Short rant on The King’s Avatar

Master of Skill _ The King's Avatar _ Quan Zhi Gao Shou

If you know me, you know how much I like my anime to be close to reality. No, no, I’m okay with fantasy shit as well, but still…keep some things real.

This might be the main reason for which I’m not into MMORPG-inspired series. I find them dull and lacking humor, the story is always the same (defeat the big boss) and I’m not really attracted to prolonged fighting scenes (unless they’re super awesome such as, let’s say, Dragon Ball ones)

Anywhore, I think it was January’s Loot Anime crate that came with Log Horizon novel, I gave it a try, it was not horrible and, as such, I decided it was time for me to hop on to this trend as well. With King’s Avatar.

“In the multiplayer online game Glory, Ye Xiu, is well known as the Textbook level expert and a top-tier player. Due to a series of circumstances, he was forcefully expelled out of his professional team. After leaving the pro gaming scene, he resides at an Internet Café employed as one of the managers. When Glory launches the tenth server, he throws himself into the game once more, equipped with ten years of gaming experience, memories of the past and an incomplete self-made weapon. His journey back to the top begins. After plotting and scheming, who took away my glory? Under the influence of the storm, my hopes will never be shattered. In its magnificence, the path will not be lost, for I, will return!”

Source: MU

So what did I expect? A more normal approach to a gamer’s life. A slice of life packed with some action scenes? What did I get? Frustration, mostly.

1 Who the fuck fires their best player?

It looks like Xiu Ye is the best Glory player in the world if 468431 guilds were unable to kill him together. So why would his team fire him? What’s the logic behind this? Oooh, 0006068a_736800it’s because his team did not have enough records. Oh, no shit. So they take him down instead of looking at the big nose guy. That makes sense.

But wait, they say it’s because he’s old. Are you fucking kidding me? Is he a model or something? An athlete? HE’S NOT EVEN 30 FOR FUCK’S SAKE.

But hey, I guess they needed a reason to unfold the story line and that was the best excuse they could think of.

2 What kind of game is Glory?

MMORPG, sure. I’m not so much into that, but I’ve played some WoW in my youth. But how advanced is it really? How many combos can that game support? How does that 21ba6f05a54c2e611840e6004e7cf9e597dca1b7_hqgame allow the players to do WHATEVER THE FUCK THEY WANT with their character?

Ok, I understand that’s possible in Log fucking Horizon where they were inside the game, but really? Is this how they imagine a real game acts like? Just…enter this game and do whatever, my friend. I don’t fucking care that there are no controls for what you want to do and that you can’t possibly program a character in such a way. But you do you. Just spam that fucking caps lock until you get what you want. You deserve it. You are God Ye.

3 Gringy 3D scenes

Why, for fuck’s sake? The animation is great. The battle scenes are so smooth and nicely flowing. Why would you pack your background with disgusting 3D characters that look like absolute shit?

I get very very mad whenever I see bad 3D in anime. I honestly think they are better off with a static, plain background rather than DESTROYING my eyes with that buttfuckery.

4 This system way too unrealistic

Let’s put the game aside for one minute. Are these people aware of how competitive gaming works? Why would they make Ye claim that he has retired instead of saying he was fired? Why did he not receive more media coverage if that was so important and he was so popular? Why did he not receive other offers from teams that were lower than Existential Era or whatever that team was called? I am just so pissed.


I’ve watched 12 episodes of this game. 13, if you count the fact that I had to re-watch the first one to see why the fuck did they fire Ye. I still can’t tell the difference between male characters irl. There’s the dark haired guys (Ye and the rest, fuck knows their name) and the blonde guys AND THEY ALL LOOK THE SAME TO ME.


I know what follows – you’re gonna tell me not to take this so literally, that it’s just an anime, that I did not pay enough attention, that I should just enjoy it as it is.

I’m not saying that it’s a bad series and it’s not worth watching. It is entertaining even tho’ there’s hardly any development (the whole series is made to prove that Xiu Ye is a very good player and he doesn’t accomplish much aside from some event records), it is beautifully animated and, overall, not bad.

But that doesn’t stop me, Ruki, to complain about the fact that this is so unrealistic it makes me not want to watch another MMORPG-inspired series ever again.

And to think I even got past the Chinese thing.

