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Release 31: Nearly Move-in Ready?

Shroud of the Avatar is entering its 31st monthly release, and the last before final wipe. Construction signs are everywhere, the sound of industrious labor fills the air, and a temple takes form from the once barren slab. Temples are hollow caves of stone without gods to power them, though. As avatars wait in anticipation, Red Thomas makes his pilgrimage to Austin and finds out if this monument will be on time and move-in ready.


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.


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.


Release 30's Big Changes

Plenty of new content will be added as Shroud of the Avatar rolls into its 30th release, but crafting may be the most controversial of them. Red Thomas walks through some of what to expect after his recent trip to Austin.


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.


Release 29 - The Great Divide?

Big changes and heated forum topics have made for an interesting month if you’re a fan of Shroud of the Avatar. Red Thomas took a trip to Austin and met with the devs to find out what all the commotion has been about, and to see if there are any surprises in the game’s 29th release.


Release 28 - Hard Work-Work

After missing last month’s update, Red Thomas double-timed it up to Austin to find out what he missed, and what to expect in the 28th Release for Shroud of the Avatar.


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.


Release 26 - It's the Final Countdown

If you’re Lord British, you make games. It’s what you do... If you’re a developer for Shroud of the Avatar, you release your 26th monthly update, and announce the final wipe. Red Thomas took a trip to Austin to find out more, but unfortunately the airlines lost his luggage, which included his selection of decent segues.