Greetings Fellow Avatars! Here’s what we have for you in this week’s edition of Update of the Avatar:
- The Making of Northwest Blackblade Mountains
- New Content Threads: SeedInvest, Telethon Rewards, Halloween
- R45 Postmortem Missed Questions Answered
- SeedInvest Next Steps – Awarding of Perks
- Free Trial Test #6 (Sep 7-27) Now Live!
- In The News: Richard and Starr Dragon Con Interviews
- Berek’s Panel at Austin Game Conference
- Lord British and Blackthorn at UO 20th Anniversary
- Portalarium is Hiring: Web Developer
- Weekend Flash Sale: Pets, Clocks, & Moondials
- Make a Difference: Exodus by Helen Garriott
- Upcoming Events Calendar
- Spotlight: Serenite Crafting Museum
- Event: AERIE Fund – Community Cause – Think Pink
- Resources: Players Helping Players
- Recommended Project to Support: BrightLocker CrowdEquity Campaign
The Making of Northwest Blackblade Mountains
SPOILERS: For Release 46 we are reworking Blackblade Pass to establish a path through the mountains and underneath the lava that is Tier 2. This involves adding Tier 2 side paths in Southeast Blackblade Mountains and Northwest Blackblade Mountains that connect to the entrances to Blackblade Pass, as well as adding a Tier 2 bypass tunnel in Blackblade Pass itself.
Additionally, we have completely rebuilt Northwest Blackblade Mountains (it was previously a clone of another scene) and it now contains a devastated arid landscape of dragon bones, mesas, sand, and possible dragon encounters!
Here’s some early teaser shots of progress on un-cloning the Northwest Blackblade Mountains. Let me know what you think of them!
Thanks for following our progress! More Soon!
Travis “Vas Corp Por” Koleski
New Content Threads: SeedInvest, Telethon Rewards, Halloween
We created several new threads this week to show off content that we have been creating for SeedInvest Perk Packs, Telethons, and for Halloween. We will be making and posting in these kinds of threads going forward so that our players can stay up to date on the latest images of these items as we make them. In the case of the Telethon and holiday content they will first go in Dev+ and then later be included here in the Weekly Update.
SeedInvest Perk Pack Rewards:
This thread is to show images of the SeedInvest Perk Pack Rewards as we create them. We have created (and have images for) the first set of items that we listed when the SeedInvest campaign started. We hope to deliver these as soon as Release 46. We are working on the second set of items that we added after the SeedInvest campaign was already in progress. We hope to start delivering some of those as soon as Release 47.
NOTE: These items are exclusive to those who participated in our crowd equity campaign at SeedInvest and invested in Portalarium. They are not available anywhere else.
Golden Clockwork Armor
Golden Lord British Shield
Golden Clockwork Raven
Golden Clockwork Dragon
Golden Rowhouse Greenhouse
Golden Kobold Great Hall
Summer Telethon 2017 Rewards (Flame Armor)
We are starting some new threads to show off telethon rewards as we make them (we will be doing similar threads for holiday content and SeedInvest golden items). For the summer telethon we have already delivered everything except the Flame Armor so this thread will just include the Flame Armor but other threads will of course have more content.
Without further ado here is the Virtue Flame Armor (leather) created by our very own @Scathanna