December 15 2017

Echoes From the Caverns 12-15-17

Greetings Fellow Avatars! Here’s what we have for you in this week’s edition of Update of the Avatar:
Game Development

  • Play Release 49 Now!
  • R48 Telethon Items
  • New Movember Items
    News Announcements
  • Q1 2018 Schedule and Candidate Launch Date
  • R48 Postmortem Missed Questions
  • Pledge Reward Replacements
  • R48 Lot Deed Raffle Winners
  • Job Opening: Office Admin / Executive Assistant
  • Party: Portalarium Studio Grand Holiday Party – Jan. 12
  • Upcoming Events Calendar
    Community Updates
  • R49 Dance Party: Special Guest DJ Darkstarr
  • Spotlight: Festival – Player Owned Town
  • AERIE Fund Dev Crafting Competition & Charity Auction
  • Contest: The New Britannia Carolers Creative Writing Contest
  • Contest: The Avatar’s Guide to Knowledge and Virtue: Weekly Winners!
  • Recommended Project to Support: Town of Salem’s The Savior of Salem
  • Resources: Players Helping Players
December 9 2017

Echoes From the Caverns 12-08-17

Hi Everyone! Hope everyone is enjoying the game! Here is the update for this week:

Game Development

  • The Making of East Longfall Wetland
  • The Making of Elysium Mines (cont.)
  • Soltown Inn Remodel

News Announcements

  • Make a Difference: 2017 Charitable Giving Report
  • Free Trial (aka Visitor System) Updates
  • R49 on QA Server
  • BrightLocker’s Crowd Equity Campaign Shroud of the Avatar Perks
  • Community Wellness with the Meretz Fitness App
  • Weekend Flash Sale: Cozy Up by the Fire
  • Upcoming Events Calendar

Community Updates

  • R49 Dance Party: Special Guest DJ Darkstarr
  • Spotlight: Whyte Roc – Player Owned Town
  • AERIE Fund Dev Crafting Competition & Charity Auction
  • Contest: The Avatar’s Guide to Knowledge and Virtue: 1st Weekly Winners!
  • Party: Portalarium Studio Grand Holiday Party – Jan. 12
  • Resources: Players Helping Players
  • Recommended Project to Support: The Saga of Lucimia MMORPG

December 1 2017

Echoes From the Caverns 12-01-17

Hi Everyone! Hope everyone is enjoying the game! I’ll be going it alone this week while Asclepius is having some great family time. Here is the update for this week:

Game Development

  • The Making of Elysium Mines
  • Release 47 Telethon Items

News Announcements

  • Release 48 Postmortem Telethon Results
  • Moustache of the Avatar Movember Results
  • BrightLocker’s Crowd Equity Campaign Shroud of the Avatar Perks
  • Community Wellness with the Meretz Fitness App
  • New Free Trial Continues! Runs thru Dec. 13
  • Upcoming Events Calendar

Community Updates

  • AERIE Fund Dev Crafting Competition & Charity Auction
  • Contest: The Avatar’s Guide to Knowledge and Virtue
  • Party: Portalarium Studio Grand Holiday Party – Jan. 12
  • Resources: Players Helping Players
  • Recommended Project to Support: Denis Loubet Patreon

November 24 2017

Echoes from the Caverns 11-24-17

Greetings Fellow Avatars! Happy Thanksgiving! Here’s what we have for you in this week’s edition of Update of the Avatar:

Game Development

  • Armor of Truth Full Set
  • The Making of East Longfall Wetland
  • Norgard Barbarians
  • New Maps Added: Blood River Outskirts & Solace Bridge Outskirts

News Announcements

  • 2017 Spooky Items & Crown Bonus Extended to Dec. 1
  • R47 Postmortem Missed Questions
  • Reminder: Release 48 Postmortem Telethon – Dec.1
  • Survey: Your Shroud of the Avatar General Experience
  • BrightLocker’s Crowd Equity Campaign Shroud of the Avatar Perks
  • Community Wellness with the Meretz Fitness App
  • Harvest Weekend Sale
  • New Free Trial Begins! Runs thru Dec. 13
  • Livestream: Artifacts & Virtue Gear
  • Upcoming Events Calendar

Community Updates

  • Spotlight: New Fawn – Player Owned Town
  • AERIE Fund Dev Crafting Competition & Charity Auction
  • Contest: The Avatar’s Guide to Knowledge and Virtue
  • Party: Portalarium Studio Grand Holiday Party – Jan. 12
  • Resources: Players Helping Players
  • Recommended Project to Support: Town of Salem’s The Savior of Salem

November 18 2017

Echoes From the Caverns 11-17-17

Hi Everyone! Here is the news of the week! Hope you are enjoying Release 48!

