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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.

NERF ALL THE MAGIC!

For months now people complained about the power of mages.


Two groups of mages were the main focus - Death and Earth mages.
With the latest nerf of death magic and a nerf to all magic schools *attunement nerf* things got more out of balance than you might think.

Chris said some people complained that they have to level more than one school in PVE etc, and as someone who told him that his nerf was overdone, I think he might have in parts talked about my feedback on the issue.

Let me explain what the problem is here, and why magery (for high level chars) can be considered a utility school like the tactics tree now. This mainly applies to PVE Bossfights and of course PVP.

A lot of the effects the nerf had, you will only notice at very high levels. So even if you might think now that your mage is doing fine in T5 zones... wait until you get past that...

Forsaken Virtues in Community Management - Part II

Just was made aware that my video, the censoring of it on the official forums, me leaving those forums and the aftermath of it resulting in a couple of other people leaving, has sparked interest of the #1 German speaking PC Gaming Magazine. Here is my rough translation of the original article. The German original is linked here.

The Order of Newb Britannian Empire has a problem...

What is the Order of New Britannian Empire you ask?

Well let me explain it to you shortly:
The Developer of Shroud of the Avatar thought it was a good idea to embrace deeds done by members of their game's community, by honoring them. Inspired by the knightly Order of the British Empire they invented the Order of New Britannian Empire.

While it sounds like a good idea on paper, you will soon realize why it might not be a good idea once it hits reality. But first let's read what it is all about en detail:

You know you're doing something right when...

the Technical Director of the game you are playing accuses you of exploiting... and you aren't ;)

SotAEvil is beginning...

It is good to be bad! Welcome to my blog on the art of player killing, griefing and embracing the anti-virtues!

Why is it good to be bad? See for yourself...