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Avatar’s Update #311: Release 61 Livestream & Bundles Expire Today, Free R61 Respec, 50%...

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    [​IMG]Greetings Fellow Avatars! Here’s what we have for you in this week’s edition of Update of the Avatar:

    News Announcements


    Community Updates




    Release 61 Livestream Today!

    [​IMG]The Release 61 Livestream is set for today, Friday December 21! All Avatars from around the world are welcome to join us in the livestream activities. We will be doing deep dives, answering questions, having sales, handing out prizes, and tracking towards stretch goals. To celebrate the appearance of Krampus our theme is Dark Winter!

    LIVESTREAM SCHEDULE (Central Time Zone)

    Monthly livestreams are on Twitch and include answers to your gameplay questions, world building tours, prize giveaways, sales on items, and more! Here is the schedule:[​IMG]

    • 3PM: Introductions
    • 3:30PM: Deep Dive 1: Krampus
    • 4:00PM: Deep Dive 2: Lava Fishing & Lava Fishing Contest
    • 5PM: Ending Announcements

    LAVA FISHING CONTEST:

    During the Lava Fishing Deep Dive we are going to have a Lava Fishing contest! To participate in the contest go to the Oracle Colossus and start fishing at 4 PM. The best trophy fish (longest) caught by 4:45 PM will win a prize! NOTE: We will be verifying location and time!

    (NEW) Fishing Contest Prizes:

    • Runners Up (2): Longboat Water Decoration (digital)
    • 3rd Prize: Ornate Post & Rope Water Fence Set (digital)
    • 2nd Prize: Shogun Lighthouse Village Water Home (digital)
    • 1st Prize: Player Owned Town Village Water Lot Property Deed (digital)

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    STRETCH GOALS (Dark Winter)

    As a special bonus, we are offering funding rewards to any player that makes a minimum purchase of $5 from Friday December 21 through Monday December 24. To celebrate the appearance of Krampus our theme is Dark Winter!

    All purchases during the weekend will count towards the stretch goals, not just the four hours of the livestream! Also participation in the Rewards Program counts towards our stretch goal totals!

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    • ACHIEVED $10K: Black Ice Wings[​IMG]
    • ACHIEVED $25K: Black Ice Building Blocks Set
    • ACHIEVED $35K: Haunted Snowman Mask
    • ACHIEVED $50K: Black Ice Bow & Black Ice Sword
    • $65K: Haunted Snow Family
    • $75K: Black Ice Staff & Black Ice Wand
    • $85K: Haunted Yule Tree Set
    • $95K: Icy Dungeon Encounter Room with Fishing Spot
    • $105K: Dark Leather & Fur Yule Outfit

    *Please keep in mind that stretch goal rewards take time to develop and will most likely not be available until Release 64 at the earliest. We will keep you updated!

    WEEKEND OF SALES:

    We will be having a weekend of sales! Items in the following categories will be on sale at approx. 50% off. As noted above, all purchases during this time will count towards the stretch goals!


    WIN THESE GREAT PRIZES!

    We will be giving prizes away on an hourly basis with many being given away multiple times. Enter for a chance to win a prize by either logging into the game and typing “Its cold outside” into chat OR by purchasing any item from our store during the livestream!


    SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS

    We will be answering questions throughout the livestream, so submit them in the comments section of the original post or on Discord chat during the event.

    Watch @ShroudofAvatar updates throughout the day of the livestream. See you on Twitch!



    Elven, Obsidian, & Shogun Expirations Last Day!

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    To celebrate our first holiday season since launching the Elven, Obsidian and Shogun Bundles are expiring at 11:59 PM CT today Friday December 21, 2018! As a limited time bonus we have added Episode 2 access to these bundles! We will also be expiring several of the items that are included in those bundles including pets, weapons, decorations and homes. We are also discounting these items, some as much as 30%! For City level bundles this means a $1000 discount!

    NOTE: This is a final expiration. Upgrades will not be allowed after these bundles expire.


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    Login during R61 for free Respec!

    [​IMG]Players who login December 20th through January 30th will receive a complementary item entitled “Obsidian Item of Greater Unlearning (Expires Soon)” that when used allows them to to reset all skills in a skill tree to minimum levels and move 100% of the experience to the experience pool for spending elsewhere. Alternatively, they can use it to set all adventurer or crafting skills to their minimums and return 100% of experience to your pool for reapplying in a new way. This effectively grants players a full respec to rebuild their character however they choose.

    NOTE: This item must be used by January 30!

