Getting Started

Player Guide
Release 29: April 28, 2016

Thank you for your continuing support of Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues! We’ve provided information here on what is available in the current build of the game for you to explore, test, and give feedback on. If you are a returning player, features that are new for Release 29 are highlighted.

System Requirements

Installing the game

Steam (Windows, Mac, and Linux)

Windows (Non-Steam)

Macintosh (Non-Steam)

Linux (Non-Steam)

Logging In and Avatar Creation

Logging In

Avatar Creation

Playing the Game

User Interface

Menus

Moving through the World

Targeting Mode Versus Interactive Mode

Traveling between Scenes and the Overworld

Avatar Character Management

Player Menu and Trade (“Right-Click Menu”)

Inventory Management

Encumbrance

Banks

Choosing between Rewards

Mystery Boxes

Maps

Interactive Objects

Combat

Auto-Attack Mode

Free Attack Mode

Nameplates and Creature Strength

Combat Tips

Magic and Fizzle Chance

Death and Resurrection

Durability and Repair

Stealth

Player vs. Player Combat (PvP)

Open PvP

PvP and Ransoms

Pickpocketing

Character Progression

Skills

Attunement

Summoned and Tamed Creatures

Grandmastery

Decks and Deck Building

Deck Creation

Hand and Hotbar Customization

Decks and Inventory

Equipping and Swapping Decks

Locked Glyphs

Using Decks in Combat

Spells and Reagents

Consumables in Decks

Combo Glyphs

Player Housing

Claiming a Housing Lot

Taxes

Creating and Setting Permissions For A House

Decorating a House

Basements

Player Vendors

Player Owned Town Management

Crafting and Harvesting

Harvesting

Fishing

Agriculture

Crafting

Writing and Publishing Books

Cooked Food

Gems and Socketing

Enchantment

Salvaging

Talking to Players and NPCs

Shopping

Public Vendors

Music and Instruments

Guilds & Parties

Guild Warfare

Reporting Bugs

The Quick Reference Card

Quick Reference Card
Quick Reference Card

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