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Richard Garriott and Starr Long’s studio working on Shroud of the Avatar.

Shroud of the Avatar addresses CEO confusion, playerbase ‘re-engagement campaign’

Remember back in the fall of 2018, when there was a flurry of speculation over Shroud of the Avatar as Portalarium's Richard...
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Shroud of the Avatar offers players a free house for logging in by the end of May

Have you logged into Shroud of the Avatar this month? Because doing so gets you a free house! Specifically, a free wood-and-plaster row...

Shroud of the Avatar developers address Kickstarter reward novel fulfillment, SEC filings

Over the last few days, we've had a rash of tipsters reaching out to us with concerns about Shroud of the Avatar, and...

MMO Cartographer: Exploring Richard Garriott’s Shroud of the Avatar

Since my last report from the field, I have been exploring Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues, a game developed by Portalarium, described...

Shroud of the Avatar’s R65 is live with upgrades for performance, pets, and item weight

And it's live: Shroud of the Avatar's 65th release rolled out to players yesterday, meaning you'll have all weekend to break play...

Shroud of the Avatar’s upcoming patch will let you be the mother of dragons

OK, we'll just admit outright that the above headline is a little misleading. But since everyone and their uncle is making Games of Throne...
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Shroud of the Avatar opens up a player decoration contest with a player-owned town as the top prize

Who likes playing interior decorator in Shroud of the Avatar? A new contest for the game's community is asking you to do just that,...

After two months, Shroud of the Avatar has removed its controversial cash-shop buff bonuses

Back in February, Portalarium raised eyebrows when with Shroud of the Avatar's release 62 it added a controversial cash shop item: a buff...

R64 springs into Shroud of the Avatar with city buffs, player dungeon changes, and killer bunnies

Developers of Shroud of the Avatar are still working hard on the Top-10 priorities they mentioned in the Q1 update schedule. Today,...

The Stream Team: Shroud of the Avatar hits its first year anniversary

One year down, many to go! Shroud of the Avatar is celebrating the first anniversary of its launch today and Massively OP's MJ is...

Shroud of the Avatar puts R64 on the test server and takes over publishing worldwide

Shroud of the Avatar has put out 324 newsletters. I don't know why that strikes me so much, but it does. In this...

Perfect Ten: MMOs that set themselves up as spiritual successors

As with the larger video game market, sequels aren't unknown in the MMO space. We've seen studios take a stab at following up successful...

One Shots: Rack ’em up!

I have to say that I would be much more likely to take up the crimefighting life if there was a really hip rec...

Shroud of the Avatar studio Portalarium temporarily closes office in favor of remote studio

It sounds as if Shroud of the Avatar studio Portalarium has uprooted its home office. "We are nomadic now," Portalarium's Starr Long told players...
Those are not prongs.

Shroud of the Avatar has improved its quality of life and offers pronged weapons with release 63

The latest patch for Shroud of the Avatar is all about prongs. Well, partly about prongs, anyhow; the new three-pronged one-handed spears are...

Shroud of the Avatar’s cash shop is now dispensing buffs when you buy stuff

Shroud of the Avatar players dipping their toes into Release 62 for the first time might want to take a peek at the...

Shroud of the Avatar’s Release 62 brings housing improvements and back-slot gear changes

The folks at Portalarium want everyone in Shroud of the Avatar to experience the joys of home ownership, which is why one...
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Perfect Ten: The MMOs with the most uncertain futures in 2019

Working in this field has given me something of a sense of how a lot of the industry is going to play out. Take...

Shroud of the Avatar plans a hefty cash shop overhaul, includes $6999 package to support episode 2

Shroud of the Avatar's business model is apparently getting a bit of an overhaul. As the game's latest newsletter explains, Portalarium is changing...

Shroud of the Avatar loses player services lead to Star Citizen’s Cloud Imperium Games

Shroud of the Avatar Community Manager Serafina announced today that she is moving on to greener pastures, stepping down from her role as...

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