Help for New and Existing Players

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  1. Elgarion

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    Hi there Avatars! Below is a directory of useful links for new and existing players. Many of these links point to very helpful guides or directories of guides made by many players within the forums and others point to outside sources created by excellent resource creators in our community. I find this master directory is better than pinning these 100+ items to the top of our forums.

    Please help me to spot any abandoned or out of date items to consider for removal.

    If you spot a resource that should be considered for addition to the list, please tag @Elgarion in the related forum thread so I can look it over. Please keep your forum threads which are resources such as these bumped frequently (1 week max) as well to further increase their visibility. This way we'll also know you're still maintaining your project.

    Also, of note -- this list mirrors a website I've maintained for many years called sotahelp.org which features the same items but you can sort and filter to find things a bit more quickly. Any accepted change requests will be duplicated on the web version and the forums version.

    Hopefully this can keep us all on the same page as to what the most up-t0-date resources are out there and available to us! So please -- dive in and let me know what needs added/subtracted/changed or praised! :)


    DISCORD: SOTA PUBLIC VOICE/CHAT SERVERS
    Discord is a web-based voice & chat server service which can be utilized without downloading software such as TeamSpeak or Ventrilo. Most importantly, Discord is the official VOIP of choice by Portalarium and features their moderator controlled Official Shroud of the Avatar voice server. Also, this Official SotA Discord Server is likely the best source for global player support offered thus far. So tune in, Avatars, and connect with the SotA Community!
    (Official, Community, SotA News)

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    ADVANCED TRAINER LOCATIONS
    When your character is ready to train various skills at the bottom of the skill tree, you might notice that many of those high tier abilities require the player to visit an advanced trainer. Often, the standard trainer can direct you to the master trainer, BUT there are times where their information simply isn't helpful enough. Have no fear! Moiseyev Trueden has a wonderful forum post showing all the advanced trainer locations!
    (Combat, Crafting, Guides)

    ADVENTURE SCENES
    Looking for a good list of adventure scenes? Look no further than this wonderful page on SotAWiki.net! Now, if you're having trouble thinking of something new to do or something you haven't done in a while, peruse this list, and it'll be sure to set you on the right course for an adventurous day!
    (Guides)

    AERIE FUND
    The AERIE FUND helps gamers overcome catastrophic events. Our unique fundraising initiatives and community building projects are supported by gamers, streamers, and developers who seek to impact social change via ‘gaming for a cause.’ Our specialties include customized fundraising efforts, gaming community outreach, and raising awareness of issues that directly impact gamers. We are 100% funded by our partnerships with players, streamers, and developers who seek to make magic happen in real life. Our goal is make fundraising and awareness initiatives both fun and rewarding. Join our ranks! Become a supporter and play for a cause!
    (Community, Events)

    AGRICULTURE GUIDE BY ADRIAN
    If you want to be a farmer, you have come to the right place! This guide to agriculture will point you in the right direction to becoming a successful grower of crops in Shroud of the Avatar. Enjoy!
    (Agriculture, Crafting, Guides, Tutorials)

    API/LUA GUIDE AT TUTORIALSPOINT.COM
    Are you interested in developing apps in LUA for Shroud of the Avatar but require a good guide to utilize? Check out the LUA scripting guide at TutorialsPoint.com and you might just find what you need.
    (Guides, Tools)

    API/LUA PUBLIC STATS
    This API is an elasticsearch endpoint that currently contains location-based events from the past 30 days. So if you're a web designer and want to devise your own site utilizing the API for Shroud of the Avatar or all publicly shared data, here's your initial resource -- design away!
    (Official, Guides, Tools)

    API/LUA SCRIPTING DOC
    Here you can find the latest scripting updates for LUA customization for Shroud of the Avatar. A must-bookmark page for any would-be scripter for LUA apps hoping to enhance the UI to our favorite game -- enjoy!
    (Official, Guides, Tools)

    API/LUA SOTA FORUM DISCUSSION
    On the Shroud of the Avatar Forums, there is a room dedicated to threads specifically about LUA development. If you're interested in learning more, head on in to see what our wonderful community of LUA developers have in the works!
    (Community, Guides, Tools)

    ASTRONOMY
    Curious about the New Britannian sky? Oft whilst in-game, we look up to the stars and the orbital bodies, wondering their meaning or significance. If you'd like to learn a bit more about these stellar objects, why not check out the SotAWiki.net page that explains many astronomical features? Also, be sure to explore the related topics on the wiki which delve deeper into other areas of Astronomy in Shroud of the Avatar!
    (Guides, Lore, Role-Playing)

    AVAILABLE PLACES TO LIVE
    Curious what lots are available to hang your hat? Wonder no longer! Smack maintains a very detailed spreadsheet of what lots are available to claim in Story Towns, Player Run Towns and Player Owned Towns.
    (Economy, Housing)

    AVATAR EXPRESS
    Head on over to TheAvatar.Express for a delightful community effort by Shawn and Vladamir Begemot! There, you are sure to find the latest news and details about upcoming events. Please give these two a big thank you for creating such a wondrous resource!
    (Community, Events, SotA News)

    AVATARS RADIO
    It is one of the newest and most amazing wonders of New Britannia... the Aetheric Vibration Console! These devices, which look like Radios to us simpleton Outlanders are scattered throughout the lands, very commonly in taverns. Double click one and prepare to be dazzled! This interface activates a radio stream to providers such as Avatars Radio!
    (Community, Events, Music, Radio, Recordings & Podcasts, SotA News)

    AVATARS' CIRCLE
    Be sure to visit Avatars' Circle, Home of the SotA Community's Official Event Calendar!
    (Community, Events)

    BARD GUIDE BY GREAGOIR PENDRAGON
    The bard skill tree is complex yet highly rewarding. For fledgling bards, one might feel a bit overwhelmed as to the application of each skill. No worries! Check out this guide to answer all your bard adventuring questions!
    (Combat, Guides)

    BEST PRICES FOR VENDOR TRASH
    Most NPC vendors buy items back at 80% of the item "value". A few select vendors will pay a full 100% of the item value. Portalarium calls this a "tag match". Any particular NPC may offer a tag match price for more than one item category. To identify such vendors, simply see what a vendor will pay for a given item.
    (Economy, Guides)

    BREWING GUIDE BY ADRIAN
    Brewing can be complex and confusing for many players, but by following this simple guide, your frustrations can be eased. Brewing and Agriculture go hand-in-hand to reduce the cost of buying crops. Please drink responsibly!
    (Crafting, Guides, Tutorials)

