The Summer Telethon of the Avatar Part 2


Summer Telethon Part 2Avatars! Are you ready to continue celebrating with us the biggest event to hit New Britannia since the great cataclysm?

At Midnight CDT (5:00 UTC) on August 22, 2016, we are expiring ALL remaining pledges, including: Adventurer, Founder, Royal Artisan, Explorer, Ancestor, Edelmann, Knight Marshal, Lord Marshal, Duke, and Lord of the Manor 2. To commemorate the final expiration of all remaining pledges, we are holding the 12-hour Summer Telethon Part 2, starting at 12:00 pm CDT (17:00 UTC) and running right up to the Final Pledge Expirations at Midnight CDT (5:00 UTC).

You can pre-post your questions right here in the article’s comments section, or post questions during the telethon in Discord chat.*

What exciting events can you expect throughout the day? An array of fun activities and engaging content, many of which you can directly participate in with us in-game! We will also be giving away a ton of fabulous prizes*, and if the following stretch goals are met, we will be adding amazing new content into the game.

Did you see what was unlocked during last month’s telethon? Let’s make it happen again in Part 2!

Help us to achieve the following goals during the telethon!QuestionMark_

As a special bonus, we are offering Telethon Funding Stretch Goal Rewards to any backer that pledges a minimum of $5 from the start of the telethon, until Midnight (Spending Store Credit to make $5 minimum purchase does not apply). The Summer Telethon of the Avatar Funding Stretch Goal Rewards are:Exclamation_Point

  • Achieved!  $10,000: /aeroplane emote
  • Achieved!  $25,000: ? and ! Hats
  • Achieved!  $35,000: Aeronaut Outfit
  • Achieved!  $50,000: Accordion musical instrument
  • Achieved!  $65,000: Mini Automaton Pet
  • Achieved!  $80,000: Baby Clockwork Dragon Pet
  • Achieved!  $100,000: /camera emote with Tin Type Camera (takes tin type black & white screenshots)
  • Achieved!  $130,000: Clockwork Armor (helmet has built in radio)
  • Achieved!  $150,000: Flaming Bagpipes (musical instrument) with Metal and Leather Kilt
  • Achieved!  $175,000: Weather Changing Clockwork Umbrella
  • Achieved! $200,000: /firedance emote with Leather Outfits

Aeronaut Outfit



Cheer on the Devs!

StarrDancingFor every $2,500 donated, all developers on camera have to either dance, sing, or drink a shot of alcohol.

Additionally, we will be spinning the Wheel of Fortune & Doom! (we borrowed this idea from our friends over at Crowfall). The wheel will have 14 items at any given time, but dozens of total prizes ultimately will be given away! This includes developers that, if selected, have to either dance, sing, or drink a shot of alcohol.

As the wheel is spun, what is selected will be replaced by something in the list below. Items already selected will be removed for a time (some may not come back onto the wheel for the rest of the telethon. Keep in mind that some of these may never come up, so cross your fingers for your preferred item!

Wheel of Doom Items: (NOTE: not a complete list and list subject to change)

  • Blood Reliquaries 10% off for 1 hour
  • All Lot Deeds 25% off for 30 min 1 hour
  • Viking Houses 20% off for 1 hour
  • Juggles 20% for 1 hour
  • Elven Elder Armor 10% off for 1 hour
  • Pets 20% off for 1 hour
  • Hot Air Balloon & Airship 25% off for 1 hour
  • Stone Statues (incl Dragons!) 15% off for 30 min 1 hour
  • Obsidian Homes 20% off for 30 min 1 hour
  • Pipes 30% off for 1 hour
  • Wearable Bundles 20% off for 1 hour 
  • Prosperity Tools 10% off for 1 hour
  • Wings 20% for 1 hour
  • /breathefires 20% for 1 hour
  • Star Citizen Items 10% for 1 hour
  • Kobold City 5% off for 30 min 1 hour
  • Viking City 5% off for 30 min 1 hour
  • Kobold Town 10% for 1 hour
  • Viking Town 10% for 1 hour
  • Viking Village Keep 10% for 1 hour
  • Kobold Village Keep 10% for 1 hour
  • Viking Village 10% for 1 hour
  • Kobold Village 10% for 1 hour
  • Kobold Row 10% for 1 hour
  • Viking Row 10% for 1 hour

We also have these exciting prizes to give away throughout the telethon!*

  • Store Credits
  • Town Lot Property Deeds
  • Obsidian Tower Village Home
  • Star Citizen Aeronaut Helmet Starter Bundle
  • Cloaks, Juggle, Musical Instruments, Pets, Prosperity Tool, Kobold, and other bundles
  • Rare Lord British relics
  • Special Challenge Coins
  • Shroud of the Avatar t-shirts
  • Sword of Midras audiobook AND hardcover copies!
  • More Razer Gear

Here is a peek at what to watch out for as the telethon progress:

Schedule (All times and content subject to change)

  • Noon: Welcome to the Summer Telethon!
  • 12:30 PM: Community Trailer Contest winners announced!
  • 1:00 PM: R32 Postmortem Q&A continues
  • 2:00 PM: Studio Tour – Dev Rampage!
  • 3:00 PM: Community Hour 1 – Getting Involved
  • 4:00 PM: Story & NPCs Deep Dive
  • 5:00 PM: Spite and Port Graff: Uncloning Process
  • 6:00 PM: Player Housing Deep Dive
  • 7:00 PM: Community Hour 2 – Contributors
  • 8:00 PM: Crafting Deep Dive
  • 9:00 PM: Combat Deep Dive
  • 10:00 PM: Adventure Tour and AMA

Watch The Telethon on YouTube!

New Twitch Channel Now Live!

You will also be able to watch the telethon on Twitch.tv/Shroudoftheavatar! If you wish to win prizes during the Telethon event, be sure to still be in Discord chat!

Watch live video from shroudoftheavatar on www.twitch.tv
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Warning: Telethon is Rated PG-13 for Alcoholic Content
(might get upgraded to Rated-R depending on rate of pledges)

See you on the livestream chat at Noon this coming August 22nd!


* There will be some really awesome prizes awarded during the telethon, but you have to be present in the Discord chatroom to qualify for each drawing. Please keep in mind that questions and feedback related to each segment will be given priority and really verbose questions may be skipped, as they can be a challenge to shorten and summarize live on the air. In brief… please keep your questions… brief. Only 3 Questions per person!

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127 Comments


      1. Bodhbh DeargBodhbh Dearg

        Flaming Bagpipes: CHECK! :D

        Now – while your at it – what about Uilleann Pipes in the add-on store?




  1. Browncoat JaysonBrowncoat Jayson

    We are about to celebrate a hundred years in New Britannia! Janus 1, 500 PC occurs November 1, 2016 at 12:00 am NBT!

    Can we celebrate this with a Fall Telethon? Its a momentous step in Shroud of the Avatar history!


  2. GravidyGravidy

    Is there a way to donate to the telethon before hand? I’m going away on vacation, and will unlikely be able to get on the Internet the day of.


  3. Baron Drocis FondorlatosBaron Drocis Fondorlatos

    Question: Can we add “Near Death” to summoned undead (skeletons, liches)?

    Question: Instead of having undead summoned creatures decay, could we have casters lose MAX health? (50 for skeletons, 75 for liches) That might allow for a balanced way to have multiple summoned creatures.

    Question: Can death magic get a “control undead” spell that works kind of like the Moon Magic spell, Animal Charm?

    1. Browncoat JaysonBrowncoat Jayson

      Alternatively to max health, the undead might drain life from their summoner continuously, so the only way to keep them up would be to continuously receive healing.

      +1 for the others tho!


  4. | Grave || Grave |

    Question: Can a new template please be created with the Forest 01a Template, but include the stone docks and landing from the Original Swamp template?

    Question: What is the timeline on the bank auto-stacking bug fix?

    Question: Are we planning to add any new rare item and ingredient drops to mobs or will the loot tables always remain how they are now?

    Question: Can we please turn off the requirement of hitting T each time we draw our weapons in autoattack mode?


  5. | Grave || Grave |

    Question: Limiting Tamed Pets to only get so powerful based on the type of pet creates a scenario where there is one best pet in the game that everyone uses. Can we get away from this by creating several dozen that are equally as powerful so not every player uses the same one?


