Sandbox Done Right - Albion Online Review - MMORPG.com

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Albion Online bills itself as a sandbox MMO where players can write their own story, and for the most part this is an accurate description. Everyone starts off the same; in their underwear with no possessions at all. There's the barest bit of a tutorial to show off the basics of the systems and how everything works, and then you are off to find your own adventure.

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  • AlomarAlomar Middle EarthMember RarePosts: 840
    I'm bored senseless from these waves of theme park and instanced garbage mmo's, but unfortunately the graphics of this game, the top down camera, and the combat prevent me from having any interest.
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  • GeezerGamerGeezerGamer ChairMember EpicPosts: 7,780
    Player Driven Economy + https://albiononline.com/en/shop/#gold-21000 = Sandbox done wrong
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  • sofeenhaftsofeenhaft Member CommonPosts: 1
    Best mmo out so far. Best sandbox in all terms. Just one failure ... the ddos attacks
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  • SedrynTyrosSedrynTyros USMember EpicPosts: 1,705
    Best mmo out so far. Best sandbox in all terms. Just one failure ... the ddos attacks
    The DDOS attacks may end up destroying the game if Sandbox Interactive doesn't figure out a way to snuff them out quickly when they start.
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  • Viper482Viper482 Somewhere, FLMember RarePosts: 1,624
    Not sure how anyone can post a thorough review when the game is barely playable, if you can even login, most hours of the day.
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  • ArleeArlee Member UncommonPosts: 26

    Viper482 said:

    Not sure how anyone can post a thorough review when the game is barely playable, if you can even login, most hours of the day.



    Idk if you just have awful luck but most of the time I didn't have very many issues playing when I wanted to. Honestly the latest DDOS attacks have caused the most problems for me and trying to play.
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  • Bloodlust221Bloodlust221 Member UncommonPosts: 121
    premium status on a sandbox game lol
  • RosenborgRosenborg Member UncommonPosts: 63
    Cons:

    Leveling in higher tears is grindy

    Cry while play?
  • AvanahAvanah Member UncommonPosts: 1,274
    LOL @ System. Spelled the word "Wrong" wrong. It should read "Sandbox done WRONG". Early game it will not be evident, but once you get to Tier 6+ your freedom is gone.

    1. Solo Play is not an Option past T6.
    2. Groups/Guilds are forced if you want to get anywhere in the game.
    3. Better grind LOTS of replacement Gear.
    4. You want the best stuff? You WILL PvP!
    5. Want to lose the best stuff? You have no choice! PvP is a Must.

    I have no issue with losing all my gear (UO Pre-trammel), but this game is made to GRIND and Stock up to lose gear and make more gear...Rinse/Repeat.

    To those who still like it, I wish you lots of fun. :)

    To each their own yes? 


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  • lorddarkalorddarka fredericksburg, VAMember UncommonPosts: 10
    done right? nothing right about this pos people are like its like uo but prettier. not even close to uo this is garbage designed for a tablet.
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  • RhoklawRhoklaw Ft. Bliss, TXMember EpicPosts: 5,005
    I have an unused $100 copy of the founders pack if that's any indication of what I think about this game.
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  • JakdstripperJakdstripper British Columbia, CanadaMember UncommonPosts: 2,235
    edited August 11
    i just can't do top down fixed camera games anymore, especially mmos......just....nope.
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  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAMember LegendaryPosts: 22,530
    Rhoklaw said:
    I have an unused $100 copy of the founders pack if that's any indication of what I think about this game.
    Why did you waste $100 if you didn't like the game?



  • Viper482Viper482 Somewhere, FLMember RarePosts: 1,624

    Sovrath said:


    Rhoklaw said:

    I have an unused $100 copy of the founders pack if that's any indication of what I think about this game.


    Why did you waste $100 if you didn't like the game?



    Obviously he backed it then ended up not liking it.
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  • TimEisenTimEisen Columnist Member RarePosts: 2,958
    Its a solid foundation. Could evolve into a great MMO eventually.
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  • ExcessionExcession NottinghamMember RarePosts: 614
    Avanah said:


    1. Solo Play is not an Option past T6.
    2. Groups/Guilds are forced if you want to get anywhere in the game.



    I call BS.

    I am in a guild, it is my main and my two alts, I play solo all the time.
    I am in a mix of tier 6 and 7 gear, I spend around 60% of my play time in black zones, solo.

    Is it easier in a guild/group? probably, but you are by no means forced to group or guild up to get anywhere.
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  • Octagon7711Octagon7711 Chicago, ILMember EpicPosts: 5,326
    I don't like that top down view either.

    "Change is the only constant."

  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAMember LegendaryPosts: 22,530
    Viper482 said:

    Sovrath said:


    Rhoklaw said:

    I have an unused $100 copy of the founders pack if that's any indication of what I think about this game.


    Why did you waste $100 if you didn't like the game?



    Obviously he backed it then ended up not liking it.
    IF that's the case then that's where I have a disconnect with all of this. I generally don't give money to things I haven't tried or that there are gray areas that might contribute to me not liking a game.

    How much money must players throw away each year?!?!?!
    Xarko



  • hfztthfztt GlostrupMember UncommonPosts: 1,196
    edited August 11


    premium status on a sandbox game lol



    EVE? Same thing. And in both games, not really an issue. Playing well works so much better than trying to Pay2Win, which mostly will end in tears in full loot games.
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  • TarzanGreenTarzanGreen Member UncommonPosts: 14
    Those founder items were worthless to begin with so no loss there.

    IMO anything other than PvP in a group is boring.
    Even that is not so good.
    Ozmodan
  • 3dom3dom MordorMember UncommonPosts: 85
    DO NOT BUY it - at least till October when population will drop: servers are overloaded and go belly up every few hours even without DDoS. And they don't just turn off and on on the same "historical moment" - they often rollback characters for 20-30 minutes and sometimes it happens twice during one hour.
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  • joezhudarakjoezhudarak Member UncommonPosts: 8
    i rarelly have issues playing Albion, i can log in every night and play, maybe i´m a lucky guy
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  • Tiamat64Tiamat64 Member RarePosts: 739
    Weeee, that sweet fresh honeymoon smell...

    I wonder how things will be another month or so from now.
    Ozmodan
  • KajidourdenKajidourden Panama City, FLMember RarePosts: 1,309

    ARPG combat in an MMO?  Nah, I'm good.

  • KyleranKyleran Paradise City, FLMember LegendaryPosts: 25,817
    Sovrath said:
    Viper482 said:

    Sovrath said:


    Rhoklaw said:

    I have an unused $100 copy of the founders pack if that's any indication of what I think about this game.


    Why did you waste $100 if you didn't like the game?



    Obviously he backed it then ended up not liking it.
    IF that's the case then that's where I have a disconnect with all of this. I generally don't give money to things I haven't tried or that there are gray areas that might contribute to me not liking a game.

    How much money must players throw away each year?!?!?!
    I bought in last year,  purchased the lowest  tier to try it out and currently am holding on playing until things stabilize.

    As I could upgrade at any time to a higher tier I saw  no advantage to spending more until I tried it.

    I had a bit of fun but as I play for mostly for progression I set it aside until after launch.

    I was able to determine it wasn't a game I'd want to invest more into, at least until it went live when I would definitely pay for premium.

    If I really got into it multiple accounts are definitely on the table if I can see clear benefit to doing so.


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