Lord British’s death captured for posterity in Shroud of the Avatar PvP event

    
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Shroud of the Avatar fans recently witnessed a bit of history: the in-game death of Lord British! During a 12-hour livestream event and pledge drive, three folks had the opportunity to face a dev in a PvP battle. While the devs, of course, were asked to remove all god-mode and dev hacks, Richard Garriott kept his stats relatively high. However, he did say he was “easily the most vulnerable I have ever been in the history of the game when we had the capability to protect me.”

Spectators began to gang up on Lord British when he nearly one-shot his opponent in his first battle. Then one announcer issued a challenge: “I don’t even think the whole audience has it in them,” and soon the stands started to empty and join in the fray. The result? The on-air death of Lord British. Immortalizing the moment for all of posterity, the nearly hour-long clip of the PvP event was saved, and we’ve added it here so you can watch it all transpire for yourself. To skip ahead to the death scene, jump to the 47 minute mark. You can also read up on Lord British’s first death — an assassination during an Ultima Online beta event.

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drypulse
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drypulse

man, that game has a long, long way to go still. hope they can do it justice

Scarecrowe
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Scarecrowe

Satyros
Yeah, it looks pretty rough. I thought they were all still playing UO for a while there.  The graphics are going to need to come a long way (and the optimization will need to go a lot farther than that!) before it will be able to garner mainstream interest.

Drunk3nShaman
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Drunk3nShaman

Satyros Still in Alpha and I love the game.
But saying it looks like EQ2 is giving it to much credit…I was thinking More DAoC.
That’s not a bad thing.

Game is fun that’s all that matters.

BigJohnny1982
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BigJohnny1982

He’s just trying to repeat the moment when he was killed in uo to try and garner press. It’s not the same when it’s blatantly planned. And in a sever p2w theme (buying prime slots/land before game even launches).

PaganRites
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PaganRites

I love it!  Also really enjoy SotA.  One of the best venues for RP ever made.

thraay
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thraay

Satyros Have to keep in mind that the game is still in development and a alpha state atm.  Heck the skill system just entirely changed this patch. That shows how early it still is in development.

Zenethian
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Zenethian

God-mode*   not mod.  That drives me nuts.

Satyros
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Satyros

This game.. I’m all for gameplay over graphics, but this reminds me of EQ2. Both in terms of gameplay and graphics. Seriously? This level of animation in a 2015 game?

eLdritchMD
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eLdritchMD

TimothyTierless

TimothyTierless
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TimothyTierless

I wonder if Sean Bean will play Lord British in the Ultima Movie…