Lord British's current role?

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  1. MightyUnclean

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    What is Lord British's role in SotA these days? Is he still active from a creative standpoint? Does he still participate in live streams and that sort of thing? His legacy is what brought be to SotA at the beginning of the funding campaign.

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    No idea about his role tbh but I miss those days we were able to find him playing like every week.
     
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    His role is... the KING of New Britannia... :)
     
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    I'm sure he is taking time with his recent loss. We will see him when he is ready.
     
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    Was he pretty active before his dad passed away? I've been away from the game.
     
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    If I recall right he was missing in Episode 1. At least this is what Arabella told me in Britannia.
     
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    He’s quite active on Twitter congratulating gamers who finished his games.
     
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    Yes he was very active before that playing the game regulary on at least one livestream a month. I've been in a group several times with him. Anyway he'll be back when he can.
     
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    My Suspicions~

    Lord British has allot of different business interest, including some in the aerospace industry and so did his father. I'm certain he can program, but I don't think that's his main function here in our game, so I think he's off doing Richard Garriott stuff while keeping Lord British's eye on his most favorite project of affection, our game.

    Star Power is also something to look at. A star always out in front tends to loose a bit of it's amazement, so he may be saving up some of that star power in his internal battery instead of just having it constantly drained...

    o_O Or he could be walking on Mars, or maybe even
    Daedalus...

    [​IMG]

    https://lifehacker.com/im-richard-garriott-aka-lord-british-and-this-is-how-1831177709

    :eek: Wherever he goes, he travels light, in many different ways than one :confused:!
    That's My Op-Ed About It :D~Time Lord~
     
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    Richard is still the Creative Director for the company. He was very, very active until his father past away. Since then he has been very busy with straightening out his father’s affairs. During this time it wasn’t, and isn’t easy for him to be available for most of the activities he was doing with regards to the game. I’m sure that as he straightens out what needs to be done with his dad’s estate and he frees up more time, he’ll be back in game welcoming all the avatars once again.
     
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    I see him online just about every week. :)
     
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    What do you mean missing? Everyone knows he appears during dance parties. He is the King of New Britannian Dance Parties. :D
     
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    Creative Director
    https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/forum/index.php?threads/lord-british-creative-director.144393/

    Yes and yes.

    Easiest way to see him is to friend him in game and then wait for release week when he usually runs around more frequently testing things.
     
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    Oh is that what frat parties look like these days?
     
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    He was on a few streams and in the game prior to the loss of his dad. He will be back.
     
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    Lord British does indeed Love to add players to his Friends List.

    But I will add.... I am not convinced that LB "really" tests things online in Novia.
    I have only seen LB basically socializing & grouping in God mode. I personally have seen him drop into a Player Run Event for 5 mins, making his presence known & then disappear. (which in reality, isn't actually testing anything that the players experience) He seems to just like to be out there & make his presence known. I guess it's a "feel good" factor for the Community, rather than actually testing & playing.

    Apparently, according to Chris he did say during 1 stream, that LB had created an anonymous/everyday/unknown char & was asking Chris questions that day.

    Whether LB's anon char has continued playing & remained anonymous (without revealing himself to a Guild Leader, whose Guild he joined? Who knows?)
    I have heard he had an anonymous char before, but the Guild Leaders/Officers knew it was LB... Truth or not? I can't say.

    It would be awesome to think that LB, actually played the game anonymously, as a Real Player & went through all the motions we do & could give feedback to the Team, as to the same problems we all have encountered along the way.

    That would be Truly EPIC!!!!
     
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    If so they look freaking AWESOME! :D
     
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    #pogostickreward
     
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    I'm in the wrong time zone to meet him regularly.

    But bumped into about half a year ago, back then he would stop every now and then and log jiras. I think that during the 1h I was present he logged 6 of them, of which 2 were stuff I pointed to.

    So while I agree that he doesn't work like an employed tester would with given features to test etc, I would still say that it is unfair saying he doesn't test stuff. He kinda runs around looking and trying things out. If he thinks there is room for improvement he will make a jira from it.

    Back when Lum was still on staff he said that about 60% of his work jiras had originated with RG.
    Which seems to indicate that RG mostly give his input on the worldbuilding stuff like quests, story and scenes, not deep into specific feature sets.
    Which makes sense since he isn't doing full shifts testing, just casual runs of adventure and whatnots.
     
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