Avatars

Basic Info

When other players can see you, either in your profile page or in Gang Warfare, they see you as your Avatar. If you've unlocked any Avatars, you can choose which one is used in your Account Preferences (click your name in the upper left, then scroll down).

Many avatars are available commemorating various accomplishments in the game, but if you need just the right one, you can also request Custom Avatars drawn by our very own Puyo.

You will always have access to a given avatar once you earn it, even if you leave gang warfare or beta reset.

Known Avatars

Name Male Female Alt Text How to get it
DEFAULT
Melee MeleeM.jpg MeleeF.jpg Wielding baseball bats (Default)
Ranged PistolM.jpg PistolF.jpg Wielding a pistol (Default)
PVP DAMAGE
Blademaster SwordWielderM.jpg SwordWielderF.jpg Menacing with a sword Using melee techniques in PvP(?)
Sharpshooter SharpshooterM.jpg SharpshooterF.jpg Lining up the perfect shot Using ranged techniques in PvP(?)
Pyromaniac PyromaniacM.jpg PyromaniacF.jpg Crazy firestarter Using fire techniques in PvP(?)
Sorcerer SorcererM.jpg SorcererF.jpg Drawing upon the Ether Using etheric techniques in PvP(?)
Stealth alleyskulkM.jpg alleyskulkF.jpg In the shadows Using Stealth techniques in PvP
PVP ODDITIES
Cannibal GhoulFeastM.jpg GhoulFeastF.jpg Even though discouraged by most cultures, cannibalism is making a comeback in Metroplex Eating the flesh of your enemies in PvP
The Faceless Blank-Faced-AvatarM.jpg Blank-Faced-AvatarF.jpg Like a mirror, holding nothing, reflecting everything Capture X gang warfare opponents using Catch Reflection and then use Mirror Gazing
Extreme Angler Fisherking-M.jpg Fisherking-F.jpg A master fisher and the most Extreme catch: the virtual bass Gotten while in full fishing gear; this includes the Virtual Pet Bass. You do not need to have actually caught anything today, nor do you need to actually win the fight. (Does this require pvp??)
Valentine Killer QuadPsycho-M.jpg QuadPsycho-F.jpg The next Valentine Killer Fighting in PvP at the Quad while wearing the Valentine Killer outfit
PVP QUESTING
The Vigilante Reborn MaskedVigilanteM.jpg MaskedVigilanteF.jpg Masked Vigilante, dispensing Justice Defeating vigilante justice opponents (in the quad?) while wearing the Vigilante's mask and repaired Vigilante pistol or show Vigilante pistol
Pusher PusherM.jpg PusherF.jpg Dealing Eclipse For driving demand in gang warfare*
Treasure Hunter Treasure-Hunter-M.jpg Treasure-Hunter-F.jpg Looking for the next big haul For doing Big M's Maps 20-30? times
UNEARTHLY
Mad Scientist Red-Goggles-M.jpg Red-Goggles-F.jpg Experimentation at its finest Probably crafting while under the effects of etheric and red lenses for laughs and then killing opponents with sciencey techniques
Tamer of Secrets HrafnagudM.jpg HrafnagudF.jpg Master of the winds and those who fly on them Use the Raven's Eyes technique four times (following 2 etheric, 2 stealth, 2 fire, and 2 ranged techniques) wearing an owl's mask, jagged hawk talon, feathered cloak, raven's eyes, and crystal raven feather (or other (crystal?) feather?) while joining or active in PvP. You do not have to fight PvP opponents, but it's possible (untested) that you need all 4 types of raven's eyes to be in your PvP deck (i.e. perform them within a reasonable number of combats).
Student of Roy earliestadopterM.jpg earliestadopterF.jpg Busy with important computer stuff Successfully commanding the Pale Swordsman after wearing him down.
Whipstitched Stiched%20Avatar%20M.jpg Stiched%20Avatar%20F.jpg Pieced together with Science! Defeating the Stitched Creation
True Royalty allhailM.jpg allhailF.jpg In full regalia Gaining enough scrolls of lineage while in full regaila and/or something to do with pretenders?
Ecofuel Persona AerobincSalespersonM.jpg AerobincSalespersonF.jpg Showing off the latest and greatest from Aerobinc Putting enough fuel in the Ecofuel Flamethrower / unlocking ~40 techniques (Avatar unlocked through feeding interface)
Maze Explorer MazeDelverM.jpg MazeDelverF.jpg Delver into shifting secrets Descending to the 36th floor within the shifting maze.
UNKNOWN
Cyborg CyborgM.jpg CyborgF.jpg presumably something to do with cyberware in pvp; only the image has been found through url guesswork

The avatar name can be found by mousing over the avatar on the "Avatars" section of your account preferences pages. The alt text can be found by viewing the source of that page.