  6. AlbusAlbus

    Question: Can “Ground Pound” be turned into something more plausible as a martial arts (bludgeon) attack? Most other physical (non-magical) attack skills approximate a realistic form of attack, but not this one – pounding the ground with a mace or axe to harm people?

    I’d suggest changing this to something else (maybe a spinning attack named “Wild Swing” or some such), it could keep the same effect but different name and animation, while some other more magical glyph (perhaps a combo between an earth magic glyph & bludgeon glyph?) could be added using the existing dirt-beating emote (and could be named Ground Pound, just in case such is dear to some hearts ;) .

    Need I say pounding the ground with an axe really doesn’t do it for me as a mundane attack?
    Thanks!


  7. DancingShadeDancingShade

    Question: I love ignite weapon. Can we get a similar self buffing spell for other elemental types of magic? Like frost weapons, lightning weapons, etc.

    Question: Recent armor updates like the elven elder armors, reinforced cloth, etc are excellent! Are there plans to update the other existing sets to the same high quality or do you intend to make entirely new armor sets that looks just as good?

    Question: Cloaks give us that nice single point of damage resistance for wearing them. Could this be extended to the add-on store wings since they occupy the same slot?


  8. WrathPhoenixWrathPhoenix

    Question: an we get some new arrow types that play into bow damage? IE crafting more powerful arrows using different arrowheads.

    Question: Can we also see some more archery spellweaving combos?

    Question: Please, in great detail, tell us what you are intending to do in the agriculture polish pass and revamp scheduled for R34.



  9. | Grave || Grave |

    Question: Can we get a Lunar Rift spell deep in the moon tree that can transport multiple party members at the same time as long as they arent overweight? Traveling as a group isn’t currently possible unless you hoof it.


  10. EtherBunnyEtherBunny

    Question: Are we going to see any changes to the Elemental summons? This has been brought up several times in the forums. Tamed pets outmatch/class summons hands down. Effectiveness…..I have no idea what it is even being effective at. Can we see the summons scale possibly, like what is going to be happening with tames come R33? (If I read that announcement correctly).

    Question: Can yall bring back the visual effects to weapons with gems socketed and/or enchantments on them. I liked that in the past releases, and also, it sort of gives our weapons a different look to them, so they kind of stand out.

    Question: Can you please give us an option to turn off the auto-lunge-attack when you get to close to your target. Even if I’m running to another spot in a scene, with weapon drawn, if I cross a bunnies path, I shoot over to it and murder the crap out of it. Also, makes positioning and movement while in combat VERY annoying; I back up…but wait, I feel the sudden urge to lunge forward again!

    1. EtherBunnyEtherBunny

      Had an additional question;

      Question: Are we going to see different weapons and armor styles? Different types of daggers? and by seeing them, I mean, will we be able to craft them?

    2. Scraps MacMuttScraps MacMutt

      +1

      The random movement during melee combat is really bad. Randomly lunging off of ledges to your death, circling into lava, and turning your back to your opponent is incredibly frustrating and makes me wonder if these changes were even tested.


  11. AimendAimend

    Question: Can we unbundle add on store sign packages so that players can pick and choose which signs they want?

    Question: What’s going on with tiaras!? When do we get them and will any be craftable?

    Question: When will we be able to dye leather armor?

    Question: Many of the formerly sold and now craftable items have issues. Some things are outright missing. When will we see a crafting recipe for the black and gold rug? Will the wall candle recipe be fixed soon? What happened to the sausages?


  12. ZaderZader

    Question: I believe you could make a killing by releasing an Airship House for a Town lot on the add on store. Are there any plans to create a smaller airship that we could place on a town lot?


  13. Edenworldsaga

    Question: Any plans to make the /Pontificate emote teachable? People (like me and others) have turned that Desolis quest in the wrong order and locked themselves out of the emote forever. This is a terrible thing if you are a role player. Will you consider changeing this?

    Question: Will you consider makeing a bearskin rug craftable?

    Question: Will you consider putting hearth fires or fireplaces buy-able in the store?

