Update of the Avatar #218 – 2017.03.10: City Kobold Weapons, Obsidian Cabalist Wearables, Making of New Scenes, Bigger Bundles, Music Weekend Flash Sale, Rare Map Bundle, and more!

Greetings Fellow Avatars!

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


City Kobold Weapons

In Release 39, we began work on what we are calling our City Kobolds. These are the Kobolds that live in Skrekk and other places like K’rul. They are much more advanced than anyone else in Novia and the source of almost all of the technology that you see in the game, including clockwork creatures and aether vibration amplifiers. City Kobolds use advanced armor and weaponry including chainswords, electric axes, gas guns, electric blunderbusses, grenades, etc.

In Release 39 we introduced few new weapons for the City Kobolds including an Electric Blunderbuss and a Chainsword. The Chainsword can be looted from the Kobolds and wielded. It can even be salvaged for patterns. In Release 40 we will be introducing a handful of new bludgeon weapons for these Kobolds as well that players can loot from them and wield or try to salvage for patterns. In future releases players will also be able to loot the ranged weapons and use them as well. We are also adding the Ornate Chainsword to the Add On Store.

[A Dev+ Forum Post by Fletcher “SkullMuncher34” Kinnear]

New Kobold Weapons! The Kobold Arsenal is getting an upgrade as well. Here are some new items which include both one-handed and two-handed Electric Axes as well as a Steam-Powered Hammer!

1-Handed Electric Axe 

2-Handed Electric Axe 

2-Handed Steam Hammer

Ornate Chainsword

[A Dev+ Forum Post by Fletcher “SkullMuncher34” Kinnear]

Kobold Projectile Weapons! Here’s a look at some of the projectile weapons the Kobolds use including the Cloud Cannon, Electric Rifle, and Electric Blunderbuss

Cloud Cannon

Electric Rifle

Electric Blunderbuss



Obsidian Cabalist Wearables

Last week we revealed the Obsidian Cabalists for the first time. This week we have some more detailed Sketchfab renders to share of both a Cabalist and the wearable version of the hood and robe. We also have a closeup of the Cabalist boots. As a reminder all of these are lootable from defeated Cabalists.

The Obsidian Cabalists are ancient sorcerers of the Obsidian Order who have prolonged their lives through twisted use of magic. These horrible entities worship the eight anti-virtues and seek to fulfill the Dire Prophecies by laying siege to the towns of Novia. Starting with Release 40 they will be found in Town Sieges wielding unique vile artifacts that players who are able to defeat them may be able to loot. Those artifacts include unique hoods and weapons for each cabalist as well as the robes.

[A Dev+ Forum Post by Kevin “UglyFist” Wells]

Hey folks, I wanted to add a couple of links to the complete Cabalist player wearable model as well as the enemy NPC so you guys can check em out in 3D…

Wearable robe with hooded mask:

Cabalist Nefario:

Cabalist Boots:


The Making of Serpent’s Spine Mines

The Serpent’s Spine Mines are located in the northern end of the Serpent’s Spine mountain range in the North Paladis region of Novia. Kobolds have ranged farther west than normal to exploit the rich ore veins and crystal deposits in this vast mine. This will be one of our most vertically oriented mines to date with a large central chamber featuring deep vertical shafts, elevators, and mine carts.

This scene started as a clone of Graff Gem Mines but is being completely rebuilt for a live date hopefully in Release 40.

[A Dev+ Forum Post by Chris “Sea Wolf” Wolf]

I have a few more screenshots which show the mines with updated waterfalls and water materials. These will eventually undergo a final pass from our visual effects artist.


The Making of The Fall

No one is quite sure who built this mysterious dungeon beneath Blood Bay, but it is filled with an incredible array of dangers, and rewards. The Fall gets its name from the giant vertical open space that defines the middle of dungeon with crisscrossing bridges and elevators. This dungeon is an Open PVP area, so enter at your own risk! We hope to have this live in Release 41.

[A Dev+ Forum Post by Travis “Vas Corp Por” Koleski]

Some more progress:

Thanks for following The Fall!


NPC submissions requested for Harvest

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For Developer+ Pledge holders who have the pledge reward to create NPCs please see this post from Scott “Lum” Jennings.

