I recently did a piece pointing to a newer article that The Vortex Lama had done.
What I (obviously) knew about and have been giving it a little time to circulate, before I point it also.. Is that The Vortex Lama also put me in the Hall of Fame! Wow! That’s a serious honor to be given and my thanks go out to The Vortex Lama.
It’s been a long time since I updated this site with a new interview, but I wish to add today to my particular “Hall of Fame” to Sir Stile Teckel, noble warrant of the Order of New Britain Empire (ONBE), dugeon master of thecaverns.net, where Lord Baldrith, first member of my Hall of Fame, share his voice in the podcasts. Well, a nice guy.
So, welcome to the new season of the llama mini inverviews!
It has to be discouraging rebooting a site and trying to bring everyone back and get the word out. So pass it along, go over and read a few things, and tell everyone The Caverns sent you!
About 6 hours ago I was a bit surprised to get an email notification that Markee Dragon was live streaming SotA. Only surprised as while he has streamed it a few times now, it is still not often.
I have not had a chance to watch this though, so can’t give you any sort of recommendation on it!
Ok, so I give a lot of reviews on books and often mention that I am reading them on Kindle Unlimited. If you are not familiar with Kindle Unlimited, it is an Amazon program in which for 10.00 a month you can read from a large, changing, selection of books. Think of it as a Library with a membership fee to just about any portable device. I use the Kindle app on IoS.
I tried giving up my Kindle Unlimited once to save money. I lasted two weeks. I recently bought a 2 year membership from a half-off sale to save money *chuckles*.
They are doing month free trials if you wanna check it out. I will warn you, that’s how I got started!
So I could be wrong, but I believe this took place in New York. What I like about that is that Loot Crate just did a limited offer special Comic Con box for the Con and offered up a limited number to subscribers on a first come first come serve basis. Someone nabbed me one as a gift! In a way, I feel like I was there!
Oh, right.. The topic? Richard Garriott spoke at the Con! NBNN has been kind enough to get a Youtube video posted so that everyone can enjoy!
So grab a soft pretzel, some nachos, some jalapenos, lots of cheese, and a big fat soda! The movie is about to start so please put turn your phone off!
There are a lot of internet sites in the World Wide Web (that’s what www. stands for if ya didn’t know!), that share and distribute .abc files. This is especially true thanks to Lord of the Rings Online.
It is expected though that we will start seeing sites tailor made to do the same thing but with music that people will want to play in SotA. Not to mention custom made pieces (*coughs Space Bards coughs*). One of the ones I have recently seen pop up is SotA music. At this time it is a simple site with a simple upload and download feature and sometimes simple is better!
As we are all ramping up for R17 it looks like MMORPG.com decided not to be left out of the picture!
Prepare for a server wipe in Release 17, but there are a number of reasons why you shouldn’t be bummed about the global reset. While Starr Long is out working his way around Europe, having finally been convinced that he needs a vacation, Chris Spears, and Richard Garriott took time to walk me through some of the big updates we can expect in Shroud of the Avatar’s 17th monthly release.
Now im not sure if you saw it or not, but Relics from Rild added some new merchandise to it’s line-up! Specifically that of pint glasses and shot glasses. Promises of more are on the way (which by the way Rild, don’t judge current response as a measureing stick.. I almost waited to combine on shipping knowing you have more coming but decided not to wait.. not everyone will rush it!).
I happen to be wanting some new glassware though, so this worked out for me. Perfect for my use.. so, score for Rild on timing! I plan on ordering at least 4 more as soon as he has the others in stock *taps foot and stares at Rild*. No really.. I NEED 4 more glasses as quickly as possible please. Seriously.. im not kidding.. I mean it. I really need them. Don’t forget to sample to the press for reviews also! *wink wink, nudge nudge*
I did see, pick up, touch, and put down some of these at Portalarium. I still ordered some, right? So that tells you what I thought of them. Nuff Said, review written!
Here’s a great write up and a few photos of the Explorers Club dinner. Richard and family attended as normal!
a href=’http://www.nytimes.com/times-insider/2015/04/06/whos-coming-to-dinner-explorers-astronauts-and-spelunkers/?_r=0’>Who's Coming to Dinner? Explorers, Astronauts and Spelunkers – NYTimes.com.
Stile loves Geek subscription boxes. Check out his favorite two and if you sign up using this link he gets a bonus!
So, hopefully some of this isn’t to old as not to be of use.. man, when I start catching up on old news pieces, you guys are going to go “really.. that old Stile?”.. Meanwhile so that I am not of complete waste:
So this piece really caught my attention. Its over at Gamers Nexus and its focus is on Richard Garriott and Chris Roberts talking, space.. Why did that catch my attention? What a combo on that topic!. Fun and short read even if my musing wasn’t!
Umuri did something pretty cool. I really am not even going to try to explain this thing, you just need to check it out.
Ok, so I’ve been working on a functional almost fully self-crafted house decor entry, and now that it’s done for this release 16 hours positioning and 6k boards later, figured I’d run a contest.
So, hidden on this lot are a number of apples, I won’t say exactly how many, but first one to find them and post screenshots of them at each apply with /loc showing wins 100k gold. So you have to ask yourself, did you find them all? Or maybe you didn’t and your post will tip someone off to where their missing one is? Good luck! Since no one’s put an entry up yet, The following reward applies, for every apple you are missing, your reward is cut in half, and the remaining apples rewards are still open.
So whoever finds the final apple gets 50k, the second to last gets 25k, third to last gets 12.5k, etc
Ok, disregarding anything else, this is one catchy title!
Con Man: Quick … Take My Money!
Tracy Hickman is strongly supporting this project. It has some amazing people involved and it really looks awesome. I figured while not really SotA related it was a cool blurb that many might be interested in.
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!