    1. amaasingamaasing

      Yes, please…..we need replaceable fireplaces / hearths no matter where they come from (crafting / NPC Merchant / Add On Store)

    2. AlbusAlbus

      Agree on Pontificate, it’s a crying shame for r/p’ers to miss out on an emote forever based on happening to turn in a quest in the “wrong” order, especially with no warning in advance.

    3. higginsshigginss

      We got a Stag head on the wall. How about the wolf and the bear..?

      And yes, we need fireplaces. At least we got a radiator… ;-)



  14. ZaderZader

    Question: would it be possible to get a visual cue on the surface of the overland map where Brittany Fields sits…like a farm field, cluster of sunflowers, or some structure instead of the bare grass?


  15. amaasingamaasing

    Question: When will the Royal Sceptre and Royal Orb be functional?

    And Please Do allow us to Turn off the Lunging during combat. It is one of the most annoying items that has been suddenly added to the game.

    1. mikedeathdealermikedeathdealer

      “Question: When will the Royal Scepter and Royal Orb be functional?” Also will this function bring the optional Coto count in half as well? 7 Coto a week now 3.5?

    2. amaasingamaasing

      I see that the Royal Sceptre is functional as of R33…YEAH!! Thanks.

      So I am changing my question now to be –
      Question: Can you explain in detail how the Sceptre will work other than putting it in your non-combat bar, standing on the lot, and then selecting it on the bar. What is the logic behind cutting a lot rental by 50% each month?


  16. Katrina BekersKatrina Bekers

    Q: probably will be part of the Telethon anyway, but – can you provide some more detailed information about the lottery process/times/costs/requirements/limits so we can be better prepared for it coming R33? TIA

    Q: are players already able to tackle higher end content? Holding top tier control points, vanquishing all mobs, mastering The Rise, etc. If so, what’s your plan for the long(er) term? TIA


  17. KoldarKoldar

    Question 1: Will you reconsider raising the exterior lighting limits?

    Question 2: When will lot expiration timers be reflective of pledge tiers instead of 120 days (ex: 5 months for the citizen tier)?

    Question 3: Will you considering placing a 1-skull scene in the Drachvald region?


  18. TahruTahru

    Question: Can we please get a proper exit in Central Brittany? Literally nobody expects it to be a balloon.

    1. Browncoat JaysonBrowncoat Jayson

      I’m hoping that the overworld map icons for Brittany are simply not complete. If there was a fully walled city, and you could only enter one of the submaps directly, but there was a balloon and wagon on either side to access the central map, the current functionality would be expected.

    2. AncevAncev

      I was thinking there could be a town crier there, and maybe dress it up a bit so the balloon is more apparent



  19. SkyoSkyo

    Question:

    If a town in game is a current copy of a previous town is there a plan to revamp these so all towns are unique?


  20. Browncoat JaysonBrowncoat Jayson

    Question: When will we have a minimap for the Novian Overworld? That would help new players immensely. On a similar note, the pre-wipe roadmap goal showed minimaps for the Love storyline locations, which doesn’t seem to be complete yet. When will we see those?


  21. AncevAncev

    Very impressed with how smoothly the lot selection process has been going and also happy to see the crashing issues have been dramatically reduced! /toast

    Questions:

    Will there be a ‘change deed’ feature added to player housing so that we don’t have to unclaim the lot and risk losing it?

    Will the default entrances of any of the existing NPC or PRT towns change or are they locked in? (many players made their lot selections based on current default entrances)

    Will the external object and other limits be increased in POT’s? I’d like to make my town look nice but finding it difficult as a small POT owner to compete with PRT’s that have the core NPC’s (guards, npc vendors, etc)

    Thanks!

    1. Glimmer

      +1 3x
      Some biome choices and town plans were made based on the scenes we could visit via Hometown. For at least the Mountain Biome, the entry point from the Overworld Map is in a completely different place than it was when entering from Hometown.


  22. BluefireBluefire

    Q When will mouse movement not require additional buttons (mouse 3) in combat with auto-attack off? The control paradigm needs a polishing to ensure that users move consistently regardless of other modes and status. Keyboard users have this, now just needs to be polished for mouse movers. Thanks

    Q Many thanks for all the Linux bug corrections this release! Can actually play on 64 bit client again! Has work begun on memory management to prevent the game from growing to use all existing RAM on a system and eventually crash?

