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Albion is now Free to Play and not bad at all

XatericXateric Member UncommonPosts: 48
Returned to Albion - joinalbion.com for it's free to play model and was pleasantly surprised at all the new PVE and PVP content. I think they are on the right track.  The Free to Play brought back one heck of a lot of players.
madazz

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  • paulythebpaulytheb Member UncommonPosts: 349
    Mobile phone game. No thanks.

    ( Note to self-Don't say anything bad about Drizzt.)

    An acerbic sense of humor is NOT allowed here.

  • gago889gago889 Newbie CommonPosts: 18
    paulytheb said:
    Mobile phone game. No thanks.
    it's not Mobile game. It can run on your cellphone. But it's most hardcore mmorpg outthere
  • madazzmadazz Member RarePosts: 1,955
    If you support Albion Online you are supporting thieves.

    When they launched their site back in 2013 they advertised the game as the second coming of UO. They took part in forums and reddit conversations saying so as well. They stated that the game was to be one open world with absolutely no instances. They said the grinding would be absolutely minimal. They said that the game would not have zerging. They said everything player built could be stolen or destroyed, right down to housing (which I didn't get as it was supposed to be more UO like). I invested my money into the game based upon those requirements.

    It was only a little while after they sold a shit ton of founders packs based upon those false promises that they removed all mentions of UO, DAOC and Shadowbane from their site. Me and MANY others complained on their forums about the changes they suddenly made after they got our money. I requested my money back and they refused. 

    During an AMA on reddit a couple years after I called them out on the UO references. They said at no time was Ultima Online EVER written on their site. "Oh yeah?" I wrote... then provided this link:
    https://web.archive.org/web/20130304105346/http://albiononline.com/our-vision/

    First fucking paragraph ass hats. Then I provided even more links to chats and forum posts showing how they pulled a bait-and-switch. No response. AMA ended and they just took off.

    Snipped from their site:
    "a game which reduces zerging & grinding to a minimum."
    "a game which you can play on any device."
    "a game where you can loose everything you did build up."
    "We don’t want it to be a pay to win game."

    Yeah... so tons of grinding is in the game, zerging is a very big part of the game, you can't play on Linux or iOS like they stated. Houses/Farms are instanced as well as dungeons. And you can pay to advance faster than other players.

    Supporting Albion Online means supporting dirty business practices. And this is why you see the game bad mouthed so much. There are a lot of ex-UO, Shadowbane and DAOC players who were sold on another game. It was both the first and last time I ever bought a "founders" pack.

    GdemamiCuppett5
  • LobotomistLobotomist Member RarePosts: 5,788
    F2P open world full loot PK PVP game - I am not sure many people realize what that means



  • XatericXateric Member UncommonPosts: 48
    Probably not, but it has a ton of PVE as well in the safe areas.
  • XatericXateric Member UncommonPosts: 48
    paulytheb said:
    Mobile phone game. No thanks.

    It can be played on all platforms.
  • XatericXateric Member UncommonPosts: 48
    madazz said:
    If you support Albion Online you are supporting thieves.

    When they launched their site back in 2013 they advertised the game as the second coming of UO. They took part in forums and reddit conversations saying so as well. They stated that the game was to be one open world with absolutely no instances. They said the grinding would be absolutely minimal. They said that the game would not have zerging. They said everything player built could be stolen or destroyed, right down to housing (which I didn't get as it was supposed to be more UO like). I invested my money into the game based upon those requirements.

    It was only a little while after they sold a shit ton of founders packs based upon those false promises that they removed all mentions of UO, DAOC and Shadowbane from their site. Me and MANY others complained on their forums about the changes they suddenly made after they got our money. I requested my money back and they refused. 

    During an AMA on reddit a couple years after I called them out on the UO references. They said at no time was Ultima Online EVER written on their site. "Oh yeah?" I wrote... then provided this link:
    https://web.archive.org/web/20130304105346/http://albiononline.com/our-vision/

    First fucking paragraph ass hats. Then I provided even more links to chats and forum posts showing how they pulled a bait-and-switch. No response. AMA ended and they just took off.

    Snipped from their site:
    "a game which reduces zerging & grinding to a minimum."
    "a game which you can play on any device."
    "a game where you can loose everything you did build up."
    "We don’t want it to be a pay to win game."

    Yeah... so tons of grinding is in the game, zerging is a very big part of the game, you can't play on Linux or iOS like they stated. Houses/Farms are instanced as well as dungeons. And you can pay to advance faster than other players.

    Supporting Albion Online means supporting dirty business practices. And this is why you see the game bad mouthed so much. There are a lot of ex-UO, Shadowbane and DAOC players who were sold on another game. It was both the first and last time I ever bought a "founders" pack.


    I feel as though you might be a little harsh towards them, yes there is grinding but I that is going to happen in every game.

    To me it is not as bad as black Desert, Archeage or Bless as far as pay to win and a scam. But your opinion is as valid as mine.


  • DkuangDkuang Member UncommonPosts: 37
    Wonder why they went F2P to begin with? Hmm, probably because the game was a zerging grind fest of a POS game that never really stayed on track with their promises. Screw them and the game, it's a burning dumpster fire.

    Glad you're trying to do some PR for them to snag unknowing folks into the game, but this little birdie will pass. Wasted a good month on the game during launch because of a friend, such a crappy game. Well, I take that back, it's not crappy if you enjoy milling away mindlessly.
    Gdemami

    You reap what you sow.

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