Avatar’s Update #293: R54 Livestream Items & Player Made Dungeons Sneak Peek

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

Game Development

News Announcements

Community Updates

Release 54 Livestream(s) Items

The Release 54 Livestream(s) items were all Tropical and Polynesian themed in honor of the summer months. Damon Waldrip and Scott “Scottie” Jones have been busily working on creating them this release and they are turning out amazing! This week we are revealing the Polynesian Spear and Polynesian Dress with Tropical Flower Crown.

Polynesian Spear (Scott “Scottie” Jones):

Polynesian Dress with Tropical Flower Crown (Damon Waldrip):

Player Made Dungeons Sneak Peek

Last week we announced our plans for Player Made Dungeons which are coming as soon as Q4. We even added four entrances to the Add On Store which will be available in Release 57 and will include static example dungeons. The included static example dungeons, complete with creatures and loot, will vary in point size and difficulty level and can be used until the player built dungeon feature goes live. When the player built dungeons feature goes live in Q4 2018, the example dungeons will vanish and be replaced by an entry room but the player will receive the blueprints to all the pieces needed to rebuild the dungeon (some assembly required!). Player built dungeons will be expandable and customizable with in-game craftable rooms and/or Add On Store rooms. As a bonus the Add On Store Dungeons include a Unity asset pack of dungeon rooms and hallways that you can experiment with using Unity which is free for non-professionals to download!

This week Travis “Vas Corp Por” Koleski has posted sneak peak pictures of what these will look like including an entire new dungeon kit!

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

Greetings prospective dungeon-dwellers!

Here’s some work in progress screenshots of some of the dungeon pieces we’re working on for the upcoming dungeon building feature. 

Blue Chapel Room

Ancient Stone Entrance Room

Green Chapel Room

Green Marble Entrance Room (walls have waterfalls)

Medieval Entrance Room

Cathedral 24×48 Room

Cathedral 24×48 Room

Thanks for following our progress! These rooms are all works in progress but should be indicative of some of the nicer spaces you can get for your very own dungeon!

Release 56 Stretch Goals Update

Reminder we have updated the way we track stretch goals so you have until midnight tonight for another chance to get us further along on the R56 stretch goals by purchasing something during our 12 hours of sales and stretch goal tracking which now happens every Friday of the month versus just once (or sometimes twice) as we have done in the past.

This means that each Friday in August at noon we will turn on the big mega “everything” sale and start tracking the stretch goals where we last left off from the previous Friday (plus any additional Rewards Program participants). We will then track the totals until midnight of that Friday and then repeat for each Friday. This will give us an entire month to build up to the stretch goals! During the weekly one-hour Community Livestream we will remind everyone about the stretch goals but those livestreams will remain in the same format: 30 minutes of news and then 30 minutes on a topic (housing, new scene, new feature, etc.). With this change we hit another stretch goal last Friday: Aether Bow & Aether Crossbow!

Here are the Release 56 stretch goals we are tracking towards this month:

  • ACHIEVED $10K: Aether Lich Statue (Foyer Size)
  • ACHIEVED $25K: Aether 1H Sword and Aether Shield
  • ACHIEVED $35K: Double XP Every Weekend in August
  • ACHIEVED $50K: Aether Bow & Aether Crossbow
  • $65K: Box of Replenishing Aether Dye
  • $80K: Aether Dragon Statue (Village size)
  • $90K: Aether Axe, Aether 1H Spear, Aether 2H Bludgeon

Shroud of the Avatar Rewards Program

We are excited to announce the launch of our Shroud of the Avatar Rewards Program! Earn the best rate on purchasing Gold Crowns, AND receive rare stretch-goal items from our monthly livestreams! This program automatically enrolls you in the monthly livestreams (counts as the $5 minimum purchase) along with other perks.

For the low price of $9 USD per month you will receive the following:

  • 9 Gold Crowns of the Obsidians every month
  • Automatic Participation in the Monthly Livestream Stretchgoals (counts as the $5 minimum purchase)
  • Exclusive Title every 3 months
  • Pick any Dye Pack every 6 months
  • Pick any three of the 7 Obsidian Potions every month, including:
    • Potion of Capacity: Increases carrying capacity
    • Potion of Conservation: Reduces reagent use chance
    • Potion of Expedience: Swift gathering on all gathering skills
    • Potion of Precision: Increases Meticulous Collection to all gathering skills
    • Potion of Preservation: Reduces armor and weapon damage
    • Potion of Reclamation: Increases Salvage and Repair to all production skills

Cosmos Double XP Weekends

One of the successfully met Release 56 Livestream stretch goals was Double XP for the weekends in August to celebrate the closest approach of the comet!

Weekend Flash Sale: Emotes & Fireworks

The Obsidian Trials officially launched in Release 56 and these included three new victory emotes that you can purchase in the game with Obsidian Medallions you obtain by winning matches. To celebrate all emotes are on sale this weekend, including fireworks!

Follow the links to learn more about each item. Also, you’ll want to explore the game in detail for there are many more craftable items available!

