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Unofficial Tabula Rasa FAQ - General

Updated Tue, Sep 04, 2007 by RadarX

 

General

  • What is Tabula Rasa?
  • What are the System Requirements?
  • What does it cost to play?
  • Who is developing the game?
  • Who is Richard Garriott?

 

General

 

What is Tabula Rasa?

Tabula Rasa, which is Latin for blank slate, is a persistent science fiction themed Massive Multiplayer Online Game. In futuristic battles players will fight against an evil opposing force who's only goal is to obliterate them. The official site lists the following as general features:

    • Unique setting takes players to the frontlines of a futuristic war in a massively multiplayer war game that combines the character growth of an RPG with the action of a shooter.
    • Players will participate in large scale battles with NPC allies against an intelligent enemy known as The Bane for control of entire planets.
    • Players will go behind enemy lines in missions that directly impact the war effort, either solo or with teammates.
    • Rich storyline and fictional universe features Richard Garriott's signature creative vision and attention to detail.
    • It's not all guts and guns; a mysterious power known commonly as “Logos,” allows players to harness the very fabric of the cosmos to offer rebel forces an advantage against an overwhelming foe.
    • Simplified game interface is complimented by built-in voice chat technology to create a seamless cooperative gaming experience. Role-playing game fans will enjoy a game design that focuses more on depth than complexity, with an immersive story and rich character growth driven by player choices.
    • First person shooter fans who crave a richer gaming experience will appreciate a massively multiplayer game that is reactive to player choices and allows for a broad range of character movement.
    • Massively multiplayer online game fans will enjoy a large community to interact with, and frequently updated content to both the game and the storyline.
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      What are the System Requirements?

      The current system requirements listed on the main site (for the beta) are as follows:

      Minimum System Specifications

      • Microsoft® Windows® Vista/XP
      • 2.5GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or equivalent AMD™ processor
      • 512MB RAM
      • DVD-ROM
      • 5GB available HDD space
      • ATI™ Radeon® 9600 or NVIDIA® GeForce FX 5700 series video card with 128MB of VRAM
      • 16-bit sound card
      • Broadband internet connection
      • Keyboard and mouse
      • DirectX 9.0c

      Recommended System Specifications

      • Microsoft® Windows® Vista/XP
        • 3.5GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or equivalent AMD™ processor
        • 2GB RAM
        • DVD-ROM
        • 5GB available HDD space
        • ATI™ Radeon® x1800 or NVIDIA® GeForce 7800 series video card
        • 16-bit sound card
        • Broadband internet connection
        • Keyboard and mouse
        • DirectX 9.0c

       

      How much does it cost to play?

      According to a Gamespot interview with Richard Garriott , Tabula Rasa will be "retail plus subscription." This mean their sales will be generated from the sale of the game and the monthly subscription to continue playing. Most subscription fees usually run around $15 so you can expect it to be competative.


      Who is developing the game?

      Tabula Rasa is being developed by Destination Games who brought us the N. American version of Lineage. Created by industry legend Richard Garriott, he is joined by a number of experienced developers who worked on Ultima Online.

      Who is Richard Garriott?

      Blasphemous heathen! You say that name with respect! If you have been playing PC games long enough you will remember the Ultima series he was responsible for creating. Taking the name Lord British very few could argue he wasn't a major factor in the development of PC RPG's. He was also responsible for Ultima Online and helped produce Lineage/Lineage II and City of Heroes. He is currently the Executive Producer of Tabula Rasa and is frequently referred to as General British.

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