Greetings Fellow Avatars! Here’s what we have for you in this week’s edition of Update of the Avatar:
- R49 Postmortem Telethon
- New Free Trial Continues!
- Job Opening: Office Admin / Executive Assistant
- Party: Portalarium Studio Grand Holiday Party – Jan. 12
- Weekend Flash Sale: Clocks
- Upcoming Events Calendar
- Creative Writing Contest Winners Announced!
- The Avatar’s Guide to Knowledge and Virtue Contest: Weekly Winners!
- Spotlight: The Metropolis of Moonglade
- Virtue Marathon 2018: Children’s Miracle Hospital Network
- Did You Know: Shroud Features Moondials?
- Recommended Project to Support: Denis Loubet Patreon
- Resources: Players Helping Players
New Log Homes
In Release 50 and 51 we will be adding three new log homes to the game, two craftable and one purchaseable.
Hollow Log House: Players really liked the witch’s hollow log house that we introduced in South Longfall Wetland in Release 46 so at the suggestion of our players we have turned it into a house! The Hollow Log House is a single story village sized house that will be craftable via a recipe in-game that you will gain from a quest in Release 51.
Hollow Log Two-Story House with Tower: While building the Hollow Log House we came up with an idea to make a slightly larger version with a second story facilitated by adding a vertically oriented second hollow log to make a tower addition. The Hollow Log Two-Story House with Tower will be village sized and available in the Add On Store and on Crown Merchants in-game for Release 50.
Front of the home with second story balcony:
Interior of main room with second story loft:
Overhead view of hollow log tower with roof access:
Interior of hollow log tower:
Log Cabin: The Log Cabin will be craftable via a recipe in-game and is village sized. It is a classic frontier style building with an open plan that is built of raw timbers on the outside yet finished nicely on the inside. We hope to have this in game for Release 50.
Making of Yew (cont.)
The Elven city of Yew has been shielded from outsiders by a nearly constant shroud of fog that only clears during certain alignments of the heavenly bodies. The city itself is full of wonderful Elven architecture and because of the natural foggy defenses has never been fortified. Yew is currently a clone of Jaanaford but is being rebuilt for Release 50. As with other town rebuilds the locations of player lots, merchant locations, and scene exits will not be changed.
Hey guys! SorcerousSteve here to give you an update on the town of Yew!
Before the holidays I showed you guys a look at the main entrance into town, now here is a look coming in from the opposite direction. As you’ve seen before there are some small streams that cross the town center, these streams actually originate from a large underground spring. This underwater sinkhole with crystalline waters plunges to dark unknown depths and is a key landmark in the town of Yew.
R48 Telethon Items (cont.)
We have begun creating the items from the Release 48 Postmortem Telethon. The theme was once again Icy and our very own Fletcher “Scathana” Kinnear and Reid Rollo have been hard at work freezing their hands off sculpting new frozen treats for you!