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.
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...
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.
It all started with a video I made on calling out some things I and many others are missing in the game currently. I did it in a satirical way... maybe just like Portalarium did themselves a while ago...
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: