Release 46 Postmortem Telethon

** $80,000 **

Telethon Funds Raised


Telethon Stretch Goal Rewards:

  • ACHIEVED! $10K: Skull Cloak
  • ACHIEVED! $25K: Prisoner’s Mask
  • ACHIEVED! $35K: Torn & Tattered Wedding Dress & Tuxedo
  • ACHIEVED! $50K: Spooky Fountain
  • ACHIEVED! $65K: Dead Hedge Fence Set
  • ACHIEVED! $80K: Nightmare Statue with flaming mane and glowing eyes

Greetings Avatars,

This release’s Postmortem Telethon is going to be Halloween themed! Expirations are back, new stretch goal items are ready to be achieved, and themed contests are kicking off this month to celebrate Release 46!

LIVESTREAM SCHEDULE (Central Time Zone)

Telethons are livestreamed on Twitch and include answers to your gameplay questions, world building tours, prize giveaways, sales on items, and more! See what we have planned below beginning at 3:00 PM CT on October 12:

  • 3:00 PM: Introductions
  • 3:30 PM: R46 Postmortem Q&A
  • 4:30 PM: World Building Tour
  • 5:30 PM: Postmortem Q&A Continues
  • 7:00 PM: End of Telethon!
Schedule is subject to change. Check back here before the livestream begins!

EXPIRING ITEMS

STRETCH GOALS (Spooky Themed!)

As a special bonus, we are offering funding rewards to any backer that pledges a minimum of $5 for twelve hours during the day of the telethon, from 12:00 PM CT on October 12 (Spending Store Credit to make $5 minimum purchase does not apply) to 11:59 PM CT.

NOTE: While the livestream ends at 7pm CT, everyone will have until 11:59 PM CT to spend $5 to get the stretch goals. We will announce the final total on the following day.

  • $10K: Skull Cloak
  • $25K: Prisoner’s Mask
  • $35K: Torn & Tattered Wedding Dress & Tuxedo
  • $50K: Spooky Fountain
  • $65K: Dead Hedge Fence Set
  • $80K: Nightmare Statue with flaming mane and glowing eyes

CHEER ON THE DEVS!

StarrDancingFor every $2,500 donated, all developers on camera have to either dance, sing, or drink a shot of alcohol.

Additionally, we will be spinning the Wheel of Fortune! The wheel will have 12 different categories of sales plus the Lord British and Darkstarr wildcards where they get to choose any category! Each time a category comes up it will go on sale at approx. 20% off for 1 hour.

WHEEL OF FORTUNE FLASH SALES:

WIN THESE GREAT PRIZES!

  • Halloween goodies!
  • Bank Upgrades
  • COTOs
  • Store Credit
  • RelicsbyRild.com merchandise
  • and a bunch of items we will announce on the livestream!

We will be giving prizes away on an hourly basis with many being given away multiple times. If you wish to win prizes during the event, be in Discord chat! We will be active on Twitch and YouTube chats as well, but they will not be our portal for prize giveaways.

SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS!

We will be answering questions throughout the livestream, so submit them in the comments section below or on Discord chat during the event. Questions and feedback related to each segment will be given priority and really verbose questions may be skipped, as they can be a challenge to shorten and summarize live on the air. Please keep it to 3 total questions in the comments section below.

Keep an eye on @ShroudofAvatar for updates before, during, and after the livestream. See you on Twitch at 3:00 PM CT on October 12!


SotA_PG13

Warning: Telethon is Rated PG-13 for Alcoholic Content
(might get upgraded to Rated-R depending on rate of pledges)



136 Comments




  1. infernal

    Q1: can you please make a open floor plan version of the Obsidian inn it would make a great mausoleum.

    q2: have you considered instead of adding crafting skill decay, using crafting skill point pool like a currency for example if a vary rare carpentry and blacksmith recipe cost 100k crafting xp each to learn.


  2. SonjaSonja

    As a more casual player it’s hard for me to keep track of, schedule, and attend all these micro telethons. Maybe an email reminder specifically for the telethons a few days before would be helpful. Are they on a set day of the month, like releases (last thursday)?

    1. BerekBerek Post author

      A great idea Sonja! We’ll put out an email that previous Friday, which is just a few days before hand. We do also want to be a bit careful with how often we spam you with updates :).

      1. BorinalBorinal

        I would opt-in specifically for these, though I welcome all communications that you send out. I agree with her, up until the last two I’ve caught all of the telethons, and I don’t know why but I missed the last one and this one. Sucks waking up hours past to realize that you missed out. :/ I save all of my purchases/support for these things. Not your fault, I probably don’t pay well enough attention to all of the content in larger emails that I skim. But I second this, I’d love to receive a reminder close to the telethon so that I don’t miss out. I usually put it in my calendar with reminders, I just didn’t even know these were happening until after the fact.

