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Old 10th January 2014, 8:18 AM   #1
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There's a thread for this game in the PC section, but I believe this needs another one here for the MMO fans who have played Ultima Online (UO) or want a game like UO again.

Kickstarter currently in Alpha, this game is basically the new UO. Reading the forums you can see the skills, magic and lore is all UO based. There's going to be housing too - just like UO days, first in best dressed gets the plots!

UO was the best game for me played it for nearly 10 years, and nothing has come close, I've tried pretty much every other mmo out there and all have failed.
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Old 10th January 2014, 8:26 AM   #2
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Oh man this will be awesome if it gets past vapourware.

I agree UO was the best MMO ever and eagerly await this game.
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Old 10th January 2014, 11:14 AM   #3
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Oh man this will be awesome if it gets past vapourware.

I agree UO was the best MMO ever and eagerly await this game.
Well he did raise over 3 million dollars.

Been following it since Last week when I found it.

If you back now you can play Alpha later this month.

ETA is October.
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Old 10th January 2014, 1:58 PM   #4
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http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...aken-virtues-0

Raised 2 million from Kickstarter.

https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/?page_id=29385

Raised: $2,986,102
SotA: $1,066,827 Kickstarter: $1,919,275

Raised 3 million total!

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https://shroudoftheavatar.com/forum/...schedule.3875/

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RELEASE 2: January 24 - January 26 2014
  • Crafting: We will be opening up crafting for testing with more than 100 recipes. Chests full of crafting resources will be provided. Crafting will initially focus on refining and production for smithing, tailoring, and carpentry.
  • Shopping: Shopkeepers will be open for business for selling and buying.
  • Town 2: An additional municipality (likely village sized) will be open for business! Exiting one municipality will take you immediately to the other municipality.
  • List Inventory: For those who prefer spreadsheets to immersion. The inventory battle royale continues!
  • Character Customization++: Characters will be wiped, but you will now have even more options when creating your character to make it look unique including: facial features, scaling, and more content (hairstyles, head shapes, skin tones, hair colors, etc.)
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Old 10th January 2014, 11:31 PM   #5
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Sorry I'm just cynical and assume all new releases are vapour until a release date is set.

I'm truely wishing the best for this. Some of my best gaming years was on UO.
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Old 11th January 2014, 10:09 AM   #6
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anyone know if the backing $ will go towards the full game? Not sure if I'm keen on paying $45 only to have to spend another $60 in october.
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anyone know if the backing $ will go towards the full game? Not sure if I'm keen on paying $45 only to have to spend another $60 in october.
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spend $25USD on KS to get the alpha/beta access and digital download of final version
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spend $25USD on KS to get the alpha/beta access and digital download of final version
KickStarter is finished, cheapest for Alpha/Beta is US$45.

Town lots are US$200 (SOLD OUT) and store prices for items are not cheap https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/?page_id=9085
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Old 11th January 2014, 12:17 PM   #9
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KickStarter is finished, cheapest for Alpha/Beta is US$45.
ah ok - that makes sense now

$45 for the direct pledge on their website

Sebstar - same deal though.... DRM-free, digital download of the game & Exclusive Early Bird Alpha + Beta Access (estimated Alpha delivery in December 2013)
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Old 23rd January 2014, 12:05 PM   #10
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Release 2 (23rd Jan)

https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/?p=34310
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Old 26th January 2014, 12:00 PM   #11
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So anyone playing this? What was the latest release like?

Still keen on people's thoughts before I go get in.
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So anyone playing this? What was the latest release like?

Still keen on people's thoughts before I go get in.
Its still very much alpha for the point of getting feedback ASAP. Mostly focused around getting feedback on crafting which seems to have both positive and negative feedback. (can't make everyone happy)

I'm mostly waiting to see combat, they are going try out some card system, they want to make it more random rather than just button bashing that all MMORPGs are currently. I'm skeptical but we will see.
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Old 20th February 2014, 9:46 AM   #13
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Release 3 instructions:

https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/?p=35725

supposedly multiplayer will be enabled!?
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Old 22nd February 2014, 12:13 PM   #14
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yeah multiplayer is enabled. the whole thing feels very clunky, which is to be expected given that its an alpha release. Next release will be more interesting with combat etc.
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Anyone playing SoTA? I have it installed havent logged in yet.
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