INSTRUCTIONS UNCLEAR – GOT DICK STUCK IN SOTA R16
One more time! One more time! Sixteen! Sixteen! Sixteen!
Shroud of the Avatar or sometimes abbreviated SotA has some instructions which were released and are available for Shroud of the Avatar Release 16, or sometimes written as sixteen and possibly R16. These instructions are probably the best SotA instructions available for any Shroud of the Avatar release involving instructions.
There are more than 16 instructions in this release of the Shroud of the Avatar instructions for R16. In fact, they may even add more instructions every release, so you can expect them to grow over time. New in the next SotA release instructions: HATS. Fucking so many fucking hats. Instructions on how to get hats. Instructions on how to wear hats. Instructions on who else needs hats. Way more than 16 hats are required in any carebear’s Shroud of the Avatar house.
Getting a house however in SotA is difficult. Instructions to get a house, or 16, aren’t available in Shroud of the Avatar Release 16 instructions, nor any other release instructions. You will likely have to just give all your money to Portalarium. That is the only instruction you need. It is over 16 dollars though. It is over 16 times 16 dollars. BUT DONT LOOSE FAITH! 16 dollars times 16, and then times another 16 will get you a decent house!! Not the best, but decent.
So I hope this helps you with R16 SotA release 16. I know a lot of people out there are googling for help on various Shroud of the Avatar releases, especially 16, and would hate for someone to totally not be able to find all their release 16 hats or something. Shroud of the Avatar hats are the whole game man, really, without a SotA hat in release 16, you are still somebody… A fucking loser.
This concludes the R16 Shroud SotA of the Release 16 Avatar Instructions.
INSTRUCTIONS UNCLEAR – GOT DICK STUCK IN SOTA R15
Shroud of the Avatar or sometimes abbreviated SotA has some instructions which were released and are available for Shroud of the Avatar Release 15, or sometimes written as fifteen and possibly R15. These instructions are probably the best SotA instructions available for any Shroud of the Avatar release involving instructions.
There are more than 15 instructions in this release of the Shroud of the Avatar instructions for R15. In fact, they may even add more instructions every release, so you can expect them to grow over time. New in the next SotA release instructions: HATS. Fucking so many fucking hats. Instructions on how to get hats. Instructions on how to wear hats. Instructions on who else needs hats. Way more than 15 hats are required in any carebear’s Shroud of the Avatar house.
Getting a house however in SotA is difficult. Instructions to get a house, or 15, aren’t available in Shroud of the Avatar Release 15 instructions, nor any other release instructions. You will likely have to just give all your money to Portalarium. That is the only instruction you need. It is over 15 dollars though. It is over 15 times 15 dollars. BUT DONT LOOSE FAITH! 15 dollars times 15, and then times another 15 will get you a decent house!! Not the best, but decent.
So I hope this helps you with R15 SotA release 15. I know a lot of people out there are googling for help on various Shroud of the Avatar releases, especially 15, and would hate for someone to totally not be able to find all their release 15 hats or something. Shroud of the Avatar hats are the whole game man, really, without a SotA hat in release 15, you are still somebody… A fucking loser.
This concludes the R15 Shroud SotA of the Release 15 Avatar Instructions.
Not breaking news, and not the end of the story. In their latest ill conceived wet dream, Portalarium endeavored to create “The Council of Scribes.” This is the second group of non-staff and non-professionals, third if you count the useless Moderators on the Forum, to rule over the rest of the player base. The first being College of Arms, which I haven’t addressed in much detail yet, but I haven’t forgotten about those neighborhood watch colour coding fuckheads.
The old Ultima Series games had a lot of books in game with content which did enrich the game world quite a bit. The aim here was to have Shroud of the Avatar to have a similar feel to it by having player submitted text added into the game. In theory, not bad at all Portalarium. But you’ve gone and done it again, you keep proping up these fucking player run atrocities, seemingly not give them nor the submitters enough information on what to do or how to do it. If the Membrane didn’t know no better, he might think you were doing this on purpose, letting the community hang itself so it puts you in a position where you can just shut it all down and then say: Its your fault Community… But that would just be Insane wouldn’t it.
The Scribes of Novia post went out on August 1st, which seems to me that it was planned due to the date alone. So they hashed this out right? With who, where? They didn’t post anything about this shit in the Dev+ forum before it got dumped into Gen-pop. Oh wait, the Dev+ forum is just a place where people go for stretch goals which have already been abandoned long ago. No – it seems that from quite early on Portalarium has been cherry picking users of the community to do things with them. Starting from the Housing Article on Polygon, through the College of Arms, and now the Scribes of Novia. Portalarim do have a knack for leading you to believe some of these things are organically grown from community efforts. But not all of them are, the Scribes sure as shit wasn’t.
In any case, it didn’t take long before someone had the same thought I did about this:
So we cant write our own stuff for ingame consumption without having someone check mark it?
Great question, first thing I would have posted if I still had access to the forum, right? 😛 Well, it quickly went down hill for everyone. It did take 19 days however for the final nail to be driven into the Scribes coffin. Driven by none other than…. *drumroll* Yup, former friend of the Blog, MGT470s very own Isaiah! Yes, MGT470 Guild have a long and tired history of fucking shit up for Portalarium and other users there on the forum. Well done Isaiah, as well as others who persisted in being greedy little selfish pricks. Here is what Izzy had to say:
It seems only fair that we get compensated for any books we write that end up in the game. Writing a short story is adding content to the game just like creating a piece of digital art is adding to the game.