    Additional identical items entitled “Obsidian Item of Greater Unlearning” can be purchased from the Crown Merchant interface. The purchased version has no expiration.


    50% Items All Weekend & Final Friday for Crown Sale!

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    To celebrate our final release of our launch year we are putting most items* in the store on sale for 50% off, our deepest discounts ever, all weekend, through Monday December 24th! We are also going to track the R61 Dark Winter Stretch Goals all weekend (versus just the traditional Friday noon to midnight)!

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    This is also the last Friday for our first sale on Gold Crowns of the Obsidians ever! Some packages are discounted as much as 20%!

    *Note that this sale does not include the already discounted and expiring Bundles and associated items.


    Winter 2018 Items[​IMG]

    With winter almost upon us the Winter 2018 items have appeared! These winter holiday items are only available until February 1, 2019 and then they are gone forever so get them while they are ice cold! This year we added functionality to the Menorahs where they now light the correct number of candles per day during Hanukkah (note this is retroactive for all Menorahs).


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    Winter Recurring Items (now with Yule Hat)!

    [​IMG]Winter is coming and with it winter recurring items have returned for a limited time, including the Ice Nightmare mask and Ornate Sleigh! Get these rare items while they are cold because they will go away again until next winter on February 1, 2019. NEW! This week after a concerted campaign by our players we added a Traditional Yule Hat!

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    Automatic Redemption of Rewards Release 62

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    As part of our continuing improvements to Quality of Life in Shroud of the Avatar we are going to remove the extra step required when receiving purchased items inside the game. You will no longer have to click on a “Redeem Rewards” button. Instead we will automatically send the items to your rewards interface when you next login to the game. If you are currently logged in then they will appear as soon as the purchase transaction completes. We are also going to provide an onscreen notice for when rewards are delivered to your Rewards Interface. This improvement will go live with Release 62 on January 31, 2019.


    Upgrading Bundles with Crowns Last Day!

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    As many of you know we are expiring all of our bundles before the end of the year. Viking and Kobold bundles expired November 30. Elven, Obsidian, and Shogun bundles expire today, December 21. In Release 59 we added the contents of the bundles to crown vendors as single purchases, however they do not have any upgrade functionality. Based on numerous requests from those of you who have been saving up your crowns we are going to offer an alternative path for upgrading bundles using crowns. For a limited time (offer ends today December 21, 2018) you can purchase a service voucher to use crowns to upgrade your bundle!

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    If you wish to upgrade your bundle with crowns please email us at [email protected] BEFORE purchasing the voucher. In the request please list the name of the bundle you wish to upgrade, and the bundle you wish to upgrade it to (e.g., Elven 2-Story Row Tax Free Bundle to Elven Village Tax Free Bundle). We will then determine how many crowns you need for the upgrade and notify you of that amount so you can decide before proceeding. Only then will you purchase the voucher and we will then remove the crowns from your inventory. Requests received after the expiration date (November 30 for Viking and Kobold, December 21 for Elven, Shogun, and Obsidian) will not be honored.

    Please note that we will be using the non-sale exchange rates that are currently on the store for this transaction.

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    Box Sales: Amazon $19! Signed Ends Today![​IMG]

    For those of you who missed the opportunity to purchase the Collector’s Boxed Edition of Shroud of the Avatar during the Kickstarter (expired on January 4, 2016), you can now purchase the retail Boxed Edition from Amazon. Additionally for a limited time we are also offering a signed version of the retail Boxed Edition (see above) for purchase directly from our website!

    Final Day for Signed Edition Sale! Each signed box will be numbered, making them even more unique, with only 200 of these special numbered boxes available! There are only a few signed boxes left and today is the final day of the sale where they are only $99 ($40 off their regular price)!

    Amazon Version $19.99 through New Year! As a special event we are going to discount the Amazon version to $19.99 through January 2 ($70 off the regular price!)

    These editions include:

    Physical Goods:[​IMG]

    • Game Box signed by Lord British* (signed edition only)
    • Game Manual
    • DVD in case
    • Runic Translation Card
    • Ankh Trinket
    • Cloth Map
    • Our Epic Origins

    Digital Items:

    • Digital Download of Shroud of the Avatar, Episode 1 (Full Game Access)[​IMG]
    • 30 Bank Slots to store your gear
    • 1 Gold Crown
    • Pick 1 Obsidian Potion
    • Digital Download of Shroud of the Avatar, Episode 2 (Full Game Access when released)
    • Exclusive Title: Visionary
    • Exclusive Emote (exact emote to be created at a future date)
    • NEW: Unique Item (to be created at a a future date)



    Caroling Livestream (YouTube)

    The Caroling Livestream last week was so lovely! Travis “Vas Corp Por” Koleski and Sarah “Serafina” Dworken used our amazing in-game music system to serenade players in their homes.

