Shroud of the Avatar’s 55th release includes brewing and starter houses for everyone

    
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Portalarium is shaking off its layoffs and plunging onward with the release of Shroud of the Avatar’s 55th update. Release 55 should be live just as this post goes out, and it’s set to include an elaborate brewing system, the UI overhaul, new minizones, and new enemies. But the best news of the update is the fact that SOTA now has a reasonable in-game way for every single player to pick up a starter house.

“All Avatars who complete the entire story will receive a Player-Owned Town Row Lot Deed (Taxed) from the Oracle! This means completing the Paths of Truth, Love, Courage, and the Path of the Oracle. This will be retroactive, so anyone who has already completed the story will merely need to revisit the Oracle to receive their lot deed.”

This is a huge deal given that one of the biggest pre-launch complaints about the game revolved around the difficulty and grind associated with house ownership. The studio says it’s being implemented “at the suggestion of the community.” Do note that it’s not a tradeable deed; it’s “meant to celebrate a significant achievement, and as such is a retroactive reward, given to all players who have successfully completed the three Avatar paths.”

Work on player vendors, localization, and castle defense has been postponed to the next update. Portalarium’s just put out a brand-new trailer for the game dubbed The Trail of Virtue; you can watch it down below.

Source: Official site, press release
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shibby523

Anyone that is at all interested in this game, give the free trial on the SotA website a try before you put any money at all into it.

I cannot stress this enough.

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Mewmew

It certainly is a good move. Housing prices here, ooph, I don’t even like to think of them. Yes, I know you can build up a bunch of money and join in the lottery to try and win deeds and all, but as someone who usually likes to buy houses with cash the cash prices are horrific. Who ever knew it would be so soon after complaining about ESO’s $100 houses that we’d have a game that made those prices look absolutely reasonable and downright cheap by comparison.

Anyway this is a good move in the right direction.

The game hasn’t seen a lot of coverage since it actually launched and has numerous non standard systems that confuse the average moron so it doesn’t get as good of a reputation as it deserves.

Pepperzine
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Pepperzine

Didn’t the housing in this game proceed ESO adding housing? Thus people were just ignoring the ludicrous housing prices in this game when the ridiculous housing pricing in ESO came out.

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Mikka Hansen

The game has finally imploded, playerbase is close to nonexistant (less than 100 in steam), even well known white knight whales are turning their backs on the game, and after a laying off over 50% of the staff (the ones that at least worked a bit) Port is done. We’r witnessing the beginning of the end, a race to the bottom

The time of reckoning is up for garriott, spears and long. Hopefully we’ll never see them in the industry again

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Turok64

feel bad for anyone who believes this guy Mikka

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Mewmew

I didn’t even know people played through Steam :D Most people who play this game don’t. I do know the population is higher than it was not very long ago, when I log on to play now I see a lot more people than I did when I first got it.

Although you’re just doom saying and don’t really seem to have your facts down well, if the game every really did implode I hope they would let us copy our online characters to our offline games at that point (I imagine they would). We can still play totally through offline even if it did go down – which isn’t optimal but at least we’d still be able to play through the story lines.

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Solaris

No one I play with, including myself, plays SOTA thru Steam. Not an accurate gauge.

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Paulie Walnuts

So far I’ve had a pretty good time brewing. I love that once you brew and cask it times stamps. That’s pretty legit. Definitely some nice changes this release. Interested to see the direction we’re headed.

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Darasimi Makinde

Does this game let you have alts yet?

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David Goodman

Now that may be interesting enough to pick the game back up. I was still waiting for them to finish basic development — not just saying they released while patching in and adding launch content constantly.

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Turok64

it’s really addicting once you get the hang of it. Nothing else out there like this.

I recommend joining the official discord to get help… it’s under “chat” on the official website.