Another release livestream is upon us! The Release 56 Livestream is set for Friday August 3! All Avatars from around the world are welcome to join us in the livestream activities. We will be doing deep dives, answering questions, having sales, handing out prizes, and tracking towards stretch goals. At the suggestion of one of our players (Redfish) the theme for this livestream is Cosmos in honor of the comet which is making its closest approach during Release 56! All of the items will prominently display our Sun Magic, Moon Magic, or some other celestial symbol like stars. LIVESTREAM SCHEDULE (Central Time Zone) Monthly livestreams are on Twitch and include answers to your gameplay questions, world building tours, prize giveaways, sales on items, and more! Here is the schedule: 3PM: Introductions 3:30PM: Deep Dive 1: Player Owned Towns 4:30PM: Q&A (+ more Ep 2 goodies) 5:30PM: Deep Dive 2: Combat with Bosses (Aether Creatures, Unicorns, oh my!) 6:30PM: Q&A 7PM: Ending Announcements STRETCH GOALS (Cosmic Themed!) As a special bonus, we are offering funding rewards to any player that makes a minimum purchase of $5 during a twelve hour window during the day of the livestream, on August 3 from 12:00 PM to 11:59 PM CDT (Aug 3 17:00 to July 4 05:00 UTC). At the suggestion of one of our players (Redfish) the theme for this livestream is Cosmos in honor of the comet which is making its closest approach during Release 56! All purchases during the twelve hour window will count towards the stretch goals, not just the four hours of the livestream! Please note that the R56 Livestream Stretchgoals were changed this morning to an Aether theme. Plus we are extending availability to every Friday this month for 12 hours per the new Stretch Goal Tracking Changes. $10K: Aether Lich Statue (Foyer Size) $25K: Aether 1H Sword and Aether Shield $35K: Double XP Every Weekend in August $50K: Aether Bow & Aether Crossbow $65K: Box of Replenishing Aether Dye $80K: Aether Dragon Statue (Village size) $90K: Aether Axe, Aether 1H Spear, Aether 2H Bludgeon $100K: Celestial Themed Wizard Robes *Please keep in mind that stretch goal rewards take time to develop and will most likely not be available until Release 59 at the earliest. We will keep you updated! CHEER ON THE DEVS For every $2,500 contributed, all devs on camera have to dance, sing, or perform some other act of amazement. 12 HOURS OF SALES: We will be having twelve hours of sales around the livestream from 12:00 PM to 11:59 PM CDT (July 6 17:00 to July 7 05:00 UTC)! Items in the following categories will be on sale at approx. 20% off. As noted above, all purchases during this time will count towards the stretch goals! Viking Bundles Obsidian Bundles Kobold Bundles Elven Bundles Shogun Bundles Make a Difference Home Decorations Outdoor Decorations Lot Deeds, POT Upgrades, Homes and Basements Pets and Music Emotes and Fireworks Dyes, and Patterns WIN THESE GREAT PRIZES! Signed Cloth Maps! Observatory Village Home (digital) Large Ornate Telescope Ornate Hourglass & Ornate Tabletop Moondial Ornate Moondial Ornate Village Moondial Ornate Keep Moondial Ornate Clock Tower Clock Complete Set (digital) Wall Clock Set (digital) Sun Magic Sign 9-Pack & Moon Magic Sign 9-Pack Sparkle Dyes Mega Pack We will be giving prizes away on an hourly basis with many being given away multiple times. PRIZE UPDATE: Enter for a chance to win a prize by either logging into the game and typing "The sky is falling" into chat OR by purchasing any item from our store during the livestream! SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS We will be answering questions throughout the livestream, so submit them in the comments section of the post or on Discord chat during the event. Please do NOT post questions containing: More than 3 questions in total (post all three in a single reply) Bugs or other problems best posted in the bug forums "When is this coming" or anything related to schedule (for those answers please refer to our quarterly updates or our post release plans) Questions with more than a couple of sentences. Please keep them brief! We will likely understand the context of your interest, so just ask the question and we'll be able to respond. For bug reports and extra idea suggestions, please use the forums for this purpose. A Final Thought: We see a LOT of repeat questions. Please consider reviewing one of the other missed question posts, previous monthly livestreams, livestream transcripts, and/or reading our Post Episode 1 plan post before posting a question. Your question might have already been answered. Watch @ShroudofAvatar updates throughout the day of the livestream. See you on Twitch!