Shroud of the Avatar cries wolf (upgrades), attends emulator anniversary party

Not satisfied with Shroud of the Avatar’s storebought wolves (seriously), Portalarium decided to breed, er, rebuild its own creatures from the ground-up. The new and improved wolves, who will most definitely huff and puff and blow your $500 house down, are coming in this month’s Release 50.

In this past weekend’s developer update, the team also discussed the making of the lava-strewn Sunless Barrens and showed off the new Watermill home that’s being added to the game store.

And how about some incredibly pink Valentine’s Day decor? A few items are being included in Release 50, such as a heart-shaped tub and gift boxes. The patch is already in testing and will be coming to live on Thursday, January 25th.

Need a job? Richard Garriott is apparently looking for an executive assistant to support him at the studio!

And finally, Garriott and Starr Long were in attendance yesterday for the fifth anniversary of emulator Ultima Online Forever.

Source: Shroud of the Avatar. Thanks, Eboni!
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temp starcitizen

you got the launch date as N/A
that can be fixed now because they are launching March and have a countdown https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/?page_id=29385

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Armsbend

“Richard Garriott is apparently looking for an executive assistant to support him at the studio!”

“Comb my rattail.”

“I really don’t think I…”
“THINK? I DIDN’T ASK WHAT YOUR THOUGHTS WERE! I’M LORD BRITISH! NOW COMB MY GODDAMNED RATTAIL YOU CUR!!!!”

*throws chalice of human blood meant for the next telethon*

“SEE WHAT YOU MADE ME DO?!? I’M LORD BRITISH! WHY WON’T ANYONE BUY MY GAME?”

*Lord British slowly starts to calm down amidst his anguishing sobs as Armsbends lovingingly begins the arduous task of unweaving, and then combing Richard Garriot’s rattail*

“Oh Armsbend, only you understand me.”
Armsbend thinks, “What kind of grown man has a rattail? What kind of trashy kid has a rattail anymore? What the hell am I doing here and why am I touching this thing?”

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TotalCowage .

Except… and some of you might think I’m making this up… Richard sold his rat-tail as well.

And just in case anyone was confused by the visit to UOForever, the game is nothing like Full PK / Full Loot. In fact, they’re still arguing over the shape of basic PvE combat, let alone the loot rules, only 2 months out from launch; the launch itself is only because the funding is drying up, even after selling Richard’s hair, Starr Longs facial hair (when he had the flu too), their blood, and Richard’s deceased mother’s artwork. Again… you might think I’m making that up too. I wish I wasn’t. Check for yourself.

But it’s never going to be Full Loot because the rest of the game is based around Real Money Trading. There’s no way you’ll ever be able to loot that $500 home (low end price, they go up to $30,000) because people would be FURIOUS if they had them looted.

As for the wolves… honestly, I don’t even have the heart to log in to try and illustrate how bad the game is any more. It’s also almost unplayable on a HDD and I’m not deleting anything off the SSD just to record a new video, but… Is this new model of wolf going to path-find any better than the old ones?

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Armsbend

I remember that but he still has that nasty old thing. I think he sold like an inch of that festering hair – not the whole gross thing.