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15 Responses to Short rant on The King’s Avatar

  1. marthaurion says:

    i think the animation wasnt really clear on it, but this is my take: excellent era was doing poorly in tournaments recently and ye xiu was a player who was notorious for actively refusing to cater to sponsors and do advertisement. so from a management perspective, he was a player who made no money captaining a team that was losing.

    i agree that glory seems like an unrealistic game, but it reminded me a bit of the pvp in the first guild wars game. you could dodge attacks based on how you moved your character and the timing your skill activation mattered.

    as for why ye xiu was forced to retire, he still had like 6 months on his contract or something. the team offered to make him a trainer for the remainder of his contract knowing that he wouldnt take the offer. he also didnt have the money to buy his way out of the contract, so they forced him to retire (and forfeit his ability to compete against them on another team for a year). as for why there’s no media coverage on him, i got nothing on that. in today’s esports, we know the faces of even the lowest-tier players in a popular game.

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    • Ruki says:

      You know what? Fuck me sideways. That makes so much sense. I completely forgot about his contract. Thank you for this.

      Also, the ‘not making enough money’ excuse is also bullshit. I don’t think it was his decision to make as he was not the team’s manager.

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      • marthaurion says:

        i cant remember the scene from the animation, but i think the manhua made it sound like ye xiu realized that it was a decision from all of the team’s executives. still a pretty bullshit excuse, but im assuming it was supposed to set an “evil corporate” identity

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        • Ruki says:

          I kept thinking about it.The ‘force him to retire’ could have been easily avoided. There’s this thing called mutual agreement when you want to end a contract. Wasn’t it more moral to use that and each of them could set up some clauses to all their benefit?
          But, like you said, it wouldn’t have looked nice for the ‘evil corporate’.
          Such a ’90s theme…

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          • marthaurion says:

            i think the point was to portray the team as a business looking out for profit, not for the good of the players. id say that’s not an unrealistic representation. im not sure i really see the point about a mutual agreement. a contract by its nature is a mutual agreement. ye xiu could have continued to fulfill his contract as a trainer for the team, but he chose to leave. he’s really the one breaking the agreement, not the company.

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            • Ruki says:

              While I completely understand your point here, think about the fact that their contract must have been signed for a certain position. And I don’t mean team captain, but a player. Under these terms, unless clearly specified, it would mean they would have to sign a new contract or at least an additional paper for the new position of trainer. So you can’t say that Ye was the one who broke the contract – they could’ve pulled a Cinderella on him and made him be the janitor if so.

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              • marthaurion says:

                it’s hard to say without knowing the specifics. i would find it fairly reasonable for a team to hire a player to act as a member of that team, not specifically to play on the starting roster. that way, they can be shifted as needed based on performance. im sure excellent era has plenty of players who are part of the team that never play in tournaments. the trainer thing was basically offering a separate position on the team, which ye xiu refused. he probably didnt want to be part of the team that took his character away from him.

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                • Ruki says:

                  Do you think that someone who plays in the main/public team would have such a flimsy contract?
                  Also, another thing that pissed me off, but forgot to mention? Why would they take his character? Actually, no. Not that. Why would they give his character to somebody else? The character you create is the definition of your in game self. How did the blonde guy accept, even?

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                  • marthaurion says:

                    i dont see why not. i wouldnt be surprised if that were the case. he’s effectively acting as an alternate helping the team practice.

                    im not sure on the character thing. i assume the team owns his character or something. hard to say. since his character was so powerful, it would make sense for them to want to keep it and for sun xiang to want to use it

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                    • Ruki says:

                      Maybe that’s just another one of Glory’s magical mechanics and features. Maybe it allows players to change their character completely after 5 years of playing. And by that I mean name and appearance, ’cause it’s not likely they would want to change the skills if it was so powerful and well balanced. But, yet again, another unrealistic thing.
                      And yeah, I don’t think the main players of a team work under the same contract as, you know, everybody else. They’re supposed to be their face and all that.

                      Again, I’m not saying the show was bad. After all, I wouldn’t have watched it if it were, but there are these things that bug me because I would have liked a more realistic approach to things.

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                    • marthaurion says:

                      i think the character itself is exactly the same. i absolutely understand your sentiment that a character is something you build yourself to act as an online identity. this is even more so for ye xiu, who doesnt have much of a real-life personality. but from a professional standpoint, i dont see why a team would care about that. they would just want a character that performs well to remain on the team, regardless of who controls it.

                      i guess i see the main players of the team differently. i see them as regular players on the team who have elevated to a status of “regular”. that’s the kind of thing that you wouldnt have to specify with a new contract. it seems as simple as “your status as a regular is determined by your performance in matches”.

                      nah, i understand. im probably coming off as too sympathetic for the corporation running the team. of course, i think that what they’ve done is scummy, but im more trying to make the point that their actions make sense from a corporate point of view.


  2. Tessa says:

    I enjoyed this honestly I did, I can fully get behind quite a bit of your ranting and perhaps we will get more of an explanation if they do a second season. Although this had some issues I still found it better than SAO. P.s I’ll be adding this to my weekly round up post (^^,)

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