This week’s Community Spotlight focuses on Rob, a dedicated SotA community member who decided to take on the task of editing our Kickstarter Live Video Streams into something a bit less… ehem… free-form! Not an easy task, I assure you.
He has 5 videos currently up on his YouTube channel, and has been generous enough to provide me with the remaining videos, which I will be adding as a playlist on our own YouTube channel this week. So if you missed the tales of Bob the Raccoon Wrangler, Dippy Bird’s first on-camera appearance, or the Epic D&D Adventures of Gorn, now you can discover (or re-discover) the magic of locking 10 Devs together for an entire weekend with nothing but some games, plenty of finger foods, and some pretty big bottles of Scotch!
Here is a sample!
You can watch the remaining videos on Rob’s YouTube Channel. And if you would like to know more about Rob, he has been kind enough to permit me an short interview.
If you were an NPC in Shroud of the Avatar, how would describe yourself?
My NPC is an extension of myself. I am a teacher, I am an artist. As an NPC, you would find me in the woods, surrounded by green, bustling, babbling, and breathing scenery. This place would be serene, but talkative, much like me. The prodigious war axe lashed to my back would resemble its wielder – slow to anger, quick to rise. My dialogue would be extensive, but in it, you would find wisdom, humor and explicit facts seemingly unrelated to the topic being discussed.
By default, I am alone, but not lonely. The Avatars I most commonly cast my lot with would embody the tenants in which I hold dear. Wisdom, reverence, prudence, restlessness and amusement are the qualities of our fellowship. Our attire would be comfortable, our aspects would be pensive and our silhouettes would be robust. My quests are not often followed, but if adhered to, they will bring prosperity to yourself and those around you.
What do you enjoy most about the SotA Community?
What I enjoy most about the SotA Developers and community is what we are. We are Avatars. We are sincere, charitable, helpful and humble. We act with conviction, integrity, reverence and righteousness. We are fans of Richard Garriott, who has demonstrated these qualities over his many years of service. The SotA community loves the work of RG. We revere and cherish it as if it were a living and breathing thing. The greatness of this community is truly inspiring! Many of us have been influenced heavily by the wisdom and knowledge Ultima has revealed. I love that no matter what, Richard and the community fight for what we all believe in to make the best game we can. I love the principle and the devotion of our community. Most of all, I love the possibilities of what we can accomplish.
What are YOU most looking forward to in Shroud of the Avatar?
In game, I’m looking forward to the creations, the rituals and the conventions cultivated by the players from the seeds planted by the Developers. I can’t wait to find the individual personality of the things created by my friends and by the Developers in Shroud of the Avatar. I’m looking forward to being inspired by Shroud of the Avatar, its creators and its community again and again and again.
I just want to thank Richard, Dallas, Chris, Tracy, Rick, B. Cotton, Loren, Stephen, Bob, Gina, Tassilo, Erik, Justin and the rest of the Developers on SotA which I have yet to meet or see at the Dev chats. Thank you all for this opportunity and thank you all for being awesome. I wish I had room to individually list at length why you are all so inspiring! Suffice it to say, I really appreciate the participation, candidness, honesty, enthusiasm, and wisdom I have had the pleasure to witness from you all. Good luck, good will and good fortune to you all. The community and I are behind you and all that you decide.