[From a Dev+ Forum Post by Scott “Lum” Jennings]

Thank you for your continuing support of Shroud of the Avatar! This month, in addition to Estgard, we’re seeking entries for inhabitants of the village of Harvest!

Harvest is the port of entry to the kingdom of Norgard, on the mainland side of the channel. It is primarily a farming community, but sees a good bit of traffic between the Knights of Norgard bastion of Resolute and Norgard proper.

If you do NOT want your backer NPC to be in Harvest, you may want to wait. I will update this thread if we are running low on submissions – generally we are OK on duplicate submissions for characters who don’t get adopted (such as guards) but if you absolutely have a character who should be in a given city (such as Brittany) you should wait until we advertise for that city.

First, some brief notes:

  • Harvest is one of our “uncloning” scenes, where we go back post-final wipe and fill out unique content for each village and city. Thus, the NPCs are already in the game, but we can change appearance (to a degree, as seen below), gender, etc. to suit your request. If you want to pick a specific NPC (for example, one near your own house) we will do our best to accomodate you but may not be able to. Note that this process is just to make Harvest NPCs different – Harvest has already had a physical uncloning pass and its layout is basically final for release. We are backfilling NPCs that should have backstories at this point.
  • NPC visual customization, as you may have noticed, is still at a very early stage in development. Right now for the backers who want to be added to Harvest, we cannot offer any visual customization options beyond our standard gallery of NPC models. If you would like to have input over the visual customization of your NPC, you can wait for further releases when we can offer this. We will also allow a one-time visual re-customization once customization has been added if you would like to add your NPC now. We have no ETA on when this will be available.
  • Response to this will be on a first-come first-served basis for each call for responses. If your NPC doesn’t appear in Harvest, feel free to respond again in future posts. We have quite a few towns and cities to populate!
  • We are allowing people who have already submitted NPCs to submit their ideas for Harvest as well if they like, but people who have not yet submitted an NPC will take priority over those who have.
  • When responding, please list a first and second choice for profession.
  • NPCs for Harvest must be human. No kobolds, please.

Still with us? Great! Here’s what we need this month:

(Counts updated 3/6 11:00a Central)

  • 5 guards (Unlike Estgard, these are not Knights of Norgard, as Harvest is not technically within Norgard itself.)
  • 1 innkeeper
  • 1 waiter/waitress
  • 1 crafting merchant
  • 1 fishing merchant
  • 1 cooking merchant
  • 1 blacksmith
  • 1 decorations merchant
  • 1 housing deeds merchant
  • 1 magical supplies merchant
  • 1 Norgard (“viking”) crown merchant
  • 1 crafting trainer
  • 1 combat trainer
  • 1 public vendor
  • 1 banker
  • 1 town crier

If you’d like to have your namesake be a resident of Harvest please respond via private message on this forum to me (Lum) using the following format:

  • NPC name:
  • NPC gender:
  • NPC profession (first choice):
  • NPC profession (second choice):
  • NPC background (optional): A paragraph on whom your NPC is, how they would respond to nosy outlanders poking about their business, what brings them to Harvest (or keeps them there), or anything else you’d like to add. We reserve the right to edit and/or reject any background that does not fit the lore and setting of the game.

Please specify in your submission that this NPC is for Harvest.

We will respond if: your NPC is used; if it is rejected for whatever reason (such as an inappropriate name); if a supplied background is inappropriate, or if your NPC missed the cutoff for this release.

Thanks for your support, and see you in Harvest!


Spring Telethon 2017 Results

Our Spring Telethon was a huge success and we achieved all of our planned Stretch Goal Rewards, and then had to make up a few more! A heartfelt thank you from the entire Dev Team to all of you, our backers, that have contributed to the development funding of Shroud of the Avatar. Thursday’s event was yet another example of your amazing support and contributions!

The total raised for further game development as of Midnight, March 9th, was an amazing:

** $142,000 **

As promised, Telethon Funding Stretch Goal Rewards will be rewarded to any backers that pledged a minimum of $5 from the start of the telethon, until Midnight March 9 (Spending Store Credit to make $5 minimum purchase does not apply). These rewards should show up on your account page within the next couple of weeks and will begin showing up in the game over the next few releases starting as soon as Release 40.

