March 28 2017

Shroud of the Avatar and it’s Developers In the News

This is a summary piece on both things to take note of for Shroud of the Avatar, as well as some different things that some of its developers may have going on. The latter may be completely unrelated to the game.


First, the Moon is made of cheese… no wait, sorry, I meant let’s talk about the head cheese and going to the moon! That is Richard Garriott and an article posted over at Dailymail.com in which Richard Garriott talks a bit about Elon Musk’s plans for sending tourists to the moon. I found it an enjoyable read.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4338148/Space-tourist-offers-advice-SpaceX-moon-rocket.html


Richard Garriott is also mentioned in this article posted at Skift.

SpaceX Tourists Will Face Physical and Mental Challenges in Trip Around the Moon
Caroline Winter, Bloomberg – Mar 22, 2017 9:00 am

Read it here:
SpaceX Tourists Will Face Physical and Mental Challenges in Trip Around the Moon
Caroline Winter, Bloomberg – Mar 22, 2017 9:00 am


MMO Examiner Posted an article titled “Shroud Of The Avatar Team Gives New Update For Game”.

Shroud of the Avatar is a crowdfunded third-person RPG with MMO elements. It seeks to provide a massive singleplayer mode via episodic content, while also giving the player many opportunities to have multiplayer moments and modes. Due to the size and complexity of the game, the team, comprised mostly of Ultima veterans, makes weekly updates to give players insight into what is going on with the title.

Read it all here:

Shroud of the Avatar is a crowdfunded third-person RPG with MMO elements. It seeks to provide a massive singleplayer mode via episodic content, while also giving the player many opportunities to have multiplayer moments and modes. Due to the size and complexity of the game, the team, comprised mostly of Ultima veterans, makes weekly updates to give players insight into what is going on with the title.


Richard Garriott often attends the Explorer Club meals from what I have noticed. This is an article about one of the recent dinners which gives him a mention.

Ten feet away from the sub drone stands Richard Garriott, whose official description reads “astronaut, author, game software developer.” Garriott and I never actually exchange words, but I spent ten solid minutes eavesdropping on his conversations with other guests and admiring the (real?) spacesuit he’s brought to the Explorer’s Club.

See the images and read the full article here:
Ten feet away from the sub drone stands Richard Garriott, whose official description reads "astronaut, author, game software developer." Garriott and I never actually exchange words, but I spent ten solid minutes eavesdropping on his conversations with other guests and admiring the (real?) spacesuit he's brought to the Explorer's Club.


MMORPG has an article published titled “New & Updated Locations & Vile Weapons Anchor Newsletter”
Read more at http://www.mmorpg.com/shroud-of-the-avatar/news/new-and-updated-locations-and-vile-weapons-anchor-newsletter-1000043692#QiIVbqc22QRqA08d.99


Connectstatesboro.com has an article published with a quote taking place involving Tracy Hickman.

“I don’t like having six palettes of game boxes in my garage waiting to ship out and having to explain to my wife why they’re still there,” added Tracy Hickman, a Utah-based writer and game designer.

Read the full article here:
“I don’t like having six palettes of game boxes in my garage waiting to ship out and having to explain to my wife why they’re still there,” added Tracy Hickman, a Utah-based writer and game designer.


Take a break, watch a movie!


MMO Examiner shows some love to Shroud of the Avatar’s work in donating to charity with this artcile.

The Shroud of the Avatar team is doing their part by donating 50% of their profits from all Water.org in-game items to the organization. According to the post made on their official website today, Shroud of the Avatar has helped raise over $27,000 for the cause. For an early access indie title, that’s truly impressive!

Shroud of the Avatar Celebrates World Water Day – MMOExaminer

Here is another article they posted about SotA Updates!
Shroud Of The Avatar Gives Latest Update – MMOExaminer


Think that was all you were seeing in this piece about Tracy Hickman? Nope! Deseret News is giving you some good writing tips and Tracy Hickman lent a hand.

New York Times bestselling authors discuss their writing process and their journey to success at Salt Lake Comic Con FanX at the Salt Palace Convention Center on March 18.

New York Times bestselling authors discuss their writing process and their journey to success at Salt Lake Comic Con FanX at the Salt Palace Convention Center on March 18.