    It was also the first Friday of our Release 61 Dark Winter Stretch Goals of which we hit a few that day and we are already well on our way to more!

    • ACHIEVED $10K: Black Ice Wings[​IMG]
    • ACHIEVED $25K: Black Ice Building Blocks Set
    • ACHIEVED $35K: Haunted Snowman Mask
    • $50K: Black Ice Bow & Black Ice Sword
    • $65K: Haunted Snow Family
    • $75K: Black Ice Staff & Black Ice Wand
    • $85K: Haunted Yule Tree Set
    • $95K: Icy Dungeon Encounter Room with Fishing Spot
    • $105K: Dark Leather & Fur Yule Outfit

    In case you missed the fun times here is the stream on YouTube:




    Shroud of the Avatar Rewards Program

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    The Shroud of the Avatar Rewards Program lets you earn the best rate on purchasing Gold Crowns, AND receive rare stretch-goal items from our monthly livestreams! This program automatically enrolls you in the monthly livestreams (counts as the $5 minimum purchase) along with other perks.

    For the low price of $9 USD per month you will receive the following:[​IMG]

    • 9 Gold Crowns of the Obsidians every month
    • Automatic Participation in the Monthly Livestream Stretchgoals (counts as the $5 minimum purchase)
    • Exclusive Title every 3 months
      • 3 Months: Keeper of the Faith
      • 6 Months: Keeper of the Word
      • 9 Months: Keeper of the Vow
      • 12 Months: Keeper of the Flame
    • Pick any Dye 12 Pack every 6 months
    • Pick any three of the 7 Obsidian Potions every month, including:
      • Potion of Capacity: Increases carrying capacity
      • Potion of Conservation: Reduces reagent use chance
      • Potion of Expedience: Swift gathering on all gathering skills
      • Potion of Precision: Increases Meticulous Collection to all gathering skills
      • Potion of Preservation: Reduces armor and weapon damage
      • Potion of Reclamation: Increases Salvage and Repair to all production skills



    Upcoming Events Calendar

    [​IMG]Dec 21, 2018 – Release 61 Livestream
    Jan 31, 2019 – Release 62
    Feb 1, 2019 – Release 62 Livestream[​IMG]
    Feb 28, 2019 – Release 63
    Mar 8, 2019 – Release 63 Livestream
    Mar 8 – 17, 2019 – SXSW
    Mar 18 – 22, 2019 – GDC
    Mar 28, 2019 – Release 64
    Apr 5, 2019 – Release 64 Livestream
    Apr 25, 2019 – Release 65
    May 3, 2019 – Release 65 Livestream
    May 30, 2019 – Release 66
    June 7, 2019 – Release 66 Livestream
    June 27, 2019 – Release 67
    July 25, 2019 – Release 68
    Aug 29, 2019 – Release 69

    Visit the official Community Calendar to see the great lineup of activities our amazing community has planned for this weekend! And be sure to check out this month’s Release Events thread in the SotA forums for additional events.



    Community Event: Dance Party Playlists

    DJ Darkstarr posted his playlists from the R61 Release Dance Party and the SotaAssist Release Party to the forums:

    RELEASE 61 DANCE PARTY:

    [Forum post by Darkstarr]

    Greetings Avatars!

    Here is the set list for the Release 61 Dance party. Thank you so much to Minerva for hosting us in Ordinis Mortis. Thank you to Amber Okhan of Avatar’s Radio for having me DJ!

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    Here’s a link to the playlist on Spotify, minus the mashups (in italics). If you want the mashups go to http://bootiemashup.com/best-of-bootie/

