NPC Building)
  • Titan of Truth Statue (NPC Building)
  • Weapon Shop (NPC Building)
  • Devotional of Compassion
  • Devotional of Courage
  • Devotional of Honesty
  • Devotional of Honor
  • Devotional of Humility
  • Devotional of Justice
  • Devotional of Love
  • Devotional of Sacrifice
  • Devotional of Spirituality
  • Devotional of Truth
  • Devotional of Valor


Sky Navy Vault Round!

The current round of Vault items are available until Thursday, May 7th at 10:30 AM CST. At that time, the next round of 9 items will be available for two weeks, and then the next, etc.

  • Star Citizen Airship City Home
  • Burned Skeletons
  • Cylindrical Automaton Pet
  • Blue Electric Sword
  • Electric Halberd
  • Adobe Dome Deco Set
  • White Aeronaut Clockwork Full Face Helm
  • All Metal Crossbow
  • /floatmeditate Emote

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Avatar’s Update #377: Developer Run In-Game Events Coming! Latest News and Q&A Friday Livestream!


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

News Announcements

Community Updates


Developer Run In-Game Events Coming!

The time for battle draws near, Avatars! Don thine armor and ready thine weaponry, or strip down bare so thine armor and thine weaponry not be looted by thine enemy! Objective-based developer run PvP events are just around the corner. Scheduled for 10AM and 10PM CST on Saturday, April 25th in Paladis Shardfall, the first two of these events will commence. During and after these initial test events, the Community Manager (Elgarion) will experiment with gathering activity data within the scene related to the stated goals for each player within the event. Lessons learned should allow for more elaborate goals and objectives for future events as these concepts continue to unfold. Please provide registration information if you would like to compete (per the guidance) as well as any feedback on the PvP Event Forum Thread.

For the Anglers of New Britannia, another developer run event is in the works. Scheduled to start Noon CT on Friday, April 24th, this fishing derby will last until Noon CT on Friday, May 1st. Players may register towns to be put into a list which will dictate the venues available for the fishing competition. The first fishing venture will take players to at least 3 towns from the registry, Sunless Barrens and Paladis Shardfall. Head on over to the Fishing Event Forum Thread for more information.

Prizes provided by the Community Manager will be available for attendees of the PvP and Fishing events, but governors, guild leaders and players are welcome to sweeten the pot by providing additional prizes based on objective criteria entirely of their own design. In fact, please consider planning events to overlap the duration and chosen weekly locations of the PvP and Fishing developer events. Please post these events in the in-game events forums and the Community Manager will promote accordingly. After the first week of these events, likely there will be a pause for planning before additional weeks start rolling in, but after that point? Expect a constant stream of weekly events, each to feature new locations and new objectives. Happy adventures, Avatars!


Latest News and Q&A Friday Livestream!

Another weekly Community Livestream is this Friday, April 17th at 4PM CT on Twitch! Join Chris Spears a.k.a. Atos and other developer team members for a community 1 hour livestream!

To enter the prize drawings, type “April showers bring May flowers” into any in-game chat channel OR make a purchase on the website add-on store. Please submit questions into Twitch Chat by inserting !question at the beginning of your text. Watch on Twitch, Friday at 4 PM CT!


New Store Items: Decorative Urns & Vases!

Coming to the Crown Store shortly are the Decorative Urns 5-pack and the Decorative Vases 5-pack. These new ornate pottery pieces feature of beautiful array of patterns and shapes. Recently, a Rustic Antique Shop (Town Home) modeled after Starr Long’s family antique store was added to the Crown Store. Also added were two amazing helmets which allow players to tune-in to our community in-game radio stations. Coming in both cloth and leather, these Aether Aviator Helmets are available for purchase with Crowns! Both can be salvaged to receive Eternal Patterns. These patterns can then be utilized to apply the look of the Aviator helmet to another cloth or leather helmet. The cloth version is dyable.

  • Decorative Urns 5-Pack
  • Decorative Vases 5-Pack
  • Rustic Antique Shop (Town Home)
  • Leather Aether Aviator Helmet
  • Cloth Aether Aviator Helmet (Dyable)

 


Springtime Vault Round 2!

