December 2 2016

Aartemis Posted “The Lunar Rift Chronometer!” For Shroud of the Avatar

If you plan on doing any travel by Moon Gate, this will definitely be of interest to you!

Release 1.1 (9/26/16)
– Added Current Moon Phase to Display.

Release 1.0
– Adjusted/Tested in Multiple Time zones (We are Eastern)
– Might have to adjust when Daylight Time ends. 🙂 Did testing, but you never know.
– Added Destination Names for each Rift Location – Might be helpful for some.
– Added a Comment Box for concerns/questions.
– Did as much research and testing as we could to make sure it was as accurate as possible, however as with anything else, we built it for fun as game helper app. Hopefully it works for all of you as well.

Here is a link to it at the SotA forums. Be sure to tell them Stile sent you!

November 1 2016

Massively Talks about Death and Skill Decay in Shroud of the Avatar

I know that I have been personally enjoying the lighter death benefits we have had in the past.

After reading this new update, I am definitely going to need to die less!

Titled “SHROUD OF THE AVATAR EXPLAINS ITS SKILL DECAY DEATH PENALTY” You will find this bit posted by Massively Overpowered.

These days, most MMO players don’t think about death penalties as much more than a time and/or small repair cost for gear. When it comes to Shroud of the Avatar, however, players will lose skill points on death in a new system called decay.

November 1 2016

Tour Novia, Kill things, Meet People, Have Fun – Dragon Tail Tours – Shroud of the Avatar

So GoldDraco72 started Dragon Tail Tours up. You not only meet up at scheduled times and learn some secrets of the land, you get to hunt along the way and your paths are chosen so there are plenty of things to hunt!

Fear not for you are given protection!

I’ve started a player ran tour, the first tour is a trip from Soltown to Etceter via underground passages, this tour includes stops at many mines/chests & secret locations. It is a great xp boost to younger players, and a good way to get gold/loot.

As a GM tank, I lead the party while protecting the players from what would otherwise be to tough of an area for most players. This is a great way to meet new players and work together in a party to clear areas we venture to!

The web page is coming in the future, but for now, there is a forum thread where you can get all the details, and post that I sent you!

October 31 2016

Shroud of the Avatar – Blacksmith Pricing Tool

Are you a Blacksmith?  Not sure how much to sell something for because you are not really sure what you have in it?

Lazio made a tool for that and made it a download on the forums. I haven’t tried it out myself yet but it sounds spiffy!

Pricing crafted items in SotA is pretty difficult due to the amount of materials and recipes involved, random benefits, items loss, etc. I made a tool for calculating prices of smithed items based on material values and fees that you set. Prices take into account all materials used, combines required, recipes required, item loss, and bonus quality.

All of the user set variables are at the top of the script under “raw materials and fuels” and “fees and modifiers”. I assigned the default values off the top of my head without much thought, so don’t take those as some kind of reference of actual material values.

Let them know Stile sent you!

October 31 2016

Tools for The Avatar – Taming and Summoning Chart for Shroud of the Avatar

If you like to play with the animals you will want this chart by community member Jaath Windsong.

Creature Name: Pretty much explains itself…
Pre-Tame Hit Points: Again, not too complex
Area: Where I found the beastie, key to the abbreviations is below the chart (rows 58 – 92).
Special Abilities: Abilities the beastie has that it retains after taming.
Half-life Modifier: Whether the number in the table reflects that I was able to half-life the beastie before taming. Goes from 0 at max HP to 10 at half HP on a linear scale (3/4 HP gives a 5 modifier, etc.) I have no idea how to half-life something with 2 HP, so these beastie’s taming score is unmodified.
Creature Level: My best guess at the internal level of the beastie.
Minimum Summoning: The minimum number of points needed in Summoning to summon the beastie from a necklace (self-tamed or purchased). It is (Creature Level – 20), minimum of 1.
Tame Level: The modified taming difficulty (with 0 Tame Creature). It is (19 – Creature Level + Half-life Modifier)
% Chance to tame at taming level: Again, fairly obvious. It is (Tame Level + Tame Creature Level * 0.6) rounded to the nearest integer.To use, just match up your Tame Creature skill on the top (there is a slider that only moves the level columns) with the beastie on the left side, and voilà!

You can head over to the forums for the whole thing! Tell them Stile sent you.

October 30 2016

SotA Community Spotlight – “Introducing SAMM -=[A FREE Mini-Map in the style of UOAM]”

Posted over at the forums by Elryin Silvertree, this is one tool you do not want to miss out on!

Good Day my fellow travelers,

I am Royal Lord Marshal Elryin Silvertree. Founder of the Silvertree Society, the Silvertree Consortium, and The New Brittanian Fighters League.

Through the Silvertree Community Group, I have worked over the last several months to bring you the first working Mini-Map program for Shroud of the Avatar…

There are a lot of features that are still being worked on and fine tuned, so some functionality may appear as if it is available, but unfortunately it may not be functioning.

This program is very basic and at this point in time it is still in development (should be nothing new to you guys) so it’s a little rough, not full featured, and limited to only a few select maps.

Go get all the details over here and tell them that CDB sent you!

October 29 2016

Lord British and Gamereactor Have a Chat About Virtues in SotA – Theres Video!

So be sure to grab your popcorn and watch the video as well as read the article! This one is titled “Lord British on the virtues of Shroud of the Avatar” and is posted over here at Gamereactor:

We sat down for a chat with legandary game creator Richard “Lord British” Garriott.

October 27 2016

Massively Posted about Shroud of the Avatar plans for 2016

This article is a few weeks outdated, but if you did not catch it may want to see what it is all about!

Link directly to the article:

October 27 2016

Shroud of the Avatar Release / Halloween Party

So Amber Raine just posted this over in the SotA Facebook Group. Something you may want to check out!


Up from the ashes they did rise
Look of shock and confusion filled the Avatars eyes
As Skeleton, Zombie, Wraith, and Ghost
Popped the cork on the keg to see who could drink the most

A party it was they sought to begin
and invited you are so join right in
The Day of the Dead is but 3 days away
And as it should be, Hallowe’en is being celebrated today!

FireLotus shall lead the troops away from the war
So leave your swords and bows next to the door
The bar is stocked with the best of Novian brew
So there is only one thing left to do

A new type of dance craze alike the monster mash,
A plague across the nation has taken holdfast
Here in Jade Valley we shall party til the rising of the sun
Scaring the the children with the dance called “The Starrlton”

Avatars it is that time again. Time to put down the swords and pick up the beers.
Time to stop killing and start partying!

Avatars Radio proudly Presents the Traditional FireLotus Release Party
We shall be celebrating the joy of a new release, new places to explore and so much more!

Join us for companionship, partying, and grand amounts of prizes!
Add-on Store and In game prizes given away during this event. You must be present to win.

Contact Mal Hari for Directions.

TIME: Friday, October 28th 2016. 2pm – 4pm NBT
Location of Party: Jade Valley