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  • Release: 24.11.2014
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Über das Spiel

Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues is a multiplayer fantasy RPG and the spiritual successor to Richard Garriott’s wildly successful Ultima and Ultima Online games.

Shroud of the Avatar is about testing one’s character on a path filled with peril and tough decisions. Player actions carry meaningful consequences within the deep and persistent world of New Britannia by either upholding or breaking the Principles of Truth, Love, and Courage.

Shroud of the Avatar is developed by the veteran Portalarium team that includes Richard "Lord British" Garriott, the creator of the Ultima series, Starr Long, the original Director of Ultima Online, and Tracy Hickman, the author of the beloved Dragonlance Novels and Dungeons & Dragons modules.

As a revival of the classical in-depth RPG, Shroud of the Avatar binds together many of the key features that made the Ultima series so popular:

  • A far reaching story written in collaboration with celebrated fantasy author Tracy Hickman, where players are confronted with ethical choices based on Virtues and Principles.
  • Multiple MMO gameplay features combined to offer a unique, shared online experience set within a persistent sandbox world.
  • The ability to create a classless avatar allows for distinct play styles and uniquely specialized builds.
  • Wide-reaching freedom to explore a living, breathing fantasy world enriched by a player-driven crafting and economic system.
  • Players can opt to play solo or with friends, owning their own houses or even entire towns, and sign up and cooperate within various in-game guilds.
  • Pay Once to Play with no subscription fees.

Systemanforderungen

  • Setzt 64-Bit-Prozessor und -Betriebssystem voraus
  • CPU: Quad Core 2.4 GHz or faster
  • GFX: DirectX 11 Compatible NVIDIA 960 / AMD 560
  • RAM: 8 GB RAM
  • Software: Windows 7 64 bit or newer
  • HD: 22 GB verfügbarer Speicherplatz
  • DX: Version 11
  • INET: Breitband-Internetverbindung
  • LANG: Englisch, Russisch
  • Setzt 64-Bit-Prozessor und -Betriebssystem voraus
  • CPU: Quad Core 2.8GHz or faster
  • GFX: DirectX11 Compatible AMD Radeon R9 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
  • RAM: 12 GB RAM
  • Software: Windows 10
  • HD: 22 GB verfügbarer Speicherplatz
  • DX: Version 11
  • INET: Breitband-Internetverbindung
  • LANG: Englisch, Russisch

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469 Produkte im Account
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37 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 17.02.21 20:50
Okay, tja, als jemand der UItima liebte, habe ich mir jetzt Shroud of the Avatar installiert - trotz der vielen negativen Kritiken.
Erster Eindruck: Die Charaktere sind wirklich nicht hübsch. Die Frisuren sehen aus wie nen Wischmop. Auch das Gesicht ... na, ja. Insgesamt ist die Grafik eher altbacken, aber okay. Man kann damit leben. Trotzdem wirkt alles nicht wie aus einem Guss. 3/5 Punkte dafür
Dann natürlich das Angreifen mit Bogen. Super Ich kann Skelette damit abschießen. Mit nem Bogen! Yeah! Der macht dann auch gleich mehr Schaden als das Schwert. Das Schießen selber sieht so aus, als habe jemand noch nie einen Schützen gesehen. Man steht breitbeinig nebeneinander, schießt nach vorn. Wow! Also so geht das? Niiiiiicht!
Auch der Schwertkampf einmal geklickt ist es ein Automatismus scheinbar. Dabei weiß man nie, ob die Figur nun reagiert oder nicht. Denn es kann schon mal zwei drei Sekunden dauern, bevor sie zum ersten Schlag ausholt.
Man kämpft dann auch gegen einen Bogenschützen mit Schwert, dass der eigentlich nicht mehr den Bogen spannen und zielen könnte, lassen wir mal außen vor. Die Blutspritzanimation ist super. Da fühlt man sich doch wirklich an die ersten 3d-Spiele erinnert. Die Verzögerung ist auch schön. Es dauert immer erst eine Sekunde bevor das Blut nach einem Treffer spritzt und auch cool, das die Pfeile immer im Bogen fliegen, wenn sich das Ziel bewegt. Das gibt Atmosphäre. Für das Kampfsystem 1/5 Punkten
Apropos Atmosphäre. Schöne Musik begleitet uns und auf einmal an der Brücke angekommen ist Schluss mit Sound. Jepp. Musik aus. Irgendwann etwas später setzt dann ein neues Stück an. Bis dahin Totenstille trotz Feuer und herumlaufender Zombies. Die Kampfgeräusche sind fast nett. Gut. Jedes Mal das gleiche Geräusch begleitet von Musik - wenn sie denn spielt. Sonst eben in der Totenstille. Passt aber gut zu den Zombies. Darum werte ich das auch gleich mal auf auf 2/5 Punkten.
Das erste Quest ist auch super. Ein frisch verwaistes Mädel wartet im brennenden Haus weinend anstatt durch die offene Tür hinaus zu rennen. Der Papa hat noch im Sterben einen Brief geschrieben. Schön, schön, nehmen wir und scheinbar wurde ganz gerne im Dorf geschrieben. Nicht der einzige Brief den wir bei Toten finden können. Übrigens auch lustig. Mit einem Doppelklick auf den Toten sollte sich dessen Hab und Gut öffnen. Tut es auch, ich bin allerdings schon längst weiter gelaufen und hab das nächste angeklickt. 2 bis 5 Sekunden Warten muss man schon einplanen. Das Quest ist insgesamt ... okay. Unterstützt von einem antiquierten Sprechsystem, das ich bei Ultima VI, das war glaube ich 1989, gut fand. Jetzt dreißig Jahre später ... 1/5 Punkten
Ich versuche irgendwie das Inventar zu verstehen. Gibt es keine Ansicht was man angelegt hat? Ich weiß es nicht. Jedenfalls scheitere ich schon mal am Versucht, meine Waffen auf die Schnelltasten zu legen. Das Inventar kommt vermutlich auch aus den 80ern - und hätte da bleiben sollen. 1/5 Punkten.
Übrigens das Inventar zu verschieben, weil ein zweites Fenster sich mittlerweile geöffnet hat, lässt SotA abstürzen. Nice.