    Appreciate all the great work! Game is looking awesome.


  23. higginsshigginss

    Please, for everyone who missed part I, bring in the rewards again…
    Maybe at a minimum of 10 $ or 20 $ and/or at a cap of 100000$ (just to name some numbers)..?
    I’m sure it’d flush in some extra cash and doesn’t hurt at anyone at all… ;-)


  24. Rufus D`AsperdiRufus D`Asperdi

    Question: Has the “Lawn Mower” made it into a sprint backlog yet? When might we be able to anticipate its delivery?

    Question: When might we be able to expect another increase in the Deco Limits POTs and the number of NPCs allowed on individual lots? I realize this is tied to performance tuning.

    Question: Can we have some more information on the Blessing System for Monuments in POTs, please?


  25. Bella Bones

    Is it possible to create an artist profession? The artist could paint portraits of other players or scenes within the game and could use craft skills to create paints. This would be great for events, holidays, and unique moments.

      1. DoctorDoctor

        Absolutely! I was thinking about this yesterday actually. To be able to have easels and canvas for painting and maybe the possibility of having illustrated books in the future.

        If this isn’t doable right now, can we have them as decoration atleast?


  26. Athanil

    Question: Could you please unbundle the Add-on store block packages and sell them by block type? Building a arena is hard work and i don’t really like to pay for blocks i won’t use on top of that.

    Question: When will we see more craftable block types in game? Obsidian blocks come to mind…

    Question: When will we see more types of blocks? For example: Larger archway blocks, blocks that are smaller then the 1x1x1 blocks. We still have to jump on 1x1x1 blocks, but i want to be able to make a stairway where we can simply walk up.


  27. ZaderZader

    Question: Can we expect to see Silver Elementals at some point which could be dispatched and mined as an alternate method of gaining this precious ore?


  28. AlexanderAlexander

    Question: Concerning player authored books, will we have access to the multitude of book covers that we presently see in game? At this point, we only have access to blank books with one specific book cover.



  29. Bowen BloodgoodBowen Bloodgood

    Q: Buggy bag mode drives me batty! When can we expect it to finally be given some love? I’m tired of being told I can leave things in containers. Not to mention other features (like Take All) that list mode performs flawlessly.

    Q: How goes the sky fellas? Loved the sneak peak last time! Anything new you can tell us?

    Q: (For everyone on camera) What’s your favorite feature or change upcoming in the next few months? (That you can tell us about).


  30. GraveDncerGraveDncer

    Question: Could one of the team post a PVP road map some time this quarter? There is still a large group of players (current and pending) that are waiting for a reason to fight.

    Question: when can we expect to see more skill/schools of magic trees and the current ones expanded? Is this expected for episode 1 or beyond.

    Question: Will home town be converted to a showcase for all addon store items? This would allow us to view before we buy. Especially now that melt downs are no longer a option.


  31. JynxJynx

    Question: Will harvestable trees ever be distinct from each other? Pine and maple looks exactly the same, while all other resources are discernible.

    Question: Can gold be incorporated into more recipes to make it more useful? Like using only gold (or a gold alloy) to make jewelry.

    Question: Is iron and gold intentionally common and copper and silver rare?

    Question: Is the repair skill any different from using a repair kit without a crafting station? What’s the plan with this skill?

    Question: Can a set crafting subskills be considered to the actual making of an item? Currently masterworking has subskills for different armours and weapons. But to also be able to specialise in the MAKING of different types?

    Question: Will meticulous gathering have an adjustment on the percentage chance?

    Question: Will survey have an increased effect? (like the current glow of enchanted armour) Currently it seems to be a wasted skill.


  32. CoralCoral

    Can you make the Elven Elder Mage Robe, from the Add-On Store, dyable? Love the robe, but the color, not so much.


  33. Mugly WumpleMugly Wumple

    Question: I have a Razer Chroma keyboard. Will we ever be able to modify how SotA lights it up? I’d like to add some lighting and I’d like to change the color of the modes.


