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  • Griefers costing me rl money ?

    yeah, that's the death mechanic in a nutshell; there's more to it though and it should come with inventive/safeties that keep players from camping or being camped repeatedly... anywho, check back in 2020 to see if this is still whats being planned. :dizzy:
    PhryKyleranGdemamiOctagon7711MrMelGibsonBruceYeebcbullysolochoowookieTheScavengerScotand 1 other.
  • Portalarium, please don't take elderly people's retirement money from them.

    Considering how Reg CF shares work, I don't think this player realizes how risky his investment was and he may not understand that no market exists to trade Reg CF shares in.  You should give this person his money back. He's been posting these claims in your official notice for investment SeedInvest Campaign - Discussions with Richard Garriott / Lord British and his posts haven't been deleted so I'm guessing it's not a troll.  Do the right thing.

    https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/forum/index.php?threads/seedinvest-campaign-discussions-with-richard-garriott-lord-british.91215/page-40#post-859848



    https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/forum/index.php?threads/seedinvest-campaign-discussions-with-richard-garriott-lord-british.91215/page-41#post-860555
     





    GdemamiPhizbinbartoni33BitterClingerAzaron_NightbladechambordinElduriankikoodutroa8Rawyn
  • Shockingly Awful Community And Community Management

    Can't.  Stop.  Watching!


    postlarvalAragon100Aron_SwordmasterMrMelGibsonNycteliosOctagon7711KyleranPhizbin
  • My Review after playing a year+ now

    But the game is pay to win.  Even the devs say it's pay to win.  The game has so much pay to win that the entire EULA is being redone to allow everything to be RMT. So you can go and buy everything for real money and win.

    But that's not the original pay to win, that's just to get around all the time sinks.  The gold sinks have real pay to win in the cash shops.  Buy a tax free deed, now you don't have to pay taxes.  That's pay to win.  You can also buy a commission free vendor so you never have to pay fee for selling anything and that's another huge pay to win benefit.  But wait, that's not all.  You know that $100 sword you bought in RMT?  You can go to the cash shop and buy premium currency called COTO and use that to fully repair your sword to max durability, so that's another way for pay to win to happen.

    Really glad to hear you like the game and think it's a sleeper hit.  Enjoy it while it's around but don't spread misinformation.  The game has so much pay to win it leaves people feeling dirty.
    LeFantomekjempffJamesGoblinMegilindirjimmywolfGdemamiEarthgirl
  • The MMOsThat Had It Worst in 2017 - The List - MMORPG.com



    Shroud of The Avatar is probably the worst MMO I have ever seen with the hype that it had. That game is pure trash and will be an epic failure. That said, Richard Garriot supposedly made great games back in the 1980's. Seeming that Koster was the charge of UO, I am not sure it would be fitting for Garriot to take credit for that.



    Anyway, SoTA is trash.



    This. Raph is a legend and the genius that made UO great. He makes games fun, SOTA is the opposite of fun.
    KezAzzameanIce-QueenjammaplayaSarlaAron_Swordmasterjason523
  • Shroud of the Avatar - Invading Europe - MMORPG.com

    Mitara said:
    The biggest problem with SOTA is the unity engines seperation of areas. Had it been a one world server instead, ti would really have boosted the quality. Right now.. loading times are dreadful and I cant see them fix that.

    Port finally came out and said they were having major issues with Windows and Unity compatibility.  Anyone following Unity knows there have been issues there since Win10 was released, and finally the devs are acknowledging it.  Unity and how Port uses client machines to control AI and scene host, this game will always be loading screen with mad hitching and hacking.
    RawynAron_SwordmasterKyleranJamesGoblinIce-Queen
  • "If we don't do that, then the game will never be finished." Port response to funding questions

    SEANMCAD said:
    I am an investor and I can tell you, you are not guaranteed a positive return.

