To me, the biggest news on Richard Garriott's Shroud of the Avatar is that Felicia Day is an "Ultima fanatic." I've already publicly said that Buffy the Vampire Slayer is the greatest TV show ever made (particularly in Season 7, of course). I've given props to The Guild. I've highlighted good elements of the Dragon Age series. What do I have to do to get her to show up and comment on my blog? Praise Bring It On Again? Because Bring It On Again is a triumph of...bollocks. Even with my famous wordsmithing, I can't do it.
My initial reaction to the game is that it sounds great. I'd like it a lot more if it didn't focus on any MMO elements at all, although I suppose I'm in a dying generation on that one. Anyway, my goal is to scrounge up $10,000 by April 7 so I can bid at the "Lord of the Manor" level and get an original copy of Akalabeth and a tour of "Britannia Manor," so within a few days you should see my Kickstarter project to pledge $10,000 to Richard Garriott's Kickstarter project. A $10,000 pledge will give you a limited-edition copy of Addictive Adventure: Journey of a Computer Role-Playing Game Addict, Volume 1: The Early Ages and an opportunity to get drunk with me in New Orleans.