Shroud of the Avatar Release 64 will be available later today and comes packed with new content for players to explore including a springtime event featuring the Arch Lapin, literally a “Deathy Bunny”. Players can also stock up on Spring Equinox items like “delightful confections” and can even dye eggs for themselves. A wider array of player-made dungeon encounters are also added along with quality of life improvements and more.
The Shroud of the Avatar livestream from last week started off with a bang as Starr Long kicked things off with “We are nomadic now” and told the viewers that Portalarium had decided to give up its office space in favor of teleworking. The move away from offices will free up resources and time, according to Long, due to increasing office rental costs and rising utilities as well as commute time / cost for developers.
When Release 63 goes live in Shroud of the Avatar later today, player-made dungeons will make their official debut, “including a system to level up these dungeon encounter rooms”. Portalarium is adding a single encounter type for this update but “it’ll be added to multiple different rooms” as a proof of concept. All progress made by players in leveling up the room will be saved going forward.
On Thursday, December 13th, Shroud of the Avatar players will be able to log into the game to find both a celebratory holiday event and even more to love about fishing with the deployment of its second phase. Release 61 also comes with QoL improvements, bug fixes and much more, according to the team.
With today’s launch of Update 59 in Shroud of the Avatar, players will be able to check out a number of big improvements and the overhauled new player experience. It is, according to Starr Long, the update “in which we focused on the current iteration of our Top 10 Priorities” and one where the dev team made significant progress. The update is slated to go live at approximately 8:30 am Pacific / 11:30 am Eastern.
The Shroud of the Avatar site’s latest newsletter is out and about, this time with the news that Update 59 has landed on the QA server, most notably with the addition of the new tutorial area. The location is a “focused tutorial space” in the Isle of Storms that aims to provide players with the basics of many of the game’s features. Once the tutorial area is complete, the newly minted character will land in one of three starter areas which are also to be updated.
Richard Garriott’s official profile on the Shroud of the Avatar site now omits the title CEO, something that has been part of the description since the game’s pages were first published. SEC filings name Garriott as CEO, though Delaware, where the original corporation paperwork was filed, does require an executive officer, not specifically a “CEO”. At the moment, Garriott’s profile only lists him as Creative Director and Founder.