Category Archives: Update of the Avatar

Avatar’s Update #331: May Login Rewards & Deco Finals 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


May Login Rewards

As a special limited time promotion we are rewarding all players who login by the end of May with two rewards! The first reward is a miniature greyhound pet, inspired by the lovable “Mojito” (pet of Chris “Atos” Spears). The second reward is a 3-story Wood & Plaster Row Home which is an extra floor upgrade from the default home that comes with the free row lot that all players receive.

To receive the rewards, simply login to the game before the end of May and check your rewards tab! Read more…


Avatar’s Update #328: R65 on QA, Deco Contest Preview 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 64 on QA (Live next Thur)

An early version of R65 is on the QA server. R65 is full of new content and fixes, some of which is now on the QA server for early testing. An early version of the R65 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 Thursday April 25!

  • Decoration Scaling
  • Decoration Flipping
  • Female Peasant Wearables
  • New Rare Random Encounter Merchants
  • The Vault
  • Tamed Pet Balance
  • More Young Dragons
  • Wave Battle Improvements
  • Lord British Cupcakes
  • R60R61, and R62 Livestream Items
  • Performance Improvements
  • More Bug Fixes
  • and more!

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Avatar’s Update #326: R64 Livestream Now April 12


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 64 Livestream: Now April 12

The Release 64 Livestream is now Friday April 12. We adjusted the date so we could focus today on addressing the ongoing graphical issues associated with our recent upgrade to the latest version of Unity. Thank you for your patience.

All Avatars from around the world are welcome to join us in the livestream activities. We will be doing deep dives, answering questions, handing out prizes, and tracking towards stretch goals. To celebrate Spring and the arrival of the Envy Angel our theme for Release 64 is Dark Spring!

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: Easter Egg Tour (tour of hidden things and pop culture references)
  • 4:15 PM: Easter Egg Hunt (see below)
  • 5 PM: Ending Announcements

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Avatar’s Update #324: R64 on QA, Arch Lapin 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 64 on QA (Live next Thur)

An early version of R64 is on the QA server. R64 is full of new content and fixes, some of which is now on the QA server for early testing. An early version of the R64 Instructions are also available for review. We could really use everyone’s help to test all of this amazing content before it goes live next Thursday Mar 28!

  • Arch Lapin Returns with new loot!
  • Spring Equinox Items
  • Food Decoration Items (beyond just fruit and veggies)
  • Universal Trade Channel
  • POT MOTD
  • More Pirate Items
  • Gothic Dungeon Set
  • More Player Dungeon Encounters
  • R60 & R61 Livestream Items
  • Performance Improvements
  • More Bug Fixes
  • and more!

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Avatar’s Update #323: Spring Equinox Items, Row Homes 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


Spring Equinox Items

Scott “Scottie” Jones has been busily creating all sorts of Spring goodies for our Avatars! The Confection Eggs and Confection Bunnies will be new loot on the Arch Lapin! A lot of this work was making placeable decorations for food items so some of these new items will tie to existing items like cupcakes for the Lord British Birthday Cakes or a placeable and dyeable Cake Slice to go with the existing Cake Slice Recipe. The whole dyeable cake will be available in the crown shop as a decoration for those looking to save on decoration limits (versus placing individual slices). Some of the new confections and dyeable cupcake will be part of the Spring Equinox Replenishing Platter which will be available on the Crown Shop. The new dyeable eggs will also go on the Crown Shop but there will be an in-game recipe for a plain dyeable egg as well. The Confection Platter will be available on the in-game decorations merchant for gold while the Confection Stand will be available in the Crown Shop. For more details on Scottie’s process read below:

[A Forum Post by Scott “Scottie” Jones]

Hello all!   Scottie here again!

Here’s another post to share what I’ve been working on over the last week and a half!

Well, it’s Spring again, and WOW has this year been flying by ….  It’s already mid-March!!!