        Also if you ever want to get serious about providing an official mobile app that could leverage push notifications for these kind of important announcements/reminders maybe we could work together, get in touch if you are interested.


  3. VulgarenVulgaren

    Tell me more about the row size keep looking home pictured on the add on store for the “Row 5 Story Prison basement. Is that pictured row home something new that will be out?


  4. Cypher BlackCypher Black

    In earlier releases, some five skull areas (like Deep Ravenswood) were given ‘champ’ type areas. Will the Crag Foothills be getting this type of treatment? If so, when?

    POT tools have been mentioned in release notes in the past, when can we expect to see POT tools added and, aside from the lawn mower (is it a tree remover?) will we also be able to flatten-out land?

    When we change scenes, we lose our buffs, so even though we get a few seconds of ‘protection’ where we cannot be killed, we are at a serious disadvantage vs any pvpers that are waiting to ambush us. Will we eventually be able to maintain our buffs during the scene transition?

    1. majoria70majoria70

      Just to clarify this we don’t lose our 2 shrine blessings buffs which last over 9 hours when we leave scenes, nor 2 kinds of foods buffs we are able to also have at one time that have timed durations on them. I did test and casted buffs seem to disappear even when you enter a basement.


  5. RosemourneRosemourne

    1) I know how much you love adding options, but could we please get an option to disable theft? I’ve stolen three items accidentally and paid the fine thanks to wonky hit boxes and pressing E. Something like Decoration Mode for naughty boys and girls.

    2) On the topic of options, have you considered removing the merchant chat option, making it disabled by default, and then giving the option to enter a conversation by right clicking the NPC and choosing it in a menu? One fewer option to worry about cluttering up the interface.

    3) Please consider November’s telethon rewards be Winter Holiday related so we’ll have them in R48 in December for use during the holidays. We’ll be getting Halloween’s telethon’s items in November, after Halloween! :(

    1. Rowell

      #1) Completely agree. Add a dropdown list to allow “easy stealing” (the way it is now), “Confirmation” (a popup box saying “do you really want to steal this [Item]?”) and “No Stealing” (cursor still goes red, but clicking or E’ing on it does not take it).

      #2) There is already an option to turn off Merchant conversations, and go straight to the Shop. It’s in the settings.

      #3) Agree wholeheartedly.




  6. jiirc

    Hey Chris, a great stat for the Postmortem would be: how many people had decay penalties Under 10K and how many had over 10K? I’m curious how many times people’s death decay couldn’t be covered off by the 10K xp bonus.

    Also what do you think about adding the amount of death decay to the skills window? Would it be hard to do? If its a good idea and not hard to do, how about adding it for the next release? :)

    1. jiirc

      Two others that might be interesting to hear about are:

      1) What is the largest amount of xp loss that that anyone has incurred for a single death?

      2) Hopefully you’ve been tracking decay amounts and can match it with adventure levels. If you plot adventure level against decay, at what adventure level would a player be at to lose 10K xp from decay?



  7. Uncle SvenUncle Sven

    Q1 When will the skills Taunt and Evade be effective?

    Q2 When will we see the large amount of combos that you have eluded to in the past?

    Q3 When will the changes to combat stop being driven by PvP? Everytime I manage to find a way to be effective, my “new” style takes a hit. I now have points in all but one school (frusterated)

    I am thrilled with the game, and would like a chance to enjoy it. Instead I seem to be chasing changes all the time.


  8. froji

    When can we expect examine equipment to work? Still only shows some info

    Could we get an option on the clocks to set the time ourselves? I want to see NBT, local time & in-game time on separate clocks

    Will we ever see gold coins as a physical item? I want a big pile of gold in my house so all my accounts can just pickup what they need

    Gambling? I want to take everyone’s gold and add to that pile


  9. Vladamir BegemotVladamir Begemot

    1) Please create an OPEN sign that automatically turns itself off after a day or three. That way active shopkeepers can let people know their inventory is updated, and maybe even move our shops indoors without losing all business.

    2) Please also make letters similar to the new numbers, or signs that we can have visible (not – mouse tooltip) text on, so we don’t have to name our vendors S Mart, etc. Thus vendors can have people names, and the store has it’s name on the sign out front.

    3) Please create a way to adjust the volume of the instruments we are playing in game. Some are too loud during certain songs, but would sound great if the musician could turn it down a bit.


  10. onepunch

    Question: I had an idea to add a set of armor that could take extra damage off spells. But you need to take eyes off of dead players to make it work. Do you think that would work?


  11. Viola Vidason

    1) Can supply bundles open like containers so we can see what we get?

    2) Tabor and kettle drum have the same sound, can one get a new sound some day?

