History VideoGame / ShroudOfTheAvatarForsakenVirtues

6th Feb '16 6:24:23 PM Vios
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23rd Jan '16 1:40:09 AM Koveras
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''Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues'' is Richard "Lord British" Garriot's SpiritualSuccessor both to his own cult RPG series ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}'' and to its MMORPG offshoot, ''VideoGame/UltimaOnline''. Envisioned as part one of the ''Shroud of the Avatar'' pentalogy, ''Forsaken Virtues'' is to be released in October 2014, with later installments coming out annually after that. The first game was [[http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/portalarium/shroud-of-the-avatar-forsaken-virtues-0 funded]] on Website/{{Kickstarter}}, collecting over $1.9 million in pledges.
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''Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues'' is Richard "Lord British" Garriot's SpiritualSuccessor both to his own cult RPG series ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}'' and to its MMORPG offshoot, ''VideoGame/UltimaOnline''. Envisioned as part one of the ''Shroud of the Avatar'' pentalogy, ''Forsaken Virtues'' is to be released at some point in October 2014, 2016 ([[DevelopmentHell probably]]), with later installments coming out annually after that. The first game was [[http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/portalarium/shroud-of-the-avatar-forsaken-virtues-0 funded]] on Website/{{Kickstarter}}, collecting over $1.9 million in pledges.
22nd Sep '15 6:46:54 AM Karxrida
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Cutlisting per this discussion.
* ThighHighBoots: The first female Avatar model.
14th Aug '15 11:40:29 PM Koveras
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* NoStatAtrophy: Averted since the switch to the StatGrinding skill system, as the unused skills are now decaying at a very slow rate with the progression of the in-game time.

* SkillScoresAndPerks: Skill points are gained with character levels (Adventure and Crafting levels give points for respective skills) and can be spend on Active and Innate (passive) perks. Perks form a skill tree and new ones have to be unlocked by visiting a trainer after clearing all the prerequisites. Multiple points can be invested into said perks, increasing the passives' effect and giving the Avatar more "copies" of actives, so they can be used more often.
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* SkillScoresAndPerks: Skill points are were originally gained with character levels (Adventure and Crafting levels give points for respective skills) and can could be spend on Active and Innate (passive) perks.perks. With Release 21, however, the game switched to StatGrinding instead. Perks form a skill tree and new ones have to be unlocked by visiting a trainer after clearing all the prerequisites. Multiple points can be invested into said perks, increasing the passives' effect and giving the Avatar more "copies" of actives, so they can be used more often.
30th Jul '15 11:43:14 AM Koveras
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* KeywordsConversation: The game deliberately uses the same system as its ''Ultima'' forebears.
21st Feb '15 12:55:55 AM Koveras
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* RespawningEnemies: Par of course in the online modes, but downplayed offline: enemies in some locations never respawn, others do but only at certain plot points (like sieges), and yet others (like wildlife) respawn regularly to provide a constant source of crafting materials.
21st Feb '15 12:53:43 AM Koveras
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* NonPlayerCompanion: NPC companions can only be hired in the single-player offline mode to avoid multiple players running around with the same NPC in tow.
9th Feb '15 2:28:27 AM Koveras
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* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: Downplayed. If your hometown falls under siege, you will not be able to access any facilities in it (including your own house) until you lift it.

* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: Downplayed. If your hometown falls under siege, you will not be able to access any facilities in it (including your own house) until you lift it.
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* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: Downplayed. If your hometown falls under siege, you will not be able to access any facilities ArtificialScript: Like ''Ultima'', all in-game inscriptions are made using an invented alphabet (despite being technically in it (including your own house) until you lift it.English).
30th Jan '15 11:10:08 PM Koveras
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The ''Shroud of the Avatar'' series will [[https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/?p=47929 tie in with]] the upcoming ''VideoGame/UnderworldAscendant'' series (and vice versa) in the same way the core ''Ultima'' series was connected with the ''VideoGame/UltimaUnderworld'' games.
7th Jul '14 6:45:57 AM Koveras
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* DoubleMeaningTitle: Garriot claimed that the word "shroud" has multiple meanings in the context of the story.
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