Die Animationen sind antiquiert, die Monster eher lieblos. Ich laufe mit nen Bogen rückwärts und da der Bogen mindestens so schnell ist, wie ein Schwert, ich aber so ewig auf Distanz bleiben kann und ich höheren Schaden mache, besiege ich so die Zombies schnell.

Ich hab nicht lange gespielt und werde noch mal testen. Spaß hatte ich aber bislang 0/5 Punkten.
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2243 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 21.02.20 19:36
big updates every week, amazing graphics on max, has offline single player and online mode...buy it! and support the devs :) I have over 200hrs played on a different Steam acct. and over 100hrs on the devs website launcher.....love it!
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6962 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 05.03.20 13:37
I was pleasantly surprised. So far, the game is enjoyable, and the community has been relatively nice. The game doesn't have your standard polish - it has a very old school feel to it. I love the fact that there are no real set classes, and that you can equip whatever you want. I also like the crafting system thus far.

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2278 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 05.03.20 04:36
Set your expectations for this. If you are coming here thinking it will be Witcher 3 style graphics with Sekiro physics and combat you will not be happy. This is not that experience. If you are open to something quite different it can be really great. I am thoroughly enjoying it.

If you played and loved pre-Trammel UO back in the day you will understand this game. There is a virtue system, no classes skill use leveling, taming, deep crafting, plenty of RP capability if that's your thing, interesting and complex combat, magic and tactical trees, tons of quests, languages (OooOooo), a rich, text dialogue system with NPCs, game and player towns, lots of housing customization if you want it, lore-galore, on and on. It's a true sandbox, UO style.

