A recent forum post in the Shroud of the Avatar Market sections of the forums caught my attention.
I am taking offers on 1200 cask of 2 year whiskey stage in 300 cask maturing per week.
I just finished stage one of my 7 year rotation and I am going to stop my current 2 year production. I had 300 more cask to keep the steady rotation but moved them into the 7 year chain.
rather than just putting these into the production of 7 year yet I am taking offers for trade and sale before I move on to stage 2 of my 7 year rotation.
each batch vendors for 96,000g with around 51,000g profit your mileage may vary based on you material cost.
I don’t have a hard price and I am not in a hurry to sell if I choose to.
nonaware, Yesterday at 5:10 PM
So to summarize this.
-They have created a Brewing system, and maintain it, that generates them approximately 51,000 Gold per week in profit or 200,000 per month.
-200K is enough to pay rent on a City lot in the game.
-It is enough to pay for basic adventuring costs, food potions, and other things (taking into account you will also earn on your adventures).
In short, proof that in Shroud of the Avatar you can be a professional ale brewer as your main in-game profession. Well done Portalarium!
Forum thread can be found here. Tell them Caverns, Dungeons, and Beyond sent ya!
~WTS~ 1200 casks of 2 year Whiskey (300 casks mature weekly) | Shroud of the Avatar Forum
An FYI – A Confirmation that Lord of the Manor Akalbeth Cassette’s NOT Being Delivered in Collectors Box
I decided to just do a quick piece on this, as I know a couple of my readers are wanting to know. Rather than contact those people individually, maybe this is helpful to others.
One of the questions some people have had, is that of the Lord of the Manor Reward regarding the Alkalabeth Cassette Tape. Would it be shipped separate or would it be in the Lord of the Manors, Physical Shroud of the Avatar’s Collector box?
With the boxes having shipped and no public word I or many have seen (not to say one hasn’t been made), on this topic, it has been a question collectors have wanted to know. Especially before BUYING sealed Lord of the Manor boxes second hand.
The problem? Not everyone wishes to open a sealed Lord of the Manor Collectors box!
A Lord of the manor has confirmed no Cassette in two opened appropriate Collector’s boxes, on the Shroud of the Avatar forums. Is concerned about how and when this item will be delivered.
Since I have a feeling we are going to be seeing a lot of stuff popping up for a while, I am going to keep it short!
Currently has a $30 big and is about $10 shipping. Claims to be the $200 reward level, but as it is sealed no way to verify without opening.
Lord British's Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues Collector's Edition | eBay
I spotlighted this one last time, but going to toss it up here again as it really is a nice auction!
Shroud of the Avatar SEALED Collector's Box Royal Founder Physical Rewards | eBay
What caught my eye on this one is it has the rune stones with it. Harder to find! I would verify count with the seller though. I’m missing one in my set (I knew that when purchased though), don’t want any surprises!
This one triggered a successful spot check, as its flat out slick! Would love to have one of these in my Cave!
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When talking purchasing a Shroud of the Avatar Collectors Edition Box, sealed – PLEASE USE CAUTION!!! These boxes are not packaged equally, and there is NO WAY to verify the contents of a box without OPENING IT.
A sealed Lord of the Manner pledge Collectors Box will look identical to say, a Benefactor Knights pledge. The only way to know you were not lied to is to open the box. So please use caution and be careful of scammers.
I have seen a few listed on eBay now, but these are the only two I have seen priced reasonably enough that anyone is taking them seriously.
This first one is a bit different then you would expect. In addition to Shroud of the Avatar, it comes with a few of the Ultima Trinkets. Also be wary of the description as they are just copying the pledge rewards they are saying were originally listed. The book, for instance, is NOT included.
It claims Citizen Royal Founder, but how do you know for sure? Luckily with it being an auction and current bid around $20.00 right now, you can bid as its a low tier version just to get some of the basic goodies. THIS AUCTION WILL BE A TREND SETTER IN PRICING!
Shroud of the Avatar SEALED Collector's Box Royal Founder Physical Rewards | eBay
Heres another one currently at a $40 bid. Does not come with any trinkets and also doe snot make any claims as to what pledge level it was from.
Lord British's Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues Collector's Edition Box (S | eBay
You can see box openings over here!
I wondered how long it would take for one of the Shroud of the Avatar Collector’s boxes to arrive on eBay.
At a starting bid of $500.00, I do not expect to see this item get any bids, but you never know!
One thing to note is that it is indicated it is for the “Royal Founder Collector level”. Good idea to specify this, as I know that I personally have yet to be able to answer the question… Are these boxes all packaged with the same contents, regardless of pledge level?
I was also a bit flattered, as they show an unboxing video. I’m in it!
Hello fellow Spelunkers!
First I have to apologize. I have been waiting until I had enough pieces to get a new one of these out and a few days ago I realized I was way past having enough and should be posting the second one by now, with what I have! Ooops!
So let’s do this thing.
I mean, what can I seriously say? What words can top this title? Not really fair you know? It’s like looking at a level 6 Rouge and saying, ok go for it, roll your hiding skill to hide from Dragolich the dragon, in a fully lit room, which is also his hoard, after he was just talking to you, and you haven’t moved, and he knows where you are. Unless your Bilbo and have a Ring of Unlimited Invisibility, with Unlimited Charges, forget it!
This article is about Cryptocurrency, but makes mention of Richard Garriott in it and gives an update on his property in Austin.
This is an absolutely fantastic historic write-up on Ultimate Collector!
Time for Popcorn!!
You have the pieces put out by MMORPG and similar sites, to check out if you missed them.
It look’s like we will see Shroud of the Avatar on Amazon at some point!
So let’s look at what else is going on?
Over here, Richard Garriott was on a podcast.
PODCAST: Richard Garriott's real life as amazing as his virtual worlds
Richard Garriott to be a speaker at devcom 2018, according to this article.
Gamasutra – Press Releases- NRW Indie Area at devcom 2018: North Rhine-Westphalia supports independent developers
Richard Garriott get’s a brief mention in this article.
Game review: Tempest 4000 is a classic you can’t keep down | Metro News
Both Starr Long and Richard Garriott are included in an upcoming book. You can see some exceprts here!
Gamasutra – Book Excerpt: A behind-the-scenes look at building Ultima Online
According to this article, Players gave over $4000.00 in items away to other players. Wow!
Looks like Shroud of the Avatar partner Travian games is adding some other partners.
Gamasutra – Press Releases- Travian Games reveals two new games: 4Sight and Startrail Destiny
Every think about doing a bit of acting? Virtual style?
The New Britannia Theater Troupe is in need of some additional staff! As a founding member and actor myself, I can tell you that it does not take long, it is rewarding and fun. You should give it a try!
The following is from director Asclepius:
This is a CASTING CALL to all aspiring Thespians!
As you may know, I am the director of the New Britannia Theater Troupe. Between us we have delighted the community with many plays and stories, both live in-game plays and audio only radio plays.
I am currently looking for actors willing to take part in a live, in game play we are developing. I need one male and one, possibly two, female actors.
The deal is: I forward you lines to read. You record them and return them to me. I splice everything together, adding music and sound effects, to create an audio file.
At appointed times, we get together in game to rehearse. Our characters act out the story on stage, copy/pasting the text in time with the soundtrack as it is running.
When we are ready, we present it to the community. We have a truly wonderful location for the performance, it only awaits a production. As we perform, the audio will be simulcast on Avatars Radio, so the audience can see and hear the production.
So what am I looking for, and what do you need?
Firstly, enthusiasm. The most important requirement. I am not interested in people who accept a role and then don’t come through. This has been in the works for quite some time; for the sake of everyone else who has put effort into it, it deserves to get done and be shown to the community.
A decent voice is useful. Don’t stress, this is not Carnegie Hall, and you are among friends. Just the ability to read lines 😊
You also need a microphone and some recording software. Audacity is most commonly used – it’s free and easy to use. We mostly work with mp3 files, but I can accept almost anything.
You also need to be available for rehearsals and live performance in game, at times that suit everyone (by negotiation).
If you would like to join a great team, PLEASE PM me in the forum or at Asclepius@thecaverns.net. Love to hear from you, and I will be glad to talk you through any questions you have regarding recording, live work or anything else.
Thanks and look forward to hearing from you!