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Avatar’s Update #275: New Armor and Scenes!

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

    Game Development


    News Announcements


    Community Updates




    Worn Armor


    When fighting low level humanoids you will often find rusty weapons as loot when you defeat them. Players have often asked “why don’t we also find rusty armor?”

    Starting in Release 53 low level humanoids will start dropping worn armor which can be equipped or salvaged for patterns. These will come in all armor types: Plate, Chain, Leather, and Cloth.

    Rusty Plate Armor:[​IMG]


    Rusty Chainmail:[​IMG]


    Worn Leather Armor:[​IMG]


    Worn Cloth Armor:[​IMG]


    Worn Cloak:[​IMG] [​IMG]





    Monthly Livestream: R51 Rewards: Darkstarr Themed! (cont.)

    We finished the last two Darkstarr items: The Darkstarr Chaos shield and the Darkstarr pavers!


    As you might remember the Monthly Livestream for Release 51 was Darkstarr themed in honor of my birthday! As we wrapped work on Release 52 launch tasks we started working on the the Darkstarr stretch goal items with the Darkstarr chaos symbol on them. I hope that you are as excited about them as I am!!!!

    Darkstarr Chaos Shield: Unlike the Darkstarr Heater shield that was in the Add On Store (and will recur in March each year for Darkstarr’s birthday) Fletcher “Scathana” Kinnear made this shield be the actual shape of the chaos symbol.[​IMG]

    Darkstarr Pavers: We had Reid Rollo tone down the contrast on the Darkstarr symbol on the pavers so that they would not be too visually “noisy” when tiled together.[​IMG]



    The Making of Eastmarch

    Eastmarch is a village on the southeast coast of Drachvald near the Vauban pass. The famous song by the bard Iolo, “The Baron of Eastmarch”, was written about a baron of this town before the keep fell into ruin after repeated attacks from undead. In recent times the locals have been strengthening their defenses with watchtowers and patching up the ruined keep walls so that the keep can be used as a refuge during undead attacks.


    [From a A Dev+ Forum Post by Chris “Sea Wolf” Wolf]

    I have a few more screenshots as promised. The town of eastmarch will now show evidence of their struggle with the undead, without severely changing the aesthetic of the map as a place where people would want to live. There are several watchtower surrounding the town to give warning of undead attacks. The villagers have reinforced the defenses of the ruined barons keep, to use as a refuge in the event of an undead attack.

    Because this map is fairly large, I decided to go with a split biome to make the area feel more diverse. The lowlands have patches of deciduous aspen forests, while the upper areas are home to more coniferous plants. The town’s main virtue theme is humility, which is represented by a shepherds crook, and I wanted to reinforce this theme, so the scene overall is a lot more open now rather than densely forested. You may come across a few grazing animals here and there.

    Something I’ve always done when uncloning non-combat areas is included a few easter eggs for players to find, and I’ll be continuing that trend with this scene.

    The Baron’s Keep[​IMG]

    The Waterfall[​IMG]

    A Countryside Ranch[​IMG]

    A Watchtower[​IMG]

    Chris Wolf
    Level Designer​



    The Making of Penmawr Island

    Penmawr Island is a Tier 4 island in the Bay of Storms in the South Paladis region directly south of Jaanaford. The island is a haven of pirates, plunderers, and bandits but the dock area has recently been overrun by undead.


    [From a Dev+ Forum Post by Travis “Vas Corp Por” Koleski]

    Some more shots of progress on Penmawr Island:

    Island Interior (lots of boars ’round these parts)[​IMG]

    Pirate Cove [​IMG]

    The windward side of the island.. good place to play a melancholy shanty.[​IMG]

    The Town[​IMG]

    **note, ‘bandit’ guys will look different, Fletcher is making some more great NPC art this release (NO SPOILERS)[​IMG]

    What’s this eerie ship run aground on the north shore?[​IMG]

    Thanks for following our progress!

    Travis “Vas Corp Por” Koleski
    World Builder



    The Making of Tenebris Harbor

    Tenebris Harbor was once a thriving town on the coast of the Bay of Storms in the South Paladis region west of Jaanaford. The town has recently been attacked and taken over by pirates and plunderers who have burned down whole sections of the town. For the first few days of the release parts of the town will be on fire and the bodies of the residents will litter the streets but soon those fires will go out and the bodies will get cleaned up and the town will settle into the long term plundered and ruined state. This is a Tier 5 scene so be prepared for a challenge!


    [A Dev+ Forum Post by Esteben “SorcerousSteve” Zaldivar]

    Hey guys! SorcerousSteve here to give you the latest on Tenebris Harbor!

    A wideshot of the Tenebris Harbor countryside, with the shipyard in the center.

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    The Tenebris Harbor Shipyard, a new galleon keel can be seen being built in the foreground.

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    The shipyard now littered with liquor bottles has become a base of operations for the pirate plunderers while on the left some of the shipyard staff can be seen hanging.

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    The Tenebris Harbor Banana Plantation

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    Looking north of the docks where the heaviest looting took place.

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    Fires dot Tenebris Harbor amidst the lush greenery of a once thriving port town.

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    The pirate galleon that brought the relentless waves of pirates can be seen off the Tenebris Harbor Coast.

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    Be sure to checkout Tenebris Harbor this R53!

    Esteben “SorcerousSteve” Zaldivar
    Level Designer



    Monthly Livestream: Release 52 Missed Questions

    YouTube: We got the video of the livestream posted to youtube for those of you who missed it.

    Missed Questions: We had over 10 pages of questions left unanswered after the R52 Livestream! With assistance from the team we were able to get to those questions and we posted them to the forums Thursday.

    [From a Forum Post by Starr “Darkstarr” Long][​IMG]

    Here are the questions that we did not have time to get to during the R52 Livestream (which is also now on youtube). I tried my best to answer these (with help from the rest of the team) but some we just don’t have details yet to provide. I probably won’t have time to do any follow ups to these. The community did a great job assisting us this telethon to make sure we didn’t miss a single question.

    Please note I deleted some duplicate questions and also deleted any questions that we answered with the Q2 post or with the release of R52 or that we answered in previous livestreams. Also note that we are generally going to stop answering questions about “when?” as those are answered by our quarterly schedule posts and any other answers are going to be either “No ETA” or “soon” or “will update with the next quarterly post”.

    A final thought: we see a LOT of repeat questions and requests. Please consider reading one of the other missed question posts, watching one of the previous livestreams, reading one of the transcripts, and/or reading our Post Episode 1 plan post before posting a question. Your question might have already been answered.

    StarLord: Will European/Travian players be able to participate in the funding/flash sales/prizes?
    STARR: We track all funds regardless of their origin when we do the stretch goals. So if you purchase from the Black Sun or the Travian site your purchase counts towards the stretch goal and makes you eligible for the rewards. Additionally we are going to make it so in the future the sales are synched and we are even considering having the be longer than just the duration of the livestream.

    Oplek: Now that COTO prices are high, do you expect that COTO drop rates will increases?
    CHRIS: We actually doubled the drop rate just before launch and I’m keeping an eye on it. I don’t believe the price would be affected much unless we had 10x more drop. The price is still fluctuating a lot with more players coming in and I’ll keep an eye on it but the current trend is actually downward after a slow climb for weeks leading up to release. I suspect this is due to lots of new crowns in the game from KS backers who wait until now to play.

    The Lacedaemonian: what are your thoughts on dexterity possibly decreasing fizzle chance or fizzle chance while moving?
    CHRIS: Hrm… I could see dex countering some of the fizzle from armor maybe or reducing the Armor multiplier. That is the thing that makes it harder to cast spells on the left half of the tree in heavy armor. I’ll think on it….

    Barugon: Does the Backstab skill in the Subterfuge tree work with ranged weapons?
    CHRIS: Yes!

    Llorayne: Can we please STOP auto-attack from agro’ing a new target that isn’t attacking us?
    CHRIS: This is a tough one because some want to just keep shooting as long as there are targets and others want to have to manually select every target. I’ve got a Jira to look into this already though and I’ll see if there is anything we can do

    Eli: what’s the biggest thing coming for PvP this year?
    STARR: Performance improvements, Castle sieges, higher resource yields in PVP zones, groups of groups, Guild Warfare polish
    CHRIS: What Starr said plus BALANCE improvements and more counter options.

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    Store Credits Exchange to Gold Crowns: May 7th

    [From a Forum Post by Starr “Darkstarr”]


    When we first began our Crowdfunding campaign we created Store Credits to help facilitate the ability for players to purchase and store funds for future spending. As [​IMG]we have moved out of the Crowdfunding and Early Access phase and into commercial sales we have to review and revise several of our monetary policies. One of those that went into effect recently was was our legal obligation to charge taxes for specific territories. Another one of these is Store Credits which are not compatible with international banking laws for specific territories.

    Our goal is to provide high quality, fair, and whenever possible, consistent service to all our global customers. Therefore we have made the decision to phase out Store Credits worldwide, rather then just removing them in some territories, while keeping them in other territories (like the US).

    We do not want anyone to lose any value in this process so we are going to do an equal value exchange of all Store Credits and Store Credit Coupons worldwide to Gold Crowns on Monday May 7 at 11:00 AM CDT US. Whatever the amount of store credits you have as of that time and date you will get the best and closest exchange rate. For example if you have $100 in store credit you will receive 115 crowns.

    This will affect all Portalarium, Travian, and Black Sun customers.

    Note that we are investigating the possibility of adding the ability to spend Gold Crowns on the website but in the meantime you can spend them in game at any of our many Gold Crown Merchants. Additionally we are going to be adding Bundles to the in-game Crown Merchants in the next couple of releases (albeit without the ability to upgrade).



    Launch Promotion: Full Add On Store for Rest of April

    [From a Forum Post by Starr “Darkstarr”]

    In February we announced that we would be reducing the amount of items we displayed in the Add On Store.

    “Store Reduction: We successfully moved many of the items on the website onto in-game crown vendors in Release 49 and by Release 51 all of them will be there (with the exception of Bundles). With that change we feel that having all of the store items visible on the website at all times is an inaccurate representation of what the game offers players and incorrectly infers that everything must be purchased to play. In fact, there are far more in-game items to be looted and crafted than there are to be purchased. For example, there are nearly twice as many decorations in-game than the store offers. So we are going to reduce the store to show much fewer items at any given time, except during postmortems or weekend flash sales.”

    We have gotten a lot of feedback from our existing customers about this change. Based on that feedback we already changed this so that the bundles change visibility based on spending and we have considered adding that function to the Add On items as well.

    While we still see some value in this change for the first impression of a new user we also want to continue to provide purchase options. We also have not seen much change in perception of what can be purchased versus obtained in game with the reduced store despite the massive reduction.

    So to gather more data and to promote launch we are going to open up the store back to its original full state for the rest of April!



    Stream with Us! New Livestreamer Program & Calendar

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    Calling all livestreamers and livestream viewers across New Britannia! It is time we get the word out to new players and veteran Avatars about your channels. We’ve seen so many great in-game adventures being shown, we want to spotlight them for everyone else to experience!

    We are announcing today a calendar program to make it easier for everyone to tune into their favorite streamer, and to support those who stream Shroud of the Avatar. Want to know when someone is on the air? Our calendar will have them listed!

    See below for how you can be a part of this exciting new program.

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    Lot Deed Monthly Raffle Returns

    The Lot Deed Raffle returns in Release 52! Raffle tickets can be purchased with in-game gold from home merchants. Each person can only win a single deed of each type (maximum of one place anywhere and one POT). The drawing will occur and winners will be announced in R53.

    There are two raffles, one for each lot type:[​IMG]

    Place Anywhere Deeds: 50 Total

    • Row: 20
    • Village: 15
    • Town: 10
    • City: 5

    Player Owned Town Deeds: 100 Total[​IMG]

    • Row: 40
    • Village: 30
    • Town: 20
    • City: 10

    Raffle tickets grant the holder a chance to win deeds of any size (Row, Village, Town, or City). Raffles will be held monthly (total deed numbers may vary each month). Winners can claim their deed(s) simply by logging into the game and claiming rewards at any bank.



    NPC Submission Requests: Brittany Wharfs and Northwood

    Earlier this week Scott “Lum” Jennings posted our latest request for NPC submissions for Brittany Wharfs and Northwood. This is for Developer+ level backers who are eligible for the “Design an NPC” reward “Help create and name a character in the game”.

    For reference here is our current status on which towns we have done this work on and which towns remain to be done:

    Done:

    • Aerie[​IMG]
    • Ardoris
    • Braemar (no backer NPCs)
    • Desolis
    • Estgard
    • Etceter
    • Graff Island
    • Jaanaford
    • Kiln
    • Kingsport (no backer NPCs)
    • Owl’s Head (no backer NPCs)
    • Resolute
    • Solania (no backer NPCs)
    • Soltown (no backer NPCs)[​IMG]
    • Spite
    • Xenos
    • Yew

    In progress:

    • Brittany Wharfs
    • Northwood

    To be done:

    • Bramble
    • Brittany Central
    • Brittany Fields
    • Broochash
    • Brookside[​IMG]
    • Celestis
    • Eastmarch
    • Elad’s Lighthouse
    • Fortus End
    • Goti
    • Mud
    • Noreach
    • Point West
    • Port Graff
    • Storm’s Reach
    • Westend

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    BRITTANY WHARFS:

    [​IMG][From a Dev+ Forum Post by Scott “Lum” Jennings]

    Thank you for your continuing support of Shroud of the Avatar! This month, we’re seeking entries for inhabitants of the neighborhoods of Brittany Wharfs!

    Yes, it’s finally time to start populating the largest city in Novia, the jewel of New Britannia and the home of so many adventures. The Wharfs are an area heavily focused on trade, merchants, and crafting. The main harbor hosts a lot of boat traffic at its peak. North of the harbor is the Warehouse District. Rails line the streets to facilitate the transportation of cargo from the warehouses to the harbor. The wharfs of Brittany see traffic of an entire continent come through its docks, and many fortunes are made and lost among its tides.

    Note that Brittany Wharfs is not the only area we will be seeking submissions from for R53. If you do NOT want your backer NPC to be in Brittany Wharfs, you may want to wait. I will update this thread if we are running low on submissions – generally we are OK on duplicate submissions for characters who don’t get adopted (such as guards) but if you absolutely have a character who should be in a given city (such as Brittany) you should wait until we advertise for that city.

    First, some brief notes:

    • Brittany Wharfs, while not technically a “clone” of an older scene, has many NPCs which are not currently unique. Thus, the NPCs are already in the game, but we can change appearance (to a degree, as seen below), gender, etc. to suit your request. If you want to pick a specific NPC (for example, one near your own house) we will do our best to accommodate you but may not be able to.
    • NPC visual customization, as you may have noticed, is still at a very early stage in development. Right now for the backers who want to be added to Northwood, we cannot offer any visual customization options beyond our standard gallery of NPC models. If you would like to have input over the visual customization of your NPC, you can wait for further releases when we can offer this. We will also allow a one-time visual re-customization once customization has been added if you would like to add your NPC now.
    • Response to this will be on a first-come first-served basis for each call for responses. If your NPC doesn’t appear in Brittany Wharfs, feel free to respond again in future posts. We have quite a few towns and cities to populate!
    • We are allowing people who have already submitted NPCs to submit their ideas for Brittany Wharfs as well if they like, but people who have not yet submitted an NPC will take priority over those who have.
    • When responding, please list a first and second choice for profession.
    • This is currently for Brittany Wharfs ONLY. We will be opening all of Brittany for NPC placement in stages. (There are MANY NPCs in Greater Brittany!)
    • NPCs for Brittany Wharfs should be human only, please.

    Still with us? Great! Here’s what we need for Brittany Wharfs:

    • 38 31 guards
    • 1 bookseller[​IMG]
    • 1 alchemist
    • 1 armorcrafter
    • 2 innkeepers
    • 2 waiters / waitresses
    • 1 blacksmith
    • 1 housing deeds merchant
    • 1 housing decorations merchant
    • 2 crafting supplies merchants
    • 1 weapons merchant
    • 1 butcher[​IMG]
    • 1 fishing supplies merchant
    • 1 magic supplies merchant
    • 1 cooking supplies merchant
    • 1 combat trainer
    • 1 crafting trainer
    • 1 banker
    • 1 town crier
    • 3 public vendors
    • 1 guild registrar

    If you’d like to have your namesake be a resident of Brittany Wharfs, please respond via private message on this forum to me (Lum) using the following format:

    • NPC name:
    • NPC gender:
    • NPC profession (first choice):
    • NPC profession (second choice):
    • NPC background (optional): A paragraph on whom your NPC is, how they would respond to nosy outlanders poking about their business, what brings them to Brittany Wharfs (or keeps them there), or anything else you’d like to add. We reserve the right to edit and/or reject any background that does not fit the lore and setting of the game.

    Please specify in your submission that this NPC is for Brittany Wharfs.

    We will respond if: your NPC is used; if it is rejected for whatever reason (such as an inappropriate name); if a supplied background is inappropriate, or if your NPC missed the cutoff for this release.

    Thanks for your support, and see you at the docks of Brittany Wharfs! (Save space for Atos’ alter ego…)

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    NORTHWOOD:

    [​IMG][From a Dev+ Forum Post by Scott “Lum” Jennings]

    Thank you for your continuing support of Shroud of the Avatar! This month, we’re seeking entries for inhabitants of the town of Northwood!

    Recently “uncloned” in Release 52, Northwood is beyond the grasslands far north of Brittany, near the western coast of Spindrift Bay in the North Paladis region. Rumors are spreading that the town boasts some remarkable similarities to locations on Earth known as Britannia Manor and Castleton, but surely that must be coincidence?

    Note that Northwood is not the only town we will be seeking submissions from for R53. If you do NOT want your backer NPC to be in Northwood, you may want to wait. I will update this thread if we are running low on submissions – generally we are OK on duplicate submissions for characters who don’t get adopted (such as guards) but if you absolutely have a character who should be in a given city (such as Brittany) you should wait until we advertise for that city.

    First, some brief notes:

    • Northwood is one of our “uncloning” scenes, where we go back and fill out unique content for each village and city. Thus, the NPCs are already in the game, but we can change appearance (to a degree, as seen below), gender, etc. to suit your request. If you want to pick a specific NPC (for example, one near your own house) we will do our best to accommodate you but may not be able to.
    • NPC visual customization, as you may have noticed, is still at a very early stage in development. Right now for the backers who want to be added to Northwood, we cannot offer any visual customization options beyond our standard gallery of NPC models. If you would like to have input over the visual customization of your NPC, you can wait for further releases when we can offer this. We will also allow a one-time visual re-customization once customization has been added if you would like to add your NPC now.
    • Response to this will be on a first-come first-served basis for each call for responses. If your NPC doesn’t appear in Northwood, feel free to respond again in future posts. We have quite a few towns and cities to populate!
    • We are allowing people who have already submitted NPCs to submit their ideas for Northwood as well if they like, but people who have not yet submitted an NPC will take priority over those who have.
    • When responding, please list a first and second choice for profession.
    • NPCs for Northwood should be human only, please.

