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    Default Let's Play: Siege of Avalon

    Siege of Avalon. A computer adventure-RPG developed by a company named Digital Tome. Rather buggy, but rather fun none the less. I've begun a live-commentated video Let's Play of it. Enjoy.


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    Note: First batch of videos have some audio volume/sync issues. Parts 14 and onward are better quality.

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    Chapter One
    Part 1: Emmett discovers himself!
    Part 2: Emmett draws first blood!
    Part 3: Emmett is met with shocking news!
    Part 4: Emmett plays cupid!
    Part 5: Emmett meets the horde!
    Part 6: Emmett conducts supply-side economics!
    Part 7: Emmett locks the place down!
    Part 8: Emmett goes shoe shopping!
    Part 9: Emmett defiles a house of worship!
    Part 10: Emmett makes a secret discovery!
    Part 11: Emmett concludes many happenings.
    Part 12: Emmett uncovers a twisted plot!
    Part 13: Emmett gets a departmental transfer!

    Chapter Two
    Part 14: Emmett halts an assassin!
    Part 15: Emmett goes to a dark place!
    Part 16: Emmett goes spelunking!
    Part 17: Emmett meets his match!
    Part 18: Emmett discovers a tragedy!
    Part 19: Emmett consorts with the dead!
    Part 20: Emmett rocks out! *
    Part 21: Emmett rescues a helpless old man!
    Part 22: Emmett defeats a different, less helpless old man!

    Chapter Three
    Part 23: Emmett does surprisingly little FedEx-ing!
    Part 24: Emmett doesn't like anthropomorphic creatures!
    Part 25: Emmett is a man in black! *
    Part 26: Emmett enjoys a forest with cream of elf filling!
    Part 27: Emmett is put under review!
    Part 28: Emmett goes a-hunting!
    Part 29: Emmett waaaaghhhh!
    Part 30: Emmett retrieves another relic!
    Part 31: Emmett goes on an enchanted adventure.
    Part 32: Emmett gets ready to rrrumble!

    Chapter Four
    Part 33: Emmett gets sneaky!
    Part 34: Emmett reenters familiar territory!
    Part 35: Emmett consorts with the enemy!
    Part 36: Emmett stays his hand.
    Part 37: Emmett makes a daring rescue!
    Part 38: Emmett strikes down the traitor!
    Part 39: Emmett mwuhuhahaha! *

    Chapter Five
    Part 40: Emmett receives a task worthy of him!
    Part 41: Emmett raids a private sanctum!
    Part 42: Emmett indugles his bibliophilia!
    Part 43: Emmett discovers the darkest plot yet!
    Part 44: Emmett likes the dark arts!
    Part 45: Emmett braves the tundra!
    Part 46: Emmett freezes his ass off!
    Part 47: Emmett gets toasty!
    Part 48: Emmett has snake for dinner!
    Part 49: Emmett displays his magical superiority!

    Chapter Six
    Part 50: Emmett begins his final trials!
    Part 51: Emmett can't get enough of sidequests!
    Part 52: Emmett gets various books thrown at him!
    Part 53: Emmett holds the line! **
    Part 54: Emmett holds strong the faith!
    Part 55: Emmett nooooooooooooo!
    Part 56: Emmett meets an old flame!
    Part 57: Emmett reaches the thrilling conclusion!

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    You don't get to keep your allies for the final boss, so it can be a bit tricky.

    For mages, the strategy is obvious. Throw up your protection spells, starting with deflect. Then cast Mirror Image and smack Mithras down with the Great Hand spell.

    Scouts also have it fairly easy. By casting shadow, you have a brief window where you are able to snipe Mithras and kill him instantly. Use deflect for safety.

    Warriors have it the hardest. Use deflect and other buffs to protect yourself. Cast Mirror Image if you've got it, and just go to town. Hopefully, you'll wear him out and finish him off before he does the same to you.


    * - Videos marked with an asterisk may not be available in all countries due to copyright issues / Youtube. You aren't missing much, it is just mindless buchery that has been sped up.
    ** - Part 53 has some sort of bug. It can be viewed on my youtube profile page.
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    Default Re: Let's Play: Siege of Avalon

    Way too quiet overall.
    To clarify, you need to be at least twice as loud, maybe thrice.

    Also, we need more info about the game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Domochevsky View Post
    Way too quiet overall.
    To clarify, you need to be at least twice as loud, maybe thrice.

