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Developer Pledge and Unity Asset Pack, what is it exactly for ?

Discussion in 'Shroud of the Avatar Discussion Hall' started by popps, Jun 1, 2014.

  1. popps

    popps Always Present
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    I have been reading that starting from the Developer Pledge level and upwards, a unity asset pack will be available. but I could not really understand what it could be usefull for....

    Anyone knows ?
     
  2. Kirthag

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    Unity is a game engine with its own IDE used for developing games. People who pledge at Dev+ or higher can actually tinker with real assets from Portalarium - but you have to have the Unity program first. There is a free version, but honestly, if you are going to do anything serious with it, you should buy it.

    Some of the Dev+ gang have helped with assets for SotA. Once in a while (at least in the beginning) Portalarium would host a Unity contest. I've tinkered with it, but I am not really a 3D type of developer - I prefer working on textures and 2D art. :) Besides, I would rather NOT know that much of what is going into a game - I do enough development for ecommerce and businesses.
     
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  3. Reva

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    Kirthag,

    Your very informed and clear posts have helped a lot. Big thanks! So have the discussions I read on the forum.

    One question: I gather you did make your Edelmann pledge as a Founder. Will the same perks - as pertaining to access to the forum channels - still apply to a benefactor pledge upgrade?

    I am currently at Explorer but would very much like to be privy to the discussions on the directions of the game.

    Thanks!
     
  4. Reva

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    Ok, more reading, finally having HW to experience the game, I upgraded to Citizen. Looking forward to be able to get more of a look on the game's futuree :).
    Really like your objective posts, a rare thing these days!
     
  5. Reva

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    I want to add one more detail: this is by FAR the largest amount I ever invested in a game before launch :)

    The first MMO I played was Meridian59 in Beta (kinda shows how *young* I am :)) just before the launch by 3DO Company in September '96. That game did not work out well although it had a lot going for it (you can play it again if you want :)) : http://www.meridian59.com/

    What matters to me is community. Today UO Siege Perilous is a gem of a community and remains to this day my stick to measure anything else with. A game that comes close in offering a similar community feel is Lord of the Rings Online when you play on an enforced Role Playing server like Laurelin.

    I'm spending a lot of money here on SotA and may spend more because Richard Garriot is still responsible for the best gaming experience in my life :)
     
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  6. Kirthag

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    Sorry I haven't been responding - I've been caught up in so much stuff and just got back from a much needed camping trip. :)

    As you upgrade your contribution, yes you will receive the same benefits as the RFs and Founders at that level - the difference now is that you will be paying more than those who contributed earlier. EG: I paid $500 US to get to Edelmann as a Royal Founder. Now the contribution level is $575 (or $570 for all digital).

    Don't worry about your youth. I'm 16 for the 30th time. :D My first game was an RPG for the Commodore64, Curse of Ra... can't even find that on the internet... only some majong game by that name.
     
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    Two add-ons to Temple of Apshai were released: Upper Reaches of Apshai and Curse of Ra. Both required the original game and expanded play through the introduction of additional levels, rooms, and monsters. This trilogy was later released as a whole as the The Temple of Apshai Trilogy, which unified look-and-feel while improving both graphics and sound.

    Temple of Apshai trilogy
    http://www.abandonwaredos.com/abandonware-game.php?gid=MTYwNg==

    I've accepted and completed your Quest, M'lady.

    Your humble Knight awaits your next royal task.

    TQQdles™
     
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  8. Reva

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    Forgot to tell you my Shroud of the Avatar forum name is Ker.
     
  9. Olahorand

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    Nope, thats not what you paid. 500$ was the founder price for Citizen pledge level and 550 this for Edelmann - still visible on the Kickstarter website for SotA.
    *Salute*
    Olahorand
     
  10. Kirthag

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    Yeah, I had some other things bumping my pledge level... (recruits).