Pre-pre-pre alpha footage shows travel, combat and crafting.
By Tim Colwill on July 11, 2013 at 1:08 pm
As part of an hour-long presentation at the Rooster Teeth Expo last weekend, Richard Garriott showed some (very) early footage of Shroud of the Avatar, the Kickstarter-powered RPG which raked in $2 million in funding earlier this year.
The footage you’ll see below is quite low-res as it’s captured from a stream of the event but it gives us an overview of the world, some crafting, some combat and some very, very flappy capes. Also shown is that Shroud of the Avatar will have an old-school two-scale map, with an outdoors map for wandering around a closer map for combat and encounters.
Garriott explains that it was the non-combat roles that really made Ultima Online special, and it’s their intention to recreate that here with a strong focus on making crafting powerful and interesting.