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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November 16

Avatar’s Update #306: Play Release 60 Now & Beach Party Fishing Contest Livestream Today



Greetings Fellow Avatars!

Highlights of this week's update include:
  • Play Release 60 Now!
  • Beach Party & Fishing ContestLivestream Today!
  • Release 60 Livestream Nov 30 (Cornucopia)
  • Winter 2018 Items Appear
  • Winter Recurring Items Return!
  • Automatic Redemption of Rewards Release 61
  • Upgrading Bundles with Crowns (ends 12/21)
  • 50% Item Fridays & 20% Crown Weekends Holiday Sales
  • Elven, Obsidian, & Shogun Expirations
  • Viking & Kobold Expirations
  • Shroud of the Avatar Boxed Editions $40 off Holiday Sale!
  • Sandbox Roleplay Livestream (YouTube)
  • Shroud of the Avatar Rewards Program
  • Weekend Flash Sale: Harvest
  • Upcoming Events Calendar
  • Community Event: Release 60 Dance Party
  • Community Event: Welcome Quest Release 60
  • Community Event: The Stone Dragon Player Quest
  • Meretz: Win a Circle of Stones Rift Dungeon Entrance
  • Project to Support: Underworld Ascendant
  • Project to Support: Dragons & Dragonkin - The Coloring Book!
  • Project to Support: Moustache of the Avatar

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November 15

Release 60 Patch Notes: November 15, 2018

Build Number 869 6:15PM

Updates
  • Decorations can now be hung from ceilings in Stone Two Story Keep.
  • Marlin's journal can now be placed on surfaces such as tabletops.
  • Fixed stairs collision on Kobold Two Story Alcove Row homes.
  • Skull Staff can now be placed as a decoration.
  • Root spell VFX no longer appears all black.
  • Moustache Shields and Heraldry Shields can now be rotated vertically when placed on flat surfaces.
  • 2016 Yule Trees now sway in the wind.
  • Play Dead emote no longer T-poses the character.
  • Increased resource drop for Granite nodes.
  • There is no longer a naked character model in the Forest Siege scene.
  • Fixed party member names missing from the Party UI.
  • Fixed a typo in the data for Gus's conversation in Blood River Outskirts.
  • Moved two fishing hotspots in Fishing Expedition because they were previously inaccessible.
  • Fixed an issue with some skill-use positions being incorrect.
  • Fixed floating boxes in Spectral Peaks.
  • Fixing bad water in Spectral Peaks.
  • Reduced lights in caves of Spectral Peaks.
  • Added glow to red spiders.
  • Added a boat in Novia at the docks of Fortus End.
  • Added a safety feature in Highvale to clear Nena's tasks from the Battle of Highvale if she was never given her child's note.
  • Fixed an issue in Isle of Storms where NPCs were moving through some of the stone walls.
  • The “bait recovery” portion of the Humility devotional buff is now persistent.
  • The magical barrier in Malice can now be opened both by looting the 3 skeletons or already having the 3 gems in your inventory.
  • Fixed an issue in Solania Catacombs where some players weren't able to access the chest in the Grand Hall.
  • Oracle tip no longer gives outdated information.
  • Bundles purchased from crown merchants now note that they do not include Episode 2 access.
Known Issues
  • Elysian Illumination no longer damages undead, and has a broken range for applying heals.
  • 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.
  • 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 cannot be placed 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.
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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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