  34. Mugly WumpleMugly Wumple

    Question: Could you add a text field to Friend Requests? I’d like to indicate why I’m making the request.


  35. TahruTahru

    Question: Can we package multiple items of different types into one package to sell at a vendor? For example, fences require package sets.

    1. DavenRock [MGT]DavenRock [MGT]

      Yes, please can we have this. We want to be able to sell grab bags and crafting materials as packages. Such as a backpack for sale with viewable contents, consisting of exact tools and materials needed for recipes along with book instructions in a single bag for sale on a vendor. Among many other uses such as an entire set of armor or a swordsman kit. Reagent bags with every reagent, etc etc.


  36. ZaderZader

    Question: any chance for a “Captain” title in game? It is for my RP. Even if I have to quest for months to get it. I’d appreciate the opportunity.

    Question: Can we get those cool crystal lights craft able or in the add on store. I refer specifically to the ones in Hilt. Blue and yellow crystals. Wall mounted and standing lights. A set would be fantastic!


  37. ElnothElnoth

    With the recent changs to root, you have removed the tactical elements of being able to manouver around the battlefield in order to a) do increased damage from behind the enemy and b) reuduce damage taken by being behind the enemy. These two elements of combat added interesting choices in battle that made it tactical. The changes also made the ultimate skill in polearms skewer less powerful than the penultimate skill legsweep. I can understand an enemy continuing to attack when rooted, but I cannot understand why the enemy is free to rotate which allows them the freedom to keep facing you to attack and avoid your battlefield positioning efforts.

    Q: Can you please explain how changing this root behavior to one which removes an interesting combat tactical choice can improve the gameplay experience?



  38. !(0Bl00d0men0)!!(0Bl00d0men0)!

    I got a Question about Undead pets,
    When you summon one, you have to keep setting it to aggressive, defensive or passive
    Anyway that you could make so once you summon one they ALL stay that way so once they decay away or you zone, you summon another you don’t don’t have to set it again.

    thanks


  39. 2112Starman2112Starman

    Q: Are there plans to seriously look at chain lightning. This spell has been far to powerful for far to long and the vast majority of people in PvP are simply playing air mages and standing there chain casting it. For example, I have 500 hp and I was standing in the crowd and died from both combatants casting it even while I was literally chain healing myself. If the spell can take me out standing up on top of castle walls 30+ game feet from the people casting it, we need it looked at.

    1. 2112Starman2112Starman

      Q: Are there plans on making quick travel in cities much like Adoris (reference my posts on this). Brit central for example has all of its main areas on the completely opposite side of the zone from the entrance as well as PoT boat locations. This is a really long walk. Cant we get some kind of “shuttle men” in large city zones please?

      1. 2112Starman2112Starman

        you guys kinda answered this, this is my follow up.

        We need transport *IN* each zone. For example, the door you port into Brit central is on one side of the zone completely opposite to where everything is at the docks. We need a gondala (I dont like the idea of “air”, it should maybe be horse) from the door to the docks. I dont see the need to make them into other Brit zones, just give their doors a quick travel *in*the zone.

    2. 2112Starman2112Starman

      Q: It would be real nice if you guys did these Telethons on a Saturday. Just give the team a monday off. As you know, most of the players of Shroud probably work (especially us backers who have to come up with money to hel back). Please take this under consideration. Im pretty much not going to be able to watch the telethon again.

    3. 2112Starman2112Starman

      Q: CRAFTING: could you guys please alter the crafer nodes (trees/cotton, ore, etc…) to have more then one entry point to activate the items. clicking on a tree and then walking around it 300 degrees to get to its activation side is really odd and gets old after a while., whats worse is when there is something blocking the walk around and your avatar goes off in some weird direction and pulls agro from everything.


  40. Logain

    Question: Could you elaborate on the present and future benefits to the ‘Survey’ skill, especially in hindsight to Field Dressing (where the ‘node’ is basically always visible to the player).

    Question: Since the shipping of physical goods is coming closer, could you provide some details on how you’re going to label these rewards for the tax departments (so that us non Americans can prepare ourselves)?

