And a lot of extra spelling and grammar mistakes to go with it as a result!
Looks like Duek Violation has something going on…
I have found this stuck on the wall of my website! I wanted to share it with you… it seems to be important in some way! Take note: this will only be viable information in the player town of Vengeance!
Now we all know that Vyrin and Womby REALLY like books and writing by now. We also know that R19 hopes to bring player published books into the game. So… Thats why we have this!
Many of us are extremely excited for book publishing to go live. A recent tweet from Lord British himself indicates this will be possible in R19, subject of course to the normal disclaimers.
Therefore it’s time for a community-wide and community-run writing project: The SotA Community First Series! We hope this will be counted as the first player created series of the game, and that it will start with the whole “community first”.
The idea is simple. We want as many members of the community to offer one piece of writing each. This can be a story, poem, song, etc. Post your submission in The SotA Community First Series submission thread. Everyone can contribute! It only makes sense that you do not publish a piece of writing that will already be published by Portalarium (from one of the contests). However, feel free to submit something you’ve already written.
This series will come at an important time when we can join our efforts to reflect the progress of the game and the strength of the community. It will hopefully honor Portalarium for the hard work of getting us to this point.
Submissions can be made until midnight CST before the public release date of June 25. (This would be the night of June 24/morning of June 25).
Once the release goes live, every author remains the publisher of their own work. No one person or group “owns” the series. You are responsible for printing copies of your writing submission, or finding someone to do it. Then players will trade their books in game to try to collect them all. There will be book trading meetings and parties hopefully! It can become an R19 quest! That is the beauty of this effort, you will most likely want to encounter the other authors in game to collect all the volumes.
When all submission are in on midnight of the 24th, I will randomly assign volume numbers to help keep track of our entries and what we’ve created. When you publish your work in R19, please add “SotA Community First Series, Volume #” to whatever title (or lack of title) you have for your work.
Once there is a wipe, or finally when Episode 1 is released, each player can recreate their books, and make it a persistent part of the game world. In Episode 1 it will be a great retrospective of the active writing community at the time. Hopefully it will also be a great player-created collector’s item!
This thread will be for questions and discussing the series. Please submit your writing in the submission thread:
Order of Vengeance has that covered for you with another PvP tournament offering! Now personally R17 is the release I start spending more time in game.. but, I have a LOT to catch up on so I dont know how soon ill start playing with the PvP much.. Maybe June or July for me. If you are not in my situation and ready to rock the PvP though, then this is cool. A month long leader board? I like it!
We will be hosting PvP Tournaments and giving you guys an actual leader board this release! Order of Vengeance is proud to host the first month long tournament in Shroud of the Avatar and will be accepting submissions of those willing to be openly flagged as pvp for at least 2 days each week during the release. Also, you need to play for a couple hours each time actively available for combat… more details to come!
GRUDGE MATCH ZONE: PaxLair
How to sign up:
Please post a sign up by replying below or register on the site… there are two tournaments so you would need to register twice. Details on each will be provided in a couple days.
So the title of this event says a lot “The Gladiator’s Grid-Iron (BMC)”. This is a repeating event that has took place a few times already. You can keep an eye open for future dates as well as catch videos and screen shots though!
The Caverns Guild is currently raising funds for a PoT and is past the 50% mark! If for some reason your feeling generous and want to help the group with that, you can do so over here. POT Donations |.
It’s a great group of people the you see heavily involved all over the community both as individuals and as part of the guild. I had not planned on running a guild until E1… They changed all of that and I could not be happier or prouder.
You might have bumped into them in game or maybe you went to one of their events (such as The Shape of Things to Come spotlighted in a weekly update by Portalrium a week or two back!). The guild roster includes Sophi, Dr. Shroud, Logain, Vyrin, Womby, Lord Baldrith, Blake Phoenix, Forgiven, F’lar, Iansmellis, Trelass, Lyran, Nyssa Teckel, and Zoey Parx! Wow, what a line-up right?!!
The PoT will be for the guild to use as a group with land available to all guild members! We’re sweating the goal a bit and getting a tad worried they may sell out. They also go up 20% in May so are looking at it more seriously! If you where not aware of the 20% increase in May yourself, now you know! Get your purchases made before then!
This was said! I think it would be awesome, but lets face it.. it needs to have a treasure hunting system to go with it! Give me a TH system and an official explorers club with a in game headquarters? Mark me down as president!!!
@thedirtypony333 @LaetitiaNYC @ExplorersClub I should ask if we can create a virtual clubhouse in the game!
Now.. This.. This.. I just got my Ebay Deal of the day email (or I just read it, something like that). Saw this, and was laughing my ass off. I think I have found the official Food for The Caverns. I mean, how can you beat something called “Quest Cravings PEANUT BUTTER CUPS”, which are protein bars? Its Yummy, its a travel ration, and its called Quest cravings? Sorry if your not amused, but I had to share! I seriously wonder if they are tar getting the Fantasy Gaming Genre when they name stuff like this 🙂
Wish I was sitting in on one of the marketing meetings. I bet it goes something like this. “So Bob, they have those Cliff Bars.. aimed at the hiker, biker, etc. I had this idea. You know, these damned video gamers keep dieing staying up all night, not eating or drinking, playing games. THEY need this stuff the most! Think of the market.. We call it “QUEST CRAVINGS!!:”.
Here’s what Id jump up and yell if I was at such a meeting… “Coming up next… AvAtars Crunch! Trail Mix for Shroud of the Avatar gamers. It is a blend of everything you need for probiotics, daily vitamin blend, fiber, potassium, and Extra large doses of vitamin D3. It’s aimed at the 40+ year old gamers primarily but good for all ages! The Guardians Circle will be these little fudge rounds that have Magnesium, Bcomplex, Calcium, and B12.”
I JUST created a new Facebook group called “Shroud of the Avatar Collectors“. This is a group for those who collect, sell, and trade Shroud of the avatar collectibles or items related to the game. As an avid collector with a large collection, I love the idea of having a group specifically geared towards this, where selling and buying and trading are welcome rather then frowned upon, etc.. So…. do what I always do when I want something and someone else isn’t already doing it. Make it happen!
I swear, I wanted to add “and grooving together to a pict” to the end of that title, but figure not many would get it.. so onto business!
Ok, first off the press you don’t want to miss the official – Hangout of the Avatar ~ Release 14 Postmortem! Im sorry, I havent watched it yet so cant give any cliff notes! If you have, comment with something for my readers!
“Lot Claiming Sequence (SAMPLE)” was edited recently. Wait, what, you didnt know about that project of Koldars? Here it is for you again. Unofficial and based on current data only so subject to change and be in error.
Darkstarr asks that you post a review over on steam about Shroud of the Avata, especially if its positive, and why its important! Note that while I have not done this I plan on doing it the next time I launch steam to get in game.
Here’s several more things that you may want to check out!
The first one is EPIC! Birko made a map over in the forums titled “Ardoris Less Ardurous” and wow, is it! He made a map of the city and numbered everything, gave it a legend, and labeled it. Talk about one useful tool! I hope this is kept up until and after E1!
Go check it out and tell him the Caverns sent you!
Polygon did an interview with Richard and its an extremely good write up. Ill give you a little clip of it but be sure go to read the full thing!
With nearly $6 million raised and 50,000 people spending an average of $115 each on Richard Garriott’s still-in-development role-playing game, Shroud of the Avatar looks like it will get its full release by the end of the year.
I think from what we are seeing so far it is clear that Shroud of the Avatar will have some strong ties to the single player game Underworld Ascendant which comes from Ultima Underworld, a game near and dear to my heart (and in my collection!). As such I put a page for it under the links section of my site and I plan on kickstarting it (just waiting to see if we have a cross promotion right now).
Well, im not the only one! The community is already getting a wiki going and its being done by a lot of names you should recognize. Go read it for yourself!
Looking for a lot in game? Not sure where to find one? Saw an empty one don/t need it but will share it? There was a thread for that for R13 and tradition is being carried over into R14. So go find it here and tell them the Caverns helped you find them!
So if PvP is your main thing, your may want to get in on this.
Prize Pool : 15$ Store Credit
1. Place : 10$ Store Credit
2. Place : 5$ Store Credit
There will be either 4 or 8 Wildcards for this Tournament. This Tournament most likely won’t place at one day. i will record every fight and i will try to edit something neat out of it 😉
Wilcards will be handed out to different Tournament Winners / PVP Guild / Any person that showed off hes worthy.
So head over to the forums to read all the details and participate if your interested. Tell em you found your way from the Caverns!
Discussion in ‘Release 13 Events’ started by Player Killer, Dec 15, 2014.