Month: December 2014
I am awarding enderandrew the “Dogs Bollocks” and inducting him into the Society of the New Britannia Den Of Terror.
enderandrew is the third Shroud of the Avatar community member that has gone unrewarded by the SotA Devs, Community Management, and a lot of the community for some excellent work.
enderandrew has managed quite a good store of information in his Unofficial FAQ thread which I reference and give out frequently. It can be found here: https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/forum/index.php?threads/unofficial-faq.9626/
The Scribes of Novia seemed to fail. The Writers Round Table is silent for the most part. The Poets Circle contest had to be extended due to troubles. Writing for this game from the community looks like a lost cause. However, enderandrew took it upon himself to submit some NPC Dialogue. Which is now in game! He wasn’t going to wait around, and he has also started posting individual works in his own writing threads.
His Player Owned Town Writing Service: https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/forum/index.php?threads/pot-writing-service.18570/
His Book submissions: https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/forum/index.php?threads/enders-writing-thread.18566/
His NPC Dialogue: sorry, can’t locate, might be in Dev+ which I have not had a search for just yet. If it is outside dev+ and someone knows, post a reply and I’ll edit.
Congratulations enderandrew! For not only your return to the community after being chased out, but to have the will to come back and just start kicking ass and taking names.
I don’t have a spare 20 pounds hanging around to just hand over to these thieves, but you get the idea…
The Shroud of the Avatar community is currently suffering from a great deal of inbreeding or cronyism if not both. Here I will present awards to those amongst the community for their deeds which have gone unrecognised due to their inability to put cock to mouth for the Portalarium executive team and/or prominent members of the community who can hook them up through their inner networks. Feel free to blow the whistle if you think there is a member of the community getting shafted, and if I agree I’ll post an award here! Something better than nothing 😛
The first awards have been handed out already, they go to Bubonic and Joviex for work on the in-game radio object which they built together. Without that the Avatars Radio, who’s owner and group have received more than one award(one ONBE to Amber and a Royal Warrant to the Avatars Radio team) now, would have no sound in the game at all yet! This is kind of a good example where the community(Amber/Radio) can do good and perhaps through no fault of their own be cast in an inglorious light from the mishandling of the Portalarium team. Congratulations to you both for the great work you’ve done but need me to award you for…
What is the world coming to I ask!?
You may find the individual rewards on my menu item of Infamy under the Society of the New Britannia Den of Terror.
Like, so, there are these things called The Order of New Britannia Empire and Royal Warrants. The concept is that if you are part of the Shroud of the Avatar community and you contribute, something, in a significant way then you will be rewarded with one of these. This is not too bad in concept, and truthfully I am quite envious of those who do receive it knowing that I shalt never receive one. Even in my true persona, let alone this one 😛 But hey, I made my choice and I’m walking the road as a highwayman because there has been a need. Don’t cry for me Britannia.
But you know me, I can’t just stop there now can I mofos? So what is the malfunction? Well seemingly pretty much the same shit different day story of the SotA community and this blog; Favouritism and unequal opportunity. There is one special inbred place in particular where this stems from, the Avatars’ Kentucky, for whom which I have designed a new logo:
Yeah if you haven’t guessed by now or are new campers on the PK block, then I’m actually talking about the Avatars’ Circle/Portal. But the inbreeding is certainly not limited to Violation and his siblings within, there are many, many cousins around and “nothin says lovin like touchin your cousin” does it Violation? Come on bro, don’t even try not to laugh because I’ve seen you on every hangout going totally fucking laugh happy crazy, and sometimes to a disrespectful level to others who are talking about shit that doesn’t even concern you. Way to get noticed, you should keep that shit in check yo.
Frequently, I digress… No there is plenty of blame to go around on the favouritism issue, that entire area Avatars’ Circle/Portal with cousins in the Scholars of Novia, SotA Wiki, Pax Lair, and Avatars’ Radio seem to suck the entire community dry. I’d like to see some new PKs and PKettes come in and shine. There are plenty of other people shining too, but aren’t being recognized, but again there is no space for most of them to fill as these awards keep going to the same people.
Literally! Almost everyone who got a Warrant already had an ONBE and nearly everyone who got an ONBE had a Warrant! I’m not positive who is going through and selecting these things, I doubt it is Lord British himself so whom ever is and if you are reading this you are not even scraping the barrel of the SotA community. Spend some more time out there because look, most of the people you just gave awards to have yet to actually produce assets based on their reward…
Two people come to mind who have actually benefited the Shroud of the Avatar GAME itself and thus for the community I can think of very readily are Amber Raine via Avatars Radio and Holt Ironfell via Poets Circle. We need to find others just like them, and get them working, forget about the little guys with websites which only tend to serve up regurgitated information and feed it back to the same community over and over and over.
DOO EEETTTT Portalarium!
Now, where is my fucking ONBE for making all you fuckers laugh?
You may remember enderandrew. He was pushed out of the Shroud of the Avatar forums due to moderator abuse, an all too common story! You can read about some of it HERE in a previous post. Well he has returned, and has started work on his FAQ again! We shall see how this goes, but now that Junior Moderator Mystic has been asked to tone down his presence on the forum, hopefully enderandrew will have a better time of it!