    • UNKLE: Ar.Mour (feat. Miink & Elliot Power)
    • Thievery Corporation: Shadows Of Ourselves
    • The Shins: Wonderful Christmastime
    • BoomBox: Mr Boogie Man
    • Justice: Fire
    • Lotus: Eats the Light
    • The Dandy Warhols: Little Drummer Boy
    • Curtis Mayfield: Kung Fu
    • Marvin Gaye: Got To Give It Up (Pt. 1)
    • B.T. Express: Do It (‘Til You’re Satisfied)
    • Curtis Mayfield: Superfly
    • Parliament: Tear The Roof Off The Sucker (Give Up The Funk)
    • Fly Moon Royalty: Grown Man
    • Galactic: Dolla Diva (feat. David Shaw and Maggie Koerner)
    • Antibalas: Gold Rush
    • The Growlers: I’ll Be Around
    • 3rd Bass: The Cactus
    • Run-DMC: Christmas In Hollis
    • Thievery Corporation: Culture Of Fear
    • The Octopus Project: Small Hundred
    • Tune-Yards: Look at Your Hands
    • Michael Jackson: Workin’ Day and Night
    • Just Loud: Soul Train (Feat. Debbie Harry of Blondie)
    • Drumattic Twins: Feelin Kinda Strange
    • Jamie Lidell: Do You Hear What I Hear?
    • LCD Soundsystem: Get Innocuous!
    • YACHT: Ringtone
    • Rage Against The Machine: Renegades Of Funk
    • Public Enemy: Race Against Time
    • The Chemical Brothers: Setting Sun
    • Gent & Jawns: Turn Up Ye Merry Gentlemen
    • A Plus D: Stardust Kids (David Bowie vs. MGMT)
    • Lobsterdust: It’s Fun To Smoke Dust (Queen vs. Pastor Gary Greenwald vs. Midfield General)
    • Titus Jones: Bad Things Will Roll With The Devil (Marilyn Manson vs. Christina Aguilera vs. Jace Everett vs. Rihanna vs. Lady GaGa vs. Katy Perry vs. Yeah Yeah Yeahs)
    • Divide & Kreate: Until It Talks (Metallica vs. Coldplay)
    • The Kleptones: Gimme Gimme (Rolling Stones vs. Rick James)
    • DJ Zebra: Roxanne Should Be Dancing (The Police vs. The Bee Gees)
    • Dave Wrangler: Pumped Up Kicks Take Over Control (Foster The People vs. Afrojack)
    • BootOX: California Skank (Tupac vs. Fatboy Slim)
    • Dunproofin’: Groove Is In The Girls (Deee-Lite vs. The Prodigy)
    • Titus Jones: Dance Alarm (Nicki Minaj vs. Avicii vs. Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen vs. Britney Spears vs. Eminem vs. Lady Gaga vs. Taio Cruz vs. Cascada vs. Etta James vs. Dev)
    • Lobsterdust: Bring The Action (Blur vs. Sia vs. will.i.am vs. Britney Spears vs. Icona Pop vs. Major Lazer vs. Ellie Goulding)
    • Loo & Placido: Sweet World O’ Mine (Guns N’ Roses vs. Swedish House Mafia vs. blink-182 vs. Made Monster & Scotty Boy vs. Take That)
    • DJs From Mars: Whole Lotta Funk (Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars vs. Led Zeppelin)
    • Loo & Placido: Skrillex Rock (Skrillex vs. Daft Punk vs. Queen vs. House Of Pain)

    SOTASSIST RELEASE PARTY:

    [Forum post by Darkstarr][​IMG]


    Thanks Obsidian Tempest for hosting the party! Thanks Kardall and Hemswal The Descended for making Shroudbert!

    Here’s a link to my Spotify playlist

    You can listen to all the songs on Spotify (minus the mashups marked in italics). The mashups can be found at http://bootiemashup.com/best-of-bootie/

    • Nicolas Jaar: Mi Mujer
    • The Horrors: Fire Escape
    • Maximum Balloon & Karen O: Communion
    • Fujiya & Miyagi: Collarbone
    • Eels: Everything’s Gonna Be Cool This Christmas
    • LCD Soundsystem: Home
    • !!!: AM/FM
    • Bee Gees: Stayin’ Alive
    • Curtis Mayfield: Pusherman
    • Wild Cherry: Play That Funky Music
    • Portugal. The Man: Feel It Still
    • Galactic: Chicken In the Corn (feat. Brushy One String)
    • Michael Jackson: Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough
    • The Coup: The Magic Clap
    • Outkast: Hey Ya!
    • El Vez: Feliz Navi-Nada
    • Nine Inch Nails: Down In It
    • David Bowie: Let’s Dance (Single Version)
    • Chilly: For Your Love Suite 2014 (Full Version) [Chilly Remix]
    • Ghostland Observatory: Sad Sad City
    • DJs From Mars: Internet Friends & Scary Monsters Back In Wonderwall (Oasis vs. AC/DC vs. Knife Party vs. Skrillex)
    • Dan Mei: Good Time Gangnam Style (Bootie Edit) (Psy vs. Alex Clare vs. Nicki Minaj vs. Ram Jam vs. Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen)
    • The Kleptones: Voodoo Sabotage (Beastie Boys vs. The Prodigy vs. Pendulum)



