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  • What's Coming in Release 53? We're Glad You Asked! - Shroud of the Avatar - MMORPG.com

    @Torval @Kyleran

    Where Star Citizen shows progress, mechanics, IP, and momentum Shroud is doing monthly telethons, censoring, banning, and hyping a launch that actually happened in 2016.  All the money backers gave them five years ago and they haven't delivered on physical rewards - which I'm pretty sure is enough to get them sued since there is established precedence on delivering physical goods promised during Kickstarter.  They can weasel out of all the rest of it, but the physical stuff comes with a guarantee backed by the courts.  I think where Shroud is would be considered a lot different than where Star Citizen is.  Star Citizen is steady making progress on with their game mechanics, whereas Shroud has a lot of Unity assets and 10fps.
    Sephros
  • Ridiculous In Game Housing System

    Brugas said:
    Brugas said:
    Wizardry said:
    keyword>>>OWN,you spend that 200 bucks and you won't own a single thing,just the license to use that home in game and if game disappears,you won't even have those pixels anymore to use.

    I am a but perturbed that we keep seeing items listed as FOR SALE with real money,but they are not selling us jack,they should be labeled properly as a license to use only.
    Perfect example,i OWN UT99,been playing it for 17 or so years,i can use it fully,mod with it,create maps anything i want.I can play on servers forever as long as there are servers and/or make my own.This is what i call a for sale item that i actually own.
    So you're problem with the game is that you're one of those people who doesn't like seeing real money spent on virtual stuff? Really? That's how old UO was as well, never mind the many games in between the two.  UO is still around after all these years and what you bought there you can still have to this day.

    This game seems just as committed to giving players that as well.  If you don't want to spend real money on stuff, then don't.  You don't have to.  You can earn in-game currency, gold, to buy Crowns of the Obsidians, a premium currency, which is what you can use to buy those things from the in game store as well (off CotO merchants), or you could simply use in game gold and buy taxed or tax-free lot deeds and housing from other players. Happens all the time and people don't have to spend real money to get what they want/need if they'd rather earn it in game. Furthermore everything in game seems to have a real value as well. Some gamers like that.

    If you don't like to see money thrown around in a game, then this is not the game for you.  But if you don't mind, this could be a very rewarding game if you give it a chance.

    That sums it up.  If you don't like P2W and RMT then go somewhere else.
    Well with the RMT yeah, but there really isnt a P2W in the game.  All skills have to be earned just like every other player.  There is no easy way around that.  Even if you wanted to craft and dumped a ton of cash into buying materials... you still have to have earned the craft xp pools to skill up.  Its not like other games where you just do something/use a skill, etc and increase those skills by simple usage.  Have to acquire an adventure xp pool & craft xp pool to use in order to gain skills.  So there is no P2W atm and they've done a good job keeping it balanced from that... there is a P2HaveNiceStuff&Decorations though.

    It's true about the P2W, too.  The devs will agree with this and have said so in their forums.  They say that because the game is RMT that the whales will always have a P2W advantage because they can buy everything.  They can even pay someone else to power level their accounts and buy all the best armor and weapons in game and then pay some more to restore max durability so they never have to lose their expensive P2W RMT armor and weapons.
    Hluill
  • 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.


    Cry some more. Maybe rune_74 will buy you a beer and cry with you.



    Nah, better to wait for the next telethon. Devs are always down for a party.

    jammaplayaAron_Swordmaster
  • 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
  • The MMOsThat Had It Worst in 2017 - The List - MMORPG.com

    If Shroud of the Avatar would do a wipe before they launch in March and stop all the RMT and stop making items for microtransactions the priority, they could focus development on all the broken mechanics and glitchy systems and bugs.
    SomeHumanX-MarKjammaplayaSarlapostlarvalAron_Swordmasterjason523