Month: November 2015

SotA Developer “Stand Up” Made Public

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Well this is an interesting one. The Dev Stand Up Corner has been made public. The Dev Stand Up Corner is a pretty simple and lightweight concept; the Devs get together once a day in a scrum and pop out what they are working on. That is all it is, just a line next to a name. Example:  Richard Garriott – Story

So it isn’t overly detailed, yet it was still locked behind a 50$+ pay-wall to get access to it. Unfortunatly it doesn’t really give anyone any detail on how much time is spent on each item or any idea at all about the cost of the item in development time. It kind of leaves us to believe that in the example above Richard spent the entire eight hour working day on the Story, but see if this were the case there would be a lot more going on in the game. Unless it is all true then take a look back and see all of the things drawing the Devs away from the Core game, anything that says “POT” or “Player Town” next to it.

Why did this come to pass? Well you have to read this steam review:

http://steamcommunity.com/id/wbz115/recommended/326160/

 

Yeah that is quite correct my friends, someone left a negative review and a Portalarium Staff member got all pissy with them and said they should read the Stand Up Corner notes. The very same notes that cost 20 bucks more than the Steam buy-in. Lawl.

So they are going to unban Caliya now right?

 

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Shroud of the Avatar R23 – Unlimited Player Owned Towns

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Shroud of the Avatar Devs, including Richard Garriott, on the R23 dev chat have confirmed a lot of player’s fears for quite some time: POTs are going to be unlimited.

Unlimited POTs = Unlimited Housing = Destruction of Early Backer Investment

Your housing values just tanked my friends, along with mine. Enjoy it.

https://youtu.be/JLLe6fTYYAA?t=1h46s

FireLotus: Sara Dragyon would like to know how many more player towns are are planned to be sold?

Starr: Well, uh, as many of you know we, dre-, uh, drew a line and stopped selling Player Owned Towns that have direct access, uh, to the over-world. Uh, and, because of that decision we currently don’t, uh, see a particular need to limit sales of those because, uh, they won’t be cluttering(muffled) up the over-world. Uh, and speaking of which, uh, Novians are starting to notice that, uh, and, uh, they’re not too happy about it…–

Something tells me it isn’t just Novians that will be having an issue with this.

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