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A Persistent World Post Update 32

The Shroud of the Avatar team has sent notice that the final wipe of persistent player data will be handled prior to the release of Update 32. From that point forward, the world will become a persistent place, though it is not to be confused with the game's final release.

Tie-In Novel, The Sword Of Midras, Ready For Pre-Order

The latest Shroud of the Avatar newsletter has been released with the interesting news that the tie-in novel, The Sword of Midras, is now available for pre-order in hardcover print, Kindle, Nook and Audiobook formats. The book will be available on June 21st.

Latest Newsletter Details Brittany Wharfs & Alleys

The latest Shroud of the Avatar newsletter is, as usual, packed with a lot of information about the game and community and what the developers have been working on for the past week.

New Community Manager + New Female Avatar Added

The latest Shroud of the Avatar newsletter is hot off the presses and contains interesting information about what the team has been working on over the past week. Of particular note is the addition of an all-new female avatar to the game and the design notes behind its creation.

Halls of Artifice Underway for Release 31

The latest Shroud of the Avatar letter is hot off the presses and contains the usual list of the week's happenings. Of particular note is the creation notes on the Halls of Artifice that is being prepped for Release 31.

Duel With The Devs Telethon Coming May 2nd

The Shroud of the Avatar team will be on hand on Monday, May 2nd, from 10 AM Pacific / 1 PM Eastern to participate in the Duel with the Devs Spring Telethon. During the event, participants can duel with the devs, earn prizes, including t-shirts, store credits and more, and can expect some surprises along the way.

The Making Of Valhold Headlines Latest Newsletter

The newest Shroud of the Avatar newsletter has arrived. The latest in a series of developer diaries regarding creation of zones within the game is the centerpiece, this time the making of Valhold. In addition to a bit of information about how the zone is created the newsletter is packed with images showing what it looks like in the current build.

Big New Design Diaries for Brittany & Halls of Artifice

The latest Shroud of the Avatar newsletter has arrived hot off the press. This week, the team has included a comprehensive pair of developer design journals, one each for Brittany and the Halls of Artifice as well as designing the new male avatar. The letter also includes community events, backer updates and more.

Latest Update Shows First Look Of Brittany And More

Portalarium has published the latest newsletter that has some information about the development behind several locations in the game: Brittany, capital of Novia, Skrekk and Shores of Malice. In addition to that, the newsletter details a fan created PvP/Entertainment event called Sandillox Wrestling Federation and St. Patrick's day Pre-party in the city of Owl's head.

New Poll - Should All Content be Available in Offline Mode?

The Shroud of the Avatar team is polling players about whether or not all Add-On Store items and Pledge Rewards should be included in the single player offline mode of the game. Players would be able to earn or craft these items in such a way as to make "increase the quality and the value of the basic game experience in single player offline mode".

New Scene, Resolute, to Debut with Release 26

The latest Shroud of the Avatar newsletter has arrived and is, as usual, packed with lots of neat information about the game, including the news that Andy Cortez's Resolute scene will be sent out with Release 26 set to arrive on January 28th. In the newsletter, new players will follow the Path of Courage along the Resolute story line. To show off some of what can be expected, several new (and beautiful) screens were released.

The Foreboding Hilt Fortress + Snow People & 'Holly'day Hats

The latest issue of the Shroud of the Avatar newsletter is hot off the press and contains a bunch of fun holiday events and items, both player-created and developer designed. The letter kicks off, however, with a look at the interior of Hilt Fortress, a forbidding looking location filled with dark rooms, defaced friezes and stone carvings and much more.

Latest Newsletter Details 'How We Did It'

The latest Shroud of the Avatar newsletter is, as usual packed with information about all that has been going on in the game. Of particular interest in this week's letter are a pair of articles dealing with the creative process: The first of an in-game demon; the second how a PvP arena was created using the provided tools.

Latest Newsletter Details Player Run Postal Service & More

Portalarium has sent out weekly Shroud of the Avatar newsletter, packed as usual with screenshots, player events and more. Of particular note this week is the formation of the first player run two way delivery system (aka a postal service) between Port Phoenix and Serenite.

The Making of North Pinelands Takes Centerstage

The latest Shroud of the Avatar newsletter has arrived hot in our mailboxes and is anchored by the second in a two-part series about the making of the North Naryad Pinelands. The design diary is packed with gorgeous screenshots of this mountainous region.