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Discussion in 'New Player Welcome' started by Ankha/Avatara/Slayer, May 11, 2019.

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    I dont want to get in trouble for breaking any forum rules, I just found this game and I've been an Ultima mega fan for almost 20 years.... How did I miss this game existed until just this very moment?? I'm installing the game so I had time to show up here.
     
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    Welcome @Slayer96 ;)
    This is a good place to ask questions...
    You'll have a few.... :cool:
     
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    Welcome to New Britannia!
     
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    Welcome @Slayer96,

    farewell on the path of the Avatar :)
     
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    Welcome to the game
     
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    Welcome @Slayer96 - you have landed in the World's Best gaming community! May you have many years of enjoyment in this fabulous game - any questions just shout!
     
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    I've never seen the game advertised beyond trade shows.
    :rolleyes: Glad to hear you found it and welcome Avatar @Slayer96 !
    ~Time Lord~:D
     
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    Hail and well met ! Great to have you here from old Britannia.

     
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    I’ve never seen this game advertised either and I’ve looked, I talk to my gamer friends who research games a lot and they have never heard of this game either.

    Defiantly a trend at one time they said they wanted to keep the population low till the bugs are fixed. So at some point it was intentional. I know word of mouth was part of their advertising plan but looking at steam, Reddit and discovered they need a back up plan :)
     
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    Welcome! Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
     
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    *None of the team is living in a cardboard box programming it and they all look like they're not wanting or needing more, so I think there's an account with the cash keeping everything going by design.

    :rolleyes: I'm totally not ragging on the game about it or anything, I'm just checking. The company (Portalarium) has always been a lean, high performance and high caliber team. Lord British is still a genius as well as the rest of the crew. I'm thinking (as you've said) that this was the plan all along, "if it wasn't, I think they would have purchased a property for their offices". I think that's evident when you consider the size of their past office, two shipping containers stuck together would have been a larger amount of space :confused: There's nothing wrong with making more money along the way and I think that's evident in that they could have monetized allot more than they have (I got 7 coto today from level 3 skull rated area loot drops). Some are critical at the pricing of some of our stuff or what all we've all bought (I think I'm over $7-8000.00 donated for ingame guild causes or purchases... maybe $9k with seed invest included), but that's crowd funding and I still think that even as an investment it's totally well worth it. I could have bought a used car but I bought this which I think is much more fun :D

    @Slayer96 is just like me. I was just (I think) lucky to have heard about the game from an e-mail I got from one of my old UO Siege Perilous "The Fellowship" guild buddies who mentioned it.
    There's still untapped UO fandom players out there that haven't heard about it.

    How exactly did you hear about the game @Slayer96 ?
    If you don't mind me asking :D
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    Welcome @Slayer96 to the game. Yeah the game hasn't been advertised all that much but it is a good time to jump in. Since 2013 the game has had continuous development to flesh out systems. Things are still continuing even as we speak. It is a small development team who work with players to make the game better and better. In the past few months some very important things have come into the game that have really made a difference. It is a wonderful world with a lot of ways to play. Join us . I am Majoria in game if I can help.

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    Welcome!! The great thing is this is a journey, and no matter when you start, there is so much to do. The early steps can be complet, feel free to ask questions. An amazing community.
     
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    Welcome to SOTA!
     
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    Welcome @Slayer96

    This is a great game, that is continuing to evolve each & every Month.
    We have a FANTASTIC Dev Team, who actually interact with players, to help move the game move forward in a positive direction for us players.
    One particular Dev is Atos/ @Chris who does almost daily Twitch streams, where players can ask questions, that help shape future content or raise concerns about current issues/content.
    Links = Most recent stream/ or Live: https://www.twitch.tv/shroudoftheavatar
    Or the archived past streams at: https://www.twitch.tv/shroudoftheavatar/videos?filter=archives&sort=time
    And BEST of all, I feel that the Community here, is THE Best, of ANY game I have played in the past, since my early UO days...
    Just ask for help when you need it & remember, ALL of Us, still learn things we did not know, almost daily.
    So no Question is ever a Dumb Question...
    The Community is always here, or in-game to help out.

    I will be honest...
    It's not all "Unicorns & Rainbows"... the game is continually evolving.
    But you wont find a better, more connected Dev Team, or wonderful & helpful Community, anywhere...

    I hope you love & enjoy your new adventures in Shroud!
     
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    I had just completed playing Ultima 9 Ascension for nostalgic reasons that I recently found playable on GOG, and as the credits were rolling I saw Richard Garrots name go by and thought I'd look and see if he was on Twitter. To my surprise I found he had made a new world to adventure in and I've missed it seems the first 5 years of it.
     
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