    BUG REPORTING GUIDE BY ANPU
    Whoa -- you just witnesses something odd in the game, but how do you let the developers know about the bug? Simple -- follow Anpu's Bug Reporting Guide, and thank you so much for helping to keep the game bug free!
    (Guides, Tutorials)

    CABALIST CLOCK
    The folks at moongatetravelers.org have done a most wondrous job at creating a Cabalist Clock! That's right! If you're curious about when the next siege will take place and in what major town? Well simply go to this link and all will be revealed! There are also other tools in the Encyclopedia section such as a Dungeon Size Cost Calculator. Be sure to thank them for their hard work!
    (Tools)

    CATNIP GAMES ON TWITTER
    Wanna see what the developers have been up to lately? Why not check out the Twitter feed for Shroud of the Avatar! There, Catnip Games updates us constantly about Shroud of the Avatar news!
    (Official, SotA News)

    CAVERNS, DUNGEONS AND BEYOND
    One of the most popular of the Shroud of the Avatar community hubs, The Caverns.net is a digital storage center of links and information--for all things SOTA. More importantly though it is a blog, a blog for a gaming geek who even among gaming geek’s is considered a geek. Come one! Come all! Visit The Caverns to relish in the collaborative works of so many talented writers and artists, and upon every page and every missive lies the signature of the site's creator, Stile Teckel.
    (Art, Community, Lore, Recordings & Podcasts, Role-Playing, SotA News)

    COLLECTIBLES GUIDE BY ENGINEER
    Throughout the history of Shroud of the Avatar, searching unique collectibles has always been a savory pursuit. Sometimes it can be rather difficult to determine when those collectibles became part of the game. So if you're looking for more information about an elusive collectible, be sure to check out Engineer's guide to collecting!
    (Economy, Guides)

    COLLEGE OF ARMS
    The College of Arms is an amazing resource for guilds and role-players for establishing a Coat of Arms for their organization or character lore. Head on over to their site and build yours today!
    (Art, Community, Role-Playing, Tools)

    COMMANDS LISTING
    The game of Shroud of the Avatar has a very robust listing of in-game commands and hotkeys. Check out this page at SotAWiki.net! It's a wonderful listing of all of these shortcut gems and more!
    (Guides)

    COMMUNITY EVENTS
    Looking to participate in a Shroud of the Avatar community event? Well, look no further! Just check out the SotA Forums community event listing, and you're sure to find plenty of engaging events allowing you to socialize with this fantastical Shroud of the Avatar community!
    (Community, Events)

    COMPANION OF THE AVATAR
    This app is a must have for players of Shroud of the Avatar. Brought to us by Barugon, Companion of the Avatar features various stat tracking abilities and charts which are very helpful to players.
    (Tools)

    COOKING GUIDE BY FIONWYN
    If you are looking for a robust guide to cooking and even some great information on gardening, look no further! Fionwyn Wyldemane's Cookbook offers a wonderful variety of information in a multi-tab spreadsheet. Be sure to offer her some thanks (and perhaps buy some cookies), for she's most certainly put a lot of effort into this labor of love!
    (Crafting, Guides, Hints, Tutorials)

    DARKSTARR'S MUSIC PLAYLIST
    DJ Darkstarr rides the sound waves of Aether Vibration Amplifiers throughout the game of Shroud of the Avatar! Oft, our lord of chaos graces us with his jams on the in-game radio stations such as Avatar's/Virtue Radio, WRFB, and Mythical Music Radio. From almost all of his dance party DJ performances, be sure to check out his music playlists!
    (Community, Music, Radio)

    DATE PREDICTOR BY DECANI
    If anyone ever needs a tool to calculate future or past New Britannian dates, Balec deCani's Date Correlator and Predictor Spreadsheet is a fabulous tool for doing just that! Shroud of the Avatar uses a 28 day calendar system, where an entire day cycles in just an hour, so there are many calculations to consider for future and past dates, most assuredly! If you are a role-player or story writer for Shroud of the Avatar, this is a must have for sure--let the date research begin!
    (Tools)

    DECK BUILDING GUIDE BY VIOLET RONSO
    The deck system in Shroud of the Avatar is a highly complex yet rewarding feature which oft baffles then amazes players as to its versatility. Violet Ronso explains the nuances of this system in this fabulous guide available on the main SotA Forums. Enjoy!
    (Combat, Guides)

    DECORATION WISHLIST
    Have you spotted an in-game decoration asset that has yet to be provided to players to utilize as decoration? Simply take a screenshot of what you found and post it to this forum thread run by our very own Vas Corp Por (a.k.a. List Rostov a.k.a. Travis). When time permits, they might make your suggestion available to all -- happy hunting decoration hunters!
    (Official, Decoration, Housing)

    DEED UPGRADE CALCULATOR
    When a player decides to upgrade a property deed, one must take considerable caution to ensure the right decision is made. If you want to plan for a deed upgrade, try out this Deed Upgrade Calculator! This should help you decide the right upgrade path to take!
    (Economy, Housing, Tools)

    DEVOTIONAL BUFFS
    Throughout the world of New Britannia, ornate shrines to the Virtues have been constructed which offer amazing long-duration buffs for your character. If you'd like to learn what available buffs exist, visit this page at SotAWiki.net!
    (Guides)

    DISCORD BOT
    Do you have a Shroud of the Avatar related Discord server? Do you want to use one of the coolest, most interactive, and informative bots known as Shroudbert Steinbot? Well check out Hemswal's forum post to learn more information about this wonderful Shroud of the Avatar tool which interfaces directly with the API of the game!
    (Community, Guides, Tools)

    DRAGON'S BARD
    Are you a fan of The Sword of Midras, the official novel for Shroud of the Avatar? Then very likely, you are also a fan of Tracy Hickman! Journey to Dragon's Bard, a website run by the authors Tracy & Laura Hickman and enjoy more fine fantasy literature written in the style you've come to love and enjoy from this esteemed writing couple!
    (Community)

    DUNGEONS MADE BY PLAYERS
    Kaizen Strava has created a fantastic forum post helping to outline the locations of well developed Player Made Dungeons. Help Kaizen keep this list up-to-date! Delve down into those dungeons and give feedback to their creators! And get to work on your dungeon so it can be added to the directory, Avatars! Much adventure awaits!
    (Community)

    EASTER EGGS & REAL WORLD TIE-INS
    Have you ever stumbled across something in Shroud of the Avatar and wondered if it has any special meaning? Perhaps its an Easter Egg! Check out this post by Rinaldi -- perhaps it is!
    (Community, Guides, Lore)

    EMOTES LISTING
    At SotAWiki.net, the contributors there have maintained a complete listing of all the in-game emotes to also include a guide for inserting an emote command in the middle of your text. The emotes include all the dances as well. Dance party attendees and role-players rejoice!
    (Guides, Role-Playing)