  • Achieved! Special Reward: Wooden Duck Decoration (watch the Housing Deep Dive for explanation)
  • Achieved! $10,000: /flowerleap emote (leap into the air and throw flowers)

  • Achieved! $25,000: Butterfly Mask

  • Achieved! $35,000: Stained Glass Hand Lantern
  • Achieved! $50,000: Floral Pattern Stained Glass Oil Table Lamp (3 Pack)

  • Achieved! $65,000: White Flowered Topiary Creature Statues (3 Pack of Dragon, Bear, Satyr)

  • Achieved! $80,000: Leaf Shield and Leaf Spear
  • Achieved! $100,000: Large Spring Themed Fountain with Floating Candles
  • Achieved! $130,000: Thorn Bow and Thorn Sword
  • Achieved!  $140,000: Thorn Wand, Thorn Staff, Thorn Mace, and Thorn 2-Handed Sword
  • $150,000: Mini-Mushroom Psilocybin Monster Pet (sends out cloud of spores that makes avatars drunk)

We had deep dives, answered questions, danced, sang, did shots, spun the Wheel of Fortune, had flash sales, and handed out tons of prizes including:

  • Silver Clockwork Armor
  • Ornate Flamberge 2-Handed SwordStarrDancing
  • Elven Elder Fighter Armor
  • Ornate Flameberge 2-Handed Sword Pattern Pack
  • Viking Helm Pattern Pack
  • Sigil Cloak 3 Pack
  • Remote Bank Access Device
  • Lord British Cloak
  • Ornate Wealthy Merchant Outfit
  • Viking Village Water Home
  • Ancient Wall Sculptures Set
  • Last Chance Hat 5-Pack
  • Cobblestone Walkway Pavers
  • Ornate Water Platform
  • Ardoris Shogun Armor
  • Druid Town Home
  • Shogun Castle Wall Set
  • Gold Crowns
  • And several items courtesy of RelicsbyRild.com

We did not have time to answer all the questions but on Monday Starr “Darkstarr” Long will be posting all the ones we missed to the forums.

There were many amazing moments such as when the Mad Hatter presented Scott “Scottie” Jones with the Keys to Xenos along with this incredible before and after video:

Missed participating in the telethon event? Watch the entire stream above on Twitch with a permanent recording being made available on YouTube next week.


Making the Bundles Bigger!

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[From a forum post by Starr “Darkstarr” Long]

Greetings Avatars,

Over the last week we have been reviewing the contents of the Bundles (Elven, Kobold, Obsidian, Shogun, Viking) and auditing them for value and relevance versus current feature sets. After careful analysis we have decided to add content to many of the bundles to both increase their overall value, make them more relevant to current features (Patterns, Magic Movers, and Remote Bank Access), and add any themed items that were not originally included. The additions begin with an additional Magic Mover slot at the 2-Story Row House Bundle and proceed from there.

Below you will find a complete list of the additions to each Bundle. These changes are retroactive so anyone who has already purchased a bundle will also receive these. Some of these additions will be delivered as soon as this week but some will not appear until Release 40.

