Silis put together a “Player Housing Primer” for Shroud of the Avatar and put it up over on the forums for everyone to use. So if there is anything about housing that has ever confused you, this may be worth taking a look at.
This primer was created to help new players understand the housing system and answer a lot of questions that I was hearing after the raffle. I try not to go into too great of detail, I leave it up to you to decide what you want to discover on your own from here and what you want to research deeper. Please send any feedback, I hope I was mostly accurate in my data.
Player housing in Shroud of the Avatar is a fun way to take a break from adventuring and carve out your own spot in the world. It gives you a flexible way to express some creativity in the game and create a space with your friends or for yourself. To understand housing there’s a few initial concepts to run through quick as houses are placed on lots that are claimed with deeds. You may also need to pay taxes on lot to maintain ownership. Below is a brief overview of these ideas before we dive into the house itself.
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Sorry ive been worthless of late everyone! Lets see if I cant get you a few things of worth really quick on this fine hump day.
Now one of the things I had pop up on my PC screen tonight was an update for my gaming Keyboards software. I shrug and grab it, and happen to notice something cool.. Now if you’ve missed it before The Mad Hermit introduced me to this keyboard and weve both done a couple of blurbs on it.
One of the things I will be doing this weekend and if you haven’t already you want to make sure you do… GET YOUR R18 HAT!
And who do we know that is as mad as a hatter and shows us how to get hats? You got it!
(Was I bit over the top with that one?)
Four Legged Records recently updated the site, so be sure to check that out. Wait, who? *sighs* people, people! The Record Producer, and now also a member of, the Recap Band! Check out the site, its happening!
As you know, MMORPG has something to say about every release and R18 is not exception. Great piece, must read, I really like this guy!
In all that time, I’ve been missing something I couldn’t name, but Richard Garriott and Starr Long could. The two have tasked their crack team of developers to focus more on putting the Lord British feel into Shroud of the Avatar over the last month, and what a job they’ve made of it.
So my last piece that was going out I included a note I would be doing a major computer and networking project. As an update I am in the midst of that and its going well! I will have time to work on other things when batches of files are moving around and the like.. which brings us to this piece!
Make A Difference – Water.org Charity Drive by Rize Up Gaming
Hangout of the Avatar: Release 17 Postmortem
Player Owned Town Submission Form (BETA) Now Available
Shroud of the Avatar SoundCloud Playlist
The New Britannia Theater Troupe Presents: Aurum Berries
Pledge Stats Update
New Asset Pack: Full Founders Armor Set Updated
In-game Community Weekend Events
Blade of the Avatar Pledge Reward and Add-Ons Expire May 31
Receiving Pledge Rewards and Add-On Items
Changes to Store Credit Conversions
Steam Access Keys Available for All Backers
How to Cancel Monthly Layaway Payment Plans
Looking to learn about RP, other people’s input and take on exactly what RP is, new tips and tricks? Luka Melehan is promising to offer up Friday night Role play classes so maybe thats exactly what you are looking for.
Starting very soon I will be conducting RP classes at the Port Phoenix Academy. Roleplaying is a subject that takes many forms, and I have seen some heated debates that would rival those of PvP. During our sessions I want to go over some different styles before centering on the RP styles you will be most likely to find here in Novia. We will also have ‘lab’ time, practice time in various scenes.
Today is a fun day for me to do this piece about Duke Gréagóir and a new piece hes working on. You may also be aware that Duke Gréagóir also is the seller of the offical and licenses Richard Garriott Serpentine charm made of silver! You can learn more about that over here. The reason I mention this though is I did get one of these and happened to have just put it on my necklace today!
I have started to develop a mobile app that will do a the things the SotA Museum New Britannian Runic Translator web page does ( http://sotamuseum.com/Shroud_of_the_Avatar/RunicLanguage/ ). This is a natural extension to the helpful tools on the site but an expanded way to boost those tools.
This includes on the fly New Britannian Runic to English translation ( up to several pages at a time of text), an export function (image or text), and New Britannian Runic Flash cards to help you learn this exciting language. There will also be an image gallery with common signs all over Novia in Runic and a translation.
I recently did a write-up of my trip to Austin at Richard Garriott’s Curtain Theater. I had a great time and was able to enjoy a EPIC AND MAGICAL performance of Measure to MEasure by The Baron’s Men. I still plan on sharing some photos and the like of that with you from that event in the future (still catching up!). Until then though here is a great Youtube Video of the theater for a quick glimpse!
On the older side, the International Business Times posted an article titled “New RPG ‘Shroud Of The Avatar’ By Richard Garriott Aims For 2015 Release.
Richard Garriott, who also goes by the alias “Lord British,” is releasing a new Kickstarter-funded RPG called “Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues,” and it might get released this year. As seen from the report by Polygon, it looks to be an anticipated release as the game not only managed to reach its Kickstarter goal of about $1 million, but the extra crowd funding pledges given to the game’s site has almost reached $6 million.
Ciciro posted a fun piece about Spiders over in the Shroud of the Avatar forums. What I really enjoyed about this piece is its very fitting as a piece for one of the pieces that I created this site for and planned on doing after E1 launches. Now due to time constraints I do not know if I will still be doing it which is interesting since it was one of the concepts I had in mind from day #1! Pieces on life in the world from various different viewpoints in a roleplay style, probably based on geographical location and/or other type of criteria to create a theme as to what the core material is. In this one, the example would be “spiders”, and leaving it broad. Perhaps another piece may be “Spiders of Northern Novia”. I still may do a series like this after E1 but it is yet to be seen and I may recruit people to help with them. Regardless this piece caught my eye for this reason and it is everything I want to do, which includes;
-captioned images or captioned galleries
-a general theme
-a core aspect of comedy is prevalent in the work
Ok, now next weekend is Memorial day weekend. I am sure your going to be having a big cookout, people over, and fun will be had. So add a little Karaoke to your event! Over here is the song, and video, of Return of Lord British by the Space Bards…. with… Lyrics added to it for Karaoke! You win! Posted by Player Killer.
Engadget has this article posted titled “Shroud of the Avatar’s Richard Garriott and Starr Long on how SOTA wins at player-generated content”.
When you sit down to talk with Portalarium’s Richard Garriott and Starr Long about Shroud of the Avatar, you hear much more than can possibly fit in just one article! Even though its currently in development, there’s a lot to this title
Recap sends out a fun video as a thank you for all those that helped back the Neon Milk album! Great special appearance from Walter and Beatrice so be sure to check it out. I found it enjoyable!!!!
Now if your playing R17 and exploring Novia a map may be of some aid. Birko has posted a fairly cool on over on the forums so I will let him tell you about it and show you to it! Just head on over and tell them the Caverns sent you!
So you ready for Release 16? I KNOW I’M NOT! *chuckles* speaking of which, so that everyone doesn’t think I fell off the face of the earth, I am going to be away for a week or two, starting next week. Sorry for the absence and I will be checking in on things as far as correspondence but probably very little beyond that. I’ll be back.
Seriously though, I’m very ready for release 16. Unfortunately I think release 17 is going to be my personal big release as far as getting in game more often. I will definitely be in R16 a bit this weekend to spend some time with my friends and do some hat quests!
That’s why I am going to need the Release 16 instructions and so will you! Luckily Starr took care of it as always and hes got that.
With thanks to Doctor Shroud for the source material, and Jarrod Kailef for his blessing to use his excellent tunes “Trekking in the Tall Grass” and “Beautiful Meadow”, here is my tongue-in-cheek video assessment of the winning druid home:
Wow! It looks like there’s been some sort of change of staff.. Although it looks like it may be temporary?
Greetings Avatars. My name is Marius. My friends at The Homeguard and I are filling in while the proprietors of The Unreliable Travel Guide take a well earned rest. I hesitate to call the previous issues dull, but I think you’ll find that in this issue we have managed to add a dash of excitement to your travels. Enjoy!
May want to hop over and check some of this stuff out! Looks like they are doing a bang-up job!
So the title of this event says a lot “The Gladiator’s Grid-Iron (BMC)”. This is a repeating event that has took place a few times already. You can keep an eye open for future dates as well as catch videos and screen shots though!
The Caverns Guild is currently raising funds for a PoT and is past the 50% mark! If for some reason your feeling generous and want to help the group with that, you can do so over here. POT Donations |.
It’s a great group of people the you see heavily involved all over the community both as individuals and as part of the guild. I had not planned on running a guild until E1… They changed all of that and I could not be happier or prouder.
You might have bumped into them in game or maybe you went to one of their events (such as The Shape of Things to Come spotlighted in a weekly update by Portalrium a week or two back!). The guild roster includes Sophi, Dr. Shroud, Logain, Vyrin, Womby, Lord Baldrith, Blake Phoenix, Forgiven, F’lar, Iansmellis, Trelass, Lyran, Nyssa Teckel, and Zoey Parx! Wow, what a line-up right?!!
The PoT will be for the guild to use as a group with land available to all guild members! We’re sweating the goal a bit and getting a tad worried they may sell out. They also go up 20% in May so are looking at it more seriously! If you where not aware of the 20% increase in May yourself, now you know! Get your purchases made before then!
So one of the things we saw pop up lately is the brain child of Womby and Vyrin of the Writers of the Round Table. With some help from various community members they obtained a house and created an in-game bookstore. Which was even given a visit for the MMORPG live-stream with Lord British!
That’s why they say, frankly I think it depends on the picture! Regardless though the topic is screen shots for R10. Have some you want to share and have people stand up and take notice? Want to take a look at some for any reason? Fire Lotus put up the call and has a forum thread for that!