    Question: Could you provide some insight on when and what we can expect of the ‘PDF document of various concepts and design documents’ Pledge reward? I am still having a hard time telling the direction SotA is trying to take for a couple of concepts, so that would be incredibly helpful (to me).

    Thank you very much in advance!

    1. Logain

      Question: Could we get a rough timeline when we’re going to able to craft crafting tools and crafting stations?

      Question: What kind of enticement would get Chris/Atos to try his AI programming skills in ‘friendly’ screeps ‘competition’? ;)

    2. Logain

      Question : Could you provide a list of ‘singleplayer/party’ scenes and talk a little bit about why you choose to restrict these scenes?


  41. Theleb K`aarnaTheleb K`aarna

    Question: I love everything related to the Obsidian, we got Obsidian Tower for village and town lots but nothing for City or Row. the Viking/Kobold got love on all sizes please don’t forget about Obsidian!



  42. jiirc

    Question: It’s been stated that an average player should be able to make 3500g per hour in SotA. Is this still the goal? What is the hourly gold rate so far in R32? Describe what is meant by an average player?

    1. DNA8383

      It is currently very easy to earn upwards of 10k/hour doing a number of things from gathering to mercantile to straight hunting high value targets and selling their drops.

      Ballparking the last method (because the market is volatile and it is stable, for now), I’m able to clear 13,000 an hour or maybe even more… but that’s just farming straight gold coin, which doesn’t do much for your exp gain/skill training.

      I’m a noob that just recently learned about and started playing SotA a week or so after the final wipe. I’ve learned, developed, and acquired much in a short time. I just hate how there are serious game elements that can only be acquired through paying tons of cash… I can handle the alpha bugs :)

      I might be new, but I’m far FAR above average.


  43. jiirc

    R32 saw a new melee implementation that can be best described as the dance of the avatar where the avatar randomly moves toward the mobs causes different mobs to be targeted, moves you on top of the mob, or can put the avatar in a position where you need to change the camera’s position. Why was this change implemented? How is it going to be modified and update moving forward?


  44. Bodhbh DeargBodhbh Dearg

    (Tax Free) House Deed upgrades… These have been spoken of on and off, but will that possibility come, and how would it influence Tax Free status???


  45. Tari SilimsureTari Silimsure

    Obsidian Coins and Repairing. Is there any way that with Obsidian Cons we can purchase Block/Bulk repair deeds per a coin, Maybe get 3 repairs for 1 coin. Right now as it stands it averages about $9 RL Coin to repair a full fighting set w/weps and jewelry?? ((asking for friend who cannot be present))


  46. jiirc

    Question: There are 2 obsidian potions that impact gathering: expedience (gathering time) and precision (meticulous collection). What is the impact of these pitons when you reach the master and gm levels in the respective gathering skills? How close to 0 impact do they have?


  47. Theleb K`aarnaTheleb K`aarna

    Question: I love everything related to the Obsidian, we got Obsidian Tower for village and town lots but nothing for City or Row. the Viking/Kobold got love on all sizes please don’t forget about Obsidian


  48. LainedLained

    Question: Can you share stats on travelling throughout New Brittania? Total distance covered, number of teleport/recall scrolls used, number of deaths whilst trying to get through passes, what percent of avatars are using their mounts, highest number of towns/scenes by a single avatar etc.


  49. SmokerKGBSmokerKGB

    Housing Question: Will there ever be “fireplaces” to go with house chimneys, and “chimneys” to go with fireplaces? Some house designs have one without the other…


  50. Cynesta

    Can the collision area for trees and shrubs be reduced? I’d like to place objects closer to trees, including other trees, shrubs, small buildings, etc. This also applies to shrubs.


  51. Rowell

    Question: When approaching a town on the overland map, you are presented with one button that allows you to enter the city. After clicking the button, you are transported to the default gate/entrance for that town. My question is: instead of having one “Enter” button, can several buttons be presented, allowing the player to select which gate they wish to enter the town from?

    For example: When near Brittany Fields on the overland map, the player is presented with a “West Gate” button and a “South Gate” button.


  52. Andrew SilverstonAndrew Silverston

    Please give us detailed information on how exactly the taming will change with R33. What level summon will have to be, for example, to summon an Obsidian Wolf, or Large Red Spider?