ELVEN BUNDLES

  • Elven 2-Story Row House Tax Free Player Owned Town Lot Bundle
    • 6 Total Magic Mover Slots (Accounts start with 5)
  • Elven 3-Story Row House Tax Free Player Owned Town Lot Bundle
    • 7 Total Magic Mover Slots
  • Elven 4-Story Row House Tax Free Player Owned Town Lot Bundle
    • 8 Total Magic Mover Slots
    • Dark Elven Kinsman Buckler
    • Tabletop Juniper Tree 3-Pack
    • Tabletop Juniper Topiary Tree 3-Pack
    • Pick any 1 Dye 12-Pack
  • Elven Village Home Tax Free Player Owned Town Lot Bundle
    • 9 Total Magic Mover Slots
    • Dark Elven Kinsman Buckler
    • Elven Elder Fighter Armor Pattern Pack
    • Tabletop Juniper Tree 3-Pack
    • Tabletop Juniper Topiary Tree 3-Pack
    • Potted Juniper Tree 3-Pack
    • Pick any 2 Dye 12-Packs
  • Elven Village Keep Tax Free Player Owned Town Lot Bundle
    • 10 Total Magic Mover Slots
    • Dark Elven Kinsman Buckler
    • Elven Elder Fighter Armor Pattern Pack
    • Elven Elder Archer Armor Pattern Pack
    • Ornate Elven Longsword Pattern Pack
    • Pick 2 Juggle Emotes
    • Tabletop Juniper Tree 3-Pack
    • Tabletop Juniper Topiary Tree 3-Pack
    • Potted Juniper Tree 3-Pack
    • Pick any 4 Dye 12-Packs
    • Pick 1 Fireworks Assortment
    • Remote Bank Access Device
  • Elven Town Home Tax Free Player Owned Town Lot Bundle
    • 11 Total Magic Mover Slots
    • Dark Elven Kinsman Buckler
    • Elven Elder Fighter Armor Pattern Pack
    • Elven Elder Archer Armor Pattern Pack
    • Ornate Elven Longsword Pattern Pack
    • Ornate Elven Longbow Pattern Pack
    • Pick 2 Breathe Emotes
    • Pick 2 Juggle Emotes
    • Tabletop Juniper Tree 3-Pack
    • Tabletop Juniper Topiary Tree 3-Pack
    • Potted Juniper Tree 3-Pack
    • Ornate Iron & Glass Wall Light 3-Pack
    • Pick any 6 Dye 12-Packs
    • Pick any 2 Fireworks Assortments
    • Remote Bank Access Device
  • Elven City Home Tax Free Player Owned Town Lot Bundle
    • 12 Total Magic Mover Slots
    • Dark Elven Kinsman Buckler
    • Elven Elder Fighter Armor Pattern Pack
    • Elven Elder Archer Armor Pattern Pack
    • Ornate Elven Longsword Pattern Pack
    • Ornate Elven Longbow Pattern Pack
    • Elven Elder Mage Robe Pattern Pack
    • Ornate Elven Mage Staff
    • Ornate Elven Mage Staff Pattern Pack
    • Ornate Wooden Pipe
    • Pick 2 Smoke Emotes
    • Pick 2 Breathe Emotes
    • Pick 2 Juggle Emotes
    • Tabletop Juniper Tree 3-Pack
    • Tabletop Juniper Topiary Tree 3-Pack
    • Potted Juniper Tree 3-Pack
    • Ornate Iron & Glass Wall Light 3-Pack
    • Pick any 8 Dye 12-Packs
    • Pick any 4 Fireworks Assortments
    • Remote Bank Access Device
    • Pick 1: Epic Juniper Tree or Epic Juniper Topiary Tree