    here is the thing that so many here are struggling to understand, the future always delivers conditions that one does not expect. 
    In the vast majority of so called 'promises' there is always a large unknown about the future, buildings burn, people die, money gets stolen, people go rouge and loose all the cash, walls dont get built, courts supercede executive orders. and even though you have DESERVE the money it might not exist.
    There are very few exceptions, even your FDIC guaranteed iron clad major legal agreement to the interest in your bank account is not assured 10%
    I'm sure you're also a doctor, lawyer, president, holy man, and a time traveler.  That does not change the fact that when a publisher signs on to publish a game that they wouldn't want to see the game published.  This game has three publishers and still the developer says that if players for this Early Access title don't use the cash shop the game will not finish.  I don't need to see a contract to know that investors and especially publishers would want a product to make money.  Why wouldn't they want to at least try?
    GdemamiYashaXpostlarvalRawyn
  • "If we don't do that, then the game will never be finished." Port response to funding questions

    SEANMCAD said:
    I would like the conversation to stay on topic so perhaps you can contribute by sharing your opinion on the subject of how sometimes its simply not possible to create the game despite promises

    thoughts?

    On topic would be great, what are your thoughts on the development of Shroud of the Avatar and the statement that basically says that if backers don't buy from the add-on store the game will never be finished?

    What are your thoughts, reasons for those those thoughts and how do you see the developers finding ways to keep their product alive without scaring their backers into spending more money out of fear of losing their pledges?  Do you have any theories?  Do you believe what's going on could be something else entirely?  Do you believe they are just bad developers and don't understand the industry?  Instead of telling everyone else what they should think, why don't you try telling people what you think?
    GdemamiKyleranXodic
  • Portalarium and Travian have a new website with new terms for SOTA

    laxie said:
    Wait what? No more RMT?

    Didn't they explicitly state they want to facilitate RMT purchases about 6 months ago? I was under the impression that their goal is turning SOTA into a big RMT marketplace.

    This is on the bottom of the first page continued at the top of the second page of the terms on the new site.

    TRAVIAN GAMES offers the game solely to consumers as defined by § 13 of the German Civil Code [BGB]. Use of the game for profit-making or other commercial purposes is prohibited. Only persons aged 18 years at the time of registration are entitled to participate in the game. Minors are only entitled to participate in the game if the consent of their legal representative has been granted prior to registration for the game. When regis- 2 tering, the user expressly confirms that he has reached the age of 18 and, for minors, that the consent of their legal representative has been obtained. TRAVIAN GAMES may determine that the consent of the legal representative does not suffice.
    laxiePhry
  • Portalarium and Travian have a new website with new terms for SOTA

    laxie said:
    laxie said:
    Wait what? No more RMT?

    Didn't they explicitly state they want to facilitate RMT purchases about 6 months ago? I was under the impression that their goal is turning SOTA into a big RMT marketplace.

    This is on the bottom of the first page continued at the top of the second page of the terms on the new site.

    TRAVIAN GAMES offers the game solely to consumers as defined by § 13 of the German Civil Code [BGB]. Use of the game for profit-making or other commercial purposes is prohibited. Only persons aged 18 years at the time of registration are entitled to participate in the game. Minors are only entitled to participate in the game if the consent of their legal representative has been granted prior to registration for the game. When regis- 2 tering, the user expressly confirms that he has reached the age of 18 and, for minors, that the consent of their legal representative has been obtained. TRAVIAN GAMES may determine that the consent of the legal representative does not suffice.
    That is interesting.

    I haven't been following the game closely. I thought at some point, they were trying to actually turn it into a RMT game, where people can literally trade real world money with one another. Is that not true?

    The EULA has been a point of contention lately because one of the top players in the game got caught selling RMT power level services, and one of the devs told everyone what he was doing was against the EULA and it wasn't allowed.  But then Darkstarr came out and said it was ok in a forum post and went on to say that everything in the game was good for RMT.  All gold sales, all item sales, and all services.  He promised to update the EULA to reflect the changes because that's huge and right now their native EULA doesn't allow any of that.

    Then today it was discovered that Travian is running things now, but everyone is being really quiet about it all.  Lots of people asking questions and none of the devs are saying anything, so maybe it's all true.  If that's the case, everything Darkstarr said about RMT was wrong because Travian doesn't allow RMT in any of their games.
    Phry