Shroud of the Avatar – Update of the Avatar #261

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

Game Development

New Log Homes

In Release 50 and 51 devs will be adding three new log homes to the game, two craftable and one purchaseable.

Hollow Log House: Some players liked the witch’s hollow log house that devs introduced in South Longfall Wetland in Release 46 so at the suggestion of some of the players devs have turned it into a house! The Hollow Log House is a single story village sized house that will be craftable via a recipe in-game that you will gain from a quest in Release 51.

Hollow Log Two-Story House with Tower: While building the Hollow Log House devs came up with an idea to make a slightly larger version with a second story facilitated by adding a vertically oriented second hollow log to make a tower addition. The Hollow Log Two-Story House with Tower will be village sized and available in the Add On Store and on Crown Merchants in-game for Release 50.

Front of the home with second story balcony:

Interior of main room with second story loft:

Overhead view of hollow log tower with roof access:

Interior of hollow log tower:

Log Cabin: The Log Cabin will be craftable via a recipe in-game and is village sized. It is a classic frontier style building with an open plan that is built of raw timbers on the outside yet finished nicely on the inside. Devs hope to have this in game for Release 50.

Making of Yew (cont.)

The Elven city of Yew has been shielded from outsiders by a nearly constant shroud of fog that only clears during certain alignments of the heavenly bodies. The city itself is full of wonderful Elven architecture and because of the natural foggy defenses has never been fortified. Yew is currently a clone of Jaanaford but is being rebuilt for Release 50. As with other town rebuilds the locations of player lots, merchant locations, and scene exits will not be changed.

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

Hey guys! SorcerousSteve here to give you an update on the town of Yew!

Before the holidays I showed you guys a look at the main entrance into town, now here is a look coming in from the opposite direction. As you’ve seen before there are some small streams that cross the town center, these streams actually originate from a large underground spring. This underwater sinkhole with crystalline waters plunges to dark unknown depths and is a key landmark in the town of Yew.

Come explore Yew and take a dive into its elven springs!

A caravan wagon depot near the entrance to town. Yew looms in the background. 

Looking down from atop the walkways high above in the tree canopy. A bonfire can be seen at the town stage in front of the central Hero tree. 

Yew at night, a low level mist covers the town square. Can’t wait for you guys to pay your visit to Yew!

Esteben Zaldivar
Level Designer

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