KOBOLD BUNDLES

  • Kobold 2-Story Row House Tax Free Player Owned Town Lot Bundle
    • 6 Total Magic Mover Slots (Accounts start with 5)
  • Kobold 3-Story Row House Tax Free Player Owned Town Lot Bundle
    • 7 Total Magic Mover Slots
  • Kobold 4-Story Row House Tax Free Player Owned Town Lot Bundle
    • 8 Total Magic Mover Slots
    • Steel Clockwork Armor
    • Pick any 1 Dye 12-Pack
    • Tabletop Kobold Statue
  • Kobold Village Home Tax Free Player Owned Town Lot Bundle
    • 9 Total Magic Mover Slots
    • Steel Clockwork Armor
    • Steel Clockwork Armor Pattern Pack
    • Brown Steampunk Goggles
    • Pick any 2 Dye 12-Packs
    • Tabletop Kobold Statue
    • Teletype
  • Kobold Village Keep Tax Free Player Owned Town Lot Bundle
    • 10 Total Magic Mover Slots
    • Steel Clockwork Armor
    • Steel Clockwork Armor Pattern Pack
    • Brown Steampunk Goggles
    • Leather Clockwork Wings
    • Ornate Chainsword
    • Ornate Chainsword Pattern Pack
    • Pick 2 Juggle Emotes
    • Pick any 4 Dye 12-Packs
    • Pick any 1 Fireworks Assortment
    • Tabletop Kobold Statue
    • Teletype
    • Ornate Automated 8-Cylinder Phonograph
    • Remote Bank Access Device
  • Kobold Town Home Tax Free Player Owned Town Lot Bundle
    • 11 Total Magic Mover Slots
    • Silver Clockwork Armor
    • Silver Clockwork Armor Pattern Pack
    • Steel Clockwork Armor
    • Steel Clockwork Armor Pattern Pack
    • Brown Steampunk Goggles
    • Leather Clockwork Wings
    • Ornate Chainsword
    • Ornate Chainsword Pattern Pack
    • Pick 1 Kobold Music Instrument: 5-Piece One-Man Band or Cordovan Ornate Street Organ or Umber Ornate Accordion or Ornate Bagpipes
    • Pick Any 2 Breathe Emotes
    • Pick 2 Juggle Emotes
    • Pick Any 6 Dye 12-Packs
    • Pick Any 2 Fireworks Assortments
    • Tabletop Kobold Statue
    • Teletype
    • Ornate Automated 8-Cylinder Phonograph
    • Remote Bank Access Device
    • Ornate Cast Iron Fireplace 9-Pack
    • Kobold Rotunda Gazebo
    • Kobold Fence
    • Pick 1 Clockwork Pet: Silver Clockwork Monkey or Silver Mini Automaton
  • Kobold City Home Tax Free Player Owned Town Lot Bundle
    • 12 Total Magic Mover Slots
    • Black Clockwork Armor
    • Black Clockwork Armor Pattern Pack
    • Silver Clockwork Armor
    • Silver Clockwork Armor Pattern Pack
    • Steel Clockwork Armor
    • Steel Clockwork Armor Pattern Pack
    • Black & Chrome Ornate Aeronaut Outfit
    • Ornate Black Leather Aeronaut Helmet
    • Brown Steampunk Goggles
    • Leather Clockwork Wings
    • Ornate Chainsword
    • Ornate Chainsword Pattern Pack
    • Pick 1 Kobold Music Instrument: 5-Piece One-Man Band or Cordovan Ornate Street Organ or Umber Ornate Accordion or Ornate Bagpipes
    • Pick 2 Smoke Emotes
    • Pick 2 Breathe Emotes
    • Pick 2 Juggle Emotes
    • Pick Any 8 Dye 12-Packs
    • Pick Any 3 Fireworks Assortments
    • Remote Bank Access Device
    • Tabletop Kobold Statue
    • Teletype
    • Ornate Automated 8-Cylinder Phonograph
    • Remote Bank Access Device
    • Ornate Cast Iron Fireplace 9-Pack
    • Kobold Rotunda Gazebo
    • Kobold Fence
    • Hot Air Balloon
    • Pick 1 Clockwork Pet: Silver Clockwork Monkey or Silver Mini Automaton
    • Pick 1 Clockwork Pet: Silver Baby Clockwork Dragon or Blackened Metal Baby Clockwork Dragon

MAKE A DIFFERENCE BLOOD CHARITY BUNDLES

  • Lord British Blood Reliquary Bundle #5 – Blood Charity
    • 12 Total Magic Mover Slots
    • Viking Helm Pattern Pack
    • Ornate Norgard Axe
    • Ornate Norgard Axe Pattern Pack
    • Pick 1: Ornate Short Kilt or Ornate Long Kilt
    • White Feather Wings
    • Ornate Circlet
    • Viking Guor Shield Pattern Pack
    • Dragon Handle Maplewood Cane
    • Viking Brynhildr Shield Pattern Pack
    • Viking Tyr Shield Pattern Pack
    • Ornate Umbrella
    • Ornate Brass Darklamp
    • Pick 2 Smoke Emotes
    • Pick 2 Breathe Emotes
    • Pick 2 Juggle Emotes
    • Pick Any 8 Dye 12-Packs
    • Pick Any 3 Fireworks Assortments
    • Tabletop Blue Spruce Tree 3-Pack
    • Diagonal Muntin Wall Light 3-Pack
    • Large Ornate Stone & Wood Fireplace 9-Pack
    • Remote Bank Access Device
    • Epic Blue Spruce Tree
  • Darkstarr Blood Reliquary Bundle #4 & #5 – Blood Charity
    • 12 Total Magic Mover Slots
    • Black Clockwork Armor
    • Black Clockwork Armor Pattern Pack
    • Silver Clockwork Armor
    • Silver Clockwork Armor Pattern Pack
    • Steel Clockwork Armor
    • Steel Clockwork Armor Pattern Pack
    • Brown Steampunk Goggles
    • Leather Clockwork Wings
    • Ornate Chainsword
    • Ornate Chainsword Pattern Pack
    • Pick 1 Kobold Music Instrument: 5-Piece One-Man Band or Cordovan Ornate Street Organ or Umber Ornate Accordion or Ornate Bagpipes
    • Pick 2 Smoke Emotes
    • Pick 2 Breathe Emotes
    • Pick 2 Juggle Emotes
    • Pick Any 8 Dye 12-Packs
    • Pick Any 3 Fireworks Assortments
    • Remote Bank Access Device
    • Tabletop Kobold Statue
    • Teletype
    • Ornate Automated 8-Cylinder Phonograph
    • Remote Bank Access Device
    • Ornate Cast Iron Fireplace 9-Pack
    • Kobold Rotunda Gazebo
    • Kobold Fence
    • Hot Air Balloon