    Community Event: Advent Calendar 2018

    [Forum post by Sindariya]

    More updates:

    Dec 13th
    Leeroy is strong, but sometimes he overestimate himself. Mostly when we go out on adventures he just attacks what he sees and gets hurt plenty. I have only one good healing skill, you can guess which.[​IMG]

    Dec 14th
    Sometimes it is important just to enjoy the moment. Leeroy can do this too. Cheery blossoms are fascinating him.[​IMG]

    Dec 15th
    If you go out lava fishing, train your companion first to stay away of lava. They are curious and get hurt fast. And believe me, burnt fur stinks awfully. But Leeroy is still not listening to me :oops:[​IMG]

    Dec 16th
    Happy 3rd advent. Today it will not only be cute pics, it will melt your heart. I went with Leeroy to the sulfur geyser to show him that water also can be fun. Yes he had fun and was playful. But the whole thing backfired. Sulfur stinks even worse than burnt fur.[​IMG]

    Dec 17th
    Since we only have one week left till Christmas I tried to explain Leeroy, that if he is a good boy he will get something from Santa. And if he is a bad boy he will get nothing. Now he is looking for Santa everywhere. I think he misunderstood something.[​IMG]

    Dec 18th
    It is not always easy with Leeroy. This was a situation when I didn’t know if I should laugh, cry or just turn around and run. We tried to kill the chaos daemon and were all approaching fully prepared for the tough battle. And what did Leeroy? He started a discussion with the daemon who also replied. What would you do in this situation?[​IMG]

    Dec 19th
    You should take your companion with you wherever you are out. It can widen their horizon. But this could also be the cause why Leeroy is never listening to me. So be careful.[​IMG]

    Dec 20th
    The other day we were doing groceries and stopped at the fish market. Big mistake. Leeroy fell in love with a big fat tuna. Since it was in the morning I left him there and did the other shopping in meantime. It was late when I returned and he was still sitting there. I tried to call him but since he never listens, he ignored me also this time.
    If you see him still sitting there, don’t buy him this tuna. He has to learn, he can’t get everything.[​IMG]



    Community Event: Blue Rose Isle – Yule Day Dance

    [Forum post by Drake Aedus]

    Blue Rose Isle cordially invites you to join us on December 21st from 10am-noon, with a repeat performance from 4pm-6pm New Britannia Time for our 2018 Yule Day Dance Party.

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    You can find Blue Rose Isle in the Quel region east of Etceter. map

    The location of the event is the Twin Spire Manor directly up the hill and straight back. here

    We will be hosting the party live on Avatars Radio where you can tune in on one of the many available Aetheric Amplifiers or listen online (or on your mobile devices) with the TuneIn app.

    The residents of Blue Rose Isle hope to see you there.

    v/r
    Drake Aedus
    Wind Silvermoon


    Community Event: Daily Yule-Market at Dracheninsel

    [Forum post by Flientje Vantmeeden]

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    Dear Avatars,​

    2018 is getting old and older,​

    and outside it’s getting cold and colder!​

    So let be undead, monster, critter –​

    it’s time for friends and Yule-Glitter!​

    Adventurer, put your weapons down,​

    be peaceful like a little faun!​

    We all are awaiting you,​

    at the Yule-market​

    in our cozy town!​

    Every day from Dec. 1 rst to Dec. 23rd we will meet at 20:00 h CET at our Yulemarket on the beautiful island “Dracheninsel”

    Our Yule-Fairy Hospitia is going to open the daily package from the Advent Calendar, so be there and roll the dice for little shiny things!

    Edit: Original link: https://www.newbritannia.info/Forum…ägliches-winterspektakulum-ab-20-00-uhr.1586/




    Community Event: Grinch’s December Pacu Fishing Adventure

    [Forum post by Weins201]

    Grumpie Weinie’s Pacu December Pacu Fishing Challenge;

    For all those fishers out there is a Pacu that changes its location to random POTs each day at Midnight Server Time (CST) Today it was Formosa and Blackstone Gate. Blackstone gate was Nested and the Name I had to look up in SOTA Wiki [​IMG] Ohh and Blackstone Gate was PvP [​IMG]

    In celebration of this new type of fish and mechanic I am holding a Pacu fishing Tournament.