The current round of Vault items are available until Thursday, April 23rd at 10:30 AM CST. At that time, the next round of 9 items will be available for two weeks, and then the next, etc.

  • Leaf Spear
  • Leaf Shield
  • Large Spring Themed Fountain with Floating Candles
  • Thorn Bow
  • Flower Crown
  • Giant Dragonfly Pet
  • Thorn Sword
  • Elven Keep Village Home
  • /Flowers Emote

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Avatar’s Update #376: New Rustic Antique Shop (Town Home)! Latest News and Q&A Friday Livestream!


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

News Announcements

Community Updates


New Rustic Antique Shop (Town Home)!

For those players who’ve frequented Central Brittany, you might have noticed a peculiar antique shop nestled away not too far off from the bustling business of the harbor. This shop is reminiscent of a real-life store which was known as “Goudeau Antiques” and run by Cary Long, who had passed away many years ago. Cary Long was father to Starr Long, our beloved Darkstarr. Many releases ago, as a gesture to Starr, Richard Garriott tasked a world builder to design a version of the antique store and place it in Central Brittany.

Soon, this building will be available to all players! The Rustic Antique Shop (Town Home) will be added to the Crown Store and become available as a new town-sized home. The expansive interior will allow shop owners a considerable amount of elbow room to display their wares. Whether your character is a tailor, a blacksmith, a carpenter or simply a tradesman of resources and discovered treasures, this building will offer a great home to any would-be merchant within the world of New Britannia.


Latest News and Q&A Friday Livestream!

Another weekly Community Livestream is this Friday, April 10th at 4PM CT on Twitch! Join Chris Spears a.k.a. Atos and other developer team members for a community 1 hour livestream!

To enter the prize drawings, type “April showers bring May flowers” into any in-game chat channel OR make a purchase on the website add-on store. Please submit questions into Twitch Chat by inserting !question at the beginning of your text. Watch on Twitch, Friday at 4 PM CT!


New Store Items: Cloth & Leather Aether Aviator Helmets!

Soon to arrive on the Crown Store are two amazing helmets which allow the player to tune-in to our community in-game radio stations. Coming in both cloth and leather, these Aether Aviator Helmets will be available for purchase with Crowns! Both can be salvaged to receive Eternal Patterns. These patterns can then be utilized to apply the look of the Aviator helmet to another cloth or leather helmet. The cloth version is dyable.

Also soon to patch in is the Rustic Antique Shop (Town Home)! Other items which recently became available were the Tulips Flower Arrangement, the Pink Dye Pack and a Silver & Gold Lepus Mask!

  • Leather Aether Aviator Helmet
  • Cloth Aether Aviator Helmet (Dyable)
  • Rustic Antique Shop (Town Home)
  • Tulips Flower Arrangement
  • Pink Dye Pack (Breast Cancer Awareness Charity Item)
  • Silver & Gold Lepus Mask (Dyable)


Springtime Vault Round 2!

The current round of Vault items are available until Thursday, April 23rd at 10:30 AM CST. At that time, the next round of 9 items will be available for two weeks, and then the next, etc.

  • Leaf Spear
  • Leaf Shield
  • Large Spring Themed Fountain with Floating Candles
  • Thorn Bow
  • Flower Crown
  • Giant Dragonfly Pet
  • Thorn Sword
  • Elven Keep Village Home
  • /Flowers Emote

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Avatar’s Update #375: Spindelskog Adventure Scene Update! Latest News and Q&A Friday Livestream!


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

News Announcements

Community Updates


Spindelskog Adventure Scene Update!

Spindelskog is an upcoming Episode 2 adventure scene located on the new Mistrendur continent which is currently deep in design with List Rostov at the helm! For those familiar with the Mistrendur Land Rush, this location has been indicated for some time as Adventure Scene 1, far to the northwest of the continent.  Just this past week, List shared a screenshot of his progress with the scene, and the image definitely brings “spooky forest” to mind.

