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Massively Overthinking: The MMO Kickstarters that let us down

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MOP's Chris penned a solid piece earlier this week about the fate that has apparently befallen Destiny's Sword, and as I was editing it,...
This non-game sucks, Beavis.

Vague Patch Notes: The perpetual MMO crowdfunding engine

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Do me a favor right now and navigate over to the Star Citizen webpage. It's possible that this has wildly changed in the time...
Shame, shame, shame.

Richard Garriott’s NFT MMO has a website and a name: Iron and Magic

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You may remember that space tourist Richard Garriott, fresh off the utter collapse of Shroud of the Avatar, had threatened us all with another...
yay sure

Shroud of the Avatar talks about ending contests and moving to a new Unity 2021 build

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Last week saw Shroud of the Avatar fire up another livestream featuring several of the devs and Richard Garriott in attendance, and most of...
What you are chasing and will not get.

Perfect Ten: MMOs that have fallen to the dark side of cryptocurrency

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Here's an interesting point that's worth considering: For all the talk about cryptocurrencies, NFTs, the metaverse, and other Web3 buzzwords being the future of...
Boredom McScamhour

Shroud of the Avatar lets you process the heck out of new fetid fish types

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Has this ever happened to you? Have you ever been playing Shroud of the Avatar and found yourself with an inventory downright overflowing in...

The MOP Up: MapleStory celebrates 17 years of two-dimensional adventuring

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As of last month, it's been 17 years since MapleStory first released. To celebrate, Nexon released the Blooming Forest update with plenty of anniversary...
Space tourist. SPACE TOURIST.

Vague Patch Notes: Stop giving rich people money to make failed MMOs

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Richard Garriott has been to space. I'm going to repeat that a lot for emphasis, just because I feel like it's important. Richard Garriott...

Richard Garriott is building a blockchain MMO following the failure of Shroud of the Avatar

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Richard Garriott is working on a new MMORPG, and yes, it's filled with NFTs. Garriott, who is probably best known to mainstream gamers as the...

Shroud of the Avatar’s latest release introduces a kobold metropolis and some fresh fetid fish

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Happy 100th release of an alpha build, I guess? That's right, Shroud of the Avatar has published Release 100 to the developing MMORPG and...

Shroud of the Avatar boss claims confusion over SeedInvest: ‘I’ve done the part that I’m contractually obligated to do’

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The waters surrounding Shroud of the Avatar continue to get muddier after a letter to investors of the game from equity crowdfunding platform SeedInvest...

SeedInvest tells Shroud of the Avatar investors that Portalarium eluded its accountability efforts

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Shroud of the Avatar has been a black mark on the MMORPG genre, Kickstarted MMOs, and genre founding father Richard Garriott for years, and...
Sir!

Shroud of the Avatar adds tameable lions and tigers and delicious wyvern eggs in Release 97

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If you're hungry for an egg dish in Shroud of the Avatar, why not treat yourself to one of the rarest eggs out there?...

Shroud of the Avatar opens the social hub of Castle Atos, makes decorative dread artifacts, adds fancy zombies

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There are lots of zombies in gaming. Slow ones, fast ones, ones that lumber forth with single-minded purpose, ones that explode. But have you...

Shroud of the Avatar’s Richard Garriott and Starr Long grant community awards and show off decor items

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Recently the devs of Shroud of the Avatar came together in a livestream to talk up the game, give away prizes, and more importantly...

Shroud of the Avatar introduces pet gear, craftable platforms and traps, a new location, and violent scarecrows

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It's time for another release for Shroud of the Avatar full of... random things. Things like pet gear, platforms to put stuff on top...
A journey into complexity.

Perfect Ten: A sampler of crowdfunded MMOs and how they’re doing

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I've gone on the record many a time as being deeply suspicious of Kickstarter and crowdfunding when it comes to MMOs. There are reasons...

Shroud of the Avatar’s Release 94 adds zone-wide vendor listings, new patterns, and fishing changes

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The latest release for Shroud of the Avatar appears to be mostly aimed at the crafters, the gatherers, and the shoppers. For the shoppers,...
Huh. That... huh.

Shroud of the Avatar fixes loot imbalances and puts an end to slippery overworld maps

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There are a number of descriptors MMORPG devs would like to hear about their game world's maps. Things like "gorgeous," "lush," "expansive," or "interesting."...

Shroud of the Avatar addresses ‘dozens of errors’ in latest patch

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Release 93 of Shroud of the Avatar apparently didn't arrive without some bugs in it. That seems to be par for the course for...

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