    This will be a Winner / Loser (smallest) take all for each day. Fishers will have to send me 1 COTO and the fish caught from either the daily POTs. I will compile all the entries and reward the Largest and Smallest fish for each day. Prizes are 75% / 25% Soo if 4 people enter – 3 cotos to Largest and 1 to smallest. 12 = 8 / 4. I will deliver cotos as soon as winner is determined, on the third day after.

    (( if you have a trust issue msg me we can work something out, but I really am not worried about the COTOs just the Community Participation))

    Now you have to ask a Town Crier “fish” or “fishing” and they will tell you where the fish are being caught for that day. It changes each night at Midnight CST. Travel to one (or both) of those locations and when you catch a Pacu and wish to enter it all you have to do is Mail me in game. Send 1 Coto and the fish(s) you wish to enter. Today I had to say “catch” – White Heart and Diamond Fields (28 Nov)

    Mail is required as the Time stamp will be used to break a Tie, Earliest entry will win. Sooooo if you Catch a Large or Small I would go as fast as you can and mail me your entry. It appears that Pacu have a range of normal from .7 – .8 Length. The large is .9 and 1 (( from Titanforges Tourney) and Small .6 (( At the moment .7 is the smallest found and it is Normal, so assuming a small is .6 [​IMG] ))

    Now if you catch a Fish early in the Day say a Large .9 length send it in as soon as possible and if you catch any more you wish to enter later on just mail the fish in you already sent me a Coto Earlier on. 1 Coto to enter each day you want to participate as all paid in make the reward possible [​IMG]

    I know this timing could benefit those in Time zones that leave this “Daytime” for them an advantage but I do not have a way to offset this.

    Now I will take entries on the day of thru the day after. so on the 1st starting day (1 Dec) you can enter fish caught that day (sent 1 dec) or sent on the day after, ((the 2nd )) (any more days out will be ignored / returned) (Please use Subject for which day you are entering for) ( I will be able to figure it out but just makes it a little easier)

    You can also come just hand them to me if you find me online. I will start a group each day while I am playing you can Teleport to deliver to me directly. Deliveries will get time stamped from Logs from the time of trade.

    On the 3rd I will place the Winner/Loser fish (trophy if it is mounted or want it mounted) in the Fishing Hall I have thrown up near the entrance to my Island. I will also place a chest for each day and place all other fish in there until returned)

    I have already created a Excel Spread sheet which I will update here
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1YiAeynrjswQtVZ2YJIWh1-itOxrhybnctGKanALlwyI/edit?usp=sharing

    Now these “Hot” Pacu POTs rotate each day so I will entertain additions from the POT owner for that day. I.E. if this ends up in my town I will open it up to Largest Fish from Each Fresh Water Category with Winner / Loser winning Cotos 8 / 2 If this does drop into GHH you will not need to spend more to enter other than the 1 Coto for Pacu, all other fish can just be dropped off I will place a chest if this happens. I wll of course place this chest on that day. If POT owners want to also add I can work and place a hest for that POT and we can work out prizes throughout the day. If the POT owner does initiate his own daily contest please add it to this post and let me know ASAP you can also as a POT owner just drop a box in a location at your town to have fish dropped off [​IMG]

    Path from Brittany Area to Grumpie Hermits Hide-a-Way

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    From Main Entrance to Hall and there is a Mailbox near behind the banker.

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    I will place a Fishing Vendor in the Town Entrance area also.

    Summary Daily 1 Coto entry Winner / Loser take all for catching a Pacu from one (both) of the “Hot” fishing POTs each day.

    Entries must be mailed (hand delivered) to me on the day or Day after only for Time stamp to break ties.

    I will pay out 75%/ 25% to the Winner / Loser (smallest) each day on the 3rd days after. 1st rewarded on the 3rd . . . . .

    All Pacu will be returned after the tournament.

    ((( if you wish to add me as a friend for this please send me a message with request while I am in game )))

    If there are any questions or concerns please post them here I will work on any issues as fast as I can.

    Port if you can add Time to the trophy Data that would be AWSOME [​IMG]

    Ok good luck to all – [​IMG]

    The Hall is set up – after each days winning is determined I will Display the winner / loser and place all other entrants in the box for viewing.




    Community Event: 3rd Annual Holiday Party for All!

    [Forum post by Datendrache]

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    Every year we (a group of fun-loving, Holiday Merriment seeking, multi-guild, jolly Avatars) come together to throw a Holiday event filled with gift giving, music, dancing and excitement! This year, we’re planning to put together the most incredible Holiday Party we can!

