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

SALTWATER FISHING CONTEST:

We are going to have another Fishing contest! This time it will be our second Saltwater contest in The Fishing Expedition!

To participate in the contest go to The Fishing Expedition (Boats in the coastal cities of Aerie, Ardoris, Kingsport, Mud and Port Graff will take you to this tropical scene completely dedicated to fishing) and start fishing at 4 PM. The best trophy fish (longest) caught by 4:45 PM will win a prize! NOTE: We will be verifying location and time!

Fishing Contest Prizes:

  • Runners Up (2): Ornate Fishing Pavers
  • 3rd Prize: Ornate Post & Rope Water Fence Set (digital)
  • 2nd Prize: Viking Village Water Home (digital)
  • 1st Prize: Player Owned Town Village Water Lot Property Deed (digital)

STRETCH GOALS (Darkstarr)

As a special bonus, we are offering funding rewards to any player that makes a minimum purchase of $5 during Release 63. To celebrate Darkstarr’s (aka Starr Long) birthday the theme for the stretch goals is Darkstarr!

All webstore purchases during the Release will count towards the stretch goals, not just the two hours of the livestream! Also participation in the Rewards Program counts towards our stretch goal totals!

  • ACHIEVED! $15K: Darkstarr Wand
  • $30K: Darkstarr Throne (Reverse Colors)
  • $45K: Darkstarr 1h Sword
  • $60K: Darkstarr Clock Tower (Reverse Colors)
  • $75K: Darkstarr Coronated Leather Helm and Darkstarr Longow
  • $90K: Darkstarr Dungeon Room with Clock
  • $105K: Darkstarr Trident and Darkstarr 2h Axe
  • $125K: Darkstarr Black Leather Armor

*Please keep in mind that stretch goal rewards take time to develop and will most likely not be available until Release 66 at the earliest. We will keep you updated!

WIN THESE GREAT PRIZES!

We will be giving prizes away on an hourly basis with many being given away multiple times. Enter for a chance to win a prize by either logging into the game and typing “Happy birthday Darkstarr” into chat OR by purchasing any item from our store during the livestream!

  • Avatars Radio Merchandise
  • Darkstarr Fur Collared Cloak (digital)
  • Lord British vs Darkstarr Battle Banner (digital)
  • Darkstarr Shield (digital)
  • Darkstarr Shield Pattern Pack (digital)
  • Darkstarr Basement Entrance Eternal Pattern
  • Rough Pirate Outfit

EXPIRATIONS:

The Valentines Day 2019 Gift Boxes and Valentines Day 2019 Cards are expiring at 11:59 PM CT on March 8, 2019!

SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS

We will be answering questions throughout the livestream, so submit them in the comments section of the original post or on Discord chat during the event.

Watch @ShroudofAvatar updates throughout the day of the livestream. See you on Twitch!


Darkstarr Recurring Items

It is the Regent Darkstarr’s (aka Starr Long) birthday on March 12th! In honor of his birthday the recurring rare Darkstarr items are in the Crown shop for a limited time! They will only be available this year until May 3rd and then you will have to wait for another full year before they become available again!

Here’s a list of those recurring items:

Darkstarr Fur Collared CloakLord British vs Darkstarr Battle BannerDarkstarr Shield & Darkstarr Shield Pattern Pack Darkstarr Basement Entrance Eternal Pattern


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.


Envy Angel Livestream (YouTube)

Last week’s Envy Angel livestream was a great glimpse into how our latest seasonal boss plays! We also made a ton of progress on the Darkstarr stretch goals!

  • ACHIEVED! $15K: Darkstarr Wand
  • $30K: Darkstarr Throne (Reverse Colors)
  • $45K: Darkstarr 1h Sword
  • $60K: Darkstarr Clock Tower (Reverse Colors)
  • $75K: Darkstarr Coronated Leather Helm and Darkstarr Longow
  • $90K: Darkstarr Dungeon Room with Clock
  • $105K: Darkstarr Trident and Darkstarr 2h Axe
  • $125K: Darkstarr Black Leather Armor

In case you missed the fun times here is the stream on YouTube:

(NOTE: this was our first distributed livestream so there were some performance issues we are still working out, thank you for your patience):


Shroud of the Avatar Rewards Program

The Shroud of the Avatar Rewards Program lets you earn the best rate on purchasing Gold Crowns, AND receive rare stretch-goal items from our monthly livestreams! This program automatically enrolls you in the monthly livestreams (counts as the $5 minimum purchase) along with other perks.

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

  • 900 Gold Crowns of the Obsidians every month
  • Automatic Participation in the Monthly Livestream Stretchgoals (counts as the $5 minimum purchase)
  • 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
  • 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


Upcoming Events Calendar

Mar 8, 2019 – Release 63 Livestream
Mar 28, 2019 – Release 64
Apr 5, 2019 – Release 64 Livestream
Apr 25, 2019 – Release 65
May 3, 2019 – Release 65 Livestream
May 30, 2019 – Release 66
June 7, 2019 – Release 66 Livestream
June 27, 2019 – Release 67
July 25, 2019 – Release 68
Aug 29, 2019 – Release 69


Community Event: Welcome Quest Release 63

[From a Forum Post by Duke Gréagóir]


By Appointment to
His Majesty Lord British
Welcome Quest Makers

You are invited to join the Welcome Quest in Release 63.

This is a Player ran event – Portalarium (makers of Shroud of the Avatar) is not represented.

This is NOT a PVP event. Please don’t plan on PVPing at this event.

It will be held on Sunday, March 10, 2019 starting at 12pm (noon) central time/New Britannian time and lasting an hour. It is in your in-game Events book.

Greagoir Pendragon will be active 30 minutes before the event and during the event. So you can teleport to Greagoir Pendragon if you wish.

We are traveling to the town of Dara Brae the spiritual successor to Skara Brae! Located on the docks off of Kingsport in the Hidden Vale.

You can also search for the town in the SOTA Map web site – https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/map/

Are you with us?

Purpose:

The Welcome Quest is a quest for all people to see many towns and establishments. It is created as a way for people to visit many player-ran locations. It involves each town and establishment to give the quest person some information and then instructions to go to the next location (a town or establishment) to do something. The path may be sequential from place to place or in parallel to multiple places at the same time. The goal is for towns and establishments to showcase their places, educate the people, and work with other player-ran towns/establishments. We do the Welcome Quest 4 items a year, one in each season.

We are proud to be the first player-ran quest in SotA! We do it for all of you. :)

More information is located at
http://sotawiki.net/sota/Community:Quests/Welcome_Quest#Welcome_Quests_in_Releases

Welcome Torch changes – testing and answers due to burnout

With Release 38, all torches changed physically. The durability started to decrease when the torch is held onto. This change also affected the Welcome Torch you receive from the Welcome Quest.

With Release 41 you now can repair your own Welcome Torches with a carpentry repair kit and a carpentry table.

Map:


Meretz: Win a Circle of Stones Dungeon Entrance

Win an Obsidian Tower Town Water Home & earn free SotA in-game items daily!

Whether you move a little or a lot, as a Meretz user you rack up valuable Meretz Points (MPs). The more MPs you have, the more stuff you can buy!

Think: in-game SotA goodies, Sweepstakes entries, Relics by Rild giveaways, and tons more. With Meretz, we launch several sweepstakes every month. This month, we’re giving away the Circle of Stones Rift Dungeon Entrance Plus 125 Point Dungeon – valued at $100! You can also enter to win a Relics By Rild $50 Gift Card and other cool prizes. AND, use your MPs every day for in-game items like potions and emotes.

What’re you waiting for? Download Meretz TODAY!


Project to Support – Avatars Radio

Avatars Radio is a community run and community funded radio station founded by community member Amber Okhan (formerly Amber Raine). They air plays, music, sermons, speeches, and they organize the monthly release dance parties. You can listen to Avatars Radio on their website or through one of the Aether Amplifiers inside Shroud of the Avatar. Consider helping this community endeavor by supporting their Patreon!

“This station was created with the love of our community and fellow citizens in Lord British – Richard Garriott’s new world of Shroud of the Avatar. Our dream desire is to serve and share (simply by airing) communities work through the moon towers. We have an open welcoming of all submissions from our community. Talented musicians (be it instrumental, vocal, or mixer), poets, designers of station identifications and other sound bytes, or perhaps you have the face and voice for radio and would like to try your turn behind the desk as a DJ? This station shall always welcome the creative works of the community weighed over that of earthly!”


Resources – Players Helping Players

SotA_NewPlayerWelcome_Forum

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.

 



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