Albion

Fresh off the Winter Alpha, Sandbox Interactive recently revealed its plans for the summer in Albion Online, with an emphasis on reducing the amount of zerging players tend to encounter in the game.

Hellgates will be open-world events that spawn a demon, and if players can beat the demon, they’ll enter into a five-man dungeon — along with any other player groups who also entered via a Hellgate. Small-scale PvP shenanigans inside the dungeon can then ensue.

A major rework of how resources are acquired is also in store, some of which can only be acquired by playing certain content, as well as changing certain zones “to gently encourage players to progress into unrestricted, full-loot PvP, while not frustrating the more risk-averse players.” Risk-averse players? In an open-world PvP, corpse-looting game? Who’da thunk it?

the author

Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

4 Readers Commented

Join discussion
  1. Preciel on March 19, 2015

    I lost my interest after the second alpha 🙂

  2. Preciel on March 19, 2015

    I lost my interested after the second alpha 🙂

  3. Carpazzo on March 11, 2015

    Alpha-Alpha-Alpha them will come BETA, definitely close beta first, them maybe open BETA, when this game actually launch people are not interested anymore, or already moved on to something newer or better.(Ex. Crowfall)

  4. Sub on March 10, 2015

    Summer alpha is 4 months away, maybe even longer. so don’t get too hyped.

HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY?