Shroud of the Avatar kicks off another free trial weekend today

Someone in our comments a few days back was just wishing he could pop into Shroud of the Avatar on a free trial to check it out before plunking down cold hard Steam cash. Good news for that guy: Portalarium announced today that it’s running another free trial period beginning today and ending April 10.

To hop in and check it out, all you have to do is create an account and get it downloaded. Just keep in mind that you’ll be under some restrictions while you poke around gratis. For example, you can’t trade, you can’t buy stuff from vendors, you can’t nab a housing lot, you can’t gank people (sorry, gankers!), and you can’t play in offline mode. Portalarium also reserves the right to delete your account data if you don’t upgrade when you’re done. That’s their goal, after all!

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Paragon Lost

Won’t do Steam.

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CasualSlacks

Not sure what you mean, but for what it’s worth, it’s a standalone executable.

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Paragon Lost

What’s to understand? Don’t you have to go through Steam to play? ie: You need a Steam account. Note my quote from the article above.

” free trial to check it out before plunking down cold hard Steam cash”

Again. I won’t do Steam.

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Vagabond Sam

I think what’s confusing the other poster is they are telling you SOTA has a stand alone client that doesn’t touch Steam but you keep referring to ‘not doing stream ‘

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Paragon Lost

Guess it’s confusing me as well. I thought that SotA required Steam like Secret World Legends is going to as well. :(

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Christopher Angeles

With the free trial weekend starting, SotA is really getting hit hard with bad comments ( on other websites) and not just the game but also towards the devs. Is there a reason for this? The game looks great and the throwback to 2000s MMOs is what a lot of us MMO veterans are looking for. EQ, FFXI, Vanilla WoW feel is kinda what we want, so why is SotA getting trashed?

I’m gonna try it this weekend, and see how it holds up.

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Roger Christie

This seems to be what happens when you throw out all the MMO conventions in favor of doing things completely differently.

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Paul

Its not perfect but has a lot going for it if that’s what you are into (which generally I am and have had some good fun in there). Its not a game for the ‘instant gratification’ crowd, and never will be: limited fast travel, no in game map, and you have to learn a new approach to skills / combat for example. I think the zones design puts a lot of people off, and it wouldn’t be my first choice but it does have technical advantages and makes it easy for them to add new areas etc – you either live with that or not :) If you do give it a try recommend hooking up with a guild – no global chat channels can make it seem very empty – the world is actually pretty large…

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Oyjord Hansen

The game is damn fun. It’s not perfect, and it’s still clearly in testing, but even as it stands now, it’s damn fun.

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Greaterdivinity

Been looking into this a bit, guess I’m giving it a download this weekend. What a happy little coincidence.

(Not totally apt, but I like the gif anyways)

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Crow

I’ve tried to do two games under these “Free weekend” and both times I got burnt. Star Citizen? I long ago glitched outside the initial spaceport and surprisingly there’s Oxygen there. No gameplay for me, there. SotA? Same kind of bug that put me eternally in the small starter area permanently.

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Dug From The Earth

I gave it a try on the last free weekend.

The 1999 mechanical feel of the game, and the horrible use of invisible walls and zoned off areas was enough to make me never come back to try again

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