Category Archives: Update of the Avatar

Avatar’s Update #306: Play Release 60 Now & Beach Party Fishing Contest 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 60 Now! 

Release 60 successfully launched yesterday, November , with thousands of backers downloading, patching, and logging in to check out the changes! There’s lots of new content to explore, including:

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Avatar’s Update #305: Sandbox Livestream Today & R60 on QA


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

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Release 60 on QA Server

An early version of R60 is on the QA server. “So soon after Release 59?” you ask. As noted in our Q4 2018 Schedule Update:PLEASE NOTE: The last two releases of the year (Nov/R60 and Dec/R61) will be very early in their respective months so that they are released well ahead of the US winter holidays (Thanksgiving and Christmas).” R60 is full of new content and fixes, some of which is now on the QA server for early testing. We could really use everyone’s help to test all of this amazing content before it goes live!

  • Fishing Phase 2:
    • New Fishing Expedition Scene
    • Fishing Holes in Alpine POT Templates
    • Rotating POT Fishing Bonus
    • Fishing while Sitting
    • More Fish Recipes
  • Increased Salvage Rates for Grandmasters
  • Bludgeon Balance
  • More Player Made Items in Loot
  • Ornate Viking Longbow
  • Select Crown Items Anywhere
  • 2018 Winter Holiday Items (rares)
  • R57 & R58 Livestream Items
  • More Bug Fixes
  • and more!

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Avatar’s Update #304: R59 Livestream Today, Moustache of the Avatar, Fishing Expedition


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


Fishing Expedition & Alpine POT Fishing Hole

Fishing Phase 2 continues to deliver more expansions to the fishing system. Q4 2018 and Q1 2019 will see more fishing skills, Lava fishing, more fish recipes, and rotating POT bonuses. Meanwhile in Release 60 we are introducing a new Fishing Expedition scene and adding a fishing hole to the Alpine Player Owned Town template.

Fishing Expedition: The Fishing Expedition is a tropical island area of the game completely focused on fishing.

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Avatar’s Update #303: Play Release 59 Now, Deck Building Livestream Today


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

Game Development

News Announcements

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Play Release 59 Now! 

Release 59 successfully launched yesterday, October 26, with thousands of backers downloading, patching, and logging in to check out the changes! There’s lots of new content to explore, including:

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Avatar’s Update #302: New User Livestream Today, Bundle Expirations, Holiday Sales, R59 on QA


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

 


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:

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Avatar’s Update #301: Signed Box Sale, Lava Fish, Scaling & Trophy Stream Today


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


Fishing Phase 2 Updates: Trophies & Lava Fish

Fishing Phase 2 is going to include some amazing expansions to the fishing system and we outlined these during the Release 57 livestream as well as our recent weekly livestreams. In last week’s update #300 we revealed the freshwater, saltwater, and fetid water fish going live in Q4 as well as a preview of the scaling tech. This week we reveal the Lava Fish and a bunch of the new fish mounted as trophies!

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Avatar’s Update #300: More Fish & Livestream Today


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

Game Development

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Fishing Phase 2 Updates: New Fish & Scaling

Fishing Phase 2 is going to include some amazing expansions to the fishing system and we outlined these during the Release 57 livestream as well as our recent weekly livestreams. In weekly update 298 we also revealed the Lava Fishing Rod made by our very own Scott “Scottie” Jones!

This week Damon Waldrip has been busily prepping over 30 new fishes that will be going into the game as part of Fishing Phase 2 over the course of Q4. Here’s a sneak peek of some of the fish for Fresh, Salt, and Fetid water.

Saltwater Fish

Freshwater FishFetid Water Fish

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Avatar’s Update #299: Play R58 Now, Taming Livestream Today, Signed Box Edition (Limited Time!)


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


Play Release 58 Now!

Release 58 successfully launched yesterday, September 27, with thousands of backers downloading, patching, and logging in to check out the changes! There’s lots of new content to explore, including:

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Avatar’s Update #298: Final Friday for R57 Stretch Goals, R58 on QA, & Player Books Livestream


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


Fishing Phase 2 Updates: Lava Fishing Rod

Fishing Phase 2 is going to include some amazing expansions to the fishing system and we outlined these during the Release 57 livestream. The wildest expansion we mentioned was the addition of Lava as a water type you can fish in! This week we are unveiling the first Lava fishing rod made by our very own Scott “Scottie” Jones! Lava fishing was invented by Kobolds to catch the rare flaming fish, lava eels and other hot trophies. Lava fishing rods are made out of materials that won’t melt in lava like high grade tempered steel, carbon, and diamond.

Here’s a list of some of what Fishing Phase 2 includes and will be appearing over the course of Q4 this year:

  • 4 Different Water Types: Fresh, Salt, Fetid (Swamp, Dungeon, Sewer), and LAVA!!!!
  • More Fish: New fish types to go with the new water types including more rare and fantastical fish (rainbow trout that have actual rainbow coloring).
  • More Loot: We will add more random loot to fishing.
  • Different Bait and Lure Types: Different lures/baits work better/worse with different water types and for catching different fish. Gems are the only lure that works in Lava.
  • Bait as Active Skill: To use all the different bait types this will now become an active skill, much like seeds are the active skill in Agriculture
  • Trophy Data: You will now have a chance to catch a “trophy fish” that will have extra data on it including information like Weight, Who Caught, When Caught, etc.
  • More Recipes: More recipes using the new fish introduced as well as new recipes using original fish.
  • Group and Social Bonuses: Randomly selected Player Owned Towns with water will get a short fishing bonus. We will also be introducing an experience bonus for fishing while grouped.

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Avatar’s Update #297: Collector’s Boxes Shipping Phase 2 & Weekend Music Sale


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

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Collector’s Boxes Shipping Phase 2 (and printed book update)

As of three weeks ago almost 4000 Collector’s Boxes shipped out to eligible backers (Explorer level and above) who supported us during the initial Kickstarter campaign or through our website prior to January 4, 2016! The good news is that these have been arriving as planned! The not so good news is about 700+ of you have yet to receive your boxes. We expect all of these initial 4000 boxes, or what we have been calling internally, Phase 1, to arrive no later than September 21, 2018. Read more…