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MMORPG | Setting:Fantasy | Status:Development  (est.rel N/A)  | Pub:Portalarium Inc
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Shroud of the Avatar News

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  • Player Towns, Pet Taming, and Story Time

    Custom placements in Player-Owned Towns and over a hundred new towns in the game gives Release 20 more new places to explore than any release to date for Shroud of the Avatar. Though, that's hardly all they've done over the last month of work on this game that's rapidly approaching its more persistent state.

    Reported on Jul 27, 2015
  • Town Editor Video Released

    With the Player Owned Towns being implemented at the end of this month in Shroud of the Avatar, Portalarium is ready to show the Town Editor in the latest video created by the team to demonstrate how it works.

    Reported on Jul 25, 2015
  • Weekly Update #133: Very Large Creatures Detailed

    Portalarium have put up this week's newsletter detailing an update for Shroud of the Avatar, which includes very large creatures (specifically, trolls) and a new list of upcoming community based events among other things.

    Reported on Jul 11, 2015
  • Latest Newsletter Reveals Upcoming Schedule

    The latest Shroud of the Avatar newsletter has hit the airwaves and it contains tons of great information as usual. Players interested in finding out more about the lore behind Port Phoenix should visit the game site to educate themselves.

    Reported on Jul 04, 2015
  • Latest Newsletter Features Player-Created Tour Of R19

    Shroud of the Avatar alpha Release 19 is currently underway and features a latest player-created town, some new creatures and much more.

    Reported on Jun 27, 2015
  • Release 19: Player-Centric Development

    Red Thomas chats with Shroud of the Avatar Technical Director, Chris Spears, about this month's release and about how Portalarium works with the community to make their game better.

    Reported on Jun 22, 2015
  • New Town Template and PvP Mode Detailed in Latest Newsletter

    Despite the fact that E3 was held the last week, Shroud of the Avatar devs were busy detailing new features added to the game. Of particular note is the inclusion of the new player owned swamp template and Order of Vengeance PvP Tournaments.

    Reported on Jun 20, 2015
  • Developers Focused on Player Created Quests

    Richard Garriott and the Portalarium team have revealed the first information about the player generated content in Shroud of the Avatar. Garriott writes that Release 19 will include writeable books and notes and chest permissions that will allow players write their own quests and provide their own rewards to the players completing them.

    Reported on Jun 13, 2015
  • Release 18 - Return to Immersion

    Shroud of the Avatar takes a hard turn towards immersion in their 18th release, and Red Thomas heads to Austin in order to get details from the team. Take a look at what got him so excited.

    Reported on May 26, 2015
  • Charity Streaming Event Next Week

    Shroud of the Avatar will be the centerpiece of a special charity streaming event being hosted by Rize Up Gaming. During the event on May 21st, funds will be raised for Water.org that helps provide potable water in locations where it does not exist.

    Reported on May 16, 2015
  • Release 17: Handcrafted Wipe

    Character wipes are coming in Shroud of the Avatar's 17th release, but before you panic, read why Red Thomas thinks that it could be a good thing. He visited Austin's Portalarium studio and caught up with the team on all that Release 17 will bring.

    Reported on Apr 27, 2015
  • Latest Update Details First Player-Owned Town

    The Shroud of the Avatar update letter has arrived and it's packed with tons of interesting tidbits about the game. Of particular note is the arrival of the game's first player-controlled town. Called PaxLair, the town is serving as a 'sandbox' for developers to work out the specifics and mechanics of the system overall.

    Reported on Apr 25, 2015
  • New Digital & Print Comic Debuts

    The Shroud of the Avatar team is bursting with the news that a new comic has been made available for fans wanting even more SotA. The comic is available in both digital and print versions. Signed copies can be purchased as well.

    Reported on Apr 22, 2015
  • Release 16 - Defying Tech-Debt

    I took another trip up to Austin last week to spend some time with Richard Garriott and Starr Long, two developers I've come to enjoy speaking with a great deal. I think we may touch one of my reasons for finding these visits particularly interesting in this article, actually. It really starts with what Starr calls "tech-debt."

    Reported on Mar 24, 2015
  • $6M and Counting

    According to the counter on the Shroud of the Avatar site, the game's fund raising efforts have netted over six million dollars. the KickStarter campaign run earlier brought in approximately $2M with another $4M brought in during the subsequent months.

    Reported on Mar 16, 2015
  • Release 15: Unity 5 and Crafting

    Starr Long had mentioned during my last visit that they'd start rolling Shroud of the Avatar over to Unity 5 this month. When I bumped into Finn Staber, one of the Shroud developers, at a hub for Austin startups, I wasn't surprised when he told me they'd been working on it. The shocking part was when I asked how much they'd managed to get rolled over for the updated engine over the last two weeks. "All of it," was his reply.

    Reported on Feb 25, 2015
  • Shroud's Release 14 Walkabout

    Wednesday night I went on a walkabout of New Britannia with Richard Garriott and Starr Long from the Portalarium team. During that time Richard and Starr showed off what was new in update 14; crafting recipes to include enchanting, a contested point, and two new areas. We also learned what Gordon Lightfoot and Jim Morrison have in common and what the SotA community had to do with that.

    Reported on Feb 19, 2015
  • Release 14: Strong Start to a New Year

    The folks at Portalarium are getting ready to roll out their 14th release for Shroud of the Avatar, and of course they timed it just as PAX South was kicking off. I'm sure it was a diabolical plot to force me into cramming this article in before I get sucked into the pending media storm that follows any PAX. That's why I drove up to Austin this week.

    Reported on Jan 22, 2015
  • Update 107 - Elementals, Expiring Items and Events

    This week's SotA newsletter covers a range of things, including the game's presence at CES in Vegas. More importantly though, it talks about the combat Elementals mages can summon, showing images that differentiate the summoned variety from their wild counterparts.

    Reported on Jan 10, 2015
  • CES, New Screens, Weekend Community Events

    Shroud of the Avatar is arguably one of the most-anticipated MMOS of 2015, and with developer Portarlarium is hoping to keep it that way by promoting the game at the upcoming CES event in Las Vegas. Among other things, the company will be showing new screens of environments like Wyrmsands, Dragon Pass and Shardfall Biome.

    Reported on Jan 03, 2015
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