    EXPERIENCE SPREADSHEET
    If you've ever wondered about the math behind the Adventure XP and Crafting XP in the game of Shroud of the Avatar, check out this very detailed multi-tab spreadsheet! All your Adventure XP grinding questions will be answered! All the Crafting XP mysteries will be revealed! And perhaps your math skills might improve!
    (Guides)

    FAQ & SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
    On the FAQ page at the official Shroud of the Avatar website, you can learn a great many things! If you have questions about the MINIMUM and RECOMMENDED SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS or perhaps even which ports to leave open for patching the game, this is the place!
    (Official, Guides)

    FEEDBACK & BUG REPORTING
    We all have ideas about the game, and what better way to let the world know than to post them on the Feedback Forum that's closely monitored by Portalarium? Noticed a bug? Report it! This is the official place for such things, so let's all work together to assist our favorite developers of our favorite game.
    (Official, Community)

    FISHING SPREADSHEET
    This spreadsheet is perfect for players planning a fishing competition or simply wish to learn more about the available fish types or size ranges. Be sure to thank Strider Green and friends for this fantastic resource!
    (Crafting, Tools)

    FORUM SEARCH ON GOOGLE
    So you might be thinking, why link a prefabricated Google Search tool specifically for the SotA Forums? Simple! Sometimes, using the Forum's search tool can reveal very disappointing results, yet by searching the forums specifically on Google, MUCH better results... result. Give it a whirl and see what you think!
    (Tools)

    GEAR STATS: ARMOR ENHANCEMENT
    SotAWiki.net maintains a very helpful page to guide players down the path of Armor Enhancement. Be sure to check out this page before diving into your next bit of armor crafting!
    (Crafting, Guides)

    GEAR STATS: ENCHANTING
    By enchanting your gear through use of Alchemy, you can add a wide range of bonuses to a gear item, and a wider possible range if you socket an item with a gem prior to enchanting. Check out this SotAWiki.net page for a wonderful guide to what's available. If you see something missing, become a SotAWiki contributor and help out! Enjoy!
    (Crafting, Guides)

    GEAR STATS: MASTERWORKING
    Did you know Carpenters, Tailors and Blacksmiths can masterwork gear items to enhance them with additional stat bonuses? Check out this SotAWiki page for a list of available bonuses. Is something missing? Become a SotAWiki contributor and help improve the site! Good luck crafters, enjoy!
    (Crafting, Guides)

    GEAR STATS: MATERIALS AND SUB-COMPONENTS
    This ever-so-wonderful page on SotAWiki.net is a fantastic outline of sub-components for your crafting endeavors. Curious about which strap to use or what binding? All these choices can lead to wildly different statistics for your crafted item. Enjoy!
    (Crafting, Guides)

    GEAR STATS: WEAPON ENHANCEMENT
    To master weapon making, crafters must understand the basics of how to enhance a crafted weapon. This guide on a SotAWiki.net page is highly helpful in instructing new crafters in the ways of enhancing their weapons.
    (Crafting, Guides)

    GOLD FARMING GUIDE BY ANPU
    New players often wonder what a good strategy is for earning gold. Well look no further seeker of New Britannian treasures! Anpu's guide for gold farming includes many tips to ensure you keep that gold jingling in your pockets.
    (Economy, Guides, Tutorials)

    GUILD & TOWN DIRECTORY
    Looking for a guild to join or perhaps a town in which to settle? Perhaps you run a guild or town and need to promote it. Check out the Guild & Town Hall forum on the official forums for Shroud of the Avatar!
    (Community)

    HEARTH OF BRITANNIA
    The Hearth of Britannia invigorating real life adventure into this mundane world of traffic jams, taxes and other toiling matters. There is one thing to speak of, my friends, and that wondrous thing is known as... HoBLotH!!!
    (Community, Events)

    HERALDRY GUIDE BY OAKENHAMMER
    Over at SotASmith.com there is a very helpful guide which explains the heraldry system in a very step-by-step fashion. If you're not sure what to do, head on over and give it a quick read. You'll have it all figured out in no time!
    (Art, Guides, Tutorials)

    HERALDRY GUIDE BY SERAFINA
    By now you might have noticed one of the coolest features in-game is to be able to display your heraldry blazon right on your gear and various decoration items. Well this guide by Serafina lays out the basics for getting your custom image into the game.
    (Official, Art, Guides, Tutorials)

    HOSPITALLERS OF SOTA
    We, the Hospitallers, would like to welcome you to New Britannia. Who are the Hospitallers, you ask? It's simple -- a Hospitaller is anyone who helps another player! There are so many groups of Hospitallers which roam New Britannia, as this community is full of wonderful people willing to help others. If you'd like to become involved, simply jump right in! Help someone and let us know of your success or findings, for surely all of us can benefit from our shared experiences!
    (Community)

    HOUSING GUIDE BY SYNERGY BLAZE
    The housing system is not only one of the most rewarding and fun systems in the game, but it is also one of the most complex! Be sure to check out this housing guide for answers to all your housing questions. Happy house hunting, Avatars!
    (Guides, Housing)

    HOUSING PERMISSIONS BY ROSEMOURNE
    This guide explains housing permissions and the impact visitors can have upon your home. Permissions allow you to assign various levels of control your visitors have over items placed on your lot. Allowing someone into your home as Kindred, for instance, could lead to stolen property! This is certainly a must read for any would-be house owner in the game. Enjoy!
    (Guides, Housing)

    HOUSING PRIMER BY SILIS
    Silis has done a wonderful job providing a robust guide to player housing. All the ins and outs are featured, to include deco item limits, permissions, deco placement and taxes! If you are a new player or attempting to aid a new player in their housing needs, use this tutorial as a starting point -- you can't go wrong!
    (Decoration, Guides, Housing, Tutorials)

    HOUSING RENTALS & FREE LODGING
    This wondrous forum post in the Shroud of the Avatar Player Marketplace forums allows players offering rentable or free housing to connect with those players in search of housing. What a fantastic resource for those interested in finding housing immediately upon beginning the game! This post is on the official SotA Forums and is also directly linked by bulletin boards throughout the game!
    (Community, Economy, Housing)

    HOUSING/PROPERTY OWNERSHIP BY BAYARD
    Check out this amazing guide by Bayard. Any player coming to Shroud of the Avatar soon realizes the housing system is one of the most amazing offerings in the game, but how does one get their house and lot deeds? Have no fear for Bayard is here! Check out this fully explained tutorial that he maintains frequently.
    (Economy, Guides, Housing, Tutorials)

