Category Archives: Update of the Avatar

Avatar’s Update #337: R67 on QA, 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 67 On QA (Live next Thur)

An early version of R67 is on the QA server. R67 is full of new content and fixes, some of which is now on the QA server for early testing. An early version of the R67 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 June 27!

  • New User Experience Polish
  • “Always Open” option for Doors
  • Free Camera in POTs and Player Dungeons
  • Material Bonuses for Crafted Rings and Necklaces
  • Loot with Components & Enchantments
  • Outskirts Loot Improvements
  • “Hide Cloak” Option
  • Patterns from Rusty Weapons
  • Fishing Leaderboards
  • Chat Text Color Polish
  • R67 Login Rewards: Hero Theme!
  • Performance Improvements
  • More Bug Fixes
  • and more!

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June Login Rewards: Potion of Guidance & 250K XP


250,000 Adventuring XP + Obsidian Potion of Guidance!

As a special limited time promotion we are rewarding all players who login by the end of June with two rewards! Every player who logs in will receive an Obsidian Potion of Guidance (increases how fast your skills use experience out of our experience points pool) and 250,000 Adventuring Experience Points!

To receive the rewards simply login to the game before the end of June and check your rewards tab!

 


Avatar’s Update #336: Castle & Keep Sized Homes, New User Experience & New Dungeons 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


Castle and Keep Sized Homes!

Shroud of the Avatar’s housing system has so far had 4 sizes of homes: Row, Village, Town, and City. At the same time there have been six sizes of lots that these homes could be placed on: Row, Village, Town, City, Keep, and Castle. Each lot was double the size of the lot below it. As long as a home could fit on the lot below it could fit on a larger lot. Therefore a Village sized home could fit on a Town lot (or any larger lot).

For the very first time, starting this week, we will be offering homes larger than City sized! The first of these homes are massive seven deck Giant Pirate Galleon Castle Homes. That is correct, they are so large they can only fit on Castle Lots! For now there is a Dry-dock and Water version of this gigantic ship. Read more…


Avatar’s Update #334: Play R66 Now, Rewards Program Update, New Houses 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 66 Now!

Release 66 successfully launched yesterday, May 30, with thousands of backers downloading, patching, and logging in to check out the changes! There’s lots of new content to explore, including:

  • 9 New Warding Skills
  • 5 New Taming Skills
  • New Top Tier Tameable Creatures
  • Tameable Baby Dragons
  • Artifact Combining
  • Luminous Atavist Returns
  • Clockwork Dragon Trophy Recipe
  • Heraldry Polearm
  • Leaderboards
  • New User Experience Polish
  • New Emotes
  • Lord British Recurring Items
  • R60R62 , and R63 Livestream Items
  • Release 66 Reward Program Items
  • Performance Improvements
  • More Bug Fixes
  • and more!

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Avatar’s Update #331: May Login Rewards & Deco Finals 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


May Login Rewards

As a special limited time promotion we are rewarding all players who login by the end of May with two rewards! The first reward is a miniature greyhound pet, inspired by the lovable “Mojito” (pet of Chris “Atos” Spears). The second reward is a 3-story Wood & Plaster Row Home which is an extra floor upgrade from the default home that comes with the free row lot that all players receive.

To receive the rewards, simply login to the game before the end of May and check your rewards tab! Read more…


Avatar’s Update #328: R65 on QA, Deco Contest Preview 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 64 on QA (Live next Thur)

An early version of R65 is on the QA server. R65 is full of new content and fixes, some of which is now on the QA server for early testing. An early version of the R65 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 April 25!

  • Decoration Scaling
  • Decoration Flipping
  • Female Peasant Wearables
  • New Rare Random Encounter Merchants
  • The Vault
  • Tamed Pet Balance
  • More Young Dragons
  • Wave Battle Improvements
  • Lord British Cupcakes
  • R60R61, and R62 Livestream Items
  • Performance Improvements
  • More Bug Fixes
  • and more!

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Avatar’s Update #326: R64 Livestream Now April 12


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 64 Livestream: Now April 12

The Release 64 Livestream is now Friday April 12. We adjusted the date so we could focus today on addressing the ongoing graphical issues associated with our recent upgrade to the latest version of Unity. Thank you for your patience.