  53. amethyst25amethyst25

    Q: Would it be possible to have a Raid option when grouping with more than 8 Players? When doing control points it would be helpful if everyone working together could earn XP.

    Q: Last telehon I asked if it was possible to have a buy back option at a merchant when selling something by mistake or lock various items not to sell. Has there been any more discussion on this?

    Q: Will there be the option to create fireplaces to place in houses?


  54. Daxxe DigglerDaxxe Diggler

    Q1: When will we have an opportunity to learn the Starrlton? I gotta have it!

    Q2: Can you please remove the auto-movement “lunging” in combat? It makes it extremely difficult to both position yourself to the side/behind for increased damage… and to retreat when you’re in danger (backing up to get out of attack range just sucks you back in and turning to run away puts your back to the enemy which increases damage taken).

    Q3: Why do I have issues interacting with objects via mouse double-click on a “slower” machine? The new E interact hotkey works almost instantly 99% of the time but I can click with a green cursor 20 times in a row with no interaction.

    I’m now forced to point my reticle and hit the E key whenever I want to interact and that’s not always easy, especially when there are multiple interactive objects in close proximity.

    Q4: Since the lottery system will be the only way to obtain lot deeds in-game, how will we get them in Single Player Offline mode? Will they simply be added to merchants in an upcoming release?



  55. Lord AndernutLord Andernut

    Please touch on “future plans” players have to look forward to for the longevity of the game – after the skill-grinding and story. What things might a solo player accomplish (who plays in multi-player) have to look forward to?


  56. Browncoat JaysonBrowncoat Jayson

    Question: Originally, the Selective Multiplayer system was promoted as allowing us to play in the mode of our choice, with only those who we want to see. However, there are scenes that force us into Single Player (or Group-only) mode, and there is some discussion about scenes that force us into Open Multiplayer. As someone who wants to play with my family and control the online interactions they see, can we please focus on removing the mode changes and find other ways to promote differing game states or play styles? Flags that hide NPCs and resources should be easy to apply, so to control benefits for those not playing in the “correct” mode. If forced multiplayer is going to be a thing in SotA, I don’t believe I will be able to keep my other accounts. =(



  57. Widsith [MGT]

    How about: An idea to have more game economics information in-game: Have public (only) vendors be able to produce a list of the (100 – 200) last closed transactions on that vendor, with time, item and final price. No names. Extra Credit – have it ‘print’ the info onto a blank paper page if you have one.

    This way we could see what is actually selling on the vendors, and perhaps create an in-game ‘market information’ path.



  58. Aldo

    Is the telethon cancelled? I have not found a way to watch just yet. YouTube says the live stream has been removed by user.


  59. TibsTibs

    Unfortunately, You Tube uses one identity name, Discord uses yet another name, and neither of those are my Name here. So…. I wasn’t in it for a chance at a prize… but be aware there are complications that may be involved with requiring an account-recognizable name.



  60. Nolove 0369Nolove 0369

    Q. What are the chances that we will throw out the “Random” from the crafting system?

    Q. Is there any way to adjust the ore types in the mine to make it so Coper and Silver are not so scarce.

    Q. What do you for see as a Acceptable, number of swings on a Node wood or Ore at a 100 skill level, and is that with buffs from potions, and Engraving kits or before we buff up?

    Q. We think Obsidian potions are great, Cotos are great for buying them, Cotos are great to pay taxes, and to buy some furniture,
    What are the chances that COTOs, will be removed from REPAIRING items?


  61. Belladonna RoseBelladonna Rose

    Congrats on the 10 mill milestone. And congrats on a successful telethon. You guys have done a great job and I for one appreciate your dedication and hard work.


  62. LateralusLateralus

    Question; So as to make the game more realistic, are you considering letting activities like mining or blacksmithing slowly increase your strength stat over time? Dexterity could raise slowly by running or jumping as an example.


  63. gordesky1

    Do i need to buy the game before i pledge 5$ to get the items or can i do that now and buy the game later?



  64. RenaeRenae

    Hey Devs! Do not forget the Virtue Cloak, you all didn’t get it on to the list of goal Items reached.

    Thanks!

    Whren Isen aka Renae.


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