Shroud of the Avatar – Update of the Avatar #243

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

Game Development

Play Release 45 Now!

Release 45 successfully launched August 31, with backers downloading, patching, and logging in to check out the changes! There’s lots of new content to explore, including:

  • Scene Polish
  • Quest Polish and Side Quests
  • User Interface Polish
  • Siege Encounters and Courage
  • Sacrifice for Dread Reagents
  • New Pet Dance Emotes!
  • New Healing Blast Icon (Life Spell)
  • Stealing Fines Lowered
  • Shogun Crafting Pavilion Homes
  • Pirate Galleon Town Homes
  • Removal of Preplaced Keep & Castle Lot Walls
  • More Inns! Elven and Obsidian
  • Tenant ID on Items
  • Clothing & Cloaks as Decorations
  • Clock & Number Decorations
  • Burled Wood Furniture Collection
  • Sigil Tapestries
  • Lord British Birthday Telethon Items
  • R44 Lot Deed Raffle Winners

…and much more!

Check out the Release 45 Instructions update for detailed information about all the new content.


Release 45 Player Instructions

Release 45 Known Issues

Making of The Crags

[From a Dev+ Forum Post by Chris “Sea-Wolf”]

Hey folks,

I have a few screenshots to share today of The Crags, which I am currently uncloning! The scene’s arid environment is inspired by arches national park in Utah. The Crags includes an obsidian citadel which is occupied by Satyr looters, and an undead horde, which has been raised by the Satyrs through their meddling in obsidian magic. The scene also includes a small hamlet, a battlefield where the undead make their siege of the citadel, a mine, and a sewer system which runs underneath the citadel.

Here are some of the first screenshots of this upcoming R46 scene!

The Citadel:

The Citadel Gate:

Inside the Citadel Walls:

The Hamlet:

The Path to the Windmill:

The Cemetery:

The Sewers:

Chris Wolf
Level Designer

North Shattered Hills

[From a Dev+ Forum Post by Esteben “SorcerousSteve” Zaldivar]

Hey guys!

SorcerousSteve here to give you an update on my latest map, coming in R46: North Shattered Hills!

This scene is located just south of the base of the Pillars of Night that cut through South Paladis. Long ago, a mage messed with something man was not meant to mess with. His bad magic shattered his tower and the ground beneath shook and crumbled. What is now left is this massive crater and destroyed forest as far as the eye can see…

The epicenter of the crater with the remnants of the destroyed wizard’s tower in the center…

Remnants of the explosion still linger and a greenish cloud still fills the bottom of the crater…

Looking West off in the distance lies a village which was destroyed by the cataclysmic explosion…

Numerous tunnels make their way in and out of the crater especially in areas where the earth underneath has capsized…

Stay tuned for more updates on North Shattered Hills!

Esteben “SorcerousSteve” Zaldivar
World Builder