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Shroud of the Avatar: Exclusive Interview with Richard Garriott Tonight

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,572MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

Rob will be talking with Richard Garriott tonight at 9:30pm ET, 6:30pm PT about Shroud of the Avatar's progress, its recent stretch goals on Kickstarter, and the over design philosophy of the game as both an MMO and single-player RPG. Be sure to join us in our MMORPG.com Live Stream channel for this special event.

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  • birdycephonbirdycephon Salt Lake City, UTPosts: 1,314Member
    The game graphics look like they'd fit it nicely 10 years ago. The game is not backed by Big Money, and it clearly shows.
  • BenbradaBenbrada Plainfield, ILPosts: 328Member Uncommon
    Yeah sad to say but I too am having a hard time getting past the graphics as shallow as that sounds.
  • BillMurphyBillMurphy Managing Editor Berea, OHPosts: 2,356MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon
    Well, it IS a prototype, so hopefully Richard will have some good news on the visuals-front this evening.
  • RaquisRaquis hartenbosPosts: 536Member Common
    i am very interested in playing this real role playing game but it must look good not just be intelligent.
  • MazhurgMazhurg Trenton, ONPosts: 5Member

    Seriously? Eyecandy over gameplay? .... disapointed. You know what made the classics last and entice people so much? It sure wasn't the graphics...

    In any case, the graphics shown so far are placeholders, not really a representation of the final product.

     

  • Hausakluif_MMHausakluif_MM Euclid, OHPosts: 2Member
    Portalarium has stated that the graphics shown above are the placeholder / stock graphics that they are using to test the game system. These are NOT the graphics that will be released when the game is complete. 
     
  • stormshadowistormshadowi , NYPosts: 2Member
    Richard... I retract my harsh worded post, because I did not realize it was NCSoft's doing of what happened with Tabula Rasa... That said, I will give you another chance... I hated that Tabula Rasa did not follow in the same amazing content footsteps of Ultima Online *of which I began playing during beta, and is to this day my favorite MMORPG game to date.  I am moving back to Austin at the end of this month, and was there during the NCSoft days, working right down the street from the office there.
  • stormshadowistormshadowi , NYPosts: 2Member

    @Richard Garriott... I retract my harsh worded post, because I did not realize it was NCSoft's doing of what happened with Tabula Rasa... That said, I will give you another chance... I hated that Tabula Rasa did not follow in the same amazing content footsteps of Ultima Online *of which I began playing during beta, and is to this day my favorite MMORPG game to date.  I am moving back to Austin at the end of this month, and was there during the NCSoft days, working right down the street from the office there.

  • usuckmmorpgcomusuckmmorpgcom c, KYPosts: 1,348Member
    Originally posted by birdycephon
    The game graphics look like they'd fit it nicely 10 years ago. The game is not backed by Big Money, and it clearly shows.

    Most RG games don't need fancy graphics. That's what companies like Trion and Funcom do to try and hide their craptastic gameplay from gullible MMO players.

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