Shroud of the Avatar drops Release 26 update with a full character wipe

Here's the bad news for players looking forward to the next major Shroud of the Avatar patch: A character wipe is happening. All of your character and housing information is getting wiped away due to various large-scale changes being made to combat. As with previous wipes, you'll earn 300% additional experience until you reach the level of experience you had before the wipe, so you can at least get your progress back pretty quickly. The good news, on the other hand, is the fact that nearly everything in the game has been updated and improved.

Characters will now have access to five new scenes, including more stops along the Truth and Courage story arcs, and the combat engine has had significant changes to balance and responsiveness. There's also a new crafting architecture in place within the game, allowing dedicated creators even more options in the long run. Check out the full list of patch notes before diving into the latest patch to experience it for yourself.

Source: Official Site. Thanks, BigMikeyOcho!
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Coolit
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Coolit

mjfife85 I've been playing for well over a year now and as a non Ultima fan I would recommend it however you need to realize this is not a launched game and as such is incomplete. It's the first MMO in literally years that has kept me playing even in it's unfinished state, my advice is that if you do take the plunge join a guild as the community in this game is second to none.

mindshadow
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mindshadow

PaganRites mjfife85 I would say that statement is more true for Ultima Online fans than it would be for the classic single player Ultima fans.

PaganRites
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PaganRites

mjfife85 If you were an Ultima fan, I wholeheartedly recommend it.  Best community in gaming right now.

Oyjord
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Oyjord

The game is far from complete, but it's more fun right now than many fully released games. I'm loving it.

mindshadow
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mindshadow

enamelizer Early access players are going to have a massive head start.  Not sure how they can set a final wipe date so far ahead of the game even being completed...

enamelizer
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enamelizer

Will there be a wipe before launch, or will early access players have a big head start?

mindshadow
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mindshadow

captainzor Aside from the combat system itself, the feel of combat is atrocious.  The models, animation, vfx/sfx, are all horrendously sluggish, non-responsive, slow, and totally unpolished.  They've continually promised over and over again that they're going to fix all that up.  But I think they still have some deeply rooted core combat system issues to fix/balance before they can even get to the polish.

mindshadow
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mjfife85 Yeah, I would recommend you wait at least 6 months or more.  They are very far from being complete.

captainzor
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captainzor

Would love to see how this new combat looks.  Combat, from what I can tell, has been the most common and major gripe from posters.

BigMikeyOcho
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BigMikeyOcho

Eliot, that's not the tip I sent you. :P The tip I sent gave dates for SotA's FINAL character wipe, which for most games these days, is almost synonymous with a "launch" date. (July 28th, btw)
https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/forum/index.php?threads/final-wipe-and-lot-selection.44430/#post-495030
http://ultimacodex.com/2016/01/shroud-of-the-avatar-starr-long-drafting-final-wipe-and-lot-posts/ - link if you can't see the above one
I rarely send in tips, at least get them right when I do. :)

FunkyCold
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mjfife85 I haven't played for a while (2 updates ago) but at the moment it's very 'early-access-y' still and quite frustrating in areas. Knowing what I know now I'd wait a few more months...

mjfife85
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mjfife85

Does anyone who play this recommend it at all? I've been paying attention to this game and it sounds awesome, I just don't if I want to pull the trigger on it.

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