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    Rinaldi's List of Useful Links (v. 10/26/19)

    Recently added:

    Looking for things to do? - what can you do after you complete the initial game zone? Here are some options.
    Beginner's Guide to Taming v2.0 by Jaath Windsong (recent major update to Jaath's Taming Guide)
    Advanced Taming Spreadsheet by @Jaath Windsong

    Note: This is my list of useful links, which I am sharing with the SOTA community. There are many useful SOTA links/websites that are not on this list. It is not meant to be a comprehensive list! This is simply a list of sites that I have used often or needed to use while playing SOTA. I may update this list in the future. Thanks to the creators of these posts, websites, and utilities. Enjoy!

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    How to post pictures on the forums
    See the last section at the end of this post.​

    Useful Chat Commands (most of these are not on the Reference Card!)
    • "/copy" - copies the contents of the chat log to the clipboard. This is very useful if you want to copy and paste some text (such as a website or link) from the chat window.
    • "/loctrack" - toggles on/off your current location coordinates in the upper left of the game window. The location coordinates change in real-time while you move around.
    • "/loc" - copies your current zone & location coordinates to the clipboard.
    • "/visible" - toggles the visibility of your avatar to make him/her visible or invisible. This is very helpful if you want to remove your avatar for a screenshot.
    • "/debug" - toggles on/off the debug information bar at the top of the screen. Info includes frames per second (FPS) and list of errors. Click the small slider-switch in the upper right corner to expand the list of errors.
    • "/bug" - use this command to report a bugs in the public releases of SOTA. It opens your internet browser to the bug reporting section in the forums & copies a bug report to your clip board. Once you have created the thread for your bug, paste the bug report into your post, and fill in the details. See "Bug Reporting" section below for more details. For the QA builds, use "/devbug" to report bugs (this works the same way, except it opens your browser to the QA bug reporting section).
    Game Rules & Code of Conduct (includes info on cheats, exploits, macros, MODs, player created content, real world transactions, etc.)
    How to Report an Exploit

    Bug Reporting

    General Player Info & Help
    SOTA Player Guide - instructions on how to install and play the game.
    SOTAhelp.org
    Avatars Circle
    SOTA wiki
    Quick Reference Guide - list of keystrokes and commands
    SOTA Credits Page - a list of developers and distinguished community members (award recipients, founders, & crowd sourcing)
    "How to..." Guides for Game Play (also see the blue topics hereafter for more guides on a specific topic)
    Writing and Publishing in Shroud of the Avatar - great guide by @Vyrin
    Beginner's Guide to Taming v2.0 by Jaath Windsong
    Guide to GM Taming and other taming skills by Duke Greagoir
    Guide to Becoming an Epic Sword User by @Sara Dreygon
    Guides To Agriculture by @Adrian (Kung Fu Master):

    Guide to Brewing Liquor by @Adrian (Kung Fu Master)
    How to set permissions in your house

    Guide to the main quest line in Episode 1 - great walk-through by @Elwyn.
    How to Make Gold in Shroud of the Avatar - nice tutorial by @Vladamir Begemot.
    Guide to Player-Made Dungeon Building - created by @Kaizen Strava.
    Deck Building
    Tutorial Videos & Walk-Throughs
    Solutions to puzzles & Treasure hunts
    Lace's videos - see the forum post announcing these videos.
    Elaina Stongbow's videos - see the forum post announcing these videos.
    Skeggy Media's videos - see the forum post announcing these videos.
    Mac's tutorial videos - includes main quest lines (paths of truth, love, & courage), side quests, and many tutorial and game strategy videos.
    Shurtugal's videos - lots of guides and walk-throughs.
    Also see the "Quests" section below.
    In-Game Events
    Easter Eggs, Puzzle Solutions, and Other Cool in-Game Stuff
    Maps (some websites have several maps on a page; scroll down the page to find the map you need)
    • Sky/Planet/Constellation Maps
      sotaastronomy.com
      Heavens & Virtues diagram - a great diagram of the planets, the virtues, the anti-virtues, the constellations, the cabalists, and how they all relate to each other. See the Schedules section below for siege and cabalist tracking.