    Still with us? Great! Here’s what we need for Northwood:

    • 7 6 guards[​IMG]
    • 1 innkeeper
    • 1 waiter / waitress
    • 1 blacksmith
    • 1 housing deeds merchant
    • 1 housing decorations merchant
    • 1 crafting supplies murchant
    • 1 weapons merchant
    • 1 combat trainer
    • 1 crafting trainer
    • 1 banker
    • 1 town crier
    • 1 public vendor
    • 1 guild registrar

    If you’d like to have your namesake be a resident of Northwood, please respond via private message on this forum to me (Lum) using the following format:

    • NPC name:
    • NPC gender:
    • NPC profession (first choice):
    • NPC profession (second choice):
    • NPC background (optional): A paragraph on whom your NPC is, how they would respond to nosy outlanders poking about their business, what brings them to Northwood (or keeps them there), or anything else you’d like to add. We reserve the right to edit and/or reject any background that does not fit the lore and setting of the game.

    Please specify in your submission that this NPC is for Northwood.

    We will respond if: your NPC is used; if it is rejected for whatever reason (such as an inappropriate name); if a supplied background is inappropriate, or if your NPC missed the cutoff for this release.

    Thanks for your support, and see you in Northwood!



    Portalarium is Hiring: Web Developer

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    We currently have an opening for a Web Developer for Shroud of the Avatar. Qualifications for the ideal candidate are:

    • Minimum 5 years industry experience
    • *nix experience (OpenBSD or Linux)
    • Web development experience (PHP, web services, JavaScript)
    • Relational database architecture experience (MySql preferred)
    • Server deployment and cluster orchestration (virtual and/or dedicated machines)
    • Server load balancing, traffic prioritization, etc.
    • Extensive experience with server security
    • Strong debugging skills
    • Ability to work in unstructured, non-hierarchical environment
    • BONUS SKILLS (any one or more of these):
      • NoSQL experience
      • Strong C#/C++ skills
      • Windows programming experience
      • ASP.NET
      • Mac development
      • MMO game development experience
      • Minimum of at least 1 shipped game

    If you’d like to join the Portalarium Tribe working on the ground-breaking Shroud of the Avatar game, please submit your resume to [email protected]. Provide links to your work (if possible), including gameplay, video footage, and document forms (images, maps, and event descriptions).



    Free Trial: Choose Any Path

    Free Trial access allows you to play the entire game in any of the Online modes with a few key differences in game play. You will be able to explore hundreds of scenes, talk with thousands of players, adventure through the opening quests, and gain experience and skills as you get used to the world of New Britannia!

    Here are the few Visitor limits:[​IMG]

    • The term (Visitor) is appended to their character name
    • Max skill level set to 50
    • Limited to a single Story Path (Truth, Love or Courage)
    • Cannot purchase nor sell items via Player Vendors nor Public Vendors
    • No ownership of player property nor use of player property signs
    • Cannot move/interact with items on a player property (even if given permissions)
    • Cannot interact with public chests
    • Cannot give items to other players via Trade or Mail
    • Cannot flag as Open PVP
    • Cannot gain nor create ransom items when you kill or are killed in PVP (in Open PVP zones)
    • Character data may be deleted if not eventually upgraded to a paid account
    • Cannot play in Offline Mode

    Join us in New Britannia for free today!



    Weekend Flash Sale: Elven Armor & More!

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    In Release 52 we added Ornate Elven Planting Beds and Pots for use in Agriculture. In celebration we are placing all our Elven items on sale!


    Visit the Main Store to view more items! Also, you’ll want to explore the game in detail for many more craftable items available!



    Upcoming Events Calendar

    April 24, 2018 – Richard Garriott at Quo Vadis
    April 26, 2018 –
    Release 53
    May 4, 2018 – Monthly Livestream: Release 53
    May 31, 2018 – Release 54
    June 28, 2018 – Release 55
    July 26, 2018 – Release 56
    Aug 21 – 25, 2018 – Gamescom
    Aug 30, 2018 – Release 57

    Visit the official Community Calendar to see the great lineup of activities our amazing community has planned for this weekend! And be sure to check out this month’s Release Events thread in the SotA forums for additional events.



