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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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Shroud of the Avatar expands fishing and teleporting with today’s release

Shroud of the Avatar's final update of the year is live later today as Release 61 hits the ground running and the...

Shroud of the Avatar studio Portalarium confirms it’s taken over European publishing from Travian

Back in October, we briefly covered the news that Travian Games, Shroud of the Avatar's European publisher since 2017, appeared to

Shroud of the Avatar’s Richard Garriott sheds CEO title for Creative Director role

It looks as if some corporate reorganization is going on over at Shroud of the Avatar studio Portalarium, as Richard Garriott's CEO title...

MMO Business Roundup: FIFA lockboxes, anti-swatting policy, Fortnite on SNL, Free Guy, UO postmortem

Whenever our newsroom gets overloaded with weird industry-related articles that nobody feels like writing, another edition of the MMO Business Roundup gets its...

One Shots: Supporting characters

When you look for famous characters in your MMO, you may be looking for someone complete different than the rest of the crowd. Lt. Commander Hikari...

New Ultima Online book gathers developer and player interviews to document oral history

Old-school MMORPG players, heads-up for you: If you're a fan of Ultima Online or wanted to hear more about the seminal MMORPG after...

Shroud of the Avatar suffers layoffs, saying ‘right-sizing’ is needed ahead of episode 2

It appears as if Portalarium is suffering some layoffs and downsizing in the wake of the launch of Shroud of the Avatar: The...

Shroud of the Avatar’s release 54 today brings new house recipe, nested containers, and companion buffs – but not brewing

Fifty-four! That's the number stamped on today's Shroud of the Avatar release, going live at 11:30 a.m. EDT this morning. The monthly update...

Shroud of the Avatar has swapped all store credits for gold crowns as of today

Update 52 is old news - Shroud of the Avatar is already looking ahead to release 53 and beyond. So sayeth the game's 

GDC 2018: Ultima Online post-mortem with Richard Garriott, Starr Long, Raph Koster, and Rich Vogel

Plenty of panels at GDC are recorded and uploaded to the internet weeks after the event, including this one. It's not quite...

Shroud of the Avatar launches tomorrow, firms up release candidate

With weeks days hours to go before Shroud of the Avatar officially launches with Release 52, the crew at Portalarium are working on...

Shroud of the Avatar: Partying with Portalarium, countering pay-to-win, and the state of the game

The day is finally arriving: Shroud of the Avatar is formally launching next week. It's been a long journey. The path to this new...

Shroud of the Avatar addresses account migrations and teases R52 content, including female vendors

Shroud of the Avatar's next-to-last newsletter before its final launch is here, and it's chock-full of release 52 teases - that's the...

Shroud of the Avatar’s housing is expensive, but not impossible to acquire without RMT

When we covered Shroud of the Avatar's newsletter yesterday, one of the tidbits we mentioned was the plan for craftable housing. In...

Shroud of the Avatar on R51’s vendor changes, new maps, and bears

As Shroud of the Avatar surges toward its formal launch later this year, the devs are continuing their stream of weekly newsletters. This...

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