Shroud of the Avatar shows off new hood patterns, gets a seal of approval from Richard Garriott

    
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This week in Shroud of the Avatar, players can look forward to hoods. Specifically, cloth head patterns on the Cabalist Hood can be displayed with Release 85, where previously there were fewer options for those who wanted to show off their creepy headgear as well as individual style. Players can also look forward to more pattern capabilities applied to other varieties of artifacts in the near future. These hoods are a small part of the full newsletter, which is otherwise a list of seasonal items in the cash shop and supporter bundle details.

If this quality-of-life feature feels like another in a list of disappointing updates to the sandbox MMORPG, know that Richard Garriott doesn’t share in your feelings. In fact, according to a response on Twitter, he feels that updates to SOTA are “better every release.”

As for Release 85, players should expect that to arrive at some point this coming Thursday, December 17th.

Longtime MOP readers will know that Shroud of the Avatar is a controversial game in the MMO space. Kickstarted in 2013, the game and its original studio have been criticized for cuts, stunts, delays, corporate shenanigans, and neglecting SEC filings legally required by the game’s equity crowdfunding. Last year, Richard Garriott’s Portalarium sold off SOTA to its lead dev and all but exited the game. Press inquires have repeatedly been met with stonewalling and insults, and investors have been abandoned, but the game does still have players and is still being developed, as we continue to cover.
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Raleigh-St-Clair
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Raleigh-St-Clair

Good grief, people are still throwing money at this nonsense? 76 players peak in the past 24hrs according to Steam Charts. There are people alpha testing indie games that no one’s ever heard of in greater numbers than that.

Point_of_noReturn
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Point_of_noReturn

I like how Chris Neal sorta trolled SotA with his line “If this quality-of-life feature feels like another in a list of disappointing updates to the sandbox MMORPG”

RG wouldn’t know a good a release, even if someone shot a their load on him from 50 feet away.

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Bruno Brito

Is this the equivalent of the absentee father hanging his son’s drawing in the fridge?

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Songs for Children

Who hangs drawings in fridges?

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Narficus

It’s easy to do when they’re on the side of a milk carton.

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Songs for Children

Garriott cares about the games so much and is so involved that he tweeted about it, what, three times this year? And he hasn’t been active on the SotA forums for nearly two months. Very, very involved.

Relmharver
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Relmharver

Ha, remember when the fans said Richard Garriott would remain closely involved with the game after it was sold?

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Narficus

LOL

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Leo
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Leo

out of curiosity, is Garriott working on something else or just existing?

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Cory James Hill

Who cares? His name lost any meaning it had when he hosed this game.

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Sleepy

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