Shroud of the Avatar Kickstarter Adds New Reward Tiers

April 5, 2013 -

With 40 more hours until Shroud of the Avatar: Forgotten Virtues Kickstarter ends, Richard Garriott and Portalarium are making things interesting by adding some new Reward tiers for those who have not yet contributed and for those who may find some enticement in upgrading to get some spiffy new baubles in-game.

The new tiers are listed below, and some are aspects are dependent on hitting certain funding goals. Currently the Kickstarter sits at $1,474,015. Portalarium hopes to reach $2 million by the time the crowd funding campaign ends. Read more about the tiers below:

$50 Tier (IMMORTAL ADVENTURER) - Immortal Adventurer level now contains:
• NEW: Special cloak for your in-game avatar to wear, proudly displaying unique symbology identifying you as an early Founder of the game. (dependent upon reaching $1.8 M stretch goal)
• NEW: Available only to backers, you will receive one Royal Elderberry seed. Planting the Royal Elderberry seed will yield a Royal Elderberry which is necessary for crafting the unique, Royal Purple Founder's Dye. There will be no other source, ever, for creating the Royal Purple Founder's Dye. Utilizing the Royal Elderberry to craft the dye will also bear a single seed which can be planted and harvested, over and over, for all eternity. The Royal Elderberry seed can be transferred between players.
• NEW: Be the envy of all the other players when they see you wielding new skills they don't have access to! You will have 2-weeks, Early Skill Access to some new skills as they are added to the game.
• Added 3/27: Available only to backers, you will receive one Immortality Fruit seed. With the Farming Craft you can plant the Immortality Fruit seed, which will bear a single fruit. When eaten, this fruit will fully heal you, and leave you with a single seed which can be planted and harvested, over and over, for all eternity. The Immortality Fruit seed can be transferred between players.
• Added 3/27: Get your last name early! Ordinary adventurers must reach higher levels to display a last name for their character, but not you! Immortal Adventurers will have the right to select and display both a first and last name right from the get-go!
• Added 3/27: Your in-game avatar will receive the honorific title of "Immortal Adventurer" to be proudly displayed for all to see (title visibility controlled by player).
• Also includes Adventurer Level Rewards

$60 Tier (FOUNDER)- Founder level now contains:
• NEW: Kill almost any enemy you encounter with a single blow using your Crystal Sword! The Crystal Sword, uniquely identifiable as a Founder's sword, shatters after a single use. (Let it be known that Lord British is impervious to the Crystal Sword)
• Added 3/18: Special tunic for your in-game avatar to wear, proudly displaying unique symbology identifying you as an early Founder of the game.
• Added 3/18: 2 starter melee weapons, uniquely identifiable as Founder weapons
• Added 3/18: 1 non-combat pet (out of 3 to choose from; dependent upon reaching $1.1 M Pet System stretch goal)
•Your in-game avatar will receive the honorific title of "Founder" to be proudly displayed for all to see (title visibility controlled by player).
•Access to the private Developer's Blog
•Also includes Immortal Adventurer Level Rewards

$120 (EXPLORER-ALL DIGITAL)- Explorer-All Digital level is a brand new tier!
• NEW: In addition to Episodes 1, 2, and 3, you will receive DRM-free, digital download versions of the final TWO, full-length, standalone games, Shroud of the Avatar Episode 4 and Episode 5 (including Beta access to Episodes 4 & 5)!
• NEW: You will receive the new world map as a digital, uniquely framed, in-game decoration for your house.
• NEW: Your in-game avatar will receive the honorific title of "Explorer" to be proudly displayed for all to see (title visibility controlled by player).
•Also includes Virtual Collector Level Rewards

$400 Tier (Developer)- The Developer level now contains:
• NEW: SotA will not only be crowdsourcing content from users but also crowd sharing! At least once a month SotA will release Unity content packs for download by those at the Developer tier (and above)! These Unity content packs contain a large number of game assets which can be used, free of charge in your own creations. This includes using the assets in games you intend to sell with the only requirement is that we are named in the credits!
• Added 3/27:Your name will be proudly displayed in the in-game credits, along with Richard Garriott and the rest of the development team!
• Added 3/27: Printed "Tinkerer" Certificate, hand signed by Richard "Lord British" Garriott
• Added 3/27: A digital, framed "Tinkerer" Certificate as an in-game decoration for your house.
• Added 3/18:Your in-game avatar will receive the honorific title of "Tinkerer" to be proudly displayed for all to see (title visibility controlled by player).
•Access to private Developer's Chat/Forums
•Help create and name a character in the game
•PDF version of Developer Design documents
•Also includes Navigator Level Rewards