“Amidst the fetid swamps of the Northwest of Mistrendur hides Spindelskog, a rotting and decrepit old-growth forest. Swathed in ancient webs and choked with detritus and weeds, this forest can go without sunlight for months at a time. Within this foreboding darkness, the summer growth falls into decay and the webs and shadows creep across the woods. It is home to creepies and crawlies, huge predators and mysterious creatures of shadow.”


Latest News and Q&A Friday Livestream!

Another weekly Community Livestream is this Friday, April 3rd at 4PM CT on Twitch! Join Chris Spears a.k.a. Atos and other developer team members for a community 1 hour livestream!

To enter the prize drawings, type “April showers bring May flowers” into any in-game chat channel OR make a purchase on the website add-on store. Please submit questions into Twitch Chat by inserting !question at the beginning of your text. Watch on Twitch, Friday at 4 PM CT!


Bard Skill Tree is Live!

The bard skill tree is has now officially entered into the world of New Britannia on the live server. Players can find the trainer for this new skill tree on the continent of Mistrendur at the main entrance to the Ruins of Utheim. So many skills await your mastery, Avatars! Go and test your musical prowess with these new abilities: Melody of Mending, Atonal Aria, Anthem of Alacrity, Psalm of Stagnation, Concussive Canticle, Savage Sonata as well as several innate abilities!


Party Size Increases to 12!

Avatars! Exciting news! The first iteration of Party/Raid type lovin’ for this year has arrived — Parties of 12! Players can utilize this new feature on the live server for Shroud of the Avatar! Expanding the capabilities of adventure parties is just one of the exciting new features to arrive this year. Read more about what’s on the horizon in the Shroud of the Avatar 2020 Vision!

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Avatar’s Update #374: Play Release 76 Now! Lord of the Isle Statesman Outhouse! Q&A Friday Livestream!


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

News Announcements

Community Updates


Lord of the Isle Statesman Outhouse!

Due to recent public outrage and many requests for more architecture in the Lord of the Isle Mansion style, the master architects of New Britannia have developed a new type of outhouse particular to the tastes of our most esteemed supporters, and just in time to stem the tide of “The Great Outhouse Rebellion of 2020!” Riotous throngs of unrelieved New Britannians took to the streets! Amongst the angry mob, one man’s anxious cries clamored above the rest, “Nay! I shall not use that wooden outhouse any longer! It be beneath me! And it puts splinters in my bottom! And it smells! And Bob used it! Don’t go in there! I shall simply hold it until my demands are met!” As you can see, the architects simply had no choice but to meet the demands of the unruly, for the regularity of supporters was surely at stake! And thus, the very regal Lord of the Isle Statesman Outhouse was created, and all were merry. (Coming to the Crown Store April 1st…)


Atos Q&A Livestream!

Another weekly Community Livestream is this Friday, Mar 27th at 4PM CT on Twitch! Join Chris Spears a.k.a. Atos and other developer team members for a community 1 hour livestream!

To enter the prize drawings, type “march to a different tune” into any in-game chat channel OR make a purchase on the website add-on store. Please submit questions into Twitch Chat by inserting !question at the beginning of your text. Watch on Twitch, Friday at 4 PM CT!


April Login Reward: Bunny Ears!

Just in time for the return of the notorious Arch Lapin, a new springtime wearable becomes available! Be sure to log in sometime between April 1st and 30th to receive this special and festive Bunny Ears headpiece! WARNING: The Bunny Ears headpiece does not cause the Arch Lapin to befriend you nor does it provide bonuses to hearing. Enjoy!


Release 76 Reward Program Exclusive Login Reward Items: Springtime Theme!

The hillsides are abloom, bunnies abound, and evidently ladybugs are also around! Rewards Program exclusive login reward items for Release 76 are springtime themed! Reward Program members will receive these exclusive items immediately upon logging in during Release 76!

  • Giant Bunny Companion
  • Ladybug Backpack
  • Bunny Slippers



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 Crowns, AND receive exclusive monthly reward items!

For the low price of $9 USD per month you will receive the following:

    • 900 Crowns of the Obsidians every month
    • Exclusive Monthly Login 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

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