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New Free Trial Weekend Begins, Get Started Today

Players interested in trying out Shroud of the Avatar have a golden opportunity to do so with today's arrival of another free trial weekend. Folks will need to create an account and download the client to get started and get familiar with the limitations of the event. You can take part from today through April 10th.

New & Updated Locations & Vile Weapons Anchor Newsletter

The latest Shroud of the Avatar newsletter has been published that goes into some detail about the creation of a pair of new areas and the updated Kas Ruin. In addition, the Vile Weapons of the Obsidian Cabalists are shown in a collection of new videos. Lastly a number of community events are detailed.

Battle the Bosses in a Special Live Stream Event

The Portalarium team is inviting all Shroud of the Avatar players to take part in an Epic Boss Fight this Friday, March 17th. During the event, everyone will be taking down more than a few of the game's biggest, baddest bosses.

Limited Free Trial Through March 9th

If you've been on the fence about backing Shroud of the Avatar you may want to check out their limited Free Trial running from now through March 9th. Items purchased and progressed would be saved for those who purchase the game. There are a number of restrictions in place so you want to be sure to check out the newsletter to see what they are.

Release 38 Features New Content & Rebuilt Locations

Shroud of the Avatar backers will be able to take part in Release 38 that the team calls one of the "larger releases" in the game's development history. Players can look forward to rebuilt locations, including "huge strides forward on multiple scenes". Canyon Siege has also been added to the rotation as well as Blood Bay to the PvP scene.

Project Updates & Release 38 Info In Latest Newsletter

The latest Shroud of the Avatar newsletter has been delivered that contains the usual list of information about what the team and community has been working on during the most recent days. The team provided information about creation of Brookside, new NPC conversation window and much more.

Latest Newsletter Details The Making Of 2 New Locations

Portalarium has sent out the latest Shroud of the Avatar newsletter that among many other things details the creation of 2 new locations, Superstition Canyon and Blood Bay.

'Harvest' Zone Shines in Autumnal Glory

The Shroud of the Avatar site has been updated with a new look at the Harvest zone, a location filled with agriculture and loosely based on New England in the fall. Harvest is based on a template (Forest 01) that has had cosmetic changes to terrain, foliage and buildings to reflect an autumn theme.

Release 33 Postmortem & SotA Con In The Latest Newsletter

The latest Shroud of the Avatar newsletter has been released that as usual contains a large number of updates on a variety of different topics, including Release 33 Postmortem recap and Lord British visitng SotA Con.

Latest Newsletter Addresses Economy Balance

The latest newsletter for Shroud of the Avatar has been released. It details on a number of developer and community topics of interest, including tropical islands player owned town template, news about upcoming economy changes, events and more.

A Big Month for Contributions & 'Stricter Standards'

Shroud of the Avatar's Richard Garriott has participated in a brief interview with Polygon to talk about how the game has entered a "blurry state" between Early Access and launch. Though SotA is not quite ready to say "launched", the team is applying launch standards to its player base.

Update Fixes Issues, Lists Known Issues & Password Change

The Shroud of the Avatar client has been updated to Release 32 with a number of bug fixes and more. In addition, a lengthy list of Known Issues that the team will be addressing over time.

Star Citizen Cross Promotional Items Revealed

Fans of Shroud of the Avatar and Star Citizen can now take part in a cross-promotional package of goodies between the two games. For Shroud players, both a $65 Star Citizen Aeronaut Helmet Starter Bundle and a $400 Star Citizen Airship City Home are available. The latter can float over a city lot as a home and allowing nearly all ground space to be available for other items.

Selling Lord British's Blood to Raise Funds is a Thing....

It appears that Richard "Lord British" Garriott is selling vials of his blood on eBay for about $5,000. Buyers not only get the privilege of owning a piece of Lord British, but also get a slew of in-game items for his current project Shroud of the Avatar.

Solstice Bridge Tutorial Area Reworked

In the latest Shroud of the Avatar letter, the dev team lays out an overhauled Solace Bridge found in the Path of Love tutorial area. The diary reveals that monsters in this particular section had been largely ignored and that the reworked version that will no longer happen. Feeling that combat is best learned through active participation with things attempting to kill players, the now twelve zombies will be doing their best to do so.