    INK NPC SCRIPTING GUIDE: ADVANCED
    NPC's in Shroud of the Avatar can be customized now with dialogue! Jump right into these guides and check out the raw power of scripting conversations in SotA!
    (Guides, Tools, Tutorials)

    INK NPC SCRIPTING GUIDE: BEGINNERS
    NPC's in Shroud of the Avatar can be customized now with dialogue! Jump right into these guides and check out the raw power of scripting conversations in SotA!
    (Guides, Tools, Tutorials)

    LINUX PERFORMANCE TIPS BY FOOBREW
    This Linux guide is a must read for any players encountering problems running Shroud of the Avatar on a Linux computer. Be sure to thank fooBrew for his outstanding support of the Linux SotA community!
    (Guides, Tools)

    LOST VALE SCHEDULE
    This Lost Vale entry at SotAWiki.net includes the schedule for when the Lost Vale will appear in New Britannia. This entry is great if you're planning a guild event to enter this dangerous yet rewarding location -- enjoy!
    (Guides, Tools)

    LUNAR RIFT CLOCK BY ELWYN
    Curious what the Lunar Rift portal will take you BEFORE you head towards it? Well be curious no longer and satisfy that thirst for 'lunarly' knowledge! Check out Elywn's Lunar Rift Clock, a very simple yet elegant solution for learning where the Rift will take you and when they'll change over!
    (Guides, Tools)

    MAD HERMIT GAMING
    So many wonderful videos came to us from The Mad Hermit, and we all love his work. These amazing recordings educated, entertained and motivated so many of us to fall more in love with Shroud of the Avatar. Now, they might seem out of date, but I assure you friends -- they serve still one AMAZING purpose. See where it all started! So many releases were covered! So much insight given into the design of the game! Want to see how it looked in early Pre-Alpha compared to now? Check it out!!!
    (Housing, Recordings & Podcasts)

    MAP OF NEW BRITANNIA
    Now, acquired by Portalarium as the actual in-game and main website map for Shroud of the Avatar, many of us remember this map as 'SotaMap'! Have you yet to visit this amazing resource originally created by Jakub White? If not, please please do. You'll be amazed at this wonderful creation. If you're looking for a player owned town or another map location? Look no further, SOTAmap is all you need. You can even embed the maps into your own websites. Simply amazing work! Thanks for bringing this to the community!
    (Official, Maps)

    MERETZ
    The app for Meretz.com is a unique technology which transforms your physical activity into a virtual currency which you can spend in your favorite games. This technology can serve as an enabler of a more active lifestyle. Meretz taps into our love of gaming and competition, motivating each of us to be more active throughout the day. Meretz rewards balanced living by merging physical activity with incredible virtual experiences. Expect to earn cool rewards like Obsidian Potions, Emotes and even Deeds as each step of exercise earns you cool swag at Meretz.com!
    (Tools)

    MINE LOCATIONS
    This fantastic mining spreadsheet created by Master Miners Merrik Dragon and Ravalox provides the locations for all of the mines in New Britannia. Plus, each entry indicates what ores and gems are located within. Also, you'll find links in one column that take your browser right to the map at ShroudoftheAvatar.com!
    (Crafting, Guides, Maps)

    MUSIC ABC FILES AT LOTRO
    Okay... okay sure. This is a site for LOTRO players! But did you know they also use ABC files to play music in their game? Why not take advantage of their wonderful ABC library to play music with your in-game instruments in Shroud of the Avatar? Enjoy!
    (Music)

    MUSIC GUIDE PART I BY LACE
    Avatars! If you're curious about music in the game of Shroud of the Avatar, check out the first of Lace Delamorte's videos which gives a wonderful summary of in-game radio devices and a brief overview of available instruments to play.
    (Guides, Music, Tutorials)

    MUSIC GUIDE PART II BY LACE
    For Part II of this 4 part series, Lace Delamorte goes into the file structure for using music files in the game of Shroud of the Avatar. Whether it's .ABC or .MML files, you'll have your answers -- enjoy!
    (Guides, Music, Tutorials)

    MUSIC GUIDE PART III BY LACE
    Now it's time to create sheet music! Lace Delamorte delves down into the intricacies of crafting sheet music and putting your fine compositions to paper. You'll be a composer before you know it!
    (Guides, Music, Tutorials)

    MUSIC GUIDE PART IV BY LACE
    By the time you've reached Part IV of Lace Delamorte's music guides, you'll be ready to learn about using 3rd party software for creating ABC and MML files using apps such as Maestro.
    (Guides, Music, Tutorials)

    MYTHICAL MUSIC RADIO
    Come on over to Mythical Music Radio and relax to music! Other program types are planned or playing already. Brought to you by Drake Aedus, Wind Silvermoon and friends. If you're interested in becoming a DJ, be sure to let them know -- enjoy!
    (Community, Events, Music, Radio, Recordings & Podcasts, SotA News)

    NBNN - NEW BRITANNIA NEWS NETWORK
    NBNN is New Britannia's premier video streaming news network. This community effort mobilizes streamers into a global endeavor of promotion for the greater Shroud of the Avatar community. Whether it be the latest news or a revealing interview, NBNN never fails to surprise! And much to my surprise while visiting their site, they have a decent number of maps to peruse. Check it out, friends!
    (Community, Recordings & Podcasts, SotA News)

    NEW BRITANNIA THEATER TROUPE
    New Britannia Theater Troupe... "Places! Places everyone!" Come to The Caverns and discover the works of the New Britannia Theater Troupe! If you want to see true and amazing talent with quality voice acting and effort placed meticulously to filmed story, then this is the site for you! Come to The Caverns and support some of the most talented role-players known in all of New Britannia!
    (Community, Events, Lore, Recordings & Podcasts, Role-Playing)

    NULL TRADING
    Welcome to Null Trading. Browse vendors for items available in Novia. Messages can be sent to Vendors inquiring about an item. Check the features list for the current available functionaility of the website. Alas, Null Trading is just for connecting the links between buyer and seller. Please enjoy your stay!
    (Economy)

    ORACLE GUIDE BY ANPU
    Every new player must learn what to do when they visit the Oracle and Anpu knocks it out of the park with this most excellent guide to speak with our mysterious seer. Every day, players can receive 1000XP and 500 Gold so don't miss out on this great daily opportunity after logging in!
    (Guides, Tutorials)

    PLAYER GUIDE FOR SHROUD OF THE AVATAR
    Is there a feature in Shroud of the Avatar that has you stumped? Consult with the Player Guide created by Portalarium! This is updated every release and is the official living guide book for the game.
    (Official, Guides)

