Shroud of the Avatar previews Nightshade Pass, Mariah Overlook, and North Naryad Pinelands

    
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Shroud of the Avatar’s design team has been going crazy with world-building as of late. In the game’s most recent newsletter, a couple of new zones are previewed as the game barrels toward Release 24.

The team showed off the final look of Nightshade Pass, complete with the fantasy requirement of a bridge and its troll. Next on the docket is Mariah Overlook, a former mountain entertainers’ commune that’s fallen on hard times: “Generations ago, visitors to the Grand Amphitheater would take in plays, witness feats of skills, or enjoy tricks performed by exotic animals. Now, visitors are lucky to escape the area with their lives.”

Finally there’s a look at the North Naryad Pinelands, a heavily forested area that used to be an active logging area. Now, like Mariah Overlook, it’s been abandoned, and players will have to uncover the reason(s) behind the desertion.

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ohforfs Damonvile Yeah, no.  Clearly you are misinformed.  It’s true these things are going for silly prices, but to each their own as to how they spend their money.

Everyone can wait until the game is done and buy it once and then obtain items similar to the Add-On Store items in-game with in-game gold.  Sure, there may be exclusives, but that’s no different than pre-order exclusives or retailer exclusives.

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Ulfbaen Hounddog74 ohforfs Yes, there are definitely advantages to pledging at a high level or buying things for cash from the Add On Store.  The Prosperity Tools do walk the fine line between merely cosmetic and Pay 2 Win.

But to say it’s a cash grab is ignoring the fact that there have been 23 consecutive monthly releases of playable content.  A pure cash grab takes the money and run and leaves the players with nothing.  Unlike other KS projects, you are getting what you paid for with these monthly releases.

Or, you can just wait until the game is done and buy it once and play forever.

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Damonvile They’re at least a year away.  Don’t believe anything Garriott says about when they’ll be done.  He’s never made the right predictions for over two years now.  I mean, I can see slipping by weeks or a few months, but two years?  Come on…

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ohforfs Yes, you have to get it on Steam Early Access or directly from their website.  Minimum buy-in is $45 unless you can get it heavily discounted, which I highly recommend you wait until it drops at least 50% for now.  It’s not worth $45 given how incomplete the game is, along with frequent wipes and tons of bugs.

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Vagrant Zero Nope, you buy it once and enjoy the game completely as a single player offline RPG.

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Will I have to spend money (outside of an initial purchase) to enjoy the game? That’s really the only burning question I have. I couldn’t give 2 tickle-tits about housing, I avoid that feature in every MMO or I use it like a glorified bank.

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Ulfbaen Hounddog74 ohforfs

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Hounddog74 ohforfs 

I backed this project and the more I read about it the more it seems to be a cash grab. There is a Lord of the Manor upgrade that is $12,000 dollars.

Also, you can buy tools that to not ruin as fast or maybe at all. So I would say that affects the gameplay, even if in a minor way.

Not complaining about the game or coming at it, but accept the truth here…

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ohforfs 

Someone has a grudge. 

None of what you claim is even remotely true. There are plenty of towns and houses still for sale and will be more at release. No house in the game cost anywhere near $3000 and while there is a cash shop it’s completely optional and in no way effects the game.

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Damonvile And that is pre-release. There might be a blade of grass available on release for $99 each. Avoid like the plague ;)