They also show him some love with a review posting of one of his books!
Book review: 'Unhonored' is a fast-paced sequel full of suspense and mystery | Deseret News


Ok, and if that was not enough for you, here are some other article’s you might want to go check into as well.

Back to the moon? Austin astronaut Richard Garriott talks space travel with Fox 7 – Story | KTBC

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Has Roots in Old Game | Time.com

Richard Garriott de Cayeux Says SpaceX Moon Crew Should Take Drugs | Inverse



Caverns 2017 Fundraiser
$92 / $1,200

Donations or Patron pledges towards the costs of running the Caverns Community are always appreciated and every tiny bit helps! Please visit the donation page for more information.

Posted by Sir Stile Teckel - Email Author




Comments are off for this post

March 28 2017

New Hand Made Scupltures are Ready to be Looted! Dragons, Slimes, Mimmics, Reapers, Krakens, and More!

Hello, everyone! We are excited to announce that our line of handmade sculptures came in! These are an assortment of Dragons, Slimes, and various other critters that are all hand made. Which means each one is unique! You can view this entire line of sculptures in the “Independent” Brand category. … Continue reading

The post New Hand Made Scupltures are Ready to be Looted! Dragons, Slimes, Mimmics, Reapers, Krakens, and More! appeared first on Caveloot.com.

No comments yet, leave one

March 24 2017

Echoes From the Caverns 03-24-17 – Echoes from the Caverns

Hello everyone! It’s still just me Lord Baldrith here all alone…patiently awaiting Ascelpius’ return from his wonderful trip soon! Here is the news of the week!

 

  • The Vile Weapons of the Obsidian Cabalists
  • The Making of Verdantis Mines
  • The Making of Solace Bridge Outskirts
  • The Making of Kas Ruins (update)
  • 2017 Easter Content Weekend Flash Sale
  • R39 Offline Data Format Change – Character Preservation Notice
  • Supporting World Water Day – A Letter of Thanks
  • Community Livestream: Boss Fight!
  • Community Spotlight: Owl Sky City – Player Owned Town
  • Upcoming Events
  • Community Resources – Players Helping Players
  • Recommended Projects to Back

News Team logo with moon

The post Echoes From the Caverns 03-24-17 appeared first on Echoes from the Caverns.

No comments yet, leave one

March 21 2017

Ultima Auction Spotlight – Ultima II


What this auction is lacking, namely a box. Is made up for in that it has the map and is currently under $20.00.

Well? What are you waiting for? Tell them Caveloot.com sent you and to go shop there with the money they get from you!

Ultima II IBM PC – Map Disk Card Guide Manual Lot – Vintage Computer Game



Caverns 2017 Fundraiser
$92 / $1,200

Donations or Patron pledges towards the costs of running the Caverns Community are always appreciated and every tiny bit helps! Please visit the donation page for more information.

Posted by Sir Stile Teckel - Email Author




Comments are off for this post

March 19 2017

General Updates at the Caverns Guild – A Shroud of The Avatar Think Tank!

Hello, Everyone!

It has been a while since we have had a guild update on our page so I decided to put one out. It’s certainly not that we aren’t here. We are just a quiet and/or busy bunch of times!

So just some quick highlights!

First, I would like to welcome our new member Jynx! YAY!!! We Bid Ye Welcome Jynx, and thanks for giving us a shot! Jynx is known for many contributions to the SotA community and I personally feel very blessed Jynx joined us.

Secondly, I wanted to congratulate four Caverns Guild members on earning ONBE awards! Vyrin and Womby a bit back both earned one for their work with books in both the game and the community. More recently member Lord Baldrith and Honorary Member Asclepius both were given a ONBE for their work podcasting on Echoes from The Caverns!

Finally, Neath and The Caverns Under Neath moved in the game a short distance recently. We are now in the mountains right next to Central Brittany and The New Britannia Market. As part of that move, we connected with the NBM as well.

As always, The Caverns Guild continues to be the greatest guild I have ever had the fortune to be a member of!

P.S.
Skip this if you want to miss a shameless plug, but nonetheless, something you may think is cool!

My store,

No comments yet, leave one

March 19 2017

Richard Garriott and Space – eBay Auction Spotlight


What really caught my attention about this item on eBay today, was not that it’s all that rare. I just haven’t seen one in quite a while.