    Avatar’s Radio Beat of Novia, Secret Santa Gift Exchange and Door Prizes:

    Who: Hosted by DJ Alliene Dragonfyre
    When: December 21st, 8:00pm NBT/Central
    Where: Player Owned Town of Festival at the Festival Keep

    Friday Fight Night

    Who: Hosted by Alphaine Nine
    When: December 21st: 5:00pm NBT/Central (subject to change)
    Where: Festival PvP Arena
    Note: Special “Holiday Prizes” will be given out to winners, including a 125-Point Dungeon Entrance and a Commission-Free Vendor. More prizes will be announced, and this is in addition to the FFN prize pool.

    Secret Santa Gift Exchange

    If you wish you participate, here are the rules:

    1) Either deliver in person or mail your gift to in-game character ‘Engineer‘ with a note or titleindicating its for Secret Santa.
    2) All people who give a gift will receive a random gift that another player contributed.
    3) If you are at the Party, it will be delivered to you directly. If you are unable to attend, it will be mailed to you.
    4) If you provide more than one gift, the gifts will be distributed to attendees, people standing on the streets, new players, or other lucky avatars. You won’t receive more than one gift, but you are certainly generous!
    5) Please keep the value of the gifts below 10K gp if at all possible.

    Door Prizes

    Door prizes will be given out to players in attendance!

    Fireworks Bags

    Bags of Fireworks will be given out to players throughout the night! Let’s Light it Up!!!!

    And more!

    Please check back in on this page for new announcements, we have more things being planned while we work out the details. :)


    Community Event: Novia Market R60 Grandmaster Bundles

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    NoMa Grandmastery Bundles (R60)

    Every month we are offering four professional-grade bundles:

    1. Adventurer’s Bundle – some of the highest grade gear available in the land, ready to take a novice adventurer to the journeyman level! This month we are featuring armor from Robyn Hood (@ldykllr )!
    2. Crafter’s Bundle – Are you an aspiring crafter? This month we are offering a MEGA Bundle with all the mats to get you started in all 5 crafting skills (Cooking, Tailoring, Blacksmithing, Carpentry, Alchemy)!
    3. Music Bundle – For all our music lovers out there! This bundle has all the instruments you could ever want, courtesy of @Kron Caledon with a special selection of music selected by @Lace !
    4. Consumable Bundle – A great selection of food and potions to help you on your adventures throughout Novia, courtesy of @Zeetocht !

    These bundles will be raffled on December 28th (2 weeks after R61 release – extended due to short release schedule). Tickets are on sale now and priced especially for beginners at 500gp each bundle.

    No matter how many tickets a character purchases, they will only get a single chance at winning that bundleso purchase only one ticket per bundle!

    We are hosting the ticket vendors and a display table of what each bundle entails at Market Square, at the south end of NoMa (if you check in with the town crier, it is the only City lot in town and under Governor Robyn Hood’s name). As you wander past all of our merchants, please do some window shopping and take a look at what all of our residents have to offer!

    (Screenshots below to help you find your way).

    Cheers,
    Ben & Robyn

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    Community Event: Novia Market 1st Annual Yuletide Giveaway

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    Announcing the 1st Annual Novia Market Yuletide Giveaway!

    • When: December 1st, midnight NBT – December 31st, midnight NBT
    • Where: Novia Market, located just south of Britanny along the road
    • What it is: For the ENTIRE month of December, ANY purchase made at an eligible vendor (see map below) will enter you into a prize drawing! 1 entry per purchase at an eligible vendor PER day (example: 15 participating vendors, if you purchase an item from each = 15 entries for the day).

    The PRIZES include:

    • 1 MILLION in GOLD prizes (and not just small amounts – 2 x 250k is up for grabs!)
    • Furniture (including sets!)!!!!!
    • Gold COTO’s
    • Artifacts
    • Rares — (Dragon Eggs, Aether Weapons, Bunny prints, Homes, etc)
    • Resources and rare crafting mats!
    • Pets!
    • GM crafted items!
    • …and much, much more! (I would list everything, but there is so much!)

    Prizes will be drawn LIVE on New Years Day at 1900 NBT at Market Square on the South End of Novia Market (the same place where we have our Grandmastery Bundle Raffle tickets every month – look for the City lot under “Robyn Hood”)

    Additional vendors may be added to the map, so check back before shopping!

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    Community Event: Jade Dragons 4th annual New Years Eve Party

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    Please come join us for our 4th Annual New Years Eve Party.
    With Avatar Radio and DJ Amber Okhan.

