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Why we can't have violins *feelsba...* oh wait...

Yeah it is time for a clean up. Portalarium running inspections on DoD again to see what we got hidden in our Lots. ;)

Seems like they found a lore book I wrote which received quite some praise in the community, besides from a few guys who apparently still suffer from the Kekistan troll that was pulled of on 4 chan.


I seriously do not want to go over that whole issue again. Kek came from World of Warcraft where the opposing sides couldn't talk to each other and LOL translated as KEK and keke is a common term for lol in asia since Ultima Online.

Since then topkek, kek or keke have been used by gamers forever and since our lore was about collecting lols from trash talking newbies we killed I found it quite fitting. If you are interested in reading the lore, surprisingly it hasn't been deleted from their official forums yet. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
We also waybacked it all here in case they change that after reading my blog.

We even acknowledged going away from the usage of a frog to make i…
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The good, the bad and the inevitable.

What is the state of Shroud of the Avatar?

The Good.

1. Most improvements have been made in the field of graphics, animation and VFX. Even though they are not perfect, I think they are no longer in a state that stops people from trying the game by just looking at it anymore.

2. Their Combat has improved a lot. The deck system is unique enough to give the game its own feel, and with the Heat system more in line of what people are used to in terms of MMOs.

3. Balance will probably always be an issue, also the skill leveling system and decay need some tweaking here and there, but overall one has to acknowledge they went into the right direction with the changes they made.

4. SotA's housing is simply one of the best I encountered in any MMO today. It is probably the closest feature to Ultima Online in the whole game.

5. Personal Investment

The game has lots of potential... and that is what the game is currently driving on. The believe it is going to be good and can give us back the no…

Lodge of Lamers's being salty again...

Here is a little lesson on how I play:


I am no PvPer... I am a Looter and PK. That's probably way to complicated for you, but I think everyone else understood it so far :D

I give a shit about what you salty whiney bitches pm me, or whatever. Lou Cento must be right out of the mental hospital. ^^


"WE GONNA HUNT YOU@!!!" Yeah please try. You'll most likely fail at it like everyone else that tried. Don't be a salty motherfucker ^^


Just accept you are not safe in your town, farm zone or when going afk and flagged. I'll be there to get you again and again when you are not prepared for it :P

I fight when I WANT to fight. And even if you should kill me it's not a problem I come for the loot and I always get it in the end. Just like I looted your little girlfriend. That's what I am known for. :)

But nevertheless thanks for adding to my legend. ;)






Checking back at Shroud after 2 months break...

Game looks more polished. Combat is more fun now.
Sandbox mechanics still missing though... but random PKing can be fun for a while again... ;)

It is always good to make new friends in NB:



Other people are more appreciative of me killing bunch of guys in Brittany Wharf:


And I might actually go into the contract killing business...





Got banned in the forums again, after making 3 posts. Lead to a longer discussion with Berek and to my surprise we both came to an agreement... so maybe things are improving, and I might take a closer look into SotA again, since with Kor they really got a programmer who knows the game very well, and Chris making promising statements that with Release there would be more sandbox features I might like... ;)

Last but not least, the cringe of the week:












The 2 year plan...

A post declaring what SotA wants to be is necessary!
Because after claiming to become a spiritual successor to U7 and UO, and as of right now to be nowhere near that goal in terms of virtual world, a realignment is necessary for everyone.

Shroud of the Avatar - Forsaken Development Point & Click Adventure

It's done!

Forsaken Virtues in Community Management - Part III

Portalarium's Community Management never ceases to amuse me.

Apparently a poor guy got his name changed again into something ridiculous and his mate made a post on the official forums...



"Debbie does Sota"... that name apparently offended a little snowflake and he got reported, and Community Management had to put the offender in line again! WELL DONE.