I have seen them posted regularly in the past. Pricing if I remember right tends to run between $75.00 – and $125.00 so this one while not an amazing deal, IS reasonable and fair.

I would love to get one of these for my collection! I have a framed Nasa Postal Cover that has been signed both by Richard and his father, Owen Garriott. Richard signed it for me himself, and while it’s worth a relatively minor dollar amount, especially compared to other items in my collection, it is one of my most treasured possessions as well as his commemorative space travel coins.

Why? Simple, I am a major fan of the space programs as I believe our ability to travel, explore, and populate the stars, is dependent upon our long-term ability to survive as a species. I believe that could lead to us being one nation someday, as one planet, without borders.

Commercial Spacelight bringing the countries of the planet together to pioneer the stars due to common interest and passion. I also believe that Richard Garriott will be historically seen as one of the greatest visionaries of his century as a godfather and pioneer not only in his work in the space industry but also for his ability to inspire others.

So I personally love items that tie those things together, as they represent something I believe strongly in and have a passion for. Dollar value is irrelevant :).

Whatever your reason for collecting such item’s though, this one is a cool piece to own!

Richard Garriott Personal Patch Soyuz TMA-13 International Space Station Tourist



Caverns 2017 Fundraiser
$92 / $1,200

Donations or Patron pledges towards the costs of running the Caverns Community are always appreciated and every tiny bit helps! Please visit the donation page for more information.

Posted by Sir Stile Teckel - Email Author




Comments are off for this post

March 18 2017

Ultima Auction Spotlight – U9 Map and Cards, U1, and a U3


This Ultima IX is far from being complete, given its only a map, the cards, and the books. On the flips side, $17.00 with free shipping for a map and cards is a great buy!

Ultima IX Ascension Cloth Map, 2 Books, Cards | eBay


Hi bid on an Ultima III is currently only at $12.50. Makes me wish I had a little spare cash right now!

EXODUS ULTIMA III COMMODORE 64 NO DISC ALL OTHER PARTS


Even an Ultima I without coins is better then no Ultima I. An Ultima I without coins that has two days left and high bid is at $13.00? Sounds like one to pay attention to.



Caverns 2017 Fundraiser
$92 / $1,200

Donations or Patron pledges towards the costs of running the Caverns Community are always appreciated and every tiny bit helps! Please visit the donation page for more information.

Posted by Sir Stile Teckel - Email Author




Comments are off for this post

March 18 2017

Dragons Are Nesting In Our Caves and They Brought Friends!

Yes, it is one of those exciting times when we get to announce new products coming yet again to Caveloot.com! You will definitely be able to find these guys traveling with us to conventions, but we wanted to make sure you could see some of the new friends that have … Continue reading

The post Dragons Are Nesting In Our Caves and They Brought Friends! appeared first on Caveloot.com.

No comments yet, leave one

March 17 2017

Echoes From the Caverns 03-17-17 – Echoes from the Caverns

Hello everyone! Asclepius is still on vacation, so I’ll try to keep you entertained. A bit of a short newscast today. Here is the news of the week. :

 

  • The Making of Kas Ruins
  • NPC submissions requested for Harvest
  • Spring Telethon Updates: Missed Questions Answered, Rewards Update, YouTube Upload
  • R39 Decorations Weekend Flash Sale
  • World Water Day Make a Difference Sale
  • R39 Offline Data Format Change – Character Preservation Notice
  • Community Spotlight: Knightmare Falls – Player Owned Town
  • Upcoming Events
  • Community Resources – Players Helping Players
  • Recommended Projects to Back

News Team logo with moon

The post Echoes From the Caverns 03-17-17 appeared first on Echoes from the Caverns.

No comments yet, leave one

March 14 2017

New Hand Made Leather Products Have Arrived, and We Can Also Do Custom Work Now!

Hello treasure hunters, We are excited to show you and talk about the first of several new product lines we have to add to the store right now! This one being that we are now working with some amazing and talented independent leather workers, whose goods we can provide to … Continue reading

The post New Hand Made Leather Products Have Arrived, and We Can Also Do Custom Work Now! appeared first on Caveloot.com.

No comments yet, leave one