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Richard Garriott and Starr Long’s studio working on Shroud of the Avatar.

Shroud of the Avatar tabs players for street names

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Last week wasn't the biggest for Shroud of the Avatar, but the game's most recent newsletter does have a couple of points of interest...
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Make My MMO: May 9, 2015

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This week in MMO crowdfunding news, we learned everything we ever wanted to know about Star Citizen's first person shooter module, plus a bit more....

Shroud of the Avatar adds first player-run town in release 17

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Release 17 for Shroud of the Avatar has landed, bringing with it one of the most revolutionary additions to the game yet: paver decorations...

Shroud of the Avatar to introduce player-owned towns with Release 17

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Shroud of the Avatar's Release 17 is preparing to hit the ground running when it comes out on Thursday, April 30th. In its most...
Art is a very difficult medium to work in, and praise should be offered to those who take up the challenge of presenting story through visual mediums.

Shroud of the Avatar has its very own comic now

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Do you want more supplemental material to round out your Shroud of the Avatar experience? Do you occasionally walk into your local comic store...
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Make My MMO: April 18, 2015

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This week in MMO crowdfunding news, we learned about the new Powerplay update coming to Elite: Dangerous that promises to revamp the space sim's...

Shroud of the Avatar works on street signs as it preps Release 17

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Even things as small and seemingly mundane as street signs can represent a lengthy undertaking in the MMO development process. Shroud of the Avatar...
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Make My MMO: April 11, 2015

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This week in MMO crowdfunding news, we said goodbye to Descent Underground's fundraising campaign. It was a fond farewell, though, since the sci-fi space shooter reboot topped...
Oh, that's not super-disturbing or anything, thanks.

Shroud of the Avatar chronicles community projects

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The most recent update to Shroud of the Avatar had a bit of a bunny theme. It was intentional, a bit of a nod...
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Make My MMO: March 28, 2015

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This week's crowdfunding news was all about Crowfall. Seriously, we must've written about Crowfall like 76 times or something. In the end, the most relevant...
How far we've come yet.

Shroud of the Avatar prepares for Release 16 with a focus on performance

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The last Shroud of the Avatar release saw a shift over to Unity 5 and a number of improvements and changes to the game,...
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Shroud of the Avatar talks dev events, a community app, and more

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Shroud of the Avatar's latest update is typically meaty. It features the usual footnotes related to in-game tweaks and changes as well as blurbs...
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Make My MMO: March 21, 2015

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This week in MMO crowdfunding news, SOE fans banded together and attempted to Kickstart this year's Fan Faire. You might recall that Columbus Nova...
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Shroud of the Avatar tops $6 million in crowdfunding

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Shroud of the Avatar has amassed over $6 million in crowdfunding along with over 150,000 backers according to the tracker widget on the fantasy...

The Daily Grind: Is Shroud of the Avatar destined to be an underrated MMO?

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One conversation that I've seen echoed a few times is how strange it is that Shroud of the Avatar has been running such a...
If you forget the fact that it was during the day and there were only the two of us and it wasn't outside by a wooden table it was exactly like this.

PAX East 2015: A chat with SOTA’s Richard Garriott

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Richard Garriott casts a long shadow in the MMO industry, with Ultima Online serving as the first fully graphical MMO and ushering in the genre...

Couple gets married in Shroud of the Avatar’s first wedding

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Shroud of the Avatar isn't even in proper alpha testing yet, but the fantasy title has already been host to its first in-game wedding. Players...
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Shroud of the Avatar upgrades to Unity 5 for Release 15

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Shroud of the Avatar's Release 15 begins today. In fact, it begins this morning at 11:30 a.m. EST. The new build features Unity 5,...
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Shroud of the Avatar talks economy, online vs. offline modes

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This weekend's Shroud of the Avatar post is a big one. Update of the Avatar #113 explains how the game's single-player offline mode will...
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Shroud of the Avatar’s Starr Long on gameplay vs. graphics

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Shroud of the Avatar executive producer -- and original Ultima Online director -- Starr Long was interviewed by The Escapist this week. Long discusses...

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