The TIME SINK is REAL!

Before I get on this soapbox, please remember a few things: 1) This game is actively being developed. 2)It is EARLY ACCESS – AKA not finished yet. 3)Crafting has not received a significant amount of dev time. 4) Optimizations will come later and all comments/concerns are about the CURRENT STATE 5) Did I mention, the game is currently being worked, hence EARLY ACCESS displayed on the top left corner of the game? Are you sure? Am I sure? Nope. Time for soapbox! As many know, my in-game livelihood is derived…

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Thoughts on PvP flagged characters

This post is not meant to be my comprehensive list of my ideas on how to improve PvP – it is thoughts on today’s chat 🙂 Today there was a discussion in Nobles chat (yes, I’m one of those bastards) about how to get more people to flag for PvP. As many people know, PvP is one of the most controversial subjects, if not the most controversial topic, in Shroud of the Avatar. Almost any time there is a thread posted on the official forums about PvP it gets derailed…

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Exploit allows NPC’s to be killed

“Woe is me!  I can’t train my skills in Owl’s Head, for several of the NPC’s are all dead.” That is what hundreds of visitors to Owl’s Head have been saying since yesterday evening when some unnamed individual killed many of the NPC’s, including most people’s favorite skill trainer, Mervyn. His carcass has been festering in the streets for over 10 hours without a healer able to resurrect him. Unfortunately, NPC’s can not be resurrected in SotA without the assistance of some godlike individuals and they do not always respawn….

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Ban Hammer strikes swiftly…

Our good friends at Portalarium have issued a “small series of bans … for players knowingly exploiting the game.”  This ban comes the day after persistence and it speaks volumes. First, by issuing bans for exploits a day after the game went into persistence, it shows that the developers of Shroud of the Avatar aren’t going to sit idly while the players exploit the game. Second, it shows a degree of mercy, because instead of issuing permanent bans, the developers issued 72 hour bans and rolled back the gains that…

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Deathbringer saves us!

It has been reported by Dippybird that the “Deathbringer,” Oneandonly, has saved the world from his malevolent creation. At the 11th hour, the Deathbringer was able to find and squash several game stopping bugs. The Deathbringer was helped by Unity, who opened themselves up to him, and gave him access to their source code. The Deathbringer dove into the entrails of Unity and was able to pull out and isolate several game stoppers in their code that was causing Shroud to crash. Saint Deathbringer responded to questions by saying that…

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The end is nigh!

One week until final wipe and the QA server is up. With 7 days until final wipe, it is my expectation that the normal server will be damned near vacant and initial impressions are showing this to be true. My friends list is damned near vacant as I type this; however, I see many friends on the QA server. Several of the people that I have spoken to are taking a break from the game and prepping for final wipe. Those that plan on sticking around have been logging onto…

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