Custom Avatars

Zack started selling custom avatars on March 29th. To get one, you can purchase an antique camera for 6 unearthly coins (~$30). You can write a short paragraph describing your portrait and Puyo will draw it. Expected turnaround is a number of weeks (though first batch took much less time) - depends on how busy Kinak/Puyo are.

For a list of custom avatars that have been given out, see custom avatars by ID.

Notes

*I got this while driving demand in the docks. The demand for drugs was up to 16 or so, so I was at it for a while. (Another data point, I got mine when drug demand hit 22.) (Another data point: I pushed the drug demand up to 30, and then up to 20 the next day and still didn't get it - bad luck or do you need to push it in all four locations a certain amount? A few days later, I finally got it when I pushed the drugs up to 3 in the quad (first time today), when I had been pushing it there all day yesterday. So it looks like there's not a minimum value, or for a specific location.)

History

That we know of - there are currently ~40 non-custom avatars to find in the game.

Date Notes Avatars
Jan 21, 2009 2 unlocked for everyone initially when avatars went in #1 - Melee
#2 - Ranged
Jan 21, 2009 +7 more rolled out with the initial batch #3 - ?? (Cyborg?)
#4 - Sharpshooter
#5 - Sorcerer
#6 - Blademaster
#7 - Pyromaniac
#8 - Pusher
#9 - The Vigilante Reborn
June 7, 2009 (9 total according to forum post June 7th, 2009)
June 30, 2009 +2 more added from devlog #10/11 (or #11/12?)
Aug 25, 2009 +2 more added from devlog #12/13 (or #13/14)
(one more unmentioned between June 7 and Sept 14, 2009) #14 (or one of 10-13?)
Sept 14, 2009 +1 from red-lensed goggles #15 - Mad Scientist
Nov 10, 2009 (15 total from podcast #2 - there are 2 undiscovered at this point)
(one of undiscovered is #14 and one is the Faceless)
Feb 18, 2010 (still 15 total from podcast #8)
Mar 29, 2010 +1 from feathered cloak #16 - Tamer of Secrets
May 16, 2010 +1 from Extreme Tackle Box #17 - Extreme Angler
June 2, 2010 (+2 more added "over last couple months" from devlog/podast #11) (talking about #16/17?)
June 19, 2010 +1 more added from devlog
Nov 14, 2010 (12 of 22 (24 total counting 1 for cyborg, 1 other unimplemented) have been discovered from podcast #16)
Aug 1, 2011 Cyberware released, avatar now available (confirmed podcast #16)
??? (a bunch of stuff)
Sept 27, 2013 +1 from coat of mysterious circuitry #30 - Student of Roy
Nov 5, 2013 (30 currently available from podcast #33)
+2 more probably added between Nov 5 and June 12 - black tablet shard, blade of the snows, Stainless Skulls helmet, Reflexcoil pants and charmed chain released in between #31,32
June 12, 2014 +1 added, per announcements #33 - Stealth
Sept 18, 2014 Discovered without hints #34 - Whipstitched
March 1, 2015 Podcast 40: "Only one has been added since the last avatar, which <the last avatar> I'm pretty sure you've found" #35 - The Royalty
Aug 10, 2015 Podcast 41: There are ~37 or so avatars, no earthly ones added recently. Have art for Cyberbowl stuff but not added yet. #36 - ???
#37 - Ecofuel Persona
Aug 22, 2015 Recent Updates: "Added three new avatars from PvP" #38-40? (cyberbowl?)
??? Between ecofuel and shifting maze there are four — three of which were announced in above update, one more unknown #41
Feb 11, 2016 +1 from shifting maze #42 (maze explorer)

More ideas (see also discussion):

More hints:

  • Podcast #4: No running away avatar at that time.
  • Podcast #27: No hacking avatar. Might add it at some point but probably won't involve mimetic gear. EDIT: There is Student of Roy now
  • Podcast #29: Scavenge: "I wouldn't be shocked if there was one, but I don't specifically remember putting one in."
  • Podcast #31: "There are some sweet avatars coming up. I'm not going to promise anything specific but there are some stuff you're going to look at and say that's totally hackery." EDIT: Does the timetable work out if this refers to Student of Roy?
  • Podcast #33: "At least one that I'd consider limited time. At least two that don't require limited items. Most of the rest are unearthly."
  • Podcast #34: Defending an area in gang warfare does NOT contribute to most, perhaps all avatars.
  • Podcast #34: At least one of the following exist: Punk, Cyberbowl player, Construction Worker or Mummy.
  • Podcast #35: Many (most?) unearthly avatars don't require PvP, though some do.
  • Podcast #35: Werewolf avatar is conniving, tricky to get accidentally, but can be done in or out of PvP.
  • Podcast #35: There is no stealth avatar at this time. Added.

See also

Avatars by ID

pvp
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