  • Play Release 48 Now!
  • Winter 2017 and R47 Telethon Items
  • Release 48 Postmortem Telethon – Dec.1
  • Release 48 Major Artifact Changes Clarifications
  • Survey: Your Shroud of the Avatar Gameplay Experience
  • BrightLocker’s Crowd Equity Campaign Shroud of the Avatar Perks
  • Community Wellness with the Meretz Fitness App
  • Cyber Monday Crown Bonus Continues
  • Russian Version Launch Sale Week 3: Home and Outdoor Decorations
  • Livestream: Scottie’s Yuletide Gifts
  • R47 Lot Deed Raffle Winners
  • Upcoming Events Calendar
  • Contest: The Avatar’s Guide to Knowledge and Virtue
  • Party: Portalarium Studio Grand Holiday Party – Jan. 12
  • Event: R48 Welcome Quest in Veritas Sanctuary
  • Resources: Players Helping Players
  • Recommended Project to Support: Underworld Ascendant

November 11 2017

Echoes From the Caverns 11-10-17

Hi Everyone! Here is the news of the week!

  • Armors of Courage and Love (Full Sets)
  • Scottie’s Yuletide Objects of 2017 (cont)
  • Winter 2017 and R46 Telethon Items (cont)
  • Movember Bundle Additions
  • Community Wellness with the Meretz Fitness App
  • Release 48 Major Artifact Changes Reminder
  • UO 20th Postmortem at GDC 2018 + Care & Feeding of Wild Fansites Video
  • Portalarium at SXSW 2018
  • Free Trial Test – Nov. 1-15
  • Cyber Monday Crown Bonus Continues
  • Russian Version Launch Sale Week 2: Homes & Basements
  • Upcoming Events Calendar
  • Event: Bare Knuckle Brawl
  • Extra Life – Virtue vs Chaos – Results!
  • WANTED! The Hispaniola Treasure Map Hunt
  • Resources: Players Helping Players
  • Recommended Project to Support: Shadow’s Kiss Vampire MMO

November 4 2017

Echoes From the Caverns 11-03-17

Hi Everyone! Here is the news of the week!

  • New Low-level Mines
  • Truth, Love, and Courage Armor
  • Scottie’s Yuletide Objects of 2017
  • Winter 2017 and R46 Telethon Items
  • R47 Postmortem Telethon Results
  • Movember: Moustache of the Avatar
  • UO 20th Postmortem at GDC 2018
  • Portalarium at SXSW 2018
  • Free Trial Test – Nov. 1-15
  • Cyber Monday Crown Bonus Continues
  • Russian Version Launch Sale Week 1: Wearables and Property Deeds
  • Upcoming Events Calendar
  • Halloween Contest Winners!
  • Extra Life Charity Livestreams This Saturday, Nov. 4!
  • WANTED! The Hispaniola Treasure Map Hunt
  • Resources: Players Helping Players
  • Recommended Project to Support: Wasteland 3

October 27 2017

Echoes From the Caverns 10-27-17

Hi Everyone! Asclepius is Back! Here is the news of the week! Hope you are enjoying Release 47!

  • Play Release 47 Now!
  • The Making of the Oracle Temple [SPOILERS!]
  • Release 48 Major Artifact Changes
  • More Make a Difference and Fall Item Screenshots
  • Make a Difference Expansions
  • R47 Postmortem Telethon – Nov. 3
  • Portalarium at SXSW 2018
  • Nightmares of New Britannia – Halloween Contest Ends Next Week
  • Introducing Kory “Kor” Kirk – Portalarium’s New Web Developer!
  • Free Trial Test – This Nov. 1-15
  • Cyber Monday Crown Bonus Continues
  • Upcoming Events Calendar
  • Community Livestream – The Oracle Temple
  • Extra Life Schedule and Livestreamers Needed – Nov. 4
  • Think Pink 24 Hour Stream-A-Thon Results
  • R47 Welcome Quest in Moonglade – Oct. 28
  • EVL Presents: 2017 Halloween Fashion Show – Oct. 29
  • Mynwent Haunted House Dance Party – Oct. 31
  • Resources: Players Helping Players
  • Recommended Project to Support: Torment: Tides of Numera

October 21 2017

Echoes From the Caverns 10-20-17

Hi Everyone! Again Asclepius is still on Vacation so here I am hoping you will bear with me! Great news week! Hopefully you feel the spooky in this one! Here is the news of the week!

  • SotAMap Now Under Official Development
  • R47 Postmortem Telethon – Nov. 3
  • R46 Postmortem Missed Questions
  • SotA Con Austin 2017 Recap
  • Nightmares of New Britannia – Halloween Contest Extended!
  • Cyber Monday Crown Bonus Continues
  • Upcoming Events Calendar
  • Event: Shooter Jennings Meet n’ Greet
  • Extra Life Schedule and Livestreamers Needed – Nov. 4
  • Mynwent Haunted House
  • Resources: Players Helping Players
  • Recommended Project to Support: Brightlocker CrowdEquity Campaign

October 13 2017

Echoes From the Caverns 10-13-17

Hi Everyone! Asclepius is still on Vacation so I will doing this alone, oh my oh my. Here is the news of the week!

  • More Make a Difference, R45 Telethon, Halloween, and SeedInvest Item Screenshots
  • R46 Postmortem Telethon Results
  • SotA Con Austin 2017 This Weekend
  • Nightmares of New Britannia – A Spooky Halloween Contest
  • Cyber Monday Crown Bonus Continues
  • Community Livestream: North Quel Way First Looks
  • Upcoming Events Calendar
  • Event: Think Pink – Organized Chaos Grand Capture Fair
  • Resources: Players Helping Players
  • Recommended Project to Support: Underworld Ascendant