Gala Networks Europe and Gala-Net has announced the next content update for Allods Online. This update includes a host of fixes and tweaks alongside some significant new features, including a new mentoring system and a new sector of Astral space dedicated to free-for-all treasure hunting.
The mentoring system in Allods Online allows a new character to benefit from the guidance and knowledge of a more experienced player of the same faction and archetype. Characters over level 30 can form a special bond with any newly created, non-reincarnated character over level 6 and the entire process is managed within the game’s UI, using a special window to manage requests and to automatically match mentors with prospective apprentices. Mentors will receive a range of rewards for their efforts, including gold, anniversary coins and marks of diligence. The type and value of rewards are based on the amount of time a player spends mentoring their apprentice. The mentoring relationship ends when an apprentice reaches the same level as their mentor.
Also launching in the coming update is a new sector of Astral space for fearless Astral travelers with a lust for treasure. As a pure free-for-all with no protection for faction alliances, players enter the sector in their Astral vessels to acquire randomly-spawning treasure. As more ships enter, the chance of treasure spawning becomes more likely, but this increase in riches comes at a cost – the chance of a demon appearing also increases, turning the Astral treasure hunt into the most chaotic free-for-all possible in Astral ships, with the victors reaping the rewards. Time for each ship in the treasure hunting sector is limited, so players will have to fly carefully and pick their battles to make the most of it.
While the Astral treasure hunt and the mentoring system round off the new content for May, there is even more to come as Allods Online will celebrate the 1st anniversary of its official launching on May 11th 2012. Players can look forward to a celebration week filled with in-game events and amazing rewards, including a unique, never before seen wolf mount which will be granted to every player as a gift to mark this momentous occasion.
More detailed information on can be found on the official European and North Amercian Allods Online websites.