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@animuslover The game is unfinished. I've Beta tested 3 major MMOROG's, Everquest (the original), Eve Online (the beginning and 5 different expansions), and SWTOR. While all of them had bugs, I've literally never seen a live release of a game so bug ridden as AC Valhalla is. Granted, the complexity of games now days is significantly greater than say Everquest was in it's day, and the code base is much more complicated, but at best, I would say Valhalla is still early-mid Beta quality (being charitable) rather than a game ready for live release. My understanding is Odyssey was much the same, with tons of bugs as well.
That said, having beta tested several games, it seems to me that Ubisoft has neglected to have a wide enough beta tester group to bug hunt before going live, and instead, ubisoft is making it's paying customers beta their product. This tends to be a trend many developers are going for because the suits demand a product be out by X date, and the coders have to push out a product they know isn't live quality, and then do damage control by releasing tons of bug fixes until the product is finally live stable. Months and sometimes years, after initial release. This is what happens when a compant is driven by shareholders greed, rather than a true desire to create a stable and strong product. After my experience with Valhalla (6 different restarts due to save game file corruption), Mysteries bugged out, Glitches, etc. I don't think I will ever buy another one of their games until it's at least 2 years old and most of the bugs have been worked out of it.
@ubikoreanbbq I have Valhalla fully installed and running. However, I have had multiple issues with corrupted game saves etc, forcing me to restart the game 6 times now from point zero. Also, In Ubisoft Connect, I have unchecked 'Enable cloud save synchronization for supported games' and yet, the bloody game keeps saving to the cloud. Keeps syncing achievements to the cloud, etc. It's literally as if, the game, and connect, doesn't care a wit about what I have checked. It's just going to do whatever it damn well pleases, and you know what's going to happen next? I'm going to block your software from accessing the internet because you are chewing up my limited bandwidth with your faulty software that doesn't do what it's asked to do. Spalda Fens? yeah, can't clear it even though shes dead. Got the loot. Finally got frustrated enough with it I started from point zero again. This game is at best, Beta, but more like Alpha quality. It's not polished, it's buggy as all get out. Now lets mention "killing civilians will desynch you'.. um.. I'm a bloody Viking. It's what I do. I do evil things to people. I murder. I pillage. I kill entire villages of people, because that's what I do. It's seriously game breaking. Ya'll got killing civilians right in Odyssey, why did you mess it up in Valhalla? Now lets get to mounts. Love the animation, however, in Odyssey, ya'll got the running to mount right, but in valhalla, I've YET to manage a running mount to my horses back. I'm not at all happy with my purchase here. I'll likely not be buying another Ubisoft game if the QC doesn't drastically improve. Ya'lls game is so buggy in so many areas, you should be ashamed of yourselves for putting out such an unfinished product. So yeah. I like the game. It has potential, but it's not polished and needs a lot of work and there are some definite immersion breaking issues with how you decided to limit characters ability to play as they want. Right now, I score Valhalla a low 3/10 Needs radical improvement and debugging.
I just got the game downloaded enough to play. I was able to play right up till you find out you are going to betray your brother. Left the house. Saved my game. Shut everything down and went and made lunch. Came back. Loaded up. Hit continue, and all I got was a black screen with the triskelion spinning in the lower right corner. CPU was at 40% usage (bounced up and down around that area). Ram was 2.709 MB (and froze there). Disk usage 0%. Network usage 0%. GPU 96.8 - 99.9%. And no amount of waiting changed it.
I switched from windowed, to full screen. Flipped antiailising to adaptive etc etc etc. Nothing helped. Every time I hit continue, all I got was the black loading screen. Ok so, then I restarted. Deleted my saves (figuring the save got corrupted somehow) and tried to start a totally fresh game. Nope. Not a chance. Instead of being able to play like it did originally, start new game went right to the black loading screen, and nothing else. Whereas the first time I started the game I had no issues doing so.
So. This is what I am now trying. I have uninstalled the game, and am going to try a totally new download, but not play it till it's fully downloaded. Seeing as anything I attempt to download from Ubisoft takes me days to download (it took me 2 days to reach 40 gigs of download for Valhalla), it will be a while before I am able to play the game. Likely as much as a week, depending on how slow your servers decide to be for me.
BTW, Ubisoft is the only place I have such terrible download speeds from. Forums, webpage, games. All snail slow. Other sites etc, I have no issues with speed. Just your site. I suspect it's likely my ISP's routing, and not actually your fault, but Verizon is too much of a PITA to get any solutions from, so I suffer through it all. If you have any suggestions while I redownload the game, that I can try if it happens again. Put them here please. I'll be watching this thread.
1 thing. Radeon's newest update causes Odyssey to ctd during ship combat again. Not sure why, but it was 100% consistent. I could sail around fine, enter land combat fine, but the second I entered ship combat, I was guaranteed to ctd.
My system is on the lower end of game requirements for Valhalla. With video cards so high priced, no way I can upgrade past my RX 580 on disability. Windows 10, fully updated. Ryzen 5 1400 chipset (same issue, can't afford to upgrade on disability). All drivers up to date except I did have to roll back my video drivers to make Odyssey ship combat playable again, and as Odyssey is currently my favorite AC game, no I am not going to update video drivers for valhalla and make another game unplayable for myself when I am so far, not exactly thrilled with what I have experienced with Valhalla so far. Valhalla will have to run on AMD's Dec 2020 driver until they fix their issue with Odyssey.