    PLEDGE REWARDS PAGE
    Even though those pledge rewards have long since set sail, many of us like to examine those old rewards and reminisce upon the early days of Kickstarter. Or, perhaps you're curious what you should have received even to this day? Or maybe you just want to know a bit of history about the second most successful crowd-funded game ever? Well check out this page maintained on the official Shroud of the Avatar website!
    (Official, Guides)

    PLEDGE REWARDS SPREADSHEET
    Curious about what those old pledge rewards were or when certain rewards expired? This spreadsheet is a wonderful representation of who got what, when and why. It was simply amazing how many rewards some of those pledge levels received, so consult the charts to see what you or your friends received!
    (Guides)

    PUBLISHING GUIDE BY VYRIN
    Are you a potential book writer in the SotA Community but want to learn how to publish books using the in-game book system? Well look no further! Vyrin brings us a most excellent guide for publishing your works within the game of Shroud of the Avatar!
    (Crafting, Guides, Tutorials)

    PUBLISHING NBBN SYSTEM BY VYRIN
    Do you like to publish books in Shroud of the Avatar? Why not utilize Vyrin's New Britannia Book Number system to annotate your publisher and publication number onto your fine work? Check out this forum post for more information and a way to request your number!
    (Community, Crafting, Lore)

    PUZZLE HINTS BY RINALDI
    Even the most clever of adventurer sometimes becomes stumped by various puzzles in their journey through New Britannia. If you've reached your wits end? Before pulling out any hair, why not check out Rinaldi's directory on the SotA Forums of hints for puzzles and hidden treasures in the game? Caution, friends -- spoilers abound here!
    (Guides, Tutorials)

    QUEST GUIDE BY ELWYN
    Sometimes even the most experienced of adventurers become stuck on a certain portion of the main storyline quests in Shroud of the Avatar. Often, all you need is that little nudge... a keyword to type to trigger that stubborn NPC into revealing more information or a quest advance. Well, if you're looking for that subtle hint, then look no further! Elwyn has a fantastic guide created just for this purpose!
    (Guides)

    RADIO FREE BRITANNIA -- WRFB
    For the latest Shroud of the Avatar news, music, or talk, tune-in to WRFB, one of New Britannia's premier in-game streamed radio stations! You can even stream their programs right from their website at WRFB.rocks!
    (Community, Events, Music, Radio, Recordings & Podcasts, SotA News)

    RECIPE LOCATIONS
    Curious where to buy a particular recipe? Check out this most wondrous of spreadsheets! It is updated frequently and has the latest locations to purchase the recipe you most desire. Always remember, many recipes are Teachable between players and even Re-Teachable so you can pass that information on after you learn it. Re-Teachable recipes are also Discoverable! Discoverable recipes can be learned simply by dragging ingredients into the crafting interface and selecting the 'Craft' button!
    (Crafting, Guides)

    REFERENCE GUIDE BY JYNX
    What game is complete without a Quick Reference Guide to help folks get started? This wonderful guide, maintained by Jynx, is a fabulous tool showing the basic commands of the game as well as helpful links to various support websites. I'm completely jealous of anyone able to print this out on paper board, for surely this would be wonderful to obtain as a hard copy!
    (Guides)

    RELEASE PARTY GUIDANCE BY ALLEINE
    Be sure to check out Alleine Dragonfyre's guide to hosting/scheduling release parties! Not only are they great fun, but they're excellent opportunities to test the limits of the game. So many costumes, so many emotes, effects, fireworks etc. at once! Release party's are also great times to trade emotes and recipes or find a guild. No illegal dance moves please. Some are just too dangerous!
    (Community, Events, Radio, SotA News)

    RELEASE REWARDS LISTING BY WARRIOR B'PATRICK
    Curious what reward items came out with which Release of the game? Then be curious no longer! Warrior B'Patrick maintains a wondrous listing on the forums explaining which monthly reward items came out when!
    (Economy, Guides)

    RESOURCES LIST BY RINALDI
    Albeit SotAHelp.org is full of useful links, sometimes a few don't make it on this this site. Be sure to ALSO check Rinaldi's amazing link list on the SotA Forums. It's full of helpful links!
    (Community, Guides, Tools, Tutorials)

    RP FORUM AT FIRE LOTUS TAVERN
    Albeit Fire Lotus Tavern is an official resource on the main Shroud of the Avatar website, you'll find that it is FILLED with amazing stories and lore created by the amazing and talented Shroud of the Avatar community! Stories, songs, poems, artwork... just some of the things you'll find within this venue!
    (Official, Art, Community, Lore, Recordings & Podcasts, Role-Playing)

    RP PERSONALITY GUIDE BY ASH
    Having trouble creating a background story or personality for your character to use with Role-Play or Story Writing? Perhaps you'd like to find ideas to enhance what you've already created? Then head on over to Ash's Guide to RPG Personality & Background -- plenty of fantastic tips to help you along!
    (Guides, Role-Playing)

    RUNIC FONT
    The Lycaeum UltimaCodex site possesses wondrous runic fonts to download, 6 in all! Skillfully created by Dame Lori and the Master of the Mint himself, Sir Frank, these artists labored to bring us very high quality runes to enjoy. There's even a guide for runic created by Rustic Dragon! Download and enjoy!
    (Lore, Role-Playing)

    SEED VENDOR LOCATIONS
    Having trouble locating a particular type of seed for your Agriculture endeavors in Shroud of the Avatar? Well check out this SotA Forum thread by Gregg247! He's done a wonderful job keeping us informed of the latest changes to seed purchase locations!
    (Agriculture, Crafting, Economy, Guides)

    SHROUD ATLAS
    This website features the wonderful work by Birko! Check out these AMAZING maps! These hi-res pieces or cartographic art feature not only a fantastic rendition of the New Britannian world, but the margins on these maps are loaded with TONS of fantastic information that can assist any would-be adventurer!
    (Maps)

    SHROUD MODS
    Looking for a particular LUA Mod for Shroud of the Avatar? Check out ShroudMods.com to find your favorite mod. DevilCult has worked very hard to provide this repository for the Shroud Mod community, so be sure to stop by!
    (Tools)

    SHROUD MUSIC
    Searching for ABC files to play in-game? Can't find a good repository for in-game music files? Well... look no further! Shroudmusic.com has an extensive library of songs ready to play in the Shroud of the Avatar!
    (Music)

    SHROUDBERT STEINBOT
    For Discord users out there, be sure to check out Shroudbert Steinbot! Kardall and Hemswal bring us this fantastic tool that puts SotA information at the fingertips of your Discord Channel users. Enjoy!
    (Tools)

