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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July 13

Shooter Jennings "Shooter" Album Release Party!



You are invited to another historic album premier inside the realm of Shroud of the Avatar! Rolling Stone lists Shooter Jennings' latest album: "Shooter", which releases on August 10, as one of the most anticipated albums of 2018!

"For his latest album, the follow-up to his adventurous tribute to Giorgio Moroder, Countach (For Giorgio), country-rock-electronica mad scientist Shooter Jennings looked to his outlaw lineage, cutting an album of stripped-down classic country in the vein of his dad Waylon and one of his heroes, Hank Williams Jr. He also returned to where it all began, re-teaming with Dave Cobb, who produced Jennings’ 2005 debut, Put the ‘O’ Back in Country – the first album the Grammy-winning Cobb ever produced too. Simply titled Shooter, the LP will be released sometime this year via Cobb’s Low Country Sound imprint on Elektra. Says Jennings, “It’s the most country album I’ve ever done.” J.H."

The event will kickoff through a series of quests that will appear in Release 56 which goes live on Thursday July 26. The quests will lead to the party at 7:00 PM CDT on July 31st inside Shroud of the Avatar, in the Player Owned Town of Ordinis Mortis. The first players to collect the clues and finish the quest will receive prizes from Shooter himself! Those prizes will include exclusive items with Shooter’s heraldry in the game (armor, brewing casks, etc), wax cylinders with songs from Shooter’s new album, and framed art of Shooter’s heraldry that they can decorate their home with. At the party you will get an advance listen of the new album, among other festivities!

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July 13

Avatar's Update #288: Shooter Jennings Release Party, Aether Creatures, & R55 Livestream 2



This week's Update #288 Newsletter is out! Here is a complete list of what's inside...
  • Aether Creatures Sighted in New Britannia!
  • Shooter Jennings "Shooter" Album Release Party!
  • Release 55 Livestream Part 2
  • Episode 2 Stretch Goal Store: New Items
  • Shroud of the Avatar Rewards Program
  • Lord British Birthday Double XP Weekends
  • NPC Submission Requests: Brittany Alleys
  • Weekend Flash Sale: Masks & Pets
  • Upcoming Events Calendar
  • Win a Pair of SOTACON 2018 Tickets!
  • Relics by Rild on Meretz: Win Shroud Swag!
  • Project to Support: Crowfall
  • Resources: Players Helping 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 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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