May 17 2015

Bits and Bobs

So my last piece that was going out I included a note I would be doing a major computer and networking project. As an update I am in the midst of that and its going well! I will have time to work on other things when batches of files are moving around and the like.. which brings us to this piece!


So official update #125 came out this week as I am sure you are aware. https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/?p=50566

The official Summary:

Make A Difference – Water.org Charity Drive by Rize Up Gaming
Hangout of the Avatar: Release 17 Postmortem
Player Owned Town Submission Form (BETA) Now Available
Shroud of the Avatar SoundCloud Playlist
The New Britannia Theater Troupe Presents: Aurum Berries
Pledge Stats Update
New Asset Pack: Full Founders Armor Set Updated
In-game Community Weekend Events
Blade of the Avatar Pledge Reward and Add-Ons Expire May 31
Receiving Pledge Rewards and Add-On Items
Changes to Store Credit Conversions
Steam Access Keys Available for All Backers
How to Cancel Monthly Layaway Payment Plans
Upcoming Events


I’m really proud of the New Britannia Theater troupe! They did another great performance and a huge thank you to The Mad Hermit for putting it on the big screen!


Looking to learn about RP, other people’s input and take on exactly what RP is, new tips and tricks? Luka Melehan is promising to offer up Friday night Role play classes so maybe thats exactly what you are looking for.

Starting very soon I will be conducting RP classes at the Port Phoenix Academy. Roleplaying is a subject that takes many forms, and I have seen some heated debates that would rival those of PvP. During our sessions I want to go over some different styles before centering on the RP styles you will be most likely to find here in Novia. We will also have ‘lab’ time, practice time in various scenes.

https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/forum/index.php?threads/rp-classes-on-fridays.24870/#post-356303


Today is a fun day for me to do this piece about Duke Gréagóir and a new piece hes working on. You may also be aware that Duke Gréagóir also is the seller of the offical and licenses Richard Garriott Serpentine charm made of silver! You can learn more about that over here. The reason I mention this though is I did get one of these and happened to have just put it on my necklace today!

I have started to develop a mobile app that will do a the things the SotA Museum New Britannian Runic Translator web page does ( http://sotamuseum.com/Shroud_of_the_Avatar/RunicLanguage/ ). This is a natural extension to the helpful tools on the site but an expanded way to boost those tools.

This includes on the fly New Britannian Runic to English translation ( up to several pages at a time of text), an export function (image or text), and New Britannian Runic Flash cards to help you learn this exciting language. There will also be an image gallery with common signs all over Novia in Runic and a translation.

He’s looking for input and feedback so visit the full thread, check out all the details, and tell him the Caverns sent you.

Duke Gréagóir - Crest-Of-Arms-Lord1-150x150


I recently did a write-up of my trip to Austin at Richard Garriott’s Curtain Theater. I had a great time and was able to enjoy a EPIC AND MAGICAL performance of Measure to MEasure by The Baron’s Men. I still plan on sharing some photos and the like of that with you from that event in the future (still catching up!). Until then though here is a great Youtube Video of the theater for a quick glimpse!


On the older side, the International Business Times posted an article titled “New RPG ‘Shroud Of The Avatar’ By Richard Garriott Aims For 2015 Release.

Richard Garriott, who also goes by the alias “Lord British,” is releasing a new Kickstarter-funded RPG called “Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues,” and it might get released this year. As seen from the report by Polygon, it looks to be an anticipated release as the game not only managed to reach its Kickstarter goal of about $1 million, but the extra crowd funding pledges given to the game’s site has almost reached $6 million.

Read the entire thing over here: http://www.ibtimes.com.au/new-rpg-shroud-avatar-richard-garriott-aims-2015-release-1420206


Ciciro posted a fun piece about Spiders over in the Shroud of the Avatar forums. What I really enjoyed about this piece is its very fitting as a piece for one of the pieces that I created this site for and planned on doing after E1 launches. Now due to time constraints I do not know if I will still be doing it which is interesting since it was one of the concepts I had in mind from day #1! Pieces on life in the world from various different viewpoints in a roleplay style, probably based on geographical location and/or other type of criteria to create a theme as to what the core material is. In this one, the example would be “spiders”, and leaving it broad. Perhaps another piece may be “Spiders of Northern Novia”. I still may do a series like this after E1 but it is yet to be seen and I may recruit people to help with them. Regardless this piece caught my eye for this reason and it is everything I want to do, which includes;

-short
-captioned images or captioned galleries
-a general theme
-a core aspect of comedy is prevalent in the work

So head over and take a look and tell him the Caverns sent you! https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/forum/index.php?threads/save-the-endangered-red-spider.21419/#post-318224


Retro Ultima game, is it Lord British approved? This article poses the question and tells you about the game.

http://toucharcade.com/2015/01/02/retro-lowlander-is-was-out-with-a-prestigious-commendation/


Ok, now next weekend is Memorial day weekend. I am sure your going to be having a big cookout, people over, and fun will be had. So add a little Karaoke to your event! Over here is the song, and video, of Return of Lord British by the Space Bards…. with… Lyrics added to it for Karaoke! You win! Posted by Player Killer.


Engadget has this article posted titled “Shroud of the Avatar’s Richard Garriott and Starr Long on how SOTA wins at player-generated content”.

When you sit down to talk with Portalarium’s Richard Garriott and Starr Long about Shroud of the Avatar, you hear much more than can possibly fit in just one article! Even though its currently in development, there’s a lot to this title

http://www.engadget.com/2014/12/26/garriott-and-long-show-how-shroud-of-the-avatar-wins-at-player-g/

They also have this one “Shroud of the Avatar’s Richard Garriott and Starr Long on MMO community”. http://www.engadget.com/2014/12/18/shroud-of-the-avatars-richard-garriott-and-starr-long-on-mmo-co/



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