    SOTA ASSIST
    ($$$) This premium Shroud of the Avatar tool interfaces directly with the API of the game! Want to know where to farm a particular item of loot or find a particular creature? How about the latest stats for PvP? So much more can be done with this tool, and so much more is planned as the developers enhance it further. Enjoy!
    (Guides, SotA Shopping, Tools)

    SOTA ASTRONOMY
    In the heaven beyond our skies, dwell stars whose numbers are beyond our reckoning. Within our heaven, circling our world, sweeps our bright sun. Nine other orbs trace tight paths around our world. The shattered moon Daedelus is desolate, its light only a reflection of the sun’s brilliance. The other eight orbs are thought by some to be planets like our own. According to the roles they play in our many legends, they have been named for the anti-virtues of the avatars. The closest is Deceit, followed further out by Despise, Destard, Wrong, Covetous, Shame, Hythloth and Pride.
    (Guides, Lore, Role-Playing)

    SOTA BRASIL
    SotA Brasil is a wonderful website offering guides and news about Shroud of the Avatar for the Portuguese speaking players in Shroud of the Avatar. English speakers can also take advantage because you can switch to English mode! Please take time to enjoy and appreciate this wondrous effort in providing SotA players more information about the game!
    (Community)

    SOTA CALC
    SotACalc.com is a handy tool created by Vignir and Mimner which saves you considerable XP calculation time! For instance, if 100 attunement in a particular school of magic is desired, one could simply just level ten skills to 100, and be done with it. However, some of those skills cost more XP to level than others. But, if one raises a cheaper skill to 101 and lowers a more expensive skill to 99, then the average of the two remains 100 and potentially require less XP. That idea inspired the attunement optimization calculator!
    (Guides, Tools)

    SOTA CON
    SotACon events are a wondrous time for players to meet players of Shroud of the Avatar. Also, players will meet directly with the Portalarium developers hearing first-hand what amazing game features are coming our way! This is an event run completely by the Shroud of the Avatar community and all expenses are paid for by the community, not by Portalarium. Every SotACon is jam packed with events with a robust schedule of deep-dives and discussions about all things Shroud of the Avatar! All are welcome, cosplay and LARP'ing is welcome, and expect a fantastical time!
    (Community, Events)

    SOTA CRAFTER
    This is an amazing site that simply gets RIGHT to the point. Need a recipe? Simply use the drop-down menu and voila! Instant recipes to peruse.
    (Crafting)

    SOTA DB
    This online crafting database for Shroud of the Avatar features a lightning fast interface for zipping through crafting recipes. Expect so much more to come our way from this fabulous website and offering by Tiina Onir -- this massive undertaking surely deserves props from the SotA Community!
    (Crafting)

    SOTA FANSITE KIT
    This graphics kit can be highly helpful to the creative types out there working on various types of Shroud of the Avatar community projects. Anything from Fansites, Stream Overlays, Tutorial Videos, In-Game Event Advertisements to Radio Broadcast Advertisements. Happy creating, Avatars!
    (Official, Art, Tools)

    SOTA GRAPHS
    If you're looking for a website featuring the game data for Shroud of the Avatar displayed in interesting charts and graphs, then look no further than SotaGraphs.com! It's a splendid site with plenty of raw data to peruse, and be sure to thank Shawn for all of his hard work bringing this to the Shroud of the Avatar Community!
    (Guides, Tools)

    SOTA IN-PERSON GATHERINGS
    So you play Shroud of the Avatar, and you've meet tons of players from all walks of life from the far reaches of this world. But... have you ever wanted to meet these people in real life? Why not join a 'Shroud of the Avatar Gatherings' Meetup.com group and hang out with other players? Or even start your own group! Contact Winfield, Sean Silverfoot or Elgarion if you'd like guidance on group creation. If we make these groups uniform in design, they'll be easily discoverable on MeetUp.com!
    (Community, Events)

    SOTA LORE
    Gravidy42's site is unlike the other crafting websites -- SotA Lore concentrates heavily upon agriculture. If you have questions about how to grow the various plants in the world of New Britannia, this website will certainly bear fruit!
    (Agriculture, Crafting, Guides, Tools)

    SOTA NET
    Check out this amazing price database at shroudoftheavatar.net! Dedicated player vendors across New Britannia upload their prices into the database to help keep you fully informed and to help other vendors select fair pricing for their goods! ALSO, this site features a wide variety of other Shroud of the Avatar data displayed in amazing charts and graphs. Please thank Titania Xylia for this outstanding community resource!
    (Economy, Guides, Tools)

    SOTA SCHOOL
    It's hard to be a successful Avatar when thou art illiterate, but, worry not, for the school is in session. We teach the standard New Britannia Runic as well as the Ultima Runic as laid down by Lord British himself. Simply download the RUNIC GAME by Truthveyor and play, and thou shall be illiterate no more!
    (Guides, Lore, Role-Playing, Tools)

    SOTA SMITH
    ($$$) SotASmith.com is a fantastic resource for blacksmiths of New Britannia! In Shroud of the Avatar, crafting is at the heart of the game and its economy. This central role for the crafting system encourages a strong interdependence between different players to buy, sell, and trade raw materials and finished goods. SotASmith helps in that endeavor, and is a near necessary resource to prepare yourself for the smithing challenges ahead!
    (Crafting, Guides, SotA Shopping, Tutorials)

    SOTA STEAM COMMUNITY HUB
    For those wishing to have more venues for communicating with players of Shroud of the Avatar, be sure to check out the SotA Steam Community Hub on Steam! Whether it be for recruiting guild/town members or to help new players, come on over and join this community as well!
    (Official, Community)

    SOTA TRADERS
    This very helpful Shroud of the Avatar resource serves as a recipe information hub. SOTATRADERS.COM provides recipe lists, break downs of recipe components and sub-components, item prices, as well as a very ingenious Player Vendor price aggregator. Recipe descriptions also indicate the associated crafting skill proficiency requirements. And, perhaps one of the most outstanding features, SotA Players can now peruse this vast recipe library to locate each recipe's NPC Vendor for purchase.
    (Crafting, Economy)

    SOTA WEBSITE
    The official homepage for Shroud of the Avatar, a crowd-sourced game by Richard Garriott and the Portalarium team. Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues is a computer role playing game created by Lord British (aka Richard Garriott), creator of the genre defining Ultima series of computer games, Starr Long, director of Ultima Online, and Chris Spears, owner of Catnip Games. It combines the rich story of the single player Ultimas with the deep multiplayer experiences of Ultima Online.
    (Official, Art, Events, Information, Lore, Social, SotA Shopping)

