Shroud of the Avatar Sets Crowdfunding Record in March

SotA raised $333k in March, making it the highest crowdfunding month to date for the project (not counting the initial Kickstarter month of April 2013)!  All additional funds we raise are applied to the development of the game, allowing us to expand the size of the team (which has grown to 31 members), and increase the amount of content and features.

One of the features we all wished we had enough time and budget for was the addition of mounts in Episode 1, but it just isn’t in the cards. However, we have raised enough funds to give all backers the next best thing: coconuts that sound like horses when banged together! You even get to pantomime trotting around like a horse while you bang them!


Ye Olde Hot Tub


The impromptu pool party that occurred during the Release 4 weekend (shown above) was so popular, that it inspired us to create this medieval hot tub! Now you can have your friends over to your house for a hot tub party! The hot tub is a limited quantity item in the Add-On Store so you better hurry and get yours before they sell out!



Alienware Sponsors $20 Pledge Upgrade Coupon

Alienware’s powerful gaming rigs are a perfect match for Shroud of the Avatar! To show their support, Alienware is sponsoring $20 SotA Pledge Upgrade Coupons to members of their Alienware Arena community! These coupons can be used to start a SotA pledge account (for new backers), or to add $20 to an existing pledge account. If, for example, you have a $90 Royal Artisan Pledge, you can use the Alienware coupon to bump you up to a $110 Virtual Collector Pledge. Pretty sweet deal, right? So, hurry over to the Alienware Arena website and get your $20 Pledge Upgrade Coupon now!

[NOTE: Only one Alienware Pledge Upgrade Coupon can be used per account. Coupon does not apply to Add-On Store items]


Only 6 Days Remain to Purchase/Upgrade/Gift Founder Pledges

Until the promotion ends on April 7th, 2014, Founder backers will be able to purchase and/or gift additional Founder pledges containing all the original Founder rewards, as well as upgrade any of their pledges at original Kickstarter prices. After April 7th, prices for upgrades, gifts, and purchases will increase to Benefactor prices and no new Founder pledges can be created. Don’t miss out!

Referral Bonus for Gifted Pledges!

Early Founders who wish to act as patrons to their family, friends, guildmates, or members of the SotA community, will also continue to receive the $25 Referral Bonus for every additional pledge they purchase as a gift for others. Not only are you helping out others to become Founders, but you are also growing your own pledge account by $25 every time you do! Win-win for everyone!

Community member, The Mad Hermit, has a great video walkthru explaining all this, called “How to Become A Founder Through ‘Gifting’“.  We highly recommend you check it out!

We’ve created the Player Marketplace area in the forums to help facilitate these transactions between our community members and we ask that you keep these transactions in that section.

Hurry and take advantage of this tremendous offer as there are only 6 days remaining until the Early Founder Pledge Promotion ends on April 7, 2014.

[NOTE: Any pledge payment plans started prior to April 8, 2014 will remain in effect at the original Early Founder price until that plan is completed or cancelled. Until we automate the process, you can send a request to to have your pledges merged.]


  1. IronMaiden

    The email was time stamped 1750, I got the email and clicked the link at 1752… it was sold out in under 2 min based on that info…. though I believe it was sold out LONG before I ever got the email notification.

    As long as they can be crafted at some point, I’ll have to get one then.

    1. KoldarKoldar

      I certainly would hope that if you have coconuts in the game, one could tame an african swallow. ;)

  2. IronMaiden


    Good point, might be a April Fools of course… wouldn’t put it past them at this point

    Maybe the entire games is an April Fool and it’s never coming out ! I could live with that if I had to :)

  3. supernat12supernat12

    Now that would make for one awesome april fool’s joke. I would be honored just being a part of it. :)

    I don’t know about the hot tubs though…even if it was a joke, now everyone wants one, so they have to add them anyway, so either way, we’ll see them in game! :) My question is: where are the bubbles? I sense a new spell addition: Bubbler – levels 1 through 10 where level 10 boils your skin (or whatever sucker you got in the hot tub) off.

  4. Lord SteinLord Stein

    Banging coconuts together…LOl…ROFL funniest/best April fools ever! Mel Brooks must be proud!

  5. Midgard TheDragonKingMidgard TheDragonKing

    Yeah I fell for this one hard, was so mad I checked my emails after I got home from work. Please note I check SoTa for no reason 20 times a day at work.

    wanted the hot tub and the coconuts so bad. Seriously though I think if you put limited edition on anything people will buy it

  6. Jackx

    I love the coconuts!

    Will trade mount for them anyday (as long as movement speed stays adjusted of course).

  7. Lady AdnorLady Adnor

    Are you suggesting coconuts migrate?
    Not at all, they could be carried.
    What — a swallow carrying a coconut?
    It could be carried by an African swallow!
    Oh, yeah, an African swallow maybe, but not a European swallow, that’s my point.
    One of my favorite movies..

  8. InLight1

    What happens if one of the coconuts for the mounted steed is misplaced? Is there anyway to get another one?

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