OBSIDIAN BUNDLES:

SHOGUN BUNDLES:

VIKING BUNDLES

  • Viking 2-Story Row House Tax Free Player Owned Town Lot Bundle
    • 6 Total Magic Mover Slots (Accounts start with 5)
  • Viking 3-Story Row House Tax Free Player Owned Town Lot Bundle
    • 7 Total Magic Mover Slots
  • Viking 4-Story Row House Tax Free Player Owned Town Lot Bundle
    • 8 Total Magic Mover Slots
    • Viking Helm Pattern Pack
    • Ornate Norgard Axe
    • Pick 1: Ornate Short Kilt or Ornate Long Kilt
    • Pick any 1 Dye 12-Pack
    • Tabletop Blue Spruce Tree 3-Pack
  • Viking Village Home Tax Free Player Owned Town Lot Bundle
    • 9 Total Magic Mover Slots
    • Viking Helm Pattern Pack
    • Ornate Norgard Axe
    • Ornate Norgard Axe Pattern Pack
    • Pick 1: Ornate Short Kilt or Ornate Long Kilt
    • White Feather Wings
    • Pick any 2 Dye 12-Packs
    • Tabletop Blue Spruce Tree 3-Pack
    • Diagonal Muntin Wall Light 3-Pack
  • Viking Stronghold Village Tax Free Player Owned Town Lot Bundle
    • 10 Total Magic Mover Slots
    • Viking Helm Pattern Pack
    • Ornate Norgard Axe
    • Ornate Norgard Axe Pattern Pack
    • Pick 1: Ornate Short Kilt or Ornate Long Kilt
    • White Feather Wings
    • Ornate Circlet
    • Viking Guor Shield Pattern Pack
    • Dragon Handle Maplewood Cane
    • Pick 2 Juggle Emotes
    • Pick any 4 Dye 12-Packs
    • Pick any 1 Fireworks Assortment
    • Tabletop Blue Spruce Tree 3-Pack
    • Diagonal Muntin Wall Light 3-Pack
    • Remote Bank Access Device
  • Viking Town Home Tax Free Player Owned Town Lot Bundle
    • 11 Total Magic Mover Slots
    • Viking Helm Pattern Pack
    • Ornate Norgard Axe
    • Ornate Norgard Axe Pattern Pack
    • Pick 1: Ornate Short Kilt or Ornate Long Kilt
    • White Feather Wings
    • Ornate Circlet
    • Viking Guor Shield Pattern Pack
    • Dragon Handle Maplewood Cane
    • Viking Brynhildr Shield Pattern Pack
    • Pick Any 2 Breathe Emotes
    • Pick 2 Juggle Emotes
    • Pick Any 6 Dye 12-Packs
    • Pick Any 2 Fireworks Assortments
    • Tabletop Blue Spruce Tree 3-Pack
    • Diagonal Muntin Wall Light 3-Pack
    • Large Ornate Stone & Wood Fireplace 9-Pack
    • Remote Bank Access Device
  • Viking City Home Tax Free Player Owned Town Lot Bundle
    • 12 Total Magic Mover Slots
    • Viking Helm Pattern Pack
    • Ornate Norgard Axe
    • Ornate Norgard Axe Pattern Pack
    • Pick 1: Ornate Short Kilt or Ornate Long Kilt
    • White Feather Wings
    • Ornate Circlet
    • Viking Guor Shield Pattern Pack
    • Dragon Handle Maplewood Cane
    • Viking Brynhildr Shield Pattern Pack
    • Viking Tyr Shield Pattern Pack
    • Ornate Umbrella
    • Ornate Brass Darklamp
    • Pick 2 Smoke Emotes
    • Pick 2 Breathe Emotes
    • Pick 2 Juggle Emotes
    • Pick Any 8 Dye 12-Packs
    • Pick Any 3 Fireworks Assortments
    • Tabletop Blue Spruce Tree 3-Pack
    • Diagonal Muntin Wall Light 3-Pack
    • Large Ornate Stone & Wood Fireplace 9-Pack
    • Remote Bank Access Device
    • Epic Blue Spruce Tree