    3) Some day maybe placed items could be used but not taken, like instruments on stages, so people can play the accordian but not steal it?


  12. SmokerKGBSmokerKGB

    I like the prison theme basement, would like more variations for village plots…

    -I want more “gore” like blood spatter for walls & floors

    -I want a table for the gillotin, you know, to place the victim on…

    -I want a basket for the falling heads…

    -headless corpses to place, a set of heads, some criminal, some aristocrate…


  13. Rufus D`AsperdiRufus D`Asperdi

    Question 1: When will we see an expansion/rework of the permissions system to include Resident/Member permissions, and Item Use permissions for Items such as Vendors, Crafting Stations, and Planter Boxes?

    Question 2: Now that we have Flame Armor, can we get Leaf Armor to go with the Leaf Shield and Spear?

    Question 3: Can we please have a Filter to Remove items that are Not at the current location from the Bank interface, and Friends that are Not online from the Social interface?


  14. hrothhroth

    Question 1: How do minor repairs affects weapon/armor/shield durability?

    For example, if I have an artifact at 100/100 and religiously minor repair it each time it gets to 99/100, will it at all slow down the need for major repairs and/or getting to 99/99?

    Question 2: When wielding an off-hand weapon (say two daggers) is the only way to get the off-hand weapon to hit (and proc) to use the Offhand Attack glyph – can you confirm the auto-attack only attacks with the primary?


  15. Belladonna RoseBelladonna Rose

    Question 1 When will there be some attention to the Passive bar. Not enough space for all the things needed on a regular basis and no way to swap them out. Need to be able to have additonal passive bars and swap them like we do combat decks. By the time i get done with planting..i then have to drag and drop icons again for things needed when out traveling/adventuring like potions and scrolls and such. Can we have a crafting bar at least.
    Question 2 Are there going to be more claritive instructions on the quests. Not really alot of instruction for Banner quests and such. Yeah i know go figure it out but some folks have no idea what they are looking for or how to get them to work.

    1. Belladonna RoseBelladonna Rose

      Question 3. Is there anyway we can have a walkway with steps or even steps for the devotional. It is very annoying to have to jump into each devotional to use it….or at least put a clicker on it so we can touch it and get the buff. I understand why it was changed but its more time consuming to do all that jumping about


  16. pleasedrivefastpleasedrivefast

    Q1: With brewing delayed last release, is this still expected as a priority crafting feature? There was no mention of brewing within the Q4 2017 Schedule Update.

    Q2: Quest reset was also delayed, and not mentioned in the Q4 2017 Schedule Update. Can you explain when you expect this to be ready and what’s the rationale for delay?

    Q3: Batch agriculture is a welcomed bonus, but harvesting water manually is still a time sink. Are there plans to update water harvesting as currently it’s more economical to buy water and farm gold for it than waste time using fountains?


  17. EchondasEchondas

    Q1: Can we get an option to lock the camera zoom level? It gets really hard to see what’s going on sometimes, especially inside buildings, near objects, and in tight quarters..

    Q2: Could the journal be adjusted to open to the latest entry (last page) not the earliest?

    Q3: Can the recipe book be made searchable from the “B” menu – not a crafting station – and have recipes auto-sort alphabetically?

    Q4: Thanks for adding the auto-complete feature I suggested :) Any chance that can be expanded, to have additional presses of cycle through additional possible matches, based on alphabet sorting? (like Linux does w/ command line, etc?)
    I.E: /w Ber -> Berabas -> Beraka -> Berek -> British -> Berabas -> Beraka ..


  18. istyrl

    Question/comment
    Why can we buy armor sets (ie eleven armor sets, ardoris armor sets… ) and items (day of the dead masks) on the addon store that cannot be displayed? I can understand that you may introduce new weapons or armor sets in the game that do not have immediate showing templates (though find it strange to introduce unfinished items), but find it quite unacceptable to sell sets for real money that are not fully functional. This hurts both yourself by not selling them for decoration purposes, and players who buy them for deco purposes and end up storing them in a chest with the hope that some day they may be able to display them. I was planning to buy the entire sets of armor from the store to display them in my armory, and stopped after realizing that these sets were not displayable (and even bugged when salvaged). At least, put a note, stating that showing templates are not yet available!

    1. BerekBerek Post author

      Hi istyrl,

      Thank you for your concern! They absolutely should be able to, and I know that our team has some of them in the bug fix process. Sometimes we haven’t gotten to older items yet, as they have to all be done individually. There are a few items also that are not meant to be placeable, but all of these I believe should.

      I will ask our team right away on the status of these other pieces! You can expect them to be placeable in a future release.


