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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December 14

Avatar’s Update #310: Play 61 Now, Q1 Schedule, 50% Weekend Sale & Caroling Livestream Today!



Greetings Fellow Avatars!

Highlights of this week's update include:
  • Play Release 61 Now!
  • Caroling Livestream Today
  • Q1 2019 Schedule Update
  • Release 61 Livestream Dec 21 (Dark Winter)
  • Elven, Obsidian, & Shogun Expirations FINAL WEEK!
  • 50% Items All Weekend (through Monday Dec 17)!
  • Winter 2018 Items Appear
  • Winter Recurring Items Return!
  • Automatic Redemption of Rewards Release 62
  • Upgrading Bundles with Crowns (ends 12/21) FINAL WEEK
  • Shroud of the Avatar Boxed Editions $40 off Holiday Sale!
  • Player Dungeon Tour Livestream (YouTube)
  • Shroud of the Avatar Rewards Program
  • Upcoming Events Calendar
  • Community Event: Release 61 Dance Party
  • Community Event: Obsidian Trials "No-Risk PVP" event!
  • Community Event: Advent Calendar 2018
  • Community Event: 4Bait - Fishing event May 555
  • Community Event: Daily Yule-Market at Dracheninsel
  • Community Event: Grinch's December Pacu Fishing Adventure
  • Community Event: 3rd Annual Holiday Party for All!
  • Community Event: Novia Market R60 Grandmaster Bundles
  • Community Event: Novia Market 1st Annual Yuletide Giveaway
  • Community Event: Jade Dragons 4th annual New Years Eve Party
  • Community Event: Ark Angels Christmas and Gift Giving
  • Community Event: Midvinterblot at Helheim in Kahli
  • Meretz: Win a Replenishing Fireworks Mega Set
  • Project to Support: Underworld Ascendant
  • Project to Support: Avatars Radio
  • Project to Support: Lore Finder
  • Resources: Players Helping Players


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December 12

Release 61 Instructions

Avatars,



Release 61 of Shroud of the Avatar goes live this Thursday, December 13, at 10:30 AM US Central Time (15:30 UTC). “What? Already?” you might ask. As noted in our Q4 2018 post “The last two releases of the year (Nov/R60 and Dec/R61) will be very early in their respective months so that they are released well ahead of the US winter holidays (Thanksgiving and Christmas).”

Release 61 is the final release in which we focused on the current iteration of our Top 10 Priorities (from Q4 2018 post). We made progress on several of these priorities including various quality of life fixes (automatic redemption of rewards & teleport to zone), bug fixes, seasonal content (Krampus!), more Fishing Phase 2 (lava fishing, lava fish, fishing skills), and more rooms for Player-Made Dungeons.

There is a ton of new content going live this release including:

Fishing Phase 2: Fishing Phase 2 launched in Release 59 and was expanded in Release 60. In Release 61 we continued that expansion with the final “water” type: Lava! Yes that is correct, you can now fish in molten rock using a Lava Fishing Rod and lures crafted from gems as bait. We have also expanded the fishing skill tree to add skills related to all of the water types (including lava) and we added new recipes for the rare fish.



Quality of Life ImprovementsWAs part of our ongoing mission to improve the moment to moment life of every player we made a couple of improvements in Release 61. Instead of being limited to teleporting to your lot or a single town crier you now automatically collect the entrance locations of most scenes you visit and can use a new teleport scroll to revisit those scenes whenever you wish. We also streamlined the types of Obsidian Crowns into a single type: Gold Crowns to make purchasing of crown items easier. Additionally we have introduced a way to completely respec your character with a Book of Tabula Rasa which we are giving as a free gift to all players who login for Release 61!

Krampus: The Krampus is the latest in our seasonal recurring bosses and takes advantage of the new “nearby power” boss behavior, so be sure to pay attention to his gang of “naughty brat” zombie children before trying to take him down! We recommend not confronting this vile monster before first going to the castle in Central Brittany and getting more information about him from Kinga or Ronin. Mention “Krampus” to either and get a quest that will send you to his home in East Sanctus Forest. But don’t forget North Paladis can be a dangerous region: watch out for a roving encounter full of his naughty brats who’ll ambush you before you reach the home of the Krampus!



Bug Fixing: We dedicated a significant portion of the release to working solely on fixing bugs and reducing our overall bug count. We addressed over 150 issues including fixes to various scenes (typos, stuck spots, etc.), crafting fixes, combat fixes, and various user interface fixes.



and much, much more!

For all the details, please read the entire R61 Instructions and Updates Notes post, as well as the linked Instructions and Known Issues within the post to ensure a smooth update to your game client.

Have fun exploring New Britannia!

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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 sandbox 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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