My brother and I are pretty close to purchasing Alpha access; We've been looking for a full loot mmo for quite some time since our last disappointment in this niche genre of full loot pvp, that being Darkfall Unholy Cluster F**k. We basically go all the way back to UO Atlantic Shard, among others like AC Darktide server, Shadowbane when it wasn't a laggy piece of shit and the list goes on. We found out about Albion online, and from what we've seen and heard, it's a Godsend, blending in a lot of the aspects I recall from UO, with purposeful guild vs guild combat as well as the player driven economy. We're basically sold, however, there was just a few concerns regarding the potential P2W aspects:
1. Micro-transactions will hopefully be done correctly because that's the companies revenue model, which is fine... My question is will there be anything that you can buy that gives a bonus to actual performance. Like an item that is no drop that gives speed bonus or some stat increase, etc.
2. Difference between premium and non-premium accounts - Is there a huge advantage of being a premium account? Is there any performance related stat-boost like more mana, health, or something of the sort?
3. Are there going to be a botting issues since there's static resource gathering nodes, etc.?
Other than that I'm pretty excited about the game.
Valyrre ig, injenu on mmo