  19. discipleofwebdiscipleofweb

    1. Does training field dressing increase chance to get a carcass – wolf, bear, stag?

    2. In Twins Foothills, I have had an obsidian stag drop a stag carcass instead of obsidian carcass. I think there is an open bug report for that and obsidian wolves, ETA on a fix for these?

    3. Are the VIrtue Banners included in the quest items reset – do you have to get them again if you choose to do the story reset?


  20. SinclairSinclair

    I don’t understand this: “As a special bonus, we are offering funding rewards to any backer that pledges a minimum of $5 for twelve hours during the day of the telethon, from 12:00 PM CT on October 12 (Spending Store Credit to make $5 minimum purchase does not apply) to 11:59 PM CT.”

    What exactly do i need to buy in the online store? What shall i pledge to participate? Is it something from the add-ons, bundles…? can someone guide me step by step?

    1. BerekBerek Post author

      Hi Sinclair,

      You can purchase anything at all that you like, even new store credit! As long as you spend $5 during this time period, you are included in winning all of the met stretch goals during the telethon.

    2. Rufus D`AsperdiRufus D`Asperdi

      And here are the published stretch goals:

      $10K: Skull Cloak
      $25K: Prisoner’s Mask
      $35K: Torn & Tattered Wedding Dress & Tuxedo
      $50K: Spooky Fountain
      $65K: Dead Hedge Fence Set
      $80K: Nightmare Statue with flaming mane and glowing eyes

      The more raised during the telethon, the more of them we receive for the same minimum $5 donation.


  21. RhiannonRhiannon

    Q1: Will we see the graphics colors matching the items before release? Example: craft the cotton merchant shirt and skirt. The icon shows the colors are navy, red and white. Yet the item is actually brown and grey undyed.

    Q2: Will we see the dyed item colors matching before release? Example: dye something and put it in your backpack, on a vendor or on yourself. The graphics do not match whatever color it is dyed. Yes, the mouse over tells you but there’s no way for my customers to really know they like something dyed a certain way before they purchase.


  22. Lightiger8Lightiger8

    1. I have been playing first person, as of late. I like using it when I’m in caves, or in buildings, and looking for items on floors and hard to find places. Could we be able to see our weapons, and or fists in first person view please? It would make playing in first person much more enjoyable.

    2. Now that we have more non-combat skills, like the new Agriculture skills. Can we get some more non-combat bars, something that we can cycle through?

    3. When I’m out hunting at night, I like using my night vision. I also don’t like using night vision in the day time so I can see all the great colors, and see the game in its full glory. Is there a way we can get a day and night indicator on the compass so that I don’t end up mission the day light?


    1. BerekBerek Post author

      Hi Almar! They should be placeable. Are you not able to place them on your lot? Is it blocking both inside and outside? Can you tell us where your lot is?

      Thanks!
      Berek


  23. AlmarAlmar

    Can houses with tax that has lapsed be stored somehow rather than everything ending up in a mess at the bank, for instance a Magic Mover slot, if one is available?

    Can we get a warning before closure? In-game mail perhaps? Mine lapsed and I was playing every day. In-game mail would have saved me a lot of hassle.


  24. EchondasEchondas

    Any thoughts on reworking/re-wording the intro for new players, since the game is supposed to be “classless”? The intro specifically recommends/sorts you into 1 of 3 “classes” based on the truth, love, or courage. (I like this, as its reminiscent of Ultima, with the questions, but it should maybe be changed up a little?)

    I made a forum post a while back about it here:
    https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/forum/index.php?threads/if-sota-is-a-classless-system-the-intro-needs-to-be-redone.90243/


  25. Paladin MichaelPaladin Michael

    Q1: I think it’s important, because of a classless system, not to talk in the intro about starting as a ranger, mage or fighter and so to have the freedom from beginning, choosing the weapon we like to use. Not explicit have to take the bow (path of love) or sword (path of courage), … It’s just the change of a few words. Instead of “take the bow” “take a weapon!” – every type should be provided and another choice to be a “mage or ranger …” deleted. Is this in your plans for polishing in Q4?

    Q2: I also think it’s important, granting the same amount of starting skill points and equipment, equal, which path we decide to start with. I matched this, and there were significant differences. There are Threads existing about. Is this in your plans for polishing in Q4?

    Q3: What about a Quest Story contest? Player providing ideas and you take the best. Could be each month/quarter one new special quest for the outlying places. And no one knows where to find ;) We have to listen to rumors in some regions … Mypen, and I believe, others, too, just wait for a “yes!” ;)


  26. Tetsu NevaraTetsu Nevara

    Q1: When do we finally get Crafting Decay into the Game, why isnt it rushed in like Adventures?

    Q2: Can we have a statement to our 35+ site long post from Chris?

    Q3: Why cant we get a real in game map?


