@DouglasHalden – “Y’all have done an amazing job on the last couple of releases. It really is a blast to play and the community is special. Looking forward to years of adventure!”

@PaPaZaph – “The latest release for Shroud of the Avatar is really great! More content is obviously still coming out, more zones to release, and more polish here and there.”

Mateusz Pachnik – “Bought the game this week, and it is exactly what I was looking for.”



Updates

Release 72 Livestream – November 22, 2019


The Release 72 Livestream is set for this Friday, November 22, at 3 PM Central Time! All Avatars from around the world are welcome to join us in the livestream activities. We will be showing off player made Lua scripts, learning about the return of Krampus, getting a display of the Sword of Midras rewards, answering questions, and handing out prizes.

Livestream Schedule (Central Time Zone)

Monthly livestreams are on Twitch and include answers to your gameplay questions, deep dives, prize giveaways, and more! Here is the schedule:

  • 3 PM: Introductions
  • 3:30 PM: Krampus Return & Sword of Midras Rewards
  • 4:00 PM: Player Made Content: Lua Scripts
  • 5 PM: Ending Announcements

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Avatar’s Update #358: R72 on QA! LUA Livestream Today!


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

News Announcements

Community Updates


Release 72 on QA (Live next week)

An early version of Release 72 is on the QA server! Release 72 is full of new content and fixes. An early version of the Release 72 Instructions is also available for review. We could really use everyone’s help to test all of this amazing content before it goes live next week!

  • Krampus Returns
  • LUA Integration (Phase 1)
  • Reagent Agriculture Balance
  • Unicorn Stew Recipes
  • Grilled Wyvern Chops Recipe
  • Fish Sticks Recipe
  • R72 Rewards Program Items: Fall Theme (2nd Round)!
  • December Login Reward: Holly Wreath Hat with Sparklers
  • Performance Improvements
  • More Bug Fixes
  • and more!

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Avatar’s Update #357: R71 Livestream Today with Lava Fishing Contest! Spooky Recurring Items Expire Today!


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

News Announcements

Community Updates


Release 71 Livestream Today!

The Release 71 Livestream is set for today: Friday, November 8, at 3 PM Central Time! All Avatars from around the world are welcome to join us in the livestream activities. We will be talking about , answering questions, and handing out prizes.

Livestream Schedule (Central Time Zone)

Monthly livestreams are on Twitch and include answers to your gameplay questions, deep dives, prize giveaways, and more! Here is the schedule:

  • 3 PM: Introductions
  • 3:30 PM: Scenes Tour: Tartarus (new content), Despair (polish)
  • 4:15 PM: Lava Fishing Contest
  • 5 PM: Ending Announcements

To participate in the Lava Fishing Contest go to Oracle Colossus and start fishing at 4:15 PM (you can also try whispering one of the devs for a teleport). The best trophy fish (longest) caught by 5 PM will win a prize! NOTE: We will be verifying location and time!

  • Runners Up (2): Fishing Sign 9-Pack + Desktop Fish Trophy
  • 3rd Prize: Ornate Fish Pavers + Bronze Fish Trophy
  • 2nd Prize: Viking Village Water Home + Silver Fish Trophy
  • 1st Prize: Player Owned Town Village Water Lot Property Deed (digital) + Gold Fish Trophy

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Avatar’s Update #356: Play Release 71 Now! Q&A Livestream Today!


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

News Announcements

Community Updates


Play Release 71 Now!

Release 71 successfully launched Wednesday, October 30, with thousands of backers downloading, patching, and logging in to check out the changes! There’s lots of new content to explore, including:

  • Tartarus Level Polish & New Content
  • Despair Polish
  • Decoration Palette
  • Gold and Silver Scrap
  • Agriculture Economy Balance
  • Batch Crafting Improvement
  • Wyvern Trophy Head
  • Winter Holiday Recurring Items Return
  • R71 Rewards Program Items: Fall Theme!
  • November Login Reward: Turkey Statue
  • Performance Improvements
  • More Bug Fixes
  • and more!

Read more…


Release 71 Livestream – November 8, 2019


The Release 71 Livestream is set for Friday, November 8, at 3 PM Central Time! All Avatars from around the world are welcome to join us in the livestream activities. We will be touring Tartarus and Despair dungeons, having a Lava Fishing Contest, answering questions, and handing out prizes.

Livestream Schedule (Central Time Zone)

Monthly livestreams are on Twitch and include answers to your gameplay questions, deep dives, prize giveaways, and more! Here is the schedule:

  • 3 PM: Introductions
  • 3:30 PM: Scenes Tour: Tartarus (new content), Despair (polish)
  • 4:15 PM: Lava Fishing Contest
  • 5 PM: Ending Announcements

To participate in the Lava Fishing Contest go to Oracle Colossus and start fishing at 4:15 PM (you can also try whispering one of the devs for a teleport). The best trophy fish (longest) caught by 5 PM will win a prize! NOTE: We will be verifying location and time!

  • Runners Up (2): Fishing Sign 9-Pack + Desktop Fish Trophy
    • Kurgan: Large Ammonite 1.16
    • Alley Oop: Large Ammonite 1.13
  • 3rd Prize: Ornate Fish Pavers + Bronze Fish Trophy
    • Veno Quorlan: Large Ammonite 1.23
  • 2nd Prize: Viking Village Water Home + Silver Fish Trophy
    • Strider Green: Large Ammonite 1.25
  • 1st Prize: Player Owned Town Village Water Lot Property Deed (digital) + Gold Fish Trophy
    • Peabo: Small Mosasaurus 4.98

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Release 71 Instructions


Avatars,

Please read this entire message, as well as the linked Player Guide and Known Issues

NOTE: We are releasing one day early because of the Halloween holiday!

Release 71 of Shroud of the Avatar goes live this Wednesday, October 30, at 10:30 AM US Central Time (15:30 UTC). Release 71 includes lots of exciting updates including the Decoration Palette, Wyvern Trophies, Gold and Silver Scrap, new content and polish for the dungeons Tartarus and Despair, Winter Holiday recurring items, Economy balance for Agriculture, and more!

I want to express a huge amount of gratitude to the players who tested the items listed below on our QA server. They found many bugs and also provided editorial feedback on this post so that it is easy to read and actually matches what is in the game. Read more…



Avatar’s Update #355: Q4 & 2020 Schedule Updates! Release 71 on QA! Haunted Homes Tour Today!


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

News Announcements

Community Updates


Q4 & 2020 Schedule Updates

This weekend we posted some information to the forums about our upcoming schedule including slides we used at our panels at the Shroud of the Avatar International Convention!

[Forum Post by Darkstarr]

Greetings Avatars,

At the recent Shroud Convention we held several panels about Shroud of the Avatar. Most panels followed a similar format. We covered the highlights of what we accomplished over the last 12 months, what we hoped to accomplish in Q4 of 2019, and what our plans were for 2020. After numerous requests we are publishing the slides from those presentations here. Here’s a summary of what we talked about (some of which Atos covered in his recent post):

Q4 2019:

  • LUA Integration (Phase 1)
  • New Overworld for Ep 2 (maybe even allowing POT settling?)
  • Inky Integration (Phase 1)
  • New CS Team Member!
  • Cross Promos with other like minded Projects (Crowfall, Pantheon, etc.)!!! (Phase 1)
  • Paid Ads (Phase 1)

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