After two weeks since the start of Albion Online’s Closed Beta, the medieval sandbox MMORPG has hit the 60,000 Founders mark, according to the latest press release from Albion Online studio Sandbox Interactive. For the occasion, the developers have prepared a neat infographic showing off some interesting user statistics such as how many guilds, buildings and PvP kills appeared throughout the first two weeks of the Closed Beta, and the number of countries Albion’s Founders are based in.
“It is an amazing feeling to reach this milestone and have so many people enjoying your fruits of labor”, said Christian Ziegert, Head of Operations at Sandbox Interactive “We are grateful for all the support of our Founders and we will continue working closely with our community to keep improving Albion Online further.”
One of three Founder’s Packs – Veteran, Epic or Legendary is required to access Albion Online’s Closed Beta, each of which grants the player increasing amounts of Premium status time, extra gold, in-game Founder-only gear and more.
Albion Online has just started closed beta and here’s a brief look at the economy system. Like other traditional MMORPGs, Albion Online features player-driven economy.
Need a break from fighting for your life, but still want to support your guild? Retire to your own private island off the coast of Albion and build and maintain a farm, including crops and animals, with a whole new set of buildings. Generate food to fuel your guild’s war efforts, or even just sell on the market for a profit!
Discover, Gather, Hunt
To erect the greatest cities and smith the most deadly weapons requires resources, and plenty of them. Search far and wide to find the very rarest, most prized materials. But be on your guard – your enemies will be looking too!
Craft your own armor and weapons
A player forges their own destiny! Be it a mighty set of armor, a magic staff or a set of sturdy tools – all items are crafted by you in our player-driven economy, so take up position at the anvil and get smithing!
Haul your goods around the world
There are many ways to transport goods across the vast world of Albion. So load up your trusty pack mule and set off on your way! Be warned, though, a full carriage is slow, and an easy target for thieves – be prepared to protect your cargo!
Trade your goods at local marketplaces
Have more resources and items than you know what to do with? Or are you looking for a particular kind of blade? Take yourself to the nearest marketplace – plenty of traders await you there, and you’re sure to find what you’re looking for!
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Albion Online has updated its farming system in order to make food and potion production more robust. The biggest change in the free-to-play game’s update has to do with players now being able to procure items needed to make potions by growing them.
Instead of waiting on rare drops for alchemic recipes, players can now grow all herbs in the herb-garden. The system functions similarly to farming, and the herbs grown will be used to brew one of seven different types of potions having the following effects:
A short heal over time effect
A short energy over time effect
A flask to revive an incapacitated ally
A strong increase of your defense values
A slowing field created at your feet
A potion that increases the regeneration of spell use
A potion that instantly removes negative effects
Food is grown on farmland, and also obtained by breeding and butchering animals for raw meat. Raw ingredients can then be converted into six different types of food, each having three tiers.
Soup. Increases Health Regeneration outside of combat
Salad. Increases crafting speed and quality
Pie. Increases maximum load and gathering speed
Omelette. Reduces cooldown periods and casting times
Stew. Gives a bonus to combat damage
Sandwiches. Increase your maximum health
More information on Albion Online’s system overhauls and Closed Beta test is available on the official site.