And whether you call it Easter, or Ostara, or Eostre, or even just the Spring Equinox, it’s time for me to make stuff related to some kind of Springtime Festival!  That means cool stuff that I am hoping will be made available to you in some way as decorations in Shroud of the Avatar!  Of course, I say “hoping” because, as a standard disclaimer; I just make the art, and have no real say in how it gets sold or distributed in the game once it leaves my hot little hands…  Any of these items (or sets of items) may get offered as Livestream goals, or sold for CotOs in the store, or produced in the game when performing recipes, etcetera… It’s going to be up to those in charge to determine that… And, of course, sometimes it’s not always possible to incorporate some of the stuff I make in exactly the way I imagine (I don’t decide when things get released, how they get packaged up and offered or sold in the CotO store in-game,  added as some recipe, or whatever)…  However, what I WILL do here is show you everything I’ve made for this season, give you a little insight as to what inspired me to do so, and then describe the suggestions I’m offering to the “decision-makers” who will be determining how all this stuff gets incorporated!

So let’s begin!

BAM!!!!

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Avatar’s Update #322: Release 63 Livestream Today, Darkstarr Recurring Items


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 63 Livestream: Darkstarr

The Release 63 Livestream is today, March 8! All Avatars from around the world are welcome to join us in the livestream activities. We will be doing deep dives, answering questions, handing out prizes, and tracking towards stretch goals. To celebrate Darkstarr’s (aka Starr Long) birthday the theme for the stretch goals is Darkstarr!

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: Player Dungeon Encounters
  • 4:00 PM: Saltwater Fishing Contest
  • 5 PM: Ending Announcements

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Avatar’s Update #321: Play Release 63 Now, Envy Angel Livestream Today, Pirate Treasure Decorations


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 63 Now!

Release 63 successfully launched yesterday, February 28, 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 #320: Release 63 on QA, Player Dungeon 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 63 on QA, Goes Live Next Thur

An early version of R63 is on the QA server. R63 is full of new content and fixes, some of which is now on the QA server for early testing. An early version of the R63 Instructions are also available for review. We could really use everyone’s help to test all of this amazing content before it goes live next Thursday February 28!

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Avatar’s Update #315: Release 62 on QA, Ask Us Anything Livestream Today, Lord of the Isle Ep. 2 Bundles


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 62 on QA

An early version of R62 is on the QA server. R62 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!

  • Back Slot Item Enchanting
  • Row Lot Deed for Completing the Outskirts Quests
  • Village Lot Deed for Completing Story
  • Patterns for Masks
  • Valentine Items
  • More Player Dungeon Rooms
  • R58 & R59 Livestream Items
  • More Bug Fixes
  • and more!

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Avatar’s Update #314: Player Housing Livestream Today, 50% Holiday Sale Extended!


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

News Announcements

Community Updates


Player Housing Livestream Today!

Another content packed weekly Community Livestream is this Friday January 11 at 4 PM CT on Twitch!

This week we will be showing how the Player Housing system works including how to Lot Deeds work when claiming property, property taxes, Houses, player decorations, and Player Owned Towns. Remember every player receives a free Row Lot Deed for completing the story!

This is the fifth Friday to earn the Release 61 Dark Winter stretch goals (in honor of Krampus) by making a purchase or by participating in the Rewards program! Last weekend we blew past the Dungeon Room and the Dark Leather Yule Outfit so we had to create more stretch goals!

  • ACHIEVED $10K: Black Ice Wings
  • ACHIEVED $25K: Black Ice Building Blocks Set
  • ACHIEVED $35K: Haunted Snowman Mask
  • ACHIEVED $50K: Black Ice Bow & Black Ice Sword
  • ACHIEVED $65K: Haunted Snow Family
  • ACHIEVED $75K: Black Ice Staff & Black Ice Wand
  • ACHIEVED $85K: Haunted Yule Tree Set
  • ACHIEVED $95K: Icy Dungeon Encounter Room with Fishing Spot
  • ACHIEVED $105K: Dark Leather & Fur Yule Outfit
  • ACHIEVED $120K: Krampus Mask & Black Ice Shield
  • $135K: Haunted Sleigh & Black Ice Elemental Statue 
  • $150K: Icy Dungeon Cathedral Room
  • $170K: Icy Dungeon Hallway Set

As usual we will be giving out prizes at 4:15 and 4:45! To be eligible all you need to do is either make any purchase in the store or log into the game and type “Its Cold Outside” in the chat window (no purchase necessary).

Watch on Twitch this Friday at 4 PM CDT

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