Music Weekend Flash Sale

This weekend kicks off the annual SXSW festival here in Austin, Texas. While originally a music festival, it has since expanded to include Film, Interactive, Gaming, and most recently Education conferences. In celebration of SXSW, we are having a 20% off weekend flash sale on all music related items, representing over 25 items!

Here is a complete list of all the music related items you will find on sale this weekend:


Lord British Original Shroud Cloth Map Prototype #1 Bundle

During the original Kickstarter for Shroud of the Avatar, artist Stephen Daniele drew the very first version of the map of Novia used in the demo. Richard “Lord British” Garriott then took that original drawing and using a piece of cloth and an iron-on kit he created a prototype of what the cloth map might look like.

This is that actual first Cloth Map Prototype Number 1 handmade by Lord British himself and now available for sale in our Make a Difference Store! As with the other Blood Charity items 10% of the proceeds will be donated to a not-for-profit Blood Bank that you can help select.

The digital rewards for this bundle are identical to the Lord British Blood Reliquary Bundles which include the following:

  • Physical Items:
    • Original Shroud Cloth Map Prototype #1: 
      • 1 of 2 original cloth maps from artwork by Stephen Daniele
      • Approximate Dimensions: 8″ x 11″
      • Materials: Cloth
    • Studio Visit:
      • Come see our offices in Austin, Texas
      • Travel costs not included
      • Dates to be coordinated and approved by Portalarium

  • Digital Items:
    • Early Access to Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues Episode 1
    • Blood Themed Items:
      • Blood Fountain
      • Blood Reliquary Home Decoration
      • Option to have your Player Owned Town Water turn Blood Red
      • Blood Elemental Petvikinghelm
      • /bloodrain emote
      • Blood Red Lord British Cloak
    • Viking Tax Free POT Castle Bundle:
      • Tax Free Player Owned Town Castle Lot Deed
      • Viking Great Hall City home
      • 2-Story City Stone Basement
      • 35 Gold Crowns of the Obsidians
      • Pick 12 Prosperity Tools
      • Viking Helm
      • Viking Fur Collared Cloak
      • Viking Tyr Shield
      • Viking Brynhildr Shield
      • Viking Guor Shield
      • Ornate Meerschaum Wolf Pipe
      • Pick 12 Obsidian Potions
      • Ornate Viking Chest
      • Aether Vibration Amplifier Console
      • 3 Pack Potted Blue Spruce Trees
      • Ornate Skull Candle
      • Ornate Metal Phonograph
      • 4 Viking Wooden Fence Kits
      • Small Longboat Dry Dock Decoration
      • 6 pack Blue Spruce Trees
      • Ornate Wooden Streetlamp 6 Pack
      • Ornate Wooden Four Poster Canopy Bed
      • Vintage Cordovan 5 Drawer Curved Dresser
      • Ornate Wooden Hot Tub
      • Stone Bear Statue
      • Pet: Winter Rottweiler
      • Pet: Winter Lynx
      • Pet: Bloodraven
      • Access to Dev+ Section of Forums
      • Commision Free Player Vendor
      • /meditate emote
      • /angry emote
      • /judgeyes & /judgeno emotes
      • 500 Bank Slots
      • Pick 4 Expert Crafting Stations
      • +7 Magic Mover Slots
      • Viking Helm Pattern Pack
      • Ornate Norgard Axe
      • Ornate Norgard Axe Pattern Pack
      • Pick 1: Ornate Short Kilt or Ornate Long Kilt
      • White Feather Wings
      • Ornate Circlet
      • Viking Guor Shield Pattern Pack
      • Dragon Handle Maplewood Cane
      • Viking Brynhildr Shield Pattern Pack
      • Viking Tyr Shield Pattern Pack
      • Ornate Umbrella
      • Ornate Brass Darklamp
      • Diagonal Muntin Wall Light 3-Pack
      • Large Ornate Stone & Wood Fireplace 9-Pack
      • Remote Bank Access Device
      • Epic Blue Spruce Tree
      • Pick 2 Smoke Emotes
      • Pick 2 Breathe Emotes
      • Pick 2 Juggle Emotes
      • Pick Any 8 Dye 12-Packs
      • Pick Any 3 Fireworks Assortments
      • Remote Bank Access Device


R39 Offline Data Format Change – Character Preservation Notice

Greetings Avatars,

Just like in Release 38 during Release 39, the Offline Mode save game format is changing to support new and upcoming gameplay features.