    1. Tiina OnirTiina Onir

      It used to be that not having an icon ment the ability didn’t actually work. As time has progressed fewer and fewer skills have been in that state, but I assume that’s why it doesn’t have one (seeing as a meaningful lockpicking icon wouldn’t be hard to come up with).


      1. ResoluteResolute

        No problem. Thank you for adding it, makes it a lot easier when were all across the globe and across both hemispheres (some areas going on, some going off daylight savings etc)


  27. Warrior B'PatrickWarrior B'Patrick

    Looking forward to the Postmortum. So much is happening and being fine tuned that you really have to keep up with it. And using the segway of fine tuned I would like to post my questions.

    Q1: There are a lot instruments in the game but we need more. Just to mention a few: Vielle, Viol, Fiddle, Dulcimer, Cittern, and of course the Chittarone “a 6ft long Flute.

    Q2: We need a way to display them in our music rooms. And for people to be able to take them from the display and play. We have Armor and Weapons racks so how about a Instrument “Rack”?

    Q3: I have see many people selling sheet music and Cylinders. How about adding a music store next to the Book Store? Or split the building into 2 sides, one book and 1 music?

    1. majoria70majoria70

      Hmmm what would these music stores sell since all except the add on store items are made by players? Like blank sheet music, instruments, and created songs from our own downloaded files. Just curious;)

      1. Warrior B'PatrickWarrior B'Patrick

        There is a music merchant in game. They could be placed there and sell recipes for making instruments like they do now. But they could also sell crafting resources like lower grade strings, pre-made starter instruments, and instructions for creating your own music. Something like the rest of the merchants do now. You can buy garlic or grow it why not blank sheet music? You could also find sheets of music like you find books then when click on it you import it into your music folder.

        Just trying to broaden the things you can do while exploring.


  28. skeggy Mediaskeggy Media

    great game coming along nicely
    Q. now that we have batch farming is there a chance to have batch water collection based on the crafting table style so I could choose to draw up to 20 buckets of water and then the avatar takes the appropriate time to draw the buckets of water instead of constantly clicking on the mouse 20 times?





  29. Warrior B'PatrickWarrior B'Patrick

    Q1: Can we get a larger shed type building or tent to put on the stages so we can hold festivals. Something like a large open tent or porch. Like this https://i.imgur.com/ffHJsZV.jpg. This could be placed on stage platforms or be a separate addition to the stage and would allow for larger outdoor performances. We could do Shakespeare in the park or music performances. Isn’t culture one of the virtues? It should be. ;-)



  30. AlmarAlmar

    A question about the paper-doll and the stats window below it.

    Is it possible to have an option where ONLY the stat box is on screen and not the paper-doll?

    That way we could easily see stats and resists without have screen real estate take up by the paper doll.

    Obviously we need to keep it as it currently stands too. This is an option, not a replacement.


  31. BayridgeBayridge

    Background: In previous telethon Chris mentioned he was going to try and change the timing reset from last received to a fixed point in the day of when the Oracle gives rewards (500/500) so it doesn’t become later and later in the day when you try to get it.
    Q1: Do you have an idea what release this will be active?
    Q2: Does this include also the 10,000 xp bonus as well?


  32. BayridgeBayridge

    Q1: Hot Bar – Would you consider in future when switching decks to save hotbar configurations (saving certain potions/glyphs with a certain deck).
    Q2: Banish Undead skill – the current animations show more of an AOE type of effect when activated, yet it only attacks the targeted mob. Can this be made where it affects more than one enemy to match animation or animation changed (like searing ray) to target only one mob?


  33. BioxideBioxide

    Some hard questions as I see them, outta grapefruits sorry.

    Q1 as we get closer and closer to launch less and less people seam to be logging in, what do you think are the main reasons with the current player base?

    Q2 with 1 mine that everyone feels they have to do any chance you can split up silver and gold in elypsium? Silver and gold in the same mime = op.

    Q3. I know skill progression envolves multiple trees, is there any concern its too easy to take lots of skills to 80 after only a month or two of play? Not compairing this to uo or other games but some take 6 months to a year or more to become powerful.


  34. AncevAncev

    1. Any thoughts on this concept? greed & grudge scrolls: Alchemy recipe that lets players imbue gold currency into a scroll. When X amount of players use the scroll, an instance is created for an easter egg hunt type of event.

    example: 10 players use a 1000g greed scroll. The 10 players enter a queue, when the queue is satisfied all players are teleported to a random zone and 10 chests are randomly scattered through the zone with 1000g (+ standard chest loot?) The players then have to run through the zone trying to get all the chests.

    scroll types: Grudge (PvP), Greed (PvE). If a player is disconnected or leaves before the event is started, that player’s 1000g is still included in the event when the instance is created….?