We should be compensated. I’m fine with it coming in the form of addon store credit that we can use toward our pledge or addon store items. I’m not asking for hard cold cash here. Just addon store/pledge rewards.
Wow. Fuck you Izzy, you’re a little taint and then some. I never would have written anything because I can’t really write for shit, haven’t you seen that for yourself by now, but within days of opening I saw some decent stuff posted into the sub-forum.
*shakes head* It was doomed from the start. Prop up some vocal insider, Winfield, unduly subject writers to parse their works through the unprofessional group of grammar gestapo and potentially bias members of the community, don’t give anyone enough information on what they can and can’t write about which makes that part of the Scribes job even more fucked up. I could go on for hours, but fuck it, too depressing.
In the end, a Dev locked the posts and announced that the honeymoon was over:
I have locked this thread. There should be no speculation as to what yesterday’s policy decision means, the intent of Portalarium, or other community members intent.
To clarify yesterday’s decision further: “Tales from the Vale”, with production run by FireLotus, will no longer be used to pre-populate the books of the world with fan fiction. With the planned self-publishing system coming online in Release 13 (current expectation) we will wait just a bit longer to see that content in the game.
To MGT470: Could you guys stop calling for lawyers, stop demanding stuff from the devs, stop being dicks, stop leaking Dev+ forum stuff, disband your guild, sell your SotA accounts, and just go to a dark corner of the internet and look for another way into another game? Seriously, fuck you guys.
What can you expect? It seems that Shroud of the Avatar only release information to sources which are very very cosy with them!
Here are my comments, in which I was banned for. I even said it was a great article and didn’t blame the author! 🙂
Fair enough I did get one thing wrong according to Andy Cortez a SotA Dev who has corrected me on Art sourced from Unity. I made a correction post on that which was also deleted here is what Andy had to say:
@aInsaneMembrane we actually do not buy assets and give them to people
I made a few more comments on the article which were also removed I didn’t back any of them up I didn’t figure it would be required. I should have learned my lessons on that by now!
To be continued, Polygon…
Well blow my skirt right up. It kind of looks like there has been some movement over on MMORPG SotA General Disc. Forum in terms of sanity.
I’ve been in there quite a bit as some of you know, probably had about twenty 24hr bans slapped on my ass also. Anyway, check out this comment:
I will share some new interest in the game since my last few posts. Obviously alot has happened. First I will admit the game looks like it will indeed launch at some point in the future. It will launch in a more polished fashion than “Mortal Online” did. I also couldn’t help but take notice of the armors and weapons that were available in last beta. The striking resemblance they had with UO weapons and armors was impressive to say the least. Now I am wondering a few things. What is the area at the very bottom of the UI that looks like level bars all the way across the bottom of the screen? Have they switched to a level system or are they still set on old UO where you have X amount of points to put into whatever you want till you run out of points and simply switch whenever you wish and the points will de-level to allow another skill to go up?
What is the max gear that can be stored in bank? That will also make or break the need for a house. If I can store enough crafting and extra gear in case I get PKed and full looted I will not be as bent about the housing system as it stands. Also will there be the ability to steal from people within city walls? Like in UO if you were maxed on being a thief you could look into a person’s bag and take something at the bank and deposit it in your bank before they even could call “guard” or there was the traditional one thief and 3 vulture tactic and one intended target.
Please feel free to elaborate on any of these topics of the full online part of the game.
This was by MMORPG user Karble who posted the Orig Topic – Seriously??? I was a devoted fan of all ultima until this… – there right after that silly ass Polygon(HERE) article about SotA housing. I gave Polygon some shit about that too so I kind of know where he came from. My post was removed and I was banned haha but I got one back there in any case.
In any case, if Shroud of the Avatar with a few of my comments possibly… can start swaying more people over like this, they could have a chance. It is good to actually see it happen.
Wow, so these foos over at Polygon have read the post I put against the SotA housing article, deemed it warn-worthy and have provided me with a warning. For more background see my article in response to the Polygon/SotA ‘interview’ here: https://insanemembrain.wordpress.com/2013/09/17/polygon-article-sota-housing/
They obviously didn’t do their homework and have no idea what they are talking about, but what can you expect from people these days in any case? I don’t have issues with the dev team, lawl. I’ve got issues with nubs who post articles about bullshit which comes from sources whom are either indifferent or just provide an opinion which doesn’t represent the rest of the SotA community. Which wasn’t even consulted or given a chance to participate by the way.
I think what pisses me off the most, I wasn’t even trolling them. Didn’t spew out a bunch of curse words either. Under their own guidelines the only thing they could have removed my post for was trolling, and that would have been a long stretch, but for some moderators as you know just having a disagreement with them equals trolling.
Now that I think about it, maybe I should get them the real information and get that post corrected. As they have stated this:
Polygon makes every effort for stories to be completely accurate upon publication. Inaccurate stories will be corrected but not removed.
Well in any case, I have re-posted and kept it a bit more generic… Lets see how they like this one:
Great article. I support SotA currently at the Citizen level KickStart pledge level and am looking forward to it.
I am wondering though about the sources of your article? I have a Dev+ Forum account, but there was no mention or discussion on this prior to release. I have also not seen Tina Swafford (aka Fireangel) or Lori Treleaven (aka Dame Lori) pop up in any of the developer profiles on the SotA form. They are also not listed as staff.
Who exactly are they, and how do they have accurate information from inside the Shroud of the Avatar team?