    SOTA WIKI
    The PREMIER source of information for all of New Britannia! And this site is being actively updated! If there isn't something you need, let them know! They'll be sure to include more information about desired topics as they strive to provide a complete and robust Wiki for Shroud of the Avatar!
    (Art, Combat, Community, Crafting, Decoration, Economy, Guides, Housing, Lore, Maps)

    STEAM ACCOUNT LINKING GUIDE BY MAJORIA
    If you have any questions or difficulty linking your steam account to your Shroud of the Avatar account, simply pop on over to Majoria's guide on the official Shroud of the Avatar forums. There, pose your questions and the entire community can jump in to help.
    (Guides, Tutorials)

    STREAMERS OF SHROUD OF THE AVATAR
    Sometimes the best source of help a new player can receive is live help during a Shroud of the Avatar stream on Twitch! Many SotA streamers engage with their viewers to ensure your questions are answered. Even if the host doesn't have the answer, likely one of their viewers will. Check out this Sully Gnome site to see who's been streaming Shroud in the past 30 days, then tune in during their next broadcast to ask your questions.
    (Community, Guides, Recordings & Podcasts, SotA News, Tutorials)

    STREAMING LIVE ON TWITCH
    Looking to see who's streaming Shroud of the Avatar on Twitch? Check out this twitch.tv link -- it takes you RIGHT to the listing for online SotA streamers. The community of SotA streamers are a fantastic resource to learn about Shroud of the Avatar, to win great prizes and to socialize with the streamer and other viewers!
    (Community, Recordings & Podcasts)

    SWORD COMBAT GUIDE BY SARA DREYGON
    Sara Dreygon does a fantastic job breaking down the statistics, meaning and use for a large variety of skills that are helpful to any would-be practitioner of swordplay. If you're thinking about a career in melee, be sure to read this fantastic guide!
    (Combat, Guides)

    SWORD OF MIDRAS NOVEL
    Formerly known as Blade of the Avatar... The Sword of Midras is a novel by Tracy Hickman and Richard Garriott. This novel is the premier source for lore and story for the realms of New Britannia. Be sure to secure your copy today! It's an amazing read and if you wish to dive into the story of the game, having experienced the novel will make your gameplay experience far more immersive!
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    TAMING FOR BEGINNERS BY JAATH
    So you have this collar, but how does one utilize it to tame? Wait, there's a whistle too? Silver? I need silver? Arrrgh! So many questions, but Jaath Windsong has the answers! In this Beginners Guide to Taming, expect to receive a beginners level understanding of taming. And if you're ready for more? Visit Jaath's Advanced Guide as well.
    (Taming)

    TAMING GUIDE BY GREAGOIR PENDRAGON
    Taming is a highly complex skill tree in Shroud of the Avatar and Greagoir does a wonderful job breaking it down for new taming enthusiasts. If you want a well designed guide to aid you in your endeavors, tamers -- look no further!
    (Guides, Taming, Tutorials)

    TAMING VIDEO PART 1
    In this video, Master Tamer Woftam readies would-be tamers with an introductory video to the concepts of taming. What's great about this video is that its not only informative, but it is also highly entertaining. It's a most excellently scripted and role-played tutorial reminiscent of one of our favorite nature TV shows of the past. Enjoy!
    (Guides, Role-Playing, Taming, Tutorials)

    TAMING VIDEO PART 2
    In this second installment, Master Tamer Woftam is back at it in all his nature loving glory. Even if you don't need assistance learning how to tame, be sure to watch this video. The level of quality is fantastic, and the video is highly entertaining.
    (Guides, Role-Playing, Taming, Tutorials)

    TAMING VIDEO PART 3
    Even masters of the Taming Skill can learn from Master Tamer Woftam, as his prowess with the summoning whistle is unmatched! Check out this hilarious third installment of Woftam's "So you want to learn about taming?" series, even if you don't plan to be a tamer, it's still worth the watch!
    (Guides, Role-Playing, Taming, Tutorials)

    TORTOISE & HARE CREATIONS
    Tortoise & Hare Creations, creators of the Shroud of the Avatar: New Beginnings Comic Book, are amazing and creative artists with much to offer the SotA community! Be on the lookout for more issues! T&H also accepts art commissions for character portraits and faction insignias!
    (Art, Lore)

    TUTORIALS BY ALPHAINE NINE
    Alphaine's tutorial playlist is a must see for players of Shroud of the Avatar. These tutorials cover so many topics: UI, Keybindings, Deck System and more! Even if you are a veteran player, you might glean new concepts never before realized. Also, be sure to direct new players you encounter upon your travels to Alphaine's fantastic videos. Enjoy!
    (Guides, Recordings & Podcasts, Tutorials)

    TUTORIALS BY ANPU
    Anpu's most wondrous forum post is a directory to ALL of his guides to include many quest guides. He works diligently to keep these updated, so if you see a quest missing or out of date, let him know -- he'll be sure to keep it up-to-date for the Shroud of the Avatar Community!
    (Guides, Tutorials)

    TUTORIALS BY DRIZZT
    In need of some Shroud of the Avatar guidance? Why not check out the plethora of tutorial videos created by Drizzt? Anything from sneak previews of content to in depth and concise tutorials for the Locked and Unlocked Combat bar... enjoy!
    (Guides, Recordings & Podcasts, Tutorials)

    TUTORIALS BY ELAINA STRONGBOW
    Elaina Strongbow, proud member of the Lunar Dragons, brings us a fabulous website simply amuck with amazing tutorial videos bent upon forming young SotA minds, forging them into productive members of our wonderful community. Be sure to check it out!
    (Guides, Recordings & Podcasts, Tutorials)

    TUTORIALS BY KABALYERO
    Channel of the Avatar is a YouTube Channel featuring a very significant offering of Shroud of the Avatar related videos. Anything ranging from Tutorials to Shopping Guides, from Player Owned Town Checks to News and Updates. Be sure, if you're thinking about playing Shroud of the Avatar or you simply wish to keep abreast of the latest and greatest, to visit this YouTube Channel -- you won't be disappointed!
    (Guides, Recordings & Podcasts, Tutorials)

    TUTORIALS BY LACE
    Each and every release, ONBE recipient Lace Delamorte presents new and updated tutorials for the Shroud of the Avatar community. This link takes you straight to her YouTube Video list, where inquiring minds can inquire and voids of knowledge are filled! From crafting to decoration, from combat to interface mechanics, Lace does it again and again. If you enjoy her videos, be sure to let her know! Enjoy!
    (Guides, Recordings & Podcasts, Tutorials)

    TUTORIALS BY MAC
    One of the most experienced players in the game has dedicated himself to providing a large variety of tutorial videos on YouTube! Anything from combat tutorials to adventure walk-throughs. If you're in need of info, you're likely to find it here!
    (Guides, Recordings & Podcasts, Tutorials)