Here’s what you need to do in order to preserve your Offline Mode save games and characters:

  • Patch your game client to Release 39.
  • Load each saved game and then re-save. This will convert your save file into the latest format.

If you do not convert your saved games during Release 39, your saved games (from releases prior to R39) may not load in releases after Release 39. In other words we cannot guarantee the ability to load pre-R39 saves after R39.

Our sincere apologies if this change causes any disruption in your gameplay. We always make every attempt to avoid having to make these kinds of requirements of our players when we make changes like this. After very careful consideration, we’ve deemed this change, and the accompanying requirement, as necessary. Please note that this change will not affect the online game or characters in any way.

As a reminder, Release 39 starts on February 23 and runs through March 29.

Please let us know if you have any questions on this update!

Thanks,
Darkstarr


Spring 2017 Crafter’s Competition Winners

Congrats to the winners of the Crafter’s Competition! It was no easy task crafting these pieces, as some of the raw resources had to be gathered in very dangerous and remote areas across New Britannia. Amazingly fine work all!

Screenshots of each of the winning entries are below. Click on the images to view each submission!

First Place – Scoffer:


Second Place – Minerva’s Group:


3rd Place Tie – Illiott:


3rd Place Tie – Kaeshiva:


nimueCW – Honorable Mention:


Upcoming Events

Mar 17, 2017 – SXSW Gaming: Is Video Game Early Access Too Early?
Mar 30, 2017 – Release 40
Apr 27, 2017 – Release 41
May 25, 2017 – Release 42
June 29, 2017 – Release 43

Visit the official Community Calendar to see the great lineup of activities our amazing community has planned for this weekend! And be sure to check out this month’s Release Events thread in the SotA forums for additional events.

Event of the Week – Conversations in the Shadows of PAXLair

You have heard the voices across New Britannia, heard the whispers around PaxLair and waited with baited breath for the New Britannia Theatre Troupe to perform. You shall wait no longer…

The New Britannia Theatre Troupe and Avatars Radio Proudly Present… Two fantastic Radio Plays .. March 5th 2017 7am New Britannia Time. Come join us in PaxLair as we hear the sound of several community members perform 2 great plays written by Gabriel Nightshadow and Womby and presented in the only place that seemed fitting. — The Keep in PaxLair —

Enjoy the show!


Community 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.


Recommended Projects to BackCrowfall

In this Throne War Simulator, characters are persistent but the campaign worlds are not, thanks to voxel technology which enables fully-destructible settings. A seamless blend of an MMO with a large-scale strategy game, players are immortal champions, traveling between realms to fight in an eternal War of the Gods.


Backer Shipping Addresses

SotA_ShippingAddressIn preparation for shipping backers’ physical pledge rewards later this year, we have added Shipping Address fields to your Account Profile page. To enter your shipping address, log in to the SotA website, select “Account” in top right corner, then select “Edit Profile” located in top left corner, beneath your Avatar image.

A reminder to be sure that support@portalarium.com is unblocked from your e-mail account!



5 thoughts on “Update of the Avatar #218 – 2017.03.10: City Kobold Weapons, Obsidian Cabalist Wearables, Making of New Scenes, Bigger Bundles, Music Weekend Flash Sale, Rare Map Bundle, and more!


  1. Craig234

    Comment: I received the e-mail about this March 11. It says there was a telethon and everyone who spent $5 by March 9 will get the rewards. Well. I’d suggest letting people have time to partake.


    1. BerekBerek

      Hi Neiro! It takes time for New Britannian tinkerers to reverse-engineer the obscure Kobold technologies. When we refactor ammunition and ranged weapons, we are hoping to allow players to be able to obtain the Kobold ranged weapons then.


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