All Avatars from around the world are welcome to join us in the livestream activities. We will be doing deep dives, answering questions, handing out prizes, and tracking towards stretch goals. To celebrate Spring and the arrival of the Envy Angel our theme for Release 64 is Dark Spring!

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: Easter Egg Tour (tour of hidden things and pop culture references)
  • 4:15 PM: Easter Egg Hunt (see below)
  • 5 PM: Ending Announcements

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Avatar’s Update #324: R64 on QA, Arch Lapin 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 64 on QA (Live next Thur)

An early version of R64 is on the QA server. R64 is full of new content and fixes, some of which is now on the QA server for early testing. An early version of the R64 Instructions are also available for review. We could really use everyone’s help to test all of this amazing content before it goes live next Thursday Mar 28!

  • Arch Lapin Returns with new loot!
  • Spring Equinox Items
  • Food Decoration Items (beyond just fruit and veggies)
  • Universal Trade Channel
  • POT MOTD
  • More Pirate Items
  • Gothic Dungeon Set
  • More Player Dungeon Encounters
  • R60 & R61 Livestream Items
  • Performance Improvements
  • More Bug Fixes
  • and more!

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Avatar’s Update #323: Spring Equinox Items, Row Homes 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


Spring Equinox Items

Scott “Scottie” Jones has been busily creating all sorts of Spring goodies for our Avatars! The Confection Eggs and Confection Bunnies will be new loot on the Arch Lapin! A lot of this work was making placeable decorations for food items so some of these new items will tie to existing items like cupcakes for the Lord British Birthday Cakes or a placeable and dyeable Cake Slice to go with the existing Cake Slice Recipe. The whole dyeable cake will be available in the crown shop as a decoration for those looking to save on decoration limits (versus placing individual slices). Some of the new confections and dyeable cupcake will be part of the Spring Equinox Replenishing Platter which will be available on the Crown Shop. The new dyeable eggs will also go on the Crown Shop but there will be an in-game recipe for a plain dyeable egg as well. The Confection Platter will be available on the in-game decorations merchant for gold while the Confection Stand will be available in the Crown Shop. For more details on Scottie’s process read below:

[A Forum Post by Scott “Scottie” Jones]

Hello all!   Scottie here again!

Here’s another post to share what I’ve been working on over the last week and a half!

Well, it’s Spring again, and WOW has this year been flying by ….  It’s already mid-March!!!

And whether you call it Easter, or Ostara, or Eostre, or even just the Spring Equinox, it’s time for me to make stuff related to some kind of Springtime Festival!  That means cool stuff that I am hoping will be made available to you in some way as decorations in Shroud of the Avatar!  Of course, I say “hoping” because, as a standard disclaimer; I just make the art, and have no real say in how it gets sold or distributed in the game once it leaves my hot little hands…  Any of these items (or sets of items) may get offered as Livestream goals, or sold for CotOs in the store, or produced in the game when performing recipes, etcetera… It’s going to be up to those in charge to determine that… And, of course, sometimes it’s not always possible to incorporate some of the stuff I make in exactly the way I imagine (I don’t decide when things get released, how they get packaged up and offered or sold in the CotO store in-game,  added as some recipe, or whatever)…  However, what I WILL do here is show you everything I’ve made for this season, give you a little insight as to what inspired me to do so, and then describe the suggestions I’m offering to the “decision-makers” who will be determining how all this stuff gets incorporated!

So let’s begin!

BAM!!!!

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Avatar’s Update #322: Release 63 Livestream Today, Darkstarr Recurring 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


Release 63 Livestream: Darkstarr

The Release 63 Livestream is today, March 8! All Avatars from around the world are welcome to join us in the livestream activities. We will be doing deep dives, answering questions, handing out prizes, and tracking towards stretch goals. To celebrate Darkstarr’s (aka Starr Long) birthday the theme for the stretch goals is Darkstarr!

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: Player Dungeon Encounters
  • 4:00 PM: Saltwater Fishing Contest
  • 5 PM: Ending Announcements

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