    Spotlight: Ordinis Mortis – Player Town

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    Welcome to another Community Spotlight feature! These spotlights are dedicated entirely to community content, usually about a player town and presented by a single individual or an entire guild.

    For this week’s spotlight, we toured the famous town of Ordinis Mortis. The town is located conveniently just south of Brittany and across the river from Novia Market. After a few days journey, we arrived safely on the island to be greeted by lady governor Minerva. We were eager for a tour of this famous town that’s hosted countless events for the citizens of New Britannia, including a relaxing inn along the riverside called ‘The Two Vikings Brewing Co and Inn’.

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    Event: EVL’s ‘The Gauntlet’ Returns – Apr. 13 at 7pm CT

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    From Sheamus McGuinness: THE GAUNTLET is basically a combination of American Gladiators & American Ninja Warrior. This timed obstacle course is run by a single Avatar and the fastest time is the overall winner! Competitors can look forward to TOP PRIZES for the winner and runner up.

    The Gladiators will do their very best to slow you down using a variety of magic spells along the course. Join us on The Hidden Vale at 7pm NBT (CST) in the Underworld PVP town of Chaos Caverns (connected to Virtue Oasis in the SW corner of Hidden Vale). Practice the course from 7:00 pm to 7:15 pm and get those skills down!

    This is a FREE event that is suitable for all levels of Avatars, join in the fun!

    Teleportation avatar is Sheamus McGuinness.



    Screenshot Contest – Final Weekend!

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    New Britannia is full of wonderful impressions. We want to highlight all the moments of beauty, virtue, danger, and wondrous discoveries that inhabit the land. We invite you to capture your moments in New Britannia in this ‘Impressions of New Britannia’ – Launch Screenshot Contest!

    While we have categories to focus on above, winners will be judged purely by quality and originality of the screenshot.

    • 5x Top Winners: 100 COTOs (in-game currency) + Pet of your choice + Screenshot Title
    • 7x Runner-ups: 25 COTOs (in-game currency)
    • We will also be selecting 5x random winners for an additional 25 COTOs each for those who share their top screenshot on Twitter and/or Facebook (you can win both here and in the above categories, so be sure to post in the forums and link your post on social @ShroudOfAvatar for Twitter and @shroudoftheavatar for Facebook))!

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    Did You Know: Shroud of the Avatar has a Complete Book System!

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    Avatars! This is Elgarion from @SotAHelp with a regular “Did You Know?” feature. Expect to see these posted regularly on community channels, and here in the weekly update.

    Did you know books in @ShroudofAvatar are fully functional and can be placed as home decorations? Write your own! Write in runic! Become a publisher! Run a bookstore! Customize book covers with Patterns! Collect! Trade! Bookworms rejoice!

    We will be rotating these Did You Knows with Getting Started Videos and other related posts. If you have a tip to share, please send them to Berek!



    Project to SupportSOTACON 2018

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    Registration for SOTACON Austin is now open! Admission tickets, cloaks, and VIP packages are on sale at the event’s Eventbrite page. Your admission ticket most general activities. Details are forthcoming as convention sales get underway.

    A community run event, SOTACON Austin is the place for interaction with the developers of Shroud of the Avatar and having fun celebrating your time in the game. For the players and completely run by the players, this second convention in Austin brings new activities and great opportunities for attendees and SotA developers.

    Join your fellow community members this coming October 11-13, 2018 in Austin, TX!



    Resources – Players Helping Players

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    The official SotA New Player Welcome Forum and the Player Created Resources Forum have the best player created resources for Shroud of the Avatar, whether it’s a Player Written Guide, a Video Walk-through, or a Wiki-type Website.

    Visit the official Community Resources page for a complete listing of all things community.

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