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This is not the Shroud 2020 Post!

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Chris, Dec 31, 2019.

  1. Chris

    Chris Tech Lord Moderator SOTA Developer Ambassador

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    I just wanted to post and let people know I'm giving the team until Monday to give feedback on my epic post before it goes live. I had planned on posting it today but far too many people are out of town and completely unavailable for feedback so likely posting it at the start of next week.

    Sadly due to massive battles with Unity issues, I haven't had much time to spend on bards. I do have the UI and skill tree frame work and specializations done but no chance it will be live by midnight. :(

    If you're really curious what is going to be in it, I gave some sneak peeks in my live stream today.

    Ok, back to the silicon mines to fight the Tier 20 monster known as UNITY. :O

    Happy new year everyone!
     
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    Hope you win the epic battle with the god monster UNITY. It always seems to have another ace up its sleeve just when you thought it was done and the battle won....
     
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    Happy New Year!
     
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    Happy New Year。❤。。
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    Happy New Year
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    Atos, we know you will win.

    Happy New Year everyone. We plan to have the best year of our lives so far soooo see you all there now to make it so together!
    :)
     
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    Happy new year Avatars :)

    Let's look forward to a great year with Shroud of the Avatar ...
     
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    happy new and healthy year everyone
     
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    (written on a customized TRS 80 interfacing with a Cray I got out of a dumpster) Ah, once again we mark the passing of a unique 9 year decade and enter the 10th year which we promote to the next decade. I send my best wishes to you all, for you keep a dream alive. A dream of adventure, comradeship, and exploration. Effort in lieu of ease, learning in lieu of mindless key pressing, preserverence in lieu of immediate gratification ....these are the hallmarks of those endeavors towards goals in which you meet kindred souls.
    --To those who create, thank you.. To those who journey as comrades, thank you also.
     
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    Wow, I thought I was old school with a Tandy CoCo 3 and acoustic modem cups left over from my trs80 model 100.
     
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    Happy New Year Everyone!
    Does anyone know what part of the stream @Chris is referring to? I listened to the last 2 streams and didn't hear much of anything on the bard class.
     
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    Maybe Monday's post will have some clarification on how this supposedly classless game is going to have a bard class.
     
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    It's going to have a bard tree, not a class.
     
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    And yet he keeps talking about them as though they are a class:

    It's not "hey here's some new skills. Someone could create some characters that are like bards". It's "hey bard this and bard that". So at this point, it's a distinction without a difference.
     
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    I wouldn't mind new specialization skills to give a nod to class based arch-types. (eg: skills that you can only train if you're specialized in a skill tree) Might be interesting. Perhaps they could be unlocked at master trainers.
     
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    (Happy Birthday to me!)--I wish I wish...you know how when you drink a potion or use a scroll it takes a few seconds? Imagine a bard-written song that you could play one time, similar to a potion or scroll. This song would allow you to have for a reduced time a buff similar to the Obsidian Potion buffs (they last for 7 Earth days, perhaps a song buff would last for 4 hours?). You would have to play the entire song, so it would be different than the "play two notes" short buffs available now based on certain instruments.
    --Supply could be limited by requiring difficult to acquire ingredients in addition to the current ingredients required to publish a song. Perhaps as one climbs the bard tree the duration of the buff could increase....giving some incentive to climb the Bard tree.
    --This crafting skill would allow Bards to make some income, and benefit the general populace.
     
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    Happy new Year to all the Avatars . Hope SOTA will continue to prosper and grow .
     
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    It's Monday...
     
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    It's also the first Monday of the decade.
     
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    Not really ... a decade starts allways with the year "1" and ends with the year"0" ... so its officially the last year of the decade ;)
     
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