I almost didn't give it a try due to the mixed reviews. But I loved the Ultima Series and UO so I had to do it. Very glad I did.
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1389 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 09.03.20 23:29
I'm going to keep playing it because I'm a masochist, but I would definitely not recommend this to anyone for any reason. It's a buggy, poorly optimized, pile of unfinished garbage....but I'm gonna keep playing it....for reasons....
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1501 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 08.03.20 21:11
very beautiful game world, very fun and addictive rpg/crafting gameplay
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339 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 08.03.20 22:29
Great game but an even more awesome community playing it.
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21349 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 07.03.20 07:20
Much improved since new dev team as taken over! New and current player looking forward to each update they provide every month!
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2107 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 05.03.20 03:03
So I have off and on played this game for a while now. I find myself coming back to it often. I really like how a lot of the stuff works for skills and attacks and such. I would highly recommend this game.
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266 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 31.12.19 12:32
I backed this game on Kickstarter, hoping to get a worthy entry of the Ultima series, but luckly I sold my pledge as soon as things started to appear sketchy. Plenty of lies, total disrespect of the fanbase and the people who gave money to make this happen and an incredible lack of awareness about how to make a (decent) game in the 2010s. This is the worst entry in the series (even worst that the complete failure that was Ultima IX), and the final proof (after many failed games) that Richard Garriot and his pals can't make a good game after Ultima Online (and that was released in 1997). Stay away from this game, the only reason this is still running is because there are (few) people willing to spend thousands of dollars for in-game objects to decorate their virtual houses placed in desert villages.
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1598 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 01.02.20 12:27
Greatest turd I have ever played. Do not waste your time. I was a Kickstarter backer at Citizen level (about $550 from memory. Yep, I am a moron) based on the fact I was a massive Ultima Online fan and the promises of what the game would ultimately be upon release. It lived up to neither of those expectations. It is an outdated, obtuse, clunky POS. Oh, and it is essentially pay to win.
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19772 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 22.04.20 13:04
Personally, if not for but the poor optimization this would be a solid game. It is very enjoyable, and I made quite a few really great connections in the game. Great communities and lots of fun, really good times. I just could not deal with the poor frame rates any longer.

There is no reason why a game that has been out for years, still does not prioritize its own performance.
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985 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 20.04.20 20:08
So i payed 40 bucks for this game before it released to back it. Says i last played march 2018 on steam, it was god awful then and now i see its free to play and a dead game that never went anywhere......awesome. Biggest waste of money ever !
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736 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 21.04.20 02:03
This game has a great community, allows you to explore a large world, while leveling up in whatever skills you choose. The economy and crafting seem very natural as well. I played for many hours before I moved the game into steam, and I've enjoyed it quite a bit.
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750 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 25.04.20 07:01
Hillariously terrible game.

crashed both times i tried to adjust my video settings.
My character died by just jumping off a log and landing a foot down.
Combat? just play that song from benny hill in your mind evertime you enter combat. It's that bad.

stay away. save your money.

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94 Produkte im Account
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25672 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 02.05.20 20:16
Dont get me wrong,it will be a great game if the devs put more emphasis into the gameplay and content than the housing and selling crown in the cash shop,combat is buggy,desync.lack of content is undeniable.the 77 is a complete joke,one day made dg and more eternal pattern added this pacth is a killer for me.they so much to do with the world,mob,boss,ressource but instead they putting their time in the cash shop.they even ban me from their discord because im saying the true.its a cash sucker game so ill do you a favor writing this...dont touch this game and dont encourage them.the devs team is a complete joke.
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176 Produkte im Account
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1158 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 24.03.20 19:59
As a new player this was the about the worst experience I've ever had. Quests weren't close to where they said they were. You couldn't carry anything. There is no town near you to even find a bank or merchant. When you go to a town its like just an advertisement for 10000 player NPCs selling stuff you can't afford. Player towns are empty. Everything is instanced. At the bank they want you to spend gold just to open a few slots. Graphically the game looks awful. Items break, its expensive to fix. Then I read about Unity Asset flipping for cash and uninstalled this scam
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491 Produkte im Account
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397 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 30.03.20 21:19
It's difficult to properly articulate the scope of my disappointment in this game, so I will simply leave it at that:

This game is disappointing.

It looks bad, plays bad, and makes you feel bad to be a part of it.

What more is there to say? Anyone who spent money on this game, myself included, paid for the promise of something better, but we were strung along and repaid with disappointment for every dollar spent.

I kind of like Richard Garriott, and I will always be glad that he gave the world Ultima Online. But he's not the developer he used to be. Like Jon Smedley of SOE infamy, he has some good ideas, but as a project manager, he has a bad habit of running new games into the ground before they really have a chance to get going.
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383 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 09.05.20 11:46
Backed this game and future episodes at the time on kickstarter seemed great and played it pre steam was poorly optimized and poor gameplay then and now its free to play its still a mess.
On top of that i wrote a honest review in the discussion forums and the devs banned me and there was nothing toxic in my post.
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502 Produkte im Account
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1457 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 17.05.20 08:05
I have had fun playing this game, but I could not recommend that anyone buys it. The game is a ghost town, cities are filled with abandoned player houses and vendors.
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940 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 11.05.20 04:59
I played this game for a bit and had a really hard time finding any merchant i can use that was not owned by a player and would not allow me to interact with it. I found this odd as I probably only saw about 5 players the whole time i played. I think the game is fun but it is empty and you are just left to wonder around once you live the first area.
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9415 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 07.06.20 10:07
Good game, great potential, cool player base BUT it will make love with your GPU as long as its playing so be carefull, it might burn your sweet system if its not powerfull enough
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36357 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 25.05.20 23:18
If you like MMOs, want a very player based game, and liked UO, this is a great game. It can be a little hard to understand the systems at first, but there are hundreds of players willing and ready to help. As example look up Krohe Doomwalker, or anyone in DoomWander Inc, they are always willing to help
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6133 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 23.05.20 05:30
If you sit down and learn the game its pretty sweet, the devs are active they even goto peoples streams and talk and listen to suggestions.. Is somethings broken yes are there somethings that are no brainers and havent been done yes lol... But if they stick to it they have a pretty decent mmo. Its came along way since its launch you just have to give it a real shot!!!
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17490 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 10.07.20 11:28
I very rarely make reviews, but this game is a masterpiece!!! If you enjoyed games like Ultima Online or Star Wars Galaxy, you will love this game. Honestly there's nothing like the experience of this.

Pros:
1. Skill progression where you only level what you use - If you cast the same spell over and over, it gets better.
2. 100% Player driven economy. The NPC vendors sell basic gear, materials, tools and such, just like a normal game but all high level stuff has to be found or made. Speaking of making...
3. THE CRAFTING everything can be crafted. EVERYTHING. Go out and gather, chop, and mine all the materials, then come home and build yourself a chest, or a bed, or a magic sword, or a robotic merchant to sell your stuff to other players!
4. The house and decoration system. LITERALLY the best decoration system I've ever used in any game. It's simple and intuitive. You just place items. No mess, no fuss, no nothing. Drag it out of your inventory and stick it on the ground and you can interact with it.
4.b You also have the ability to create your own dungeons and quests for others to explore and play!
5. The actual gameplay. Not only is there a standard combat system like other MMOs but there are two other combat systems to choose from. Each are slightly more complex but once you're used to them they are incredible.
6. The devs are still working on things actively and engaging with the community live and join in social events with the player. Heck, this weekend there's a birthday party for Lord British and the man himself is going to make an appearance and hang out with us lowly peasants.

Cons.
1. There are a few tiny bugs you'll run into but with as active as the devs are in game and on the discord, they get addressed pretty quick.

2. Like I said, the devs are still working on it so there are unfinished areas, but, they're few and far between.
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85539 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 31.07.20 21:30
Pros: An old-fashioned RPG that is beautiful! The crafting, gathering, questing - down to the character progression and skills/classless system.

The Devs update frequently.

It's not always polished and perfect. (What game is?)

Cons: Optimization and high memory usage.

Overall, it has been an amazing ride and I look forward to continuing over the coming months. Playing Shroud since 2014. I only made the minimum pledge of ($45) to join @ the time.



Note: Like ESO - all items in store are cosmetic. You can also earn a deed for a home - in game, free. The game doesn't hold your hand.

Desktop layout: Running on Debian Sid Linux 64, GIGABYTE B450M-DS3H AM4 - Micro ATX, AMD Zen 3 3200G 3.6 ~ 4.0GHz (Stock Overclock @4.0GHz - sudo cpupower frequency-set -g performance/Radeon Vega Series Graphics @ 2GB, Disabled) Quad-Core, Dedicated Gigabyte RX560 Gaming OC (Stock OC) @ 4GB , 32 GB of TeamGroup - Vulkan™ Ram @ 3000 MHz, x3 750 WD Black HD (2.5) and 600 Thermaltake WATT PSU.


My Laptop: Acer Nitro, Debian Sid Linux 64, AMD Zen 5 2500U @ 2.0 GHz (3.6 GHz max) series APU, Quad-Core, w/Radeon Vega Series Graphics @ 2GB, Dedicated AMD Radeon RX560 (4GB), 16 GB of (TeamGroup @ 2400) DDR 4 RAM, 1 TB WD Black.
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17191 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 27.07.20 00:31
How the mighty have fallen from the days of Ultima Online/Series. Total cash-grab game--if you want anything worth a damn.

I should have known how bad this game was going to turn out (after I helped kickstart it) when they were selling, for like $5000 USD, a SLIDE OF RICHARD GARRIOTS BLOOD. Like, actual human blood on a microscope slide..... How arrogant and full of yourself can you be?
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73 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 23.07.20 03:35
Incredibly disappointed in this game. This game is a grind fest. The graphics are a decade out of date, interface is difficult, and the game itself is linear. The world design is horrible and enclosed. I grew up playing Richard Garriott’s games. Since Ultima 7, he has lost the plot.
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162 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 28.07.20 23:13
I never could get it to play.
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17646 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 29.06.20 20:55
Issued a perm ban for the below comment

This game was just a cash grab from the get go, the dev team that started all this ignored the fan base through the entire EA and on until today, the dev team all just had big heads and big egos, thought they knew it all, so this game crashed and burned, i do not think they learned anything from it, the egos where way to big when i tried to play.

Seriously to perm ban me for posting my opinion proves this dev team still has issues
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Verfasst: 21.06.20 08:48
I was one of the backers after hearing the legendary Richard Gariott wanted to restart an Ultima game. Alas, SotA is nothing remotely related to Ultima. Storyline, if any, is just boring and uninspiring. Combat/game play is again, boring. The whole level up thing just feels like a complete mess. The worst part is, the graphics. Out of nowhere, the game slows to a crawl, and I have pretty good specs (Ryzen 3800X, SSD, 32GB, 2060Super). The game, like many have said, is just not optimised. There's the odd updates but this game fells as though is on a long path towards shutdown. RIP.
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109 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 09.09.20 12:40
A very disappointing game from Richard Garriott himself.

The animation and combat is scuffed, would prefer tab targeting rather than this free-aim targeting which is rather confusing.

The game offers a lot, and to get to it you'd have to invest plenty of time to reach your goal, although this might appeal to others. Even then, the appeal of the art direction in this game doesn't drive the players to keep on going.

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4496 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 28.08.20 03:07
No playerbase and constant crashing.
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72467 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 02.09.20 19:32
Shroud of the Avatar is a game I have supported from the beginning of the Kickstarter way way back in 2013. This game not only meets my love for an open world, but has a wonderful community that supports fun game play. The questing and getting into the game is meant to be intellectually challenging and stimulating - which is something I love. If you have questions in the beginning type /U for universe and ask questions for where to go and what to do and people will respond. This game is so worth the time - and being free makes it worth trying out too! Check it out!
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64872 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 20.09.20 11:12
I like the crafting and drops and the skills. I hate the lag when visiting a town.
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706 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 11.09.20 23:50
It was designed by Lord British! What's more to like?
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11 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 17.09.20 16:56
Cash grab. Stay away from this shell of a game. You have been warned.
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12 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 07.09.20 07:11
Combat is clunky as hell, much of it automated. It started attacking without any input from me. Very flight-y with long animations and very little control. Dialogue UI is confusing. It's like talking to a AI customer service bot at each encounter. Intro zone isn't clear. Rescued a kid in the first thirty minutes with no clear indication of where to drop them off.

It looks beautiful and the UI is extremely polished. However, the gameplay was just immediately so rough that I uninstalled it. The combat was uninspiring and long with little-to-no user input required, even to initiate attacks.
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3166 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 29.09.20 04:13
I thought this game would somehow get better in time. My take on the state of this game in 2020:

Don't waste your time. I was a backer and invested about $500 to help bring this piece of garbage to life. I was sucked in by Richard Garriott's lies and bullshit. I had hoped for some of that Ultima and UO nostalgia we all thought we were going to get. If you're hoping for that too, you will leave very disappointed. This game is a bloody mess, with no real point, shitty combat, shit graphics for anything made in the last 20 years, and a ton of bugs even after all these years. It may no longer be listed as an early access game, but it sure the fuck plays like one.
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1387 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 11.10.20 19:59
I used to play Ultima Online back in the day and have since compared every MMO to it. And we're talking about a 2D, top-down MMORPG, but despite its graphics, it was extremely in-depth and easy to get lost in. When I learned that Richard Garriott (an idol of mine) had created this one several years ago as a kickstarter and it wasn't getting the lovin' it deserves, I HAD to jump in. I was alarmed to learn it's actually free to download AND free to play. It's a little buggy and could use a bit more attention in terms of development, but for what it lacks in graphic ability, it makes up for in immersion, in my opinion. I've seen crappy reviews and some really judgey walkthrough videos that, in my mind, are just flat-out mean. Clearly they're from different types of gamers. I for one, love the nostalgia. Also, there's player housing and so many player-run communities. I flippin adore this game. More people should play it. If I were a gazillionaire, I'd dump some serious money into it. They need funding, but the game still gets regular updates and the community is still lively. Here's to Lord Brittish and those old-timey gaming feels I've been missing so much. Huzzah! <3
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1451 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 22.10.20 23:18
I'm sure I'll update this later, but decided to throw something up for now. I see a LOT of negativity about this game, and a lot of people bitter over broken promises, so I want to throw out an opinion as someone that never rode that particular hype train. I've never even played an Ultima game.

