@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

Community Livestream – Tech Talk (July 19)


Another content packed weekly Community Livestream is this Friday July 19, at 4 PM CT on Twitch! This week Chris “Atos” Spears is going to give a talk about the technology side of Shroud of the Avatar including the ongoing performance optimizations, the migration to the latest version of Unity, the rework of the map system, and more!

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Lord British’s Birthday Make a Difference and Episode 2 Stretch Goal Stores 50% Price Drop!


To celebrate Lord British’s birthday on July 4 we have reduced the prices on every item in the Make a Difference and Episode 2 Stretch Goal Store by 50%! Check out the stores for all the amazing items including the Reaper Sapling Pet, Water.org Glowing MugPink Dual Wax Cylinder Phonograph with EmotesBarn Two-Story Village Home and more!

Episode 2 Stretch Goal Store

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July Login Reward: Lord British Cake Slices with Unique Buff


We are excited to announce the the July login reward! To celebrate Lord British’s birthday on July Fourth every player who logs in during the month of July will receive a set of 8 Lord British Cake Slices that when consumed convey a unique buff (two hours of increased focus and health regeneration plus a 100% speed learning buff)!

To receive the rewards simply login to the game before the end of July and check your rewards tab!



Release 67 Livestream – July 5, 2019 (Lord British Birthday)


The Release 67 Livestream is set for Friday July 5! All Avatars from around the world are welcome to join us in the livestream activities. We will be doing deep dives, answering questions, and handing out prizes. For Release 67 the exclusive monthly rewards are hero themed!

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: Crafting Deep Dive: Rings/Necklaces, New Loot Changes
  • 4:15 PM: New Scenes Sneak Peeks: Tartarus, Ulfheim, etc.
  • 5 PM: Ending Announcements

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Release 67 Instructions


[From a forum post by Starr “Darkstarr” Long]

Avatars,

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

Release 67 of Shroud of the Avatar goes live this Thursday, June 27, at 10:30 AM US Central Time (15:30 UTC).

Release 67 is the third and final release in which we were planning to focus on the current iteration of our Top 10 Priorities (from Q2 2019 Schedule Update), however we have deviated significantly from that strategy. While we made some progress on these priorities we are also working on a major overhaul to the New User Experience as part of a capture and recapture email campaign that has caused us to pause and/or delay some of the originally planned for R67 deliverables. Additionally we have been transitioning our development to a continuous integration model of development where we are pushing content out weekly, sometimes even daily. This of course disrupts the concept of a regular monthly update and is why you will see many items below with tags like “This was patched into Release 66.” or “We actually brought these back in Release 66 for extra evil!” Read more…