$500 Tier (CITIZEN)- Citizen and above now contains:
• NEW: Available only to backers, be the envy of the neighborhood with your upscale Citizen's home, uniquely identifiable as a Founders Citizen house!
• NEW: Get your very own, unique Founder's house pet, to lavish you with adoration every time you return home!
• Added 4/1: Printed novel signed by Tracy Hickman and Richard Garriott!
• Added 4/1: A unique, in-game, musical piano for your home!
• Added 3/27: A special, commission free Vendor!
• Added 3/18: Your in-game avatar will receive the honorific title of "Citizen" to be proudly displayed for all to see (title visibility controlled by player).
• Added 3/18: Printed Village Property Deed, hand signed by Richard "Lord British" Garriott
•Rent free, Village Level House Deed, transferable between players.
•Special Founder Level plaque as a digital, in-game decoration for your house
•Also includes Developer Level Rewards

$750 Tier (KNIGHT)- Knight level is a brand new tier!
• NEW: Available only to backers, be the envy of the neighborhood with your upscale Knight's home!
• NEW: Your very own, unique, Founder's house servant, appropriate to your stature as a Knight! (dependent upon reaching $1.8 M stretch goal)
• NEW: One Expert level crafting station for your home, uniquely identifiable as a Founder's crafting station.
• NEW: A unique piece of furniture, fit for a Knight, identifiable as a Founder's piece, as a digital, in-game decoration for your house (What could it be? A Knight's Round Table, perchance?)
•Also includes Citizen Level Rewards

$1,500 Tier (LORD)- The Lord level now contains:
• NEW: Available only to backers, be the envy of the neighborhood with your upscale Lord's home!
• NEW: Your very own, unique, Founder's house servant, appropriate to your stature as a Lord! (dependent upon reaching $1.8 M stretch goal)
• NEW: Two Expert level crafting stations for your home, uniquely identifiable as Founder's crafting stations.
• NEW: A unique piece of furniture, fit for a Lord, identifiable as a Founder's piece, as a digital, in-game decoration for your house (What could it be? A Lord's Throne to go with your Knight's Round Table?)
• NEW: Get your very own, unique Founder's house pet, to lavish you with adoration every time you return home!
• Added 3/27: A special, commission free Vendor!
• Added 3/18:Printed Town Property Deed, hand signed by Richard "Lord British" Garriott
•Your in-game avatar will receive the honorific title of "Lord" to be proudly displayed for all to see (title visibility controlled by player).
•Rent free, Town Level House Deed, transferable between players.
•Special Founder Level plaque as a digital, in-game decoration for your house
•Also includes Developer Level Rewards

$3,000/$3,500 (BARON/BARON 2)- Baron/Baron 2 and above now contains:
• NEW: Available only to backers, be the envy of the neighborhood with your upscale Baron's home!
• NEW: Your very own, unique, Founder's house servant, appropriate to your stature as a Baron! (dependent upon reaching $1.8 M stretch goal)
• NEW: Two Expert level crafting stations for your home, uniquely identifiable as Founder's crafting stations.
• NEW: A unique piece of furniture, fit for a Baron, identifiable as a Founder's piece, as a digital, in-game decoration for your house.
• NEW: Get your very own, unique Founder's house pet, to lavish you with adoration every time you return home!
• Added 4/1: Town Hall group video conference with Richard "Lord British" Garriott! (one video conference per group; groups up to 10)
• Added 3/27: A special, commission free Vendor!
• Added 3/18: Your in-game avatar will receive the honorific title of "Baron" to be proudly displayed for all to see (title visibility controlled by player).
• Added 3/18: Printed City Property Deed, hand signed by Richard "Lord British" Garriott
•Rent free, City Level House Deed, transferable between players.
•Special Founder Level plaque as a digital, in-game decoration for your house
•Also includes Developer Level Rewards

$10,000 Tier (LORD OF THE MANOR)- Lord of the Manor level now contains:
• NEW: While digging through his collection, Richard Garriott found another twelve original copies of the rare collectible, Akalabeth game in the original, hand-made packaging! So we're increasing the limit on Lord of the Manor from 10 to 20! (Lord's of the Manor will also receive one of these original Akalabeth's)
• Added 3/18:Your in-game avatar will receive the honorific title of "Lord of the Manor" to be proudly displayed for all to see (title visibility controlled by player).
•Join Richard “Lord British” Garriott in a personal tour of the actual Britannia Manor and its collections.
•Rare collectible, Akalabeth game in Richard Garriott's original, hand-made packaging
•Also includes Duke Level Rewards

$10,000 Tier (LORDS OF THE MANOR)- Lords of the Manor level now contains:
• NEW: While digging through his collection, Richard Garriott found another twelve original copies of the rare collectible, Akalabeth game in the original, hand-made packaging! So now we're able to include it as a reward for the Lord's of the Manor tier!
• Added 3/18:Your in-game avatar will receive the honorific title of "Lord of the Manor" to be proudly displayed for all to see (title visibility controlled by player).
•Join Richard “Lord British” Garriott in a personal tour of the actual Britannia Manor and its collections.
•Also includes Duke Level Rewards


 
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