Upcoming Events Calendar

Aug 21 – 25, 2018 – Gamescom
Aug 30, 2018 – Release 57
Aug 30 – Sept 3 –Dragon Con
Sept 7, 2018 – Release 57 Livestream
Sept 27, 2018 – Release 58
Oct 5, 2018 – Release 58 Livestream
Oct 11-13, 2018 – SOTACON Austin 2018
Oct 25, 2018 – Release 59
Nov 2, 2018 – Release 59 Livestream
Nov 15, 2018 – Release 60
Nov 30 or Dec 7, 2018 – Release 60 Livestream
Dec 13, 2018 – Release 61
Dec 21 or Jan 4, 2018 – Release 61 Livestream

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.

Community Event: shawn’s “Sell and/or buy all the things” Challenge!!!

[From a Forum Post by that_shawn_guy“]

Thanks to the new receipt files in release 55 and some terrific work by @Titania Xylia on the new vendor tool at https://shroudoftheavatar.net/sotaItemPriceList, we now have a great way to track our sales and find good prices for all the things. To celebrate this new tool I am running a merchant challenge during release 56.

shawn’s “Sell and/or buy all the things” Challenge!!!

Think your the best merchant in all of New Britannia?
Think you move more Iron Ore that anyone else?
Bet you can get the best price for that Unicorn recipe?
Well, now’s your chance to prove it and win some great prizes!

Don’t own a lot and only have access to guild or public vendors? You can win massive gold!!!!!

Got a spot in an NPC/PRT? One of these prizes could be your!!

Governors!!!! Help you’re residents get more traffic and you could win big too!!!!

Player Owned Town with the top Total Sales Rank (Governor’s Prize):

  • 1st Place: 100 Gold COTOs
  • 2nd Place 50 Gold COTOs
  • 10th Place 10 Gold COTOs

Player with the Top Sales Rank in any Player Owned Town:

  • 1st Place: 100 Gold COTOs
  • 2nd Place 50 Gold COTOs
  • 10th Place 10 Gold COTOs

Player with the Top Sales Rank in any PC/Player Run Town:

  • 1st Place: 100 Gold COTOs
  • 2nd Place 50 Gold COTOs
  • 10th Place 10 Gold COTOs

Make a Random Avatar More Richerer:

  • One lucky merchant will receive 333,333 gold


  1. The challenge runs from the 11:59pm NBT Friday July 27th until the 11:59pm NBT Friday August 31st.
  2. No cheating
  3. Your data and player name must be in the public reports
  4. You can only win one prize
  5. If there is a tie, the prize will be split
  6. Obviously, Titania Xylia and myself are disqualified

We will have a running leader board setup and the link will be here.

How many of you are up to the challenge?

You have more than a month. Now get out there and move some inventory!!!!

You can find the Scoreboard at https://shroudoftheavatar.net/shawns-buy-and-sell-challenge

Community Event: Bear Tavern Brawl Aug 25

[From a Forum Post by “Duke Vallas [BEAR]“]

Where – The Bear Tavern Arena, Municipality of Beran’s Reach
When – 2pm CST, 2-3 hours

To all!

I’m in the process of getting The Bear Tavern Brawls underway, hopefully as part of a regular series of events. Beran’s Reach is built, the Tavern’s up and the arena below is looking pretty good. It makes sense to get it in use!

To combat the problem of organisation, I’m trying something new by using a tournament site to take some of the strain out of it. I’ll also be playing with twitch streaming to help with coverage.

What I need are people to help with a trial run currently scheduled for the 18th of August to give the new system a go. For anyone who has the time and who doesn’t mind getting in the arena, please sign up here. Expect things to go horribly wrong, but at least you’ll have fun taking part. :)


All the best,


Meretz: Win a Topiary Town Dragon Statue

Whether you move a little or a lot, as a Meretz user you rack up valuable Meretz Points (MPs). The more MPs you have, the more stuff you can buy!
Think: in-game SotA goodies, Sweepstakes entries, Relics by Rild giveaways, and tons more.

With Meretz, we launch several sweepstakes every month. This month, we’re giving away a Topiary Town Dragon Statue – valued at $134!
You can also enter to win a Relics By Rild $50 Gift Card, SOTACon t-shirt, and SOTACon tickets. AND, use your MPs every day for in-game items like potions and emotes. What’re you waiting for? Download Meretz TODAY!

Meretz: Win a Pair of SOTACON 2018 Tickets!

SOTACON Austin 2018 is giving away a pair of tickets and t-shirts to SOTACON Austin 2018!

Enter daily to win! To enter, get the Meretz App: https://www.meretz.com/promo/sotaconaustin

Or watch Lunch with Laz & Jack Daily for additional entries, as well a chance to win a weekly prize of a Custom SOTACON t-shirt!

Project to Support – Crowfall

Crowfall is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), a game that is played online in a persistent, shared environment with thousands (and thousands, and thousands…) of other players.

In this ‘Throne War Simulator’, characters are persistent but the campaign worlds are not, thanks to voxel tech 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.

Resources – Players Helping Players


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.



  1. Daigoji GaiDaigoji Gai

    WOW… Wow… the Release 54 Livestream Items look amazing so far. Scottie & Damon outdid themselves with this theme. BRAVO!

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