    2. When I go to a boss location and someone is already there.. I usually go to friends mode because it will take another 10 min or whatever after that group kills the boss, plus the time it takes for them to kill the boss. Any thoughts on adding a PvP option to the Options/Multiplayer section for adventure zones? This would create a 3x boss farming scenario but the pvp mode would have attrition/player conflict. This way you could have groups of players moving from friends to multiplayer, and friends to pvp mode, etc.

    3. Will it ever be possible to rotate the top section of the Windmill house? plzzzz


  35. Horton IrongateHorton Irongate

    Q1 – Can you fix the Chess, Checker games so that anyone can play them without letting people steal the items? Is it possible to lock just the board square “area” only, allowing the pieces to be moved around the board, but rubber banding the pieces back if moved away from the board square?

    Q2 – Please update us on the new expected Release date & physical Shipment Date for EP1

    Q3 – We talked at SOTACON East about POT owners having more interactive types of adventures for their towns. We got the new Sieges, which are stupendous! Can we have different type of sieges(?) from Kobolds, Skeletons, bandits, etc. which react to POTs having other types of objects in our towns? Although sieges would be great, this could be as simple as spawning the Road Side Skeleton/Bandit outside the town.

    Q4 – Can POT owners or house owners be allowed to purchase adventure tokens allowing a limited spawn of a certain MOBs? Such as placing a marker down to allow a set # of Skeletons to spawn inside their town centers, etc. This could also be used for the Forums requested Dungeons in basements. If so, in what episode would you expect this to be in?


  36. RhiannonRhiannon

    Q3: As a merchant who sells tailored items, I have started working on a spreadsheet that tells me how much it costs to craft an item, based on me gathering/growing the resources. I then price my items around 3x what it costs to make which is what happens in the real world (except those who gouge people).

    I have noticed a few mega unbalances. Example:

    It costs 256 gp to make fancy merchant pants. It costs 5304 gp to make a fancy merchant shirt. I can’t sell that shirt for 15k. And that’s if it doesn’t have a +1 like the one I just crafted.

    There are a number of unbalances like this in crafting. Where and to whom can we post them so they will be seen and corrected?

    1. AncevAncev

      Yeah I’m starting to see more low ball pricing.. +10 items that are exceptional for 2k gold.. I know the + number doesn’t indicate the real strength of the item but the cost alone of 2 enchants, 2 masterworks, and the materials required to create an exceptional item are more than 2k gold. We saw another item that was +14 going for 4k gold. ugh.

      1. ChateleChatele

        I think maybe it is because the higher the + (EX+6-10 or higher) , lowers the durability way too much, and the repairs are more frequent since the durability is 50 and below…. I never buy anything that is less then 80 durability, and will buy below 80 if really cheap, because I consider them to be throw aways, not worth using an EXPENSIVE repair scroll on it… AND Weapons especially, like my bow, degrade way to fast, a lot faster still then my armor.


  37. Fionwyn WyldemaneFionwyn Wyldemane

    Q: Please consider splitting up signs into their own separate types, ie, Flat Wall, Hanging Wall and Floor – for both crafted and Add-on Store. I’d love to craft individual signs or buy bundled Flat Walls signs ONLY.


  38. skeggy Mediaskeggy Media

    I love the 2017 Ornate Scythe and it would look great if it could show if equipped in the harvesting animation.
    great content added each month what more could we ask for.
    come on people I would like the Nightmare Statue with flaming mane and glowing eyes lets get to the $80K stretch goal.





  39. Ent

    Could some skills that provide limited usefulness the more you improve them (i.e. Night Vision only seems to grant more duration at higher skill and can just be recast for the essentially the same effect) or are somewhat boring grinds such as Light, Escape, and Reveal Hidden be reworked to offer tiers of new benefits the higher you get them? Using Night Vision as an extreme example, at 50 night vision, 75, and 100 you could could receive stat bonuses or at least see graphically interesting things such as illuminating constellations in the sky and improving the colors of the environment so you can better detect resources. This would entice players to do more than get the skill to 20 and then lock it and move on in the tree or encourage them to skill into them for specific bonuses they can anticipate even if the skill itself is not useful to them. Just a thought and hopefully it is a new perspective and not asked all the time.




  40. MykllMykll

    When will all the RMT be shut down, and those participating in it be banned? According to Portalarium’s own EULA I expect everything sold for real money will be confiscated and everyone participating in the selling for RMT will be banned from the game.

    https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/?page_id=47863

    You agree that you will not, under any circumstances
    • Exploit the Game or any of its parts, including without limitation the Game Client, for any commercial purpose, including without limitation (a) use at a cyber cafe, computer gaming center or any other location-based site; (b) for gathering in-game virtual, items or resources for sale outside the Game; or (c) performing in-game services in exchange for payment outside the Game, e.g., power-leveling; or (d) participation in the trade of items gained through the means listed above, or any other means violating this agreement.

