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Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues

Taoiseach de na Arach Glas
Foghladha
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Posted On: 11/27/2014 at 12:09 PM
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Game Summary

Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues is a fantasy RPG that combines a single player narrative with a sandbox MMO created by a team that includes: Richard “Lord British” Garriott the creator of the Ultima series,Starr Long the Director of Ultima Online, and Tracy Hickman the author ofDragonlance

  • Episodic Content: Five episodes of virtue based stories created by Richard Garriott and Tracy Hickman; supported by prequel novels starting with Blade of the Avatar.
  • Single Player Offline Mode: Players will adventure through over 40 hours of story in an interactive world where their choices during ethical paradoxes have consequences.
  • Selective Multiplayer Modes: You can also play with everyone in a single world with three different online modes (Single Player, Friends Only, and Open).
  • Classless Character System: Vast customization options with hundreds of skills and spells in over 20 different skill trees.
  • Player Driven Economy: Deep crafting system where the best items are made by players and player items are the main source of loot found in the game.
  • Skillful Combat: A new way to prepare and fight in an RPG by building custom decks of skills and dynamically activating them in combat.
  • PVP: Consensual with Open PVP flags, zones, and Guild Warfare.
  • Pay Once to Play: No subscription fees. Each episode (released approximately annually) is a one time fee and everything in the game can be purchased with in game gold that can be earned (except for some exclusive backer rewards).
  • Player Housing: Non instanced, finite, and embedded in the world with multiple group living options.
  • Social: Full Guild System, Highly Active Community and Player Owned Towns.
  • Crowd Sourced & Funded: Support the project by contributing content (and receive compensation) or by pledging (and receive exclusive rewards).
  • Open Development: Players help shape the game by giving feedback on monthly early access releases, videos, weekly updates, blog postings, forums, chat, etc.

More Information: https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/

Last Edited on: 07/02/2015 at 09:40 AM
"It's not the loot and accolades you walk away with, it's the memories and friendships that you cherish forever." - Foghladha
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Ban Fili de na Ulchabhan Dearg
Seacoral
Ban Fili de na Ulchabhan Dearg
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Replied On: 11/28/2014 at 03:51 AM PST
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I do not see where we can go as a family with everyone able to play by themselves.

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Caomhnoir de na Ulchabhan Buí
LordMelchom
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Replied On: 11/28/2014 at 05:14 PM PST
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I have the same question.. this does not seem like a MMo at all. More like a Single player game that has Elements of a MMo. More like Path of exile if you ask me 

The people who influence you are the people who believe in you. Henry Drummond
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Taoiseach de na Arach Glas
Foghladha
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Replied On: 11/28/2014 at 06:10 PM PST
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It does have the makings to be a very anti-social game which turned me off of it right out the gate, but I have been playing it in pre-alpha and it's not terribly bad. Feels like stepping into an old school MMO however with a huge learning curve and information overload. It was like trying to learn DAOC all over again. It's core mode is a MMO approach. I was playing with dozens of people at the same time. It's just if you want to turn off the outside world you can start the game as a solo game or an invite mode. The main game however is open.

"It's not the loot and accolades you walk away with, it's the memories and friendships that you cherish forever." - Foghladha
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Lorgaire de na Aracos
Berelyth
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Replied On: 02/07/2015 at 05:17 AM PST

The last scene shown was a character galloping like a horse and striking together 2-halves of a coconut. I've always wanted to do that.

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Bandraoi de na Ulchabhan Bán
Kitty
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Replied On: 06/04/2015 at 04:44 PM PDT
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Buy to play? Coconut clap mount!? Offline mode!?!? D:

*Kitty faints*

I can't be a backer or a founder, but I can't wait to see this game! :D

"Be the player you want to meet".- Foghladha
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Curadh de na Capall Donn
Botak
Curadh de na Capall Donn
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Replied On: 06/04/2015 at 07:26 PM PDT

I was pledge on this during kickstarter. I installed the game few months ago and I only logged twice to play the game and deleting it after that.

Now I'm back to ESO TU

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Seaimpin de na Aracos Buí
Tayto
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Replied On: 06/05/2015 at 06:32 AM PDT
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Grimgryphon,

 

$800 is no small chunk of change, and I haven't heard many good things regarding Richard Garriot. The fact that they treat their backers so poorly is pretty telling that he's as, "I'm right and you're wrong because I'm Lord British!" as he usually has been.

 

I played "Richard Garriot's Tabula Rasa" only for the game to shut down a couple of months later. This game literally had his name right on the cover. So of course I already felt this his, "Lordship" ripped me off.

 

I'm already going to avoid this game and any other game with his name on it like the plague.

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Ard Tiarna de na Ulchabhan Buí
Elth
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Replied On: 06/06/2015 at 08:16 PM PDT
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I backed this game at the $25 level or something; whatever the lowest backing entry was for a digital copy of the game.  This was much the same as Pathfinder Online, it had a lot of potential as a sandbox MMO but due to the way they get their funding they are missing a lot of the guts that make an MMO fun to play. One of my biggest pet hates is poor character animations; You can have the best mechanics and the most amazing content in the world, but if it's missing smooth character animations I may as well be playing a MUD.

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Taoiseach de na Arach Glas
Foghladha
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Replied On: 07/02/2015 at 09:41 AM PDT
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Moving to the StreamTeam forum as it is no longer in the running for possible chapter. We will however have a Guild Setup for use in our livestreams that yyou're welcome to gather in and hang out if you like under the understanding that it's not a formal guild and we wont be organizing it at all. It will be purely for use during our visits with the Streams of Epic Adventure and Fog's Side Quests.

"It's not the loot and accolades you walk away with, it's the memories and friendships that you cherish forever." - Foghladha
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