SHROUD OF THE AVATAR: FORSAKEN VIRTUES is a multiplayer fantasy RPG that sets the player on a path filled with peril and tough choices as they explore a persistent realm that can be shared with other Avatars. It is the spiritual successor to Richard Garriott’s Ultima games.
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April 20

Avatar’s Update #276: Heraldry Items and Decoration Loot



This week's Update #276 Newsletter is out! Here is a complete list of what's inside...
  • Heraldry Items (cont.)
  • Decoration Loot
  • The Making of Penmawr Island (cont.)
  • The Making of Tenebris Harbor (cont.)
  • Release 53 on the QA Server
  • Stress Test on QA Server Mon Apr 23 = Double XP if Successful!
  • Store Credits Exchange to Gold Crowns: May 7th
  • R53 Dance Party Apr 27: Double Feature 2-4 & 6-8 PM CDT
  • Stream with Us! New Livestreamer Program & Calendar
  • Lot Deed Monthly Raffle Returns
  • Portalarium is Hiring: Web Developer
  • Free Trial: Choose Any Path
  • Weekend Flash Sale: Starry Eyes
  • Upcoming Events Calendar
  • Screenshot Contest – Winners Announced!
  • Spotlight: Aelasar’s Forest – Player Town
  • Livestream: The Sounds of Music
  • Event: Diamond Fields Bunny Hunt – Weekends Through R52
  • Did You Know: Shroud of the Avatar has Tailoring and Carpentry Skills?

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April 13

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



This week's Update #275 Newsletter is out! Here is a complete list of what's inside...
  • Worn Armor
  • Monthly Livestream: R51 Rewards: Darkstarr Themed (cont.)
  • The Making of Eastmarch (cont.)
  • The Making of Penmawr Island (cont.)
  • The Making of Tenebris Harbor (cont.)
  • Monthly Livestream: Release 52 Missed Questions & YouTube
  • Store Credits Exchange to Gold Crowns: May 7th
  • Launch Promotion: Full Add On Store for Rest of April
  • Stream with Us! New Livestreamer Program & Calendar
  • Lot Deed Monthly Raffle Returns
  • NPC Submission Requests: Brittany Wharfs and Northwood
  • Portalarium is Hiring: Web Developer
  • Free Trial: Choose Any Path
  • Weekend Flash Sale: Elven Armor & More!
  • Upcoming Events Calendar
  • Spotlight: Ordinis Mortis – Player Town
  • Event: EVL’s ‘The Gauntlet’ Returns
  • Screenshot Contest – Final Weekend!
  • Did You Know: Shroud of the Avatar has a Complete Book System!
  • Recommended Project to Support: SOTACON 2018

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About This Game

WHAT IS SHROUD OF THE AVATAR?


Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues is a multiplayer fantasy RPG and the spiritual successor to Richard Garriott’s wildly successful Ultima and Ultima Online games.

Shroud of the Avatar is about testing one’s character on a path filled with peril and tough decisions. Player actions carry meaningful consequences within the deep and persistent world of New Britannia by either upholding or breaking the Principles of Truth, Love, and Courage.

Shroud of the Avatar is developed by the veteran Portalarium team that includes Richard "Lord British" Garriott, the creator of the Ultima series, Starr Long, the original Director of Ultima Online, and Tracy Hickman, the author of the beloved Dragonlance Novels and Dungeons & Dragons modules.

KEY FEATURES


As a revival of the classical in-depth RPG, Shroud of the Avatar binds together many of the key features that made the Ultima series so popular:

  • A far reaching story written in collaboration with celebrated fantasy author Tracy Hickman, where players are confronted with ethical choices based on Virtues and Principles.
  • Multiple MMO gameplay features combined to offer a unique, shared online experience set within a persistent world.
  • The ability to create a classless avatar allows for distinct play styles and uniquely specialized builds.
  • Wide-reaching freedom to explore a living, breathing fantasy world enriched by a player-driven crafting and economic system.
  • Players can opt to play solo or with friends, owning their own houses or even entire towns, and sign up and cooperate within various in-game guilds.
  • Pay Once to Play with no subscription fees.

AVAILABLE PLAY MODES


  • Single Player Offline: Enjoy the full game experience without the need for an internet connection. Recruit NPC companions to accompany you on your travels and aid you in times of need. Your online Avatar will not share the progress of your offline Avatar; you advance on different tracks through the story due to interacting differently with the world.
  • Single Player Online: Play the game at your own pace while still being able to interact with the persistent works of other players, such as vendors, houses and player-owned towns.
  • Party Mode Online: Explore New Britannia with your friends and tell new stories together. Interact with the persistent works of other players, such as vendors, houses, and player-owned towns.
  • Multiplayer Online: Experience the vibrant world of Shroud of the Avatar and trade, fight, and converse with thousands of other players, all playing on the same server.

THE FUTURE


Portalarium is committed to roll out regular monthly content releases post-launch and will continue to collaborate with the players to further improve gameplay.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 64 bit or newer
    • Processor: Quad Core 2.4 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 11 Compatible NVIDIA 960 / AMD 560
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 22 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Quad Core 2.8GHz or faster
    • Memory: 12 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX11 Compatible AMD Radeon R9 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 22 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Performance significantly improved with an SSD
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks)
    • Processor: Quad Core 2.4 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 11 Compatible NVIDIA 960 / AMD 560
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 22 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 10.11 (El Capitan)
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (Dual-Core)
    • Memory: 12 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 11 Compatible NVIDIA GTX 1070 / ATI Radeon HD 5870
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 22 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Performance significantly improved with an SSD
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Ubuntu 10.10 or newer officially but most linux flavors supported
    • Processor: Quad Core 2.4 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 11 Compatible NVIDIA 960 / AMD 560
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 22 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Ubuntu 10.10 or newer officially but most linux flavors supported
    • Processor: Quad Core Processor 2.8GHz or faster
    • Memory: 12 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 11 Compatible NVIDIA GTX 1070 / ATI Radeon HD 5870
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 22 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Performance significantly improved with an SSD
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