    1. Rufus D`AsperdiRufus D`Asperdi

      I’m sure they will take action against anyone that exploits the game for any of the purposes listed. However, the above passage does not apply to RMT Transactions for items or resources acquired through normal play.

      Nice try.





  41. Falcon Rainfeather

    Q1: I like to know how a player archer that has been knocked down able to use rapid fire? Would that not seem a flaw in the game mechanic?
    Q2: When will we get armor from the add on store that is designed specifically for men?
    Q3: When will we get more varieties of chain and plate armor? Whether its from the add on store or in game?


  42. StymieLLTSStymieLLTS

    Can we get some new NPC voices for the Towns and especially The Town Sieges. The female moans and groans got my neighbors thinking I’m constantly watching Internet Porn.



  43. jack102367jack102367

    2 questions please………

    1) Will there be dye for furniture added to the game?
    2) Will there be pirate “things” added to the game like…..parrot for shoulder, eye patch, bon fire for beach…etc.

    Thanks,
    Jack


  44. Baron Drocis FondorlatosBaron Drocis Fondorlatos

    Q1: Could we please make summoned pets more useful? They’re still not effective.

    Q2: Could we please have some rare recipes that can only be obtained for a few months and then that’s it, the players that know those recipes are the only ones that know them? (This is a reward for players that stay active and are engaged long term with the game)

    Q3: Could we please get some rare seasonal resource drops? (Example: Squires drop Walnuts only in the Spring) Players have to stock up for the whole year because once they’re gone they’re gone until the next year!


  45. Traveller13Traveller13

    Question: Will Pride/Humility determination be reworked in the future to be more than a simple over/under?

    Question: Will the lighthouse off the southwest coast of the Hidden Vale ever have its own scene?


  46. Stryker SparhawkStryker Sparhawk

    Here are my questions Tree…

    Q1: What is the faction relationship between the walking fungus among us (Psilocyboids) and the Reapers — will they attack each other or be friends?

    Q2: Would you please please please consider adding the snow covered conifers from the SpeedTree library to the add-on store (at least as a first step)? I am looking for Blue Spruce as a primary, please.

    Q3: Is there a chopping tree 2.0 graphic somewhere on the Jira horizon to replace the Release (single digit) chopping tree graphic?



  47. babycakes8

    Can we Please get a way to see what mail we have sent?

    Can we get realistic loot, for instance when you kill a golem have a chance to get Jem fragments, iron, etc.?

    I was checking out first person view, and I like the new point of view. The only thing is I don’t see my weapon when I am attacking. Is that something that can be implemented ?



  48. Kron Caledon

    Question: With recall/teleport scrolls now dropping at a relatively high rate from mobs, the market for scrolls crafted by players is no longer relevant (most players can get all the scrolls they need from mob drops). Was this intended? If so – would be good to know, so that scroll crafters (and potion crafters to some extent) can plan accordingly – i.e. go craft and sell something else. Thanks!

    1. YzelphYzelph

      Agreed My Recall and Teleport Scroll sales have dropped to Zero due to the “Drops”
      That makes growing Reagents and Alchemy much less Valuable.
      It is very hard to make any significant income from crafting.
      There needs to be some Commodities that players can sell to other players to create a player based Economy.
      Q1: Have you considered raising the prices of Reagents from NPCs or eliminating them entirely to help Agriculture to be meaningful. Most high end foods and Potions must come from players, Making scrolls and Reagents player sold items would be a start.


  49. AmazingAccount

    How fast is gear breaking? Some people say “it lasts forever!” Some people say “it breaks in minutes!” Do you have metrics on this?

    Follow up on gear breakage: is that why gear is so hard to sell for its crafting cost, or is there something else going on?





  50. majoria70majoria70

    My first question is a request from a backer since 2013. I will try to make sense to explain. Most of my questions are about connecting the world in fun ways.

    Question 1: Why can’t this game have a contiguous world that is not an almost universally disjointed world with areas that are thrown in and don’t make sense, and are small sometimes zoning you out at will if you explore too far, hard to find or to even know about, with no built in travel for those who don’t want to take the time to walk the map?

    Question 2: What systems can we expect to see come in place that will connect the world for example in lieu of an in-game achievement systems what would we see come in later and can we hear ideas like perhaps the dev teams thoughts on how fishing and boating might effect our world?

    Question 3: Besides questing and grinding what other plans are there for giving us explorations reasons to visit and revisit scenes and is it possible some scenes will get connected to be larger and more explore-able without kicking us out if we explore too far.

    I love so much that is being done by the team. I so love the reaper and want a giant rock creature that comes out of cliffs. I want these to surprise us and not show themselves until we get closer. I am not trying to be a downer, but the reason to explore is too vague right now imo.

