Shroud of the Avatar

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  1. sbm888

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    https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/

    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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    Oh man this will be awesome if it gets past vapourware.

    I agree UO was the best MMO ever and eagerly await this game.
     
  3. Elyzion

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    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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    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/portalarium/shroud-of-the-avatar-forsaken-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!

    Easy Access Schedule for backers:

    https://shroudoftheavatar.com/forum/index.php?threads/early-access-schedule.3875/

     
  5. Sabien

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    such a bad game. over and over i've heard they were banning people from steam forums, even 500USD donators based on bad reviews. i love ultima series, but this is some horrible horrible crap.
     
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    I had a go a bunch of releases ago. Was seriously not impressed. I backed it, but basically treat all the release emails as spam. I should try now that its persistent, but I don't hold high hopes.
     
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    This thread definitely deserves a bump with this amazing game that follows the UO series and embraces it incredibly well. SOTA;
    https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/?port_evt=login&page_id=29385


    I have been playing this for the last 2 months and find it amazing.

    I have a lot of resources for SOTA and can answer any questions.

    It is an amazing game with a very high level of complexity in combat, crafting and building (a house, farming, etc).

    It is like WOW but you don't have to look like a cartoon t00l.

    I find it awesome how you can just develop across magic, swords or ranged and exist anywhere in-between so there is no character class but instead you develop your skills as you see fit. You can also wear any armor or use any weapon you like but you will suffer impairment to magic casting (fizzle rate (spell cast fails) goes up when wearing plate and movement speed slows) or rate of fire (bow) if wearing plate. The dynamics are incredible and give the player total freedom to develop in any way they desire.

    Here are some useful links;
    World Map
    https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/map/
    ADVANCED MASTER TRAINERS
    https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/f...e-are-all-the-advanced-master-trainers.42815/
    Crafting
    http://sotawiki.net/sota/Crafting
    Taming (this is the best one I have found)
    https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/f...g-and-other-taming-skills-r55-updated.112216/
    Primary Quest Chain (log in to see the hyperlinks for others on that page) - there are four and you then get a house (after completing Path of the Oracle)
    https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/f...pter-of-dread-highvale-skrekk-grannus.105463/
    Armor stats (shows Fizzle Rate (Fz%) etc, etc)
    http://sotawiki.net/sota/Armor_stats
    Advanced Taming Spreadsheet - a recent release allows for the taming of Wyverns if you have high enough skill
    https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/f...aming-spreadsheet-and-assorted-musings.82454/
    Enchanting/Gem Socketing
    https://crimsoncross.enjin.com/forum/m/5806385/viewthread/28565740-enchantinggem-socketing
    Food (you can run with 2 active at a time a 2 hour and a 4 hour)
    http://sotawiki.net/sota/Food
     
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    Latest Patch Notes;
    SOTA Release 59 Patch Notes: October 26, 2018
    https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/?p=100939#more-100939
    Some awesome features released;
    - finally they have a Universal (global) chat channel which has pumped a whole new lease of life into the game.
    - Pumpkin Head can be a tough but fun fight, best to wait till daylight to do it,
    - bug tracking spreadsheet for the community to view (why has it taken so long...........)
    - fishing is taken off (not sure I care),
    - Owl's Head Sewer 10+ revamped with Lich Boss and loot's,
    and much, much more detail in the patch notes.......................................
     
  20. s4mmy

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    Might be interested in getting into it. I still play Ultimo Online. What’s getting started like?
     

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