    TUTORIALS BY SKEGGY
    Skeggy brings the Shroud of the Avatar Community a wonderful array of videos. Each video highlights key features in the game, from mechanic explanations to illuminating visualizations of what makes Shroud of the Avatar one of the most rewarding MMO experiences to date. Sit back and enjoy the smooth voiced guidance of Skeggy at Skeggy Media!
    (Guides, Recordings & Podcasts, Tutorials)

    ULTIMA CODEX
    A fantastic site for many things Ultima and Shroud of the Avatar. Also, if you require graphic resources for the design of your own fan site, be sure to visit Ultima Codex for the official SOTA Fansite Kit! This kit is an excellent resource for SOTA fansite developers!
    (Community, SotA News, Tools)

    UNDERWORLD MAP BY XAK XARRAS
    Did you know players of Shroud of the Avatar can traverse nearly all of Novia via the underworld passages, mines and dungeons? Well... you can! This awesome map made by Xak Xarras will do wonders for guiding you throughout your spelunking adventures!
    (Guides, Maps)

    WAKE UP NEW BRITANNIA
    Join Woftam and Justyn every Saturday morning on Avatars Radio for contests, news, interviews, and whatever else they can come up with!
    (Community, Recordings & Podcasts, SotA News)
     
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    Nice!
     
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    updated SotAHelp.org to separate linked title from paragraph, then re-copy and pasted in. Good suggestion from @Vladamir Begemot!
     
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    Yes! Actually this is very similar to something that is on my to-do list. I've already done step one... on my GM client I know have a copy of EVERY deed so I can simply right click it to see what it would offer. I planned to do a listing that is both sequential but then also grouped like Darkstarr's. That one will get corrected, then unpinned, and the new master list that shows both a sequential upgrade by value and grouped by type will show. I've had quite a few CS tickets due to some confusion here. And yes, those numbers seem off. They all end in zeros in actuality, not 99999 etc. Thank you for this. Adding this link to my to-do list entry. I don't want this drifting around the forums incorrect so it will be edited, then I'll create a new master that'll hopefully explain it in ways that will alleviate more CS tickets. Pretty sure the sequential listing will assist with that.

    I did think there was a more up-to-date post like this from Starr though... that showed new CotO prices when they went to .01 -- hmmm, weird.

    And once this is all done, I'll add the link ;)
     
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    This thread is now shown as pinned in 3 areas: New Player Welcome, General Discussion and Player Created Resources.
    • Also, per policy update on RMT, no RMT links are allowable except for in this link list which will be mirrored in 5 places throughout official SotA channels (described below).
    • Anyone running an RMT site can submit a paragraph to me (via forums conversation is best, pls do not link below), and I'll update the list to show their resource just like any others.
    • Please do not make RMT site threads and keep them bumped. I'll also be updating Community Guidelines soon to have all RMT guidelines included.
    • No links to RMT sites will be allowed other than showing in these 3 lists on the forums, sotahelp.org (a mirror of that link list btw), and a link list is coming to Discord shortly. So we'll post in 5 places fairly along with all other player resources.
    • These RMT sites will be categorized under the Shopping filter on sotahelp.org for quicker searches.
    • There will be no links to individual sales or groups of sales, only the master RMT site.
    • I'm also watching profile posts. The forums is not where we keep tabs on trusted trader scoreboards. You have to come up with another solution for that outside of official channels.
    This info will be better seen in the upcoming guidelines update for 2020. My next project, hopefully to be officially announced / revealed in the coming week. I know this is somewhat hidden posting this here, but next week the announcement on the updated guidelines will get posted. Hopefully. If I finish ;)

    Hopefully I'll get your sites loaded onto the lists on the 3 forum posts, Discord and sotahelp.org the day of request. Doesn't take long. Thanks for your time! ;)
     
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    Greetings Elgarion
    I have a User Created Resource to bring to your attention. @smack has a spreadsheet that is updated frequently that list all the NPC towns, Lot types, total of each kind and how many are available for claiming. It is a great resource if you are looking for a place to live. He also has a tab that list POTs with the same information. The current link can be found here:

    R73 Land Rush Status
     
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    AVAILABLE PLACES TO LIVE
    Curious what lots are available to hang your hat? Wonder no longer! Warrior B'Patrick maintains a very detailed spreadsheet of what lots are available to claim in Story Towns, Player Run Towns and Player Owned Towns.
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    Added :)
     
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    Greetings Elgarion
    Just wanted to clarify that I am not the one who maintains this great resource. That honor belong to @smack. Than you for adding it.
     
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    Updating now! -- thanks @smack for working on that
     
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    updated :)
     
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    While the link is correct, the website is http://shroudmusic.com/ not Sotamusic.com.

    Thanks,

    Laz
     
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    updated in forum, webpage and sotahelp
     
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    Maybe I missed it, however is there an initial guide for POT setup? Some of us will be new to this and not want to dissuade new residents by making major blunders in our placement of lots.
     
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    Hmmmmm…. not sure if I've seen a guide for governors. That would be a good one to have out there for sure. Anyone know of one? Perhaps a video?
     
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    Greetings @CrandalltheFoole
    POT design is really a matter of personal taste. I like nice clean lines and easy access to vendors and high traffic areas. Others like lots of distance between the lots. If you just need a lesson on how to place lots and shared POT items I would be glade to show you. I have a POT that is awaiting the move and it will be reset when the name changes. I can give you steward access and let you move things around for a little while if you are interested. This goes for any new town owner just pm me in game at Warrior B'Patrick. I am stationed overseas right now and am 8 hours ahead of eastern time so meeting times will have to be arranged.

    What I usually do is print the map and the overlay for the template I choose and then draw on it to get an idea. Scale is hard but it gives you an idea. The overlay will show you the areas where you can place things. Maps for the current templates can be found here.

    https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/?page_id=59140
     
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    Thank you so much for the offer.
    I already have steward access, and have been assisting heavily in the management of a POT.
    I was just hoping that there was more of a guild book. I have seen the /stew command, but that is not yet working for me.
    Printing the map is a good idea, thanks.
    I have a new Holdfast, thus my options will be limited from the start, though there is supposed to be an increase in all the POT for area and deco.
    You will get some in game friend requests (my five avatars).

    Farmer Jack
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    Haraldar Skjaldarberi
    Skutter Luchnyk (the new governor of Phoenix Haven)


    Long ago and far away, I spent 2.5 years in Germany with the US Army. A very interesting time, during the Cold War, to see how other cultures dealt with that.
     
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    /slew or /fly ;)