ALBION ONLINE OVERHAULS SEVERAL SYSTEMS FOR ITS FINAL BETA

Is everyone super-excited about Albion Online’s final beta test coming next month? Not only is there something magical about the word “final” in game development, but the fact is that this beta will come stocked with new and reworked features as well.

One of those revamped concepts is the new destiny board. The devs said that players should find this new version of the character build screen most welcome: “The destiny board is undergoing several changes, making it easier to unlock items while still requiring time and effort to become a powerful specialist. Gatherers and refiners will also have more options to specialize at the tier of their choice.”

With the August 1st patch, players will also see immensely powerful artifact weapons, the ability to change up spells on the go, and a revamped enchantment system.

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ALBION ONLINE PREMIUM FOUNDER PACKS GIVEAWAY (WORTH $200)

MMOBomb and Sandbox Interactive have teamed up to give our users 2 limited Albion Online Founder Packs ($49,95 each) plus 1 Legendary pack to unlock ($99,95) each containing a premium account, closed beta access, gold, items and more. That’s nearly $200 worth of gods! To get this exclusive pack, you just need to follow the instructions below:

HOW TO GET A ALBION ONLINE FOUNDER PACK:

1. It´s easy, you just need to Register on MMOBomb and if you like this giveaway follow us on social networks like Facebook, Youtube or Twitter (if you don´t use any social network, it’s ok).

2. Complete the following sentence: “I want a Albion Online Founder Pack because… ”. Leave your sentence in the comments below, please make sure you use the email address you signed up for MMOBomb with. This is really important, if you do it with another email you won’t be eligible to receive your prize.

We’ll select the 3 lucky MMOBombers on September, 29 (2014), we’ll be picking and notifying the winners via email, so please use a valid e-mail and check your accounts.

LUCKY WINNERS:

– Dahrien
– Matthew
– Jack

NOTE:

Results may take a few days to be announced after the end of the giveaway.

Albion Online Launches First Content Update

Albion Online is still in closed beta, yet the game’s first content update has already gone live! Called Aurelius, the update brings quality of life improvements, new dungeons, new spells, and much more!

Quality of Life

With the Aurelius update come a whole bunch of usability and user interface improvements. These improvements include a forced combat mode, which makes sure there’ll be no more accidental gathering or looting while in combat. Players can now also move by right-clicking on a destination. You will now be able to get to your destination without any distractions.

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The newly introduced Spell Ready Highlight will make sure you no longer miss your spells when they’re ready. More chat channels are implemented as well, such as the Guild recruiting and major languages channels. Last but not least, an automatic retry or cluster exit will save players a lot of running, as they don’t have to run in and out of the exit area anymore.

Content

Albion Online will have no shortage of dungeons with this update, as plenty of them are spread throughout Albion, populated by the Keepers, with some of them now having multiple entrances from different clusters.

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Explore tree dungeon themes: Temple, Residence, and Mushroom Cave.

Encounter three new mobs: Knifelings, Marksmen, and Rainmakers.

Three new bosses waiting for bold adventurers: Seer Gallifax, Chieftain, and Old Grandpa.

New gateway system: certain gateway mobs spawn a portal to a deeper, more dangerous dungeon when killed.

You can read more about the new dungeon types here. To help battle the new mobs, ten new spells and abilities have been added, from a charging blade for swordfighters to an all-new AoE attack for the Crossword. There’s also a Christmas special, in which the cold-blooded Uncle Frost roams Albion’s dungeons and drops Christmas hats for those strong enough to best him! You can also start snowball fights in Albion Online’s festively illuminated cities and shoot fireworks.

More information on the Aurelius update and what the future of Albion Online will look like can be found on the official Albion Online website.

Cross Platform MMORPG Albion Online Gets First Lore Book

As one of 2P’s most anticipated mobile MMORPG in 2016, the cross platform title Albion Online has caught much attention. Albion Online and published fantasy author Peter Newman have teamed up to dive deep into the world of Albion and published an exciting novel about the ventures of its inhabitants in both paperback and eBook formats.

The book not only tells the tale of Albion Online’s world, but it also includes the adventures of some players and guilds from the actual game. It will give you a great opportunity to roam and delve into the lands of Albion even when taking some time off from playing the game itself.

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Albion Online has only been in closed beta for a couple months, and you can visit our hub for more details. If you want to jump in now, you can buy one of the premium accounts on its official site.

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ALBION ONLINE PREVIEWS A LEARNING POINT REWORK

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The original purpose of Albion Online‘s learning point system was to create a balance mechanism for players with varying amounts of time to spend in the game. All well and good, but it caused another problem insofar as players could level up to a new tier and then wind up stuck there for an extended period of time. So the new version of the system makes learning points a bonus to acquire skills faster rather than the core mechanism for skills.

Learning points now acts as a quick way to level up to the next tier of fame, while fame requirements have been increased by a large amount. The net result is that hardcore players can still grind away after spending learning points, but it’ll be much slower going, and the gap between players who can grind and those who cannot remains small. It’s an interesting revision to the system, and players will have a chance to take it for a spin during the game’s closed beta.

ALBION ONLINE DETAILS THE CREATION OF FROGS

 

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If you see a frog hopping around in your MMO of choice, you probably don’t think about it too much. Either it’s just a bit of background decoration or it’s exactly what you need to kill if you want to farm up crafting supplies. Albion Online will not introduce you to a whole new world of frog simulation and elaborate new frontiers in amphibian interaction, but it is adding frogs into its swamp biome, and the most recent development diary explains how frogs went from an idea to a reality.

All right, it was more a progression where the idea of a toad became an idea of a frog and then an animated reality of a frog, but the important point is that it’s the process of creating a frog. There are even a few bits of sample hopping frog animation included. In the unlikely event that you think about frogs a lot, this may be the most important development diary you read all day.

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Albion Online Introduces Upgradable Islands

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In preparation for the closed beta of the first true cross-platform sandbox MMORPG Albion Online this November, developer Sandbox Interactive continues to bring good news to the fans of the Albion Universe – one of the most unique features, Albion’s system of Private Islands, receives a highly anticipated ‘upgrade’. After listening to community requests to expand upon the idea, the developers decided to improve the player experience by introducing different island levels with additional building and farming plots, as well as a broader variety of decorative options so that players can customize the environment.

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In the major cities, players can purchase Private Islands as a hideaway place, where they can build houses and workshops, even decorate and farm. With the new system, the number of farming and building plots can now be increased with an investment of Silver. The upgrade clears off the rubble and any other obstructions allowing to expand the area which offers numerous opportunities on improving player’s own little private haven. A total of five levels of Private Islands is in the works, each providing different customization options for the player to make these habitats truly unique.