At first glance SotA lacks polish and seems clunky as hell. Within a few hours of gameplay things start to come into focus, though. The skill/XP system is very well thought out and while it can be confusing at first it does offer the player a lot of customization. Some things aren't as intuitive as they're meant to be, like the way skill cooldown timers work once you start gaining charges to your skills. I'm so used to games using a number to denote charges while using the timer to show single charge time, at first I thought cooldown timers were just broken. Once it clicked I appreciated the simplicity of it.

Combat flows well, but there is no sense of impact. This is very much more of an oldschool RPG than anything, and gameplay reflects that. Even though it's a real time combat system you still feel more like a strategist controlling a turn based character. That isn't to say that combat feels slow. There's plenty to do with many skills only taking a few seconds to recharge and defensive skills giving a front loaded boost to defense for the first couple of seconds on activation. There are AoE attacks to avoid as well. All of the elements of fast paced action combat are there, but actually using the combat system still feels laid back and relaxing. This could be a plus or a minus depending on personal taste. Personally I'm enjoying it.

Equipment decays fairly fast (at least in the beginning), and I find myself often throwing things away rather than repairing them at the early levels. Items take both normal durability loss and permanent durability loss, meaning that eventually everything becomes unusable. There is a way to repair the permanent durability loss, but as of yet I think it requires a fairly expensive reagent to do. Equipment-wise SotA feels similar to Albion Online, leaving me wanting to invest in my character's skills more than gear in the early play.

Tradeskills require a lot of work, with recipes being very detailed for a video game. A loaf of bread has 6 or 7 components.
As a result I've barely touched that side of things. I don't know how I'd do it without somewhere to keep the vast amount of goods needed to keep items flowing. I'm hoping that I have the space to do those things further into my game play. The whole system seems very well made, but early on it's just overwhelming to think of all of the different materials needed to make even a few items.

By default you only have one character slot, and nothing in game or on Steam leads you to believe you can get more. Going to the SotA website, however, will allow you to link your Steam account and purchase not only extra character slots, but also a subscription. The sub looks to be completely optional, with no must-have features. Extra characters have their own inventory and worn items, but share everything else. You can do everything on one character, but if you like having a theme to each of your characters it's nice to have the option.

Overall the game feels very rewarding. I feel very invested in my character. The game presents you with long and short term goals. The biggest downside is probably the time investment needed for those long term goals. In a time when many games sell instant max level services and others have endgames that are reached in a week, SotA very much goes against the grain. The game is a celebration of oldschool RPGs, and carries that torch into the MMO sphere with little regard for the current norms. It's rough around the edges, but it has a certain spark of life that a lot of games these days have lost along the way.
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379216 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 07.10.20 05:35
PVP never worked. With a system that supports nearly unlimited leveling; there isn't any possibility that new players will ever be competitive over old timers. The grind never ends. The game is not friendly to new players at all.
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1451 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 17.08.20 16:28
This breaks my heart to say: This game is a shell of anything Ultima. And it was built to be the games successor. Clunky Controls, disappointing story line, Cash Hungry... I'm more angry that I dropped so much money to be honest. Limited housing plots, as well, which is frustrating. Because you basically have to pay to own one.

Ultima, one of the first MMORPG's was brilliant. And it still holds today. Shroud? It's like they took those ideas, stripped them down, and sprinkled just a dash into the mix. It leaves you feeling unfulfilled, bored and let down. Gariott was Lord British for hell's sake. He literally played UO with us. It's heart breaking that his Legacy is a dumpster fire.
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1076 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 22.11.20 06:36
amazing world and graphics pull you in and never let go, try it and see....it's FREE
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2828 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 18.11.20 05:23
amazing beautiful realistic world to explore and live in virtually :) many friendly players online adventuring plus you can also play offline Single Player mode if you hate online......SOTA is 2 games :)
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145 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 04.11.20 02:00
As a fan of the first video game RPG--Ultima series--I can truly say that Shroud of the Avatar is the real spiritual successor of what we have loved for years. A true Role-Playing Game in all sense of it where developing skills is what defines a character.

