Shroud of the Avatar – One Year Retrospective

Shroud of the Avatar recently celebrated its 1st anniversary on 7th April. The date marked the passing of one year since the successful funding of the Kickstarter project on April 7th 2013. It seems like such a short time ago yet there is even less time now until the game’s …

Top 5s for Shroud of the Avatar Release 3

I hope everyone who participated had a great time playing Shroud of the Avatar Pre-Alpha Release 3 (R3), for the extended period over the weekend; thanks Portalarium! I wanted to share with you my own personal Top 5s for R3. Stratics would also love to hear your own Top 5s, …

What’s Old is New Again: Stratics Celebrates 16 Years

[NoImgStyle][/NoImgStyle]Stratics will celebrate its 16th anniversary on Sunday, October 20, by hosting a series of interviews with some of the gaming industry’s most influential figures. In keeping with the theme of the celebration, “What’s Old is New Again,” Stratics’ guests will include individuals whose historical contributions uniquely shaped the modern …

Unexpected Consequences in Online Gaming

Article three in a series on human culture in Massive Multiplayer Online Gaming. The one thing you can count on when human beings take their culture online is unexpected consequences! As online games first appeared and then Massive Multiplayer Online Games (MMOG’s) gained popularity in the 1990’s this “rule” was …

Editorial: Stratics Sweet 16

Hi all! As we are now turning 16 it seems that what we do, see and accomplish … is something that even real people turning 16 can do too! We can now drive a car, drink booze (in some countries) and also in some countries even do the naughty monkey …

Challenge of the Avatar over $10,000 of Prizes! – UPDATED

Starr Long has announced that the $10,000 Challenge of the Avatar: 48-Hour Scene Creation Jam competition will now start on 20th September at 6pm CDT. The news was originally announced in Kickstarter Update #36. The latest updates and FAQs can also be viewed on the Shroud of the Avatar website. This …

Stratics Interviews Richard “Lord British” Garriott (Part 1 of 3)

[youtube eFTWEIMStRU] Stratics had the pleasure of conversing with Richard “Lord British” Garriott regarding his highly anticipated title, Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues. What follows is a written transcript of the first part of a three-part interview. Greg a.k.a. Nexus introduces himself as the Stratics host. Nexus: You reached …

Richard Garriott Talks About SoTA

Nexus (aka Triberius) and Pinnique had a conversation with Richard Garriott to discuss development for Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues. All footage provided is purely prototype alpha footage and it not an accurate representation of the final product. Apologies for the quality, we had a bad night here at …