Attention! For playing on hat you need to install new game client (3.5 dated 02.11.20), which you can find in section Files. If after auto-update you can't enter into game, download patch from this link. If you experience problems with cursor and game lags, then download and unpack into game root folder DDwrapperand set Windows XP SP3 compatibiliy for allods2.exe.
Stepan if you step into a shop and then you exit the game clicking alt F4 then your character will exit the shop and will be visible again - alternate solution you can just play another game until the map ends.
Softcore = PvE - the mode when people cannot fight each other
@tinamu, I think the only way - is to run into shop or inn, and then alt-f4, wait for 5 mins and join another map.
For myself I also decided, that it's more important to improve experience, rather than buy new artifacts.