Other than being an offline game, SotA is also a Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game or MMORPG. I wouldn't say that this is the spiritual successor of Ultima Online, SotA as an MMORPG is a game on its own, unique, incorporating what we have learned since the first generation of MMOGs.

If you want to play offline or online, if you want to remember the feeling of playing a genuine video game RPG that was the Ultima series--particularly Ultima IV to Ultima VIII--then Shroud of the Avatar is for you. If you are curious as to what a true Role-Playing Game is then download SotA today. I guarantee your definition of what a true RPG is will be upgraded.

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4040 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 31.10.20 00:11
Factually - this product moved from fraudulent rip-off to cruddy purchase via the magic of never releasing a value proposition.

Any challenge or criticism of SOTA on the official forums is met with silence or outright deletion of threads, which speaks VOLUMES.

Portalarium, Richarard Garriot,etc and pretty much every entity involved is complicit in plugging an incomplete, bug-ridden, product as a game.

Do not even bother. This is a non-product.
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29791 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 01.11.20 19:53
I do now recommend it, may not the be great, but its a solid good. Plenty to do and its certainly different from other games out there. As of release 83 we now have mounts with more incoming, also it seems performance has improved.
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9230 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 04.12.20 20:02
I use to play this and I had to give up on it. Community is too small. Major systems are still broke/incomplete. Anything of value done by skeleton is focused on money grabs in the their store. It's a real shame, there was so much promise. And don't let me get started on how much of a pig this game is on machine requirements. You have to lather it up in oil and push it hard down a hill to get it going.
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2264 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 06.12.20 14:44
'Waste' is the term I would use to define this game.
Because Shroud of the Avatar is an enourmous waste of an enourmous potential. It has in fact mechanics I would love to see in any other MMO and make me wonder why the others didn't think about it.. and just waste them because they get lost in a terrible, overly complex game.

- - The performances are AWFUL. It lags, stutters, take a lot to load zones and possibly, crashes time to time.

- NPC menus are confusing and cramped. When you talk with one, you have a lot of decisions going out of the boundaries of the 'window' and there's a little glitched arrow that allow you to change option.. but god damnit, 2 years of developement where?

- - - WAY TOO COMPLEX. Ok, imagine this: you are an archer in need of arrows and you'd like to make them yourself because of course you do. Does this game allow you to do so? Of course it does!.. if you are willing to buy 3 molds (ingots, arrow head and another I forgot), learn 4 different professions (carpentry, blacksmithing, mining and woodcutting) and ONLY THEN, being able to craft your damn arrows.

Another example I lived personally: now picture you with a broken weapon. You need it to be repaired, right? Because maybe you spent quite a lot on it, is a nice +5 weapon and you want to use it as long as possible.. well let's go to the blacksmith NPC and make him/her repair it!.. NO, BECAUSE THAT WOULD BE EASY! you need a blacksmithing repair kit (in case is a sword, otherwise you need a carpentery one) that's sold only by an NPC spawned in player owned cities, but I anyway wasn't able to find it because the owners has to place them and wasted like 2 hours looking for it. Luckily the community is very friendly and they gave me some.

ANOTHER ONE. I wanted a pet wolf, because is cool and would help me while farming wood.. so I learned alchemy.. big mistake. I need anyway for the collar and the bracelet materials from leatherworking, mining and blacksmithing. j f c

+ You can write books and short stories! And this is a feature I would love to see everywhere, because in MMOs you meet people, do random things and an inventive mind would find a LOT of stories to tell

+ Different parts lead to different results. If you survived enough to be a blacksmith, you may be able to build a weapon with different materials creating different effects, for example the copper increases the crit %, meteoric iron increases the damages and you can build a weapon using different materials for each part. Which is cool, but the crafting is really not.

