History VideoGame / ShroudOfTheAvatarForsakenVirtues

21st Oct '17 10:07:54 AM valar55
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21st Oct '17 10:05:58 AM valar55
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The game is set in a WideOpenSandbox of the ConstructedWorld of New Britannia, which is still recovering from the massive {{Cataclysm|Backstory}} that destroyed the old civilization several generations ago. Furthermore, the population of the world is under constant threat from the monsters spawned by the Cataclysm, and the prophecies tell about impending the EndOfAnAge, which many fear will be much like the Cataclysm itself. You, as the Avatar, return to New Britannia and are tasked with following the eponymous [[KarmaMeter Virtues]] (Truth, Courage, and Love), facing the HiddenVillain, and ultimately restoring peace and harmony to the world.

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The game is set in a WideOpenSandbox of the ConstructedWorld of New Britannia, which is still recovering from the massive {{Cataclysm|Backstory}} that destroyed the old civilization several generations ago. Furthermore, the population of the world is under constant threat from the monsters spawned by the Cataclysm, and the prophecies tell about the impending the EndOfAnAge, which many fear will be much like the Cataclysm itself. You, as the Avatar, return to New Britannia and are tasked with following the eponymous [[KarmaMeter Virtues]] (Truth, Courage, and Love), facing the HiddenVillain, and ultimately restoring peace and harmony to the world.



Watch the early [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wckfc-0WyPs gameplay video]] and the the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vo2_QDNO_V0 E3 2014 trailer]] on [=YouTube=]. See also the [[https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/?page_id=19 official FAQ]] for more details.

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Watch the early [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wckfc-0WyPs gameplay video]] and the the [[https://www.the[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vo2_QDNO_V0 E3 2014 trailer]] on [=YouTube=]. See also the [[https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/?page_id=19 official FAQ]] for more details.
20th May '17 12:00:32 PM nombretomado
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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 2017 ([[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.

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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}}'' ''VideoGame/{{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 2017 ([[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.
27th Feb '17 5:44:14 PM NateTheGreat
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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 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.

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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 2016 2017 ([[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.
30th Apr '16 12:34:59 AM Koveras
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* AndYourRewardIsInteriorDecorating: You can loot or craft various non-functional enhancements and place them on the walls and floor of a house you own.



* {{Expy}}: Conrad Dupre, Knight of Norgard, is a pretty transparent one of Dupre ThePaladin from the old ''Ultima'' series, while Fiona Fitzowen is essentially a [[GenderFlip gender-flipped]] Iolo [=FitzOwen=], down to wielding a crossbow as her signature weapon. Ariel Rosehaven may be an incarnation of Mariah the Mage, another of the Avatar's old companions.



** AndYourRewardIsInteriorDecorating: You can loot or craft various non-functional enhancements and place them on the walls and floor of a house you own.



* 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.

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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. The first episode (''Forsaken Virtues'') will feature three companions: the OldSoldier Conrad Dupre on the Path of Courage, the WanderingMinstrel Fiona Fitzowen on the Path of Love, and the stern scholar Ariel Rosehaven on the Path of Truth.


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* ThePaladin: Conrad Dupre, while not explicitly called a paladin like his old ''Ultima'' counterpart, is an honorable knight who fights with a sword and a shield and wields [[HealingHands healing magic]] in combat.
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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* 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.
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