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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.
  • Does Classic Charm Make for an MMO Worth Playing? - Shroud of the Avatar Review - MMORPG.com

    Dated appearance - by having one of the best looking game worlds to date.
    Grind - every mmo has
    Heavily overpriced housing - that is the opinion of someone unemployed or under-employed
    Poor combat - very biased, doesn't even go into skill synergy
    Ugly user interface - I found the user interface to be engaging and new, like Spellborn. Then again the reviewer probably isn't familar with orginality when it comes to gaming. I guarantee he plays fortnite.

    Where you say " Heavily overpriced housing - that is the opinion of someone unemployed or under-employed"

    For $30,0000.00, the price of one of the castles they sold (DID NOT EVEN COME WITH A LAND DEED); for that much money you could hire a team of contractors and have them build a really decent sized in-ground swimming pool at your real  life house.  You could also buy a decently tricked out real boat for open ocean saltwater fishing excursions, ... you see where this is going don't you?

    You think this opinion that a $30k house that still requires a $15k land deed is the opinion of someone unemployed or under-employed?  Are you Richard Garriott?  Because for most people $45,000 represents something that is better than the annual household income for entire first world families.
  • Shockingly Awful Community And Community Management

    Can't.  Stop.  Watching!

  • Shroud of the Avatar, insanely awesome!

    What does Euro gamer have to do with what someone else likes ? They;ve been grinding their axes since Tabula Rasa ... Euro Gamer is about as important to me as dog poop on the disc golf course .

     If Shroud wants to keep the servers online, Eurogamer will matter to them.  Metacritic already has a first review done too, not looking so good, but you can certainly continue to have a good time.
    I'm curious why you are posting negative comments in a thread that was about positivity ?

    This sounds like some of the crazy cult rhetoric from the game's official forums.   Only positive posting is allowed there and everyone else must be silenced and banned.  You are probably in the group that likes to say that community is a wonderful community.  They are all for show.  They smile and help and take you straight to the RMT market and then if you complain or become critical of the game you are censored and banned by the moderators.

    Get a grip.

    What I posted was not negative, it was a harsh and critical review done by writers from Eurogamer.  Your response is why people can't have real discussions on the Shroud forums - you want to censor me because my input doesn't fit with the narrative you want.  Welcome to the real world, not everyone will always say what you want to hear.  Please go back to the Shroud forums if you want to live with your head in the sand.
  • Shroud of the Avatar, insanely awesome!

    Eurogamer released their review of Shroud today.  I don't think they're going to be doing anymore reviews for SOTA.
    Markus Grundmann: In the end, Shroud of the Avatar is a pretty big disappointment. I'm sorry because I really wanted to like the game, but I just did not enjoy it. His quests are uninspired, the presentation looks lifeless and technically outdated. The ability to build houses and design them is nice, but in practice not much more than a well-developed gimmick. The game is full of bugs, the story is full of clichés and plays at most on the edge at all a role. The combat system is not really one, although character development via activated and deactivated skills is an interesting approach. The sad thing is that you can see that the creators of Shroud of the Avatar meant it well - and then they failed on the whole. The game could build a fanbase of former Ultima friends, yes. Compared to other MMOs, it will most likely be a marginal phenomenon. And unfortunately, rightly so.
    Martin Woger: I hold back a little bit, I've only been able to stand the game for a handful of hours, unlike Markus, but my impression of that time is all he wrote and worse. As someone who grew up with Ultima, the story is not even a relapse into early Ultima times. They were amazingly wild and sometimes creative, this is the most generic fantasy pumpkin of the cheapest kind, flattest MMO quests of the worst kind included and not too close. The game crashes almost every hour, the MMO houses worlds are a questionable gimmick, which seems only in the end to fuel the in-game real money shop, the combat system more stupid than that of Ultima 7, navigation more frustrating than in Ultima 8 Unpatched to jump and the menus and the inventory a relapse into a mistake that Lord British should have recognized long ago as such. He apparently wanted to cross his biggest, undeniable achievements, one of the most important solo RPG series and possibly the most influential pre-warcraft MMO ever. It just went completely wrong, even if it did not feel like a much too expensive sold beta. For sure. Games are patched for a long time and evolve. But if this is an at least loose idea of ​​"finished" that the developer seems to cherish, then I have little hope that Shroud of the Avatar will land on a level that I would call "okay," not to mention higher consecrations , Oh how the mighty have fallen ...

  • Richard Garriott's Official Shroud of the Avatar Description Eliminates 'CEO' Title

    I would like someone in the media to contact Tracy Hickman and get the scoop on the novels that are still owed.
  • Richard Garriott's Official Shroud of the Avatar Description Eliminates 'CEO' Title

    Maybe the next article can be on the hyped episode 2 content that was promised for episode 1 and paid for with Kickstarter funding in 2013.  Or the physical Kickstarter rewards that still haven't been created, much less delivered even though they were paid for in 2013.  Or maybe an article on the bugs that have been in game since before persistence in 2016 began and still haven't been fixed.
  • Richard Garriott's Official Shroud of the Avatar Description Eliminates 'CEO' Title

    kaladek51 said:
    Actually, the fact that there are no directors (or if he is no longer a director) has legal implications in the event of a lawsuit and who can be sued. Interesting.
    There was a COO but he quietly left last May I think it was.  I don't recall who the most recent CFO was but there's no longer mention of one on their team page.
  • Richard Garriott's Official Shroud of the Avatar Description Eliminates 'CEO' Title

    Who's titles changed besides Garriott?  Starr Long and Chris Spears titles didn't change.
  • Shroud of the Avatar Update 59 Launches Today with the Revamped New Player Experience - MMORPG.com

    Sota finally is F2P, that's interesting news, I wonder what they will give away next.