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Shroud of Avatar gameplay videos

Discussion in 'Shroud of the Avatar Discussion Hall' started by Zosimus, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. Zosimus

    Zosimus Grand Inquisitor
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    Didnt see any thread yet so thought I post them. Hope this isn't any issue :) Actually this is something I can do on my downtime from time to time. Reminds me of the old Ultima feel of UO.

    I will admit that I am very impressed.















     
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  2. Coldren

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    Hmm.. Should be "Lunar Rift" , not Lunar Gate... But that's just knit-picking.

    Interesting that there is EXP.. Must be it won't be ENTIRELY skill based. Still, I backed it all the same. :thumbup:
     
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    The main Ultimas were level/EXP based. UO is the only one that was purely skill based. The leveling aspect of the Ultima series wasn't as played up as it is in other RPGs though. It seemed to take a back seat to the story and things going on in the world.
     
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    The story and things going on in the world ARE important, on that we are in agreement.

    In the live stream with Portalarium this afternoon, there was talk of skills, though, so how the two will work together should be interesting.

    I'm absolute looking into the elements that make Ultima an Ultima (Story, moral/ethical boundries, deep world, etc.), but I do place some value on how those things are presented through gameplay.
     
  5. Ashlynn_L

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    Those videos are interesting but they don't show a lot (although overhead text, yay). A key thing that makes UO so unique (and a lot of other developers usually miss because they obsess over housing or open PvP or whatever) is the level of interactivity. It is the only online game I have played where you can craft a chair, place it on the ground, and then sit on it. The videos haven't really shown anything in that regard that I can see.

    So I hope it retains that level of interactivity and the environments are more than a glorified "dollhouse".
     
  6. Zosimus

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    This is not UO though. It's a different game and any UO ex or current must understand this. Jumping into a game and expecting it to be like UO or any other game they had enjoyed just doesn't work and sets that person up for a major disapointment.


    RG created UO and he understands what players are looking for. He also is focusing more on the mobile market so we should expect things wont be like UO in the sens of game features, playing and all. As I have seen comments already on other threads and sites talking about instanced part of SOTA I am compelled to take a stab at it as an example.

    GW1 has an instance. Yes, in cities you can mingle with all the players but once you step out into the world unless you are with your party of friends you are going solo with NPC hereos. I figure he will have a system close to that but that is a total guess. Some people were comparing it to Diablo III instances.

    SOTA looks promising and I truly believe many current UO players, ex UO players, and Ultima fans will enjoy the game as long as they understand it's not going to be UO or UO2.
     
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    I know it is not UO and I am not expecting UO. I'm just saying that a world that is not entirely decorative is what I am hoping for. U7 wasn't and UO wasn't so I'm hoping SotA won't be either. I think it is a reasonable expectation. =P
     
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    I'm not expecting UO out of this... it seems more of a competitor for U4E than UO.