Greetings Fellow Avatars! Here’s what we have for you in this week’s edition of Update of the Avatar:
- New User Experience Livestream Today
- Release 59 on QA Server
- 50% Item Fridays & 20% Crown Weekends Holiday Sales
- Elven, Obsidian, & Shogun Expirations
- Viking & Kobold Expirations
- Shipping Phase 2 – Check Your Shipping Address by Nov 2!
- Shroud of the Avatar Signed Boxed Edition
- Scaling & Trophies Livestream (YouTube)
- Shroud of the Avatar Rewards Program
- Weekend Flash Sale: Spooky
- Upcoming Events Calendar
- Community Event: 4Brain – Where is Net?
- Community Event: Novia Market R58 Grandmastery Bundles
- Community Event: The Descended Avatar
- Meretz: Win a Gothic Village Inn
- Project to Support: Immortal Darkness
- Resources: Players Helping Players
New Tutorial Area
As mentioned in Update #289 and Update #301 part of our Q4 efforts to improve the New User Experience is separating the tutorials from the story spaces in the three starting areas (Solace Bridge, Highvale, and Blood River). We are building a new focused tutorial space in the Isle of Storms that walks you through the game basics in a gated fashion (i.e. you cannot advance to the next room until you prove you can swing a sword). Once you complete all the tutorials you will then journey through the Lunar Rift to one of the three starting areas. Those areas are being polished to be more focused and tighter in their direction. We are also removing the tutorial elements and having them be almost entirely focused on story. In the case of Solace Bridge this means rebuilding it completely for Release 59.
This week we are showing off more views of the new Isle of Storms Tutorial Area which is also the focus of this week’s livestream: