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Just ahead of the long weekend, Shroud of the Avatar rolled out one of its distinctly consistent monthly updates for early players. The so-dubbed Release 42 includes more combat and AI balancing, the Path of the Oracle content, Virtue Path battle scenes, advanced skill training, and of course, the new mail system.

“With Release 42, players will be able to receive mail notifications based on vendor transactions. When a vendor item is sold, expired, or removed, players will receive mail that notifies them of the event. The mail will also include the proceeds or refund from the transaction. Mail can be accessed at mailboxes, which are located at all banks throughout New Britannia. Mailboxes can also be crafted and placed at your house. Work is ongoing to eventually allow players to send mail to each other in future iterations.”

The game’s latest newsletter also includes a peek into the delayed Libris Ruins scene (a bit of a cross between Rivendell and Old Ascalon if you ask me) and the revelation that now over a third of the game has been properly translated thanks to community volunteers. There’s a few days left in the game’s special May free trial — anybody catching the tail end of that? And of course, Portalarium is gearing up for its next telethon on May 31st. Check out the new images and video!

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Daniel Miller

Bought it awhile back on steam sale. Never played it. But going to soon. Seems many updates since i bought it. Seen a few cool videos and i want mire info on their housing.

Seems perm and not instanced or weekly tax.

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Paul

Its not instanced – the Player Owned Towns are in my experience great and many are crying out for more residents and can have a nice atmosphere. There are taxes unless you drop a fairly large amount of RL cash on a ‘tax free’ deed. (note you have a deed for the land, then add a house on top, which is more of a ‘skin’ on the land). For the smallest ‘row’ lots the taxes can be paid by logging in daily and having a 5 min chat with the oracle, for the larger deeds the taxes can get fairly high – especially for a new player to earn in-game – and can be paid with either in game gold or RL cash by buying ‘COTO’s on the store. Silis did a nice primer on the system here : https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/forum/index.php?threads/player-housing-primer.67073/

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Alien Legion

They have so many good looking zones I would love to check out, but the lack of maps and fast travel, coupled with the outrageously poor overland travel just kill the whole game for me.

The sheer stubbornness of not wanting anyone, to go anywhere, is bizarre.

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Minimalistway

I love this game, playing the trial now but i’m not planning to keep playing, i’ll wait for the first official release, the 1.0 one or whatever the number is, early access for me is a good way to test a game but not to invest time and money on it, so did Portalarium said when will they release the game? i don’t mind waiting.

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Vagabond Sam

Beta looks like end of the year so launch 2018 at the earliest

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Pepperzine

This game is already launched, regardless if they admit it or not.

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Vagabond Sam

Yeah. I just focused on the specific question. It is launched fully but not build 1.0 until next year.

Didn’t want to co-opt the question to editorialize

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Minimalistway

Thank you, so not that far away.