+ Some spells has a change to consume focus materials. Which is what I miss of WoW, when you had to remember what your spells do and what you need for them to work

Long story short, this game tries to be a mix between Life is Feudal, Albion Online and a normal MMO failing at being any of them, with extremely fine details like the really smooth dodging animations getting lost in a sea of awfulness
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253 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 17.12.20 16:54
This game makes the feature to hide games on steam one of the best features ever.
I just came across this shit in my library, I backed it, empty promises, will be happy to never see this scam again.
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23 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 11.12.20 13:31
I had some hope that this would be good, given that it was from the creator of Ultima, but this game is A S S. Avoid at all costs.
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26638 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 05.12.20 00:32
Simply not good, not good at all. Kickstarter backer who gave it a chance and gave up on it, not worth it. Ultima player since III, and really disappointed. Avoid, this cash grab.
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463 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 26.12.20 06:12
The player immersion is lacking. The first real town you walk into kills it, with player housing having neons, and large orges as a door greeter. The questing has no sense of urgency, like I know what the developer wants me to do, but there is no reason to even do what they want.

The mini map is one of the worst I've ever seen in an mmo. The pooled experience is interesting, but not interesting enough to build a game around. The plus side to the game is there is no npc voice dialogue and I like that. However, speaking to NPC being keyword triggers and getting different answers each time is incredibly frustrating.

I've been playing Ultima Online since 1997 and to this day continue to play and pay for multiple accounts. I know this game isn't intended to be the second coming of UO, but it's not even close to being a stand alone. over all this game is a tragedy and feels unfinished like cleaning urself with bark from a tree. Yea sure it will work, but it hurts.. it's very paintful.

When you play an MMO you expect to put in a large chunk of time, and possibly money into that game. I spent 7 hours in this game and feel like it was 5 hours more than it deserved.

The plus side is the community that plays this game is super helpful, and one of the least toxic communities i've ever witnessed. There is a core group for this game and I'm not apart of that. Which is fine, maybe someone will enjoy this game and give it attention it deserves, but I have a feeling the developers of this game won't meet those attention spans.
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94 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 22.01.21 08:43
spiritual successor my ass
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2065 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 14.12.20 21:48
No direction of a game with lackluster graphics and no player base. Not much more to say.

I backed this game during Kickstarter with the hopes that this will be the game that I have been longing for. Before there was an actual game, the backers noticed development wasn't going in the direction we had hoped. We voiced our concerns and were, for the most part, ignored. The development went off the rails fast and we were left with this train wreck of a game. We did not get the game we were promised. I backed at the $800 level and I AM SO GLAD i was able to find a buyer for my account prior to the downfall of this game!


Not to mention backers wanted (for many reasons) this game to be Pay to Play, is now a Free To Play. What a slap in the face.

Do not let my low hours fool you, I have played for hundreds of hours before the Steam merge. My 35 hours of Steam play is my many attempts to come back and try to make something of this game I once backed.
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75716 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 26.11.20 06:20
Regular updates each month. Certainly improving and moving in the right direction.
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316855 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 06.02.21 05:35
One of the best game I played so far.
Atos, Elgarion, Sannio & all the dev team are dedicated to provide weekly update through Twitch since the beginning of the game. Monthly releases bringing new content as this game is actively and continuously in development.

Dude, this game is like wine, it's getting better and better with age
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4331 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 27.02.21 17:04
If you prefer handholding, do not download this game. The tutorials are ok, but after that, you are on your own :P
Graphics are not modern, but cozy, the combat systems are semi-active. Tab targeting, but not the same way as World of Warcraft.
Good enough crafting. Not too advanced but not quite just click and be done.

If you like more advanced MMOs, this can be for you. It is not quite as braindead as most MMOs.

If you really dislike reading text...maybe stay clear, as this game has walls of text, and I mean Great Wall of China amount of text :P
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4078 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 09.02.21 21:37
Harkens back to the old days of Shard-based pre 3.2 Ultima Online. The community is largely comprised of old players as well, which is really, really nice.
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47 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 21.02.21 20:31
I played for 10 minutes after being recommended this game from a friend. That's how long it took me to realize that this games clunky controls, horrible menus and UI wasn't worth the headache of trying to learn how to play. Give this game a hard pass.
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38364 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 28.01.21 18:46
Despite the issues they had getting this started it is a unique MMORPG with a bit of ultima online flavor. It needs more players and it needs a lot of work but it is very enjoyable.
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338 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 25.01.21 23:03
not a bad rpg, pretty dead although I see a few players but not many! Laggy and buggy, seems improved from when I first played awhile back, still feels very slow paced but still decent for an ol school style mmo.
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