    I want to go to hidden fishing spots and enjoy the discovery of a new fish or something in the pond floating.

    Ok ok patience Majoria and thanks for all you guys do. I know it is not an easy task you have taken on but we will show the world. I just know we will.


  51. twofoldsilencetwofoldsilence

    1) Would it be possible to add additional weaker tiered versions of bosses and mini bosses that can be killed by solo players like there are for all the other creatures in SotA? E.g. Reaper Saplings, Young Phoenixes, Hill, Mountain, etc. trolls, Wyverns, Drakes, etc. If you’re wondering I mainly play Solo Online, and I find it very unsatisfying not to be able to kill bosses solo even though I am very high level, but I understand why I shouldn’t be able to kill them solo, but killing weaker versions of them would at least give me the feeling of accomplishment that I get in other solo games as I level up.

    2) When will my completed quests in SotA make a difference in the world from an individual Solo Online perspective? E.g. when will murders be put in jail, Spirit Talkers stop hanging out at taverns and saying the same thing after they have already finished helping me, etc., and main quest NPCs stay dead instead of still remaining on their original maps for at least me as I finish the main quest lines and side quests.

    3) When will side quests finally be added to Adventure Maps along the Path of Love/Perennial Coast parts of Novia like they are being added along the paths of truth and courage? E.g. the Adventure Maps along the Path of Love may not be clones of other maps like the maps being un-cloned, but they still all lack little to no side quests within each map, so the only thing I can do in them is grind for XP/gather resources, and hope a bundle or two is dropped every so often.


  52. Brass KnucklesBrass Knuckles

    107 carp 107 catp masterworking 110 ranged specialty, ive sold 1 bow in the last two months and most are listed at below the silver costs if I take in to account breakage im doing volinteer work.

    Any ideas how to improve this? Q1

    Whats the status of overwotld population indicators for underground biome and or sota map support, its been 4 months sinve I last asked about these ;) q 2


  53. StundornStundorn

    when will shadowwalk be a buff like skill?
    Once it was said that if you do some action you will be visable, but invisibility will come back automatically as long as shadowwalk buff is active.

    when will there be more balancing, i have info about that dragons arent intended to be solable for example. when will more nerfs to close the gap of power/ strength between players come?

    can you make a statement about resistancies and pvp and if all PvP interested players are recommended to level all magic skills for higher attunement and resistance?
    Or if you plan to do some balancing for this.

    did you ever think over restrictions in the skilltree system to create dependencies within players for PvE/ PvP and Crafting?


  54. DraugurDraugur

    Q1- Since you have added (Norgard hair) new styles and will continue to add to the player creation database will all players get a New You token to use at launch?

    Q2- The artisan and prosperity Hoe tool increases the success chance yet you can’t fail when it comes to planting. Are there features yet to come or would changing this to something like recover seed chance be better?

    Q3- Awhile ago Chris changed the way Riposte works in game yet it is still coming up in the masterwork list thus wasting other wanted masterworks to pick from. Is this a bug or has been forgotten about? I remember hearing this question a few telethons ago and the very least should be just taken out of the masterwork list.


  55. jschoice

    The working being done on uncloning scenes is awesome. They look great and are a lot of fun. My questions are:

    How many scenes are left to be uncloned?

    It appears that 2 to 3 new scenes open per release and do you see that being what we should expect moving forward or will we start seeing more scenes being uncloned per release in the future?


  56. 3devious3devious

    When will the audio for female NPCs at seige-types scenes be fixed to not have the moaning? The female cowering of wounded or dying NPCs make my husband look at me with an arched eyebrow. If I am going to have him accuse me of looking at naughty bits on the internet, I’d like to be doing just that. (This is not a request for Adultima BTW.)




  57. SvahnSvahn

    Regarding purchased addons, are you considering a “melt” or trade in-system?
    Or has such thoughts been discarded since forever?
    Given that the game isn’t released, if a player has an addon-item listed as purchased under account on the website and has it in the ingame bank it would be nice to be able to reclaim it.
    If not for full value perhaps at 75%.
    Some has been here for years and has stuff now that will never be used.


  58. Mischievous DragonMischievous Dragon

    Q1: Would you add an option to fade out meshes of low-res foliage when they are too close to the camera?

    Q2: Would you improve the visuals of all interactive locks and keyholes as soon as possible?

    Q3: Would we get sidequests of saving kittens from trees or whatever, instead of killing mobs?






  59. SentinelSentinel

    Glad the telethon purchases count until 11:59 PM CT. Wasn’t able to get to a computer until now and make my purchases. Would have been left out otherwise.

    Very wise. We can still contribute at least :-)

    thanks!!

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