Looking for something more substantial than just some great potential deal on maps?
This Ultima Two is currently at $125.55. The shipping is a bit nasty so keep that in account when bidding, or ask them to switch to something more reasonable for you. Lot of times Sellers just choose the wrong shipping on accident!
Now I am going to guess that if you have wanted to see the latest Shroud of the Avatar Telethon video, you have or know where to get it. Just in case though, here it is!
Want more Richard Garriott? Fear not, IGN did a piece recently.
BY RYAN MCCAFFREY Ultima creator Richard Garriott tells us incredible stories about his life and career, including his early Ultima success, changing the gaming world with Ultima Online, visiting outer space as a private-citizen astronaut, exploring (and getting stuck under) the Titanic’s remains at the bottom of the Atlantic, his thoughts on the future of the RPG genre, his new project Shroud of the Avatar, and much more!
BY ALEX OSBORN Richard “Lord British” Garriott, the creator of the Ultima series, recently shared his thoughts on the future of the role-playing genre and how increasing CPU power will continue to result in games that aren’t very deep.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
The first auction I noticed today was for a Shroud of the Avatar challenge coin. This coin was originally made by Frank Baxley and was given to Portalarium along with the designs and all that sort of stuff.
Since then they have remade multiple versions of it using different metal mixes and finishes. To the best of my knowledge, the artwork has never been changed, although it will for the reward coin version from pledge rewards.
Given out by dev’s just about anywhere you can encounter them, and if they decided to have some with them (not just Richard himself).
Someone has this one up on Ebay. I wouldn’t say the price is bad, but I think in time you may do better. On the other hand, if you’re trying to get all the metal versions of this, you might want to jump on it. Some are more limited than others.
This auction caught my eye, as I want it for my collection and use! I have most of the D20 Cthulhu stuff as well as a lot of off-shoot stuff (none of which I have used yet *smirks*). One of the few items I have never picked up is the Game Master’s Pack. For a while, it was impossible to get for anything less than $150.00.
I have seen it purchasable for a $100.00 or so a few times now, but this is the first time I saw it listed this low! Fortunately for you, if it is of interest to you, if it doesn’t pay my bills or put food on my table I don’t buy it right now. So I am passing a good score onto you instead!
This first one, well, because it’s an Ultima Two and let’s face it. That’s eye-catching worthy on its own! The box is a beat up, and I am not too sure about the buy it now of $150.00. Not a bad price for a U2, but this one is not a 100% perfect. If I were buying for my collection right now, I’d consider it, though.
Miss someone screaming at you “YOU GOT MAIL!”? Maybe this will help!
With Shroud of the Avatar being a Sandbox based Online game, there will often be things we may want to build for ourselves. For me, one of those was a mail system, and I thought I would pass on the idea.
I set several of these up at various housing and vendor shops that I have.
The idea is you use a Public container to put blank sheets of paper into and label it something like “stationary.” I am only putting about a half dozen sheets in at a time so that if someone decides to “borrow” paper, I didn’t lose a lot of gold. I am keeping refill paper nearby to quickly and easily reload the paper holder.
At that point, you also need another container for people to put the notes into, and only you can remove them. I used Small Bags for this, dubbing them “mail bags.” Sat the permissions so the public can add and walla! Safe-mail delivery.
For purposes of making it clear to other people what is going on, a little decoration can go a long way. A note explaining how the system works. Inkwells, desks, and other related items to act as signifiers. At my vendor shops, I have left notes indicating I am willing to take offers, trades, etc.
Does it work? Within 48 hours of implementing this system, I have gotten mail at two vendor shops, one of which is turning into a decent sized trade. I also appreciate being able to just leave notes for other people I setup with this system, rather than remembering I need to catch them and tell them something.
Finally, to expand on it, you can use it as a sort of inter-company mailbox system. Place multiple containers, such as the small bags and indicate whose is whose. This would work well for guild houses; Player owned towns or other locations that a central mailbox for multiple people (and were permissions among them won’t be an issue), is called for.
I put this one in my house that has a lot of people coming through, living there, or using the crafting stations.
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Well, this auction also has the manuals, but who cares about those right? Whoa!!! Calm down, collectors! I do of course, but only regarding being an Origins, Lord British, and Ultima collector. What I mean is while this auction may be a score for some more advanced collectors, more likely this will interest someone with more specific aims.
That being those that like either the Cloth Maps or maybe even just Tarot Cards. I know a few people who the Ultima games are meaningless too, but if you give them a deck of the U9 Tarot cards, will get excited. In fact, I did just that for my wife once!
Then you also have the Map collector, which can range from the Ultima map collector to that person that just likes maps, period.
Whatever category you fall into, I bet you could get this for $15.00 using the make an offer option!