    • Mapping Applications
      Umuri's SOTA HUD - app to view all your stats, chat logs, etc. It has mapping feature too.

    Schedules
    Where to Find Things in Game
    In-Game Prices & Vendor Locations
    • shroudoftheavatar.net - list of prices paid (min, max, and average) from millions of sales in game.
    • Avatar Financial Exchange - shows the current prices for the items being sold on various vendors. The list includes public and player-owned vendors in many different cities.
    • What each NPC vendor sells - this spread sheet lists what each NPC vendor sells, includes supplies, recipes, deco, housing, tools, etc.
    • Location of Seed Vendors
    • sotatraders.com - lists in-game prices on NPC & player vendors.
    • Null Trading - lists the items & prices for items being sold & purchase orders on many player vendors. Click on Vendors tab.

    Effects/Buffs of Various Items


    Experience Points, Skill Level, & Adventure Level
    DPS & Player Stats
    Combat, Deck Building, & Character Builds

    Crafting

    Taming


    Quests

    Music & Music Files

    Player Housing (Houses, Basements, Dungeons, Lots, Deeds, & Permissions)
    Charts, Tools, & Reference Material

    Looking for things to do in-game?
    • Main quests - see the Quests section of this post for links regarding the main quest.
    • Side quests - @Lady Kathleen has a nice website that summarizes all the side quests, such as the quests for banners, the virtue armor, tin foil hat, earthenware pot, and many other special items. There are a ton of side quests...
    • Collect all of the emotes
    • Puzzles - if you like solving puzzles, this post is a list of zones that contain puzzles (and if you want spoilers/hints, you can click on the zone and it will take you to the post with spoilers).
    • Easter Eggs - here is a list of Easter eggs with links to more spoilers. Some people like to hunt for them on their own, while others like to just go check them out. If you just wanna check them out, then this list may be for you.
    • Community events -these include role playing events, in-game theatrical plays, fishing contests, swap meets, PVP tournaments, crafting seminar's, social gatherings, etc. Some are one-time events, others are recurring events (weekly or monthly). Avatar's Circle has an evens calendar. Also, see the Community Events section of these forums.
    • Player created quests - these are often very creative and fun. These are typically posted in the forums, but you can also find them by reading in-game bulletin boards and posted notes in player run towns. Check the Community Events section of these forums to find more player run quests.
    • Seasonal bosses - these are only present a few months out of the year. They include Krampus, death bunny, pumpkin head, Envy angel, atavists, and aether creatures. Each seasonal creature is present for about 2-3 months out of the year (except aether creatures, which only arrive when the comet comes close to novia). Most of these seasonal beasts drop unique rare items. To find out more, talk to Kinga or Ronin, who are inside Brittany Castle in Central Brittany.
    • Year round bosses - there is a range from low level bosses to very high level bosses. Some of the bosses include:
      • phoenix - in Wynton's Folly (on hidden vale)
      • daemons - in solania catacombs & in the mines of northwest blackblade mountains.
      • dragons - present in many locations including the rise, krul, the fall (PVP), blood bay (PVP), south grunvald barrens, northwest blackblade mountains, etc.
      • lich bosses - rare spawn in deep ravenswood, always spawn in the ruins of ravensmoor, and always spawn in owls head sewers.
      • ghost corpian - in Wyrmsands (on hidden vale)
      • skeleton boss - in Tartarus
      • trolls - present in many zones; some of the higher level trolls are in Ruined keep, Ravensmoor, and Lost vale.
      • boss spider - in the mines of Spectral Peaks.
      • cabalists - these show up in most sieges after you kill all the siege engineers & they are also in the Lost vale.
      • Obsidian destroyer bear - sometimes spawns in twins foot hills.
      • Unicorns - sometimes spawn in overworld stag encounters.
      • More boss creatures are in the Despair dungeon.
    • Fights with difficulty progression - these battles get tougher with each wave, and are meant to be be fought with a group of players.
      • Compendium of Pain and Suffering - each room gets progressively harder, and there are different creatures in each room. The entrance is in the cemetery of Braemer.
      • Ulfheim - a series of regions that get progressively harder, and culminate in a boss fight. There are also puzzles that will alter you virtue.
      • Control Points - try to maintain a presence on the stone floor on which the banner stands as the waves of creatures attack. You lose the control point when no avatars are the stone floor and a creature stands on the stone floor for a few seconds (the creature "claims" the control point), and the entire series of waves resets (so you start over at the easiest level again). Control point locations include: Vertas pass, Vauban pass, Superstition Canyon, Sanctus Spine, & Eastreach Gap.
      • Grannus Colossus - the main quest line runs through this zone. It's regions get progressively harder (although the difficulty only gets slightly harder with each region).
    • Collect rare items or rare sets of items
      • Fishing - collect all of the rare species
      • Dragons - collect all of the dragon heads (yellow, green, blue, black, white, red, orange, purple, clockwork, aether)
      • Trolls - collect all of the troll parts (head, ribs, thick skin, hip)
      • Mounted heads - collect and mount all of the heads for a given species (wolves, bears, boars, dragons, death bunny, troll, unicorns, etc.).
      • Make a Warlock's Chain - collect 8 rings (one for each magic tree), a heart of vrul, and the 3 recipes (copper chain of elemental power, iron chain of mystical power, warlock's chain).
      • Cowbell & medieval shirt recipe - both are rare drops from reapers.
      • Creepy Dolly - this rare unique item drops from zombie children.
      • Obsidian Armor & weapons - collect the obsidian recipes and obsidian chips, then go the forge in Hilt to make obsidian ingots and craft obsidian armor/weapons.
      • Pirate Tricorn hat of the Cap'n - this unique item drops from the boss skeleton in the Tartarus.
      • Seasonal creatures - collect rare drops from seasonal creatures (Thunder branch, Krampus' Birch branch, Envy long bow, Aetheric body parts, Archlapin paintings and tapestries, Death bunny head, etc.).
      • Cabalist - collect the cabalist rare drops (boots, hoods, weapons, robes).
    How to post pictures on the forums
    1. Open https://imgur.com/ - you will archive your image(s) here.
    2. Upload your picture to Imgur - Click "New Post" at the top of the website. Then drag your pic onto the grey box (or use the browse button) to upload your picture to imgur.
    3. Copy the pic's link address - Once the pic is downloaded to imgur, hover the mouse over the downloaded pic and the link will appear in the upper right side of the pic. Click "copy" to copy the link.
    4. Insert the picture into your post - In your post, click the "image" icon on the toolbar to open the dialogue box, paste your pics' link into the box, and then add ".png" to the end of the address, then click "insert"
      For example:
      http://imgur.com/XcJ8ksk - link copied from imgur
      http://imgur.com/XcJ8ksk.png - link posted to get the pic to show up in the post
    5. To insert more pics, just repeat the steps above.
    6. Trouble shooting - If the pic is not showing up, then check the following:
      • Is the file extension correct? Try ".png" or ".jpg" or ".gif" or ".jpeg" or ".bmp"
      • Is the link correct? On Imgur, do not copy the pics' link from the web browser search box. Copy the link using the copy button that appears in the upper right side of the uploaded picture.


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    06/25/19 - added seed vendor location post
    06/11/19 - added sotagraph.com, added Zeme's guides to the main quest lines, added Advanced Taming Spreadsheet by Jaath Windsong, added deck building guides by Mac & Envy & Rofo.
    03/20/19 - changed link of Lunar Rift Chronometer from defunct website to SOTAwiki.
    02/26/19 - added Guide to Player-Made Dungeon Building by Hephestes. removed the discontinued Spoon's post of emotes, removed the defunct Shroud Reloaded website & Envy's announcement of Shroud Reloaded.
    02/16/19 - added SotASmith.com, added Daxxe Diggler's spreadsheet of food buffs, added shroudoftheavatar.net/sotaItemPriceList, added Vladamir Begemot's How to Make Gold in Shroud of the Avatar , added Side Quests by Lady Kathleen, added Null Trading ,
    removed Organized Chaos' database of Food Buffs (obsolete link).
    02/10/19 - added Moongate Travelers Siege Mapper & Cab Clock, added Shroudbert Steinbot for Discord, added Path of Love guide by zeme.
    12/24/18 - added how to track cabalist with Tracking Sieges & Cabalists using a moondial video, the Heavens & Virtues diagram, and a list of cities that are associated with each virtue & constellation.
    12/2/18 - added Banner Quest Summary by Omegaflux, added "/bug" command, added "Reporting Bugs" section, removed Runic Translator website which is now shut down.
    11/12/18 - added Lost Vale schedule by Omegaflux, Shurtugal's walk-through videos, Guide to the main quest line in Episode 1 by Elwyn, Recipe Location Spreadsheet by Datendrache (Engineer), SOTA DPS Meter by @Moussaka.
    08/02/18 - removed the defunct SOTA Elasticsearch - See @devilcult's thread.
    07/16/18 - Added Map of all the Novia Underground by @brogan; removed @Kor's Cabalists & Sieges tracker since the link was discontinued; updated Runic translator link from www.sotamuseum.com to www.ultimamuseum.com.
    07/04/18 - added Guides To Agriculture, Elwyn's Lunar rift clock, Redfish's Timed Travel Map, sotatraders.com., and Sara Dreygons's Blades Guide. Removed obsolete links:

