Shroud of the Avatar teases fishing overhaul, livestream, and really huge pumpkins

    
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Happy weekend, y’all. Let’s go fishing.

Not real fishing, mind you. I mean pretend fishing in Shroud of the Avatar. Though it might be better to wait until phase two of the fishing revamp is actually done, since Portalarium is working on adding new rods, new loot, active bait, new recipes, and 30 new fishies as well as trophy fish mechanics, which is the perfect segue into fall, as apparently they’re the same mechanics used for trophy jack-o’-lanterns.

There are incentives to fish in player cities too. “Randomly selected Player Owned Towns with water will get a short fishing bonus,” says the studio. “We will also be introducing an experience bonus for fishing while grouped.”

The devs are planning another community livestream today at 5 p.m. EDT with prizes and fundraising for release 58.

Source: Newsletter

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Songs for Children

This game has been in development for more than five years, and the devs consider it a big deal to add fishing? Does this kind of piddling content really keep the whales happy?

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Victor Didra

Actually fishing has been in for years, as the people who play the game know. Since you obviously aren’t a player, I’m happy to be able to share the news with you.

As the players also know, the developers go through and upgrade already existing systems in passes. Looks like we’re getting a farming upgrade as well. Yes, an upgrade, as you probably didn’t know, farming is already in the game and has been for years.

And yes, the fishing upgrade is going to make a lot of people happy, not just the “whales”. For one thing, fishing derbies are now going to be a thing, and lots of people love a good fishing derby.

And yes, the farming upgrade will make a lot of people happy as well. Some groups will intersect, being made happy by both the fishing upgrade AND the farming upgrade.

Thanks for keeping up the great work Portalarium.

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Songs for Children

Depends on how you define “player,” really. I am like thousands of people who paid money for this game, excited for the prospects, only to find it to be a clunky, ugly piece of trash. Everyone once in a while I reinstall it and log in again, just to see if anything important has changed for the better, and sadly very little has.

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Victor Didra

Considering that huge amounts has changed, and changes regularly, and it’s all publicly available knowledge, linked from here monthly, I have a hard time believing you.

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Songs for Children

Considering that you seem to have nothing to say about the game except for uncritical praise, I have a hard time believing that you’re not paid by Portalarium. So I guess we’ll just have to agree to disagree!

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Victor Didra

Actually I do believe there are some things that need to be worked on/totally overhauled.

The quest journal is still a mess. You can get through the storyline, but the journal is about 75/25 helpful/a hindrance.

Hitching still needs to be finished off.

It would be great if we had more players.

Question: Do you accuse every fan of every game you don’t like of being paid by the company? No one can play a game you don’t like/play and they actually like it? Or is that Shroud specific, where fans must all secretly be getting a paycheck?

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Songs for Children

Telling you I have a hard time believing something is not an accusation of the opposite, but that aside, no, I don’t. I’m only suspect of those who write their praise as though they’re writing marketing materials.

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Victor Didra

I have to admit, seeing the fish has gotten me a lot more excited than I was about the fishing upgrade.