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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June 15

Avatar’s Update #284: The Making of East Vauban Foothills



This week's Update #284 Newsletter is out! Here is a complete list of what's inside...
  • The Making of East Vauban Foothills
  • The Making of Norgard Fens (cont.)
  • Heraldry Items (cont.)
  • R53 Livestream Sky Navy Themed Items
  • R54 Livestream Results and Videos
  • (SPOILER) POT Row Lot Deed Reward for Completing Story (R55)
  • NPC Submission Requests: Brittany Alleys
  • Portalarium is Hiring: Web Developer
  • Weekend Flash Sale: Musical Instruments
  • Upcoming Events Calendar
  • Royal Gardeners Wanted! New Decoration Contest
  • Spotlight: Beran’s Reach
  • A Grandmaster Crafting Tutoring Event
  • Wild Safari Presents ‘Boogie Nights’
  • Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Concert and Birthday Celebration
  • AERIE Fund – 24-hour Streamathon, Primal Nature – June 23
  • Win a Pair of SOTACON 2018 Tickets!
  • Relics by Rild on Meretz: Win Shroud Swag!
  • Project to Support: Portrait of Scottie for Shroud of the Avatar

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June 5

Release 54 Patch Notes: June 5, 2018

Build Number 790 June 5 1:15 PM CDT

Updates
  • Changed name in Soltown quest task text to more commonly used Stan Clark to avoid rabid fans of Bill Collins.
  • Fixed a gap in floor on staircase in Obsidian Keep to prevent players falling through.
  • Slowed down VFX on Water Elemental bindings.
  • Added a valve wheel to the lid of the Nautical Basement Entrance hatch.
  • All random encounters now list as "Tier 3+," except for the Troll encounter which lists as Tier 10+.
  • All siege encounters now list as "Tier 4+."
  • Talking mirror no longer has the ability to move.
  • Fixed error on breakaway scaffolding bridge in Verdantis Mines.
  • Fixed error on wooden palisade gate teleporter in Brittany Fields to Brittany Alleys and Novia.
  • Changed name of R54 raffle tickets to R55.
  • Fixed an issue where some summoned creatures had incorrect health.
  • Added defense to tamed creatures.
  • Fixed a choppy animation on a sarcophagus in crypts throughout the game.
  • A chat message is now received if a song played on an instrument is too long.
  • Fixed texture coordinates on Heraldry Chests to prevent decal from showing up on bottom sections.
  • Fixed trade window notifications for remote clients being less than adventuring level 15.
  • Increased party experience bonus to 50% base and 25% per extra member.
  • Strength of Earth VFX no longer goes through Throneguard shield.
  • Containers with 16 or more containers in them can now be moved.
  • Using the interact hotkey when a player property container is open will no longer take all items from it.
  • Vigilante loot has been updated.
  • Fixed a typo in a backer NPC name in Central Brittany.
  • Fixed an error in the devotional caretaker conversation in Jaanaford that prevented players from turning in the "Defeat Nefas" quest.
  • Hazy appearance of some blazons on Heraldry Banners has been corrected.
  • Greatly reduced the time to drop out of combat mode once sheathed.
  • Reduced the hit time on all bludgeon weapons to match the majority of blades.
  • You no longer have to wait 60 seconds to loot breakable crates and barrels.
Known Issues
  • The client may default to full screen when the options menu is first used.
  • Linux clients may experience certain types of trees being rendered incorrectly
  • Low client performance and bad framerates can influence resurrection timers, making them last longer than their intended duration.
  • Elysian Illumination no longer damages undead, and has a broken range for applying heals.
  • The in-game map (M key shortcut) cannot be accessed on Linux clients.
  • Linux is using an older version of Unity until known performance issues can be addressed.
  • There are ongoing issues with being able to target, heal, and flag in parties of mixed PVP-flagging.
  • Party/Companion nameplates can be visually obscured if enough buffs are added for icons to wrap to three rows.
  • Visual quest indicators may be missing from compass. Adding the data to support them is an ongoing design process.
  • Dazzling Rays, and other caster-based AOE spells, have difficulty hitting nearby enemies in confined spaces (like narrow hallways)
  • Pets cannot follow players onto moving platforms.
  • If an item’s name is in Runic, its flag as “Private Property” will also appear in Runic.
  • Players with Tenant permissions on a Lot cannot place their own Player Vendors.
  • Some decorations placed in basements may shift through walls and end up in inaccessible locations.
  • Players may be unable to interact with objects via double-click if their framerate is poor. A workaround is to use the “E” interaction key.
  • Some spell VFX do not play properly
  • Some textures may look incorrect due to optimizations (white, black, pink, low resolution, pixelated, etc.)
  • Water lots in Dynamic Player Owned Towns can currently only be placed along shorelines, not on docks
  • Some pledge, add on, and stretch goal items have not yet been built and/or do not yet have tech support.
  • Some virus programs with outdated libraries may attempt to quarantine essential game files, mistakenly identifying them as threats. This can have significant effects, including the client not starting at all. We recommend keeping antivirus programs updated frequently as they address problems. Workarounds include reinstalling and launching the client with the aggressive antivirus software disabled, or whitelisting the game directory in the antivirus list of exceptions.

Build Number 789 June 4 12:00 PM CDT

Updates
  • Vigilantes in Blood River Outskirts had their loot updated.
  • Weapons and shields gained from companion quests are now correctly denoted as quest items.
  • Fixed minor text issues in conversations.
  • Fiona's lute buff was updated.
  • Festering Potion ingredients were updated.
  • Ambient audio in Skrekk is now linked to volume sliders.
  • Issues with Companion gear have been corrected.
  • In-game maps now appear correctly immediately after scene load.
  • The male avatar thumb no longer goes through goblets.
  • All rocks now have collision in Port Graff.
  • Fixed the rotation for the Skull Goblet.
  • Light levels were adjusted in Elysium Mines and Spectral Mines.
  • The book "Lord British Sings Work Songs" will now properly appear if placed as a decoration.
  • Obsidian Wizard clothing can now be dyed.
  • Ruins of Ravensmoor had animation, interactive, and AI navigation updates.
  • Fixed doe/stag walk and run animation playback.
  • The four alcoves behind sluice doors in Grand Artificer no longer have the chance of trapping players.
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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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