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    We look forward to seeing everyone. :)



    Community Event: Ark Angels Christmas and Gift Giving

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    What: Gift Giving and Christmas festivities (ALL ATTENDANTS GET GIFTS)

    Where: Holtrot (ForestVillage02/Holtrot) Loc: (-139.2, 25.7, 16.2)

    When: Friday, Dec 21st, 2018 6:00 pm cst to 11:00 pm cst

    Backstory:

    Once upon a time, almost two decades ago, before the worlds were torn apart, there was an old guild named the Ark Angels.

    It was run by Tigg and Shooter Teagan.

    It’s charter was:

    “Ark Angels, a bright light in the dark times of obsidian.

    Kindness, Hospitality, Generosity, and Friendship, those are our strengths.

    The Ark Angels Light shall never die, as it is the oldest of Obsidian.”

    We’d help everyone, red or blue, new or old, in any endeavor short of cold murder, for who were we to judge the world, just trying to make it the best. Time went on, people came and went, some were lost in ways they could never return from, but the guild still lives in the hearts of those it touched, whether for or against.

    Every year, the guild would hold a player christmas event. It was the highlight of our year, and would burn most of the guild wealth from the year in gifts for all, no matter how many showed up, known or unknown, established or alt. Even as the light dimmed, it was still an event I held, even when it got down to just a few, and was what drove most of my hunting just to make sure santa had enough gifts for everyone every year. Enemies and friends alike were gifted, and many memories were shared.

    Traditionally this was manned all day christmas day, however I will be unable to do so this year, so it will be a tad early.

    Anyway, enough ancient history from an old man.

    My name was Duo Maxwell(I did mention this was many years ago), I am the last Ark Angel.

    I’d like to share that event with you all this year.

    Come one, come all.

    Come visit a Santa, of sorts, and get a gift.

    This year in Holtrot, on the evening of Friday Dec 21st, from 6pm cst until 11pm, I will be opening my house to all that come for a festival celebration.

    No matter if you are known or not, alt or not, new or not.

    There is no requirement to stay for the festivities.



    Meretz: Win a Replenishing Fireworks Mega Set

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    Win the Replenishing Fireworks Mega Set & earn free SotA in-game items daily!

    Whether you move a little or a lot, as a Meretz user you rack up valuable Meretz Points (MPs). The more MPs you have, the more stuff you can buy!

    Think: in-game SotA goodies, Sweepstakes entries, Relics by Rild giveaways, and tons more. With Meretz, we launch several sweepstakes every month. This month, we’re giving away the Replenishing Fireworks Mega Set – valued at $119! You can also enter to win a Relics By Rild $50 Gift Card and other cool prizes. AND, use your MPs every day for in-game items like potions and emotes.

    What’re you waiting for? Download Meretz TODAY!



    Project to Support: Underworld Ascendant (items expire today!)

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    Looking for different dungeons to explore?

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    Our friends at OtherSide Entertainment just launched Underworld Ascendant on Steam! The team includes people who created games like Thief, System Shock and the Underworld series. It’s a first-person dungeon Action-RPG where there’s no one right way to play. Mix and match a variety of different skills to sneak, fight or use magic to survive this large and highly-interactive dungeon full of traps, monsters and challenges. Play now to receive bonus items and a 15% discount: Purchase on Steam!

    And as a reminder our worlds are tied together with similar world origins and portals between! You can even purchase cross promotional items but you must be quick as they are expiring today!





    Project to SupportAvatars Radio

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    Avatars Radio is a community run and community funded radio station founded by community member Amber Raine. They air plays, music, sermons, speeches, and they organize the monthly release dance parties. You can listen to Avatars Radio on their website or through one of the Aether Amplifiers inside Shroud of the Avatar. Consider helping this community endeavor by supporting their Patreon!

    “This station was created with the love of our community and fellow citizens in Lord British – Richard Garriott’s new world of Shroud of the Avatar. Our dream desire is to serve and share (simply by airing) communities work through the moon towers. We have an open welcoming of all submissions from our community. Talented musicians (be it instrumental, vocal, or mixer), poets, designers of station identifications and other sound bytes, or perhaps you have the face and voice for radio and would like to try your turn behind the desk as a DJ? This station shall always welcome the creative works of the community weighed over that of earthly!”[​IMG]



    Resources – Players Helping Players

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    The official SotA New Player Welcome Forum and the Player Created Resources Forum have the best player created resources for Shroud of the Avatar, whether it’s a Player Written Guide, a Video Walk-through, or a Wiki-type Website.

    Visit the official Community Resources page for a complete listing of all things community.

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