    Also, we need more info about the game.
    I'm sorry about the volume, they were recorded vary late. I'll turn up the capture volume for future videos.

    What sort of information do you need?
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    Default Re: Let's Play: Siege of Avalon

    New videos uploaded. Also put in a playlist for greater convenience. The newer videos are louder and should be easier to watch (I hope!).
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    Default Re: Let's Play: Siege of Avalon

    The audio seems good now (havent watched them all yet), but i can't help but notice some audio-desync. You may want to make sure that the audio and video track have the same length.

    (Btw, your voice would make for a good Trespasser style LP. Overall you sound very "informative" typish, not "funny" typish, if that makes sense. )
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    Yeah, there's desync. I think the problem lies in that I'm running Vista (64-bit) as a virtual machine, which is also on Vista. So, I'm having to run vista twice, plus the game, plus the capture software. The thread priority of the cap software is high, but still...

    I've looked into editing the videos and should be able to fix it from now on. I could re-upload everything but, eh...

    And yeah, I'm definitely trying to do a mechanical LP. There's a lot of information thrown at you in very large dialogues, so its a lot to go through. I'm not sure what you mean by Trespasser though.

    Thanks for the feedback
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    Default Re: Let's Play: Siege of Avalon

    This is the Trespasser LP.

    Also you can use VirtualDub to sync video with audio length to get rid of most of the desync.

    Ah, another thing: This needs more ingame audio. Dunno if that's viable on your setup. Recording voice and audio is notoriously hard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Domochevsky View Post
    This is the Trespasser LP.

    Also you can use VirtualDub to sync video with audio length to get rid of most of the desync.

    Ah, another thing: This needs more ingame audio. Dunno if that's viable on your setup. Recording voice and audio is notoriously hard.
    Yeah, grabbed VD to fix everything. Its a shame youtube doesn't let you upload adjusted audio.

    Yeah, there's a problem with the Virtual Machine sound system and Vista. Losing the music kind of sucks but I haven't been able to get it working. The computer has a large amount of RAM, though, and XP 64-bit sucks and I'm too lazy to dual-boot. Heh.
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    Hum... well, if youtube doesn't let you you could try viddler instead. 500mb upload but no time limit and advanced comment features. It's what i use for the DraSa LP.

    (I didn't quite catch why you can't record on native Vista. Is it the 64bit part? And Compatibility modes wont work?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Domochevsky View Post
    Hum... well, if youtube doesn't let you you could try viddler instead. 500mb upload but no time limit and advanced comment features. It's what i use for the DraSa LP.

    (I didn't quite catch why you can't record on native Vista. Is it the 64bit part? And Compatibility modes wont work?)
    Its not that I can't record, its that the Virtual Box sound system doesn't work properly on Vista (there's no sound coming from the game).
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    New videos uploaded. Part 14 and onward have had the audio issues repaired!
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    Got up to part 10 so far ...and i have to admit, it's difficult to keep my attention on it.

    Somehow there's a "hook" missing. Something that keeps one watching. Something either informative or funny or thrilling or something. The type of game seems to make that difficult in general. It's a Diablo-style game and probably quite fun to play, but watching is a different matter. So seeing you blasting, hacking and slashing through enemies in the same manner is ...tiring.
    Im not sure how you could improve given the material, though. Maybe you have an idea? I would like to see this continued in a more entertaining way. :/
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    I'm afraid I don't, really. I guess its no surprise that nobody has done it before now. The pace of the game does pick up, at least. Once you hit the second chapter you tend to fly through the enemies much quicker. I'm glad mage was picked since its much faster and easier than the other classes, though the warrior would showcase stuff a bit better.

    Either way, I'm doing it as much for my own satisfaction as for people to watch it, so I'll continue working through it and uploading all the videos as well as updating this thread. I could try to cut some stuff out, but really? Its all unique material. There's no randomly generated anything.

    The material is a bit dull, yes. I might have to cut some of the really boring crap from the later chapters. I could try to do a voice chat thing with more people, but there's just so many videos to do, I don't think I could find anyone willing to put up with it for that long.

    I'll stay the course until hit with inspiration.
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    More videos up. Was away for a week but I'll be continuing as normal now. Should have some more up by Thursday.
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    This LP is now finished! And life went on.

    Edit: I got Roland's permission to necropost.
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    Yikes, you updated them silently? Sneaky. oO
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    Heh, well, I couldn't really keep reposting in my own thread.
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