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6.5
Does Classic Charm Make for an MMO Worth Playing?

It’s been over a month since I last checked in about Shroud of the Avatar. In that time, there’s been heated debate on our forums about Portalarium’s KickStarter-backed indie title, covering everything from the core mechanics, to whether it even qualifies as an MMO. I’ll be getting to both of those questions later on in this wrap-up, but it clearly demonstrates how divisive this is. One player’s perfect experience is another’s critical miss.


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A Shroud of Confusion

Richard Garriott’s Shroud of the Avatar recently saw the final character wipe and the rush for lot claims was conducted. While the game is still in development, we decided this to be the right time for a first review – after all you have to purchase the game if you want to play and progression is now permanent on the servers. Since our first impression in the previous article we tried to look beneath the surface of this complex, yet unpolished sandbox.


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1 gazimoff@gmail.com Gareth 1029621 Harmer Gazimoff 2018-05-07 09:00:00.0 It’s been over a month since I last checked in about Shroud of the Avatar. In that time, there’s been heated debate on our forums about Portalarium’s KickStarter-backed indie title, covering everything from the core mechanics, to whether it even qualifies as an MMO. I’ll be getting to both of those questions later on in this wrap-up, but it clearly demonstrates how divisive this is. One player’s perfect experience is another’s critical miss. Reviews 935 Shroud of the Avatar 109217 48350 500 reviews 0 0 0 0 0 2018-05-07 09:00:00.0 2018-05-07 09:00:00.0 6.5 publish Does Classic Charm Make for an MMO Worth Playing? 26 [empty string] 1 2
2 markus.rohringer@gmx.at Markus 2948969 Rohringer MarkusRohringer 2016-08-26 11:00:00.0 Richard Garriott’s Shroud of the Avatar recently saw the final character wipe and the rush for lot claims was conducted. While the game is still in development, we decided this to be the right time for a first review – after all you have to purchase the game if you want to play and progression is now permanent on the servers. Since our first impression in the previous article we tried to look beneath the surface of this complex, yet unpolished sandbox. Reviews 935 Shroud of the Avatar 109171 41158 453 reviews 0 0 0 0 0 2016-08-26 11:00:00.0 2016-08-26 11:00:00.0 5 publish A Shroud of Confusion 26 [empty string] 2 2
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