Updates

Community Livestream – Fetid Water Fishing Contest (Aug 16)


Another content packed weekly Community Livestream is this Friday August 16, at 4 PM CT on Twitch! This week we are going to have a Fetid Water Fishing Contest in South Fetid Swamp!

To participate in the contest go to South Fetid Swamp and start fishing at 4:15 PM (you can also try whispering one of the devs for a teleport). The best trophy fish (longest) caught by 5 PM will win a prize! NOTE: We will be verifying location and time!

(UPDATE) FISHING CONTEST WINNERS:
  • Runners Up (2): Ornate Fish Throne + Desktop Fish Trophy
    • Engel    Alligator Gar    2.17
    • Tarin Merrywhistle    Alligator Gar    2.12
  • 3rd Prize: Ornate Fish Pavers + Bronze Fish Trophy
    • Bril    Sturgeon    2.35
  • 2nd Prize: Shogun Lighthouse Village Water Home (digital) + Silver Fish Trophy
    • Alder Bosardt    Alligator Gar    2.39
  • 1st Prize: Player Owned Town Village Water Lot Property Deed (digital) + Gold Fish Trophy
    • GaenTrueblade    Alligator Gar    2.49

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Avatar’s Update #344: Housing & Mannequins 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

 


Mannequins & Housing Livestream Today!

Another content packed weekly Community Livestream is this Friday August 9, at 4 PM CT on Twitch! This week Travis “List Rostov” Koleski and Keith “Sannio” Quinn are going to show off the new mannequins, some basics of how our housing system works, and, if there’s time, some examples of how our players have used the housing system to do some truly creative things.

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Community Livestream – Mannequins & Player Housing (Aug 9)


Another content packed weekly Community Livestream is this Friday August 9, at 4 PM CT on Twitch! This week Travis “List Rostov” Koleski and Keith “Sannio” Quinn are going to show off the new mannequins, some basics of how our housing system works, and, if there’s time, some examples of how our players have used the housing system to do some truly creative things.

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Avatar’s Update #343: New Scenes Livestream Today, Vault Updates


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

News Announcements

Community Updates

 


New Scenes Livestream Today!

Another content packed weekly Community Livestream is this Friday August 2, at 4 PM CT on Twitch! This week Travis “List Rostov” Koleski and Keith “Sannio” Quinn are going to talk about some of the new scenes they have been working on like the rework of Ulfheim!

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Community Livestream – New Scenes (Aug 2)


Another content packed weekly Community Livestream is this Friday August 2, at 4 PM CT on Twitch! This week Travis “List Rostov” Koleski and Keith “Sannio” Quinn are going to talk about some of the new scenes they have been working on like the rework of Ulfheim!

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Avatar’s Update #342: Play R68 Now, R68 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 68 Now!

Release 68 successfully launched yesterday, July 25, with thousands of backers downloading, patching, and logging in to check out the changes! There’s lots of new content to explore, including:

  • New Brittany Graveyard Quest
  • Mannequins
  • Crafting Masteries
  • Persistent State for Lights
  • Free Camera Mode for POT Stewards
  • More Top Tier Tameable Creatures in Scenes
  • Fishing Trophy Length Display Increase
  • Combat Balance
  • Consumable Leaderboards
  • Player Lot Permissions Restructure
  • New User Experience Polish
  • Release 64 Livestream Items: Dark Spring
  • R68 Rewards Program Items: Lord British Theme!
  • Performance Improvements
  • More Bug Fixes
  • and more!

Check out the Release 68 Instructions update for detailed information about all the new content.

If you have not downloaded the game yet, go to www.shroudoftheavatar.com and click the “Play Now” button. The game is also available on Steam.

Release 68 Player Instructions

Release 68 Known Issues

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Release 68 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 68 of Shroud of the Avatar goes live this Thursday, July 25, at 10:30 AM US Central Time (15:30 UTC). Release 68 includes lots of exciting updates including Crafting Masteries, a new quest in New Brittany Graveyard, Mannequins, more Top Tier Tameable Creatures, extended display for Fishing Trophies, Combat Balance, and more!

As mentioned in the Release 67 post 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 67.” This also means we will no longer be releasing a Quarterly Schedule Update because our schedule is so flexible that it no longer makes sense to present that forecast when so many things are changing on a constant basis. Read more…


UPDATED: Release 68 Livestream – July 26, 2019 (Lava Fishing Contest)


The Release 68 Livestream is set for Friday July 26! All Avatars from around the world are welcome to join us in the livestream activities. We will be having a Crafting deep dive, answering questions, and handing out prizes. We will also be having a Lava Fishing Contest to celebrate the extra decimal place being displayed on trophy fish that we added for Release 68! For Release 68 the exclusive monthly rewards are Lord British 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: Weighted Chance, Display Power, Specialization
  • 4:15 PM: Lava Fishing Contest (Oracle Colossus)
  • 5 PM: Ending Announcements

To participate in the Lava Fishing Contest go to Oracle Colossus and start fishing at 4:15 PM (you can also try whispering one of the devs for a teleport). The best trophy fish (longest) caught by 5 PM will win a prize! NOTE: We will be verifying location and time!

  • Runners Up (2): Ornate Fish Throne + Desktop Fish Trophy
    • Engineer: Mosasaurus 6.38
    • Vetatrix: Lacus Mosasaurus 6
  • 3rd Prize: Ornate Fish Pavers + Bronze Fish Trophy
    • Gwendolyn Obscuro: Mosasaurus 6.55
  • 2nd Prize: Viking Village Water Home + Silver Fish Trophy
    • Cathy Earnshaw: Mosasaurus 6.74
  • 1st Prize: Player Owned Town Village Water Lot Property Deed (digital) + Gold Fish Trophy
    • Terrestria Aquatica: Large Mosasaurus 7.35

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Avatar’s Update #341: Release 68 on QA, Tech Talk Livestream Today, Summer Crown Shop Updates


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 68 On QA (Live next Thur)

An early version of Release 68 is on the QA server. Release 68 is full of new content and fixes, some of which is now on the QA server for early testing. An early version of the Release 68 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 June 27!

  • New Brittany Graveyard Quest
  • Mannequins
  • Persistent State for Lights
  • Free Camera Mode for POT Stewards
  • More Top Tier Tameable Creatures in Scenes
  • Fishing Trophy Length Display Increase
  • Consumable Leaderboards
  • Player Lot Permissions Restructure
  • New User Experience Polish
  • Release 64 Livestream Items: Dark Spring
  • R68 Rewards Program Items: Lord British Theme!
  • Performance Improvements
  • More Bug Fixes
  • and more!

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