    03/31/18 - Added Mac's tutorial videos
    03/25/18 - Added Greagoir Pendragon's Guide to GM Taming
    03/18/18 - Added table that shows XP required to attain a given level
    02/04/2018 - added Kor's Siege tracker
    01/14/18 - added guide to publishing in game
    12/25/17 - added runic translator, corrected website for SOTAmap
    11/04/17 - removed some obsolete links, added Macnlos's food spreadsheet, Organized Chaos's database, Radio Free Britania, Sacrifice's Lunar Rift Chronometer
    08/15/17 - Added SOTA Elastic search
    06/04/17 - Added Shroud Reloaded website, Jaath Windsong's Beginner's Guide to Taming, Tutorial Videos by Lace, Elaina Strongbow (macnlos), and skeggy.
    05/14/17 - Added Tiina Onir's database & Fionwyn Wyldemane's Cookbook
    05/06/17 - Updated listing for Sir Leonard's XP tables, added Rosemourne's XP tables
    05/04/17 - Corp por's list of bonuses for enchant and masterwork, deleted obsolete links
    03/18/17 - Added Odin Bloodbayne's Stats Viewer, list of towns with devotionals, K'rul Map
    03/04/17 - Added devotionals
    02/26/17 - Added SOTA player guide
    02/16/17 - Added list of Artifacts in game, minor format changes
    01/15/17 - Added Avatar Financial Exchange
    01/07/17 - Added SOTAgustball.com
    01/05/17 - Added Sir Leonard's Experience Tables
    01/02/17 - Added SOTA Navigator & links to Game Rules & Code of Conduct
     
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    Very useful.

    Thank you!
     
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    Very Nice .

    A great contribution of info in 1 spot.

    Thanks Rinaldi :D
     
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    Thank you for your spirit of community ! :)
     
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    Hello everybody. I made a change to the title of the thread (removed the version number) so that links to this thread will not break every time I change the version. If you previously added this thread to your favorites list or saved its link, please delete the old favorite/link and add a new one. This current thread title will remain permanent, so, from this time forward, links to here will continue to function.
    Thank you,
    Rinaldi
     
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    Thanks for adding my site, :)
    Only just noticed it.
     
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    Hello,
    I have been steadily updating this thread, but I don't bother "bumping" the thread when i update the original post, so when you visit, check the "recently added" section at the top of the link list.
    However, this time, I wanted to bring special attention to several new and very useful links that I have to added to the list in the last several weeks. Check them out:
    Thanks to those who compiled the references above.
     
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    Thank you for doing this! :)
     
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    Thanks for adding me!! I never expected much to come of my little spreadsheet. :)
     
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    Thanks for the shout out!
     
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    Thank you for adding the devotional listing link! I try hard to keep that accurate with feedback from others and if i happen to go into a town, I will check thier devotionals.
     
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    I thought this link-list needed some love, so I added some useful links & eliminated obsolete links.
    Best wishes,
    Rinaldi
     
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    Can you add www.sotatraders.com to your list, under either Item Pricing or Crafting (the site handles both aspects).
     
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    'swoons' Rinaldi is my hero
     
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