Greetings Fellow Avatars!
Lots of exciting changes have occurred this week! A new adventure scene rolled in from world builder Sannio! A new armor set fashioned in the shogun style just arrived! Awesome new decorations such as Ivy and Electric Katanas are now in-game! Also, be sure to also review the Players Guide and Known Issues list for additional information on changes and upcoming fixes. Now, let’s see what we have for you in this week’s edition of Update of the Avatar:
- New Adventure Scene: Bunker C!
- Latest News Q&A Friday Livestream!
- Dark Shogun Outfit!
- New Store Items: Electric Katanas, Ivy & More!
- May Login Reward: Greenery Day Potted Plant!
- R77 Reward Program Exclusive Login Items: “May the Fourth” Theme!
- Sky Navy Vault Round!
- Spindelskog Adventure Scene Preview!
- World & UI Changes
- Crafting & Economy Changes
- Combat Balance & Changes
- Updated Player Owned Towns
- Bug Fixes
- Double Experience Points Continue!
- Packaging Items for Trade in Player Test Environment (QA)!
- Streaming the Player Test Environment (QA) Now Permitted!
- Streaming Reward Program
- Recent Shroud of the Avatar Livestreams
- Lord of the Isle Episode 2 Bundles
- Upcoming Events Calendar
- Meretz: Win a Giant Lich Statue (No Trade)
- Community Event: Catnip Games Weekly Fishing Tourney!
- Community Event: Black Sails Saga – From the New Lands
- Community Event: Fish Finder Contest
- Community Event: Podcasts & Poetry on Virtue Radio
- Community Event: Lunch With Laz & Jack
- Community Event: Virtue Radio Weekly Schedule
- Project to Support: Rodasurf
- Project to Support: Jar Wars
- Project to Support: Dragonfight
- Project to Support: Crowfall
- Project to Support: Avatar Express
- Resources: Players Helping Players
Keith “Sannio” Quinn has completed “Bunker C” which is now available for adventurers in R77 to explore! “Bunker C” is a new underground scene accessible from the caves underneath the Northwest Blackblade Mountains. Players are directed to this crumbling underground shelter as part of a quest that starts in Novia’s Far Hinterlands. The bunker challenges players with deadly lava in addition to undead and elemental threats. This bunker also includes a vault door puzzle, multiple traps and even lava fishing!
“An unusual doe wandering near the entrance of the Far Hinterlands needs your help to remove the curse that has turned her into an animal! Along the way, you’ll venture into the newly uncovered “Bunker C” and brave the high-threat dangers that lurk underground!”
This new adventure scene is just one of many to arrive this year. Read more about what’s on the horizon in Shroud of the Avatar’s 2020 Vision!
Latest News Q&A Friday Livestream!
Another weekly Community Livestream is this Friday, May 1st at 4PM CT on Twitch! Join Chris “Atos” Spears and other development team members for a community 1 hour livestream!
To enter the prize drawings, type “may the fourth be with you” into any in-game chat channel OR make a purchase on the website add-on store. Please submit questions into Twitch Chat by inserting !question at the beginning of your text. Watch on Twitch, Friday at 4 PM CT!
New Dark Shogun Outfit!
An exciting new addition arriving soon to the Crown Store is the Dark Shogun Outfit. This bold and shadowy armor set is a must have for any players venturing down the path of anti-virtue. If this plate armor set is salvaged to obtain eternal patterns, the patterns can be applied to player-crafted plate armor to take on the appearance of this new armor set. The outfit also features an emblemed black cloth cloak which also yields an eternal pattern when salvaged for application onto cloaks. The Dark Shogun Outfit is one of many additions this release recognizing “May the Fourth” and Japan’s “Golden Week” seasonal celebrations. (The armor set is still in design and testing but should arrive shortly after release.)
New Store Items: Electric Katanas, Ivy & More!
Exciting new additions arriving to the Crown Store are the Electric Katanas coming in three colors (Pink, Red and Green). These “electrifying” new 2-handed swords, if salvaged, will yield eternal patterns which can be applied to player-crafted 2-handed swords. Also arriving to the store is a pack of English ivy to adorn the deco surfaces of building sides — perfect for making that knight’s keep a little more rustic! Last but certainly not least — plants! Many plants! The Cherry Pie Plant, the Potted Banana Plants (3-Pack) and the Potted Chusan Palm Plants (3-Pack) will all offer much more variety to the plant-type deco throughout your homes and gardens. These decorations, to include the Dark Shogun Armor previously spotlighted in these release notes, were inspired by “May the Fourth,” Japan’s Golden Week and Greenery Day!
- Pink Electric Katana (Breast Cancer Awareness Charity Item)
- Red Electric Katana
- Green Electric Katana
- Ivy Wall Decoration Set
- Cherry Pie Plant (Heliotrope)
- Potted Banana Plants (3-Pack)
- Potted Chusan Palm Plants (3-Pack)